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Overview

Hikawa Hina is a third-year student and the student council president at Haneoka Girls' High School, as well as the guitarist of Pastel*Palettes. She is the younger, more bright-eyed twin of Sayo.

She has a habit of describing things with unusual ideophones such as run' (るん) or pipitsu (ピピツ).

Hina became a member of Pastel*Palettes after she passed an audition, and at first claimed to be in the band only to kill time, but after spending time with the other members (and thanks to Aya's efforts) she got more invested in it.

Appearance

Like her sister Sayo, Hina has sharp green eyes and light, wavy teal hair. However, her bangs are brushed towards the right, and her hair is shoulder-length. Sections of her hair are worn on either side in a braid held by tiny yellow bows.

Her casual attire is fairly tomboyish, featuring pants or shorts and a gingham jacket worn on, or around her waist. During performances, however, she wears frilly and feminine outfits, keeping in theme with the other band members.

Personality

A natural genius with an impeccable memory, Hina can acquire and master new skills very quickly, often even with just one attempt; as a result, she tends to get bored of things quickly and is always looking out for new and interesting (or as she says, boppin'♪) things to do, as well as be intrigued by things she doesn't understand. She is very cheerful and carefree, but her relaxed mindset also makes her unable to understand other people's emotions, and as such doesn't sometimes notice if she's insulting them. With this, Hina is also very candid, always being honest and sure of both herself and her actions, though at times she ends up being more blunt than honest. She also likes teasing her friends, especially Aya, and can be a troublemaker sometimes.  

Unlike Sayo, who dislikes being a twin, Hina seems to embrace it. She is very supportive of her sister and loves her regardless of how she treats her, but they often get into arguments due to their conflicting personalities. To add to this Hina wants to do most things together with her, but this ultimately has led to Sayo quitting most of her hobbies as she felt like Hina was just copying her and then always did it better than her, thus feeding into her inferiority complex more. However, as the story goes on, the two start getting along again and both Hina and Sayo start understanding each other more, and Sayo getting embarrassed each time Hina expresses just how much she loves her.

Game Interactions

A list of characters Hina interacts with in the game (during Lives and in the dialogues at the end of every game).

Aya (icon)Chisato (icon)Maya (icon)Eve (icon)Tae (icon)Ran (icon)Moca (icon)Sayo (icon)Lisa (icon)Ako (icon)Kokoro (icon)Kaoru (icon)Misaki (icon)Nanami (icon)PAREO (icon)

Videos

Pastel*Palettes 氷川日菜 自己紹介動画

Pastel*Palettes 氷川日菜 自己紹介動画

Character Introduction「Pastel*Palettes」Hina Hikawa

Character Introduction「Pastel*Palettes」Hina Hikawa

Etymology

Hikawa (氷川): Hi (氷) means "ice" and Kawa (川) means "river".

Hina (日菜): Hi (日) means "sun, sunlight, daytime" and Na (菜) means "greens".

Trivia

  • Hina attends Roselia's shows to watch her sister perform, but when she's caught and told not to, she attends their shows in disguise[1].
  • She has the same height as Kasumi, Tsugumi, Aya, and Kanon, since she and Aya are the only members of Pastel*Palettes to match their height.
  • She can quickly remember slightly difficult things due to her genius nature, like a scenario log or sheet music[2][3].
    • In Roselia's Band Story, it's also mentioned that Hina always gets the highest test scores.
    • Despite the aforementioned facts, she is bad with map symbols[4].
  • In one of her character lines, she admitted that she likes volleyball and is pretty good at it.
  • The English translations of her two most common ideophones are boppin' and zappin'.
  • She is the only member of her own school's Astronomy Club similar to Kokoro. She adds that other girls at Haneoka refer to it as "The Weirdos Club", deterring any potential new members[5][6].
  • Hina's bright personality is hinted in her name as "Hi" (日) means both "Day" and "Sun", while Sayo's name contains the kanji for "Night" (夜) in it, furthering the contrast between the twins.
  • After the The Mole Person☆Transport Mission! event, she became interested in extraterrestrial and supernatural beings and cryptids[7].

References

  1. File:Loading Screen Comic 057.jpg
  2. File:Loading Screen Comic 035.jpg
  3. Lounge Conversation (Hina x Chisato x Maya): Have You Been Reading?
  4. Hina x Sayo - Shopping Mall: What are you groaning about?
  5. Wish Upon a Tanzaku/Event Story
  6. The One and Only Me/Card Story#Episode
  7. I Can't Wait Anymore!/Card Story#Episode

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