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Asuna Yuuki is the main female protagonist of Reki Kawahara's light novel series Sword Art Online and its anime adaptation by the studio A-1 Pictures.

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[]

Profile[]

Flavor Text:

ISML Profile Flavor Text
"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."


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|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

  • Top 16 icon.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 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
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Topaz Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Amethyst Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Sapphire Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Emerald Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Ruby Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Diamond Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Playoffs Win
Win
Win
Loss
ISML 2017
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Topaz Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Amethyst Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Sapphire Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Emerald Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Ruby Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Diamond Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Playoffs Win
Win
Win
Loss
ISML 2019
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Topaz Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Amethyst Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Sapphire Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Emerald Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Ruby Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Diamond Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Playoffs Win
Win
Win
Loss
ISML 2020
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Preliminaries
Aquamarine Split 1 Group Win
Win
Win
Loss
Loss
Topaz Split 2 Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Amethyst Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Sapphire Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Emerald Split 3 Group Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Ruby Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
Diamond Win
Win
Win
Win
Loss
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



Best Girl Contest[]

Best Girl 1 (2014) - seed 8


Best Girl 2 (2015) - seed 25


Best Girl 3 (2016) - seed 44

  • Round 1 icon.png Win vs (469) Yui Kurata, 3607 - 1417
  • Round 2 icon.png Win vs (213) Meme, 4344 - 2758
  • Round 3 icon.png Loss vs (85) Yui Hirasawa, 3256 - 3379


Best Girl 4 (2017) - seed 43

  • Round 1 icon.png Win vs (470) Riko Suminoe, 6795 - 2782
  • Round 2 icon.png Win vs (299) Masuzu Natsukawa, 6144 - 3433
  • Round 3 icon.png Win vs (86) Tooru Hagakure, 6249 - 5365
  • Top 64 icon.png Loss vs (22) Darkness, 4667 - 8723


Best Girl 5 (2018) - seed 59

  • Round 1 icon.png Win vs (469) Nepgear, 5387 - 3256
  • Round 2 icon.png Win vs (213) San, 5220 - 4133
  • Round 3 icon.png Loss vs (70) Shizuka Hiratsuka, 4042 - 6114


Best Girl 6 (2019) - seed 4


Defunct 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

  • Top 32 icon.png Win vs Annie Leonhart, 143,062 - 34,223 (TLV: 2221 - 125)
  • Top 16 icon.png Win vs Zero grimoire.png Zero (Grimoire of Zero), 138,972 - 47,004 (TLV: 1330 - 325)
  • Quarterfinal icon.png Loss vs Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight, 141,698 - 169,489 (TLV: 11,296 - 22,626)


Anime Saimoe Tournament[]

2013

2014


Gallery[]

Portraits[]


Honours[]

AnimeBracket


ISML


Bilibili Moe


Non-Contest Honours

Contest Wins[]

Total Wins : 14 (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
  4. 2015 Comic Fans Saimoe (China)
  5. 2nd Miss anime Contest (sohu.com)
  6. Bilibili Mini Moe 2019
  7. Tiangshidongmen Moe 2019
  8. FACEBOOK Anime Nikki Torneo de waifus 2019
  9. FACEBOOK Animes y mangas roy kun luna Torneo De Waifus 2020
  10. FACEBOOK Daring 32 Teams Torneo de waifus
  11. FACEBOOK Eliud Posting Torneo de waifus 2
  12. Facebook Torneo De Waifus Otono 2020
  13. Animesy Mangas Roy Kun Luna (Facebook)
  14. Torneo de Waifus de EVACON Nicaragu 2020

External links[]

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Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate Testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Gokou Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori Itsuka Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru.png Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi Katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem.png Rem · 2019: Violet.png Violet Evergarden · 2020: Yukino Yukinoshita · 2021: ???
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu.png Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin tohsaka.png Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem.png Rem · BG6: Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki · BG7: Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya · BG8:
Best Char. ★ BCh2: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara · BCh3: Shinobu Oshino Shinobu Oshino
Bilibili Moe † Japan ☆ 2015: Saber.png Saber · 2016: Rem.png Rem · 2017: Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu.png Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng.png Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto · 2003: Riku Harada Riku Harada · 2004: Rosemary Applefield Rosemary Applefield · 2005: Nanoha Takamachi Nanoha Takamachi · 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Rika Furude Rika Furude · 2008: Kagami Hiiragi Kagami Hiiragi · 2009: Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki Onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka.png Madoka Kaname · 2014: Nodoka Haramura Nodoka Haramura + Saki Miyanaga Saki Miyanaga (co-winners)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2008: Holo Holo · 2009: Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura.png Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate