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Michiru Kagemori is the main protagonist of the 2020 japanese anime BNA: Brand New Animal. Formerly a human like the others, Michiru suddenly became a beast woman tanuki, people capable of transforming into humanoid animals, forcing her to leave for Anima City where the other beast man live, both to hide from hatred normal people and also to find a way to become human again.

She is voiced by Sumire Morohoshi in the Japanese dub and by Cherami Leigh in the English dub.

Personality

Michiru is a pretty stoic girl, always trying to keep her feet on the ground in a city where things often turn to savagery. She was able to guess that Marie wanted money in exchange for her help to take her to Anima City.

She tends to confuse the tanuki and the raccoon or the weasel with the mink, much to Marie's boredom.

Powers and Abilities

Human-Turned Beastmen Physiology: Because she gained her beastmen powers through a botched blood transfusion as with her best friend Nazuna, Michiru displayed greater shapeshifting abilities than regular beastmen in addition of yet to be discovered powers unique to her, all of which that enable her to match the strength of Transcendent Beastmen if properly honed.

  • Shapeshifting: As with regular beastmen, Michiru can shapeshift between her human form and base beastmen form (blue tanuki) as well as turning her body parts into that of other animals to suit her needs:
    • Bunny Ears: Michiru's ears can elongate resembling rabbit's ears allowing her to hear conversations from far away or listen through walls or doors.
    • Bird Beak: Michiru can turn her mouth into a bird's beak allowing her to amplify her voice. She also appears to gain tail feathers as well as a crest on her head similar to a rooster's.
    • Gorilla Punch: While preparing to throw an object or throw a punch, Michiru's arms enlarge to a massive size due to an increase in muscle mass, easily allowing her to overpower opponents or create bursts of wind with thrown objects. Her throws at least with a baseball seem to be able to dent and break concrete.
    • Cheetah Speed: Michiru's lower half of her body turns into a cheetah's, replacing her legs and tail with the agile predator's, allowing for an incredible burst of speeds. The tail is probably there to act as a real cheetah's tail in the wild would as a way to counteract body torsion while she is turning at high speeds keeping her balanced.
    • Wings: Michiru's arms can transform into wings which can grow in size when needed.
    • Chameleon Camouflage: Michiru can turn her skin into a chameleon's skin and use it to blend in. Her clothes are unaffected by that ability.
    • Wolf's sense of smell: Michiru can shapeshift her head into a wolf's head and gain a sense of smell as keen as Shirou's.
    • Hawk Eyes: Michiru's eyes change to help increase her view distance and sharpening her focus by changing her eyes into hawk eyes.
  • Special Abilities:
    • Long Arms: Michiru can extend and bend her arms to reach faraway objects.
    • Expandable Tail: Michiru's tail can expand to an enormous size easily weighing her down or use as a shield by engulfing around herself and others to protect them from harm.
    • Pseudo-Photokinesis: Whenever Michiru shapeshifts any of her body parts or shifting between her human form and basic beastmen form, the process often accompanied by flashes of light, particularly while being distressed. When she expanded her tail to stop Shirou and the attacking terrorists to stop fighting, Michiru unknowingly generated a flash of bright light that blinds everyone present.

History

When she was still human, Michiru had a bicycle accident with a girl named Nazuna Hiwatashi and the two ended up in the hospital because the accident was so severe that they needed a blood transfusion. There they praised a friendship that ended up making them best friends. Without their knowledge, their blood transfusion contained the blood of a beast.

Michiru loved spending time with Nazuna until the days when Nazuna turned into a beastman and was taken away by a mysterious person. Nazuna's disappearance plunged Michiru into deep depression for a while before she turned into a beast woman Tanuki.Believing that it was an illness, Michiru remained hidden in her home because it was well known that the beast was discriminated against and persecuted by humans.

Roles

Runaway Raccoon

Rabbit Town

Rhino Melancholy

Dolphin Daydream

Greedy Bears

Fox Waltz

Trivia

  • Ironically, Michiru's powers are probably inspired by Japanese mythology, the tanuki is capable of shapeshifter.
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