Misuzu (みすず) is a giant sukeban (female gangster) from the Taiyō Academy and fictional character in Kunio-kun series. She debuted in Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun as the stage 3 boss, and she is one of the tougher bosses in the game. Misuzu is generally depicted as being somewhat outside the law, but she doesn't seem to hold any grudge against Kunio, and allies with him on occasion.
Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka
She returns in Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, along with Shinji and Sabu. Kunio and friends first encountered her at the pachinko hall, where she was playing. After losing her money from playing, she decided to fight them to let since she felt irritated. After she was defeated, she left the scene with contentment, much to the bewilderment of the heroes. She later appears at Sabu's villa after Sabu hires her as bodyguard and fights Kunio and Riki once more. After yet another defeat, she warns them about the self-destruct system in the villa.
Kunio no Nekketsu Dodgeball DensetsuMisuzu makes yet another appearance in Kunio no Nekketsu Dodgeball Densetsu as a playable character. Again, she is along with Shinji and Sabu. She is one of the characters that can be selected as captain and is considered to be a speed type character. Her Power Shots are "Hyakkan Love" (she charges at her target with the ball on her chest) and "Sexy in the Sky" (she throws the ball in the air and spikes it downward at her target with her chest). Her Super Shot is the "Dynamtie Hip" (her teammates propel her while she is standing on the ball, planning to hit her target hip first). Her initial teammates are Gonzou and Kiyoshi.
Misuzu is voiced by Hisao Egawa.
River City Ransom Underground
Misuzu has appeared in the end of the game when she was having a date with Abobo.
Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu
Though not in the NES original Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu, Misuzu is the final boss of the PC remake.
River City Super Sports Challenge: All-Stars Special
Misuzu leads a bonus team of girls from Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun and Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka. While the game's Story Mode mentions her leading Taiyo Academy and participating in the tournament, they never actually appear as opponents; however, her team is playable outside of Story Mode. In this game, Misuzu has a unique attack in the form of a slow slap; it is very powerful but at the cost of possibly aiding opponents onto higher ground.
- In Renegade, her counterpart is named Kim.
- Sukeban (スケバン/女番/スケ番) means delinquent girl or boss girl in Japanese, equivalent to the male banchō. The term is used exclusively to refer to the leader of a girls gang. Ironically, Misuzu is never seen leading a girls gang, and in Super Dodge Ball (Neo Geo) her teammates are mostly males.