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Asuna Yuuki is the main female protagonist of Reki Kawahara's light novel series Sword Art Online.

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"Yūki Asuna was an ordinary fifteen-year-old girl with her own friends, life, and dreams. If there was anything that made her special, it was that she had no intention of giving up on those things, even if the forces trying to take them away were far beyond her.


When trapped in the digital world of a homicidal madman, Asuna needs little time to overcome the initial shock and set her mind to work on getting out of the virtual prison. One wrong move could cost Asuna her life, but she allows herself no hesitation. To her, every day spent living a lie is like a small death in itself. In order to keep moving forward, Asuna is ready to kill all fear, doubt, and weakness in her heart. And she expects nothing less from those who choose to walk be her side.

As days pass and turn into months, however, Asuna begins to notice that not everything around her is a lie. The people she meets, the experiences she has, and even the feelings she discovers, all of them can be invaluable even if the world around her is not real. If Asuna can accept those things and learn more about herself, her time of struggle will not have been in vain."


Contest profile[]

Asuna is one of the most famous girls in the 2010's, maintaining a strong presence in the major saimoe tournaments. In ISML, she is a perennial Tiara contender and a regular necklace winner, having won five necklace rounds plus a circlet from winning the 2014 Nova postseason round. In addition to that, Asuna has never missed the postseason in all of her Main Tournament appearances, reaching the quarter-finals in 2014 and 2018, and securing a third-place finish in 2017.

The Lightning Flash is one of the powerhouses in China's Bilibili Moe owing to the anime's immense popularity in the country, which was demonstrated by her third-place finish in its inaugural edition. In 2017, her championship run was cut short in the quarter-finals, after she faced a rampaging Shielder hell-bent on destroying anyone who opposes her path towards the championship.

Sword Art Online is infamous for being widely panned in the Western anime community, and one of its discussion centers, the r/anime subreddit, generally shares its sentiments. Although she made the quarterfinals in r/anime's Best Girl 1, her subsequent runs were lacking in strength because of her association with SAO, and her reputation as a "baby's first waifu".

However, in an ironic twist of fate, her first ever major tournament win would come from Reddit, not a Chinese-majority contest such as ISML or BMoe. After the first season of SAO's Alicization aired in late 2018, Asuna suddenly sprouted into the minds of anime watchers, which resulted in her highest-ever seed (#4) in 2019's Best Girl 6. Her closest match in the contest would occur in the round of 32, where she narrowly won against an r/Animemes-supported Zero Two brigade. Asuna then blew out all of her remaining opponents en route to her championship, supported by a whole slew of circumstances that made the perfect storm for her to cement her place in the salts of fame.


ISML Record[]

Record:

ISML Main Tournament Record
Regular season, playoffs, and consolation matches only.
Preliminaries, gem rounds, and wildcard rounds are NOT included.
Edition Eliminated in Final pos. W L RS Record
ISML 2013 Tiara Ro16 7th 37 6 32-3
ISML 2014 Tiara QF 10th 38 6 32-3
ISML 2015 Tiara Ro16 6th ? ? ?
ISML 2016 Ro16 Groups 12th ? ? 8-1
ISML 2017 Semi-finals 3rd ? ? ?
ISML 2018 Quarter-finals 6th ? ? ?
ISML 2019 Round of 16 11th ? ? ?
ISML 2020 Quarter-finals 7th 33 6 30-5
ISML 2021 TBD TBD
ISML 2022 TBD TBD
Total W-L Record:

Main Tournament[]

ISML 2013

  • Regular season icon.png Nova 5th (32-0-3)


ISML 2014

  • Regular season icon.png Nova 4th (32-0-3)

Nova Swiss Rounds (Phase 1) - seed 4


Finals Bracket (Phase 2) - seed N1

Final postition: 10th

ISML 2015[]

Stella Swiss Rounds -


Tara Playoffs (Phase 2) - seed S4

  • T16 plate.png Loss vs (N5) Yoshino, 2771 - 4896
    • Consolation icon.png Loss vs x, xxxx - xxxx
    • Consolation icon.png Win vs x, x - x


