Hinata Hakamada
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Name in Japanese 袴田 ひなた
Romaji Translation Hakamada Hinata
Nickname/s Hina
Innocent Charm
Voice Actor (Japanese) Yui Ogura
Voice Actor (English) Stephanie Sheh
Personal Info
Gender Female
Birthday 3 March (Pisces)
Class 6-C
Class Job Animal Care
Team/s Keishin (Girls)
Number 8
Position Point Guard

Small Forward (Episode 11 onwards)

Height 131cm (4'4")
Blood Type O
Media Appearances
Anime Debut Here Comes an Elementary School Student! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Hinata Hakamada (袴田 ひなた Hakamada Hinata?) is the smallest of the girls who often talks in a way like "Oh~" or "Ah~" (messed up sound effects) and has a huge collection of plush toys. Despite looking like she is the most innocent and naive of the team, sometimes her behavior suggests otherwise.

She has an overprotective, younger sister named Kagetsu who later joins her team.

The rival boys basketball team captain Natsuhi happens to have a tiny crush on her, but she never views him in a romantic way.

Character OverviewEdit


Hinata has silky and light-pink hair extends to her knees and is slightly curly at the end, also has pink-purple irises and white skin. Her most striking feature is the tiny figure, smallest in five girls, although she has an one-year younger sister named Kagetsu.

Although small in size, Hinata is surprisingly well-endowed (for her age).

In first volume of light novel, Subaru describes Hinata as "a French doll that comes alive". And her appearance in light novel (in illustrations) is more matured than her counterparts in animation and comic adaptations.


Generally, Hinata is a sweet and innocent girl. Similar to Maho, she is outgoing, energetic and happy-go-lucky, processing a rather bizarre way of viewing the world. But comparing with Maho, Hinata is very well-behaved.

Hinata also processes traits of "naturally dull", being air-headed in most occasions.

Hinata views Subaru as a big-brother-like figure, and doesn't mind making physical contacts with him (also partly for she's too air-headed), as seen she loves hugging him and being carried on his back, and her "Koala Attack" of fan-service, even wants to sleep with him on same bed. However like all girls in the team, Hinata also has feelings to Subaru, and becomes slightly anxious if Subaru gets too close to other girls, especially in Episode 4 and Episode 7 of first season, she eagerly wants to know if Subaru has feelings to her, when he "confesses" to Airi.

Being the elder one of Hakamada sisters, Hinata cares about her little sibling, Kagetsu, very much. She will do anything to make Kagetsu happy as long as she doesn't interfere her personal life.


Hinata is the smallest and least skilled player on the team. However, she greatly developed over time and was able to come up with techniques against bigger opponents.

She lacks stamina and endurance at the beginning, but is able to catch up as her training progresses, even capable of passing trials posted by her sister Kagetsu, who is an amateur marathoner.

Among them is her reverse layup over Suzuridani's Center in the 10th episode of the 2nd season. [1] Since many defenders are not used to guarding smaller players, Hinata can just go right through them and she can either layup the ball over the defenders or pass it to an open teammate.


  • Due to being favored by all the boys in her class and her innocent looks and naivete, Touko Hatano nicknames her "Innocent Charm" (イノセント・チャーム Inosento Chāmu, lit. "Naive devilish innocence").
  • Hinata might look like the youngest of the girls, but she is actually the 2nd youngest, being born in March (due to the fact that in Japan, schools start term in April). She is still 11 though. People stay on her height of the 1st season.
  • Hinata is good in water, capable of achieving a high speed of swimming by Dog Paddle.
  • She seems having a special liking to Airi's chest, especially in animation and comic adaptations.
  • Hinata (ひなた) is a common name for Japanese girls, and it is often written in Hiragana. When using Kanji, this name can be scripted as "向日葵 (sunflower / ひまわり / himawari)", roughly same as Aoi (葵), or "日向 / 陽向 (Facing the sun)". Chinese translation of Ro-Kyu-Bu! chooses 日向 to be Hinata's given name.
  • Hinata self-addresses as Hina, which has a different meaning, Hina (ひな) can be written as "雛" in kanji, means "juvenile", "hatchling" or "youngling". It also can be written as "陽菜", another common name for Japanese girls.
  • Hinata inherits much of the physical traits from their mother, while Kagetsu is a look-a-like of their father.
  • Despite looking young, Hinata's personally marches specifications of those girls who belong to category of "attractive, matured elder sisters" in a visual novel, who "seduce" male protagonists from time to time.


See Hinata Hakamada/Gallery.


  1. Episode 12