Akito Tenkawa

Akito Tenkawa is a anime/manga character in the Martian Successor Nadesico franchise
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The main protagonist of Martian Successor Nadesico. Born on Mars and orphaned after his parents died in an apparent military coup, Akito's dream to become a cook but somehow become an Aestevalis pilot for the Nadesico (which is in the commander of childhood friend/"lover" - Yurika Misumaru).



Childhood Memories
Childhood Memories
First Kiss
First Kiss

Akito grew up on Mars Utopia colony where he met Yurika Misumaru. He is the son of a pair of scientists. While living on Mars, he and Yurika were next door neighbors and while she fell madly in love with him, he was desperate to get away from her as possible. Akito was never aware of his family's career when researching on Boson jumping. Akito experience many things on Mars: Akito and Yurika their first kiss, received a nanomachine controller that enables him to pilot machines from a misadventure from Yurika playing at a construction site, and watched a old popular anime show called Gekiganger III. When Yurika and her father (Admiral Kouichiro Misumaru) left Mars to live on Earth, Akito witnessed his parents killed in explosion secretly conducted by a corporate business company called Nergal Heavy Industries. This left Akito an orphan on Mars with no one to look after him. Akito dreams of becoming a cook because the food on Mars had bad quality.

By the year 2195, the Jovian Lizards attack Mars. During their invasion, Akito, now a young man, befriends a little girl named Ai and tries to protect her and every other refugee underneath Mars. While trying to fend off the alien forces, Akito managed to Boson jump from Mars to Earth. One year later (2196), Akito struggles with his career as a cook because his trauma with the Jovian Lizards and his bad cooking. The pilot tattoo on his left hand makes him an outcast and eventually gets fired from the resturant. At that moment, Akito encounters a grown-up Yurika and follows her to a military base, where he is interrogated by the Prospector and becomes a ships chef's apprentice under the guidance of Ms. Howmei aboard the Nadesico.


Akito as "The Prince of Darkness"
Akito as "The Prince of Darkness"

Akito appears again in Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picure - Prince of Darkness. Three years after the events of the show Akito, Yurika, and Inez Fressange were thought to be killed during Boson jumping trials. Instead it was revealed that he was abducted by rouge members of the Jovian Federation called the Martian Successors. He was used in their painful experiments which caused a lot of suffering. It eventually damaged Akito's body, emotions, and senses, and made him a hardened personality. It is believed that he escaped and with aid of Nergal. He is paired up a little girl named Lapis Lazuli against the Martian Successors in a new aestivalis. Akito's mission is to rescue Yurika. When Ruri encounters with Akito, she discovers the horrible truth behind his survival. To ensure Ruri's memory of Akito remains alive, he gives her the Tenkawa Noodle recipe. At the end the movie and after Yurika was rescued, Akito and Lapis take off to the stars for an unknown destination.


In the manga series, Akito has another crazy admirer from his childhood named Kaguya Onikirimaru. This leaves Akito in the crossfire between Yurika and Yaguya.

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Yuji Ueda
Spike Spencer
General Information Edit
Name: Akito Tenkawa
Gender: Male
Birthday: 02/26/2178
1st manga book: Nadesico #1
1st anime episode: Martian Successor Nadesico #1
1st anime movie: Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness
Aliases The Prince of Darkness
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Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness

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