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|Also known as||Hinatacchi (by Sora)|
|Age|| 1 (Fruits Basket)|
20s (Fruits Basket Another)
|Parents|| Unnamed Father|
Satsuki Sohma (Mother)
|Siblings|| Hiro Sohma (Older Brother)|
Unnamed Younger Brother
She reappears in the sequel, Fruits Basket Another, now as an adult.
As a baby, Hinata has short hair, big, round eyes, and is only shown wearing baby clothes. She is also depicted in braided buns for a hairstyle.
As an adult, Hinata has darker-colored hair with straight, nape-length hair and lower-chin-length bangs which mainly drapes over the right side of her face.
In Fruits Basket Another, she appears as a very kind, caring, outgoing, and energetic woman. However, she is also noted to be carefree and sometimes even ditzy, childish and air-headed. Despite that, she is dependable and responsible, as she was entrusted to take care of Shiki Sohma during their trip to the Sohma vacation house. She takes her role as one of the oldest Sohmas seriously, and will go the extra mile for the younger children.
Second Year Arc
Hiro got a call from his mother Satsuki, informing him that she was pregnant with Hinata.
Hinata was born sometime after the Sohmas had their summer vacation. When Hiro visits them in the hospital, their mother asks Hiro if he wants to hold Hinata, but Hiro declines, explaining that he will transform then. Hiro's mother assures that even if he does, she will hug both of them close.
After returning back home, it is mentioned by Satsuki that their whole family is happy by Hinata's arrival and that she is the new idol of their home. She also explains that Hiro has already become a very dependable older brother towards Hinata. And Hiro, who is unable to hug her like any other proud older brother, holds Hinata's hands instead.
Third Year Arc
When Hiro's curse broke, he was in the same room as Hinata, playing with her. Hiro immediately hugged her and indeed, he did not transform, meaning his curse did break. His mother comes in and hugs Hiro and Hinata together, happy that Hiro is now able to hug anyone he wishes to.
When Kisa's curse is broken, Hinata and Hiro watches as she cries.
Hinata arrives at the Sohma cottage along with Shiki Sohma a day later than everyone else. When she notices that he is feeling unwell, she brings him a handful of medicines, though she is unsure of which she should give Shiki. She then meets Sawa Mitoma, explaining that she drove herself and Shiki to the cottage early in the morning and that he started to feel sick on the way. Later, while Shiki and Sawa are at the aquarium together, Hinata tells Mutsuki and Chizuru Sohma that she originally planned to take Shiki to the cottage by train as his chaperone, but instead drove him as he looked very eager to go there. In the evening, while the children enjoy themselves with fireworks, Hinata gets drunk and mistakes an artificial plant for fireworks.
Hiro is Hinata's older brother. Hiro loves his sister deeply and dotes on her. The first thing he does when he realizes his curse is breaking is hugging his sister.
In Fruits Basket Another, Hinata mentions that Hiro is a very protective older brother who constantly worries about her.
Hinata cares about Shiki deeply and worries about him constantly. She views him as a cute little-brother-figure of sorts and wishes nothing but happiness for him. When Shiki showed an interest in wanting to go somewhere and do something, Hinata was very happy about it.
Hinata and Mutsuki get along very well and seem to occasionally keep in touch. Hinata is very comfortable in his presence and likewise, Mutsuki respects Hinata and knows her very well, including her bad driving skills and her love for alcohol.
- Since Hiro's name means "Light on the Path", she was named Hinata, which means "Towards the Sun" in Japanese. Their parents thought about it for a long time, because they wanted "sunny" names for both of their children.
- She is the only non-Zodiac sibling who knows about her brother's relation towards her.
- She is the second of the Sister Sohmas to appear in Fruits Basket Another, the first being Momo Sohma.
- Apparently, she is a very bad driver.
- According to Mutsuki, she really enjoys drinking.