Numano Himemiko (沼皇女) is the catfish princess of the Tatara Swamp in the manga series Kamisama Kiss.
Before Himemiko met Nanami she had a fish-like appearance. She had fins for hands, large circular pitch-black eyes, and tiny oval eyebrows.
When Himemiko tells Nanami of her love for a human boy, Nanami with the assistance of Tomoe's enchanted leaves, transformed her into a human like appearance.
In her human-like appearance, she looks to be around 13-14 years old, with purple hair tied up in half ponytail atop her head and light purple-blue eyes. She keeps her oval eyebrows, colored into the same shade as her hair.
Himemiko is loving and caring towards her friends but can be very aggressive towards anyone who has hurt her friends or her lover, Kotarou. She is a bit cunning but can find happiness in the smallest of things and accepts things easily, like when Kotarou broke up with her, even though her heart ached with loneliness. She also has an odd habit of clacking her teeth together in reply or at random.
When she first met Nanami, she was very mature acting, however, in the later part, she has become more and more like a regular, slightly eccentric, teenage girl.
Ten years ago she fell in love with a young boy, Urashima Kotarou and she asked Nanami to help her reconnect with the boy once again. As an act of gratitude, when Nanami had visited her palace, she allowed her to wear one of her luxurious kimonos so she would look her best in front of Tomoe.
Powers & Abilities
Himemiko as a Yokai has special powers, but these are unknown. Himemiko is unable to use these or it will release her human disguise. She also has a great number Yokai under her command, due to being a princess, with Aotake as her bodyguard.
Himemiko had fall in love with Kotarou when he was a young boy. After Himemiko and Kotarou had reconnect gone through a tough time, they become lovers.
Himemiko and Nanami have stay friends since they meet, they even grow closer as friends. Himemiko thinks of Nanami as her precious friend, that she well protect her if somebody was to talk about her friend in a bad way.
- (To the Dragon King) "Watch your mouth, Dragon King. Nanami is my precious friend. I'll not allow you to speak ill of her."
- (To Kotaru) "If I were not human...would you...still have liked me? Would Kota have liked me...even if I were an ayakashi?"
- She is the first god mentioned as the leader of a fresh body of water. A swamp, but in the anime version they say it's a lake.
- In the anime they call her "Priestess" but in the manga they call her "Princess"