Tetsuro Hoshino's mother.
While scavaging around with her son, Tetsuro, in search of food for her family, Kanae is murdered by the human hunting robot Count Mecha. Before her death, she makes her son promise to continue to pursue the mechanical body that she wanted for both of them but was unable to obtain.
Kanae is a character in the Galaxy Express 999 series, which was created by Leiji Matsumoto, who is popular for the Captain Harlock franchise and its related series. She makes her first appearance in Episode #1 "Departure Ballad". In the anime series, her design and creation are credited to Shingo Arakiand Shigeru Kogawa respectively.
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