Kozakura is easily identifiable by her rather androgynous looks and tomboy stylings. Her obvious features include pointed ears, small antlers, two pink markings upon her forehead, and a long reptilian tail. Standing at 5'6“ only serves to further enhance her androgynous look as she's on the tall side for a female Minkan, this is coupled with her 36B bust and boyish hips. She also bears a distinctive gap in her left eyebrow reminiscent of a scar. While her hair is predominantly black, her bangs are pink. In addition to these various individualistic features her eyes are genetically modified to have the pupil shaped like a reptile's narrow slit and the iris is red in coloration.
Kozakura is one who values creativity and the arts. This is partly why her body is so unique, and partly why she dedicated much of herself to the craft of acting. She is generally a calm person, and someone who can be relied upon for kindness despite the tough posture she projects. Despite her minor success in vid-streams and the occasional bit parts in film, she's never let any sort of fame or popularity go to her head. She puts a great amount of stock into concepts such as honor and duty, to the point where samurai films/shows are her favorite genre to act in.
Never one to leave a fan unanswered she is dedicated but prone to overworking herself. When it comes to maintaining friendships she's often struggled, letting work dictate her social life and thus never leaving time for true friends. Her love of Yamatai is well known, as is her support for fellow citizens of Yamatai, due to how she donates roughly 90% of her earnings from acting to charity, and gives another 8% to her parents, while only keeping the rest in order to live a comfortable yet down to earth lifestyle.
Tatsugami Kozakura was born 4日 2月 in YE 20 to a loving pair of mothers, Yoshiko and Yukiko, under the name Yamada Naoko. Though allegedly born in Geshrinopolis, Kozakura lived in a small isolated farming village until YE25 when the capitol of the planet was rebuilt as Kyoto. While her parents found work within the new city she would often play with the local neighborhood boys. Soon enough she reached school age and began to study and learn. It was during her schooling that she soon learned of how much fun acting was by being selected for a key part in her class' year end play. After a few years her parents managed to get Kozakura into a school that focused upon the arts, the Kyoto Academy for the Arts. It was at this school that she gained experience in the art of acting.
As a young teen she adopted the name Tatsugami Kozakura as a stage name because she was told that her real name was too bland and a bit too country bumpkin. As she continued to age she continued to land more and more local parts, performing in plays at smaller venues though never in the leading role. Despite her best efforts she always struggled to find the spotlight so to speak. It was during this time that she landed a spot in a government PSA about upgrading to the Minkan body. Soon after she herself upgraded, adopting the iconic appearance she is known for today.
Later that year she became involved in a local dojo dedicated to the preservation of historic martial arts and weapons use. It was there that she began to train in her free time. Though purely for recreation, Kozakura always took it seriously and dedicated much of her free time, maybe too much of it even. However years later it would result in her “big” break into actual low tier celebrity status. Produced by Kurokoi Studios she nabbed a supporting role in the vid series 'Servants of Swords' as the spirit residing in the protagonist's sword. It was after this role that she legally changed her name to her stage name. Her work on the show also nabbed her a small cult following of fans. She continued to land parts in more martial arts centric series and eventually performed in her first film when Servants of Swords was made into a movie.
However her upward trajectory began to stall in YE38 with the start of Kuvexian War. Public interests began shifting and soon her roles began to dry up. In YE39 the attack on the empress only served to further diminish public interest in samurai and a sequel to Servants of Swords was cancelled. Though she managed to find voice work in anime, Kozakura never felt the same fire for it as she did for live action work.
Near the end of YE42, Kozakura received a cryogenically frozen Helashio slave from an order for free salvage from the Second Chance Salvage Company. She came with a slave collar and control remote for it; said devices viscerally disgusted Kozakura and she immediately moved to have the Helashio unfrozen and freed. This led to some… complications for Kozakura. The helashio in question did not want to leave servitude and after several hours of trying to convince the woman of the merits of a life of freedom without success, she decided to at least pay her for her services. So it was that Kozakura gained a maid for her modest living arrangements.
It was also in late YE42 that Kozakura made the decision not to renew her contracts and to instead enlist with the Star Army of Yamatai. During her trip to the Uesureyan Fortress she made the acquaintance of one Julia Meadows before eventually being recruited by Stella Glass. Signing on to be a journalist with S.A.N.D.R.A with an eventual posting to the YSS Resurgence. So it was that she completed her recruitment process and was quickly shipped off with throngs of others to Fort Victory Reserve Center for her training.
Having attended a school for the arts, Kozakura has a solid background in traditions such calligraphy, ikebana, and chadō. However her focus of study was acting. Though she never focused her area of studies around these practices, she has a baseline knowledge of how to perform them and can do so with either ease or a small amount of review. Between the three artforms, ikebana was her favorite.
Starting in her teens Kozakura became a member of a traditionalist dojo where she trained in martial arts equivalent to Akido and Judo, as well as Kendo. Though in later years due to her commitment to strength training, she was able to train in the Twin Dragons style. As such she is a proficient fighter with skills in both hand to hand combat and single edged swords. Her skills were prominently displayed in the vid series Servant's of Swords. Where she acted without the use of a stunt double. After receiving the basic training given to all Star Army personal she received hand to hand combat training in accordance with the standard training of Star Army personnel. She was also then trained in the use of standard issue Star Army weaponry.
Tatsugami Kozakura is a minorly known actress who has performed in plays, vid series, anime, and film. Able to bring characters to life, she is more than capable of performing for and in front of others. In addition to her acting work, she is an okay singer. Having attended a school for arts her focus of study was acting. Though her initial experience was with theater, she managed to transition onto the television screen and then the silver screen.
Having grown up in Kyoto she is fluent in Yamataigo (邪馬台語), and due to her schooling she is also fluent in Trade (language). In addition to these languages she is familiar with the standard operating systems of Yamatai's publicly accessible technology and can fluently navigate a computer and communicator. After attending training at Fort Victory Reserve Center, Kozakura became proficient with basic radio operation and procedures, as well as the standard reporting protocols of S.A.N.D.R.A. She is able to utilize the following communications equipment: headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles. All of which are able to be utilized while in both combat and non-combat conditions.
Included in her school's curriculum were government required courses in mathematics. As such Kozakura is familiar and proficient with algebra and trigonometry.
(Public Speaking) As an actress Kozakura is familiar with interacting with the public in a professional manner. She is comfortable giving speeches, interviews, and even answering questions on air or at fan conventions. She knows how to prepare a speech or to simply read from a prompter while acting like she isn't. Either way she is confident when speaking in front of a crowd.
Kozakura is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. She is proficient in entering and/or searching for information. In addition to this she is capable of using standard Star Army equipment. In addition she is trained in the use of the EM-J5-1b - FARS SAOY (Journalist).
Tatsugami Kozakura is connected to:
|Citizen of Yamatai
|Citizen of Yamatai
|Servant / Maid
Tatsugami Kozakura has the following:
Salvage Giveaway of YE42
Tatsugami Kozakura currently has 3000 KS.
Kozakura's Ke-M2-4 Series "Mindy" Armor is uniquely built for the use of a journalist and more specifically for Kozakura. It has a custom built helmet to contain her antlers, and the lower half contains segmented flexible tail armor.
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|Government & Politics of the Yamatai Star Empire
|Yamatai Star System