Aka: Auna, Flash

Gender: Female
Hair Color: Brown
Rank #18
Rank #32

Greatly skilled with a rapier and a member of the Knights of the Blood, Asuna the Flash is one of thousands of players trapped in Sword Art Online. The girl is famous in the game for her beautiful looks, battle prowess, and long, chestnut-colored hair. Additionally, Asuna’s cooking skill is maxed out at the highest level, enabling her to prepare top-quality dishes.

Asuna normally wears a gloomy and serious expression but lightens up around the few people whose company she enjoys, like her friend Lizbeth. She repeatedly crosses paths with lone swordsman Kirito, typically when she's focused on guild duties such as clearing the latest floors of SAO’s dungeons or patrolling towns.

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Anime Roles

Sword Art Online Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization Secondary
Sword Art Online: Alicization - Reflection Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Secondary
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld: Part II Main
Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Recap Main
Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Main
Sword Art Online II Main
Sword Art Online II: Debriefing Minor Non-Speaking Role
Sword Art Online II: Sword Art Offline II Main
Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale Main
Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale - Sword Art Offline Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive Main
Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline Main
Sword Art Online: Sword Art Offline - Extra Edition Main

Manga Roles

Sword Art Online 4-koma Main
Sword Art Online: Aincrad Main
Sword Art Online: Aincrad Night of Kirito Secondary
Sword Art Online: Calibur Main
Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Main
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Main
Sword Art Online (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary Main
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Barcarolle of Froth Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive - Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo Main
Sword Art Online: Progressive (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online: Project Alicization Main
Sword Art Online Side Stories (Light Novel) Main
Sword Art Online SS: Calibur SS-han (Light Novel) Main

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YoGirlLeona Feb 20, 2021

Absolute best girl, and nobody is really credible in the position to claim that Asuna's and Kirito's relationship isn't valid and that they don't love each other. Love has many shapes and forms, and it means differently to different people. I will claim that love is nonexistent if abuse occurs, which is not apparent in their relationship.

Asuna and Kirito are suggested to be equals in combat abilities, and they're both suited for each other. Although their relationship was used as a form of escapism during Sword Art Online; I believe that they did love each other later on, instead of just using each other. And I know that Asuna's character is relatively inconsistent in each arc, it still doesn't change the fact that her character received more development and characterization as the plot progresses. Also people are dynamic, nobody has one consistent personality as it changes during moods or circumstances; and if they do, it's a persona that they are enforcing. The only thing that remains is the person who you are, not situational behavior in situational circumstances, like who you're around and how you feel. That's my two cents regarding that whole ordeal.

meextravagant Feb 2, 2021

When she first appeared, I was excited about her. Her introduction was strong and mysterious. When she was revealed, I sfound her cool. This quickly proved to be a lie. Asuna's ablity is highly debatable as she is shown as incredibly weak. She can't fight a single one of her fights without Kirito's help and simply proves to be a clingy character. Her as a love interest was an incrdible disappointment and she should not have been paired with Kirito. 

HitlersArtTeacher Jan 8, 2021

I would argue Asuna is the best character in Sword Art Online other than Quinella. Her presence in the narrative is the most consistent, and the author has invested more time into complexifying her character psychology.

However, it does not render one "dumb" to perceive an interpersonal relationship in a different light. Personally, I do not see how Kirito and Asuna's relationship resembles love in the slightest. They never expressed any admiration for each other's personalities, which is a staple in a relationship. They also stated numerous times they could not live without each other, which indicates dependence rather than love. Placing pressure on one's partner in this manner means making oneself an uninvited liability to said partner. Finally, their "love" was very hurried; they barely conversed until late into the Aincrad arc. I speak from both an empirical and logical standpoint in stating no legitimate connection between people entails co-dependent, addictive, or obsessive behavior. Finally, when she and Kirito date, all they speak of is video-games.

I understand why Asuna and Kirito were clingy in Aincrad. They were all they really had, and they are powerful and reliable. They are both sensors in accordance to the Myers-Briggs dichotomy of personality, which naturally brings people together. The problem is they never grew out of their unhealthy mannerisms. If they had, it is possible their relationship could have grown into a genuine bond of mutual love. It is too late to redeem them now, it seems. They are, to this day, co-dependent, addictive, and obsessive. If love contains any of these traits, it is not love. This is my perspective, however. Love is no more than an endocrinological reaction, so the abstract nuances we append to it are ultimately subjective, man-made constructs, which is why insulting the intelligence of others due to a disparity in subjective interpretation is pointless.

ReviewBonfire Nov 20, 2020

The first couple of episodes made her look interesting.

But after that, she became almost just a joke. For some flat dialog, some cheap pairing with Kirito and then fan service. Now I don't even know if she's the protagonist or just another part of his weak harem.

Merieanime Oct 12, 2020

I just wanna know why she is still dating Kirito?????

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