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Tsuruko Aoyama
Tsuruko Aoyama
Kanji

青山 鶴子

Characteristics
Race

Human

Gender

Female

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 46

Anime Debut

Episode 21

Tsuruko Aoyama (青山 鶴子 Aoyama Tsuruko) is the eldest daughter of the Aoyama family; head family of the Shinmei-ryu school of swordsmanship.
She is the current master-swordswoman of the school, which is charged with the protection of the Kyoto Magic Association.

Appearance

Possessing a somewhat eccentric personality, Tsuruko is ethical and tolerant, to a point. She was brought up to follow traditional Japanese morals of the warrior class; meaning to follow obligation, politeness and duty. As a result she seems to be somewhat naive to the “ways of the modern world”, even more so than her sister and is relatively easy to fool. Her righteous temper is perhaps what makes her dangerous, able to intimidate that strongest of individuals while still appearing pleasant. Her appearance and clothing resembles that of traditional Japan, often only seen wearing her hakuma during Shinmei-ryu affairs, though she does sometimes wear more modern clothing. Her hair, too, is usually just worn straight in a traditional Japanese cut.
Tsuruko is strong willed and difficult to sway when she has made up her mind. Her knowledge and skills with the Shinmei-ryu arts are unparalleled; being one of the most powerful swordswomen in the style’s history.

Plot

Kyoto Trip Arc

Tsururuko first appeared in the flashback, as head of the Shinmei-ryu school, Tsuruko trained Setsuna on occasion; teaching her about the Hina Blade (having presumably loaned it from the Urashima Family for the lesson) and accidentally becoming possessed by it in the process.

Tsuruko also seems to be one of the Shinmei-ryu representatives who brought Setsuna Sakurazaki to the Kansai Magic School to be Konoka Konoe’s private bodyguard.

Other Appearance

Love Hina

Main Article: Tsuruko Aoyama (Love Hina)

Gallery

Trivia

  • Tsuruko is the only Love Hina character that appears in the Mahou Sensei Negima! series.
    • Even so, she haven't make a actual appearance in the series other than in flashbacks and mentioned by several characters.

Reference



Class 2/3-A Negi SpringfieldSayo Aisaka Yuna AkashiKazumi AsakuraYue AyaseAko IzumiAkira OkouchiMisa KakizakiAsuna KagurazakaMisora KasugaChachamaru KarakuriMadoka KugimiyaKū FeiKonoka KonoeHaruna SaotomeSetsuna SakurazakiMakie SasakiSakurako ShiinaMana TatsumiyaChao LingshenKaede NagaseChizuru NabaFuka NarutakiFumika NarutakiSatomi HakaseChisame HasegawaEvangeline A.K. McDowellNodoka MiyazakiNatsumi MurakamiAyaka YukihiroSatsuki YotsubaZazie Rainyday
Supporting Characters Albert ChamomileAlbireo ImmaAnastasia Yurievna CocolovaArika Anarchia EntheofushiaEishun KonoeFate AverruncusJack RakanKonoemon KonoeKotarou InugamiKurt GodelNagi SpringfieldNekane SpringfieldTakamichi T. TakahataTsukuyomi
Old World (Earth)
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Magic World (Mars)
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