Asuka (飛鳥) is a playable character and main heroine from the Senran Kagura video game series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls.
Asuka's shinobi heritage comes from her Grandfather Hanzo on her mother's side. Although her mother was a shinobi, her father was not. Originally, her father dreamed and was on the verge of becoming a successful lawyer, however he was charmed by Asuka's mother. Hanzo did not approve of their relationship, and the two constantly fought about it. Asuka's father loved her so much that he was willing to give up his dream of becoming a lawyer, as long as he could be with her.
According to him, he didn't need dreams or money if he could spend his life with her. Hanzo was so moved by his resolve and dedication that he could not bear to refuse his proposal, allowed them to get married and decided to open up a sushi shop with Asuka's father.
When Asuka was growing up, she had a reputation for getting into fights and beating up boys and girls alike, to which Hanzo told her she was an independent sword, without a compatible shield.
At some point, Asuka enlisted in Hanzo National Academy to follow Hanzo's footsteps and to understand the concept of being a sword and a shield.
Related Article: Asuka/New Wave
Asuka appears as a playable character in the mobile card collection game, Senran Kagura: New Wave, alongside the other members of Hanzo Academy.
Non-Senran Kagura Appearances
- Kandagawa Jet Girls: As a playable guest character in the game (DLC).
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Related Article: Asuka/Anime
- Asuka's name means "Flying Bird".
- Asuka's Shinobi outfit strikingly resembles the uniforms from the To Love-Ru series and Ikkitousen series' Nanyo's school.
- Asuka seems to not like her breasts being big and actually wishes they were smaller. (However, it is possible that she says this because of Katsuragi's perverted nature; believing that if her breasts were smaller, then Katsuragi wouldn't grope her.)
- Asuka shares the same birthday as Ginrei.
- In Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, there is a costume based on Asuka for Kasumi to wear (DLC) .
- Asuka on the Heroes wiki.