|What does her name mean?|
Yuuki Miaka (Yuuki is her family name) is four kanji. The first pair, "yuuki" mean "evening castle". The second pair (her given name) are "mi" and "aka", meaning "beautiful red". (Arigatou to Yui-chan for the translation and sugoi kanji! ^_^)
Miaka is the star character of Fushigi Yuugi, and she fills the role well. While managing to remain humble and modest (to an extent), she fills the screen with her open, optimistic personality. You could say that the Seishi have a more subtle appeal, but Miaka has more depth than most give her credit, she just isn't moody is all! =P
Some say she is too immature to be the Suzaku no Miko (shrine maiden of the red peacock God Suzaku), but I believe that this is the part of her that is happy, outgoing and perhaps a little naive; she can be very mature when the situation demands it (e.g. Taitsokun's first test, and throughout the series; she often puts her own life before those of her seishi or innocent people who've got caught up in the battles etc.). Remember, there's a time and a place; if she was serious all the time just think how moral would suffer! What would countries be like if their political leaders didn't smile or laugh every now and then? (Ok, I could give a few examples here but most ppl should know where I'm talking about, and I don't want this to be too serious... ^_^).
Anyway, I think that's enough defending poor Miaka-chan (for now). Let's see some stats (like you can't find these on every Fushigi Yuugi page on the web...)
Name: Yuuki Miaka
Height: 5'1" (158cm)
Hair color: Brown -
Eye color: Brown -
Blood type: B
Likes: Food, Tamahome
Dislikes: Nakago, losing Tamahome
Endearing qualities: Loyalty, compassion, dedication and her USD!! ^__^ (Unconquerable Sunny Disposition)
Flaws: Naive, thinking she's worthless, and... oh, go on then, she's a sucker for food. But so am I, so I can sympathise. =P~~
Seiyuu: Araki Kae (Chibi Usa in Sailor Moon, Minnie May in Gunsmith Cats and a lot of others. Click here for more information on her. ^_^)
SPOILER ALERT! Turn back now if you haven't seen all of the TV series.
The four directions of the sky,
The four directions of the earth
With deep rules,
With truth and justice
Protector of the South,
Suzaku, come to me physically.
Seven constellations, from the sky to the earth,
Fulfill, for all living things
In this case, from all evil in this world,
By the power of a deity,
Please, listen to this
From the sky...
PLEASE COME DOWN TO US!!
Miaka's First Wish
Yui was being consumed by Seiryuu, the dragon God who also seemed to have taken an urotsukidoji-type liking for destroying cities... or is it one of the chi no ryuu?... ^_^; hmmm... Anyway, Miaka's first wish was to free Yui from Seiryuu.
Miaka's Second Wish
Unfortunately, despite the shichi Seishi all combining their chi on Tamahome, he still wasn't doing too well against Nakago, who just wasn't going to be beaten. Chiriko suggests sealing Seiryuu into the scroll; Chichiri agrees it may work so Miaka throws up the scroll and shouts the incantation for the second time.
This successfully sealed away Seiryuu, so Nakago lost his Seishi powers
at a critical moment in his battle against Tamahome.
Miaka's Final Wish
As the Suzaku shichi Seishi gathered round discussing how to spend Miaka's last wish, she whispered in Tamahome's ear, and sadly they agreed what must be done. Her third wish was ultimate selflessness; she put aside her love to restore the world to normal, despite everything that had happened; all her hopes and dreams to finally be with Tamahome she discarded for other people.
Hoshi-chan: Well, we now have 17 images of you since I saw all of Fushigi Yuugi last week. *grin*
Miaka-chan: Wai, wai! *claps hands* But no Tamahome pics... ¬_¬
Hoshi-chan: Ano?... ahh, there's no pleasing some people... ^_^;
Miaka-chan: Food! *gone*
Hoshi-chan: Hey Miaka, you know we're lucky to have this much webspace...
Miaka-chan: Nani?? ^-^'
Hoshi-chan: Well, the nice Tripod ppl give us a whole 5Mb! Although other providers give you this much and more, it's nice and fast here with a clean, friendly interface! ^_^
Miaka-chan: Mb? In my face? Nani?...
Hoshi-chan: Megabytes! *mutters*baka... Well, it's better than geocities, and still 10x faster... ^_~
Miaka-chan: Bites?... ahhh, Hoshi-sama, is it dinner time already? *smiles and grins*
All of these images were taken from Mark Neidengard's awesome Fushigi Yuugi Image Archive.
Hoshi-chan and Miaka-chan: Domo arigatou Mark-sama! ^_^ ^-^
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