Himari Noihara

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Himari Noihara or Himari for short, is a fictional character in the manga series Omamori Himari, created by Milan Matra.wikipedia
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Omamori Himari

Himari Noihara or Himari for short, is a fictional character in the manga series Omamori Himari, created by Milan Matra.
The story revolves around Yuto Amakawa, an orphan who, on his sixteenth birthday, meets Himari, a cat spirit samurai girl who has sworn an oath to protect Yuto from the various monsters and demons that are out to kill him.

Ami Koshimizu

She also appears in the anime adaptation where she is voiced by Ami Koshimizu.
She voices in a number of lead roles in Japanese anime including: Nadja Applefield in Ashita no Nadja, Leonmitchelli Galette Des Rois in Dog Days, Yumi Hoshino in KimiKiss: Pure Rouge, Takuto Hasegawa in Magician's Academy, Nanaka Yatsushiro in Myself ; Yourself, Himari Noihara in Omamori Himari, Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal, Nodoka Haramura in Saki, Tenma Tsukamoto in School Rumble, Holo in Spice and Wolf, and Hibiki Hojo (Cure Melody) in Suite PreCure.

Manga

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Himari Noihara or Himari for short, is a fictional character in the manga series Omamori Himari, created by Milan Matra.

Anime

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She also appears in the anime adaptation where she is voiced by Ami Koshimizu.

Bakeneko

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In the story, Himari is shown to be a bakeneko or demon cat, a type of Japanese spirit known as a yōkai.

Yōkai

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In the story, Himari is shown to be a bakeneko or demon cat, a type of Japanese spirit known as a yōkai.

List of Omamori Himari characters

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Yuto Amakawa, being the current heir to the family, is thus under her care.

Taiwan

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When asked at a book fair in Taiwan why he chose a cat to represent the main character, Matra replied that he thinks that cats in general are cute.

Maternal death

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In the story, Himari states that her mother died while giving birth to her while her father might have been another species of demon cat, or possibly a stray.

Feral cat

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In the story, Himari states that her mother died while giving birth to her while her father might have been another species of demon cat, or possibly a stray.

Ayakashi (yōkai)

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After saving Yuto from an ayakashi, she later introduces herself to him and explains that he comes from a family of demon slayers.

Ancestor

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She goes on to say that at some point one of the members of his family spared and tamed one of her ancestors, choosing compassion rather than reward, and as a result she vows to protect him.

Subconscious

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The series ends after Yuto enters into Himari's subconscious, and saves her before her darker half takes full control of her heart.

Tamamo-no-Mae

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Tama the nine-tailed fox is defeated by Himari, who chose to give in to her darkness (her vicious ayakashi side/energy) while fighting her.

Kadokawa Corporation

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When referring to Himari in the anime, distributor Kadokawa describes her character as old-fashioned with a demonic nature, who likes to snuggle.

Anime News Network

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While referencing the anime adaptation, Erin Finnegan from Anime News Network called the character designs in general "solid", aside from Yuto.

Inuyasha

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In his review he compares her character to Inuyashas manga title character as she has a protector mentality, but is "torn between the human world and her demon nature".

Inuyasha (character)

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In his review he compares her character to Inuyashas manga title character as she has a protector mentality, but is "torn between the human world and her demon nature".

Japanese folklore

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Japanese folklore

List of catgirls

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Himari Noihara, a bakeneko from Omamori Himari

Japanese mythology in popular culture

The character Himari Noihara from the manga/anime series Omamori Himari is a bakeneko.

List of Omamori Himari chapters

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The story follows Yuto Amakawa, an orphaned boy who, on the day of his sixteenth birthday, meets Himari, a sword-wielding girl who turns out to be a cat spirit.