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Moonflowers

    In General 
Moonflowers are magical flower-like children who are assigned as guardians of the moons of a faraway galaxy. To do this, they must plant mysterious "treasures" to grow Treasure Trees, which can only happen when they feel a certain mood.
  • Always Female: Subverted. Hanazuki and Kiazuki are the only known Moonflowers in the show at first, but they are later joined by two male Moonflowers, evening out the gender ratio. Hanazuki also assumes the Moonflower of Sleepy Unicorn's moon is also a girl before Sleepy corrects her.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Hanazuki and Kiyoshi.
  • Character Development: Most of the Moonflowers introduced manage to work through their major character flaws by the season's end: Hanazuki becomes less naive and more responsible; Kiazuki becomes kinder and more willing to accept help; and Kiyoshi becomes more optimistic and self-confident. The only Moonflower who goes through no change is Maroshi, on account of him being introduced so late in the season.
  • Colour-Coded Emotions: Moonflowers have white colors on their bodies and clothes that change to match a different emotion or mood: red for feistiness, orange for wackiness, yellow for happiness, lime green for fear, dark green for mellowness, teal for glamor, blue for sadness, lavender for inspiration, purple for bravery, pink for love, and black for despair.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: None of the Moonflowers wear proper shoes. Hanazuki and Maroshi go barefoot, Kiyoshi wears Roman sandals, and Kiazuki wears Naruto-style open-toed boots.
  • Emotional Powers: Their ability to grow Treasure Trees only works with an emotional trigger.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Hanazuki is the optimist, Kiazuki is the cynic, Kiyoshi is the realist, and Maroshi is the apathetic.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Each of the four Moonflowers introduced in season 1 fits every temperament to a T:
    • Hanazuki is sanguine: cheerful, passionate, and determined, but often too willing to please and overly trusting.
    • Kiazuki is choleric: a born leader and always focused, but very harsh and even ruthless towards others.
    • Kiyoshi is melancholic: thoughtful and a crafty thinker when not overtaken by paranoia or anxiety.
    • Maroshi is phlegmatic: relaxed, carefree, and irresponsible to an absolute fault.
  • Green Thumb: A limited version. Moonflowers are able to grow magical Treasure Trees whenever they have the necessary treasure and are feeling a strong emotion or mood.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: A Moonflower's power derives from their control over their mental and emotional states. This allows them to vegetate moons with mystical trees that help them flourish and ward off outside threats, among other things.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Compared to the outgoing Hanazuki and abrasive Kiazuki, there's the quiet, reserved Kiyoshi and the extremely mellow Maroshi.
  • Multicolored Hair: Each Moonflower has white highlights in their hair that change color depending on their mood.
  • Plant Person: All Moonflowers are born from crystal flower seeds, and have flowers on their head.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Moonflowers look just like human children except for the flowers sprouting from their heads.
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    Hanazuki 
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Voiced by: Jessica DiCicco

A freshly born Moonflower assigned as a guardian of the Hemkas' moon. Ever cheerful and boundlessly optimistic, Hanazuki spends each day learning more about her moods, duties, and what kind of threats she faces.


  • All-Loving Heroine: Downplayed. Hanazuki loves everyone and everything she sees with gusto, to the point where the mere thought of disliking someone is a foreign concept to her. On the other hand, her patience has its limits and she will give up on anyone who pushes her too far.
  • And Call Him "George"!: Upon seeing the Hemkas for the first time, Hanazuki has the irresistible urge to hug and squeeze them. She turns out to be a more subtle example than most, playfully squeezing them whenever her mind is on something else.
  • Big Sister Worship: Even though they're not related, Hanazuki is ecstatic when she first meets her "Moonflower sister" Kiazuki, and she does everything she can to earn her love and admiration. This slowly but surely starts to crumble when Kiazuki starts acting more hostile and jealous around her, and completely falls apart when Kiazuki steals her Treasure Trees and abandons everyone.
  • Broken Pedestal: Hanazuki naively views Kiazuki as a Cool Big Sis until her shifty actions become too big to ignore. Once Kiazuki makes off with Hanazuki's Treasure Trees and abandons her own friend, Zikoro, Hanazuki loses all respect for her.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: From the very moment she sees someone in trouble, helping them is always the first thing that crosses her mind. This later gets deconstructed when she suffers a nervous breakdown from Heroic Fatigue and admits her biggest fear is not being there for her friends after spending every waking moment worrying over their safety.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She immediately gushes over anything she finds adorable, particularly the Hemkas.
  • The Cutie: You'll rarely find anyone else as kind and full of childlike wonder as Hanazuki. This being a series where her world could be destroyed at any moment, however, this also makes her particularly vulnerable to breaking down.
  • Does Not Wear Shoes: She walks about barefooted.
  • The Leader: She grows into this for her moon as she begins taking charge against the Big Bad.
  • Little Miss Snarker: As sweet as she is, she also has a sharp tongue when things don't go her way, which is fairly often.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She fulfills this role for the moodier Moonflowers such as Kiyoshi and, eventually, Kiazuki. Ironically inverted between her and the carefree Maroshi, as she becomes more uptight by the time they meet.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is the Japanese word for "moon flower".
  • Naïve Everygirl: Hanazuki is quick to assume the best out of everyone and everything she meets, which makes her easy to lie to or take advantage of. She grows out of it at a decent pace, however.
  • Naïve Newcomer: The series opens with her birth, so she naturally has to learn things as the audience does.
  • Nice Girl: Very cheerful and sweet, and always willing to lend a helping hand.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She's always a bit too eager to give her pals a hug whether they want one or not, especially Kiazuki.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's almost always the voice of reason when dealing with the rowdy Hemkas, among her moon's more bizarre residents.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: In one episode, she's the only one on the moon who keeps her head firmly on her shoulders. In the next, she's filled with childlike wonder when faced with something she's never seen before.
  • Plant Hair: Her hair bears a striking resemblance to flower petals.
  • Plucky Girl: Once she sets her mind to a goal, she pursues it with relentless optimism.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: Hanazuki is born in the first episode, meaning all of her more naive lapses in judgment can be attributed to her unfamiliarity with how the world works. She gradually grows out of this as she gains more experience, however.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: She and Kiazuki begin to patch things up in "Recovery" after Hanazuki sees firsthand what drove her to steal her trees in the first place. Even when Kiazuki turns on her again, Hanazuki already understands Kiazuki's pain and implores her to do the right thing, rather than lose faith in her again.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: It's downplayed since she never abandons her positive outlook or desire to help others, but she becomes more aware of ill intent and shady behavior after getting betrayed by Kiazuki, the Moonflower she naively assumed to be a Cool Big Sis.
  • Unusual Euphemism: She tends to use the word "sparkles" as a swear word now and again.
    What in the name of sparkles?
    Stop, in the name of all that's sparkly!
    Oh, for sparkles' sake!
  • What Is This Feeling?: While ordinary emotions and moods don't affect her, she goes through this at the end of "Moonflower Sister" after turning black for the first time, saying that whatever this feeling is, she never wants to wish it on anyone.
  • Workaholic: As she grows more and more invested in her duties as her moon's guardian, she gets more high-strung and irritated whenever her friends don't take things as seriously.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has rosy cheeks that symbolize her youth and innocence.

