|竜城 明日香 (Tatsuki Asuka)
|Japanese: Asami Seto
|Release Date (JP):
|August 22, 2017
|Release Date (NA):
|June 25, 2019
Asuka Tatsuki is one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record
|Blue Magatama (Obi)
|Powers and Abilities
|Discipline (Temporary Obedience)
|“Please let my cousin become a police officer.”
|Unnamed father, Unnamed male cousin, unnamed uncle
|Mizuna Girls' School, Tenth Grade
|Kamihama Magia Union
|Spirit Enhancement Data
An assistant Naginata instructor at the Ryushinkan Dojo and Magical Girl. As the only child of the Dojo Master, she trains hard every day. She is disciplined, but also absentminded, and that absentmindedness can get her into trouble.
The Doppel of assault. Its form is a war drum. The master of this emotion is eager to become stronger through her Doppel's power. It energizes itself with the beat of its drum and sends out orders to turn its allies into valiant warriors. However, it also shares its master's hastiness, so once the order is given, its allies are forced to perform an act of utter disgrace against their will. Its reputation with its allies is terrible as a result of this unreasonableness. It is difficult to handle as, like its master, it attempts to kill itself after committing a blunder.
|Warning, this section contains spoilers.
The story begins with Asuka swinging her naginata in front of Felicia Mitsuki and Sasara Minagi. Felicia asks if she's training. Sasara explains that Asuka met a magical girl named Nanaka Tokiwa, who Felicia recognizes. Apparently Nanaka told Asuka something important but she forgot all about it. According to Sasara, Asuka believes that training will help her remember. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work. Asuka reaches into her memories and remembers that Nanaka talked about either a witch, Kamihama City, or a new magical girl. Saying she failed, Asuka says she will self-flagellate herself. Sasara tells her to stop and not to hurt herself. She then suggests trying different methods.
Looking on the internet, Sasara found that physical activities like swimming, running, and yoga can help recover memories. The girls start with swimming, but it doesn't work. Sasara suggests eating soy can also jog memories. Asuka decides to have soy milk, but wonders if Felicia and Sasara are just having fun with her. The girls try multiple methods, but none of them work. Sasara even buys a brain training puzzle book, but Asuka says she isn't good at those.
Asuka says she'll self-flagellate again, but Sasara says hurting yourself is forbidden. Sasara asks why Asuka can't just talk to Nanaka again, but Asuka believes asking Nanaka to repeat what she said to be shameful. Sasara tells Felicia that Asuka doesn't back down when she's like this, just like when she made a wish to become a magical girl. Asuka says she can't tell that story, but then says she'll tell it herself before Sasara says anything weird. Asuka narrates that she thinks Sasara is teasing her.
Asuka explains she's the daughter of a family that runs a swordsmanship dojo in Mizuna Ward, named "Ryuushinru". Around two years ago, Asuka's cousin intended to take the recruitment test to become a policeman. However, his father then ran for mayor. Asuka's cousin explained to her that the old mayor retired and his father was asked to run. Asuka's cousin muttered that he didn't think his father was a good man, but Asuka didn't hear. Instead, her cousin asked for help with the campaign. Asuka family would become part of her uncle's election staff.
Unfortunately, Asuka's uncle was caught giving out envelopes with cash in order to buy votes. Asuka's cousin claimed he should have seen it coming and apologized for getting Asuka involved. He also said that he won't be able to come to the dojo until things settled down. Asuka asked about the policeman recruitment test, but her cousin insists it will be fine. However, Asuka believed he wouldn't be able to become a policeman because society would judge him for his father's crimes. (It's hardly an unreasonable fear in Japan). It was then that Asuka came to Kyubey and made a wish: "Please let my cousin become a police officer".
Sasara explains that Asuka became a magical girl because of that one belief, but Asuka says the incident never came up again. Felicia says Asuka is thoughtless, prompting Asuka to say she'll self-flagellate again. Sasara tells her to stop saying that. The girls then think about how to judge Asuka's memory again. Asuka says she has a plan. She narrates that she didn't want to resort to this, but there's no other way. Asuka's plan is...to have Felicia hit her in the head with her hammer.
