Hinagiku Katsura

桂ヒナギク, Hina,Muteki-senpai

Age: 15, and turns 16 with the passage of time. Height: 161 cm Weight: 45 kg Blood type: O Birthday: March 3 Hinagiku is the current student council president, and kendo club president at Hakuou Academy, the school that Nagi, Isumi, and eventually Hayate attends. She is fifteen (later sixteen) and is an expert with swords, specifically kendo. She first meets Hayate when he gets lost on the huge Hakuou campus and invites him to the top of the clocktower, where only student council elites are allowed. She allows Hayate to call her by her first name and also seems to be infatuated by Hayate and his attractive personality. Hinagiku is sometimes referred to as being rather masculine for a girl by other characters in the series. Miki suggests this is because Hinagiku is seen as being "cooler" than the boys, and the fact that she was rather domineering at a younger age. Her athleticism, competitiveness, and leadership position all also probably contribute to this view. Despite having such strong traits, Hinagiku is actually terrified of heights.

It is later revealed that Hinagiku suffers from a past nearly identical to that of Hayate. She, along with her sister, had also been abandoned by their biological parents who left them with a debt of 80 million yen (approximately $660,000 US) shortly before Hinagiku's sixth birthday. Following this, her sister, Yukiji, managed to pay off the debt, and the two of them went to live with the Katsura family, as Mr. Katsura had been Yukiji's elementary school teacher.

In episode 13 of Hayate no Gotoku Season 2, the final episode of 'Hinagiku Arc', Hinagiku finally realizes that she is deeply in love with Hayate. This is parallel to the manga at chapter 98.

In the 4th season, she now resides at Nagi's dormitory as one of the tenants.

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