Passionate about martial arts, Hinata tried to rally the students of Taiyo High to take up arms with her in the fight against the unknown attacker who assaulted the students. Unsuccessful in her endeavor she joins up with Batsu Ichimonji and Kyosuke Kagami to uncover the mystery. In her ending, she finds her efforts have inspired the students of Taiyo High to take up martial arts, much to her surprise.
A year after the events of the first game, Hinata again joins up with Batsu and Kyosuke to investigate a new threat to the local schools. Her story branches at a point where she can either be kidnapped by the villain Kurow Kirishima and saved by the students of Pacific High school or leads the remaining Taiyo students in Batsu's absence only to be saved by him later when attacked by Kurow.
"Whirlwind School Girl"
Hinata is a model student who excels at both academics and sports, especially hand-to-hand fighting of which she is considered to have a similar proficiency to those competing at a national level. Although not belonging to any clubs at school she is often found to be in high demand by many of them. She is close friends with Street Fighter's Sakura Kasugano and Natsu Ayuhara.
- Hinata lives with her parents and her older sister Asaka, who is in college.
- She loves singing and dancing.
- Her best subjects are Japanese language, physical education, and social studies.
- She fares poorly in calligraphy.
- Although known for her national-level proficiency in martial arts, she possesses an amazing talent for origami.
- She appears in UDON's Street Fighter Legends: Sakura comic.
- An alternate version of her can be unlocked in Free Mode by pressing Start while selecting her. In this form, she has golden-brown hair and wears a long-sleeved blouse.
- During the production of the US version of United By Fate, Hinata's surname was misread as Wakana. This error was rectified in Project Justice.
- She is voiced by Tomoe Hanba.
- She was supposed to appear as a playable character in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom but was dropped.
- She appears briefly in Felicia's ending in Capcom Fighting Evolution.