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|Title||Ultimate Swimming Pro|
|Birth date||April 24th (Taurus)|
|Height||160 cm (5' 3")|
|Weight||50 kg (110 lb)|
|Voice Actor||Chiwa Saitou (JP)|
Cassandra Morris (EN)
|Game||Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc|
Aoi "Hina" Asahina (朝日奈 葵 Asahina Aoi) is one of the characters featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. She has the title Ultimate Swimming Pro (超高校級の「スイマー」Chō Kōkō Kyū no "Suimā"). She was a young sportswoman who was active in five different sport clubs. Due to her ability, Hina was chosen as a representative at the Olympics.
When Sakura committed suicide in Chapter 4, she attempted to make everyone vote for her as the culprit after being tricked into thinking that Sakura killed herself out of despair. She survived the final trial and escaped with the other survivors at the end of the game.
Hina has tanned skin and brown hair that she wears in a ponytail. In the game, she wears athletic shorts and a red track suit jacket over a white shirt. On the picture of this page, she wears a blue bathing suit with a white box logo on the front with some Japanese Characters and a single white stripe on the right side of her bust. Hina also has a rather curvaceous body that is usually the subject of Toko/Jill's harassment.
Always energetic and friendly, Hina is also a bit airheaded. She has difficulty remembering names. Hina is quite emotional, as she is one of the very few students that take their friends' deaths very personally, to the extent of crying for the dying Yamada in Chapter 3.
The Free Time sequence reveals her insecurity about not being feminine enough due to her being an athlete. She is also a donut lover and secretly a fan of Jason Statham.
[Warning: Several spoilers follow this section!]
Prior to the Tragedy
At some point earlier in her life, Hina enrolled in Hope’s Peak Academy and was put into the 78th classroom. She enjoyed a normal school life until The Tragedy, which was caused by Ultimate Despair. Afterwards, headmaster Jin Kirigiri suggested that Hina and her classmates live inside the school building until the commotion ceased. However, unbeknownst to them, two members of Ultimate Despair, Enoshima and Ikusaba, were already among their number. Using the technique she learned from Matsuda, Enoshima wiped Hina’s and her classmates’ memories of their time in Hope’s Peak Academy.
High School Life of Mutual Killing
When they reunited at the school entrance, none of them recognized each other and they reintroduced themselves.
Maizono's Death, First False Allegations and the First Class Trial Execution
Hina and Sakura played the key role of witness in the first trial, as they had seen Maizono enter the kitchen while they were hanging out in the cafeteria. They helped Makoto deduce that Maizono was the one who took the knife from the kitchen.
The Deep Embarassing Secret and the Second Trial
After Monokuma opened the shelters to the third floor, she pretty excited when she knows about the swimming pool. But nobody wanted to accompanied her to swim.
Meeting Alter Ego and the Third Trial
On the night after the conclusion of the second trial, Hina wandered out of her room in search of donuts in the Cafeteria. However, she heard weird sounds coming from the changing room near the bath. When she approached one of the lockers in the room, she saw someone who looked similar to the recently deceased Chihiro. In fear, she screamed and returned to her room.
The next morning, she was temporarily absent from the usual meeting under the excuse of not feeling well. When she went to the Cafeteria to eat donuts, the others just happened to return from their investigation. Concerned, they asked why she was absent during the morning meeting. To their surprise, Hina said that she had seen Chihiro’s spirit wandering in the changing room. When they went to the aforementioned place to confirm Hina’s claim, they discovered that the ghost whom Hina saw was Alter Ego, the Artificial Intelligence that was made by Chihiro.
After searching for some time, Hina and the others finally found Taka’s and Yamada’s bodies in the art room. Devastated by the sudden death of her two friends, Hina put Yamada’s head on her lap and cried for him. Surprisingly, Yamada regained his consciousness with enough time to speak the name of the culprit. However, he died due to his severe wounds.
Sakura Ogami's Role as a Mole and Her Noble Sacrifice
Following the conclusion of the third trial, Monokuma revealed Sakura's identity as the mole in their group. Shocked by the sudden turn of events, Hina immediately came to Sakura's side to protect her from Byakuya's, Toko’s, and Hiro's accusation. However, this would only serve to widen the gap between them. As time went by, Hina gradually became more emotional and even got into a fight with Byakuya and Toko. When Sakura found out about this, she decided to make a plan to meet up with Byakuya, Toko, and Hiro in the game room to clear things up. Hinau was against the plan, but Sakura insisted on it. Sakura also sent a letter to Hina, which contained the message that she would commit suicide in order to cease the dispute between the students. Monokuma swapped the letter with a fake one, which Hina would find and read later.
