Full Name: Akatsuki (Dawn) Matsuda
Nicknames: Tsuki, Tsu-nee-chan (by her brothers), Tsu-chan (by her parents), Kat (by sister), Tsuki-chan (by Nagisa and Makoto), Akatsuki-senpai (by Rei)
Aliases: The Aka Triplets (when she's with her brothers)
Birthday: August 15
Astrological Sign: Leo
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Short (she has the shortest hair out of the triplets)
Eye Color: Forest Green
Weight: 108 lbs
Uniform: Sadly, the school wasn't aware that Akatsuki was a female, so they gave her the male's uniform. It fits her fine and already most of the school just assumes that she's a boy.
Everyday: When she's not at school, Akatsuki wears black slacks, a white collared shirt, and a green sweater.
Formal: This depends on the event. Since people mostly assume she's a guy, she wears a classic tuxedo. If a family member was getting married or some big even thrown by family, Akatsuki would wear a light blue blouse with a white mini skirt since dresses don't fit her too well.
Sleepwear: At night, Akatsuki wears an over-sized, long-sleeved shirt that has a dog on it along with black gym shorts.
Swimwear: Sadly, Akatsuki is forced to wear a one piece on family trips which makes her feel embarrassed. When the school decides to use the pool, Akatsuki doesn't take part in the activity.
Good Traits: Loyal, Friendly, Kind, Natural Cook, Virtuoso
Bad Traits: Quiet, Doesn't voice her opinion, Dependent, Awkward
Habits: Drawing out her answers during exams/tests/quizzes rather than using words or numbers
Phobias/Fears: Losing her brothers, swimming pools
Likes: singing, drawing, cooking, being around her brothers, visiting her sister
Dislikes: being away from her brothers for too long, people in the swimming pool she doesn't trust, disappointing others
Favorite Food(s): Crab cakes, sushi, ramen
Favorite Drink(s): Apple juice
Favorite Color: Green
Social Information/Personal Status
Relationship Status: Single
Best Friends: Mai, Akako, Akane
Friends: Gou, Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, Rin
Occupation: 2nd year High School Student
Affiliation: Iwatobi High School, Music Club
Part Time Job: Local Music Store Cashier
Father: Hikaru (light/radiance) Matsuda (alive; 52)
Mother: Rina (jasmine) Matsuda (alive; 50)
Sister: Mai (ocean) Matsuda (deceased; 16 when she died)
(this is Mai)
Brother: Akako (red child) Matsuda (alive; 17; white hair)
Brother: Akane (madder/red eye) Matsuda (alive; 17; black hair)
The triplets aren't actually Matsuda blood. They were adopted. Before their adoption, the triplets didn't have names nor did they converse with anyone. To everyone at the orphanage, the triplets were just there taking up space. The three of them did everything together and wouldn't let anyone in. Even the older kids at the orphanage didn't like them and would talk about them at school as if they were some sort of disease.
This went on up until the triplets turned five. The Matsuda family arrived at the orphanage after Rina had a still-born. She couldn't bear the pain of losing her next child, so Hikaru took the family to the orphanage to adopt. Of course, all the kids were ignoring them because they were having fun except for the triplets. They were the only ones who acknowledged their presence. Mai, Rina and Hikaru's daughter, noticed the trio and walked over with a smile. The original plan was to adopt one child, but because of how attached Mai and the triplets became after only a few words, the Matsuda family adopted all three. When paperwork arrived, it was a bit difficult since they didn't have names. Rina and Hikaru couldn't come up with three names, so Mai named them Akane, Akako, and Akatsuki.
Growing up, the triplets became more social, but were still attached to each other and to Mai. When Mai became interested in swimming, the triplets would go to her practices and swim meets. They believed that she was the best after all the awards she had won. Akako and Akane wanted in and decided to join the Iwatobi Swimming Club where they met Rin, Makoto, Nagisa, and Haruka. Akatsuki only met them a few times during swim practice since her brothers weren't ready for swim meets just yet. The boys made the mistake of Akatsuki being a boy due to her boyish looks and her boy name. Akako was the one who kindly corrected them while Akane called them idiots.
Half way through middle school, Mai took the triplets to a late night swim practice at a nearby gym. Mai was teaching the boys some of her moves while teaching Akatsuki how to swim properly. Of course, Mai's coach caught them, but allowed them to continue to use the pool as long as Mai practiced for her next race. As the triplets dried up and watched their sister, all three cheered her on. She practiced hard, but unfortunately something strange happened. Mai was going at a higher speed than normal and smashed her head into the wall on the other side of the pool. Blood poured around her as she stopped moving. Her coach ran over as Akatsuki stared in fear while her brothers screamed out for their older sister's name. Mai's body was pulled out as her coach called an ambulance.
Twelve hours later, the doctors told everyone that her head was fractured and caved into her brain. This caused brain damage and left her to forget how to breathe. By the time her body reached the hospital, Mai had passed away according to the doctor. Rina had broken down crying as Hikaru couldn't believe it. Akane and Akako stared at the ground in silence as Akatsuki was still in shock from the whole thing. Her hands were shaking and both of her brothers noticed. They held hands and comforted one another after the death of their older sister.
The triplets reverted back to not being socially active and had lost contact with Makoto, Rin, Haruka, and Nagisa. Mai's death had been kept within the family, so it was a small funeral since most couldn't make it due to either work or school. The boys decided to keep on swimming and ended up going to Samezuka Academy where they ran into Rin once more. As for Akatsuki, she went to Iwatobi High School and stopped swimming in swimming pools. When she had ran into her old friends, Akatsuki wanted to cry, but didn't. She greeted them with a big smile and hung out with them from time to time, but she declined every time Nagisa invited her to the pool.
Makoto and/or Rin
- Akatsuki has a birthmark under her right eye unlike her brothers, so when her brothers entered high school, they got matching tattoos under their right eye just to have something similar to their younger sister.
- The twins don't live in the dorm. They go home after school since they don't want to leave Akatsuki alone.
- Hikaru has two jobs, so he's rarely home leaving Akatsuki alone if the twins are at swim practice.
- Akatsuki has cried during a group performance since the song reminded her of Mai.
- Akane is the eldest by three minutes, Akako is the middle child by six minutes, and Akatsuki by nine minutes.
- Akane is the tsundere twin trying to be tough for his sister because he hates seeing her cry or even get hurt.
- Akako cooks with Akatsuki whenever he gets the chance.