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Hikari Horaki (洞木ヒカリ, "Horaki Hikari") is a fictional character from the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Hikari has shoulder length brown hair. She ties them in two pigtails at the back of her head with rubber bands adorned with two purple balls. She has fair skin and has freckles under her eyes. She is seen wearing her school uniform, which consists of a white shirt adorned with a red bow, a blue dress, brown shoes, and white socks.
In Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, Hikari is an adult woman who dress very plainly, she wears sometimes a light beige tunic with a grey coat over it and black socks. She styles her hair in a single low ponytail, but changes it in a bun when carrying Tsubame Suzuhara in a cloth strap. She also wears a blue jeans pants.
Story[edit | edit source]
Hikari is less prominent in Rebuild of Evangelion, appearing in a few scenes in Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. The Rebuild version Hikari isn't as close friends with Asuka Langley Shikinami, in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance when Hikari asks Asuka Shikinami if they can eat together, Asuka accepts but says that she isn't going to share her food, Hikari smiles and shows her bento box. She is last seen being shielded by Tōji from missile explosions during the Tenth Angel's attack on Tokyo-3.
In Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, Hikari is an adult and lives in the survivor's village, with her husband Toji and her father Bunzaemon Horaki. Hikari and Toji have a baby daughter, called Tsubame Suzuhara. Like the others, she is friendly to Shinji and Rei, but realizes the Rei clone is not the same they used to know, and gives her the name "lookalike". Rei is very curious at this child, and Hikari explains she needs her milk to grow. Hikari takes an active part in orientating Rei, helping her to understand village life and find a place in the community.
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION[edit | edit source]
Hikari and her sisters, Kodama Horaki and Nozomi Horaki, appears in episode 31 of the kids train mecha TV anime Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION. They give a car ride to main Shinkalion protagonist Hayato Hayasugi. The cameo is notable for being Kodama and Nozomi's first on-screen appearances in any Evangelion-related media. Junko Iwao, Hikari's voice actress in the Evangelion TV anime, voices her and her sisters during the episode.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hikari and her sisters Kodama and Nozomi are named after the three services of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen. Nozomi is the fastest train, followed by Hikari, and Kodama is the slowest.
- The name "Horaki" (洞木) Comes from the novel The Fascism of Love and Fantasy (愛と幻想のファシズム, "Ai to Gensou no Fascism") By Ryū Murakami. The same book that the names of "Suzuhara" and "Kensuke" also come from.