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

Juban Public Middle School home economics teacher

Relationships:

Unnamed Fiance

Associates:

Haruna Sakurada

Alignment:

Civilian

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

Maria Ricossa (DiC English dub)
Barbara Radecki (Viz Media English dub)

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

Nomenclature & Etymology

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).

Appearance

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.

Information

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.

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Trivia

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