Kaori is a major supporting character who appears in the later half of the original manga.
Similar to the anime as that of a shy and timid, young girl.
Book 4 Edit
Kaori is one of the many survivors of Akira's psychic destruction of Neo-Tokyo. She is first introduced approaching an agent of the Great Tokyo Empire for medicine and food so she can help her ailing father. She is then coerced into joining the Empire as a sex slave for Tetsuo Shima, the real leader of the Empire. Kaori is later shown to be the only survivor when her fellow concubines fatally overdosed from taking Tetsuo's drugs. Her kind and motherly personality earned her the role as Akira's caretaker, as well as Tetsuo's closest friend and confidant.
Book 5 Edit
Book 6 Edit
Kaori overhears plans made by Tetsuo's Aide to overthrow Tetsuo and take over the Great Tokyo Empire. She tries to warn Tetsuo, but she is fatally shot in the back to prevent her from warning him. Tetsuo learns of this and punishes the conspirators by killing them. He later tries to resurrect her with his psychic powers, but he fails and, out of grief and rage, he goes on a destructive rampage. Kei later finds Kaori's body in Akira's former cryogenic chamber, as Tetsuo had put her there in an attempt to preserve her.