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Ketsurui-Shinjuku Hanako is a Nekovalkyrja serving in the Star Army of Yamatai. She is best known for being Imperial Prmeier of Yamatai, captain of the YSS Eucharis and the protégé of Ketsurui Yui. Hanako is a Non-Player Character belonging to Game Master Wes. She is known for her caring, tolerance, and intimacy, but also for being passionately opinionated and somewhat reckless and impatient in combat.

Hanako was voted as 2020's Most Influential NPC by the Star Army community!

Ketsurui-Shinjuku Hanako
Species & Gender: Female NH-33 Nekovalkyrja
Date of Birth: 22日 4月 BYE 04
Organizations Star Army of Yamatai, Senate of Yamatai
Rank Taisho
Occupation Star Army Command Staff
Current Placement Director Of Star Army Personnel

Hanako's Body

Hanako has a short slender stature and pale taun skin. Her young, soft countenance and shiny goldenrod eyes are framed by waist-length sky blue hair with green roots and violet tips; her hair is soft, straight, and thick.

Hanako has Human-type ears (unusual for a Nekovalkyrja). She has no tattoos or body hair, and her SPINE interface can be seen as a series of pink dots on her back.


  • Height: 160cm (5' 3”)
  • Mass: 111 lbs (50.34875 kg)
  • Measurements: 28-24-34 (71-61-76 cm)
  • Bra Size: 28C

Hanako's Personality

Hanako is a well-liked and well-known person among the Yamataian nobility; She was former Empress Yui's servant and was close to the Emperor Kitsurugi Uesu and late Empress Ketsurui Ayame. Thrust into the military by way of by her family connections, Hanako has adapted well and has risen to leadership. She is fair and loyal, and generally does a good job of following both the regulations and the missions she is assigned. She stays in the Star Army to protect her nation and its people from harm.

Hanako is generous, thoughtful, caring, and eager to please. She sees tolerance, endurance, and forgiveness as great virtues. She enjoys joking, playful conversation, and physical contact. She was once somewhat promiscuous but that has not been the case for many years. Hanako is opinionated, but never closed to new ideas. Some of her political beliefs are inherited from Ketsurui Yui.

Hanako has developed a reputation for being reckless in combat, at the cost of her starship.

Likes and Dislikes


Nice clothing, fur, wine, rum, croissants, rice, dark chocolate, Lovefruit, cooking, physical contact, Music (especially trance, lounge, and soundtrack), starships, privacy, collecting souvenirs and militaria.


Beer, haggis, Mishhuvurthyar, Lorath.


Hanako's favorite colors are black, white, gold, blue, and red. She likes stretchy fabrics (stockings and form-fitting clothing), frilly Socks, dresses, and skirts. Hanako dislikes pants (other than for field use).


  • “How colorful do you feel?”
  • “In Yamatai, tight is right!”
  • “You can swim farther when you go with the current.”
  • “Simple love and kindness is more treasure than a million swords.”
  • “Happiness is a fast starship.”

Hanako's History

Summarized Events

A Dark Childhood

Planet Yamatai

Hanako was born on Yamatai (Planet) as an Elf in 4月 BYE 04 as Sammy Rainchill, daughter of Kalnius and Meruru Rainchill, with one older brother, Maether1); She was orphaned in YE 08 by Great Plague of YE 08, and “saved” (forced into servitude) by PNUgen Corporation and at seven years old was transferred to a NH-3W body in YE 14 for a PNUgen KNI testing program until YE 17.

Yui and the Star Army

Joined Ketsurui Yui in YE 18 at the age of 21 and has been with her much of her life. Shinjuku Hinosami was trained as a personal servant and bodyguard. In late YE 27, Yui renamed her Hanako and she was transferred to an X-NH-22 body. In YE 28, Hanako was promoted to Taisa by Yui and assigned command of the YSS Nozomi (NS-X1-250) and later second-in-command of the YSS Sakura (NG-X1-360) where she once died in YE 28.

Reputation as a Warmonger

During this period, Hanako was present on Nepleslia during the start of the war between the Greens and Nepleslian Reds of Nepleslia. In an attempt to escape, she hired mercenaries to eliminate her police pursuers…something she regrets.

Hanako also helped spark the civil war between the Lorath Matriarchy and Occhestans, by taking the virginity of the Lorath queen, which led to a coverup that resulted in a factional split.

Second Life

Hanako was resurrected through use of a memory backup system in YE 29 and went back into service with the Star Army after spending some time at the palace with Yui. She was captured, tortured, and impregnated by Mishhuvurthyar/Neko conspirators in YE 29, but was rescued by Kessaku Sakai Yuuko. She subsequently gave birth to three Mishhuvurthyar that had been implanted in her during her capture. Hanako was severely injured when she led the invasion of PNUgen headquarters, but returned to captain the Sakura, and bring it deep into Mishhuvurthyar territory to seek out the “Dark Ones.”

