Amano Hikaru

In the anime-funhouse-mirror world of Martian Successor Nadesico all the characters manage to be themselves while also being echoes and composites of cliches and people from other animes. Hikaru is the "practical joker." She's always quick with googly eyeglasses or some other lame bit of physical comedy.

It's hard to explain how well Hikaru's character works unless you've seen the series. She's a lot of fun, though, and she's among the few women in the series that doesn't have a crush on poor Akito.

The strange symbol on her hand indicates she's been infested with the nanobots that allow a person to pilot one of Nadesico's mechas. Sound like ideas from lots of other animes (not least among them Evangelion)? That's the whole point!
 

Added: 7/20/02 From: eBay: celga.com
 
Amano Hikaru