Kazumi Amano is the best student of the school; every girl talks to her with reverence, as Kazumi is definitely a step forward than others. Her abilities nevertheless do not derive form her natural talent but from her continuous diligence and devotion to work and training.
Kazumi Amano was already a senior at the Okinawa High School for Girls when Coach Ota selected her as a pilot candidate for the Gunbuster. She had previously demonstrated that she had marvelous potential after volunteering to participate in the Machine Weapon Junior Training Program in 2015.
Kazumi was shocked when she heard Noriko would be selected as her operating partner for the Gunbuster. She felt that Noriko should gain more experience, that picking a class freshman who could barely keep her RX-7 Trainer on its feet for actual combat duties was a fatal mistake. Coach Ota refused to listen to her and ordered Kazumi to continue working on her own skills. This only fueled Kazumi’s passions, for she also secretly harbored love for him. This later played out to some certain extent by the heated arguments the pair had when Kazumi confronted him.
Kazumi married Ota in 2033 when she returned from the mission in which the Exelion was used to defeat the alien armada beyond Earth’s solar system. She then remained behind on Earth as the new head coach for the Girl’s School, picking up where her husband left off. In 2048 Kazumi accepted a promotion to colonel and returned to the Space Force to pilot Earth’s massive new weapon against the aliens: the Black Hole Bomb.