During the Second Battle of Urghflau, Hanako successfully led a team that rescued the former Empress Ketsurui Yuumi. Giving up her own Mindy armor to keep Yuumi safe, Hanako ordered her teammates to teleport first. Hanako herself, sadly, did not make it out.

During this time period, Hanako was given ownership of Hanako's Star, which she had explored during her time on the YSS Sakura. Hanako assigned workers to begin developing the world for resorts and farming. Today it is a key provider of the Empire's food.

Third Time's The Charm?

Hanako was resurrected by her adoptive mother, Yui, at the Empress' Palace, and after a brief recovery period, was reunited with her crew and assigned command of the upgraded YSS Plumeria. Hanako liked the Plumeria, but it didn't last. After losing it to Melisson, she was given command of its replacement, the YSS Elfin Princess, which she also lost to Melisson. Her latest ship is the YSS Eucharis, which she has captained for over five years.

During the initial outbreak of the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, Hanako ordered the self-destruction of the Star Army Fleet Depot at Nataria. Hanako also participated in the Battle of Elysia.

In YE 33, Hanako went to the Shara star system to make first contact with the Gartagens (Mission 12.1). Then she participated in the Battle of Yamatai. At the end of the year, Hanako went to Planet H to recover her second body from the planet's surface.


In YE 34, both Hanakos transferred into a new Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 body.

During shore leave at the end of the year, Hanako met Luca Pavone and gave him her autographed hat. Just after this, she agreed to be Jalen Sune's girlfriend. Unfortunately, it didn't last long as he left her to join the Scientific Studies Service (SSS).

A New Threat

In YE 36, Hanako made first contact with the Rixxikor. This led to her being placed in charge of Task Force 82 in YE 37. She was a key figure in the incidents that led to the Kuvexian War in YE 38.

Desk Job

In YE 41, Hanako became Deputy Director of Star Army Personnel Command. This didn't stop her from taking the Eucharis to fight in the Third Battle Of Nataria, though! In the 7th month of YE 42 she was promoted to the Director position and became a Taisho.

Social Connections

  • Kalnius Rainchill, biological father (deceased)
  • Meruru Rainchill, biological mother (deceased)
  • Ketsurui Yui, adoptive mother, Hanako's former ship captain, Star Army commander
  • Jalen Sune, former first officer, briefly boyfriend (slept with him once)

Service Record

Hanako and Yui

Total years in service: 19







Hanako one of the rare recipients of the Yui's Blood Medallion. One of Hanako's favorites is her Happy Command Award.

Skills Learned

Hanako has learned the following skills:


Hanako is extremely skilled with communications equipment of all sorts (normal and advanced radio communications, laser communications, hyperspace, subspace, tachyon) and can use it to make and receive transmissions from other characters in any conditions. She is also proficient with Nekovalkyrja telepathy. Hanako can quickly and accurately code and decode messages. For pretty much the entirety of her career in the Star Army, Hanako has served as her starship's lead communications officer. Hanako speaks and writes extremely well (Note: Hanako does not use contractions - she uses “would not” instead of “wouldn't,” et cetera).

Hanako is fluent in:

  • Trade (English)
  • Yamataian (Japanese)

She is also able to translate most languages via computer.


Hanako's known for her excellent baking. Biscuits, rolls, muffins, croissants, mochi, and similar food are her specialties; she has been fixing breakfasts for the imperial family and Yui for years. Another Hanako's culinary specialties is making drinks, from smoothies and milkshakes, to selecting the perfect wine; she's usually the bartender at parties. Lastly, Hanako has a solid knowledge of basic Japanese foods, and knows her way around a hibachi grill. Her fried rice is outstanding. Hanako has some bar drinks named after her.


Through her servitude of Yui, Hanako has become an expert at dressing others, doing laundry, folding clothes, making beds, and making snacks (see culinary). She's very fashion-conscious and has an eye for design. Hanako can also cut and style hair very well.


Hanako is an accomplished weapons aficionado who designed the Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 28. She also worked with Yui on the Sakura-class Light Gunship, designing several interior rooms and some of the computer programming. Later, Hanako resigned the Sakura and created its successor, the improved Plumeria-class (2D) Medium Gunship.


In addition to her expertise in playing the piano, Hanako is also a charming, graceful dancer, and a sweet but somewhat unrefined singer (she needs more practice). She is well-reputed for her bedroom techniques.