Final position: 6th


ISML 2016
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A Gem Winner Direct Invite
Topaz Round of 128
Group D (1st)
Komachi.png Komachi Hikigaya 1622 - 1180 Win
Kurumi e.png Kurumi Ebisuzawa 1622 - 1236 Win
Aria1.png Aria Holmes Kanzaki 1629 - 995 Win
Ruby Round of 64
Group
Haru o.png Haru Onodera 1791 - 1200 Win
Steph.png Stephanie Dola 1558 - 1391 Win
Rize.png Rize Tedeza 1558 - 1354 Win
Diamond Round of 32
Group
Chiyo s.png Chiyo Sakura 1487 - 1388 Win
Shana.png Shana 1228 - 1627 LOSS
Azusa n.png Azusa Nakano 1471 - 1281 Win
Playoffs Round of 16
Group D (3rd)
Saber.png Saber 1528 - 1558 LOSS
Rin tohsaka.png Rin Tohsaka 1357 - 1512 LOSS
Yui yuigahama.png Yui Yuigahama 1700 - 1520 Win
Consolation 1 Win
Consolation 2 Win
Consolation 3 Loss
ISML 2018
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
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Topaz Group Win
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Amethyst Group Win
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Sapphire Group Win
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Loss
Emerald Group Win
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Ruby Group Win
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Diamond Group Win
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Playoffs Win
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ISML 2017
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
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Topaz Group Win
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Amethyst Group Win
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Sapphire Group Win
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Emerald Group Win
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Ruby Group Win
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Diamond Group Win
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Playoffs Win
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ISML 2019
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
Win
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Topaz Group Win
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Amethyst Group Win
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Sapphire Group Win
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Emerald Group Win
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Ruby Group Win
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Diamond Group Win
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Playoffs Win
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ISML 2020
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Preliminaries
Aquamarine Split 1 Group Win
Win
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Loss
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Topaz Split 2 Group Win
Win
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Loss
Amethyst Win
Win
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Loss
Sapphire Win
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Emerald Split 3 Group Win
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Ruby Win
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Diamond Win
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Playoffs Round of 16 Yui yuigahama.png Yui Yuigahama Win
Quarter-finals Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina Loss
Consolation 1 Misaki 2.5.jpg Misaki Shokuhou 7852 - 6444 Win
Consolation 2 Hayasaka 3.png Ai Hayasaka 8688 - 7534 Win


Poster gallery[]


Best Girl Contest[]

Best Girl 1 (2014) - seed 8

  • R1 plate.png Win vs (505) Nino, 3059 - 513
  • R2 plate.png Win vs (264) Rea Sanka, 3880 - 1194
  • R3 plate.png Win vs (120) Nui Harime, 4472 - 1796
  • T64 plate.png Win vs (57) Mio Akiyama, 4262 - 2975
  • T32 plate.png Win vs (25) Mikasa Ackerman, 4887 - 4050
  • T16 plate.png Win vs (24) Homura Akemi, 5791 - 5773 (18 votes difference!)
  • Qf plate.png Loss vs (17) Holo, 4404 - 6751


Best Girl 2 (2015) - seed 25


Best Girl 3 (2016) - seed 44

  • R1 plate.png Win vs (469) Yui Kurata, 3607 - 1417
  • R2 plate.png Win vs (213) Meme, 4344 - 2758
  • R3 plate.png Loss vs (85) Yui Hirasawa, 3256 - 3379


Best Girl 4 (2017) - seed 43

  • R1 plate.png Win vs (470) Riko Suminoe, 6795 - 2782
  • R2 plate.png Win vs (299) Masuzu Natsukawa, 6144 - 3433
  • R3 plate.png Win vs (86) Tooru Hagakure, 6249 - 5365
  • T64 plate.png Loss vs (22) Darkness, 4667 - 8723


Best Girl 5 (2018) - seed 59

  • R1 plate.png Win vs (469) Nepgear, 5387 - 3256
  • R2 plate.png Win vs (213) San, 5220 - 4133
  • R3 plate.png Loss vs (70) Shizuka Hiratsuka, 4042 - 6114


Best Girl 6 (2019) - seed 4


Other Tournaments[]

Bilibili Moe 2015[]

Round of 128 Groups

Pic Contestant Series Votes
Asuna.png
Asuna Yuuki Sword Art Online 35,902
Utaha.png
Utaha Kasumigaoka Saekano 16,415
Akari Akaza Yuru Yuri 13,075
Japanese cruiser Takao Kantai Collection 4940

Bracket Stage


Bilibili Moe 2017[]

Round of 128 Groups

Pic Contestant Series Votes TLV
Asuna.png
Asuna Yuuki Sword Art Online 90,073 2512
Medusa lancer.png
Medusa (Lancer) Fate/Grand Order 11,660 49
Akagi kc.png
Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi Kantai Collection 9659 40
Hikari Yagami (Kari Kamiya) Digimon 8298 63

Bracket Stage

  • T32 plate.png Win vs Annie Leonhart, 143,062 - 34,223 (TLV: 2221 - 125)
  • T16 plate.png Win vs Zero grimoire.png Zero (Grimoire of Zero), 138,972 - 47,004 (TLV: 1330 - 325)
  • Qf plate.png Loss vs Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight, 141,698 - 169,489 (TLV: 11,296 - 22,626)


