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Asuka Kazama (風間 飛鳥 Kazama Asuka?) is a character in the Tekken series who was first introduced in Tekken 5 and she has returned for every subsequent game in the series. Asuka is a hot-headed schoolgirl from Osaka, and a member of the Kazama Clan. While she was originally purported to be the cousin of Jin Kazama and the niece of Jun Kazama, Katsuhiro Harada has suggested their family relation is more complicated than that.[6]

Biography[]

Asuka is a member of the Kazama family and a practitioner of Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts. She was trained in her family's traditional martial arts style from a young age, and always possessed a strong sense of justice. She became well known around Osaka for breaking up fights in the neighborhood.

One day, she returned home and discovered that her father's dojo had been wrecked. The students present at the time of the attack told Asuka that a Chinese man had beaten them and hospitalized her father. Several days later, a detective from Hong Kong, Lei Wulong, arrived to investigate the incident and told Asuka that the perpetrator would likely be entering the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. In the name of justice, Asuka decided to enter as well.[7]

Asuka defeated Lili at the tournament,[8] but was unable to find Feng Wei. The lack of closure frustrated Asuka, but her life gradually returned to normal. This peace was soon disrupted by the onset of war across the globe, however. Asuka learned that she was a relative of Jin Kazama, leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu, the conglomerate responsible for engineering the conflict. When the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 was announced, Asuka entered with the intention of taking Jin down.[9]

Asuka did not encounter Jin at the sixth tournament. Some time after, she received a phone call from Lili, who had begun to consider herself as Asuka's rival. Lili told Asuka that she had registered her for the King of Iron Fist Tournament 7 and told her she was looking forward to their fight. Though enraged by Lili's presumptuous behavior, Asuka decided to attend the tournament.[10] Asuka defeated Lili. One day, however, Asuka came home to discover that Lili had purchased her family’s dojo, even decorating it in roses.[11]

Asuka did not compete in the main stage of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 8, but Lili brought her along to the event to spectate her own match.[12] Here, Asuka witnessed Kazuya Mishima’s ascent to his True Devil form. When Lili offered to take Jin Kazama to Yakushima so that he could act on guidance provided to him, Asuka accompanied them in Lili’s private jet.[13] She and Lili performed reconnaissance on Yakushima to locate Kazuya's G Corporation forces.[14] During the battle between Yggdrasil and G Corporation's forces, Asuka and Lili intervened in a fight between Alisa Bosconovitch and G Corporation’s Jack-8, disabling it before it could defeat Alisa.[15]

Personality[]

Asuka has a brash, forthright personality and a strong sense of justice and integrity. Asuka enjoys fighting; this can be seen in her Tekken 5 interlude with Feng Wei where, upon defeating him, she decides to remain in the tournament in order to "have fun". Additionally, her Tekken 5 prologue artwork implies that she sometimes fights the perpetrators herself in the course of her 'gang mediation' - her Tekken 5 prologue text backs this up further, describing Asuka as a "nosy kid" who likes to solve other people's problems, "usually by knockout". Her pre- and post-match quotes also demonstrate her confidence. According to her Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending, she goes around looking for gang fights to mediate in Shinsekai, which has a reputation for being Osaka's most dangerous neighborhood.[citation needed]

Asuka becomes riled by certain actions and people, though this is often with good reason and not without provocation. She is most consistently frustrated by Lili, her self-declared rival, who frequently imposes herself on Asuka and meddles in her business.

Appearance[]

Asuka has brown eyes and chin-length brown hair in a feathered cut with a side-parted fringe.

Outfits[]

Main article: Asuka Kazama/Outfits

Story[]

Tekken 5[]

Manual, NTSC
Ever since she was a child, Asuka received training in Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts from her father. One day, Asuka's father was roughed up and sent to the hospital. A police detective told Asuka the perpetrator was likely to enter the tournament, so she decided to enter as well.[16]

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Tekken 5 Asuka Interludes

Manual, PAL
From childhood, Asuka received training in Kazama Style martial arts from her dear father at his dojo. Along with his other students, Asuka's father taught her how to defend herself and instilled in her strong beliefs in justice and integrity. But when an unknown assailant one day attacked the dojo's students and put her father in hospital, Asuka's life changed forever. A Hong Kong police detective investigating the incident informed Asuka that the perpetrator was likely to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, so, in the name of justice, she decided to enter as well. [17]

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Manual, PAL Asuka has received training in Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts her whole life. Born with a strong sense of justice, Asuka was well known around Osaka for breaking up fights in the neighborhood. [18]

Official Strategy Guide
As a child, Asuka received training in Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts from her father. Born with a strong sense of justice, Asuka was well known around Osaka for breaking up fights in the neighborhood.

Upon returning home one day, Asuka found that pupils of her father had been roughed up. She learned from her father's pupils that an unknown Chinese man showed up at the dojo, severely beat them, and sent her father to the hospital.

Several days later, an Interpol detective from Hong Kong came to investigate the incident, mentioning that the suspect was most likely planning to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament. Upon hearing this, Asuka decided that she, too, would enter the Tournament.[7]

Prologue
Asuka Kazama. She was taught Kazama-style Martial Arts by her father. She was known as a nosy kid who liked to fix other peoples' problems, usually by knockout.

Asuka came home one day to find that an unknown man had destroyed the dojo and put her father in the hospital.

A detective from Hong Kong tells her the man will be in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5. This one is personal...[19]

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Tekken 5 Asuka Epilogue (Subtitled)

Ending Description
Asuka defeats Jinpachi Mishima, who dissolves into dust. Devil Jin, who was defeated by Jinpachi prior to Asuka's fight with him, is unconscious on the ground. As he lies there, his horns and wings recede, leaving a half-transformed Jin. Asuka rushes to Jin and begins shaking him by the shoulders in an attempt to wake him up. As she does so, the markings on his chest disappear as well, implying that Asuka's proximity may have a nullifying effect on the Devil Gene.

Finally, Jin awakens in his fully human form. Alarmed at his unfamiliar surroundings, Jin tries to stand up quickly, tripping over Asuka and landing face-first between her breasts. They remain there for a few long moments before Jin finally sits up. Asuka, embarrassed at first, becomes gets angry and demands that Jin explains himself. Jin appears oblivious to the event and continues to wonder where he is. Believing this to be a front, Asuka angrily power-punches Jin into a large rock, calling him a pervert and then storming off, leaving Jin asking, "What was that all about?" Immediately after, a tiny rock falls on top of his head and knocks him back out.

Tekken 6[]

Official Strategy Guide
Asuka participated in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 in order to fight Feng Wei; he sent her father to the hospital in a heap. She was unable to find Feng Wei at the tournament, and her life gradually returned to normal.

Sadly, peaceful days were swept away in the wake of global pandemonium. After learning that she is related to Jin Kazama, the leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu and the man behind the chaos, Asuka decided to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 to bring him to accountability.[20]

Prologue
Asuka participated in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 in order to fight Feng Wei, who had sent her father to the hospital, but was unable to find him. Lei Wulong, who had also been after Feng, returned to Hong Kong, leaving Asuka with feelings of discontent over the lack of closure. Nevertheless, Asuka's life had gradually returned to normal. However, those peaceful days quickly fell apart after conflict engulfed the globe. After learning that the leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu and the man behind the chaos, Jin Kazama, is a relative, Asuka decides to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 to defeat him.[9]

Version 3
Asuka entered The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 in order to avenge her father, who was injured by Feng Wei, but to her dismay, he was nowhere to be found, and, as the tournament ended, she returned to her calm and normal life disappointed.

However, her life didn't stay peaceful for long, as Asuka discovered that Jin Kazama was the man responsible for the terrible war going on all over the world. She enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 in order to capture Jin Kazama.[citation needed]

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Tekken 6 - Asuka Kazama Ending

Ending Description
Asuka hastily peddles her bike and exclaims that she is going to be late for school. Before she can make it through the school gates, Lili's limousine pulls up in front of them, blocking her. Asuka yells in surprise, and crashes her bike, making her lunch fall to the ground. Lili gets out of the limo in her school uniform, and states that her first day at school is completely ruined. Asuka angrily yells at her, "Are you some sort of idiot?!" The two of them begin to fight, exchanging powerful blows with each other. Lili's driver quickly gets out of the limousine and flees as the fight continues.

