Kitamura

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Kitamura

Artwork from Splatoon 3'
Species Sea urchin (specifically Mesocentrotus nudus)
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Kitamura is a character in the Splatoon series. She first appears in Splatoon 2 as a drummer for Ink Theory, and returns in Splatoon 3 as the drummer for Yoko & the Gold Bazookas.

Appearance

Splatoon 2

Kitamura's head resembles the entire body of a sea urchin, while the rest of her body is largely obscured by a black dress with a gold tie, matching the other members of Ink Theory. While her arms are not visible in the album art, official art made for Valentine's Day reveals she has small hands resembling an urchin's tube feet. Her only visible facial feature is her eyes, which have white pupils and white outlines with short eyelashes. She wears pink ribbons, though in the Valentine's Day artwork she instead wears black ribbons with gray polka dots.

Splatoon 3

In Splatoon 3, Kitamura is given a new outfit, wearing a long black dress with metal spikes at the end, with a frilly white translucent shawl over top of it. Her ribbons have been swapped for an ornate green flower with purple leaves, as well as a group of what appear to be lime green beads (possibly inspired by the "sea grape" algae species Caulerpa lentillifera or Caulerpa racemosa) underneath.

Personality and traits

Kitamura acts as Ink Theory's mascot. She has a high singing voice and regularly follows new fads. She lives alone but pays close attention to her curfew.[1]

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Trivia

  • Like Murasaki and unlike in-game sea urchins Spyke and Murch, Kitamura's face does not appear to be distinguished from the spiny part of her head.
  • An urchin wearing a bow resembling Kitamura can be seen in the crowd of Pearl's gig in the photo in Marina's chat room. Whether this is Kitamura or a similar-looking character is unknown.
  • While she returns as a member of Yoko & the Gold Bazookas in Splatoon 3, she does not appear on the album art. Her presence in the band was confirmed by the band profile on Splatoon Base.[2]
  • Although not having a visible mouth, a signature on the side of Hotlantis likely belonging to Kitamura depicts her with one.

Etymology

Kitamura's name comes from "キタムラサキウニ" kitamurasakiuni, the Japanese name for Mesocentrotus nudus, a species of sea urchin.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese きたむら
Kitamura
Same as the English name

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