Toru Konoe (宮田浩徳) is a seismologist from Japan.
He is brave but cantankerous.
Fiction[edit | edit source]
Machine Robo Rescue cartoon[edit | edit source]
- Voice actor: Hironori Miyata
Konoe spent much of his life observing the volcanic Kaga Mountain and in his later years training his assistant Moriyama to take his place. When the volcano erupted he kicked Moriyama out of the monitoring station, intending to stay at his post and provide updates on the crisis as long as possible; he gifted his prized binoculars to Moriyama - suggesting he did not expect to survive - and refused evacuation by Taiyoh Ohzora and Jet Robo. A second eruption then trapped Konoe and he accepted his fate - only for Jet Robo to arrive. Despite a third eruption the Leader Robo was able to get him to safety. He subsequently attended the MRR graduation ceremony as a guest.