Yurika is the beautiful but ditzy captain of the Nadesico and childhood friend of Akito Tenkawa.
Yurika grew up on Mars Utopia colony where she met Akito Tenkawa. She is the daughter of Admiral Kouichiro Misumaru of the Earth Space Forces. While living on Mars, she and Akito were next door neighbors and she fell madly in love with him as everyday was crazy pursuit.
She and her father eventually left Mars to live on Earth, unaware of the horrors Akito faced alone.
By the year 2196, Yurika followed her father's footsteps. She went to a military academy and became both a masterful tactician and a attractive young lady. She graduated top of her class and was the absolute best in battle simulations despite her ditzy behavior. With no else to turn, a corprate business company called Nergal Heavy Industries decided to pluck the young graduate and give her command of her first mobile battleship: the Nadesico.
Yurika appears again in Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picure - Prince of Darkness. Three years after the events of the show Yurika, Akito and Inez Fressange were thought to be killed during Boson jumping trials. Instead it was revealed that she was abducted by rouge members of the Jovian Federation called the Martian Successors. They fused her with the Ruin that controls Boson Jumps. She was eventually rescued at the end of the movie by Akito and Ruri's Nadesico-C crew (mostly containing Ruri's crew and Yurika's crew).
In the manga series, Yurika has a romantic rival named Kaguya Onikirimaru, who also loves Akito.
|1st manga book:||Nadesico #1|
|1st anime episode:||Martian Successor Nadesico #1|
|1st anime movie:||Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness|
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness
This takes place a few years later after the Martian Successor TV show. Boson Jumpers have stared dieing and it's up to the crew of ...