Hanako is well-trained in a handful of martial arts (including Baguazhang and Piguaquan). Her preferred melee weapon is the Boarding Saber, although is is also good with a japanese short sword, staff, bow, and a few other traditional Japanese weapons. As a veteran Star Army soldier, she's also extremely competent with the Mindy M2 Power Armor, energy beam and pulse weapons, energy rifles and pistols (particularly the Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 28), and knives. Hanako has also has basic operational knowledge of Star Army Explosives.


Hanako dabbles in psychology through online resources and books but has no formal education in that area. She's a good listener. As the victim of sexual assault and torture, she also has an empathy and soft spot for her fellow victims.

Technology Operation

It would be almost impossible to find someone better with computers than Hanako is. Hanako is very, very impressive when it comes to operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. She is more than proficient in entering and/or searching for information and can hack into databases and write advanced programs and interfaces if given some time to work. Hanako also has special privileges within the PANTHEON network.


Hanako is well-versed in the Laws of the Yamatai Star Empire and history of the Yamatai Star Empire. For a time she served as a senator of Hanako's World.


Hanako is comfortable giving a speech or presentation in front of large groups of people, and can also command a starship effectively, as demonstrated by her command positions on the YSS Sakura (NG-X1-360) and YSS Eucharis. She is kind and supportive of her crew, but she also makes her expectations clear and holds her crew to her standards.


Hanako received basic mathematics training in the Star Army, including algebra, trigonometry, and statistics.

Starship Operations

Hanako is, by herself, able to oversee or conduct the operation of a small starship through her extensive knowledge of ship computer systems and her ability to use them to run the ship for her.


Hanako is a capable swimmer and can tread water for hours on end, if necessary (even if it is very cold). While not a particularly fast swimmer, she's quite agile in the water and won't drown in the ocean, which is the important thing! Hanako is also nimble as a bird when she's in zero-gravity as a result of all her training and experience in space over the years. Her current NH-29 body helps give her extra endurance.


Hanako is capable of piloting starships (and shuttles) very well; she learned by spending a lot of battles as pilot of the YSS Sakura. She can also proficiently drive a car around the city; she previously had one at the Empress' Palace, a black 4-door police sedan.


Hanako is pretty good and growing better at creating and controlling her anti-gravity field.

Hanako's Possessions

The following page is a list of items that Hanako owns or has been issued.

Officer Cap Star Army Cap, Type 32

Military Gear



  • Dark blue bikini with cherry blossom pattern
  • Teal bikini


  • Personalized Leather Bomber Jacket with fur collar and ship patches from Hanako's service record
  • Custom designed jacket with an embroidered image of the Hoshi no Iori and the YSS Eucharis and her sister ships in the background along with Planet Yamatai.
  • Bras, black
  • Sweater, cream color
  • Thin nightie
  • Ermine Coat
  • scarf, red


  • Pajama pants
  • Panties, Socks, pantyhose, and stockings in black
  • Tights (black, white, light blue-gray)
  • Fox Fur Belt with holster and pouches
  • Skirt, calf-length, black