    Kiazuki 
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Voiced by: Cassandra Lee

An older, cynical Moonflower from another moon that was destroyed by the Big Bad. At first she thinks Hanazuki will fare no better at protecting her moon than she or any of the other Moonflowers have, but she soon takes an interest in Hanazuki's success at growing Treasure Trees.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She fits this to a tee, being a good deal older, taller, and more cynical than Hanazuki.
  • Anti-Villain: She's a Moonflower with a duty to protect (or in her case, restore) her moon, just like Hanazuki. Since she doesn't know how to tap into her Emotional Powers, however, she resorts to manipulating Hanazuki in order to save her own moon.
  • Broken Bird: She started out as innocent as any Moonflower would, but suffered the worst fate that could befall any of them: failing to grow Treasure Trees and losing her home, as well as most of her friends, to the Big Bad.
  • The Cynic: Kiazuki is very pessimistic, having learned the hard way that there is no way of beating the Big Bad, or so she believes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Kiazuki's moon was destroyed by the Big Bad, leaving her and Zikoro alone on it, not to mention her being unable to get the point of growing Treasure Trees or even how to do it no matter how hard she tries. This happened right when she was in the middle of a plan she hoped would stop the Big Bad once and for all.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Has shades of this trope, being a Moonflower who was once as bright and idealistic as our main character, but her failures made her more jaded.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She acts like a cold, haughty know-it-all around Hanazuki for as long as she can get some use out of her, but finally begins to accept and appreciate her help once Hanazuki sees her at her lowest.
  • Doomed Hometown: Her moon has already been destroyed by the Big Bad once the series begins.
  • Facial Markings: She has a streak of dark green going across her eyes.
  • Fallen Hero: She was the founder of the Garlandians, an organization that was meant to unite the galaxy's Moonflowers against the Big Bad wherever it struck. Unfortunately, her moon's devastation caused those plans to fall through, turning her into a bitter failure who would risk the destruction of other worlds if it meant salvaging what little she has left.
  • False Friend: She pretends to be Hanazuki's "Moonflower sister" to figure out the secret to growing a Treasure Tree, since she's far too proud to ask upfront. Hanazuki buys into it at first, not knowing any better, but it doesn't take long before it dawns on Hanazuki what a poor influence Kiazuki is.
  • Freudian Excuse: Every unethical method of gaining new treasures that she does is to restore life to her moon. In her climactic battle against Hanazuki in the season finale, she goes on a rant where she pins the blame entirely on Little Dreamer, whom she accuses of letting Zikoro's kind get "taken away" by the Big Bad, as well as appearing to have picked Hanazuki as his "favorite".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her jealousy of Hanazuki's skill, piled on top of her own long string of failures, eventually drives her to steal Hanazuki's Treasure Trees for herself, leaving Hanazuki's moon defenseless against the Big Bad. When they begin to bury the hatchet towards the end of the season, Kiazuki is reminded of her jealousy at the worst possible time, causing her to take the trees again purely out of spite.
  • Grumpy Bear: She's a dark and bitter individual in a galaxy that's home to talking mountains and gumdrop bunnies, and is constantly irritated by Hanazuki's cheeriness and overall blindness to personal space.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She starts off as a somewhat grey character who soon shows her darker side by stealing Hanazuki's Treasure Trees, but eventually she decides to bring them back and help Hanazuki defeat the Big Bad. Sadly, her jealousy of Hanazuki comes roaring back in the season finale, and Kiazuki tries to steal the trees again. However, she cements her Heel–Face Turn after Hanazuki is finally able to get Kiazuki to openly express her sadness about her moon, which is finally the moment that Kiazuki is able to grow trees on her own.
  • Hidden Depths: The reason she goes through so much trouble acting mean and manipulating Hanazuki into helping her instead of just asking for help is because she's both jealous of Hanazuki's success and ashamed of her failure at saving her moon.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is extremely harsh and vindictive to pretty much everyone, usually only acting nice when it's in her favor. However, it's made clear early on that her hostility stems from a place of self-loathing, and as little as she may show it, she really does care about her Only Friend, Zikoro. Although she remains rough around the edges, Season 2 shows more of her heart of gold after the previous season finale.
  • Karma Houdini: To an extent, she is never punished for leaving Zikoro behind on Hanazuki's moon while the Big Bad attacks, despite it being one of the primary reasons Hanazuki comes to disrespect her, and she never appears particularly broken up about it. It's especially egregious when you consider Kiazuki did it while stealing Hanazuki's Treasure Trees, making her responsible for nearly destroying another Moonflower's moon with Zikoro still on it. Even more so the fact that one of the first things she planned on doing after beating the Big Bad was to help Zikoro search for his "little buddies" that were scattered across the galaxy by the Big Bad.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Kiazuki uses plenty of shady tactics to get Hanazuki's help in tree-growing, from forcefully extracting promises by pretending to be a friend and toying with Hanazuki's desire for her approval to ensure her cooperation, to deliberately engineering dangerous situations to help Hanazuki out of. To Kiazuki, it's either that or face the shame of asking for help.
  • My Greatest Failure: She's burdened with the fact that she let her whole moon down because of her inability to grow Treasure Trees, leaving her and Zikoro the only known survivors when the Big Bad attacked their home. What makes this worse is that she was once hopeful that she and some other Moonflowers could work together to stop the Big Bad wherever it went.
  • Ninja Brat: Her dress is similar to what a kunoichi (female ninja) would wear, and is particularly skilled at parkour.
  • Not So Above It All: During the rare instances where she is in a joyful mood, especially where she feels she's making headway at growing trees, she becomes quite quirky and excitable just like Hanazuki.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: She blames her failure to protect her moon solely on Little Dreamer for giving her "dud" treasures that never grow, seemingly passing her over for his "favorite" Moonflower, Hanazuki.
  • The Resenter: Part of her motivation to act against Hanazuki is her burning hatred of her apparent role as "Little Dreamer's favorite", since for every "defective" treasure Little Dreamer gives her, Hanazuki grows five proper trees with her own. This kicks off her Villainous Breakdown in the first season finale, where Kiazuki finally manages to beat the Big Bad back, only for Little Dreamer to reward Hanazuki with another treasure, which spurs Kiazuki to uproot all of Hanazuki's trees and summon the Big Bad for seemingly no reason other than pure spite.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Sleepy Unicorn's dislike of her has shades of this. It's not quite clear why, though their hostile confrontation at the end of "Only in Unicorn Dreams" shows it could very well be because she knows a thing or two about his Dark and Troubled Past that he doesn't want Hanazuki to know.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: The reason why she acts so mean in the first place is because she's sad about her moon getting destroyed by the Big Bad. Getting her to express her sadness for the first time becomes the first step to her emotional recovery.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: She vehemently denies anything having to do with her failure at growing Treasure Trees, because she hates admitting that a "newbie" like Hanazuki is better at her job than she is.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes considerably nicer and more caring after Hanazuki helps her express her emotions and grow Treasure Trees in the events of the Season 1 finale, though she still retains her rude and occasionally self-centered streak.
  • Tsundere: Somewhere hidden beneath all of her snark and stern lies a sweet girl who honestly wants to do good, no matter how much she tries to hide her sweetness. Getting rid of this emotional barrier in the first season finale is what finally allows her to grow Treasure Trees.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: She's devoted to taking down the Big Bad, but an eternity of losses has steeled her into a cold and unfeeling manipulator. Ironically, it's this approach that hinders her from growing Treasure Trees.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Undergoes a gradual one midway through Season 1 as her attempts to use Hanazuki and her friends keep falling apart, getting angrier and not even bothering to act friendly around Hanazuki anymore. At her lowest point, she steals Hanazuki's trees outright.
    • She has a bigger and more dangerous one later on in the season finale, "Big Bad Sickness", where she is once again overcome with rage and jealousy towards Hanazuki after Little Dreamer passes her over once again, prompting her to coax a Mazzadril into taking her trees again, which nearly undoes their mending friendship.

