Not to be confused with Natsuki Smith-Mizuki.
18 (in Bad Company)
Akira Nezu (ex-boyfriend)
Bad Company (Chapter 5)
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Natsuki (夏月) is a character from Bad Company.
She meets the Oni-Baku when they're trying to buy an adult magazine from a vending machine. She almost runs them over and threatens them with a gun for seeing her buy one, but the gun turns out to be a fake that shoots flags. She says she was joking and hangs out with them, offering them a ride in her car. She even lets Ryuji drive it, though she quickly regrets this as he crashes into a signpost.
She takes Ryuji to his house, but after finding out his parents locked him out, she lets him sleep at her apartment. She tells him that her parents used to do the same thing, and so, they are very similar. The next day she gives him the Honda CBX she used to own. That night they go driving with the Running Wild Angels, everybody is very surprised, Onizuka is jealous and Ryuji leads the way. Masaki recognizes the bike and it turns out that Natsuki used to be one of them.
The next morning Ryuji goes again to Natsuki's house and finds she has been beaten by her boyfriend, Nezu Akira, who also bullies him. Now Ryuji has to pay him an enormous amount of money or he will be killed, since the CBX used to belong to him. After more threats, Ryuji goes again to Natsuki's house, intending to kill him with a suspension bar. He attacks Nezu, who gains the upper hand and is about to kill him, before Natsuki stabs Nezu with a kitchen knife. The police and ambulance arrive, and Natsuki willingly goes with them to serve her time in jail, asking Ryuji to wait for her to get out so they can ride on the CBX together. In the final chapter, having fixed up and taken care of the bike, Ryuji gets a card from Natsuki telling him that she was released because Nezu's injury wasn't serious, and she is now working at a bar in Kichijōji.
In the film
In the live-action film of Bad Company, the characters know Natsuki from the beginning (the porn-buying scene in the manga where they meet her is changed to a filler scene where Ryuji and Eikichi sneak into a video store and steal a porno tape from a guy who just rented it). The ending was also slightly changed, with Akira actually dying of his wounds, but taking the blame for stabbing himself to protect Natsuki so she doesn't go to jail.
- The name Natsuki means "summer" (夏) (na) and "moon" (月) (tsuki).