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Please don't worry about it, MeiMei. You handle everything so flawlessly, ever since we were small, I've never been able to be much of assistance. It made me a bit lonely. That's why nothing would make me happier than to be of use to you

Himeko to Mei, in Plus chapter 1.[1]

Himeko Momokino (桃木野 姫子 Momokino Himeko?) is the Student Council vice-president and She is Mei's best friend.

AppearanceEdit

Himeko Full

Himeko's full appearance, in her school uniform.

Himeko is a teenage girl of short stature, with her most noticeable feature being her thick and bushy eyebrows. Her plum hair (black in the anime) is tied up in two short twin ringlets. Her eyes are magenta (dark purple in the anime). In school, she wears a neat uniform, yet outside of the academy she dresses in extravagant dresses and over-the-top outfits. She is rarely seen wearing anything casual.

PersonalityEdit

She has a rather stuck-up and stubborn personality, and despises people who don't follow the school regulations, the most common objects of her disapproval being Yuzu Aihara and Harumi Taniguchi. Despite taste for sticking to the rules, she seems to enjoy lolita fashion, as she is usually seen wearing that kind of fashion when not in school.[citation needed]

She gets extremely jealous and over protective of Mei, and absolutely abhors Yuzu's close relationship with Mei. It is popularly believed that Momokino harbors intense romantic feelings for Mei, and often emphasizes her relationship Mei by continuously referring to the fact that they were both childhood friends. Despite her seemingly possessive-like personality, she does have Mei's best interests at heart as she begrudgingly accepts Yuzu's attraction towards Mei, however, that does not stop her from frequently complaining about Yuzu's constant breaking of school rules.[citation needed] She's also scaredy, quickly clinging to Mei after hearing Suzuran's screech (although claiming to be protecting Mei).[3]

Anime & Manga Differences Edit

Episode 1

  • In the Anime her eyebrows are not as thick and bushy as there are in the manga.
  • in the anime She make her first appearance as Yuzu is getting reprimanded by Kayo for breaking several school rules without knowing. while in the manga she doesn't make her appearance until sisterly love?.

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 8

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Misc.Edit

TriviaEdit

  • In Japanese media (such as anime and manga), characters of high social standing, such as Himeko herself, are commonly depicted with ringlets.
  • Despite being the first to find out about Yuzu's crush on Mei, Himeko appears to be unaware of it in the Drama CD. Additionally, she continues flirting with Mei,[4] but she seems to be aware that Yuzu and Mei are dating, as she was unsurprised when Matsuri said so.[5]
Chapter 1 Himeko

Compare Himeko's first appearance in Chapter 1.

Chapter 32 Himeko

With one of her latest appearances, in Chapter 32.

  • Although it could be due to drawing inconsistencies or evolution in Saburo Uta's art style, Himeko's eyebrows appear to be becoming thicker.

EtymologyEdit

  • "Himeko" (姫子?) means "princess child".
  • "Momokino" (桃木野?) means "peach tree field".

ReferencesEdit

  1. Citrus Plus Manga: Plus chapter 1, page 12-13
  2. Citrus Manga: Chapter 30, page 30
  3. Citrus Manga Chapter 26, page 36
  4. Citrus Manga Chapter 26, Page 32
  5. Citrus Manga Chapter 33, page 7

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