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Haruko Itsuka

Itsuka Haruko

Profile
Kanji 五河 遥子
Romaji Itsuka Haruko
Age 44 (Approximately) [1]
Status Alive
Gender Female
Species Human
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Red
Nicknames Haruko Homura (Birth Name)
Personal Status
Relatives
Affiliations Asgard Electronics
Occupation Realizer Mechanic
Media
Novel Debut Volume 11.5
Anime Debut Date A Live Ⅴ Episode 4
Portrayal
Japanese Aya Suzaki [2]


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

Summary[]

The matriarch of the Itsuka family, 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. Consequently, she knows about the existence of Spirits. However, she does not know what they look like until the events of Itsuka Parents.

Appearance[]

Haruko has red hair, which she keeps in a short bob style. She often wears earrings as an accessory. She is often described as resembling 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.

Personality[]

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.

History[]

Background[]

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

Haruko and Tatsuo adopted Shido at a very earlier age when he 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.

Plot[]

Itsuka Parents[]

One day, Haruko and her husband suddenly make a surprise phone call to Shido while he is shopping for dinner ingredients. At first, they begin with a prank call by pretending that someone is kidnapped. However, after their disguise is seen through, they soon tell him without prior warning that they are already at the front entrance of their house. Thinking of the Spirits that are currently there, Shido makes a desperate request for his parents to not enter the house. But since he is unable to properly explain why, his parents believe that he was merely hiding something naughty and proceed 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 are burglars attempting to rob them. After the initial misunderstanding and some threats of torture from Origami, the Spirits quickly realize that they had accidentally traumatized Shido's foster parents. Afterward, the Spirits plan a Japanese style welcoming for the Itsuka parents, since they fear that their awful first encounter could cause Shido's parents to prevent them from seeing Shido again.

Media[]

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

Trivia[]

  • The name Haruko contains the kanji for "distant" (遥, haru) and "child" (子, ko).
  • Haruko's surname Itsuka contains the kanji for "five" (五, itsu) and "stream" (河, ka).
  • Her maiden name Homura has the kanji for "ear grain" (穂, ho) and "village" (村, mura).

References[]

  1. Date A Live Material 2, Date A Character lists Haruko Homura's age as 14 years old from around 30 years ago when the story began.
  2. Date A Live Ⅴ Episode 4, Ending Credits

Navigation[]

Characters
Humans
Male
Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger MurdochSimpson
Female
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 HoshimiyaKanon AyanokojiSawa YamauchiMatsurika SukarabeAya
Spirits
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)
Quasi-Spirits
Dominions
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
Ratatoskr
Round Table
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
Active
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
Imprisoned
James A. PaddingtonRoger MurdochSimpson
Former
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Deceased
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Active
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Former
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Active
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Former
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Teachers
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Students
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiOrigami TobiichiKurumi Tokisaki Kaguya YamaiYuzuru YamaiHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama
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