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Any resemblance my rocket has to a vibrating sex toy is entirely coincidental.


Insert your own dirty joke about polishing the rocket.

A rocket-riding Playboy Bunny that can be found, usually as a playable character, in several of Konami's Parodius (Parody + Gradius = Parodius) space shooter video games. Hikaru is generally accompanied by her pallette-swapped (blond hair, red outfit) look-alike Akane. While, story-wise, a unique character, Akane's practical reason for existence is to differentiate players who wish to use the same character in a simultaneous two-player game. Hikaru's (and Akane's) first appearance was in the 1994 Gokujyou Parodius: Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (Fantastic Parodius: Pursue the Glory of the Past) installment of the series. Oddly enough, Hikaru also serves as a boss character (many times her usual size and dressed in a Tokimeki Memorial Kirameki High School sailor uniform) in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (Chatting Parodius Live!). Like most Gradius spacecraft, Hikaru can be continuously upgraded with speed-ups, missiles (2-way hawkwind type), either double guns (tail gun type, shaped like carrots) or lasers (boomerang shot type), options (fixed formation type), and a shield, the latter two of which sport cute rabbit head designs.

Newsprint, white notebook paper, tissue paper, white glue, super glue, plastic, ink, and acrylic paint.

5.6 cm/2.2 in. x 7.2 cm/2.8 in. (widest point x highest point*)
(* 5.7 cm/2.2 in. high excluding the transparent stand.)

Six days: August 8-15, 2010 (no work was performed on 11 or 14).

Hikaru photo collage.

For comparison/informational purposes, below are some images from various Parodius media:

Hikaru's weapon loadout in Gokujyou Parodius.

Hikaru, armed to the teeth, with 4 bunny options, a bunny shield, boomerang shot lasers, and hawkwind missiles.

Artwork of Hikaru and Akane.    Cropped artwork of Hikaru from Gokujyou Parodius.

Hikaru and Akane (again).       Hikaru from the introduction of Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius.

Hikaru, victorious, at the end of Gokujyou Parodius.  Unfortunately, she's about to find out what's inside that treasure chest is none too pleasant . . .

Hikaru, wearing a Japanese high school sailor uniform, as a boss in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius

(In no particular order of importance.)

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