[[quoteright:290:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Himawari.png]][[caption-width-right:290:Azami, Himawari, Himeji, Tsukiyohime, Shikimi, Yusura]]

In the Village of the Mists, a place where ancient tradition meets modern technology to train the ninjas of tomorrow, two people are transferring. The first is Hayato Marikouji, a new transfer teacher and a true fish out of water. The second is Himawari Hinata, a chipper ninja wannabe who possesses very little skill, but has seen ninjas on TV. She was saved by one from a plane crash when she was young, and aspires to become one herself. Himawari transfers into a class with several more experienced ninjas, and starts her training, discovering the secret of her and Hayato's past at the same time.

''Himawari!'' (and its sequel series, which has an additional exclamation point) were AnimeFirst series that aired in the spring of 2006 and the winter of 2007.
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!Tropes in ''Himawari!'' include:

* AnimeFirst
* AscendedFanboy -- Himawari, who knows almost everything about ninja from TV.
* BloodKnight -- Himeji loves the sound of explosions and fighting in general.
* ChainedToARailway --The ninja students do this to Hayato in the very first episode.
* CombatMedic -- Shikimi specializes in herbs and potions, but can hold her own in combat.
* ContinuityNod -- The opening the premiere episode of the second series references the opening of the first series with a gag involving Himwari.
* DarkSkinnedBlond -- Himeji
* DesignerBabies -- The reason most of the ninja in the series are so good is that they were genetically engineered that way.
* DudeLooksLikeALady--Azami
* EverybodyLives
* ExcitedShowTitle
* FakeDefector -- Tsukiyohime supposedly sells out her friends to a monster freezing over the forest, but true to her style, she was helping them to victory in an unexpected way. [[spoiler:Also, the principal and Takechi-sensei.]]
* FakeMemories -- [[spoiler:Both Hayato and Himawari have them planted by the organization.]]
* {{Fartillery}}-- Momota Main form of attack is farting.
* FigureItOutYourself -- Tsukiyohime rarely offers any actual advice, instead preferring visions and letting everyone else work out the rest.
* FountainOfYouth -- An episode in the first season sees most of the cast reduced to younger age, though it's only temporary.
* FryingPanOfDoom -- Once Hayato and Team Himawari are on the run, he keeps one in his knapsack at all times, and can fight decently well with it.
* {{Gasshole}}-- Momota who seems to fart constantly at random.
* GenkiGirl -- Himawari
* GenreSavvy -- Himawari, to some extent. She's seen enough of her favorite ninja show that she has at least some idea what to do. Whether it works is another matter.
* HotForStudent -- Hayato and Himawari's relationship, though it's primarily from her end.
* HumongousMecha -- Karakuri mecha are built for an inter-school competition. Himawari's team returns in the second season to momentarily aid an escape with its RocketPunch.
* InterspeciesRomance -- Yusura has a solid relationship with one Yonezawa. He happens to be a kappa.
* {{Invisibility}} -- Kotaro, Hayato's childhood friend. Except for his ears. He seems very eager to go into great detail about how his invisibility works.
* JapaneseHonorifics: Himwari usually refers to Hayato as "Hayato-dono."
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind -- In an effort to cure Himeji in the second season, the main cast (and Hayato) go inside Himeji's head.
* MadLibsCatchphrase -- Yusura describes things as being "[adjective] like [animal]". Azami has "According to my information, [important news]. Also, [useless trivia]."
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens -- Both the owner of the shop, and the school's principal.
* MoreDakka -- If she's not using her [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], Himeji is blasting things to hell.
* {{Meganekko}} -- Shikimi.
* {{Ninja}} at NinjaSchool.
* NonHumanSidekick -- Momota, Yusura's dog. [[{{Fartillery}} Fights with flatulence]].
* OddlyNamedSequel -- The second season is differentiated from the first by only one exclamation mark. (''Himawari!'' and ''Himawari!!'')
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness -- The people aboard the triangular ship in the second season.
* OnceAnEpisode -- Tsukiyohime appears without warning and in the most improbable of locations to offer a bit of cryptic advice.
* OneGenderSchool -- Both ninja schools.
* OnTheNext: Used at the end of each episode, narrated by Himawari, and always with a single line of hers from the actual episode at the end.
* PerpetualPoverty -- Hayato, continually strapped for cash. Though he's a teacher, he mooches off his students more than anything.
* PersonalityPowers -- A twisted version. The ninja under the company's orders gain their powers from past traumas. For example, a boy who was denied a gumball turned into a RubberMan ninja.
* ThePlan [[spoiler:The principal and Takechi sent down the unusual ninjas to prepare Team Himawari for the final battle.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: It's one of the key themes of the show and ultimately what saves several of the characters, most particularly Shikimi.
* PocketProtector -- A cucumber that Yusura gave to Yonezawa as a gift saves him when he's BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* RaisedByGrandparents -- Himawari was raised by her grandmother, and often speaks nostalgically of her. [[spoiler:She wasn't Himawari's real grandmother.]]
* SpeaksFluentAnimal -- Yusura
* StalkerWithACrush -- Komurasaki, a student from the boys' school, towards Himawari.
* StarCrossedLovers -- Shikimi and Nanafushi. Ninja from the two schools are not allowed to find love, but that doesn't necessarily stop them.
* SunnySunflowerDisposition -- Himawari, of course.
* TerribleTrio -- The Boss, Wabisuke and Sabisuke, a trio of turtle ninjas from the first season seeking revenge on Hayato. Not very effective, but their mission was misguided from the start.
* ThemeNaming -- "Himawari" means "sunflower" (as evidenced by her hair decorations), and almost the entire rest of the cast is named after plants as well.
* ToiletHumour: An invisible man who discusses what a pain it is try to clean your toilet when your waste is also invisible.
* UnusualEars -- Tsukiyohime has elfin ears, which makes her stand out among the cast.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove
* WhatWouldXDo? -- In any given situation, Himawari will ask herself "What would Denzou do?"
* WholesomeCrossdresser -- Azami is a boy, spying from the nearby boys' ninja school. Everybody knows, but nobody really minds. Though the viewers may be the ones who are the most surprised.
* VerbalTic -- Himeji's "de arinsu".
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
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