Finding herself worried about Sakura's well-being, Hina immediately went to the game room, only to find that Sakura was badly wounded on her head due to Hiro's and Toko’s assault. Even though she was not in a condition to speak, Sakura shrugged off Hina’s worry and requested Hina to get the protein from the laboratory to treat her wound. Unknown to Hina, Sakura was planning to commit suicide that time. Upon looking at the trace of spilled poison on the laboratory floor, she finally realized what Sakura was attempting to do and immediately returned to the game room to check up on Sakura's condition. However, the door could not be opened because a chair prevented the door handle from moving. From the outside, Hina could see Sakura sitting on the chair, lifeless.
After Kyoko and Makoto confirmed Sakura’s death, Hina was at loss. On the inside, she blamed the others, since the letter had said that they were the ones who drove Sakura to suicide. Due to that, Hina immediately resolved herself to deliberately misdirect the investigation in order to get all of them executed from fingering the wrong person as the culprit. In the trial, she became very quick to blame someone else as Sakura’s murderer. When the truth about Sakura's suicide finally came out, she insisted that she was the one who killed Sakura. However, Makoto managed to solve the mysteries surrounding Sakura’s death and foiled Hina’s plan.
When the trial was over, Monokuma revealed that he had switched the suicide letter with the fake one. He then went on to read the contents of the letter. Most of the students, especially Hina, were surprised to find out that Sakura sacrificed herself for their sake. Afterwards, they decided to reconcile and unite their strength in order to take down the Mastermind.
Mukuro's Death Retrial and Tensed Rivalry with Real Enoshima
As the true perpetrator was revealed to be Junko Enoshima, Hina was one of the students who was shocked that the 'Junko Enoshima' they met was actually Enoshima's twin sister, Mukuro Ikusaba, and remained stunned over the fact that world doomsday because of despair and chaos is as real as truth. As she is motivated by Makoto's words that hope is still alive, Hina recalls Sakura's quote as if she was still alive: "Strength is only obtained through unshaken bravery'', and due to that she decided to believe in Makoto. With her support to Makoto, Hina witnessed him managing to force Enoshima onto her knees and execute herself in a special punishment in the progress; which finally resulted in her 'death' and the survivors were finally free from the strings of this sadistic game.
Considering their torments are finally over, Hina would begin to wonder if a doughnut shop would appear when she returned to the real world before she bade farewell to her fellow friends. Hence, Hina was among the six survivors to escape the school.
Water Illusion Show - Hina is put in a water tank. From above, Monokuma, dressed as a magician, appears and waves his staff. A curtain falls, raising again with a drum roll. Many sharks can be seen in the tank, surrounding Hina. Once again, Monokuma waves his staff and the curtain falls. As the drum rolls and the curtain rises, Hina isn't in the tank anymore, because she's been eaten by the sharks. This execution is shown in the Official Fanbook.
Hina and Sakura became very close friends due to their passion for sports. They also like drinking protein drinks. Hina was very upset when Byakuya badmouthed Sakura, causing her to slap him. Her friend's death had a huge impact on her, accusing anyone who spoke ill of her and planning to get herself and the others killed after reading the falsified suicide note.
Obtained from the MonoMono Machine.
- Donut Floaty Ring
- Kitty Hairpin
- Water Love
- Radio-kun Doll
During free time conversations, the player will occationally be given a choice on how to respond to something that is said. These are the 'right' choices.
- Towel rub down
- Swim Club
These will aid you, usually during Class Trials.
- Excellent Concentration - Maximum Concentration Gauge +2.
- “What, you’ve never seen this before? They say when you want to remember someone’s name, you should write it on the palm of your hand three times!”
- “Sick is just for weakling!”
- “That’s definitive evidence! It’s something we can corner her with!!”
- “It’s you two who I don’t get at all… Killing someone… and then standing here chatting and smiling…”
- “I won’t listen to any excuses…!”
- “You are going to be executed… Someone like you who killed Sakura-chan deserves nothing but swift execution…”
- “I've been thinking... I've been thinking what Sakura-chan would say at a time like this...”
- “Real strength only reveals itself when one is faced with great turmoil! Therefore, I shall always tread a thorny path!!”
- “... She'd say something like that, wouldn't she? I think she'd definitely say something like that.”
- “So, I... Yeah. I decided!!”
- “First thing I'm gonna do is hit up a donut shop. I'll think about my life after that.”
- Her first name has the kanji for "hollyhock", a type of flower, while Hina is a combination of "morning", "sun", and "Nara".
- Her last name altogether would mean "the morning sun of Nara".
- She practices a self-healing technique known as Kanpumasatsu, in which one rubs their body with a dry towel to keep illnesses such as the flu away.
- Hina is shown to be the mother of Makoto's, Hiro's and presumably Byakuya's children in the bad ending.
- She shares the same birthdate with Mahiru Koizumi from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
- Along with swimming, Hina plays baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and track and field.