|This article is about a/an character in Kamen Rider W.|
|"I didn't hear about this!"|
|―when commenting on something that is new to her[src]|
Akiko Narumi (鳴海 亜樹子 Narumi Akiko) is the lead female character of Kamen Rider W and head of the Narumi Detective Agency after inheriting it from her deceased father, Sokichi Narumi. In Futo Detective, she is legally known as Akiko Terui (照井 亜樹子 Terui Akiko) after her marriage to Ryu Terui and listed as such in official family registry, but chooses to use her maiden name when working at the agency to uphold the legacy and reputation of her father.
- 1 Part in Story
- 2 Family
- 3 Chacha
- 4 Video Game appearances
- 5 Personality
- 6 Abilities
- 7 Forms
- 8 Equipment
- 9 Behind the scenes
- 10 Notes
- 11 Appearances
- 12 References
Part in Story
Akiko is Shotaro Hidari's landlady and boss, though she serves as a personal assistant to Shotaro while on the job and keeping him at bay by slapping him with a green sandal with different inscriptions on it each time (sometimes two at once); she uses this on others as well, including Dopants. She came from Osaka to continue in her father's place, initially unaware that Sokichi died until the events of Begin's Night. Before taking control of the Agency she met a little girl named Riko, who's spirit helps her in the case of the Puppeteer Dopant. She nearly gets herself killed by Money Dopant when Akiko reveals herself.
During the cases of the Sweets, and Puppeteer Dopants, Akiko played a major role in finding out the Dopants' causes and getting Horinouchi on the right track after he is defeated. She also got involved in the Nightmare Dopant case, in a dream becoming Kamen Rider Double but ends up under the Dopant's powers. Fortunately she is freed from its influence when the Dopant is defeated.
Movie War Core
During the events of Movie War Core she married Ryu Terui, trying to place a ban on him being a Rider when it interfered with the ceremony. However, after seeing all the things her father went through as Skull (via the Memory Memory) and hearing his reasons for staying a Rider, she let him continue being a Rider and they married, her father's spirit walking her down the aisle.
W Returns: Accel
During the events of W Returns: Accel she threatened to divorce her husband due to how secretive Ryu was being.
Drive Saga: Chaser
In Drive Saga: Chaser, she and Ryu at some point conceived a daughter named Haruna. She's briefly mentioned by her husband while having a phone conversation with her about their daughter after he helped Kamen Rider Drive and Kamen Rider Mach fighting against a Roidmude evolved Beast Dopant.
Memory of Heroez
Akiko calls to check up on Shotaro and Philip during their adventures in Sector City.
- Sokichi Narumi - Father
- Ryu Terui - Husband
- Haruna Terui - Daughter
- Yuji Terui - Father in-law
- Mayumi Terui - Mother in-law
- Haruko Terui - Sister in-law
- Main article: Chacha
Video Game appearances
Kamen Rider Travelers Record
Akiko appears in the video game Kamen Rider Travelers Record.
Akiko appears rather childish for her age (20) and due to her young appearance and attitude, Shotaro refers to her as "Middle school Girl" (女子中学生 Joshi Chūgakusei) and sees her as a threat to his public image. She has a black and white view of the world and tends to say "I didn't hear about this!" (私聞いてない! Atashi kiitenai!) when she is caught off guard by something.
Whenever she is around witnessing Shotaro and Phillip transforming into Double, she would be the one to carry Phillip's comatose body to a safe location. When the two use transform into FangJoker instead, Akiko would be suprised to carry Shotaro's body instead, much to his dismay.
Despite her somewhat childish personality, she has shown signs of promise as a detective, particularly in her ability to decipher clues that left Shotaro, Phillip, and Ryu stumped, as well as being extremely protective of clients, a trait she shares with her father.
Akiko harbored a crush on Ryu Terui, and although her feelings were initially ignored, he eventually returned them during the events of W Forever, as they watched the fireworks together and fell in love. They eventually married in Movie War Core.
Akiko is a regular human with no unique physiology and lacks Gaia Memories unlike most other major characters of the series. Still she uses the aforementioned sandals with different writings on them during certain situations that seem to work even against Dopants. She also talks in her sleep which helped out in the Nightmare Dopant case.
At first Philip showed no attention to her after researching about her from the Gaia Library, but was later interested on her unusual lucky suggestions, which often gives inspiration in solving most of their Dopant cases.
In one episode, she was dreaming where she is the body of Kamen Rider Double and Shotaro is the mind, Akiko uses Double's powers to a good effect but was defeated after just getting punched in the face, though this could've been just a way to reveal the Dopant's identity. As Double, the Double Driver calls her the "Masked Beautiful Girl of Naniwa" during the transformation.
|"Cyclone, Joker! (Technical guitar to orchestral hit)"|
- Rider Height: 195 cm.
- Rider Weight: 85 kg.
- Punching Power: 2.5 tons
- Kicking Power: 6 tons
- Maximum Jump Height: 60 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5.2 sec.
While in this form, Akiko had the powers of CycloneJoker.In the Ganbaride arcade game, she has her own Maximum Drive finisher as CycloneJoker; The Joker Big Slipper (ジョーカービッグスリッパ Jōkā Biggu Surippa), a variant of the Joker Extreme where a giant sized version of Akiko's green slipper appears and swirls around the cyclone generated by Double. The slipper then flies into the air and Double connects her feet with the slipper, using it to smack the opponent repeatedly and then stomp them flat, causing the target to explode.
|"Heat, Metal! (Rock & roll guitar music to metallic synth)"|
- Rider Height: 195 cm.
- Rider Weight: 105 kg.
- Punching Power: 6 tons
- Kicking Power: 9 tons
- Maximum Jump Height: 25 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 11 sec.
|"Luna, Trigger! (Ominous glowing sound to rock guitar riffs)"|
- Rider Height: 195 cm.
- Rider Weight: 80 kg.
- Punching Power: 3.5 tons
- Kicking Power: 4.5 tons
- Maximum Jump Height: 45 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 8.5 sec.
- Height: cm.
- Weight: kg.
- Double Driver - Transformation belt as Double
- Gaia Memories - Devices that are used in Double's transformation or power-ups in finisher attacks.
- Maximum Slots - Gaia Memory slot that enables Double to perform Maximum Drive as barehanded.
- Metal Shaft - Extendable quarter staff in conjunction with any form that uses the Metal Memory.
- Trigger Magnum - Firearm in conjunction with any form that uses the Trigger Memory.
- Prism Bicker - A pair of sword and shield that used in CycloneJokerXtreme.
- Maximum Slots - Gaia Memory slot that enables Joker to perform Maximum Drive as barehanded.