| Mitsuko Shimizu|
Mitsuko Shimizu (清水 美津子 Shimizu Mitsuko) is a character who first appears in Episode 2.
Personality & AppearanceEdit
Mitsuko has shoulder length blue hair and she dresses formally.
Due to her dedication to her work, she has sacrificed a part of her social life. Like most women, she is able to trust Ryo Saeba as a sweeper. Though initially she gets put off by his advances and antics, through the time spent with him, she starts to feel more comfortable and safe with him around, even contemplating that she might consider having a relationship with him.
Mitsuko is an assistant to Mr. Shimizu (Mitsuko's father) who was a professor and he was working on a research medication as a counter to animal reproduction and was successful. Though in the process, they discovered that the outcome could also have an effect on humans. Not wanting the bacteria to fall in the wrong hands, all information regarding it was destroyed along with him.Thus, Mitsuko is the only person with sole knowledge of all information on the experiment that the pharmaceutical company wants and is seeking to complete the antidote as a countermeasure to it. If she doesn't finish and is caught before that, she requested Ryo Saeba to kill her.
According to Ryo Saeba, Mitsuko is a competent assistant to Mr. Shimizu (Mitsuko's father).
Mitsuko carries a six shots 38 special caliber short barreled gun (colt detective special look alike) in her handbag, which was left behind from Mr. Shimizu (Mitsuko's father) to protect when necessary.
- The name Mitsuko means "beautiful" (美) (mi), "haven, port, harbor, ferry" (津) (tsu) and "child" (子) (ko).
- Mitsuko's surname Shimizu means "clear, pure, clean" (清) (shi) and "water" (水) (mizu).