Anime Saimoe Tournament[]

2013

2014



Honours[]

Bilibili Moe


Others


Contest Wins[]

Total Wins : 26 (r/anime's Best Girl Winner)

  1. Best Girl 6: Starting salt in another contest ★
  2. ISML 2012 Summer Diadem
  3. Anitown Moe Tournament 2012 Summer [1]
  4. (ACG 178.com) 2012 Summer Female Character Popularity Contest [2]
  5. 2015 DM123 AnimeFans Saimoe
  6. Aminoapps Torneo Kawaii V.1 (2017) [3]
  7. Sakura Bloom(Anime Shop) Waifu War 2018 [4][5]
  8. ACGN Miss Anime Tournament 2018
  9. Bilibili Mini Moe 2019
  10. Tiangshidongman Moe 2019/20
  11. FACEBOOK Anime Nikki Torneo de waifus 2019 [6]
  12. Calendario Fabrio Torneo de Parejas 2019 (w/ Kirito)
  13. 2019 FACEBOOK Eliud Posting Torneo de waifus 2
  14. Tiangshidongman Moe 1st ToC [7]
  15. Anime Trending 2012 Grand Run-off polls [8]
  16. FACEBOOK Daring 32 Teams Torneo de waifus 2020 [9]
  17. FB Torneo de waifu el emision verano 2020 [10]
  18. Facebook Torneo De Waifus Otono 2020 [11]
  19. Animesy Mangas Roy Kun Luna Torneo de waifus 2020(Facebook) [12]
  20. Otokami Producciones Como la REINA VERANO 2020 [13]
  21. Shido-senpai torneo de waifus 2021 [14]
  22. Torneo de Waifus de EVACON Nicaragu 2021 [15]
  23. Anime New World 2021 [16]
  24. Facebook Anime Girl Cup 2021 [17]
  25. Facebook We don't 模因(muyin, lit. modeling) torneo de Waifus 2021 [18]
  26. FB Cre: Cao Fennik chung ket S1 2022 [19]

Runner-up Lists[]

List of runner-up finishes = 28 + 1 = 29

  1. Anitown Moe Tournament 2012 ToC [20]
  2. Jiazuman(家族漫, lit. Anime Family) Community Moe 2012 [21]
  3. FB Moe League 2013 [22]
  4. ACGN Miss Anime Tournament 2013/2014
  5. Animefans Saimoe Tournament 2014 [23]
  6. 4th Weibo Saimoe ToC [24]
  7. Baidu Harem Moe 2015
  8. AnimeGirls Saimoe 2015
  9. 1st Youqing Xiaozhan(=Blog for Friendship) Constellation Moe 2017 [25]
  10. Anime Amino's Best Girl/Waifu Competition 2015 (Challonge) [26]
  11. Aminoapps @Anime-kun Torneo de waifus 2017 [27]
  12. Anime World Most Beautiful Girl Contest 2019 [28]
  13. Facebook Waifu War Quoc Thang 2020 [29]
  14. Anime News Research Waifu of Summer 2020 Tournament [30]
  15. Animes y Mangas Roy Kun Luna 2020 [31]
  16. Facebook Torneo de waifus 2020 [32]
  17. FB @No Anime No Life Waifu Tournament Pt.1 (2020) [33]
  18. Tsuki Zekay Torneo de best waifu 2020 [34]
  19. Battle of Waifu Your Isekai Heart Waifu 2020 [35]
  20. El torneo Migajas de Itsuki News 2021 [36]
  21. 2021 Torneo de waifus Yugen S2 [37]
  22. Go Toumemes Torneo de waifus 2021 [38]
  23. Manh Dio Vote Best Waifu 2021 - Thichcoianimevamanga [39]
  24. ALS-AMG Fanpage the Best Waifu 2021 [40]
  25. FB Quan Whisky Waifu League Paris 2021 [41]
  26. @Yesi la Otaku Td la Mejor Waifu 2021 [42]
  27. Facebook @The Gioi Anime Vote Waifu 2022 [43]
  28. FB Waifu Trophy S2 (2022) [44]


External links[]

