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"If you keep talking big like that, you'll only embarrass yourself more." - Mitsuko Asatani

Mitsuko Asatani (浅谷 光子 Asatani Mitsuko) is one of the main characters of Cat's Eye series. She is a special investigator sent in from Tokyo Police HQ to assist in the Cat’s Eye investigations.


Asatani is quite a beauty, even being crowned a beauty queen during one of Cat's Eye cases. She has straight dark hair with bangs and wears glasses. Most frequently, she’s seen wearing her work outfit: a blue suit and white collared shirt.


Asatani has a very shrewd intellect and a cunning personality. Often, she's able to see through Cat's Eye's tricks at the last minute. She is considered an elite officer of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. She sometimes has a hard time understanding social cues (she initially didn't understand how barging into the wrestling ring and telling everyone to get out during the Tiger Ladies' match would cause a commotion) and is very straight-laced and serious.

Unlike Toshio, she has no problems using a gun on Cat's Eye or in general, although she doesn't shoot to kill.


Toshio Utsugi[]

They were initially on bad terms, since Asatani had been sent to make up for Toshio's shortcomings. Later on in the series, they disagree sometimes, but they do work together and worry for each other's safety when one of them is in danger.


  • Asatani's main weakness is that she must wear prescription glasses all the time as she is practically blind without them.
  • Asatani is one of the first people to suspect that the Kisugi sisters were Cat's Eye, but is never able to find definitive proof.
  • While it is never really mentioned TV series, Asatani is said to have a secret crush on Toshio Utsumi in the manga, much to Hitomi's chagrin.
  • Asatani is an expert markswoman (winner of the All-Japan Air Pistol Championships) and is proficient in several martial art forms (4th-degree black belt in karate and 2nd degree black belt in judo), making her more than a match for Hitomi.