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Haruko Itsuka

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Kanji 五河 遥子
Romaji Itsuka Haruko
Gender Female
Species Human
Hair Color Red
Nicknames Haruko Homura (Birth Name)
Personal Status
Affiliations Asgard Electronics
Occupation Realizer Mechanic
Novel Debut Volume 11.5

Haruko Itsuka (五河 遥子, Itsuka Haruko?) the mother of Kotori and foster mother of Shido.


The mother of Kotori and foster parent to Shido, Haruko is one of the employees in Asgard Electronics, <Ratatoskr>'s parent company. According to Kotori, she was part of the crew that was involved in the creation of Fraxinus and that she knows about the existence of Spirits. However, she does not know of how they looked until the events of Itsuka Parents.


Haruko has red hair, which she keeps in a short bob style. She often wears earrings as an accessory. She is best described to look like an older and more mature version of her daughter, Kotori.

When she was younger, she wore her hair in twintails and often had a lollipop in her mouth, much like her daughter.


Unlike her somewhat naïve husband, Haruko is much more cautious. However, at the same time she can be impulsive, easily misreading a situation and running away before it can be cleared up. At these moments, Haruko is very emotional and can make rash decisions on the spot. However, upon calming down, Haruko has also shown embarrassment over her outbursts.



Born Haruko Homura; during her youth, she was noted to be friends with Mana Takamiya. She eventually got married to Tatsuo Itsuka, changing her last name to Itsuka, and had a daughter, Kotori.

Haruko and Tatsuo adopted Shido at a very earlier age after the boy was abandoned by his mother. Due to the nature of their work, both she and her husband had to relocate to the United States, leaving Shido in charge of the household chores in their Japanese home and looking after their daughter.


Itsuka Parents

One day, Haruko and her husband suddenly made a surprise phone call to Shido while he was shopping for dinner ingredients. At first, they started off with a prank call, pretended that someone was kidnapped. However, after their disguise was seen through, they soon tell him without prior warning that they were already at the front entrance of their house. Thinking of the Spirits that are currently there, Shido made a desperate request for his parents to not enter the house. But since he was unable to properly explain why, his parents believed that he was merely hiding something naughty and proceeded to enter their domicile anyway with the mischievous promise to search through Shido's possessions meticulously.

However, upon entering their house, the couple finds themselves ambushed by the Spirits, who thought that they were burglars. After the initial misunderstanding and some threats of torture from Origami, the Spirits quickly realize that they had accidentally traumatized Shido's foster parents. Afterwards, the Spirits planned a Japanese style welcoming for the Itsuka parents, as they feared that if their awful first encounter wasn't remedied, the parents would prevent them from seeing Shido again.


  • Light Novel
    • Appearances:
      • Volume 11.5
      • Volume 18 (Flashback)
      • Date A Live Encore 9-11


  • Haruko's given name contains the kanji for distant (遥) and child (子).
  • Haruko's maiden name Homura contains the kanji for ear grain (穂) and village (村).



Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii FujibakamaHiroki TakajoNagisa HimekawaAsahi Hoshimiya
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshino HimekawaKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamai KazamachiMiku IzayoiNatsumi KyounoOrigami TobiichiNia HonjoMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuriRen
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio TakamiyaTohka Yatogami (Parallel World)
Doll MasterRinemu KirariMizuha BanouinMaya YukishiroAriadne FoxrotHaraka KagarikeOka MiyafujiYuri SagakureKareha BanouinCarte À JouerRetsumi Jugasaki
Other Quasi-Spirits
Hibiki HigoromoTsuanAiai NogiAyame TakeshitaYui SagakureIsami HijikataSheri MusikaFurue TonamiYue HiryuMayuka Momozono
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana TakamiyaMARIA
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
James A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiTobiichi OrigamiKurumi TokisakiYamai KaguyaYamai YuzuruHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama