Higure Akiyama
秋山 ヒグレ
Japanese: 秋山 ヒグレ
Romanji: Akiyama Higure
Aliases: Helen Lambert (DiC English dub)
Residency: Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku; Tokyo, Japan

Juban Public Middle School home economics teacher


Unnamed Fiance


Haruna Sakurada



Gender: Female
Species: Human
First Appearance
Anime: A Girl's Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride
Anime Voiced By: Yuko Mita (Japanese)

Maria Ricossa (DiC English dub)
G.K. Bowes (Viz Media English dub)

Higure Akiyama is a character who only appears in the anime.

Nomenclature & Etymology


The kanji in her surname means "fall" or "autumn" (秋, Aki) and "mountain" (山, Yama). Her given name means "twilight" or "dusk" (ヒグレ, Higure).


She has green-brown eyes and very dark blue hair. She wore her hair in a single bun and wore glasses.

When she was under the youma's influence, she no longer wore glasses, kept her hair loose, no longer dressed modestly, and wore heavy make-up. She became unrecognizable to her usual self.


She was the home economics teacher of Juban Public Middle School and taught Usagi, Naru, and Ami. She was engaged to be married but lacked self-confidence. She became a victim of Nephrite's after she decided to enter a wedding-dress making contest and then went shopping for fabric; the piece of fabric she ended up purchasing - after following a suggestion by Masato Sanjouin - had Nephrite's mark placed upon it. She then became obsessed with finishing the dress and her appearance became more severe and sexy and she went from being shy to being extremely abrasive and rude. She even threw out her fiance when he came for a visit. When she had finished the dress she sabotaged the contest and then passed out, allowing the Youma Black Widow to be released. When this ordeal was over she returned to her former meeker self and married her fiance.



  • The character is named "Helen Lambert" in the DiC dub
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