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There's a character in the anime series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" named this, she's very annoying and independent but that's only to hide her insecurities.
-- Ritakins  2/25/2006
Often means "soaring bird" as well. Asuka is also the name of a Japanese historical period.
-- frozen_frogurt  4/28/2006
A famous bearer is Kodachi Kuno's rival, Asuka Saginomiya, in the anime/manga series Ranma 1/2.
-- DarkShizuka  7/18/2006
Can also mean "flying bird".
-- RumoZamonien  8/9/2006
Another famous bearer of the name Asuka is Asuka Fukuda, former member of Hello! Project group Morning Musume.
-- ketsuekitsubasa  11/8/2006
Asuka Hayashi, a Japanese singer, who has an extraordinarily mature voice, is one of the bearers.
-- pocho-mole  12/9/2006
This name has an awesome meaning!
-- Eilicea  1/3/2007
Asuka is a historical period in Japan (592-710).
-- Veronica Mikal  2/27/2007
Another famous bearer is Asuka Tenjouin fron the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
-- rikkai_tensai  4/17/2007
Very nice name.
-- reina  1/26/2008
"ka" would be better translated as fragrance than smell as it's generally meant to refer to a good smell rather than just any smell.

Also, many other kanji possibilities are available for Asuka.
-- abbasdaughter  3/10/2009
It's a very pretty name, but all I can think of is Shinji completely coming apart.
-- Wilted  4/12/2009
Asuka Tanii is a famous voice actress and Asuka is also the name of one of Kikyo's shikigami in InuYasha.
-- egyptianpanda  1/2/2010
This is my name! When we visit Japan, there are loads of little girls called Asuka, but here there aren't any at all! It has its ups and downs. It's pretty, but people never know how to pronounce it!
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2010
Pronounced "ahs-kah". The "u" is silent.
-- bedamijo  9/12/2012
In Senran Kagura one of the main characters is named Asuka. She's a really cheerful girl but that's kind of to hide her fear of not being able to live up to her grandpa's legacy as a good shinobi.
-- miyamosuiren  1/23/2016
Asuka Hoshino is a Japanese former gravure model, singer, actress and AV idol. Hoshino was born on December 5, 1986 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, but, while still in elementary school, she moved to the Kantō region. Her career started in 2004 when she was chosen as "Miss Weekly Shonen Magazine" in the annual Miss Magazine competition, and she subsequently appeared in the gravure video Asuka Hoshino Miss Magazine 2004. Between October 2004 and March 2006, she appeared in eight gravure videos and two photo books.
-- cutenose  1/15/2017
Asuka, used as the kanji "明日香" is currently 45th place in Japan, in terms of kanji (source:
-- cutenose  2/18/2017
Asuka Sakamaki is a Japanese former AV idol from Tokyo who was born on October 8, 1982. Sakamaki made her AV debut at nineteen years of age in May 2002 in the video First Class for Try Heart's Sexia label, the label under which she continued to appear in several more videos in 2002. Sakamaki's August 2002 video, Cosplasshin, was in the cosplay genre while her entry in Sexia's popular Sexy Teacher's Secret Spot series employed a traditional fictional narrative similar to early AVs and their pink film predecessors. The story had Sakamaki playing a sex-hungry teacher who seduces both her students and her co-workers. In the omnibus videos, ALL that's SEXIA and SEXIA Collection 2002, excerpts from Sakamaki's videos for Sexia during the year were combined with other stars for the company, including Naho Ozawa.
-- cutenose  2/27/2017

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