More about Kurumi[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Kurumi is a middle-sized, slim woman with shoulder-length curly brown hair. She usually dresses up in comfortable loose clothing.
Background and family[edit | edit source]
Not much is known about her family.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Kurumi is very timid and shy, she rarely speaks unless it's really important to her. She also has a great tendency to blame herself for things she can't change. But Kurumi has a very big heart and motherly tendencies towards her teammates.
Special Characteristics[edit | edit source]
(hobbies, strengths and weaknesses, special skills…)
The young woman's speciality is weaving clothes. She provided the clothing for her entire team, using a primitive, self-made weaving loom. She's also mentioned that she has worked with livestock and farm animals in New Zealand.
Past[edit | edit source]
(before being frozen)
Unknown. At some point of time, she used to work at a farm in New Zealand.
Development throughout the story [edit | edit source]
(starting with the first appearance in the New World)
Kurumi and her group entered the New World three years prior to the start of the series and wandered around Japan for a long time until they finally settled down in the Kansai region.
Her first appearance was in chapter 21 of the series, Pampas Grass chapter, "Earthworms and Corn" when she was flogged by Ran because she had not made enough cloth on that day.
Natsu discovered that Akio and Ran pretty much had enslaved their team and forced them to work quotas. They hit their teammates if they didn't fulfill their assigned workload and forbid everyone from having sex in order to defy the original goal of the 7 Seeds project: leaving behind descendants.
Arashi and Semimaru secretly followed Natsu because they were worried about her safety. But seeing that the young punk had used this opportunity to help himself to some corn, Akio considered the two of them thieves and had them tied up by Karita.
Later on in the night when Akio and Ran were in a drug dream, Natsu freed them and Izayoi offered them some drinking water. But thanks to his sharp senses for humans, Semimaru realized that there was poison inside and stopped his teammates from drinking the water.
Together with Arashi, he halted Izayoi's attempt to poison the entire Team Autum by putting the cyanide capsule's content into the group's fresh water tank. Arashi took away the capsule from the failed guide and attempted to persuade the slaves to leave Team Autumn. But they considered following Akio and Ran as the only way to survive and refused to follow the three of them.
Some months later, a volcano erupted. The falling ash destroyed Team Autumn's fields. Then, Kurumi got pregnant from Ryuusei - and so broke the group's law of not allowing sex. Akio and Ran were out to kill her because Kurumi refused to abort the baby, but Izayoi stepped up for the very first time and persuaded Ryuusei, Kurumi and Akane to run away together with him. The Autumn leaders and their group searched for them to no avail until they were forced to seek shelter somewhere else as their village became uninhabitable.
Half a month later, they came across the runaways, Hana, Haru and Aramaki in the ruins of Ryugu Shelter where Ryuusei and his group had been hiding from Ran's group. While Ran attacked Ryuusei to take over their water source, the others tried to find Kurumi in order to kill her. But Kurumi managed to hide herself; the assailants only managed to steal some supplies. Later on, Karita secretly sneaked off to bring her food. When Ryuusei's group took Haru hostage in order to force Hana into exploring a dangerous area, Kurumi apologized endlessly to him.
Akio, Ran and Sakuya stole Aramaki's boat and explored Ryugu Shelter while collecting everything useful, ignorant to the danger of Acari X. They finally attempted to open the freezer but were stopped just in time by Izayoi who for the very first time yelled at them, surprising them enough to leave the freezer again.
When the shelter started collapsing, Akio and Ran ran away, even leaving Sakuya back. Shortly after that though, they reunited with Hana's group and worked together in order to discover a way out of the crumbling shelter.
When they finally safely reunited with Ryuusei's group and left the shelter, Team Summer A approached them. Ango tried to shoot Ran for being a potential infection herd of Acari X, but Izayoi shielded her and died taking the bullet. Ban gave Kurumi some health advice before leaving with his team. In face of the tragedy, Akio and Ran decided to reconcile with the rest of their team and travelled together with Hana's group back to Team Spring's base.
They found it destroyed by a flood though, and in search for the missing Spring members, discovered Momotaro had been captured by Team Summer A. Akio and Ran decided to kidnap Koruri in order to force them into exchanging hostages. Their plan got messed up by the attack of the White Piranha Bats, though, and most of Team Autumn's members ended up severely injured. Kurumi was very worried about finding a safe place for giving birth too. Thus, they grudgingly decided to live together with Team Summer A in their base.
Team Autumn settled in quite fast, although Akio had to say a few severe words to them because he disapproved of the way Team Summer A wallowed in self-pity and Ran developed a slight, funny rivalry with Nijiko over architecture styles. Ban managed to cease Kurumi's worries about the tobacco drug from their time back at Team Autumn's base affecting the baby, so the young mother felt more confident for the birth now.
Although Ran still dislikes the idea of Kurumi giving birth, she didn't oppose it any longer and even started planning a separate house for the new family. Kurumi also got very close to Hana and consoled her when she felt down. Ryuusei earnestly gives it his very best to care for any and all needs of Kurumi and become a good father. That he's still acting the playboy sometimes doesn't really help, though...
When Hana went missing and Ango's rape attempt was discovered, Akio made it very clear to Ango and Ryou that the "commoners" weren't as peaceful as the "elites" thought and, together with Sakuya and Aramaki, drove them out of the community. Kurumi was desperate at the news of Hana's death.
Around one or two months later, a forest fire destroyed Summer A camp. Kurumi and her team were forced to move again, travelling into an uncertain future - and the child is due in only one month...
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