    Kiyoshi 
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Voiced by: Vargus Mason

The Moonflower of Sleepy Unicorn's old moon, deposed by the evil Twisted Unicorn. He only knows how to grow black Treasure Trees, stemming from his complete lack of self-esteem, and turns to Hanazuki for guidance to restore peace to his moon.


  • Achilles in His Tent: When he meets Hanazuki in "Hide and Seek", he rebuffs her claims of the Treasure Trees' power, since the only trees he knows are black—which are useless against the Big Bad—and just wants to be left alone. After overhearing her describe trees of other colors and subsequently getting captured by Twisted, Kiyoshi realizes he has nothing to lose in trusting her and comes to her rescue.
  • Broken Bird: A male example. When we first learn of Kiyoshi, he is hiding in an entire grove of black Treasure Trees that he grew. The fact that black trees can only be grown by those who have succumbed to despair shows that he crossed that line long ago. Thanks to his interactions with Hanazuki, however, he manages to make a recovery.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being overthrown, exiled, and hunted by Twisted Unicorn, Kiyoshi succeeds in humiliating him by making him reveal his deepest insecurities through forced exposure to pink treasure juice in "The Resistance", resulting in a big confidence boost for himself.
  • Doom Magnet: Accuses himself of being one in "Better Together" when Twisted follows him to Hanazuki's moon with the intention of taking it over.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has pale skin, wears tattered clothes, and prefers to hang around creepy black trees by his lonesome.
  • The Eeyore: He frequently sees the worst in every situation before the good, and puts himself down the moment something goes wrong.
  • The Exile: Twisted overthrew and banished him to his grove of black Treasure Trees, both believing his power to be useless against the Big Bad. Thanks to Hanazuki, he reclaims his authority over the moon.
  • Guilt Complex:
    • In "Better Together", he feels completely responsible for inadvertently bringing Twisted Unicorn to Hanazuki's moon after the events of "Hide and Seek".
    • Later, in "Recovery", Kiyoshi finds out Kiazuki stopped working on the Garlandians because her moon was destroyed, and thinks he should've been there to help her in the aftermath instead of getting wrapped up in his own problems.
  • The Hermit: When we first see him, he's living all alone in a grove of black Treasure Trees.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Kiyoshi's friendship with Hanazuki can be best described as this when Hanazuki considers him to be family. They also share the warmest interactions between each other compared to the other Moonflowers.
  • Loners Are Freaks: His friend Sleepy Unicorn certainly thinks it creepy of him that he took up living in isolation within a grove of black Treasure Trees. It takes him time to adjust to Hanazuki's more vibrant moon, preferring to hang around the sole black tree there.
  • Nervous Wreck: He tends to panic easily.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers his right eye.
  • The Pigpen: Kiyoshi wears filthy, tattered clothes, presumably after spending so much time hiding in the wilderness.
  • Seers: He knows how to read treasures to predict past, present, and future events.
  • The Smart Guy: Kiyoshi tends to think up clever ideas. Fittingly, the first non-black tree he grows is lavender, which symbolizes inspiration.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Thanks to Hanazuki's love and support, he starts growing more confident and optimistic to the point where he manages to grow a Treasure Tree that isn't black.

