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Japanese Name 氷川
Romaji Hikawa
First Appearance Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Affiliation Assembly of Nihilo
Reason Shijima
Demonic Sponsor Ahriman

Hikawa is a character from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.



Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Hikawa is the Chief Technical Director of a large communications company called Cybers, and a high-ranking officer of the Cult of Gaea.

He is the one responsible for the occurrence of the Conception. After the emergence of the Vortex World, he organizes the Assembly of Nihilo, which becomes one of the two strongest demonic forces. His dream is a world of silence where the dangerous passion of man is neutralized, and everyone is at one with the world: this, he calls the Reason of Shijima.

Hikawa is a mysterious man because he deliberately stays underneath the radar. He was able to hold a powerful position in a prominent communications company without leaking a hint as to his true belief. After the Conception occurs, many believe it to have been the work of the ancient Assembly of Nihilo; no-one suspects that it was actually Hikawa.

Despite his role within the Cult of Gaea, Hikawa was regarded as a heretic by the other Gaians. Both the Gaians and Messians attempted to stop Hikawa's plans, but instead became the sacrifices he needed to begin the Conception.

Hikawa is a man devoted to the Reason of Shijima from the very beginning and acts accordingly. Every move he makes is calm and calculated as he swiftly moves his way towards realizing his vision of a new world. Much like Shijima, he is utterly emotionless in his actions, using Yuko Takao as his pawn and destroying all resistance with no hesitation and minimal effort.

The only variable in his plan is the Demi-fiend; he is the only character to which Hikawa shows any hint of emotion, expressing his disgust at the previous world and his hope for a future of silence. The actions of the Protagonist will allow him to side with Hikawa and the Reason of Shijima, if he so chooses.

Reason of ShijimaEdit

Hikawa accepts the fact that his part is merely the "baptist" of this world and acknowledges the protagonist as the true creator according to what was written in the Scripture Of Miroku. For his part, Hikawa can now sit back and watch contentedly as the world he envisioned will soon come into being.

Neutral EndingEdit

Hikawa is shown on the giant screen at Shibuya with Hijiri watching. His fate is unknown.


"Hikawa" means "glacier" in Japanese language. It is also the name of the famous Hikawa Shrines in Japan.


Imagine Hikawa and Yuko
Hikawa and Yuko's outfits in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE


  • In the documentary detailing the making of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Hikawa had a model similar to Demi-fiend's except had red hair and tanned skin.
  • Hikawa's hairstyle and clothing are promotional items for male characters. By wearing Hikawa's outfit, players gain access to an almighty spin skill called Great Cleanse.

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