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ISML Seasonal Diadem Winners
2012 Ririchiyo.png RirichiyoKyh.png KuroyukihimeAsuna.png AsunaRikka chuuni.png Rikka
2013 Kurousagi.png Black RabbitKurumi.png KurumiKyouko k.png KirigiriMirai.png Mirai
2014 Chitoge.png ChitogeShiro1.png ShiroChiyo s.png ChiyoIsuzu.png Isuzu
2015 Megumi k.png Megumi K.Isla1.png IslaNao.png NaoMitsuki.png MitsukiND, SEQ
2016 Megumin.png MeguminRem.png RemAoba.png AobaChitose.png Chitose
2017 Kanna.png KannaChtholly.png ChthollySuzune.png SuzuneNayuta.png Nayuta
2018 Violet.png VioletOchako.png UrarakaND, SEQPlatelet.png PlateletMaisan.png Mai-san
2019 Kaguya.png KaguyaFumino.png FuminoGray.png GrayIshtar.png Ishtar
2020 Kotoko.png KotokoKei s.png Kei S.SEQChizuru i.png ChizuruElaina.png Elaina
2021 Female Miku.png MikuND, SEQMiko.png IinoND, SEQKeke ll.png Keke DCRan.png RanND, SEQ
Male Tanjiro.png TanjiroSEQ, DCTakashi.png NatsumeSEQKimihiko ln.png KimihikoLugh.png Lugh
2022 Female
Male
ND - NOT a DEBUTANT; appeared in a seasonal contest beforehand
SEQ - Appeared in a SEQUEL installment
DC - Won inter-seasonal playoffs (Divine Circlet / Crown)
DCX - Won inter-seasonal playoffs but not a seasonal (listed last)
ISML Necklace Winners
First year of necklace win only. Circlets from 2012-2015 included (if applicable).
2008 Shana.png ShanaSetsuna s.png Setsuna S.Kagami.png KagamiKyou.png KyouHaruhi.png Haruhi
2009 Tomoyo.png Tomoyo S.Yuki n.png Yuki N.Suigintou.png SuigintouSuiseiseki.png SuiseisekiHinagiku1.png HinagikuShinku.png Shinku
2010 Mio kon.png MioTaiga.png TaigaMikoto.png Mikoto
2011 Kanade.png KanadeRuri Gokou RuriEwood.png Hellscythe
2012 No new winners.
2013 Mashiro.png MashiroRikka chuuni.png RikkaAsuna.png Asuna
2014 Kyh.png Kuroyukihime
2015 Yukino.png YukinoKosaki.png KosakiChitoge.png ChitogeChiyo s.png ChiyoAyase.png Ayase
2016 Nao.png NaoRin tohsaka.png TohsakaSaber.png SaberKurisu.png Kurisu
2017 Rem.png RemEmilia.png EmiliaMegumi k.png Katou
2018 Chtholly.png ChthollyAzusa n.png AzunyanKanna.png Kanna
2019 Violet.png VioletSagiri.png SagiriKurumi.png KurumiMaisan.png Mai-san
2020 Kaguya.png Kaguya
2021 Elaina.png Elaina
/r/anime Elite Eight
Major Character Champions
Best Girls Kurisu.png Kurisu MakiseYukino.png Yukino YukinoshitaMikoto.png Mikoto MisakaRin tohsaka.png Rin TohsakaRem.png RemAsuna.png Asuna YuukiKaguya.png Kaguya ShinomiyaMaisan.png Mai SakurajimaHayasaka 3.png Ai Hayasaka
Best Guys Lelouch.png Lelouch LamperougeKoyomi.png Koyomi AraragiSpike.png Spike SpiegelKoro.png Koro-senseiMob.png Shigeo KageyamaLevi.png Levi AckermanMiyuki shirogane.png Miyuki Shirogane8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya
Best Chars. Roy.png Roy MustangHitagi.png Hitagi SenjougaharaShinobu Oshino Shinobu OshinoOkabe.png Rintarou OkabeEdward.png Edward Elric
Other characters
Bold indicates former runner-up
C - Also reached Elite Eight in Best Character
C2 - Finished runner-up in Best Character
Best Girl AquaChika FujiwaraCChiyo SakuraEmiliaEru ChitandaHoloHimeko InabaJibrilKyouko HoriMayuri ShiinaMeguminC2Megumi TadokoroMikasa AckermanMiko IinoMio AkiyamaOchako UrarakaRyuuko MatoiCSaberCShouko NishimiyaCSuruga KanbaruTaiga AisakaTohruVladilena MilizéWinry RockbellYoko LittnerYui Yuigahama
Best Guy All MightAlphonse ElricArcherDeishuu KaikiErwin SmithCGintoki SakataCGutsHisoka MorowIzaya OriharaJoseph JoestarKaminaKazuma SatouCKillua ZoldyckKiritsugu EmiyaKraft LawrenceLight YagamiCReigen AratakaCRimuru TempestSaitamaCSakuta AzusagawaShouya IshidaSouma YukihiraSubaru NatsukiTanjiro KamadoYuu IshigamiC
Best Char. Eren YeagerHaruhi SuzumiyaHomura AkemiRider (Fate/Zero)
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