    Maroshi 
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Voiced by: Marcus Toji

A Moonflower from an oceanic moon that suddenly froze over and shattered, though with enough warning that he and his companions, the Flochis, could evacuate to Hanazuki's moon. When trouble arises, he prefers to go with the flow and ride his problems out.


  • Ambiguously Brown: He sports tan skin, but given the coloration of his fellow Moonflowers, it's hard to tell if it's the result of sunbathing or if he was born that way.
  • Big Damn Heroes: First appears at the end of "Recovery" when he saves Sleepy and Hanazuki from the debris of his moon exploding.
  • The Ditz: He's not exactly the brightest Moonflower around. For example, when Kiazuki tells him that Treasure Trees need to be in the ground to work, we're treated to a shot of a puff of air blowing straight through one ear and out the other.
  • Do I Really Sound Like That?: He's taken aback quite a bit when Hanazuki starts mimicking his Totally Radical speech mannerisms, having never heard himself speak before. However, he quickly decides that he likes it.
  • Doomed Hometown: His own moon, a watery world, was frozen and shattered. He had enough warning to evacuate the other creatures to Hanazuki's moon before it blew, though.
  • Mellow Fellow: He's very laid-back in the middle of mortal peril.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite acknowledging that losing his moon was a "major bummer", he isn't the least bit phased by it. He even maintains his upbeat attitude in the middle of another apocalypse.
  • Sky Surfing: Travels between moons on a flying surfboard.
  • Surfer Dude: His own moon was mostly water, and he's got the look and personality down pat.
  • Totally Radical: He talks with strange surfer dude lingo, which Hanazuki mocks in "Rescued!":
    "Oh, my moon exploded! What a buzzkill. Oh, Wanderer's missing! That's, like, harshing my mellow!"
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Unlike the other Moonflowers, he doesn't wear a shirt, adding to his overall Surfer Dude image.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Hanazuki is quite miffed at him in "Rescued!" for failing to tell her that the Big Bad is what destroyed his moon, which was not only in the neighborhood of Hanazuki's moon, but is now on the attack.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He stands out among the Moonflowers by having bright blue hair as opposed to black or dark colors.

    Miyumi 
Voiced by: Elise Dubois

A Moonflower that appears in the second season of Hanazuki Full of Treasures.


  • Ambiguously Brown: She has a darker skin than the other moonflowers.
  • Character Development: She ends up learning that she must be more responsible and worry about her moon.
  • Distaff Counterpart: A very relaxed moonflower that does not seem alarmed by serious matters, and takes one of her alterlings always with her as a pet. Miyumi is like a female version of Maroshi.
  • The Ditz: As it looks is not so smart.
  • It's All About Me: She believes blindly that she and her moon are so great that she does not realize the problems that are around her.
  • Valley Girl: Her clothes are much more striking than the other moonflowers, she is presumptuous, something ignorant and believes that she has the best moon in the whole universe.

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Alterlings

    In General 
Adorable little creatures that inhabit a Moonflower's assigned moon. They come in twelve different colors, each representing a different mood that they help their Moonflower understand and express: Red (feisty), Orange (wacky), Yellow (happy), Lime Green (scared), Emerald (jealous), Dark Green (mellow), Teal (glamorous), Blue (sad), Lavender (inspired), Purple (courageous), Pink (loving), and Raspberry (hopeful).
  • Cartoon Creature: Zikoro acts and barks like a dog, but he looks more like a pudgy rabbit. The Flochis, meanwhile, resemble fish with catlike faces.
  • Colour-Coded Emotions: Their colors match the mood they exhibit most often.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Averted. Despite having long, feminine eyelashes, Pink Hemka, Teal Hemka, and BB (a teal Slooth) are addressed with male pronouns, while Wanderer (a lavender Flochi) is female despite looking no different from the other Flochis.
  • The Unintelligible: The Alterlings are intelligent, but neither the audience nor their Moonflowers can fully understand their language. Only Sleepy Unicorn and Mirror Plant are capable of directly translating for them.

    Hemkas 
Voiced by: Jessica DiCicco (Blue and Lime Green), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Red and Yellow), Cassandra Lee (Tealnote  and Raspberry), Avery Kidd Waddell (Emerald), Michael Sinterniklaas (the rest)

Adorable, bunny-like Alterlings that inhabit Hanazuki's assigned moon.


