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Honne Nohotoke
Honne Nohotoke
 Kanji/Kana 布仏 本音
 Rōmaji Nohotoke Honne
 Also Known As Nohohon-san
Honne-chan (from Tatenashi Sarashiki
Personal Info
 Birthday
 Gender Female
 Age 15
 Height 151cm
 Weight
 Nationality Japanese
 Relatives Utsuho Nohotoke (older sister)
 Occupation 1st year IS Academy Student (Class One)
 Academic Standing Student Council Member in the IS Academy
 Infinite Stratos (IS) Kyuubi no Tamashii (Game only)
 Affiliation
 Status Active/Alive
Media
 Appears in Light Novel, Manga, Anime, Game
 Light Novel Debut Volume 1, Chapter 2
 Manga Debut Chapter 4
 Anime Debut Episode 1
Portrayal
 Japanese Voice Mai Kadowaki
 English Voice Monica Passley
 Other Voice(s)


Honne Nohotoke (布仏 本音, Nohotoke Honne?), affectionately called "Nohohon-san" by others, is a character who appears infrequently in the Infinite Stratos series. She is a 1st year student at the IS Academy, one of Ichika Orimura's classmates in Class One, and a member of the Student Council with Utsuho Nohotoke (Honne's older sister).

Appearance

Honne has sleepy yellow eyes and pink shoulder-length hair, most of which hang free, the exception being two small pigtails on either side of her head held in place by yellow fox-themed hair ties. Her appearance is usually marked by her long sleeves which obscure her hands. However, her long sleeves are not always present as the skin-tight suit used during IS exercises lacks sleeves. Underneath her baggy clothes, Honne has a rather curvaceous and well-endowed figure, having bigger breast than even Houki.

Personality

She is presented as a cute, childish, happy and enthusiastic girl. Honne loves eating snacks. Honne is an airhead and very forward, always saying what she means. However, Honne can show flashes of seriousness every once in a while, which surprise even the Sarashiki sisters who have known her since childhood.

Relationships

  • Utsuho Nohotoke - Her older sister. They both work for the student council under Tatenashi Sarashiki.
  • Ichika Orimura - She, like other girls, is fascinated with Ichika. In Volume 1, Chapter 2, Honne gives him the nickname "Orimu". This first instance of this was omitted in the anime, so it is heard for the first time in episode 9.
  • Tatenashi Sarashiki -
  • Kanzashi Sarashiki - Honne is Kanzashi's personal maid and childhood friend. Honne is generally loyal to Kanzashi and will do her best to aid her. However, Kanzashi has been growing concern with how close Honne has become with Ichika.

Infinite Stratos & Abilities

She doesn't own a personal IS. Like her older sister, Honne is a member of the maintenance division and is considered to be one of their aces. Honne specialist in construction.

History

Currently, nothing is known about her history. But she is shown to be Kanzashi Sarashiki's personal maid.

Plot Synopsis

Episode 1: "My Classmates are All Girls"

Honne is first introduced to the Infinite Stratos series as one of Ichika's classmates. She commented on Ichika's big appetite in the morning. When Ichika asked about if eating a small meal in the morning is enough for her, she replied that she eats enough snacks.

Episode 2: "Class Representative Runoff!"

During a recess, Ichika invites Honne and her two friends to eat with him and Houki Shinonono. However, after witnessing Houki putting Ichika to the ground, they faded away.

Honne and friends

Honne (middle) and friends

Episode 3: "The Transfer Student is my Second Childhood Friend"

Honne was there to witness Ichika crashing on the ground during an IS practice.

Later, Honne was part of the Class Rep party for Ichika, even posing beside him for the event's picture.

Episode 9: "Ocean's Eleven!"

Honne is seen with the class playing volleyball at the seaside school. Unlike the other girls, Honne wore a mascot-like suit. She also wanted to play walking watchtower when seeing Lingyin jump on Ichika.

Episode 10: "Thine Red Line"

Episode 12: "Your Name Is"

Etymology

  • The name Honne means "base, root, origin" (本) (hon) and "sound" (音) (ne).
  • Honne's surname Nohotoke means "cloth" (布) (no) and "Buddha" (仏) (hotoke).

Quotes

  • Honne: "Orimura-kun, you sure have a big appetite in the morning."
    Ichika Orimura: "What about you? Is eating that little really enough for you?"
    Honne: "We eat enough snacks!"

    - Honne and Ichika (Episode 1)
  • Honne: "You know, Orimu. You’re always, always there for us. But you should let us be there for you, too."
    Ichika Orimura: “H-Huh? What are you talking about?”
    Honne: “C’mon, Orimu.” Miss Casual wrapped her arms around him. “When it gets to be too much, we can help. We’re all here for you. All of us.”
    -Honne and Ichika (Light Novel volume 10)

Trivia

  • Honne is sometimes compared to foxes and kitsunes, mostly because of her pigtails, her enthusiastic personality and fox costume she wears constantly.
    • She has an unusual ability to be able to wag her foxtail and wiggle her fox ears when in costume.
    • She has barrettes that are foxes.
  • According to herself, Honne's three sizes starting from the top are 91, 59 and her last one being in the 80's.
  • Honne enjoys eating snacks

Gallery

Infinite Stratos Characters
IS Academy
1st Year
Class 1-1 Ichika OrimuraHouki ShinononoCecilia AlcottCharlotte DunoisLaura BodewigHonne NohotokeKiyoka AikawaShizune TakatsukiSayuka YorutakeYuzu Tanimoto
Class 1-2 Lingyin Huang
Class 1-4 Kanzashi Sarashiki
Others Tina HamiltonAiris Twilight Ruxezemburg
2nd Year Tatenashi SarashikiKaoruko MayuzumiForte SapphireSara Welkin
3rd Year Utsuho NohotokeDaryl Casey
In-game Character Luanyin HuangVishnu Isa GalaxyRorentsuine Laurent di FillneyFaniel CometO'Neil CometVelvet HellCurrier LuccukchefkaGriffin Redram
Other Djbril Emulail
Staff Chifuyu OrimuraMaya YamadaJuuzou KutsuwagiEdwards Franchee
IS Pilots
U.S. Army Natasha FairsIris CallingLeader
Phantom Task Squall MeuselMAutumnRain MeuselForte SapphireAlicia Jiosestaf
Russia Rogna Kalinych
Other Characters
Notable Tabane ShinononoChloe Chronicle
Civilians Dan GotandaRan GotandaRen GotandaGen GotandaKazuma MitaraiYukikoRyuuin ShinononoNagisako MayuzumiChelsea BlankettLei Lei YangExia Blankett
Kuromochi Machinery Development Hikaruno Kagaribi
Schwarzer Hase Laura BodewigClarissa Harfouch
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