Isumi Michiru
伊隅 みちる(いすみ みちる)

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Michiru, in her tropical vacation attire.

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Michiru, in her UN dress uniform.

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Michiru, in her Type-99 fortified suit.

Birthday October 13th
Nationality Japanese
Relations Isumi Yayoi (Older sister)
Isumi Marika (Younger sister)
Isumi Akira (Youngest sister)
Maejima Masaki (Lover, Husband)
Features Auburn red hair, prominent fringe
Red irises
Blood type AB
TSF TF-4J Gekishin (UL/ALT)
Type-94 Shiranui (UL/ALT)
Voice Actor Kumiko Watanabe
Game Appearance Muv-Luv Alternative
Muv-Luv Altered Fable
Haruko Maniax
Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu
Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles Confessions
Manga Appearance Muv-Luv Alternative

Isumi Michiru is the second oldest of the four Isumi sisters. She first appears as a main heroine in Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu, and is featured likewise in its 2011 remake. She also appears in Muv-Luv Alternative as a major supporting character, and is featured in Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles Confessions as one of its main characters.

Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu[edit | edit source]

Michiru is one of the main heroines of the game, with her own unique route and ending in both the original and 2011 remake. A student of Hakuryou University, she lives a well-ordered life, and is strict and punctual when it comes to most things. 

Alternative[edit | edit source]

In Alternative, Michiru is featured as the commander of A-01's 9th Squadron Valkyries from as far back as Operation Lucifer in 1998. Then a Lieutenant, she has continued serving in A-01 up until 2001, where she holds the rank of Captain. Apart from her squadron leader appointment as field commander of the 9th Squadron (also known as Isumi's Valkyries), she is also the flight leader of the Valkyries Squadron's A Flight. Her callsign is Valkyrie-1.

Her style of command is straightforward and she behaves likewise with her subordinates; she seldom minces her words when speaking of serious matters. She is battle-hardened and extremely capable as a leader (e.g During the 12/5 Incident when one of the Valkyries was killed by the rebels, Michiru was the only Valkyrie not to lose her calm and instead helped the others snap back into action with harsh words of encouragement).

Like the rest of the Valkyries, she has a policy of intervention with regards to the member's well being. If she notices a problem, she will not hesitate to attempt to fix it (e.g. Tricking Shirogane with hypnotic therapy).

She rarely loses her cool no matter the situation, unless certain dense people are involved. For example, when Shirogane refers to the XO as "Yuuko-sensei" this causes Michiru to be confused as to whether he meant the XO or someone else. Another example was when, on the eve of a major offensive against the BETA, Shirogane tells her he used to be dense in love affairs, but a certain girl did something to gain his attention. This caused Michiru to grab Shirogane and shake him, demanding to know what the girl did.

Her training routine is described by Shirogane as non-stop and "hellish".

Background[edit | edit source]

Her personality is largely influenced by her first encounter with Marimo in 1996 when she was still a cadet. She holds herself responsible for the complete breakdown of her squadron and vowed to improve herself and never repeat her failures again.

Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles Confessions[edit | edit source]

Michiru's backstory is revealed in Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles Confessions, which showcases some of the initial friction with her family over her decision to join military service. She is later put into a training squad together with Fujisawa Tsukiko, Takemiya Chinatsu, and Miura Sonoko; appointed as the squad leader, the four of them attempt to surpass their instructor, Jinguuji Marimo, and to that end go through various means to achieve their goal.

Muv-Luv Alternative Chronicles Resurrection[edit | edit source]

She plays a minor role in Resurrection, acting together with the other members of A-01 in the background to flush out anti-Alternative IV agents.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She seems to be the only one who enjoys a certain "disgusting" drink.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"It's far more important to keep those still alive from being killed than to mourn the death of those who've died."

"Achieve your mission with all your might.
Despair not until your last breath.
Make your death count!" - Motto of Isumi's Valkyries

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