  • All Your Colors Combined: When all ten Hemkas merge together at once, they form a giant Rainbow Hemka, which is so huge that it is proportionally larger than Hanazuki than she to a single Hemka.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Even though they look like colorful alien versions of rabbits, the species is known as Hemka.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Orange. Something must be going on in that head of his to make him so wacky.
  • The Eeyore: Blue, who represents sadness, is always on the verge of crying when he's not actually doing it.
  • Fair Weather Friend: They tend to bolt when it looks like things are out of Hanazuki's hands. No better is this shown than in "Brain in a Cave", where they prefer to leave the moon with Kiazuki when it seems Hanazuki won't be able to heal their Treasure Trees in time for the Big Bad's return. They eventually grow out of this, however, culminating with them attempting to help Hanazuki against the Big Bad's second attack, despite the obvious danger.
  • Fearless Fool: Purple, brave he may be, often winds up in more trouble than he's able to get out of.
  • Fun Personified: Yellow is always bouncing around and looking to for ways to entertain himself. It's especially apparent in the "What Are the Hemkas Saying?" short, where subtitles reveal that nearly everything he says relates to fun.
  • The Heart: Pink is the most lovable of the bunch.
  • Hot-Blooded: Red embodies feistiness in a practically literal sense.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both Red and Purple are typically bossy and mischievous, but they usually stand by Hanazuki and the other Hemkas when they're in trouble. Usually.
  • Keet: Yellow, and Orange to a lesser degree, are both overly excitable bundles of joy.
  • Lovable Coward: Lime Green. Despite his fears, he will always be there to help Hanazuki out of danger. Best seen in "Strange Gravity", where he leads the other Hemkas in saving Hanazuki after she spent the episode braving a desolate, monster-filled moon to save him.
  • Mellow Fellow: Dark Green represents a mellow mood.
  • Nervous Wreck: Lime Green can rarely go anywhere without screaming all the time.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Lavender is actually fuchsia-colored.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Purple is the bravest of the bunch and the most willing to face danger.
  • Shrinking Violet: Lavender is the most bashful Hemka, which could also explain why he rarely appears as much as the others.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Lavender is strangely absent in the series' merchandise, and is the only one who doesn't have a colored toyline of his own.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Hemkas' name has an inconsistent plural form. The show uses the standard "Hemkas", while merchandise and show descriptions use the same form as the singular "Hemka".
  • Totally Radical: Dark Green speaks this way as interpreted by Mirror Plant.
    "Yo, check the ears, Hana-Z!"
    "Once they're all the way under, there's nothing we can do. Bummer!"
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: They are able to merge together and changed their shape into various forms, the result being close to Animate Inanimate Object.

    Zikoro 
Voiced by: Avery Kidd Waddell

A black, doglike Alterling who lives alone together with Kiazuki. He has a very feisty temperament, but wants nothing more than Kiazuki's approval.


  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Though it never leads to a full out Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal, Zikoro's loyalties shift towards Hanazuki after he's abandoned by his master, to the point where he starts ignoring Kiazuki's harsher commands.
  • Butt-Monkey: Zikoro is constantly mistreated by Kiazuki and suffers quite a bit of humiliation for all his trouble to please her.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Although he's mean and menacing, Zikoro is more a restless animal than anything truly evil, and it doesn't take him long before he gets along with Hanazuki and co.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: According to Kiazuki, he has a knack for sensing danger before it happens. His senses go wild around Sleepy, hinting that he's not as harmless as he appears, but Sleepy insists Zikoro is just picking up on the fact that he doesn't like Kiazuki.
  • Heel–Face Turn: To an extent. Zikoro just comes along with Kiazuki to Hanazuki's morally gray bidding, and enjoys tormenting a Hemka or two while he's there. After getting left behind by Kiazuki, however, he joins Hanazuki's circle of friends.
  • Last of His Kind: Ambiguously so. Zikoro's kind was apparently scattered to the winds, leaving him the only one of out of his "little buddies" who wasn't "taken away". Kiazuki suspects it was the Big Bad, but Season 2 drops hints that they were actually kidnapped by someone else.
  • Morality Chain: Despite the way Kiazuki treats him, she still cares for him because he's the only friend he has left from their moon. When she is in the middle of a Villainous Breakdown that threatens Hanazuki's trees, all it takes to make her hesitate is Zikoro stepping up to protect them.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: His leadership role in the unicorns' rebellion against Twisted happens offscreen while Hanazuki helps Kiyoshi adjust.
  • Only Friend: He's the sole companion Kiazuki has left on her moon after the Big Bad consumed it. Although Kiazuki is usually harsh towards Zikoro and even leaves him behind on Hanazuki's moon in her haste, she otherwise cares for him more than she does anyone else.
  • Sanity Slippage: Being around Kiazuki has a placating effect on him due to her authority, as being away from her for extended periods of time causes him to slip into a feral state. He manages to regain his bearings once he starts spending time with other friends, but one look at Kiazuki's moon is all it takes for him to regress.
  • Wolves Always Howl at the Moon: After Kiazuki leaves Zikoro behind on Hanazuki's moon, Zikoro frequently howls up at his former moon. At first it's because of his hopeless longing to return to his master's side. But then it devolves into something far worse...
  • You Shall Not Pass!: He pulls this off in "Hide and Seek", staying behind on Kiyoshi's moon to allow Hanazuki and the others to escape from Twisted. As the next episode reveals, he succeeds in driving Twisted away.

    Little Unicorns 
Voiced by: Debi Derryberry

The Alterlings that inhabit Kiyoshi's moon. They possess incredible magic powers, but spend more of their time fighting each other than working together.


  • Badass Adorable: When brought together to solve a single problem, they are a formidable force.
  • Enemy Mine: They put their petty fighting aside to stand up to Twisted Unicorn.
  • Theme Naming: Each unicorn's name is a mash between the word "unicorn" and whatever color they are (Redicorn, Orangecorn, Yellowcorn, etc.).
  • We ARE Struggling Together: The unicorns have spent so much time warring and fighting among themselves that some would rather keep getting into more petty squabbles than work together, making it even tougher on Kiyoshi to step up as their leader again.
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    Flochis 
Voiced by: Nika Futterman

The cat-like Alterlings of Maroshi's moon. They have the ability to "swim" across any surface, and always move together in unison. The one exception is Wanderer, a lavender Flochi who prefers to go off and do her own thing.


