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Mikumo

Mikumo Kuramitsu

Mikumo Kuramitsu (美雲) is the son of Washu Hakubi and Mikamo Kuramitsu

History

He was born in the grounds of the Jurai's Science Academy (precursor to the Galaxy Academy), during Washu's marriage to Mikomo. Unlike most Kuramitsu, even his own descendants, Mikumo inherited his mother's green eyes and fair skin. When Mikomo was forced to separate from Washu due to the differences of their social status and return to Seniwa, he took Mikumo with him. After a number of years Washu and Naja find a way to sneak inside of Seniwa's closed borders with the intention to steal him back from Mikomo. She meets with his stepmother who explains that they expected her return and that Mikomo alone had detected her arrival and fled to avoid her and to let Washu do what she feels must be done. She explains that she and Mikomo are covertly working to reopen the borders of the secretive Seniwa and that Mikumo will be central to the plan. Yet she openly lets Washu have a chance to take Mikumo back. The next day, in a heavy snow storm, Mikumo goes out to play on the grounds and meets Washu. He doesn't know her but feels a pull towards her, Washu is just about to take the enchanted Mikumo away when his stepsister Miyuki interrupts them. The arrival of his stepsister, who had been sick in bed until noticing something was wrong, snaps Mikumo out of his spell. Miyuki, with fierce eyes, pleads with Washu not to take him away and tells her that she is going to marry him. Washu reluctantly realizes that Mikumo has found someone he cannot be separated from and departs without her son. Miyuki spreads this story as a tale of a mysterious "Snow Woman" who appears in a storm and tries to steal away children, much like Japan's Yuki-onna. Many years later, his great-granddaughter, Mihoshi, passes this story to Tenchi and the girls (minus Washu) one day, during a snow storm. She later repeats this story to Washu, when she returns in her adult form, never realizing that Washu was the Snow Woman of the story. Washu, however, appears to put two and two together, realizing it is about herself, and that Mihoshi is her descendant. Though she never reveals this until years later.

Mikumo does marry Miyuki and he in fact does help open Seniwa's borders and is instrumental in combining forces with Jurai and creating the Galaxy Academy, Galaxy Army, and Galaxy Police. Through his brilliant leadership Seniwa becomes more powerful than ever before and Seniwa basically becomes dependent on him as he lives his unusually long life (for a normal Seniwan).

He is the father of Minami Kuramitsu and Mikami Kuramitsu. Miyuki dies of a normal old age and he remains alone for a long while.

In The GXP novels it is revealed that Mikumo is still alive and still the head of the Kuramitsu family and the Seniwa government but it seems he is on his death bed. In what seems to be his final moments Washu makes a surprise entrance (rumors of her return up to this point were unconfirmed), announcing to all that Mikumo is her son. Mikami escorts her to Mikumo's deathbed and soon after it is signaled that he has died. Washu declares that she alone, as his mother, will take care of his body.

After his death is announced, Washu secretly meets with Mikumo, whom she had helped to fake his death. In actuality, probably due to being Washu's son, or through the saving grace of Washu, he is in perfectly fine health and will probably live for Millennia more. Faking his death was the only way possible to finally be able to step down from his leadership position. Other than to Washu, this is known only to his new love, Mikumo's former nurse, whom he had left a sizable amount of his own fortune to in his own will.

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