Tekken 7[]

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TEKKEN 7 - Asuka Kazama Ending & Intro (TEKKEN 7 Character Endings)

Official Website Profile (English)
*This profile first appeared in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Daughter of the Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts School and known as "Gang Mediator" in her hometown. Ever since she involved herself in a certain street fight, Lili has viewed her as a rival. She knows that Jin Kazama, head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, is her cousin and vows to take him down.[21]

Official Website Profile (Japanese)
Since their last match at The King of Iron Fist Tournament, Asuka finds herself constantly being pushed around by Lili, who sees her as a rival.

Tiring of the rich girl’s games, Asuka decides to participate in the latest tournament and settle the score.[22]

Prologue
Since they first fought at the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Asuka felt that Lili was taking the whole rivalry nonsense a little too seriously. Asuka recalled Lili's phone call out of the blue a few days earlier:

"Hello, Asuka. I am sure you have heard the news that the King of Iron Fist Tournament is starting again soon. Worry not, I have already been gracious enough to register you for the competition. No trying to weasel out of it, you hear? I am ever so looking forward to fighting you."

As Asuka let her rage toward Lili's presumptuousness fly down the phone, Lili hung up. Fed up of being treated like a rich girl's plaything, Asuka thought that maybe if she beat Lili, the conceited little princess would leave her alone. Then again, maybe not...

Asuka wondered how she could resolve the situation but came up with nothing. Eventually, she decided to go along with Lili's plan and enter the tournament.[10]

Ending Description
After defeating Lili, Asuka is shocked by her rival's announcement that she has purchased Asuka's father's dojo and is planning on moving in with them. As Asuka shouts at her to explain herself, Lili waltzes around saying that she will learn the Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts and rebuild the dojo to its former glory. Lili also reels off all the information she has learned about Asuka, including her knowledge about the incident with Feng Wei and Asuka's relation to Jin Kazama. Asuka shouts in protest, demanding an explanation, and chases after Lili as they leave the arena.

Tekken 8[]

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TEKKEN 8 - Asuka Kazama Gameplay Trailer

Official Website Profile (English)
Asuka Kazama is a master of Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts and is a well-known mediator.

She once defeated the young heiress Lili at The King of Iron Fist Tournament, but after that victory, Asuka got the feeling she was being followed wherever she went.

Lili's increasingly irrational behavior escalated day by day. One day Asuka came home to discover her dojo was bought by Lili and covered in rose decorations.

But these days of farcical shenanigans are about to come to an end with G Corp's global invasion. [11]

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Tekken 8 - Asuka Character Episode Ending

Character Episode Prologue
One day, Asuka Kazama returned to the Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts dojo to find it completely changed.

Lili had purchased the property and decided to renovate the entire building with the rose ornamentation that she loved so much.

However, Lili was willing to restore the dojo to its former appearance if Asuka could defeat her at The King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Upon seeing the message, Asuka decided to join the upcoming tournament, swearing to take back her dojo.

"No kidding! You better believe I'll win this!"

Ending Description
After defeating Lili and winning the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Asuka gets her dojo back to the way it was before, and she hopes her disciples will return soon. Standing in front of the dojo, Asuka begins wondering where Lili had gone to. Suddenly, a mountain of dojo signs fall in front of Asuka, and Lili lands on top of them. Lili reveals that she came back to gloat once again, telling Asuka that she has crushed other dojos from all around Japan. Lili now realizes that buying Asuka's dojo was a mistake, and she intends to take her dojo by defeating Asuka in a fair fight for it instead. Though irritated at first, Asuka accepts Lili's challenge and they start fighting each other once more.

Summary of In-Game Events
Asuka is seen sitting down next to Lili in the spectator seats of the Coliseum of Fate, and Asuka is displeased about getting dragged to Rome to watch Lili compete in the King of Iron Fist Tournament held by Kazuya Mishima. Hwoarang arrives to take the seat behind her and Lili, trying to recall who Asuka is and asking if she is Jin's sister. Asuka facetiously thanks Hwoarang for looking after her brother before denying that this is their relation. As Hwoarang sits, Asuka asks him if he is on Jin's side, Hwoarang denies this and instead says that he is only here to make mincemeat of Kazuya.