    Slooths 
Voiced by: Elise Dubois (BB), Cassandra Lee (Pink and Lime Green)

Miyumi's Alterling friends, who are incredibly sweet but as slow-witted as they are slow-moving.

Moon Creatures

    Sleepy Unicorn 
Voiced by: Avery Kidd Waddell

A chill unicorn with magical powers who hails from Kiyoshi's moon, but has since made his home with Hanazuki. He loves to sleep just about as much as he hates talking about himself, which is a lot. One thing's for certain: there's something much more to him than he lets on.


  • The Atoner: He swore off abusing his magic after he once used it to transform himself as part of his alliance with his evil brother, Twisted.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He is a powerful magic wielder, but the burden of his past regrets has driven him to laziness, to the point where it's a struggle for him to cast all but the simplest of parlor trick spells.
  • Byronic Hero: Downplayed; once known as Noble Unicorn, he was exiled when he failed to protect his moonflower Kiyoshi from being overthrown by his evil brother Twisted Unicorn, vowing not to use his magical powers ever again. After Hanazuki encourages him to re-discover his powers and snap out of his depression, he becomes her invaluable ally.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As soon as he's introduced, Sleepy makes it clear that he harbors some dark secrets, but he hates going into detail about them. He's later revealed to have been exiled by his brother Twisted in the midst of a rebellion against their Moonflower, whom Sleepy failed to protect. On top of that, it's mentioned that he and Twisted were once tiny, garden-variety unicorns who became larger, stronger, and smarter by feeding off of each other's magic.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: He has dark circles around his eyes, naturally indicating his sleepy nature
  • The Exile: He came to Hanazuki's moon after his original one was ravaged in a magic war that resulted in him getting cast out by his brother.
  • Failure Knight: Part of his regret comes from his failure to keep Kiyoshi, his original Moonflower, from being overthrown by Twisted. Once Hanazuki inspires him to use magic again, he devotes himself to helping her.
  • Fair Weather Friend: Downplayed. He typically chooses sleep over helping his friends out of trouble, but only when he feels confident that they can handle things on their own, or if they are in capable hands.
  • Meaningful Name: He spends half of his screentime half-awake at most. It's also a Meaningful Rename; before his exile, he was known as Noble Unicorn, which he also lived up to with his faithful service to Kiyoshi.
  • My Greatest Failure: He did some terrible things with magic that resulted in him swearing off using it for good, or at least until Hanazuki helped snap him out of his funk.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He was this for Kiyoshi while he still lived on his old moon.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He has such a penchant for living up to his name that when something snaps him out of his zen, his friends immediately take it to mean something serious is going on.
  • Power Parasite: The reason he is so much bigger than the other unicorns and can speak normally is because he and Twisted fed off of each other's magic, making themselves stronger and smarter. It's all but stated that this led to him swearing off magic.
  • Sleepy Depressive: To a degree.
  • Sleepyhead: He can barely even keep himself awake most of the time, and his naps last up to sixteen hours a day.

    Dazzlessence Jones 
Voiced by: Avery Kidd Waddell

A dancing and singing diamond who acts as the self-appointed sheriff of Hanazuki's moon.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: He's a walking, talking diamond with a face.
  • Art Evolution: His design change after season 1 is more noticeable than most, his overall body hue becoming a darker shade of blue.
  • The Dandy: He prides himself for his dazzling good looks. In fact, his greatest fear is the existence of a diamond who's even shinier and classier than he is.
  • Large Ham: He loves stretching out his complicated words for overly dramatic effect.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Applies ambiguously to his relatives, whose voices only Dazzlessence can hear while everyone else sees them as inanimate space rocks. It's never made clear whether they're actually alive or merely hallucinations after they struck him in the head.
  • Police are Useless: Played straight in early episodes, where his rules and protocols only seem to make Hanazuki's job harder. Gradually subverted as the first season goes on, when he accepts Hanazuki's leadership and becomes a whole lot more helpful towards her.
  • Police Code for Everything: So far, he has codes for retreating to the Safety Cave (4-12), taking shelter during meteor showers (2-13), and the cleanup effort that follows (12-18).
  • Pride: He certainly holds himself in high enough regard to put himself in charge of the moon before Hanazuki shows up.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He peppers his sentences with long and complicated words.
  • The Sheriff: Of Hanazuki's moon. He's introduced wearing the star badge and boots associated with the profession.
  • Super Toughness: He claims to be made from the hardest substance in the known universe, and shows it when he's able to survive getting hit by several meteorites at once.

    Chicken Plant 
Voiced by: Alison Martin

A grumpy creature who is part-chicken and part-plant, and has an appetite for Hemkas.


