She is a young first grader, girl with a very shy personality, but wishes all the time to surpass her fears to make new friends and be able to help others and make them happy. In the anime, she moves out of her old house and goes to a new home and elementary school. However, while her family was driving to their new home, Kiran's egg fell out of the truck, thus begins the episode. (For more info see Episode 61) She has a Guardian Character named Kiran.
Prior to the the events that take place, Hinako had already given birth to a sparkling Guardian Egg. The day she moves to a new home, her egg falls out of the moving van, into the street, after which it is found by Amu. Later on, a Guardian Character named Kiran is born from the egg, representing her desire to have a sparkling personality, and be a girl who thinks positively no matter what. But, until reunited with Hinako, she just goes and helps people, and almost disappears because Hinako didn't believe she will come back to her.
Character ChangeWhen she undergoes Character Change with Kiran, she becomes a fearless, kind person that likes to help other people.
The first time she changed was when a girl fell down and Kiran decided to help Hinako overcome her fears by character changing with her and therefore helping Hinako make a new friend.
As an aspect to the Character Change, her hairband becomes a sparkling star/diamond/sparkle.
It looks the similar as when Dia character changes with Amu.
- The first part of her name "Hina-" means "sun" or "sunlight" in Japanese.
- The last part of her name "ko" means "child" in Japanese, making her name mean "Sun child" or "Child of the Sun"
- Since she is called "Sun child" or "Child of Sun", hence, her shugo chara (guardian character) is a sparkily type (Kiran) as the sun is a star and stars are sparkily.
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