After Yggdrasil and the United Nations stop the tournament, Asuka along with Lili and Hwoarang enter the center of the coliseum with the rest of the fighters. Soon after, Asuka tags along with Ling Xiaoyu, Panda, and Lili to escort Jin to Yakushima via Lili's airplane. Lili presents a family tree of the Kazama Clan, and Asuka asks Lili about Jun Kazama. Lili responds that the Kazama clan was wiped out seven years ago and Jun was never heard from again. As they are about to arrive at Yakushima, Asuka tells Xiaoyu and Panda to take Jin to the shrine on the island while she goes with Lili to run reconnaissance on the forces of G Corporation.

During the war on Yakushima, Asuka and Lili land on the battlefield to save Alisa and defeat the Jack-8 that was deployed by Nina Williams.

In the good ending, Asuka and Lili are seen bickering with one another at Smith Coffee in New York.

Other Appearances[]

Street Fighter X Tekken[]

Asuka appeared in the crossover game Street Fighter X Tekken as a playable character, her partner is Lili and their rivals are Chun-Li and Cammy. She is referred to as the "Kansai Peacemaker" in her character description.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2[]

Asuka is featured as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. She has her original moveset from Tekken 6 with a few new ones added and a wide range of special team alliances.

Profile
Daughter of the Kazama Traditional Martial Arts School and known as "Gang Mediator" in her hometown. Ever since she involved herself in a certain street fight, Lili has viewed her as a rival. She knows that Jin Kazama, head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, is her cousin and vows to take him down.

"When you resort to fighting, everyone loses."[23]

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Asuka's Ending

Ending Description

Two gangs encounter one another on the street and their leaders begin posturing. Asuka arrives at the scene to stop their arguing from escalating into a fight. Each gang has a member who mocks Asuka, but the gang leaders know of Asuka's reputation as 'Gang Mediator' and admonish their underlings for their insolence. The leaders apologize and they and their gangs bow to Asuka. Asuka encourages the gangs to make up with one another, but the gang leaders become distracted by leering at her chest. Asuka says they should be ashamed and sends them flying through the air with a strike. Asuka makes to leave, but overhears one of the remaining gang members calling her annoying. She kicks him in the face, telling him she doesn't appreciate being called annoying. Asuka hears another disturbance elsewhere and runs to attend to it, reminding the gangs to 'make nice' as she goes. The gangs stand to attention and reply, "Yes, ma'am!"

Special Alliance Partners:

Tekken Card Tournament[]

Asuka appears as a playable character in Tekken Card Tournament.

Tekken Revolution[]

Asuka appears in Tekken Revolution as a playable character.

Gameplay[]

Asuka is mainly a defensive character. She has one of the best keep-out games thanks to moves like her SS2, d+3+4, and many more. Her f+2 is also one of the best whiff punishers in Tekken. She also has arguably the best reversal and has a larger active window for reversal than other characters who require much better timing, such as Dragunov or Paul. On the other hand, the other characters' reversals do not leave them open for long if they miss the timing, while Asuka's reversal leaves her open for a significant amount of time if it is poorly timed. Her reversal also has the same weakness as all other reversal in that it is only effective against punches and kicks while other types of attacks such as elbows, knees, headbutts, shoulders, and weapon attacks will go through.

In addition to her reversal, she also has access to sabaki parries which give her full combos if she can correctly predict if an opponent is using a punch or a kick. This can make her particularly deadly against characters such as Steve and Hwoarang, who make much greater use of one over the other. Unlike the regular reversal which is effective against both punches and kicks, the sabaki cannot be chickened.

In Tekken 7, Asuka gains new moves that are more focused on her brawling-style than her Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts, such as Kagamino, Enchanted Circle, Burning Lantern, Yata Kagami, and her Rage Drive.

Fighting Style[]

Asuka fights using the Kazama style martial arts, the same as her relative Jun and while they share some moves, they have a lot of differences, to the point that one can't learn one and assume they can play the other. Asuka's style is more unorthodox and includes some street fighting elements while Jun's style is more by the book.