Sasara says this a horrible, dangerous idea. Asuka doesn't care. Sasara asks Felicia to say something, but Felica asks how many times should she hit Asuka. Asuka asks Felicia to hit her until she remembers. Sasara says she can't do this, but Felicia says she'll go easy on her. Asuka tells her to begin. Felicia hits her, though she insists she didn't hut her full on. Sasara runs to Asuka and asks if she's okay, and if she remembers. Asuka says she remembers...not paying attention to what Nanaka said. Asuka admits she was hurrying to the train station at the time and didn't really hear what Nanaka had to say.
Giving up, the girls go find Nanaka. Nanaka asks if Sasara and Asuka are friends with Felicia. Sasara says that they are sort of working together. When Nanaka says that's splendid, Felicia asks if she's picking a fight. Nanaka says she's glad Felicia found some friends. Asuka then asks Nanaka about what she said to her earlier. Nanaka says that Asuka seemed to be in a hurry that day, and they told each other they would talk about it later. When questioned, Nanaka says it does have something to do with a magical girl, a witch and Kamihama. Nanaka then holds out...a flyer for a flower arrangement exhibition held by Nanaka's family's flower arranging school "Kashinryuu".
Nanaka explains that she wanted all the magical girls to attend, that it's the first time they're holding this event in Kamihama, and that every now and then they should forget about witches and relax a bit. Nanaka admitted she intended to mail Asuka the flyer but she forgot. Nanaka apologizes and hopes it wasn't an inconvenience. Asuka gives a small laugh, while Felicia is annoyed that Nanaka's information wasn't important at all. Asuka says she'll now self-flagellate.
Asuka then narrates she would later attend the exhibition and find it gorgeous. She also claims to have learned from this and will train her memory.
Emiri Kisaki and Rika Ayano have bumped into Asuka and are amazed at how cute her outfit is. They ask if she’s dressed up for a special occasion but Asuka tells them this is how she normally dresses. Asuka asks if they aren’t teasing her but Emiri is just surprised that the crazy samurai girl is actually quite fashion forward and tells her enthusiastically that she could follow the path of fashion as well. Asuka admits she does like to follow fashion trends and wonders where the path of fashion could lead her. Rika thinks she could become a fashion leader and Asuka imagines herself as a mentor, giving out fashion advice to those in need. That’s enough to convince her to open her own consultation stand where she doles out fashion advice and solves people’s fashion problems, eventually leading up to her opening a dressmaking department at her dojo. Sasara bops her on the head and tells her that’s enough.
Sasara had been waiting for Asuka to show up for the longest time only to find her chatting away with Emiri and Rika. Asuka apologizes for making her wait in the cold. Sasara tells her, even if she wanted to, she couldn’t feasibly just open up a fashion advice stand and expect to be successful at it right away. She doesn’t exactly have a track record for fashion just yet so it’ll be hard to get people to listen to her advice even if they were to solicit it. Asuka realizes she’s right, but she wants to help Sasara pick out her next outfit at least. Sasara tells her that’s a good way to start building up a reputation and offers to help spread word of her fashion sense after she gets her a good outfit. She then tells her they better hurry if they still want to catch that movie, but Asuka has already rushed off to the nearest fashion boutique instead.
- Magical Halloween Theater
- Happy New Year at the Mizuna Shrine!
- Wait, You Got It Wrong!
- "I'm always the star!"
- Summer With Mikazuki Villa
- Kamihama Cheese Panic!
- Mitama's Special Training - Asuka Episode
- Kamihama Twinkle Rarity Star
- The Flowers' Lament (Cameo)
- Warming Valentine ~Until your thoughts reach you~
- Kamihama Kawaii Collection
- Where is Ashley Taylor's Japanese Horror!?
- Magia Clash!
Magical Girl Story Appearances
- The characters of her last name mean "dragon" (竜) and "castle" (城) respectively.
- The characters of her first name mean "tomorrow" (明日), and "incense" (香) respectively.
- Her illustrator is Ume Aoki
- She bears many similarities to Yachiyo Nanami. Both are Aqua Balance-Types with Defense Growth patterns and 3 Blast discs. Both use spears, have their Soul Gem located near their stomachs, feature yellow stars on their design, wear body armor and also have high platform sandals. Both of their Soul Gems have a crescent shape. Finally, both have dark blue hair with bangs cut right above their eyes, side bangs that reach down to their chest, and have it cut long in the back.
