Aiko Tokosumi

往住 愛子, Anko
Anko is the daughter of a journalist who discovered her involvement with Zearth. She told her father all the truth when questioned by him except about her ultimate fate. Ankos father and the military attempted to fabricate a story about Zearth and the children to soothe the public opinion. However they were preempted by Karita a boy who appeared on TV earlier falsely claiming he was a Zearth pilot and whose comments raised the public opinions hate for Zearth culminating in his assassination. Afterwards Ankos father received an authorization to broadcast his daughters battle from inside the cockpit to the whole world. Even when seeing Anko at grave danger as the acid flowing from enemys piercing needles managed to breach the cockpit almost killing her and Machi her father did not stop the transmission despite objections from the others. However after sending these images to the world messages supporting his daughter came to the station and he used them to encourage her to fight back. She managed to turn the tide of the battle by using the same needles the enemy robot pierced at Zearths body to knock it down and after the match was decided her father revealed to her that he kept his cool at that moment because he was told about her inevitable death. After sending a message to the world apologizing for the casualties occurred during Zearths battles Anko sealed her victory by destroying the enemy cockpit and died in her fathers arms. Her chair was a round stool with no legs. Thanks to Ankos declaration the army managed to create its official version of the story claiming that Zearths only pilots are Komo Anko and the deceased Karita in spite of all three now being dead. Ankos story is far different in the anime series. Her father is a journalist who is working with Komodas father and Kanjis mother not only to find a way to save the children from the contract but to reveal the truth about Zearth to the whole world despite the governments efforts to hide it. But he is forced to resign from his position at the TV station where he works after his affair with a famous model is disclosed just by the time she is chosen to the Tenth match. Thanks to Kanji with whom she became very close not only she found the strength to bear with the whole scandal but to fight her enemy head on and obtain a quick victory before passing on happily at his arms. Source: Wikipedia