  • Bad Liar: Zig-zagged in "What's a Chicken Plant?". She successfully lies to Hanazuki about eating Yellow Hemka thanks to Hanazuki's naivete, but she's bad at maintaining the lie once Yellow gives her away.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: The inside of her belly looks like that of a metal barrel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's got plenty of sarcasm to go with her mean streak.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Chicken Plant is a plant who looks and acts like a chicken.
  • Grumpy Bear: The most foul-tempered creature on an idyllic moon of perfectly pleasant characters.
  • Hypocrite: She had Doughy Bunington exiled to the Dark Side after he ate her wings, which eventually grew back but purportedly left her with "trauma". However, she's no less guilty of repeatedly devouring the Hemkas, who almost always pop back out of her posterior safely but fear her as a result. Even Hanazuki calls her out on this, but she responds by saying that it isn’t the same since the Hemka’s aren’t part of her body and her wings are.
  • I Have No Son!: She tells this to all her children as soon as she lays their eggs. It's revealed in "Double Trouble" that she does this because she can't stand the heartache of seeing them grow up and leave in the blink of an eye.
  • Jerkass: She tends to be very grouchy and unpleasant, and has no shame in eating Hemkas despite Hanazuki establishing that they're her friends.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: She's birthed countless children who rapidly mature into horrible monsters that ravage the moon before flying away.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Happens to her in "Double Trouble" when Junior, the first of her babies she forms an attachment to, flies away as soon as it saves the moon from a Mazzadril.
  • Picky Eater: She only digests whatever she considers appetizing, while the rest pops out her rear inside an egg.
  • Planimal: As her name implies, Chicken Plant looks like a chicken and lays eggs like one, but she has a flower on her head and is rooted into the ground.
  • Random Species Offspring: The first of her offspring we see is a chicken-like creature, just like her. The second is...a stag beetle.
  • Safety in Indifference: She feels it's easier for herself to ignore all of her children as soon as she lays their eggs, as it wouldn't break her heart when they inevitably grow up and leave her within the span of a few minutes.

    Mirror Plant 
Voiced by: Shondalia White

A plant that mimics whatever the person or creature closest to it is thinking or saying.


  • Cheshire Cat Grin: She has this default expression when not mirroring anyone.
  • Eyeless Face: Mirror Plant's normal appearance is a pale blue circle with a mouth.
  • Flat Character: Her role is just to copy everyone around her, so she naturally has the least character depth out of the entire cast.
  • Meaningful Name: Mirror Plant is a plant that mirrors the appearance, thoughts, and intentions of others.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Appears to be this, since she can't pick up on sarcastic comments directed towards her when they aren't doing it to themselves.
    Hanazuki: Way to go, Mirror Plant.
    Mirror Plant: (mirroring Hanazuki) I wonder if Mirror Plant understands this sarcasm!
  • The Stool Pigeon: An innocent, completely unintended example. Since Mirror Plant automatically says whatever someone standing next to her is thinking, she has a tendency to blurt out things they don't want other people to hear.
  • Stop Copying Me: Averted. She doesn't copy others' sentences word-for-word, instead coming off as if she's agreeing with what they're saying.
  • Telepathy: She mimics the thoughts of those who come by her. Her head's appearance also changes to reflect the person they are mimicking.
  • Translator Buddy: She can use her thought-copying ability to translate what the Hemkas and other unintelligle characters are saying.
  • Voice Changeling: Downplayed. She keeps the same voice whenever she mimics others, but changes it to sound similar to them.

    Mazzadril 

A type of giant, tentacle-mouthed monster that inhabit numerous moons. There's one that lives on the Dark Side of Hanazuki's moon, which she eventually befriends.


  • Art Evolution: The theatrical short gives it a visible mouth under its tentacles, and a more expressive eye.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The Mazzadril that appears in the theatrical short befriends Hanazuki after being touched by her reunion with Yellow Hemka.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: It appears to be a blend of a dragon, a cyclops, and Cthulhu.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: It might be a thorn in Hanazuki's side, but it's really just a territorial creature that only attacks when agitated.
  • Rent-a-Zilla: It's a horrible, several-stories-tall monster that wouldn't be out of place in a Kaiju film.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some episode credits spell the name as "Mazzadrill".
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Rainbow Hemka flings it off into the distance in the season finale.

    Doughy Bunington 
Voiced by: Pat Fraley

A lovable hotdog-man with an uncontrollable appetite, which ended up getting him exiled to the Dark Side of Hanazuki's moon.


  • All-Loving Hero: He loves pretty much everyone he sees, including the otherwise universally reviled Basil Ganglia. When he claims to never forgive Depriva for trying to keep him trapped, she immediately sweet-talks him into changing his mind.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: He was branded as a menace to society after he thoughtlessly ate Chicken Plant's wings off in her sleep. The only ones on Hanazuki's moon who don't hate and distrust him are Hanazuki herself (who just met him) and the Hemkas (who have no love for Chicken Plant anyway). Thanks to repeated efforts at helping others, however, he earns himself even more friends.
  • The Atoner: He vowed to be more aware of his surroundings after the incident where he accidentally ate Chicken Plant's wings.
  • Big Eater: He has a huge fondness for food, is totally insatiable at nearly all times, and lives near a field where pastries are grown from plants.
  • Cool Crown: For some inexplicable reason, he wears a crown.
  • The Exile: He was banished to the Dark Side after eating Chicken Plant's wings. Even though they grew back (her being a plant and all), the ordeal left her traumatized and he was labeled a monster.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He's helped save Hanazuki and the moon a few times, but he still insists that he's "no hero" because of his past.
  • I Am a Monster: He feels this way about himself as much as the rest of the moon does over the harm he thoughtlessly caused Chicken Plant.
  • Lovable Coward: While he prefers to run and hide when danger strikes, he still helps his friends so long as it means he gets to run away in the end.
  • Nice Guy: Despite how he's treated on the moon, he is kind, sweet, and helpful.
  • Talking to Plants: He's able to perfectly understand the Treasure Trees, who can talk but are so inarticulate that Hanazuki can't even make out what they say.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: He slips into a vague British accent whenever he samples and critiques food.

