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Nasuverse character
Mikiya Kokutou
Mikiya Kokutou
Japanese name: 黒桐幹也
Franchise: Kara no Kyoukai
Appears in: Kara no Kyoukai
All Around Type-Moon
Japanese VA: Kenichi Suzumura (Movies)
Kentarō Itō (Drama CD)
Character type: Human
Gender: Male
Birthday: December 20[1]
Height: 173cm[2]
Bloodline: N/A

Mikiya Kokutou (黒桐 幹也, Kokutō Mikiya?) is one of the main characters of Kara no Kyoukai and a friend of Shiki Ryougi.[3]

ProfileEdit

BackgroundEdit

Mikiya Fujino

Mikiya helping Fujino after the competition

Mikiya has a normal family consisting on his parents and his sister Azaka Kokutou. He is also the nephew of Daisuke Akimi but he refers to him as his cousin and looks up to him as an elder brother.

Shiki often refers to him as Kokutou, saying that his name reminds her of a French Poet. The poet in question is Jean Cocteau, whose Romanized name is pronounced in a nearly identical manner.

When Mikiya was in junior high, there was an interscholastic field day where six of the city’s junior high schools participated in the competition. Since Mikiya's athletic ability was poor, he was given administrative duties in health and safety instead of being chosen as a participant. He took care of the injured Fujino Asagami.[4]

AppearanceEdit

In the majority of the story, Mikiya is a youth in his late teens.[3] His outward appearance has been described as plain, but cute and he is often seen wearing black clothing. His trademark look is his black-rimmed glasses.[5] Due to Lio's action, Mikiya can only use his right eye to see and one of his leg was crippled.[6]

PersonalityEdit

He is gentle, sincere, perceptive, diligent, compassionate, attractive, he possesses infallible eloquence and charisma, and is infallibly judicious.  He has repeatedly shown to be incredibly intelligent, logical, deductive, passionate, and strong-willed.  But mostly his personality reflects his Origin "one that will never hurt others, more so than anyone else," which leads him towards a completely normal life. Mild-mannered and caring, he is someone all sorts of people and animals easily trust and become loyal to, even strangers can comfortably speak with him or listen to what he says, believing what he says and agreeing with anything he suggests. People and animals are naturally very fond of him.[3] His relationship with Lio Shirazumi was simply a simple senior/junior relationship though Lio interprets it as an unbelievable friendship.[7] Mikiya in his twenties is a natural laid-back lady-killer.[8] Mikiya prefers to be a normal being rather than a "special being", though he is not aware that he already became "special" to Shiki.[9]

He believes that crying is a "special" action that makes the person whom you are crying for "special" in return. Because he instinctively attempts to live a "normal" life as his Origin dictates, it is impossible for him to shed tears for someone unless they are truly special to him. Even after Shiki was involved in a car accident and left in a coma, although there were some tears in his eyes, he never cried fully. The only case where Mikiya cries in the entirety of Kara no Kyoukai is when he swears to take up Shiki's sin after her murder of Lio Shirazumi, when he sheds "the bloody tear of a sinner" from his left eye.

Mikiya is an overly safe driver to the point where Shiki would get frustrated.[10]

RoleEdit

Kara no KyoukaiEdit

Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part 1Edit

In March 1995, he meets Shiki Ryougi for the first time on a snowy night. The two would end up in the same class as first-year students, Mikiya had exceptionally average grades.[11]

Before his date with Shiki, he was super nervous.[12]

Mikiya would sneak out of his house every night to observe Shiki's movement.[13]

Chapter 3: “Remaining Sense of Pain”Edit

When Fujino stayed over in Mikiya's apartment, out of consideration he excuse himself to buy cigarettes even though he doesn't actually smoke, mainly to cool his head when she took a shower.[14]

Chapter 4: The Hollow ShrineEdit

Two years ago, he made a promise with Shiki to attend college together. He discovers a doll at an exhibition his friend asked him to attend and fell in love with its flawless craftsmanship. He is so charmed by it that he sought out the creator, Touko Aozaki, and then finds her residence.

With his hopes of attending college with Shiki crushed due to her falling into a coma, Kokutou drops out of college to work under Touko as an assistant investigator. Touko holds his investigative skills with high-regard due to his ability to find her workplace, an abandoned building hidden to all except those who wish to find it. Though she doesn't think much of his deductive reasoning, she's impressed with his research diligence and thoroughness.

Chapter 1: Overlooking the SceneryEdit

In August 1998, Mikiya brings over some ice cream while visiting Shiki, but Shiki is not happy to see him and says that she does not like ice cream so she decides not to eat it.

Mikiya went to Fujou apartment to investigate the recent suicide incidents. He was caught in an unconscious state by Kirie Fujou who was attracted to him when he visited Shiki in her coma state.

After Kirie suicide in September 1998, Mikiya finally wakes up and feels as if he had slept for a very long period of time. Shiki demands that he stay over at her house to finish the ice cream he bought.

Chapter 5: Paradox SpiralEdit

Mikiya was contacted by Daisuke about an odd case when a burglar went to the police after he witness the Enjou couple's dead bodies but when the police went; they were alive. At the same time Touko asked Mikiya to accompany her to the Ogawa Apartment Complex to look around.

Touko told Mikiya to investigate all the residents of Ogawa Apartment Complex. He spent a whole month to research and he found out about Tomoe Enjou and details of Lio who is involved with Araya Soren.

Mikiya tries to enter Shiki apartment but he realized that the apartment has installed new locks. He encounters Akitaka who hands over Kanesada Kuji to him.

Tomoe gives Mikiya Shiki's spare house key before going separate ways.

At the very end, Shiki obtained the key to Mikiya’s apartment.[15]

Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part 2Edit

In February 1999, after Shirazumi left to face Shiki, Kokutou survived the fatal slash though he ended up losing an eye and some mobility in one of his legs after Shirazumi stabs him with Shiki's knife. It took over three months for Mikiya to recover from the mental damage from the blood chips drugs.[6]

Upon Touko leaving on journey, Mikiya was pretty much left unemployed. He basically has two choices. The first is making the best use of his talents, finding employment at an honest company, and honestly working his way up the corporate ladder. The second is entering one of the accounting personnel starved companies affiliated with the Ryougi Group, where he would strike out on his own, eventually becoming one of Papa Ryougi's most trusted Fixers.[16]

Other AppearanceEdit

In Carnival Phantasm, he makes brief cameos during the series and a small appearance in Episode 12 at the Ahnenerbe party, discussing with Shiki Tohno and Shirou Emiya the possibilities of a new season. In Fate/Extra, he was briefly mentioned when Touko talks to Hakuno Kishinami about too busy attending to other work given to her by Mikiya. It is said that by the time Ayako Mitsuzuri enters college, she has a one sided love with Mikiya.[17]

AbilitiesEdit

Kokutou is mostly just an ordinary human. Touko notes that he seems ordinary, but his Origin is "one that will never hurt others, more so than anyone else."[18] His natural ability is to find lost objects but it is almost a kind of stubbornness.[5][19] He is able to find Touko's office despite her having protected it with a Bounded Field to prevent any ordinary people from detecting it. Mikiya is somehow able to bypass it once he starts searching for her. Although ordinary, he is very talented in research and investigation in which Touko, Daisuke and Tomoe thought he could have been a detective. Daisuke often discussed various aspects of the case he was working with Mikiya because Daisuke likes to hear what Mikiya has to say as a third party observer.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Haru to Tsuki to Sora to - page 96
  2. 3.0 3.1 3.2
  3. 5.0 5.1
  4. 6.0 6.1

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