- "We moonflowers are supposed to protect the moons of this Galaxy."
- —Kiazuki's opening monologue in A Moonflower is Born
Moonflowers are guardian beings in the web series Hanazuki: Full of Treasures. They are a species of humanoid flowers that appear in the form of children.
Moonflowers are human-like creatures with petals on their head which vaguely resemble hair. They typically have one stem and a white bud on top of their head, with rare individuals having two or more.
Female Moonflowers generally have hair and outfits that are generally black and white, which contrasts starkly with the colourful universe, they also wear a single white bracelet on one of their wrists. The white area of their hair and clothes change color to express full emotion. Their names end with the syllables "-zuki" (Miyumi is the exception to this rule.)
Male Moonflowers wear a white band on both arms instead of just one and seem to have a wider range of colors when it comes to their hair and clothing, and sport marks or scratches on their skin. Their names end with the syllables "-oshi".
Treasuring their moods
The most prominent ability a moonflower has is to treasure their moods. Once Little Dreamer has provided a moonflower with a Treasure, the moonflower has the ability to channel their mood into the treasure and plant it, causing a Treasure Tree to grow.
List of Moonflowers
This kid is a young moonflower who has been in every episode since A Moonflower is Born. Still adjusting, Hanazuki learns about her abilities, moon and role as a moonflower. She is adept in growing colorful Treasure Trees and is willing to teach any moonflower that asks. She leads a nest of Hemkas.
The second Moonflower, Kiazuki, is a female Moonflower from a "moon far away" who is formally introduced in the episode Moonflower Sister. Her moon has been struck by the Big Bad due to her seeming inability to grow colorful Treasure Trees. Her only known moon companion is Zikoro. It is not known if she has alterlings.
This male Moonflower makes his first appearance in the episode Hide and Seek. Hanazuki is teaching him how to grow Treasure Trees as he fixes the situation on his moon. Kiyoshi leads a herd of Unicorns.
After Hanazuki restores his position, Kiyoshi becomes less pessimistic. This leads him to grow other colours different from his previous black treasure trees. The first one he grew was lavender for inspiration.
This character is another male aquatic-themed Moonflower that first appears in the episode Recovery, where he saves a derelict Hanazuki who was jettisoned into space by the fragments of his water-themed moon which was tragically destroyed by the Big Bad, as revealed in Rescued!. Maroshi leads a school of Flochis.
- All Moonflowers are implied to live in moons, and not planets. It's unclear, however, around which planetary body said moons are orbiting.
- Moonflowers have Japanese names, the etymology of which tend to reveal words linked with flowers.
- The only Moonflower whose birth is shown onscreen is Hanazuki's. It is unclear how the other moonflowers were born. Moonflowers aren't necessarily siblings, since all moonflowers are "born" on different moons.
- It is unknown if Moonflowers age, and have some "adult" form, or they just stay the same as they were born all their lives.
- Moonflowers don't start out as babies, but as seeds.
- Moonflowers don't have any relatives. However, they can view each other as "siblings".
- As Hanazuki proved when she was sent floating in a derelict manner through space in Recovery, Moonflowers seem to be able to breathe in space.
- If you think about it, maybe moonflowers could easily be also destructors of the galaxy considering that they send the big bad to other parts dooming other moons and even members of the moonflower species in the process. (albeit unintentionally)
|Moonflowers||Hanazuki • Kiazuki • Kiyoshi • Maroshi • Miyumi|
|Hemkas||Red Hemka • Orange Hemka • Yellow Hemka • Lime Green Hemka • Green Hemka • Light Blue Hemka • Blue Hemka • Purple Hemka • Lavender Hemka • Pink Hemka • Raspberry Hemka • Emerald Hemka|
|Unicorns||Sleepy Unicorn • Twisted Unicorn|
|Other Characters||Little Dreamer • Zikoro • Doughy Bunington • Dazzlessence Jones • Dazzlessence Jackson • Chicken Plant • Baby Chicken Plant • Junior • Mirror Plant • Axo • Enormous Coal • Mini Coals • Depriva • Rainbow Hemka • Mountains • Pyramid With a Face • Mouth Portals|
|Villains||Big Bad • Basil Ganglia • Mazzadrils • Moon Widow|