- The differences in these similarities are also interesting - as all of Yachiyo's Blast Discs are horizontal, while Asuka's are vertical. Yachiyo's body armor covers her chest and shoulders and is inspired by western breast plates, while Asuka's covers her stomach and legs, and is inspired by Samurai armor.
- Furthermore, Asuka has a number of things that suggest that she was meant to play a larger role, for similar reasons as Karin Misono (who was given a prominent role in Arc 2). Just like other major characters, she is designed by Ume Aoki, has unique transformation music, has a 'flower field' Memoria, and her sprite ID is right next to the rest of the main characters. The reason for her significantly reduced presence is unknown, and the closest thing she has of a major contribution for the main story is that her dojo is chosen as the Kamihama Magia Union's main conference hall when they need to gather their number.
- The Doppel's name, Henrietta is feminine form of the male name Henry.
- The Papa New Year's Memoria refers to a "yakuman". This is a particularly high-value hand in mahjong that is extremely difficult to achieve, akin to a royal flush.
Art by Papa. (Source)
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|**Unique to Asuka Tatsuki**
When the mind is unjust, the sword is sure to follow. She has honed her skills to that mantra, that she might one day inherit her family's historic dojo. Her straightforward attitude and highly polished swordsmanship have nearly reached the level where she can do just that.
|"My mornings start with cleaning the dojo... then a thousand practice swings! Like this! But~! It's not a matter of just swinging your sword around... you're sharpening your senses, and checking your movements one by one is vital! When these moves have been drilled into your body, you'll be able to use them during actual combat!"
|"As the acting master of Ryuushinryuu (True-Dragon style), it is my duty to protect and promote the dojo, and as one with power, it is my destiny to defeat evil and bring justice. I will not forgive acts of evil!"
|"Oh, what cute customers! Are you elementary school students?"
"You came to see us because of the flyers! They were worth making!" "Thank you for coming. Yes, please have some chocolate!It's absolutely delicious, so why not take a bite?"
|A cute girl that looks very similar to a certain person that everyone knows.
Where did this child come from? The child from the rumors? I can’t stop my interest in you from pouring out, what do you like about your home?The girl smiles at the surrounding crowd, can she make 100 friends?
|**Unique to Asuka Tatsuki (New Year's Dragon God ver.)**
I wanted to be right, I tried to be right.
I've always lived my life in the straight and narrow, so I never doubted it. I wondered if the righteousness I believed in was true or not, and what is righteousness?When I faced myself for the first time, I realized that I couldn't see anything.
|What is right? What should I do? I didn't know the correct answer for the longest time.
However, if you look at your core, at what's important, a guidepost will appear. Even if it's not the only answer, if there's something you can believe in,then the gavel will surely respond to your wishes.
|"Please take a look, Sasara-san! It's great luck against demons!"
"Oh, that's amazing!... But it's like they keep saying 'don't rush'..." "The contents are bitter even though it is a great blessing in disguise.... but it's a good story if you can settle down!""If I could do that, I wouldn't have any troubles..."
|To believe in righteousness and to go straight ahead,
even if it is sometimes wrong, it is the only way for me, and if this is my righteousness, then I will keep going,following my heart, following the righteousness I believe in.
|When I close my eyes and breathe deeply, my noisy emotions calm down,
but even if I gain composure, behind my eyelids I see only the sight of your back receding into the distance.Eventually I'll open my eyes and stand up with a heart that feels like it's about to start running.
|"Dragon, Bird, Tiger, Turtle...! You've gotta take care of this, Iroha-chan!"
"They protect the East, West, South, and North, so we should be safe!" "What should I do to protect it! This is a formation that should be on the offensive!It's going to be a fulfilling year with a 4 guardian yakuman!"
- Recording of Asuka's Transformation Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Asuka's Magia Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Asuka's Doppel Video on Youtube (JP)
Side Story and Costume Story Videos
- Recording of Asuka's MSS on Youtube (JP): Episode 1/3, Episode 2/3, Episode 3/3
- Recording of Asuka's Winter Outfit Story on Youtube (JP)