is a mysterious and fairly unemotional woman, Nakiami makes her first entrance when she jumps in and subdues the enraged Xam'd, turning him to stone and demanding that he come with her and live, or die. Akiyuki accepts, and she knocks him and Haru unconscious with a few small movements. She then takes Akiyuki back to the ship with her, and starts operating on Akiyuki and working with his condition. At first, she needs to continually remind Akiyuki to "keep thinking", as this is the way for him to both improve his symbiotic relationship with his hiruko and to help prevent him from turning to stone. Nakiami is a fairly serious and skilled person, who bears similar face marks to other mysterious characters related to the Xam'd, and seems to have a lot of knowledge and expertise about it. She is a member of International Postal Ship Zanbani's crew and flies a small jet-like vehicle called a Beat Kayak. It has been noted that her character design and vehicle both share large resemblances to Nausicaä, and it may have been an inspiration for her character. Tenshin-sama has given her the nickname "Cloud Rider". It is mentioned some time in the first few episodes by Ishuu Benikawa that Nakiami is not her real name and was just made up by the crew of the International Postal ship Zanbani after hearing Ishuu Benikawa yell at her to stop crying.
Yuko Sanpei (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)