|Voiced By||Ai Nonaka|
|Birthday||March 24 (Aries)|
|Occupation||High School Student|
|Hobby||Watching pro wrestling matches and martial arts movies|
|Favorite Food||Whipped cream puffs|
Ayane (Paternal half-sister)
Kasumi (Paternal cousin)
Hayate (Paternal cousin)
|Hair Color||Salmon Pink|
|Height||4' 11" (150 cm)|
Honoka (穂香) is a playable crossover DLC character in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash and as a guest character in Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link She originally comes from the Dead or Alive fighting game series.
Owing to her status as a Japanese schoolgirl, she constantly wears a school uniform including the blazer, as well as a glove that has a winking skull and crossbones logo on the back of the hand.
She possesses shoulder length salmon pink hair that is tied into a ponytail on the side (which is always represented as a ball with the same markings as the winking skull and crossbones motif or some variation, as well as reddish eyes and somewhat tanned skin. Her face and overall build (namely her height) is similar to that of Marie Rose, although unlike her, she possesses a significantly large bust. Honoka currently possesses the largest bust out of all the female characters in the Dead or Alive series, a direct contrast to her friend and rival, Marie Rose, who possesses the smallest bust, which was even the subject of a pun for their Japanese tag team intro. Her bust size had been hinted at in Famitsu prior to her official announcement, where it mentioned that the new girl had "the biggest."
Besides her swimwear, she dresses relatively modestly, which could be due to her innocent nature and grandmother's influence. Some of her outfits also contain a cow motif, similar to Ushimaru, such as a cow face print on a t-shirt with "milk" written under it, as well as clothes with a cow marking-print and an attached stuffed cow.
Having been raised all her life by her gentle and loving grandmother, she is a sweet, easygoing kind of girl, but when she sees a fight, she cannot contain her excitement - or the mysterious power surging within her. Honoka has a strange knack for instantly learning any fighting move she sees. She has kept this power hush-hush, but has been itching to test it out in secret.
Her victory quotes indicate she doesn't even know the origin of her powers and seeks to find out about it. In some victory quotes, she also gets apologetic and asks if they can stand up while rushing towards them to offer them a hand, implying that while she does want to test her powers out, she doesn't want to injure or cripple people with them. Her victory quote, "Promise me... You won't tell anyone.", it seems that she doesn't want many people to know about her powers. Unlike most other fighters, she doesn't attempt to shame her opponent upon beating them.
Although she is very eager for a challenge and a fight to the extent that she can't help herself, even she has her limits, as her losing quote has her whining that her opponent is too strong.
- Honoka/Peach Beach Splash
- Honoka is figuratively a fortuitous prayer for a woman's livelihood. "Ho" (穂) is referring to an ear of grain, in this case one that has ripened well enough to harvest. "Ka" (香) refers to a fragrance. When paired together, the feminine name is wishing for the woman to live a fruitful life.
- Honoka shares the same birthday as Kanon.