Moves[]

Asuka Kazama Moves

Quotes[]

Character Relationships[]

  • Mr. Kazama - Her father. She entered the fifth Iron Fist Tournament solely to avenge him. She intended to seek out the one who assaulted him.
  • Jin Kazama - An older relative, likely Asuka's first cousin.[24] She entered the sixth Iron Fist Tournament in order to apprehend and capture him. It is unknown whether or not she is still searching for Jin as of Tekken 7. In Tekken 8, she joins Jin's side against his father, Kazuya Mishima, and learns a presumed death of his mother, Jun during Ogre's attack seven years ago is the reason how his tragic life started.
  • Devil Jin - In her (non-canon) Tekken 5 ending, Asuka's proximity to Devil Jin causes him revert to Jin's human form. In Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign, encountering Asuka seems to cause Devil Jin to experience pain in his head.
  • Jun Kazama - A relative, likely Asuka's aunt.[24] They share the same Kazama Style martial arts background, but have vastly different personalities. They also share a mysterious power that seems to be able to dispel the power of the Devil Gene. Asuka is unaware that she has this power, and so far it has only been witnessed in her (non-canon) Tekken 5 ending. Asuka learns of Jun's fate, while escorting Jin to his birth home in Tekken 8.
  • Emilie "Lili" De Rochefort - Following Asuka's defeat of her in 'the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Lili deemed Asuka to be her rival. Asuka cannot stand Lili's conceited and stuck-up personality as well as her whimsical attitude. The two seem to be polar opposites: Asuka coming from a rather poor family, while Lili comes from a wealthy family; Asuka was trained in martial arts by her father since childhood, while Lili was self-taught in street fighting; and Asuka has a more rash, yet selfless personality as she fights for justice, while Lili has a graceful, yet spoiled personality as she fights for attention or personal interests. Lili also purchases Asuka's family dojo during the events of Tekken 7 while the dojo nears financial ruin. By Tekken 8, Asuka chooses to spend time with Lili, attending her tournament match to support her, and travelling with her to help Jin's cause. The two appear to have a much more friendly rivalry. Lili is Asuka's rival and companion in the (non-canon) Online Tekken Comic , and also her partner in Street Fighter X Tekken.
  • Feng Wei - The culprit behind her father's hospitalization prior to the events of Tekken 5. Asuka has since held a grudge against Feng Wei for destroying her father's dojo and putting him in the hospital, causing her family dojo to suffer a financial crisis.
  • Lei Wulong - The cop working on building a case against Feng. He informed Asuka of Feng Wei's participation in Tekken 5.
  • Alisa Bosconovitch - In Tekken 8, Asuka and Lili save Alisa from a JACK-8 during a battle at Yakushima. In the non-canon Online Tekken Comic, Alisa tried to kill Asuka. She later makes up with her and tells her the real purpose of her mission, cheerfully apologizing for the troubles she caused.
  • Raven - Asuka's opponent in the Tekken 5 demo. In Tekken 8, they both fight on Jin's side.
  • Leo Kliesen - In Tekken 8 they both fight for Jin against Kazuya. In the non-canon Online Tekken Comic, Leo is Asuka's friend.
  • Bob - In the non-canon Online Tekken Comic, Bob saved Asuka from being killed by Alisa.
  • Hwoarang - In Tekken 8, they canonically met each other in the spectator seats of the Coliseum of Fate in Italy, where Asuka was asked about her relation to Jin.

Etymology[]

  • The name Asuka means "to fly" () (asu) and "bird" ) (ka).
    • It was named after the Asuka river in Nara prefecture of Japan and this is because Katsuhiro Harada's parents live near there [1].
    • Fittingly, her default outfits feature a flying bird, her original outfit on the back and her Tekken 7 outfit on the left chest. When wearing her school uniform, she wears gloves which feature a flying bird.
  • Asuka's surname Kazama means "wind" () (kaze) and "interval" () (ma). Collectively, these kanji mean "while the wind is blowing". Kazama is a common Japanese surname.

Trivia[]

General:

  • In 2004, before releasing the game in the arcades, franchise developer Namco released images of three new characters as part of their Tekken 5 promotions. Amongst the new characters were Asuka, a Chinese martial arts master named Feng Wei, and a mysterious ninja named Raven.
    • Immediately afterwards, speculation began to spread about Asuka's role in the story and her possible relation to Jin Kazama.
  • Asuka's voice actress, Ryoko Shiraishi shares the same name with the singer who sang "Landscape Under the Ghost", the song that plays during the Tekken 2 credits roll, and the rearranged re-recorded version used in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.[25]
  • Asuka speaks with a Kansai dialect (Kansai is a region of western Japan encompassing major cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe). When she is annoyed, she commonly uses the words ドアホ (Do-aho meaning "super idiot") and しばいたる (shibaitaru which in kansai dialect means "to beat-up").
    • Harada said "She is typical of 'Japanese Osaka-city girl[s]'."[26]
  • Asuka was featured in the opening intro of every mainline Tekken game from her debut in Tekken 5 through to Tekken 6. She wore a different costume in each of these three openings.
  • It was revealed in Alisa's journal that Asuka is a substitute teacher at her father's dojo.[27]
  • Asuka is stated to be Jin's cousin in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion's Scenario Campaign[28], her Tekken Tag Tournament 2 profile,[23] and one of Xiaoyu's win quotes in Street Fighter X Tekken;[29]; however, Harada-san has stated on Twitter that she and Jin's family relation is "not that simple."[6]
  • In the non-canonical Tekken the Pachislot 2nd, Asuka and Lili are in Mishima High alongside Ling Xiaoyu.


Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:

  • Asuka's sub-boss is Feng Wei.
  • Asuka has two alternative costumes. Both of them are bought separately for 500,000 gold. One is a schoolgirl uniform, selectable by pressing the "Triangle" button, and the other is a geisha-like outfit, selectable by pressing the "Circle" button. In Dark Resurrection, these costumes are available from the start of the game, without having to purchase them.
    • Asuka's geisha-like outfit also gives her a tattoo on her inner left thigh that says 通天閣 (Tsūtenkaku). "Tsuutenkaku" is the name of a famous tower in Osaka, Asuka's hometown.
  • In Dark Resurrection, one of Asuka's customization items is Jun Kazama's hairstyle. She also has knee-high socks that are very similar to the ones that Jun wears with her Player One costume, with the only difference being that Asuka's are navy blue, while Jun's are pale blue.
  • It is implied that Asuka has the same ability as Jun to nullify the Devil Gene, as seen in her ending when she tries to wake Jin up and his devil attributes disappear.
  • In Tekken 5's trailer, Asuka has a few battle grunts that were never used in the released version.[30]

Tekken 6 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion:

  • Asuka's third outfit was designed by mangaka, Mamoru Nagano.
  • Asuka's Item Moves are a giant white paper fan and a bow and arrow.
  • Asuka is a boss at Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts Dojo.
  • In the Tekken 6 art book showing her 3P costume (the geisha-like outfit), she is seen choking Paul Phoenix with her scarf.
  • A plushie of Susumu Hori from the Bandai Namco series Mr. Driller can be found in the background of her prologue.
  • Her Stage 1 and Stage 2 opponents in the Arena mode are Lei Wulong and Feng Wei.
  • Multiple characters in Scenario Campaign state, directly or indirectly, that Asuka and Jin Kazama are cousins.[28]
  • On the official North American Tekken 6 website, Asuka was incorrectly identified as Jin's half-sister. This was corrected on the North American website, though the error was also present on the European website.[citation needed]

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • If the player pairs up Asuka and Jin, a special win pose shows Asuka offering a handshake, but Jin does not react to her gesture and walks away instead. She then glares at him. Another win pose shows Asuka pointing at him accusingly, but Jin walks past her. Once again, she glares at him.
  • Asuka also shares a win pose with Lili, where they high-five each other too hard and hurt their hands. They also share a "Continue?" cut scene where both girls keep slapping each other until Asuka finally knocks Lili down.
  • Asuka's partners in the Ghost Battle (in order from lowest to highest rank) are Feng Wei, Jun Kazama, Miharu Hirano, Emilie De Rochefort, and Jin Kazama.
  • Her ending is the first scene of the connected endings between herself, Lili, Miharu, Kuma, Panda, Alisa, and Xiaoyu.
  • Asuka is portrayed by Vivian Nguyen in the "Girl Power" trailer.
  • Her item move has her swing a hammer downward to smash the opponent. If the opponent is not in range, they will still be stunned by the attack's shockwave.


