|Hinako Shijou||Story||Move List||Gallery||Quotes|
She is voiced by Ayako Kawasumi.
She was originally modeled after manga title character, Jarinko Chie, who is a brash young woman that fights with sumo moves. After designer's protests, her character was radically changed to instead be a naive but warm-hearted high school girl in nobility. She was intended to fight barefoot, but the idea was scrapped. The tape remaining on her fingers is a tiny remnant of her original concept. She is also a character who became less popular than expected, perhaps due to the lack of female sumo wrestlers at the time.
Hinako is a kind girl who wishes to prove that girls can also practice sumo. She is somewhat shy, but also a very loyal friend. Although her blond hair and facial features indicate her Russian descent, nonetheless she considers herself to be purely Japanese.
- Ignore Weight - For a girl of her size, she can lift, push and throw men as big and heavy as Maxima, Goro Daimon or Chang Koehan, much like Shermie.
Hinako fights with sumo wrestling. Her fighting style surrounds around takedowns, throws, slaps and even headbutts. All of her moves are named after real sumo moves.
- Come Up Smiling - The King of Fighters 2000
- The Queen of Fighters - The King of Fighters 2001
- You Feel For Me - The King of Fighters 2003
- SHINING・BRAVE! - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
- Hinako Roulette - The King of Fighters 2
- Hinako makes a cameo appearance in the Data Select screen of The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise. The game was released approximately two weeks before The King of Fighters 2000, making this her very first appearance.
- KOF Official Website Successive Characters: Hinako
- Shinkiro's interview from KOF 10th anniversary website.