Miharu Hirano (平野 美晴 Hirano Miharu?) is a playable character in the Tekken series of fighting games. She made her first playable appearance in Tekken 4 as a palette-swap for Ling Xiaoyu and returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, now with her own character slot. Miharu is Xiaoyu's best friend and schoolmate at Mishima High School.
Miharu is a pretty and cute Japanese girl with short, auburn hair and brown eyes. In Tekken 4, she wears the Mishima School uniform.
In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Miharu wears a bikini top with horizontal multi-colored stripes, blue jean short shorts and pink sandals, a more summer-y outfit basically. She has a purple baseball cap with heart-shaped sunglasses on top. She has a rainbow-colored bracelet on her right wrist and a brown bracelet along with a thin black band and a gold bracelet on her left, and has blue nail polish on all of her fingernails and toenails.
Note: Miharu's Tekken 4 story is the same as Ling Xiaoyu's story.
Prologue Text:"Xiaoyu was a junior at Mishima High School. She still lived, studied and trained as a ward of the Mishima Zaibatsu. But lacking any particular goals, Xiaoyu grew tired of her everyday routines.
However, one day, she received an anonymous e-mail that warned her of Heihachi's evil intentions and the danger to her life. Xiaoyu replied to the e-mail, but she did not receive any further messages from the anonymous individual.
Xiaoyu's intuition told her that Jin, who had been missing since the last Tournament, could have sent the message. She believed the message and started to suspect Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu.
Upon hearing the announcement of the next Tournament, Xiaoyu made the decision to enter, hoping to be reunited with Jin and to unveil the truth behind Heihachi and the Mishima Zaibatsu."
Ending Text: "Xiaoyu defeated Heihachi. No one foresaw this outcome. Soon thereafter, Xiaoyu learned of Heihachi's many evil deeds. He was clearly guilty of supporting the raid on G Corporation. The evil nature of the Mishima Zaibatsu was finally revealed".
Ending Description: Xiaoyu, who is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Mishima Zaibatsu, is visited by Miharu. Miharu confesses that she failed all of her college entrance exams. Xiaoyu then offers her a job at the Mishima Zaibatsu. Xiaoyu wants Miharu to help her build the amusement park of her dreams.
Ending Description: Miharu, Xiaoyu, Panda, and Alisa are all walking down a street, heading towards an amusement park. Miharu and Xiaoyu have a discussion on when they last went to an amusement park and Xiaoyu doesn't seem to recall. Alisa remarks to Panda that the two seem very close. The four then arrive outside the amusement park and Alisa receives an advertisement from a man. She excitedly shows it to the others; it offers to pay people to partake in filming nearby. The group accept the offer. Suddenly, a commotion occurs nearby and Alisa and Panda go to check it out. Xiaoyu then tells Miharu she remembers the last time they went to the park but it was when Miharu broke up with her boyfriend and she didn't say in case it upset Miharu. The actors nearby then start applauding and celebrating as Miharu takes a picture with Xiaoyu. The two then wonder what the gig is about.
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Alisa Bosconovitch
- Lili de Rochefort
- Jin Kazama
- Wang Jinrei
- Heihachi Mishima
- Roger Jr.
Miharu is very similar in gameplay as Xiaoyu, with the differences being in damage output, mobility, and animation.
- Ling Xiaoyu - Her best friend.
- Panda - Her friend.
- Jin Kazama - Her friend.
- Alisa Bosconovitch - Her friend (non-canon).
- Miharu's name is written as 平野 美晴 in Kanji and ひらの みはる in Hiragana.
- Her name translates to (平 hira) flat; (野 no) field; (美 mi) beauty; (晴 haru) radiant.
- Miharu is one of the two Japanese characters (the other being Ganryu) who is currently not connected to either the Mishimas, Kazamas or the Manji Clan.
- Like Jin Kazama, Miharu also calls Xiaoyu "Xiao" as a nickname.
- There is a 1st Dan ghost of Asuka Kazama in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection called "Miharu Hirano".
- She is also one of Miharu's partners (in the green, yellow and orange ranks) in Ghost Battle in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- Ling Xiaoyu can be customized to resemble Miharu in Tekken 6.
- After completing Ling Xiaoyu's story mode, Miharu is selectable by pressing O. Miharu, however, cannot fight against herself. If another player attempts to select Miharu, they will get Xiaoyu in her school uniform instead.
- Due to a bug in the coding, Miharu has a smaller hitbox than Xiaoyu thus granting the player an exploitable advantage if they choose to play as her against Xiaoyu.
- Miharu is the second character to wear a bikini top as her Player 1 default outfit; the first one being Christie Monteiro in Tekken 4.
- She can be customized to resemble Kagamine Rin, (a Vocaloid developed by Crypton Future Media, Inc.), Juliet Starling (from Lolipop Chainsaw) and Sion Eltnam Atlasia (from the Melty Blood series).
- Miharu's partners in Ghost Battle (in order from lowest to highest ranks) are Leo Kliesen, Panda, Asuka Kazama, Alisa Bosconovitch and Ling Xiaoyu.
- She is the only character where all her partners are female.
- Her ending is the third scene in the interconnected endings between Asuka, Lili, Kuma, Panda, Alisa, and Xiaoyu.
- To distinguish her from Xiaoyu in terms of gameplay, some of her moves have clumsy animations as opposed to Xiaoyu's graceful movements.
- Also, she gains a new attack called the Miharu Attack. During the move (provided her back is to the opponent), she will jump backward toward the opponent, and knock them away with her buttocks. The recoil results in her stumbling forward.
- In SoulCalibur V, it is possible to create a character that resembles Miharu's appearance in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
- In Tekken the Pachislot 3rd, she is wearing the school uniform featured in Tekken: Blood Vengeance.