Mitsuko is a character from Astro Boy (1980) and is a minor reoccurring character in The Knights of the Multiverse, introduced in Season 1. She's an android capable of fusing with the transforming racer/super robot Galvion, and sometimes helps her "cousin" Lorelai Heinrich and The Knights.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Thanks to her years adapting to Galvion's system, Mitsuko is a calm, quick-thinking young woman. Whether on the track or in the cockpit, she's quick to the punch and can adapt to any problem that confronts her, making her the perfect mixture of android and Super Robot. However, she's still a very kind-hearted young automaton, loving her mother very much, and giving the same amount of love towards Lorelai when she learned of their shared history. And even with a couple of years of racing under her belt, she's still managed to remain humble. She also displays a great deal of independence, sometimes doing things just because she feels like it.
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
Mitsuko was created in a joint research project with her mother and one Schtroheim Heinrich to develop a Super Robot with human emotions, using an android as the core. Over the next seven years, her mother would have her constantly train to get used to her giant counterpart's systems, with the two developing a close family bond. She was originally built in the form of a child, much like her cousin many years later, but after about three-and-a-half years, her father gave her an upgrade that gave her a teenaged body (whether this was Schroheim's plan for Lorelai as well is unknown). But even from the beginning she displayed a surprising deal of independence, doing things just because she felt like, like adding a cute little heart to her dress just because she thought it looked cute and developing her mother's love for racing, becoming especially fond of Hiroshi Shiba.
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Mitsuko, and subsequently Galvion, were two of the many allies that appeared in the later part of Season 2 to aid the Knights during the invasion.
Season 3[edit | edit source]
Skills & Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Electronic Brain
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
To better integrate herself with Galvion's systems, Mitsuko's father taught her plenty of hand-to-hand combat moves to help defend herself, though she is more of a thinker than a fighter.
- Connection Port
Mitsuko has a small red port on her chest which allows her to connect directly to Galvion's systems.
- Racing Skills
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Her Father[edit | edit source]
Hiroshi was Mitsuko's idol when she was "growing up", being the one who inspired her to get into racing in the first place; and of course, when she learned that she would be racing against him, she was extremely honored.
Emily[edit | edit source]
Cosmo[edit | edit source]
Agnes[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
Mitsuko's ability to fuse with Galvion is, like many of her android compatriots, a juxtaposition on her origin in the source material, where her father had created a super race car called the White Planet that was powered by an electronic brain. But, he had created a second electronic brain just in case and stored it inside a robot. That robot of course was Mitsuko, and when the White Planet was destroyed just before a major race, she willing gave up her freedom to have her brain be put in the car so her brother, Koichi (Conrad in the English dub), could win the race. For her KotM counterpart, this idea eventually spiraled into an idea of making her and the vehicle's connection being made more like that of Lorelai and Danube, leading then to their connection. Her racing career is also a nod to her original counterpart's brother.
Mitsuko's child body was never an idea in her source material; rather, this is an element exclusive to KotM to help better her and Lorelai's connection. Added onto that, her body is actually based directly off of Lorelai's, just with a dress more similar to her teen body's, as well as making her head resemble her original manga design.