|Anime | Manga|
|Full name||Akari Hizamaru|
|Japanese name||膝丸 燈（ひざまる あかり）|
|Surgery base||Eumeta japonica (Bagworm moth)|
Hymenopus coronatus (Orchid mantis)
Bombyx mori (Silkworm)
|Birthday||2 August (self-proclaimed)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
Akari Hizamaru (膝丸 燈, Hizamaru Akari) is a Japanese boy and a martial artist. After the death of his childhood friend he chose to join the Annex Project to find the cure of the deadly A.E. virus that afflict the Earth. He is also one of the few people, who were Post-Surgery born.
AppearanceEditAkari is a muscular young man with short brown hair and brown eyes.
Akari is a cheerful and good hearted boy who greatly believes in friendship and honor, always doing his best to keep his promises and deeply caring for his comrades, especially Michelle K. Davis. Despite his simple and comic behavior, Akari has shown to be a fearsome warrior and a sharp strategist, saving even Michelle's life while fighting a special terraformar.
Family History Edit
He is somehow the offspring of 4 different parents. Two of which are Zhang Ming-Ming and Nanao Akita.
Akari was first seen entering an underground arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The announcer started explaining his past and his reasons for being there. He seemed annoyed for having to hear it every time he came out in the arena. To his surprise, his opponent wasn't a fighter, but a bear. It attacked while Akari was distracted. He was reminded of his reason for being there and jumped on the fence of the ring to fire up the crowd, he then jumped on the back of the bear. But the bear was too powerful and threw him off, knocking him to the ground. The bear began eating him, and Akari remembered his purpose once again. He lost control and activated his bug transformation. He gouged one of the bears eyes out. The bear swiped at him again, but Akari stopped the attack and then flung it with a shoulder throw. He leaped above it and crushed its skull with great force, instantaneously killing it.
After the fight Akari was seen backstage beating some guys and asking them to tell him, where Yuriko is. The guy told him that they have sold her to Shokichi, who just entered the room. Akari quickly grabbed him and told him to give her back, but Shokichi told him that she is already dead. In his anger Akari kicked Shokichi in the face, but he was barely affected by that. Shokichi told him they have done everything they can for her, but it was too late. Then he invited him to join him and help the others with the same affliction as Yuriko. After hearing about the disease that took Yuriko from him and their plan to go to Mars for a cure, he agreed to join them. Exiting the building, Akari was crying from the news of Yuriko and saying that he really loved her. That moved Shokichi, who was reminded of the similar fate of his loved one, also moving him to tears.
Akari was later seen in the hospital after receiving his surgery. To his surprise it took him a whole week to wake up. After that, Michelle explained to him the usual survival rate of the operation, but they knew that his surgery would have a higher than average chance at success. Akari was surprised to learn that they got around 100 people for their mission with such a low survival rate for the surgery.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Like Michelle, Akari is born with surgery bases (two, in this case). After receiving a surgery base by M.O. Operation, Akari gained the powers of the Eumeta japonica, which allows him to produce very thin but incredibly strong flexible silk threads that are hard to be seen and cannot be broken by the Terraformars. He is also shown to be very skilled in the use of these various threads to weave things such as a bullet proof vest.
Akari is shown to have great skill in various martial arts and in combat, he combines his strings with martial arts proving himself to be a deadly opponent even against the special Terraformars. He is also shown to be an experienced swordsman as he was from the Hizamaru Divine Eye School.
The name Hizamaru itself comes from the legends around Minamoto no Raiko Yoshimitsu, one of the most famous samurai heroes of the early period. Hizamaru was the name of one of the swords associated with Yorimitsu, the other one being Dôjigiri Yasutsuna. In the legend, Raiko killed a giant Tsuchigumo yôkai with Hizamaru, earning the nickname Kumo-giri (spider slayer) for his Tachi. Tsuchigumo is thought by modern scholars to have originaly been a derogatory nickname for barbarian tribes and serious threats to the Imperial Court authority.
Akari is also shown to be more than a fighter when he utilizes his strings for various purposes such as saving Michelle and retrieving the ship at the same time.
Akari has also shown to be able to transform without the need of a serum when emotionally charged. Unfortunately when he transforms into this state, it is very unstable as Akari has no idea what he's doing only that he needs to destroy whatever it is in front of him. The only way to knock Akari out of this form is to either force him to remember who he is or knock Akari completely unconscious.
In his emotional transformed state Akari gains red glowing eyes and and a much more feral appearance. The fortunate part is his speed, durability, and strength go up enormously to where he can decimate a Terra Formars roach with his bare hands.
Later on in the series it is revealed that he can produce strings serrated with mini mantis claws as well as transform his arm into a mantis claw.