The Kakashi Spirit News, a low circulation newspaper loved by a few hardcore supporters for its well thought out articles (even if the articles usually are about events several days old), is run by a single Crow Tengu: Hatate Himekaidou. Like all Crow Tengu, she serves the Lord Tenma and using her Spirit Photography she is gifted with the ability to see any event simply by typing certain keywords into her camera. Aspirations of achieving higher circulation and true greatness as a Tengu reporter has led young Hatate to study the methods of Aya Shameimaru. With her kappa-crafted camera in hand, Hatate will brave the gritty world of true journalism for the first time! Will she be able to cling to her high ideals of written quality, or fall victim to the siren's call of tabloid journalism? Only time will tell...
Young and idealistic, at least as far as the Tengu go, Hatate Himekaidou is an interesting contrast compared to Aya Shameimaru. Unlike her senior Aya, up until recently Hatate has been a somewhat reclusive individual relying on spirit photography to perform research for her articles. She still seems to believe in the value of the articles themselves, believing their quality is necessary to improve the overall character of a newspaper! She also seems to try to avoid fighting directly, and is less skilled at fighting overall due to her younger age and the hikikomori lifestyle she has led. Still she is a Crow Tengu and shouldn't be taken lightly just because of that.