Hime Haruno (春野姫, Haruno Hime) is one of the main female characters of Acchi Kocchi. Hime is a student at Nekoge Prefectural High School, Along with Tsumiki Miniwa, Io Otonashi, Sakaki Inui and Mayoi Katase.
Hime is a brunette with short bangs and dark blue bows at each side of her head. She has brown eyes and is the second shortest of the group. As with most characters, she is usually seen in her school uniform.
Her winter uniform consists of a green jacket, pink necktie, the usual blue skirt, and white kneesocks.
Hime is the clumsy and air-headed member of the group. She has a very innocent personality, which often makes her confused over simple teasing. She is very kind to others and often tries to help out when she can. A notable trait she has is her excessive nosebleeds whenever she's flustered or witnesses a "cute" moment or thing. However, Hime can take things too seriously.
Hime is extremely sensitive about her weight and reacts aggressively when someone notices or when Mayoi makes fun of it. Hime speaks in keigo, meaning in a polite manner, which can be identified easily from her frequent use of the word "desu".
Hime’s dere type is a Bakadere.
- Tsumiki Miniwa - Hime is Tsumiki's close friend, whom she always seems to be around. Hime is one of the few people who has never (purposefully) teased Tsumiki about her crush on Io, thus makes her much less of a target than the runny-mouthed Mayoi.
- Mayoi Katase - Hime is often seen hanging out around Mayoi despite their contrasting personalities. Her innocence and air-headedness would often make her fall for, or get injured by Mayoi's machinations. When Mayoi joked about Hime’s stomach, Hime got irritated and took it seriously by hitting Mayoi.
- Io Otonashi - Hime seems to admire Io because of his looks and personality, though she never seemed romantically interested in him. His charm would often cause her excessive nosebleeds.
- Sakaki Inui - Not much interaction is shown between Sakaki and Hime, though Sakaki is often on Mayoi's side when it comes to pranking Tsumiki and Hime, though the two are on good terms.
- Hime's voice actress, Kaori Fukuhara, was famous for her role as Tsukasa Hiiragi of the Lucky Star series, a character that shares more than a few traits with Hime, notably her air-headedness and tendency to get frustrated.
- Hime is an experienced ice-skater, as shown in Episode 13/OVA of the anime. Apparently, the town where Hime came from has a lot of ice, hence her natural skills with skates.
- She is the only main character that doesn't have the exaggerated strength or physical ability. (with the main characters having exaggerated strength or physical ability being most notably Tsumiki, and also Io, and Mayoi).
- Hime has had the most nosebleeds out of the main cast. She had 65.