Hata Matsuri

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Hata Matsuri (秦祀) is a Lily who attends Yurigaoka Girls' Academy. She is the captain of Legion Eir. As the President of the Class Representative Liaison Assembly, she is the acting Ortlinde until such a time as Yamazaki Meika is able to resume her duties.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Matsuri has a gentle, big-sisterly demeanor, but is terrifying when she gets angry[1]. She "may" have a jealous streak[2].

Matsuri holds the opinion that Yurigaoka should prioritize defending Kamakura over mounting expeditions to other regions, though she is not as extreme in this view as those considered to be hardline "Kamakura First" ideologues, including many of the members of Legion Schwertleite[3].

Matsuri isn't an ambitious person, and Futagawa Fumi doesn't think she's particularly interested in being voted Ortlinde[4].

History[edit | edit source]

Matsuri did not aspire to be a Lily early in life. Her potential as one was uncovered by a Magi reaction test at her civilian school[5]. She entered Yurigaoka during her junior high school years.

Matsuri had a childhood friend, Yamada Uta[6], whose Schutzengel she planned to become after they were both admitted to Yurigaoka. Tragically, when a Huge outbreak occurred while Uta was in junior high school, despite not having a CHARM, she sacrificed her life so that the civilians nearby could escape. She was buried in Yurigaoka's graveyard[7]. Uta was said to be stunningly beautiful[8], and a sweet girl with a similar personality to Egawa Kusumi[9]. Futagawa Fumi believes that Matsuri's "Kamakura first" leanings are most likely a result of Uta's untimely death[10].

Another friend of Matsuri's from her junior high school years was Monica Rossi. Though Monica was supportive of Matsuri and Uta's plans to enter a Schutzengel contract, Fumi thinks she may now have an interest in becoming Matsuri's Schild herself[11].

There was an occasion upon which, as the members of the junior high school student council were verbally excoriating Takeda Mimi, Matsuri stood up and defended her against everyone else, despite being terrified herself. Mimi has never forgotten this and has been devoted to Matsuri ever since[12].

Matsuri became friends with Omodaka Tae via her legion member, Sakurai Hazuki. When they were students in Hijiribashi's junior high school division, Hazuki and Tae promised to apply for Yurigaoka's high school together, but after Tae was injured during the examination, she wasn't allowed to enter Yurigaoka and had to continue on to Hijiribashi's high school instead. Nonetheless, Tae sometimes comes to visit Hazuki, and she met Matsuri during one of these visits[13].

At some point, Matsuri saved the life of Kimura Kazuki, and Kazuki is now personally loyal to her[14]. Kazuki and Mimi often fight over Matsuri's affections, though they work together excellently in battle[15].

Matsuri cast her vote against allowing Legion Álfheimr to go on expedition to assist Ryuto Girls' School, in what would later be known as the Niigata Recapture[16]. After the vote passed, she told Amano Soraha "Soraha-san, I wish you luck, but more than anything, please come back safely."[17]

Combat Style[edit | edit source]

Matsuri is a well-rounded Lily with a dueling-focused style. She specializes in providing support from the BZ, but she is also capable of doing the Neunwelt Tactic's finish shot[18], and it is not uncommon for her to move forward to the TZ or AZ[19].

