|Debut:|| Saki, round 102|
named in round 199
|Voiced by:||Mai Nakahara|
Hikari is a young girl who is related to the Miyanaga family. She is a sickly girl who has to be moved around by a wheelchair.
She loves fish and swimming. Her dream was to open an aquarium.
Final Eight Arc
She is first shown in a flashback-like sequence when Saki is about to enter the tournament hall to watch Teru play. The girl itself is shown on a pier with Saki, and in a photo with Saki, Teru and some adults. Other pictures in the sequence contain a hospital stretcher, an IV bag, a burning building, a burning wheelchair, and flowers. Later Saki dreams about the pier event with her. The girl is lying down and looking at fish, pointing them out to Saki. She's saying that they are fun to watch and yummy to eat. She then says that she loved to swim but, probably will never be able to again, so she'll watch the fish swim for her. She also tells Saki that she dreams of building an aquarium and that when its done, Saki and Teru should come and visit it. Her wheelchair is shown.
Conclusions and Speculation
Memories of the girl seem very traumatic to Saki. The girl appears has had at least two tragic incidents: first one leading to the loss of her swimming ability and the use of a wheelchair, then one with fire. Where the apparent hospitalization happened is not clear (it's a popular theory that the burning building is a hospital, but this is not confirmed). The final incident is very likely to be a major cause of the rift between Saki and Teru.