Hikari Kagura (神楽 ひかり, Kagura Hikari) is the deuteragonist of the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise. She is a second-year student from the Actor Training Department at Seisho Music Academy's 99th Graduating Class.
Karen's childhood friend. A born performer who studied at an acting school in England. Her fate has been linked with Karen's since viewing a performance of "Starlight". Reuniting with her old friend, she is driven by a strong desire to join the mysterious Revue.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Hikari has cerulean-blue eyes and long, straight black hair. Her hair goes below her waist and is generally styled loose, with bangs covering her forehead. She always wears a twin-star clip, gifted to her by Karen, on the right side of her bangs.
Her Seisho uniform consists of a gray blazer with dark-gray trimming and a gray knife-pleated skirt, a white button-up shirt, a red ribbon tie, and brown loafers, which she wears with semisheer black tights. Her casual outfit consists of a plain-white knee-length sundress with bell sleeves and a deep V-neck with blue hems, under which she wears a plain-blue top, and blue ballerina flats.
Her revue outfit comprises a deep-blue jacket with golden facing and piping, a standing-type collar with a golden tassel at the joint, white turnbacks with golden piping, red cuff flaps with a golden trim, and double golden armbands and epaulettes. Her belt is golden with a silver buckle identical to Karen's. Her skirt is a blue knife-pleated skirt with a white band near the bottom, a blue ribbon at the back, and a light-blue tulle dress tail. Like all the other girls, she wears black boots with golden trim detailing and a tassel, as well as a pelisse jacket with golden piping, held to a red shoulder belt by a golden aiguillette and a golden button. Unlike the rest of the girls, though, she has a blue jacket, and it goes over her right shoulder. Her star clip becomes a diadem in her revue outfit. Additionally, she wears an accessory in the shape of Mr. White near her belt. Her weapon is a rope dagger with a blue gem at the base of the blade.
Personality[edit | edit source]
During her childhood and stay in England, Hikari was an ambitious and outgoing theater student. She was passionate for performing on stage and eager to make good on her promise to Karen, thus she constantly pushed herself to be the best and handily fought through most of the Revues in her school. However her defeat in her final Revue shattered her, completely robbing her of her brilliance and passion for performing. She became a husk of her former self, mindlessly attending classes and going about her routine without any real purpose. Fortunately she managed to snap out of it upon remembering her promise to Karen and somehow reclaimed some of her lost brilliance, a feat that suprised even the Giraffe. The tolls of the Revue had a lasting impact on Hikari, even with the brilliance she reclaimed, as it left her with a rather odd personality. She remains incredibly aloof, generally uninterested in most things and people if they aren't related to Karen, Mahiru, theatre, Jellyfish, or Mr. White. If dealing with Karen, however, she regularly breaks her stoicism and shows some shades of her previous persona.
Background[edit | edit source]
Initially born and raised in Japan, Hikari and Karen were childhood friends up until Hikari's departure to study in England in order to hone her Theater skills and fulfill the promise they made to perform together. For 12 years she studied abroad in the Royal Academy for Theatrical Art, constantly keeping in touch with Karen via letters.
During her final year at the Academy, she participated in Revues similar to the ones she would later join in Seisho and quickly rose through the rankings. However she suffered a defeat to her class' ace, initially losing her memories of the Revues and soon after her passion for performing entirely.
Following a disastrous performance where she completely froze up, Hikari remembered her promise to Karen and by extension the Revues. The Giraffe then contacted her, offering a unique opportunity despite what little radiance she had left; join the next set of Revues in Japan.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Karen and Hikari are childhood friends and they made a promise to be in a future production of Starlight together. Karen has always been a helpful, supportive, and joyful person towards her.
Revues[edit | edit source]
Anime[edit | edit source]
Live[edit | edit source]
- Revue of Fury
- Revue of Jealousy
- Revue of Astral Light
- Revue of Summer Sky
- Revue of Ultramarine
- Revue of Rainbow
- Revue of Orion
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- Hikari's surname Kagura means "god" (神) (ka) and "easy" (楽) (gura).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hikari was in England for 12 years.
- Despite having a red Revue cloak in England, Hikari instead has a blue cloak upon joining Seisho Academy's Revues, possibly due to the fact it is the second Revue audition she will participate in.
- Hikari's favorite gift is jellyfish chocolate.
- Hikari's acting experience prior to entering the Royal Academy of Theatrical Actors includes Octavius Caesar in "Antony and Cleopatra", Romeo Montague in "Romeo and Juliet", and Desdemona in "Othello".