|In other words, you get a sculpted yoga body, land a boyfriend who makes good money, marry him a year or two from now, quit your office job ASAP, and live happily ever after. Roll credits.|
— Washimi to Retsuko
Washimi is the CEO's secretary at the trading firm she, Gori, and Retsuko work for.
Washimi's appearance is based on the Secretarybird (a pun, considering her position as Secretary). She is tall and thin, with white, yellow and orange face feathers, a mole on her left cheek, gray crown feathers, black wing feathers, white and black tail feathers, and a gray beak. She is almost never seen with her eyes open, owing to her lacking facial muscles. Washimi usually wears a white blouse, black knee-length suit skirt, yellow tights, and orange shoes. She is also seen wearing a purple tank top and black leggings during yoga class, and a blue sweater with white pants outside of work. During winter she wears a blue fur-lined coat.
Washimi is a very calm, practical, no-nonsense woman. She is the voice of reason between herself, Retsuko and Gori, and oftentimes is the one to handle the stressful situations that her friends put themselves in. However, Washimi can be very intimidating when it comes to putting the company CEO back in his place after he steps out of line. Washimi tries hard to make a good impression while dating, but becomes bored quickly and doesn't tend to keep men around for long.
Gori and Washimi hang out a lot outside of work. They do yoga together, go out for drinks, and go to karaoke together. In the episode "Growing Affection", we see them get into a fight because of their differing views on marriage.
Washimi and Retsuko's relationship can be compared to the roles of some sisterly siblings. Washimi takes the role of an older sister to Retsuko sometimes. When Retsuko needs help for something, she often consults with Washimi to find her opinion. Washimi usually gives her advice on the topic, or tries to help her out. When Washimi found out Director Ton was abusing and mistreating Retsuko, she informed the CEO of the company of this, and forced him to discipline Director Ton. Washimi helps Retsuko feel better about life, work, and relationships.
Washiko is Washimi's younger sister. She works as a Chartered Accountant, and is married to a man named Arihiko but it is said that their relationship is very toxic.
- Her name is composed of 鷲 (eagle) and 美 (beauty).
- Secretarybirds are known to hunt their prey by kicking and stomping them. As a possible reference to this, Washimi is shown twice to have a powerful axe kick; first when she kicks the CEO's model in half, and again when she kicks his desk in half.
- In "Growing Affection", it is revealed that Washimi was once married but later divorced.
- Washimi's English voice actress, Tara Platt, also voiced Yuriko "Yuri" Watanabe in Marvel's Spider-Man, as well as providing the second female voice option for the player's character in both Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV. She also voiced Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3.