|Features||Long, dark blue hair, w/ fringe|
Blue eyes, bespectacled
|Voice Actor||Natsumi Takamori|
|Game Appearance||Muv-Luv Unlimited The Day After
|Manga Appearance||Muv-Luv Alternative|
Komaki Sayoko is a character first appearing in both in the Muv-Luv Alternative manga, and subsequently in The Day After. So far, she is portrayed as a strict and disciplined IJ/MDF officer in both series that she appears in.
Alternative[edit | edit source]
An original character introduced in the Muv-Luv Alternative manga, Komaki Sayoko is a Lieutenant of the 1st Tactical Armor Regiment, participating in the 12/5 Incident as Captain Sagiri Naoya's adjutant. Highly loyal to Sagiri, she believes in his ideals, and to that end works to support his goals.
Fiercely loyal towards Sagiri, the two also have a long work relationship dating back to the Yokohama Hive Battle in 1999, where she served as his subordinate. During the 12/5 Incident, she led a force of TSFs against the UN's Special Task Force A-01. Sayoko herself engaged Isumi Michiru in combat, and was subsequently defeated, although her efforts allowed Sagiri to set up his blockade around the loyalist forces via tactical insertion. She survived the incident, although what happened to her afterwards remains unknown.
The Day After[edit | edit source]
Komaki returns in The Day After as a supporting character, with the addition of a rank jump, and greater interaction with the rest of the cast. Like in Alternative, she shares a past history with Sagiri Naoya.
Komaki Sayoko replaces Jinguuji Marimo as the temporary field commander of the 1st Tactical Armor Regiment stationed in Seattle, following Marimo's unauthorized acquisition of an S-11 for combat use during the Defense of Seattle. She serves as the official commanding officer of the 1st Tactical Armor Regiment's 1st Battalion, with the callsign of Pheasant Leader/Pheasant-1. As the field commander of the 1st Tactical Armor Regiment, she was present at both the Seattle Food Plant Hijack, and at the 8th Border War.
Compared to Marimo, Sayoko, now a Captain, is more demanding of Wardog Squadron's performance levels, and is stricter with their commanding officer, Lieutenant Tatsunami Hibiki. Her cold style of commanding is efficient, but has alienated her from her fellow pilots in the 1st Tactical Armor Regiment.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While several female voices can be heard amongst Sagiri's insurgent forces in Muv-Luv Alternative, none of them were given character portraits or named in any manner until the manga, making Sayoko the first to be given this treatment.
- The Muv-Luv Alternative manga introduced several insurgent side characters (with faces set to specific dialogue) during the coup; Sayoko is the first of them to reappear in a visual novel set in the Muv-Luv metaverse.