Matsuri's preferred CHARM is her Durandal. She uses a prototype model, rather than a custom-built model like Uchida Mayuri's.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Matsuri's favorite food is namerou[20].
  • Matsuri's hobbies are writing poetry[20], and playing shogi and go[21].
  • Matsuri has been featured in World Lily Graphic magazine[22].
  • Matsuri is said to be the most politically influential second-year Lily at Yurigaoka[23].
  • In Assault Lily: Last Bullet, Matsuri mentions that Monica Rossi gave her Valentine's Day chocolate, and they've known one another ever since Matsuri entered Yurigaoka during junior high school.
  • As Shirai Yuyu's roommate, it often falls to Matsuri to wake Yuyu up in the morning[24].
  • Matsuri is currently mentoring Hitotsuyanagi Riri as a BZ Lily[19].
  • Fumi considers Matsuri one of her role models as a BZ Lily[25].
  • Fumi thinks that if she could invite any Lily to Team Hitotsuyanagi to improve the legion's performance, Matsuri would be an excellent choice, though it would result in Fumi herself becoming a reserve member[26].
  • There is an unknown third-year Lily in one of the legions politically opposed to Legion Eir who especially cares about Matsuri[27], and who it's rumored Matsuri wants to take the Schutzengel's Oath with[28]. Fumi knows who the Lily is, but has thus far refused to reveal her identity.
  • Matsuri's given name means "worship". Her surname, Hata, was originally borne by descendants of the Qin dynasty who came to Japan.
    • Matsuri's surname may be a reference to the real-world architect Hata Tomohiro. If so, it is less direct than most such references, as her surname is written with a different character from Hata Tomohiro's.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. @assault_lily twitter, February 4, 2018.
  2. @assault_lily twitter, April 15, 2021. "Q: does Matsuri hold strong jealous grudges" "A: maybe- er I mean nothing. I don't know don't shoot me 🥶" Translation by Hắc.
  3. @assault_lily twitter, March 30, 2020. "While not as much as going to the extreme ideals of the purists, Matsuri is also holding the ideology of prioritising home territory because of her experience in losing her Schild candidate." Translation by rluka.
  4. @assault_lily twitter, May 27, 2021. "Q: Does Matsuri aim to become the next Ortlinde after Meika" "A: Matsuri isn't an ambitious person, so maybe she doesn't" Translation by Hắc.
  5. @assault_lily twitter, February 20, 2021. "Magi reaction and Skiller value measurement are performed in normal non-garden schools. as such, girls that do not aim to become Lilies, but still have their talent unearthed like Soraha and Matsuri were found." Translation by Hắc.
  6. @assault_lily twitter, January 9, 2021. "Uta was Matsuri's childhood friend" Translation by Hắc.
  7. @assault_lily twitter, October 16, 2020.
  8. @assault_lily twitter, April 17, 2022. "Q: Anything about Yamada Uta, Matsuri’s schild candidate" "A: A head-turning beauty" Translation by rluka.
  9. @assault_lily twitter, February 6, 2021. "Yamada Uta was known to be a sweet girl similar to Kusumi" Translation by Hắc.
  10. @assault_lily twitter, March 30, 2020.
  11. @assault_lily twitter, February 23, 2021. "There is an Italian-born Lily. Monica Rossi, LG Eil (Matsuri’s legion). A new generation TZ, holding position of command tower equipped with Charisma skill." "She watch over and support the relationship between Matsuri and her late schild candidate Yamada Uta, although it could be she also wants to be Matsuri’s schild herself." Translation by rluka.
  12. @assault_lily twitter, October 5, 2021. "Q: What was the reason for Mimi being head over heels for Matsuri" "A: During her time in the junior high school Student Council, due to a certain event Mimi came to be cornered and severely criticized by every other members of the council. It was at this time that Matsuri, despite trembling in fear herself, stood up and faced off against the entire council to protect Mimi. At this sight, she vowed to be the shield to protect Matsuri, leading to her nickname "The Chancellor in Black", and her relationship with Matsuri now." Translation by Hắc.
  13. @assault_lily twitter, May 11, 2021. "Q: how did Matsuri meet Omodaka Tae (Hijiribashi University Affiliated High School)" "A: Originally Sakurai Hazuki in LG Eir of Matsuri's came from Hijiribashi University's Affiliated Junior High School, alongside Tae. While both of them promised to apply for Yurigaoka together in high school, Tae's injury in the examination cost her the admission, so she continued with Hijiribashi. Still, she came to visit Hazuki nonetheless, and this is when she met Matsuri" Translation by Hắc.
