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Asuna Yuuki ★

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Chinese 結城明日奈 (亚丝娜)
Japanese 結城明日奈 (アスナ), Yūki Asuna
Korean 유우키 아스나
Other names Lightning Flash, Titania, Berserk Healer
Anime Sword Art Online
Anime Debut Summer 2012
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Status Superstar
Best Results
Isml logo.png ISML Main: Third place (2017)
Ranime logo.png Best Girl ★ Champion (BG6, seed 4)
Bilibili Moe Third place (2015)
J-Saimoe Round 3 (2013, 2014)
ISML record
Main Tournament 2013: R16 (7th)
2014: QF (10th)
2015: R16 (6th)
2016: R16 (12th)
2018: QF (6th)
2019: R16 (11th)
Necklaces Necklaces (6) Aquamarine small.png Topaz small.png Sapphire small.png Sapphire small.png Emerald small.png Ruby small.png

Aquamarine (2020)
Topaz (2017)
Sapphire (Nova 2014, 2018)
Emerald (2014)
Ruby (2013)

Seasonal 2012: Summer Diadem, Overall Seasonal Champion
r/anime contest record
Best Girl BG1: QF (seed 8)
BG2: Rd 3 (seed 25)
BG3: R32 (seed 44)
BG4: R64 (seed 43)
BG5: Rd 3 (seed 59)
Best Character BCh1:
Defunct Majors Record
Bilibili Moe 2017: QF
Other Contest Wins

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 Profile Flavor Text[edit | edit source]

"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."

- written by Momento10 (presumed)

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

ISML 2013[edit | edit source]

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

ISML 2014[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

Best Girl Contest[edit | edit source]

Best Girl 1 (2014) - seed 8

Best Girl 2 (2015) - seed 25

Best Girl 3 (2016) - seed 44

Best Girl 4 (2017) - seed 43

Best Girl 5 (2018) - seed 59

Best Girl 6 (2019) - seed 4

Defunct Tournaments[edit | edit source]

Bilibili Moe 2015[edit | edit source]

Round of 128 Groups

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

Bracket Stage

Bilibili Moe 2017[edit | edit source]

Round of 128 Groups

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

Bracket Stage

Anime Saimoe Tournament[edit | edit source]



Gallery[edit | edit source]

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Honours[edit | edit source]



Bilibili Moe

Non-Contest Honours

External links[edit | edit source]

Beware of spoilers.

Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate Testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Gokou Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori Itsuka Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru Chitanda Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi Katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem.png Rem · 2019: Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden · 2020: Yukino Yukinoshita · 2021: ???
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem.png Rem · BG6: Asuna Yuuki 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 Saber · 2016: Rem.png Rem · 2017: Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu.png Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng.png Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Sakura Kinomoto 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 Aisaka Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki Onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka Kaname 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 Aisaka Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura Akemi Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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