Tekken 7/Fated Retribution:

  • One of her default win animations has been revamped. Asuka dusts off her hands before placing them on her hips and walking away from her opponent, satisfied. A close-up of her smiling face is shown.
  • In the early versions of Tekken 7, a glitch occurred if Asuka performed Falling Rain followed by a Rage Art when her opponent's life was depleted by Falling Rain's fall damage. After the Rage Art, the round will not immediately end, but neither the opponent nor Asuka will take damage for the rest of the round. Asuka would be guaranteed the victory as the set of circumstances involved in triggering the glitch ensured that she would always have more life than her opponent by the end of the round's timer.
  • Asuka's unique customization item, a perching swallow, is most likely a reference to the opening of Tekken 5, where the same bird passes by Asuka before she jumps off the building while riding her bicycle.

Tekken 8

  • Asuka's cap can be knocked off during gameplay. This was not possible in earlier builds of the game, including the first Closed Network Test.
  • Asuka is able to be customized to wear Lili's Player 1 outfit from this game.
  • Asuka has a special intro with Lili and Feng Wei.
    • Lili sarcastically asks Asuka what her next excuse for losing will be, only for Asuka to respond that those were supposed to her words. The pair have a small stare-off before beginning the fight.
    • Asuka begins whirling her arm claiming that she's ready to beat up Feng now that they've met. Less than amused, Feng only gestures for her to fight before parrying her attempt to punch him.

Other:

Gallery[]

Main article: Asuka Kazama/Gallery

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
  2. ^ a b In-game Tekken 8 profile
  3. ^ Tekken 5 Official Japanese Website Profile.
  4. ^ See Jun Kazama's Tekken 8 Official Japanese Website Profile, which states that Ogre's attack took place 'seven years ago'. The Tekken 3 story write up states that this attack happened four years prior to the events of Tekken 3, thus six years prior to the events of Tekken 5 - 7.
  5. ^ Katsuhiro Harada @Harada_TEKKEN, Twitter, 4:21 PM Jun 13, 2024. Note that information is not stated in-game and only comes from a database of information provided by series developer Katsuhiro Harada.
  6. ^ a b See Katsuhiro Harada @Harada_TEKKEN, Twitter, 9:39pm Feb 22, 2013 and Katsuhiro Harada @Harada_TEKKEN, Twitter, 8:11pm Sept 30, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Tekken 5 Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games (2004), p20.
  8. ^ Lili's Tekken 6 In-Game Prologue.
  9. ^ a b Tekken 6 In-Game Prologue.
  10. ^ a b Tekken 7 Character Prologue.
  11. ^ a b Tekken 8 Official EU English Website Profile; Tekken 8 Official US English Website Profile.
  12. ^ Tekken 8: The Dark Awakens Story Mode, Chapter 5: A Fate Decided By Fists.
  13. ^ Tekken 8: The Dark Awakens Story Mode, Chapter 7: Despair.
  14. ^ Tekken 8: The Dark Awakens Story Mode, Chapter 8: Humble Beginnings.
  15. ^ Tekken 8: The Dark Awakens Story Mode, Chapter 10: All-Out Assault.
  16. ^ Tekken 5 Manual, p.35.
  17. ^ Tekken 5 PlayStation PAL Manual, p.17.
  18. ^ Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection PlayStation PAL Manual.
  19. ^ Tekken 5 In-Game Prologue.
  20. ^ Tekken 6 Official Strategy Guide, Brady Games (2009), p.58]; transcribed on Tekken Zaibatsu.
  21. ^ Tekken 7 Official English Website Profile.
  22. ^ Tekken 7 Official Japanese Website Profile.
  23. ^ a b Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U profile.
  24. ^ a b There are at least four instances in Tekken 6 that confirm Jin and Asuka to be cousins and Mr Kazama and Jun to be siblings. The only source saying otherwise is a tweet from Harada stating that the relationship is actually more distant. This has yet to be corroborated by any in-game material however.
  25. ^ Ryoko Shiraishi's Official Website.
  26. ^ Katsuhiro Harada @Harada_TEKKEN, Twitter, 4:11am Oct 1, 2011.
  27. ^ Lars Alexandersson Scenario Campaign Dialogues - Asuka Kazama.
  28. ^ a b See Lars Alexandersson/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Asuka Kazama, Jin Kazama/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Asuka Kazama, Alisa Bosconovitch/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Asuka Kazama and Hwoarang/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Asuka Kazama
  29. ^ Ling Xiaoyu/Quotes#Street Fighter X Tekken
  30. ^ https://youtu.be/CwX4uB5tKxE?t=121
  31. ^ Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - Tekken Series Collaboration Announce

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