The main character of the story. He's very masculine and cool but secretly he loves girls' things. This, however, does not stop him from being necessarily tough on occasion- he can defend himself and his friends. When Asuka was young his father left his family because he wanted to become a woman. This affected Asuka's mother severely and when she saw that her son was starting to like girls' things she forced him to be masculine. Asuka also clearly states that while he likes girly things, he does not want to become a woman. When a new girl in school, Ryou Miyakozuka, is being bullied he defends her and afterwards falls in love with her. Among his talents, besides sports, includes cooking and sewing. He also enjoys reading the fictional manga "Love chick" which runs in "Hana to Mame"- a play of words on the actual manga magazine Hana to Yume- the sister magazine in which Otomen runs.