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I'll keep the secret. No, I'll forget about everything! I don't know anything! I trust Sibyl! I love this society!

—Mika Shimotsuki to herself in What Color?

Mika Shimotsuki

Shimotsuki Mika 1

Shimotsuki 2

Shimotsuki gekijouban

Vital statistics
Romaji Name
Shimotsuki Mika
Kanji Name
霜月 美佳
Gender
Female
Date of Birth
February 14, 2096
Height
5'3" (160 cm)
Weight
106 lbs (48 kg)
Blood Type
B
Status
Affiliation
Public Safety Bureau
Oso Academy (former)
Status

Alive

Occupation
Inspector
Student (former)
Relatives
Unknown
First appearance
Manga Debut
Anime Debut
0106 Return of the Lunatic Prince
Voices
Japanese
Ayane Sakura (佐倉 綾音)
English
Cherami Leigh

Mika Shimotsuki is a former student of Oso Academy and an Inspector of the MWPSB, Division 1.

Appearance

Shimotsuki has brown hair and wine red eyes. While a student of the Oso Academy, she wears her hair up in a high ponytail with unruly bangs. As an Inspector of the MWPSB, her office attire is a black suit and a light blue blouse, her hair tied back with an orange hair tie into a large bun. Her casual wear includes a brown hoodie.

Personality

As an Inspector, Shimotsuki is rigid but possesses good instincts regarding potential danger; however, she is often blunt and hurtful in her words. Due to the fact that both of her friends are killed by Rikako Oryo, she bears animosity towards all latent criminals and deals with the Enforcers of her division in an abrasive and condescending manner. This, combined with her overconfidence in her own abilities, instincts and position as an Inspector alienates most of Division 1. She is resentful of other people's opinions, adamantly dismissing or rejecting well-intentioned advice from those she perceives as doubting her or considers beneath her, and hates admitting when she has failed or made a mistake.  

While eager to perform well as an Inspector, she lacks initiative, preferring to follow orders handed down from the top, displaying an unwillingness to handle the responsibility of deviating from them, unlike Tsunemori who evidences both initiative and independent thought from the outset. Being of an opposite type from Tsunemori, she resents her colleague for her independent spirit, disregard of regulations and irregular investigation techniques. Her dislike of Tsunemori is exacerbated by jealousy at the apparent favoritism shown to her by Kasei, unaware of the true nature of their association. 

It is insinuated that Shimotsuki is homosexual, as Kunizuka picks up on just how deeply she cared about Kawarazaki, at which point Shimotsuki laments that there was something she had always wanted to tell Kawarazaki, but never did. She also blushes at and depends on Kunizuka, after she becomes an Inspector, and call her given name with honorific.

After she has known the secret of Sibyl System, she became obedient to its orders, and used its trust to power-play her rival/enemy Tsunemori.

History

Mika Shimotsuki was born on February 14, 2096 in Tokyo-to, Mitaka-shi.[1]

Relationships

Kagami Kawarazaki and Yoshika Okubo

Both are Shimotsuki's childhood friends, though Shimotsuki appears closer to Kawarazaki than Okubo. Their deaths distress her greatly, especially Kawarazaki's because Shimotsuki was in love with her. When Shimotsuki learns of Kawarazaki's death, she cries saying that she had something she wanted to tell her, presumably that she loved her. She also appears to blame herself and harbors some guilt in regards to the gruesome fate that Kawarazaki suffered, as it was she who urged her to go to Rikako in the first place.

Rikako Oryo

Oryo and Shimotsuki are schoolmates at Oso Academy. Shimotsuki is the only Oso student shown to be suspicious of Oryo during the killing spree, but is unable to do anything about it, opting instead to keep her nose clean of any potential trouble. Oryo's actions hardens Shimotsuki views of latent criminals.

Akane Tsunemori

Their relationship is professional only. She cares about her colleague's safety but dislikes many other things about her. However, it is Shimotsuki who uncovers Togane's dark plans for her, although she uses the knowledge in an attempt to discredit her.

Yayoi Kunizuka

Kunizuka is the only Enforcer Shimotsuki appears to like and respect. It may be speculated that this is because Kunizuka comforts her after learning that Shimotsuki's friends were killed by Oryo, as well as the fact that after becoming an Inspector, Kunizuka saves her life. Shimotsuki also appears attracted to Kunizuka. But after she betrayed Tsunemori by indirectly causing her grandmother's death, she become timid in front of this person she crushed on, for Kunizuka says she would always look down on the people causing that.

Nobuchika Ginoza

Because he is a former Inspector and a latent criminal, Shimotsuki apparently dislikes and mistrusts him, and seems slightly disturbed that he used to have her position. She is annoyed when assigned to work with him by Tsunemori and further irked when Ginoza challenges her questioning Tsunemori's methods in the field. Ginoza, in kind, bears a mostly silent dislike of Shimotsuki.

Trivia

  • When Shimotsuki first joins Division 1, Tsunemori debriefs her the same way herself was debriefed back then by Ginoza.
  • She is the youngest known person to be recruited as an Inspector.
  • Her ID as an Inspector is 00475-AEFG-34875-1.
  • She is designated as Shepherd 2, as an Inspector.
  • Shimotsuki has an eyesight of 2.0 on each eye.
  • She needs 8.9 seconds for running 50m.
  • She is good at swimming.
  • Shimotsuki's hobbies include leisurely swimming in the pool.
  • Her favorite saying is "You cannot come to hate yourself," and her motto is "I think, therefore I am." This is a reference to René Descartes's famous saying "Cogito ergo sum."
  • Her favorite food is King oyster mushrooms ajillo (king oyster mushrooms fried in garlic oil). Her least favorite food are marshmallows.
  • Her strength is her pure Psycho-Pass. She doesn't have a particular weakness.
  • Shimotsuki wants to have a perfume with a rose fragrance.
  • She sleeps around six hours every day.
  • She doesn't have a favorite author as she only reads specialized magazines and bestsellers on her e-reader. Recently, she has taken little interest in Matsuura Rieko.
  • In school, Shimotsuki was good at Modern Society.
  • After career advancement, she wants to continue to maintain complete order under the supervision of the Sibyl System.

Gallery

References

  1. The Official Profiling Book 2

Navigation

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Public Safety Bureau
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Analysis

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