|Japanese Name||マナズーコ, Manazūko|
|Fan Name*||Kit Fish|
|Family||Fat Cat (father)|
|Affiliates||Starfy, Old Man Lobber|
|Location/Residence||Sea of Ice, Yo-Ho Mountains, Jungle, Gluglug Lagoon, Skydye Heights|
|First Appearance||Densetsu no Starfy|
|Latest Appearance||The Legendary Starfy|
Kit Fish (Manazūko in Japan) is a young female fish dressed like a kabuki dancer. She has small arms and an orange-colored tail with a white underside. She always appears in the company of her father Fat Cat and enjoys spending time at hot springs. She can sometimes have bad manners, but Fat Cat says she is more behaved than he was at her age.
Fat Cat and Kit Fish are introduced to Starfy and Moe at the Sea of Ice while trying to save The Jellato Sisters. She seems to know something of the whereabouts of the Jellato Sisters, but she believes both Starfy and Moe are the bad guys, according to Fat Cat. This is referenced in the lyrics of Becky's version of the Title Song.
Because of this, Starfy and Moe have to chase after her as she opts to run away and hide from them. Eventually, they manage to catch up with her (with Moe arriving before Starfy), but she refuses to tell either of them what she knows about the whereabouts of the sisters, prompting her father to scold her for misbehaving. She continues to distrust Moe because he "looks suspicious", but she agrees to tell Starfy what she knows, leading to a secret passage opening up. The two groups split ways after this, though Fat Cat wishes the two of them luck before they part.
In The Legendary Starfy
Kit Fish appears alongside her father, Fat Cat, in Gluglug Lagoon’s 4th stage, Big Squiddy Brawl. In the localization, her father introduces both himself and his daughter, while Kit Fish herself wants Starfy to “act like a prince” since she’s never met one before. She bombards Starfy with questions such as why he’s here and if that’s a clam with him before Fat Cat cuts her off. After Fat Cat gives Starfy information about a long-eared fellow and a Crystal Shard being taken by Big Squiddy, Kit Fish says that Starfy should go see a wise man with a white mustache in Hotcha Springs, but that he’d have to get through Big Squiddy First.
In the original Japanese, Fat Cat told Starfy to wait because it was too dangerous to go on ahead, with Kit Fish saying that a scary giant squid was further in. Starfy asks her if she’s seen a strange boy with a weird costume on, but she says hasn’t seen him, and asks her father. Fat Cat says that he did indeed see a small boy run further in, commenting that he seemed to be in a hurry. After being asked about a Crystal shard (or literally “shining stone” in JP), Fat Cat says that the strange boy dropped it, saying it was hot and then cold to the touch. Kit Fish then says that Starfy should go see the wise old man who’s in Hotcha Springs, since he may know about the shards.
- EN Description:
1) Hey! It's one of my favorite Gluglug residents. Say "Hi" to Kit Fish! 2) She's been learning a lot about wrestling! Someday she'll manage her dad, Fat Cat.
- JP Version:
1) This is Fat Cat’s daughter! You can find her in Gluglug Lagoon. 2) She’s gutsier than her old man… She kinda reminds me of Starly…
- In each of the Game Boy Advance games, Kit Fish wears a hair pin shaped like the Latin Christian cross. In all versions of The Legendary Starfy, an additional piece was attached to the right end of the cross, making the pin appear more in the form of an elongated "H" shape than as a cross. This is probably a form of religious censorship.
- Kit Fish has a greedy streak during the post game of Starfy 2 and the events of Starfy 3, becoming aggressive when digging for treasure in both games (Pearls during Starfy 2’s Post Game in 7-2, and a rumored hidden treasure in 5-2)
- In the Japanese version of The Legendary Starfy, Kit Fish does not directly say Old Man Lobber’s name. She simply states that she and her father met a wise old man during their stay at Hotcha Springs, indicating that she may not actually know Old Man Lobber.