    Basil Ganglia 
Voiced by: Trevor Devall

A megalomaniacal brain who lives in a cave on the Dark Side of the moon. He has designs for total domination of Hanazuki's moon, but lacks the necessary body parts to carry them out.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Even if he could find someone to enact his evil plots, everyone who knows him hates him too much to put up with him. About the only person who even remotely likes him is Doughy Bunington, who doesn't believe anyone could possibly be as mean as he is.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Being a brain with no body parts besides his eyes, he somehow has the ability to speak. He also gets his sustenance by telepathically "downloading" foods from an intergalactic cerebral network.
  • Brain Monster: Basil is a living brain with eyeballs who can barely move on his own.
  • Evil Is Hammy: An evil brain with a huge ego demands an equally over-the-top performance, and Basil delivers.
  • Harmless Villain: He'd probably make for a decent Evil Overlord if he wasn't so utterly reliant on others to enact his plans.
  • Hate Sink: Apart from being totally hilarious, he has absolutely no redeeming qualities, and is one of the very few creatures Hanazuki outright despises.
  • It's All About Me: He's so self-absorbed, he demands to be lavished with praise and admiration while the world is ending.
  • Laughably Evil: As callous as he is, he's just so pathetic and hammy that it's impossible not to laugh at him.
  • Punny Name: His name comes from "basal ganglia", a group of nuclei connected to various areas of the brain.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He aims to control the moon, but because he spends all his time stuck in a cave, hardly anyone knows who he is.
  • The Sociopath: Even when he shows awareness of the suffering and death that surrounds him when the Big Bad strikes, he just ignores them since they can't be of any use to him. This makes Basil the only character by the first season's ending have no empathy or sympathetic qualities whatsoever besides the Big Bad itself, which no one knows if it's even capable of feeling empathy.
  • Take Over the World: The "world" in this case being a single moon, but this is his ambition.

    Twisted Unicorn 
Voiced by: Avery Kidd Waddell

Sleepy Unicorn's brother, who took control of their original moon away from their Moonflower and drove Sleepy into exile. He and his brother understandably don't like each other very much these days.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Despite calling himself the moon's protector, it's clear his subjects don't feel the same way about him for putting them under his hoof all the time. Following the events of "Hide and Seek", he is swiftly and soundly deposed.
  • Arc Villain: He is the main villain of a four-part story arc in season 1, beginning with "Captured!" and ending with "The Resistance".
  • Arch-Enemy: Serves as one for both Sleepy Unicorn and Kiyoshi, who were both exiled by him when they failed to stop him from taking over their moon.
  • Cain and Abel: His relationship with his brother is filled with mutual animosity and contempt.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's a pitch black unicorn with an attitude to match.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's got a very deep voice.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself behind a paper thin veil of a pleasant, reasonable ruler. Only Hanazuki is oblivious to his true nature in large part to her naivete, and even then, she wises up to him very quickly.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Twisted goes on a mild rant when Hanazuki tells him that Moonflowers can defend against the Big Bad:
    Twisted: I suppose you'll ask us to believe in elves and fairy dust while you're at it. You seriously expect unicorns to believe in that stuff?
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was once your average, cute, garden-variety unicorn Alterling who started absorbing the magic of others to become the powerful despot he is now.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Part of the reason for his rebellion was feeling passed over by Kiyoshi in favor of his brother.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: His rebellion was fueled by a desire for Kiyoshi's approval.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Much like the Big Bad before him, he is one of Hanazuki's most humorless and imposing foes.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name perfectly describes the shape of his horn, as well as his personality.
  • Power Parasite: He has the ability to absorb the magic of other creatures, adding to his own power and intelligence; it was through this method that he achieved his current form. It also makes him extremely susceptible to the power of Hanazuki's Treasure Trees.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Color scheme and horn shape aside, Twisted is quite similar in appearance to his brother, Sleepy. Kiazuki even thinks Sleepy is actually Twisted in disguise.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's a key figure in Sleepy Unicorn's Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Or so he says, anyway. Since Kiyoshi failed to live up to his promise as a Moonflower, Twisted took him for a liar and overthrew him to protect the moon his own way. That way being to force his own kind to work round the clock to maintain their city's Rainbow Dome.

    Depriva 
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

    Enormous Coal 
Voiced by: Dino Andrade

    Axo 
Voiced by: Gary Anthony Williams

    Pyramid with a Face 

A talking pyramid and frequently seen landmark on Hanazuki's moon.


Others in the Lunaverse

    Little Dreamer 

A mysterious baby who is always floating through space and always sleeping. He gives life to the Moonflowers and helps them with their responsibilities by delivering the treasures they need to grow Treasure Trees.


  • Big Good: He's the one who creates the Moonflowers that protect the galaxy and gives them treasures.
  • Eyes Always Closed: Naturally, since he's always asleep. Hanazuki questions how he can even see where he's going in "Seeing Red", while a POV shot in the same episode shows he can actually see normally.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": All of the random Buffy Speak names Hanazuki gives him (Flying Sleepy Guy, Snoozy Man, Nap Time Space Guy, etc.) aren't too far off the mark from his real name.
  • Mysterious Backer: In pretty much every appearance, Little Dreamer shows up, hands off a new treasure, and flies away without a word...and that's about everything anyone knows about him.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Implied to happen in "True Colors". Normally, he only gives Moonflowers one treasure at a time. But when Hanazuki's Treasure Trees are wrongfully stolen by Kiazuki just before the Big Bad touches down, he follows through on Hanazuki's desperate request for "99 more" treasures.
  • Sleepwalking: Everything he does is while he's asleep, and yet he still makes for an effective guardian of the galaxy.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Most of his speech is inarticulate mumbling and snoring. His only articulate speech is in the first episode, and apart from the single clear word of instruction he gives Hanazuki at the end, most of it makes no sense.
    Little Dreamer: Badgers... (mutter) Frosting... (mutter) GROOOOOOOW.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Little Dreamer sports a different-patterned onesie every time he appears to assign a new treasure.

    The Big Bad 
An inky black cloud of darkness that threatens to destroy all the moons in the galaxy. It is every Moonflower's duty to stand against this force of evil, but none have been able to hold it back for long.

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