Hanon has appeared in many anime episodes.
Pichi Pichi Pitch
Hanon, unlike Lucia, came onto land to escape from the water demons. They destroyed her kingdom and the mermaids that had been living in it fled.
Hanon first meets Lucia at school, in Episode 1 of the anime. where they become best friends, When Lucia and Hanon met Rina, all of them became best friends. Hanon falls in love with their music teacher Taro Mitsuki, whom he adoringly refers to as "Tarō-chan". She also owns a pet jellyfish named Pura-chan.
Later, after Mitsuki decides to fly to Germany to continue studying music and deal with the issue of love. Before he leaves to catch his flight, he leaves Hanon some sheet music for a composition he wrote for her. The wind blows the envelope containing the sheet music out of her hands at the airport and a boy named Nagisa Shirai finds it. When he discovers that Hanon is the rightful owner and he starts trying to impress her. Later on, Hanon makes the decision to be with Nagisa (episode 31 in Pure) and they kiss under the starry sky.
Hanon is a kind and friendly mermaid, but acts much more different when it comes to boys. At first, she thought it was wrong to love humans, but after falling in love with Taro Mitsuki, she changed her mind. Hanon is a love expert when it comes to boys and is obsessed with fashion and make-up. She also loves to go shopping for clothes and lots of stuff.
Hanon has brown eyes in her human form, but she has aqua blue eyes in her mermaid form. Her human form has a darker, more azure color than her mermaid form, and the accessories are different. She always wears a blue shell necklace around her neck containing her Aquamarine Pearl.
Forms and Aspects
Hanon's main form is her Mermaid Form. To stay on land, Hanon needs to use her Human Form and is able to switch from both forms back and forth by getting wet or drying herself. To transform into her Idol Form, Hanon shouts out Mizuiro Pearl Voice using the power of her pearl to ward off enemies.
Her human form is significantly different from her mermaid form. Hanon's long aqua hair has the same hair style, but becomes shorter and grows darker. She also has brown eyes in her human form. She usually wears a pair of barrettes with flowers on the hinge ends, crossed like an 'X' in her bangs, and she is seen in many outfits. Standing at 153cm tall, she is the second shortest mermaid princess after Seira.
When in her mermaid form, Hanon has long, wavy, blue hair with two stars in her bangs. She wears an aquamarine clam-shell bra, and a bracelet around her upper left arm. On her darker blue tail, and on her wrist, she wears double navy blue pearl bracelets. She wears a shell locket containing her pearl around her neck just as she does in all her forms, and star earrings.
Hanon transforms into her Idol Form, Mizuiro (Aqua) Pearl Voice, so she can defeat enemies with her songs. Her idol form consists of a short light blue strapless dress, with gloves and boots to match it. The dress is light blue and the skirt is sky blue with three layers and ruffles. Her gloves and boots are baby blue with pearl bracelets on her ankles and wrists. She still wears her star barrettes, earrings, and like all the other mermaid princeses, her shell necklace.
In the second-half of the series, Hanon, and get new upgrade outfits by the sea goddess, Aqua Regina, making them even more elaborate. Her boots and gloves now have an extra layer and there are ruffles on her top piece. The bottom two layers of her skirt are a lighter shade of blue and the top layer stays the same shade. Her hair grows longer, darker and much more wavier. Hanon does not gain another accessory like Lucia and Rina, but still keeps her star barrettes. Hanon and Lucia's Idol Form are very similar with a few slight changes. As it is true with all the mermaid princesses, Hanon's second transformation is more powerful than the first one and enables her to defeat the Black Beauty Sisters with her new songs.
Like the rest of the mermaid princesses, Hanon needs her pearl in order to transform into her idol form. Her pearl is also needed in order to summon Aqua Regina. When in her idol form, her voice is transmitted by a microphone like object called the E-pitch and is used to defeat the enemies.
Hanon's transformation is very much like Lucia's. Her pearl transforms into her E-pitch microphone. Boots appear on her feet then her gloves. Then she holds her microphone and strikes a pose.
After Aqua Regina gives the trio the upgrade in outfits, Hanon's can transform into her second idol form. The first part to transform is her top. Her skirt is slightly longer than her old one and her boots and gloves have an extra layer. A new noticeable accessory on her is a long, blue bow tied on the back of her waist. Her microphone also transforms into a more intricate design.
Find more images here: Hanon Hôshô/Gallery.
Hanon's name when written in Kanji is 宝生 波音 (Hosho Hanon).
波 means waves and 音 means sound.
宝 means treasure and 生 can kind of translate to life.
- She is the oldest of the main trio of herself, Lucia and Rina, in that order.
- Hanon's blood type is A.
- She and Lucia Nanami have a similar dress design.
- Like all South Atlantic mermaids, Hanon was born on a Wednesday.
- Hanon and Sara are the only mermaids to have had two love interests in the whole series.
- Hanon's B-W-H measurements are 83-56-85.
- Hanon sometimes holds her microphone in her left hand, hinting that she might be ambidextrous.
- Hanon, along with Caren and Sara, are the only mermaids Taro ever saw out of the 8 of them.
|Mermaid Princesses||Lucia Nanami • Hanon Hosho • Rina Toin • Karen • Noel • Coco • Seira • Sara|
|Supporting Characters||Aqua Regina • Kaito Domoto • Hippo • Nikora Nanami • Madame Taki |
Tarō Mitsuki • Rihito Amagi • Michal Amagi • Nagisa Shirai • Masahiro Hamasaki
|Season 1 Villains||Gaito • Izuru • Eriru • Yuri • Maria • Sheshe • Mimi|
|Season 2 Villains||Mikeru • Sheshe • Mimi • Lady Bat • Lanhua • Alala • Fuku • The Great One|
|Minor Villains||Beyrich's Slit Shell • Bubble Crab • Galeos • Giant Jellyfish • Ice Fairy|
Lionfish • Mehikari • Napoleon Fish • Sardines
Sea Cucumber • Sea Snake • Tachi Brothers
|Minor Characters||Auri • Ayaka • Bāya • Coral Spirit • Daichi • Fujin Amagi • Jennifer Houston |
Kashiwagi • Kengo • Makoto • Mami • Meru • Meru's Mother • Maki • Minke • Momo • Naoyuki
Pipi • Purachan • Richard • Ryo • Sakiya • Somegorō • Subaru • Watanabe
Yukie • Yuya Ishibashi
- The anime episode air dates roughly match their in series date, so we can assume that her 14th Birthday happens around Episode 08, and her 15th Birthday happens around Episode 60. This means Hanon would be 14 by the end of the first arc and 15 by the end of the second.