|Title||The Dancing Higanbana|
Third Rank of the School Youkai
|First Appearance||School Youkai Traveler's Guide|
Higanbana (彼岸花?) is a main character in Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni. She is the third-ranked youkai of the school and is nicknamed "The Dancing Higanbana". The legend of the Dancing Higanbana is involves a Western-style doll that is said to dance atop the medical shelves in the infirmary at night. Higanbana is feared even by other youkai for her brutality.
Higanbana appears as a lithe young girl with black hair and red eyes. She typically wears a white and red dress with a striped bow in her hair. She occasionally wears a large yellow bow on her collar.
Higanbana has a twisted personality and is primarily interested in scaring others or instigating conflict. Due to her mercurial nature, her role changes from chapter to chapter, vacillating between villain and anti-hero.
- Higanbana's name literally means "Red spider lily".
- Higanbana's official birthday is the impossible date of August 32nd.