  14. @assault_lily twitter, April 14, 2021. "Kimura Kazuki, 2nd year. A boosted lily whose life is rescued by Matsuri, so she is ready to sacrifice herself for Matsuri. She has a sexy adult woman charm." "Rare skill is Z. Position is BZ. Sorry, still no illustration of her for now." Translation by rluka.
  15. @assault_lily twitter, May 25, 2021. "Q: Kimura Kazuki and Takeda Mimi both are very :gay: for Matsuri, but how are they towards each other." "A: They fight all the time. Like cats and dogs as they may be, in combat though they show unparalleled coordination" Translation by Hắc.
  16. @assault_lily twitter, July 11, 2021. "So as a result, Alfheim's expedition to Ryuuto was narrowly passed with only a single vote difference in their favor" "Supporting the expedition:" "-Sayu" "-Ageha" "-Natsuki" "-Tokiwa" "-Inori" "-Shizu" "Against the expedition:" "-Shinobu" "-Ayako" "-Shiera" "-Matsuri" "-Keine" "Abstained:" "-Sakua" Translation by Hắc.
  17. https://twitter.com/assault_lily/status/1414598179367002122 @assault_lily twitter, July 12, 2021. Translation by rluka.
  18. @assault_lily twitter, May 14, 2021. "Q: Tell me about Matsuri’s style and ability." "A: Matsuri is duel-based all-rounder Lily." "Despite having battle oriented Zenon Paradox skill, she stay in the BZ and boost up the legion’s overall strength. Yet, she can also move to AZ to perform finish shot." Translation by rluka.
  19. 19.0 19.1 @assault_lily twitter, July 12, 2021. "Q: It is said Matsuri is Riri's mentor as BZ, but Riri has the tendency of rushing to the front. Is this also Matsuri's influence?" "A: Matsuri herself is also a BZ that often goes to the front, so it's possible." Translation by rluka.
  20. 20.0 20.1 @assault_lily twitter, June 18, 2021. "Q: More about Matsuri's private side." "A: Her hobby is writing poem. Her favourite food is Namerou." Translation by rluka.
  21. @assault_lily twitter, June 25, 2021. "Q: Anyone good with playing shogi or igo in Yurigaoka?" "A: Takekoshi Chihana and Hata Matsuri likes to play the game" Translation by rluka.
  22. @assault_lily twitter, January 13, 2022. "Q: While Matsuri is only the acting Ortlinde, she still stands alongside Shinobu and co. nonetheless. As such, has she also been featured on World Lily Graphics?" "A: Yes. Aside from being the acting Ortlinde, she was also one among those who entered Yurigaoka through the junior high school selection exam, which consisted purely of those with special talents. Therefore it was only natural that she was picked up in a WLG issue" Translation by Hắc.
  23. @assault_lily twitter, March 20, 2022. "Q: Matsuri is said to be the most influential second-year Lily. Then who's the one with the most political power among the first-years" "A: A difficult question, as not many of the first-years are interested in dealing with the school's politics, not even the Three Princesses (Shizu, Sakua, Sayu), neither of whom aspire for a Student Council President seat. If any, it'd be Ichi or Shizu who still participate in the Council's activities." Translation by Hắc.
  24. @assault_lily twitter, January 26, 2022. "Q: In Last Bullet, there are morning lines where it sounds like Yuyu had Matsuri to wake her up. Did she has trouble waking up in the morning?" "A: It seems so" Translation by rluka.
  25. @assault_lily twitter, December 21, 2021. "Q: If Fumi is talented in duel, which Lily would be her role model?" "A: Because she's in BZ position, she wants to be like Chihana, Matsuri, or Himari" Translation by rluka.
  26. @assault_lily twitter, May 24, 2021. "Q: Who does Fumi want to invite to 1yanagi squad, not considering the chance of the person actually entering or not" "A: 1yanagi Squad is already well-set in the AZ and TZ areas, so it is necessary to significantly improve the quality of the BZ outside of Yujia. So in the sense that invitation is done to enhance the strength of the legion, then Chihana, Watsuki, Misora or Matsuri would be ideal invites to raise the BZ's standard. Though that means Fumi will become a reserve" Translation by Hắc.
  27. @assault_lily twitter, July 23, 2023. "Q: Who is the senior that especially cares about Matsuri?" "A: This is an extremely sensitive matter, so her name cannot be revealed. She's a member of one of Eir's opposing legions" Translation by Hắc.
  28. @assault_lily twitter, September 9, 2023.