  • Slippers
  • Boots, black leather with heels

Other Items

  • Beach ball, transparent pink
  • Chocolates and cookies, packaged
  • Electronic reading tablet
  • Fur Comforter with silk backing
  • Hairstyling Kit
  • Rolling luggage carrier, black
  • Straw hat with dark blue ribbon
  • Tea-making kit (includes a hot plate, tea kettle, various teas, and teacups with plastic caps)
  • 2 Bottles of Wine, Limited Edition YE 32 Fortified Sakura Blush (only 32 bottles produced)
  • Limited Edition and Individually Numbered Yui Scout Ceremonial Sword
  • A snow globe with the YSS Eucharis inside
  • A snow globe with the YSS Sakura inside
  • A YSS Eucharis model kit complete with paints
  • YB-28A Triple Power magazine for the NSP, with scope, rails, and charger
  • Yamataian Photobook of Hanako and Yui wearing swimsuits or less
  • Box of Precious Gemstones
  • Yumi (bow)
  • Framed photo of Yui and Hanako
  • (From Sune) gold charm bracelet that has alternating Sakura-class Light Gunship and Plumeria-class Medium Gunship on it.
  • 2 coupons for one professional massage at a Kagayaki Cosmetics Day Spa.
  • Star-Army-Blue-colored rolling luggage case and matching shower kit bag with both the character's name and a large image of YSS Eucharis embroidered on it.
  • YSS Eucharis challenge coin
  • Plush Toy resembling the Eucharis (keep out of reach of cats! They LOVE the beads!)
  • 5,000 KS
  • Barrel of Yamataian Brandy
  • Subspace transceiver, ship
  • Several Mattresses
  • Desktop sculpture
  • A rock that glows, fist size, harmless
  • A Lapurnium (sash) in sky blue with silver trim.
  • Yekloka Tasbate (Singing Crystal) produces haunting music from the Iromakuanhe home star
  • 1 MT-G1-1A - Personal Holographic Computer (PHC) painted black with Clan Logo on it, programmed with Yamatago, Trade and Takavonai. Comes with 24 hour visitor visa, and a free nights stay in the VIP accommodations
  • Escape Pod, Ke-S3-X2900
  • SSCC-XL containing Gold
  • Several New Mattresses
  • 693 x 50lb Sacks of Apples
  • 414 x Small Cask of Molasses (8 lb)
  • Fancy scarves
  • Portable Anti-FTL Field Device (NMX War, TC: 87-51, IC: 4494-26526-128)
  • 462 x Explorer's Outfit (10 gp, 8 lb)
  • Various shipments of musical instruments (Pirating YE 34, TC: 83-69, IC: 5784-30210-142)
  • Crate of Lorath Missile Warheads - Plasma (NMX War, TC: 77-74, IC: 5678-15227-142)
  • 5 Crates of exotic liquor (Pirating YE 34, TC: 68-53, IC: 3593-19985-113)
  • Lorath Gas Canister (YE 43 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 33-71, IC: 2400-29735-101)
  • Mini Fridge (YE 43 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 12-49, IC: 645-18775-60)
  • Bucket of Paint (YE 43 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 35-14, IC: 512-1345-45)
  • Complete PRISM Computer System (YE 43 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 39-68, IC: 2709-33853-103)
  • Type 31 Void Propulsion Pack (YE 43 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 20-93, IC: 1917-14565-111)
  • Novelty Shirt, Band (AETHER SPERM, NUCLEAR ELECTRIC DEATH EAGLE TOUR T-SHIRT, MORE LIKE AWESOME SHIRT) (YE 44 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 71-8, IC: 554-3233-71)
  • Bass Guitar (missing strings) (YE 44 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 93-20, IC: 1359-8017-102)
  • Barrel of Yamataian Brandy (YE 44 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 53-7, IC: 375-2850-54)
  • Large section of destroyed Eikan-class Heavy Cruiser or Chiharu-class Flagship (YE 45 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 8-65, IC: 577-150402-73)
  • Sawn off shotgun (YE 45 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 58-19, IC: 1159-44023-70)
  • Car Parts (YE 45 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 57-65, IC: 3762-150532-116)
  • Gun Modification Tools (YE 45 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 64-53, IC: 3449-122805-110)
  • Slave Control Collar (YE 45 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 31-55, IC: 1731-127492-83)



Hanako has elected not to receive pay from the Star Army of Yamatai First Expeditionary Fleet; instead she uses the Yamatai Prestige System. Because of Hanako's achievements and her membership in the Ketsurui Clan, she could likely make successful requests for major items (even a new warship, perhaps) from the Yamataian government. Hanako also has about 100,000 KS available at any given point; the royal family replenishes her expenses every month.

For this reason, Hanako tends to purchase items for her crew, and gives her extra income to charity (such as Yamataian and Nepleslian orphanages).

  • Additional funds: 10,000 KS
  • 212,000,000 KS Sold XL container of Ytterbium)

Here's some artwork of Hanako over the years by various artists, showing her progression.



OOC Notes

  • Hanako has served as a mascot for the Star Army community for several years and appears on some Star Army fliers, merchandise, and mailing labels.
  • Saejin Oh's artwork of Hanako appeared on page 37 of ImagineFX magazine's 25th Issue, which was sold in the UK starting November 23, 2007. He later did some of the concept art for Sucker Punch 2) Hanako in ImagineFX

Artworks by:

  • helloimtea (DA)
  • Leanne Buckley
  • Caleb Thomas
  • Wes Davis
  • Raph V. (ichan)
  • Hyeoii (DA) - See Artworks By Hyeoii for more by this artist.
  • CrimsonSnows (DA)
  • Alexandra Douglass
  • Saejin Oh
  • Tuppi=Fruppi (DA)

Sword artwork by Epic-Soldier (DA)

  • Not adoptable or usable as an NPC
Character Data
Character NameKetsurui-Shinjuku Hanako
Character OwnerWes
Character StatusNPC In Use By GM or FM
Current LocationKyoto
Star Army Personnel Database
SAOY Career StatusActive Duty
SAOY RankTaisho
SAOY OccupationDirector Of Star Army Personnel
SAOY AssignmentKyoto
SAOY Entry YearYE 21
DOR YearYE 42
Government & Politics of the Yamatai Star Empire
OfficeImperial Premier
DistrictYamatai Star System
Political PartyBellflower
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