Himawari Uzumaki is a young citizen of Konohagakure's Uzumaki Clan and a direct descendant of the Hyuga Clan.
Himawari is the second and youngest child of Hinata and Naruto Uzumaki. On the day that Naruto was to be inaugurated as the Seventh Hokage, Himawari wanted to bring her panda toy to the ceremony, but Boruto, fearing that he would end up carrying it, tried to take it away from her. When the toy's head was ripped off in the ensuing tug-of-war, Himawari awakened her Byakugan and attacked Boruto in her anger, despite his vehement apologies. Naruto, sensing her killing intent, arrived and shielded Boruto, though he was knocked out in the process. Fearful of what an attack that could defeat his father would do to him, Boruto tried to run away from Himawari, but she already located her brother hiding in a closet.
Himawari is a cheerful, considerate, and kindhearted individual. She is shown to adore her family, excited to see when her father comes home, hopes to make her late cousin Neji happy by bringing him flowers to his grave, and enjoys visiting her maternal family whenever possible, as it is revealed Himawari is close with her aunt and grandfather from her mother's side. She also seems to care especially about her older brother and vice-versa, to which she is always hopes to play with him whenever possible. Himawari has a very close attachment to her parents, as she refers to them as "Mama" and "Papa". When Hinata was injured during Momoshiki and Kinshiki Otsutuski's attack, Himawari stayed by her mother's bedside as she was healed by Sakura, worriedly watching over her and holding her hand. In contrast to her brother, Himawari is very mature despite her age, helping her mother with chores. She also takes after her paternal grandfather being patient, supportive, and understanding of her often-absent father and his Hokage duties, but yearns for him to be home sometimes. However, Himawari is not without temper; she can become very confrontational when provoked. Showing a strong attachment to her favorite plush, she quickly showed an intimidating side which is as enough to make her brother run away and hide from her and also cause her father and Kurama to be terrified of her.
Himawari bears a striking resemblance to her mother: she has dark-blue hair that she wears with straight bangs and a hime-cut. Like her brother, her hair flares out on the sides and back, and she has an ahoge (Literally meaning: foolish hair) on the top of her head, which resembles the steam of a leaf. She also inherited her father's blue eyes, whisker markings on each cheek, unruly hair, face shape, and mouth.
Stemming from her Hyuga heritage, Himawari subconsciously awakened the Byakugan at age three in anger after her favorite toy was torn by Boruto. In the anime, her grandfather, Hiashi, openly expressed how impressive it was for her to awaken it at such a young age.
When activated, her normally blue eyes take on the white and featureless appearance characteristic of the Byakugan. With it, she possesses a near 360 degrees field of x-ray vision (except for a small blind spot at the upper thoracic vertebrae), see through solid surfaces, and can even clearly perceive the chakra pathway system. Despite no prior training for it, she was able to quickly adjust to its powers as well as make effective use of them.
Himawari can subconsciously make use of the Gentle Fist taijutsu. This allows her to surgically inject chakra into an opponent's tenketsu through her various strikes to internally damage her target or manipulate their chakra pathway system with just minimal contact.
New Era Edit
Academy Arc Edit
Later, as Boruto began acting strange, portraying himself like a flashy movie hero, Himawari grew concerned for her brother. Once her family confronted him about this, he said he finally awakened his Byakugan, shocking everyone. As Naruto remembered how Himawari was able to manifest the Byakugan with no prior training, he considered it possible, deciding to take both his children to Hiashi Hyuga for quality answers. Upon arriving at their grandfather's house, the aging Hyuga head quickly began doting over his grandchildren, which Himawari quickly returned the similar feelings. Himawari then began to play with her aunt Hanabi while Hiashi talked with Boruto. After discussing Boruto's allegation of manifesting his Byakugan, it was decided to test the theory with a duel against Hanabi. Himawari watched in dismay at Boruto as he was soundly defeated by their aunt, which left everyone to conclude that Boruto has not yet manifested the Byakugan. Afterwards, it was decided for Himawari and her family to spend the night over in the Hyuga house. The following day, after Boruto came to terms with not having the Byakugan, he reverted to his normal personality, shocking Himawari again.
Versus Momoshiki Arc Edit
- The name "Himawari" (向日葵) means "sunflower". When reversed, the first two kanji spell "Hyuga" (日向), which can also be read "Hinata", making her being name after her mother and the Hyuga clan. Since her mother's last name mean "towards the sun", while her mother's name mean "a place in the sun".
- She is Junko Takeuchi's favorite character from Boruto's generation.
- In the manga, Himawari wears a black tank top. However in the OVA, Himawari wears a light yellow tank top.