| Himeko Nayotake |
|Anime:||Sailor Moon S: The Movie (anime)|
|Anime Voiced By:|| Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese) |
Jennifer Gould (CWi)
Claudia Lenz (Viz Media)
Himeko Nayotake is an astronaut who was in love with Kakeru Ozora but was frustrated at his insistence on believing in what she thought were silly fairy tales. She had the opportunity to go into space with an expedition from the United States, and while out there saw Kakeru on his trip with Luna, which made her wonder if his stories might be true after all.
Himeko Nayotake appears only in the Sailor Moon S movie. She is Kakeru Ozora's girlfriend, and a famous astronaut is chosen to go on the Luna Frontier Project. We first meet her at Kakeru's apartment, where the young man has taken Luna to recuperate after saving her from being hit by a car. Himeko maintains very realistic views and chides Kakeru for his fantasy about a princess on the moon named Princess Kaguya. She tells him that he could have been an excellent astronaut if only he could stop thinking about his fantasies. Still, she and Kakeru are in love.
Later, when Princess Kaguya is destroyed by the Imperium Silver Crystal, Himeko sees the light of the crystal from space and wonders if it is that of Kakeru's Princess Kaguya of the moon. Later, when she returns from her mission, Kakeru greets her at the airport with roses.
- The "take" (meaning "bamboo") and "Hime" (meaning "princess") parts of her name are a reference to the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, from which the Kaguya-hime no Koibito manga and the Sailor Moon S: The Movie drew inspiration.