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Introduction
Hina Ebina
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Hina Ebina
Kanji 海老名 姫菜 (えびな ひな)
Romanji Ebina Hina
Vital Statics
Gender Female
Age 16-17
Birthdate July 14
Physical attributes
Hair color Brown
Eye color Olive Green
Blood Type AB
Personal Status
Status Alive/Active
Occupation High school student
Affiliation Sobu High School
Debut
Light Novel Debut Volume 2, Chapter 3
Anime Debut Episode 2
Potrayal
Seiyu/Voice Actor Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese)


Hina Ebina is a classmate of Yui and Hachiman. Hina is a quiet girl and often hangs out with Hayama's clique.

Appearance

Hina is a tall girl with brown bobbed hair and green eyes. She wears a pair of red half-framed glasses. Hina's appearance in the second season slightly changes. Her loose strand of hair is gone. Her glasses seem to be more oval than in the previous season, and her eyes become light brown.

She is usually seen wearing her school uniform. The fact that she hangs out with Miura is an indication that she is cute

Personality

Hina seems to be an energetic girl, who is crazy and fascinated over BL/yaoi. Her yaoi interest was revealed in Episode 4, when Yui asked her about her thoughts on the boys friendship status. This was the first time she was shown to talk in front of the audience even though she was introduced in Episode 2. Hachiman feels that Hina's love for yaoi and her openness to express it, is to scare boys away from her.

The fact that she hangs out with Miura gives away that she is cute. Miura says that she’s a real hit with the guys and plenty of those guys asked Miura to introduce them to her, but Hina always refused to meet with them. She is also very perceptive of the mood of her clique, whom she cares deeply for. She thinks that she is always forcing her personality and desires on others and she doesn't like herself for being selfish. Hina also says that she is rotten to her core.
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Ebina reminding Hachiman her request.

There is a sadder side to Ebina beneath her enthusiastic demeanor. During the Summer Camp arc she hinted at having a troubled past and was possibly bullied. She also mentions to Hachiman at the end of the Kyoto trip that she is rotten and selfish. She also states she can't get close to anyone personally, except perhaps him.

Miura, one of the close friends of Ebina describes her as the opposite of Yui. Hina wouldn’t forgive a person for taking a step over the boundaries that she has set to maintain her distance from other people. Her hobbies other than BL are reading and drawing.

She is also crafty in her own ways. She often schemes to bring her Yaoi fantasies to life. She tried to pair Hachiman and Hayato together in her play, and during the athletic festival committee Ebina presented her idea of a Bo-taish (pole toppling) event. She also deduced that having Hayama as a captain would get more interest as most people have an interest in him.

Abilities

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Ebina as director and producer of class play

Ebina has a great leadership skills which is  shown during the class play for the Culture Festival. Ebina was the organizer, producer, director and screen play writer of the class 2-F play. She was recommended for athletic festival committee for her creativity in-order to make the events exciting.


She can also read the atmosphere of her group and always acts to smooth things over. She is very observant, she is able to realize changes around her. This can be seen during the chain message incident where she told Yui, albeit maniacally due to her BL obsession, of her suspicion that the three members of Hayato's clique Ooka, Yamato and Tobe are competing to get Hayato's attention. At Chiba Village summer camp, she understood Rumi's situation better than everyone, and told Hayato the flaw of his attempt to help Rumi.

In light novel her skills are mentioned to be drawing pictures.

History

As Yumiko stated to Hachiman during the Kyoto field trip, Hina never spoke about her past and everyone was sure that she hates to talk about it. Later when Hina thanked Hachiman on the roof top, she mentions that the current relationship is something she never had and is happy with it, hinting of a strained and unpleasant relationships of her past.

Plot

Hina was shown to be a fujoshi when first introduced.

In Chiba Village summer camp arc, she is shown to be more perceptive about the relationship and characteristic of girls, than Yui and Miura, as she said that girls are scarier than what Hayama thinks.

She became the director, producer, and writer of the musical play that class 2-F presented for the Culture Festival.

During the Kyoto field trip event, her clique was behaving in an unusual manner. Realizing what it meant, she petitioned the service club for help and indirectly asked Hachiman for his aid to prevent Tobe from confessing to her.

Hachiman later realizes the true meaning of her request and helps her by falsely confessing to her just before Tobe can. Ebina declines by saying she's not ready to date anyone at the moment. Hachiman's act fulfilled both Hina's request of stopping Tobe's confession and Tobe's request of not being rejected.

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Her clique and service club in Destiney land

In Episode 9 of season 2, she was shown to enjoy her time with her friends in their trip to Destinyland. While there she said that the awkwardness of her clique is gone  thanks to Hachiman. She also expressed her concern over the stress it caused to Hachiman's group (Service Club).

She also assisted Tobe with distracting Yumiko in order to provide space for Iroha's confession to Hayato.

She was mentioned to choose Liberal Arts for her career path in third year. Ebina accompanied Yumiko to the Service club whenever she had a request.

Quotes

  • "A Hayo x Hachi is a must buy! No...a must GAY!" Hina to Hachiman & Hayama
  • “Hayato-kun is covering for Hikitani-kun… Yesterday’s enemy is today’s homo, buha—“
  • “Maybe if it was you Hikitani, we might be able to go out just fine.” Hina to Hachiman

Trivia

  • She is a fujoshi (BL/yaoi fangirl).
  • Fulfilling Hina's and Tobe's individual requests is the third social suicide done by Hachiman. Fortunately for him, it was kept secret from their other classmates, not to mention he gains Hina's gratitude and Tobe's goodwill.
  • She is the second person to be confessed by Hachiman, even though it's a fake. Kaori Orimoto was the first person Hachiman confessed to.
  • She is the second person to thank Hachiman personally for his advice and help.
  • She has a similar resemblance to Tamako Arai, a minor character from Barakamon, who also wears glasses, quiet but has an unpredictable mood swings, and also, a fujoshi.
  • Her special skills are: drawing pictures and standing in long lines.
  • Her hobbies are: Reading (historical novels, mainly the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the Bakumatsu) and drawing pictures.
  • When asked how she spends her days off; she answered "Going to events, shopping in Ikebukuro, meeting with friends".

References

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