Real Name: Mirai Ozora
Identity/Class: Human using high-tech armour
Occupation: College student
Affiliations: Captain Tokyo; Kaoru Misaki (astronaut, brother's best friend and object of Mirai's crush), Mao Shirase (best friend)
Enemies: Dr.Machinegal (a.k.a. Professor Amagi), Machinegal Dolls (Brook, Elizabeth, Isabelle, Jennifer, Nastassia, Sayuri, Vivian)
Known Relatives: Hiroshi (brother, a.k.a. Captain Tokyo), Nozomu Ozora (younger brother, a.k.a. Moldiver 3)
Aliases: Captain Tokyo II, Moldiver II
Base of Operations: Tokyo, Japan, c. A.D. 2045
First Appearance: Moldiver Episode #1 (1993)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Able to fly, allegedly up to the speed of light. Able to turn insubstantial. Resistant to damage from bullets and missiles. Able to withstand extremes of temperature and pressure. All the powers are controlled by the wearer's mind. The Unit times out and the suit vanishes after 666 seconds. Though perhaps not as smart as her older brother Hiroshi, Mirai is still a genius in her own right (but one obsessed with shopping).
History: (Episode 1, Metamorforce) 17 year old Mirai Ozora was typical of many girls of her age, obsessed with guys and shopping. She lusted after her older brother's best friend, astronaut Kaoru Misaki, and hung out with her best friend (and beauty contest rival), Mao Shirase. Things began to change for her though the day she entered and won the ZIC race queen contest. She was present when a group of beautiful women (actually high tech robots), called the Machinegal Dolls, appeared out of nowhere to steal an antique Formula-1 car which was on display, only to be thwarted by a mysterious and muscular hero whom the press nicknamed Captain Tokyo. Everyone was majorly impressed by this newcomer...everyone but Mirai, who was more disturbed to discover her brother Hiroshi's abandoned clothes hidden away in the room.
Captain Tokyo continued to fight crime around the city, and Mirai's suspicions continued to grow. She decided to snoop around her brother's room when he was out, and soon confirmed her theory that Hiroshi was Captain Tokyo when she discovered the costume design for the hero on his computer. Despairing at his lack of design ability, Mirai played around and altered the costume to her own tastes, creating a cute sailor girl-like appearance. What she didn't realise was that the computer was directly linked to "Mol Unit" which generated the suit (actually a form of shaped dimensional barrier), and that by messing around with the program, she had changed it's configuration. The next time Hiroshi summoned the suit, in preparation for another battle with the Machinegal Dolls, he discovered himself stuck in an embarrassing and way-too-small costume. Recognising his sister's interference, he raced home and confronted her. With no way to remove the new design, he got Mirai to don the costume and continue the fight for him, while he directed her using a radio link. In spite of a few control problems to begin with, she triumphed, and after the battle when the press asked her who she was, she replied "Moldiver".
It soon transpired that the suit was now "schizophrenic", and might take either form (the sailor girl or the giant, muscular male) when summoned, in a random and unpredictable manner. Unable to remove Mirai's modifications from the system, and unable to predict which of the two forms the Mol Unit might take at a given time, Hiroshi reluctantly given up his costume to Mirai on a more or less permanent basis.
(Episode 2, Overzone) Mirai turned down a trip to Florida with her brothers to see a pop concert because she had been forced to find part-time work to pay for her shopping excesses. However when she discovered that both the hunky Karou Misaki and love-rival Mao Shirase were also going, she commandeered the suit to catch up with them. During the concert the Machinegal Dolls turned up, planning to hijack the nearby Space Shuttle during a launch attempt, and Moldiver was needed once again to stop them.
(Episode 3, Longing) Mirai agreed to run some errands for her brother, hoping for an excuse to bump into Karou. Misfortune caused her to miss her meeting, and so Mirai activated the Moldiver costume to travel around at superhuman speeds. Unfortunately, this was just what the Machinegal Dolls had been waiting for. As soon as Moldiver appeared, the Dolls raced to her location and engaged in battle royale.
(Episode 4, Destruction) When the Dolls attacked the Centennial Celebration of the sinking of the WWII battleship Yamato, Moldiver raced to the scene to deal with them. Things were swiftly complicated when Mirai's younger brother, 10 year old Nozomu, managed to activate an ancient weapon hidden on board the Yamato.
(Episode 5, Intruder) Hiroshi finally managed to duplicate the Mol Unit, allowing him to resume his Captain Tokyo persona. When his friend (and pilot) Kaoru Misaki's life was endangered during the launch of the new ZIC Sakigake dimension warping rocket, he and Mirai raced to the test site at Mount Fuji to save the astronaut. Things were not helped when Dr.Machinegal unleashes his new, Mol-Unit enhanced, "Super Dolls", nor by the arrival of a mysterious and extremely powerful third Moldiver during the ensuing battle.
(Episode 6, Verity) While Moldiver III attacked the Sakigake rocket as it continued it's launch sequence, Moldiver discovered to her cost that the newcomer had a weapon capable of breaching her suit's dimensional barrier. Nonetheless she managed to keep Moldiver II occupied long enough to let the rocket launch. Both superhumans set off in pursuit of the vessel, chased by the last surviving and most powerful of the Dolls, Isabelle. In outer space Moldiver was forced to battle two foes, each more powerful than herself, while trying to save the life of the man she loves.
Comments: Created by Itou Shinpei. Voiced by Nogami Yukana in the anime. The series ran for 6 OVA episodes of approximately 30 minutes each.
Thanks to Theodore Miller for bringing this character to my attention.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Captain Tokyo, a.k.a. Moldiver I, her elder brother
Moldiver III, her younger brother
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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