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Kaori (カオリ) was Tetsuo Shima's love interest. Her personality is that of a shy and timid girl.


In the anime, Kaori sides with Tetsuo despite his reckless behavior. In a confrontation following Tetsuo's escape from the hospital, she was sexually assaulted and beaten by members of the Clown gang.

During the climax of the film, when Tetsuo started his uproar over Neo-Tokyo, she recognized him through news on TV and follows him. His powers manifested and caused his body to warp and expand into grotesque proportions, engulfing her into his flesh which crushed her to death.


  • The name Kaori is written in katakana (カオリ), which has no special meaning. However, when written in kanji (香 or 香織), it could possibly mean:
    • 香 - "fragrance, fragrant".
    • 香織 - "fragrance, fragrant" (香) (ka) and "weave, weaving" (織) (ori).