Kagurazaka Asuna Profile
As one of the main characters of the series, Asuna has been known to have quite a short temper and frequently her actions are a bit rash, but at the same time, has some aspects that display her maturity, especially when it comes to doing the right thing. Although at first she really detests Negi, over time she becomes like a big sister role model to him, as she does resemble Negi's sister Anya in a way. Her background is somewhat of a mystery, since she was orphaned at a young age. Yet, as she learns more about Negi, some things do occur that suggest clues to her past. One of the few students who has an job outside of the school. Although she isn't exactly a bright student, she is shown to have strong fighting skills and is a compassionate person when it comes to people that are important to her.
She is an orphan who was allowed into the school free by the school dean, yet still tries to pay towards her schooling with her wages earned delivering newspapers. She is very bullheaded and quick to resort to violence (especially towards Negi), though she is very protective of those close to her. Asuna has a crush on her former homeroom teacher, Takahata, and she spends a significant amount of time attempting to become closer to him. She bonds with Negi after he becomes her teacher, though she is initially wary of him. Asuna is the first character in the Girl's class to discover the existence of magic and the first to gain magic abilities via a Pactio.
It is later revealed to Evangeline and Negi that she is actually Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia, a princess of the fallen country of Ostia, who was saved by Nagi and his group. She occasionally will have dreams regarding her past, but cannot recall them at will due to Takahata erasing her memory. Negi states that she has the same look and smell as Nakane Springfield and has the natural ability to cancel magic, which is an exceedingly rare ability; the alternate continuity anime Negima! shows Asuna making a pact with a demon and gaining the ability, but it's true origins are unknown. A number of Asuna's character traits and design are inspired by Naru Narusegawa from Love Hina, Ken Akamatsu's previous work, including her attraction to an older man and violent personality towards the protagonist. While she claims to hate children, she is easily the closest in the class with Negi, enough to make a significant number of her fellow classmates believe the relationship is romantic, which she strongly denies.
After forming a pactio with Negi, she gains the artifact Ensis Exorcizans, which can take the form of either a harisen or a massive sword that she can easily use and enhances her natural ability to cancel magic. Initially, she can only summon the harisen on command, and the sword only appears in desperate situations; however, she later is able to better control it. The harisen is useless against non-magic foes, but after training, she becomes very skilled with the sword. Although initially lost with her memories, the ability returns with the assistance of Albireo. She is voiced by Akemi Kanda in the anime adaptation, and by Luci Christian in the English adaptation. She is portrayed by Sara Wakatsuki in the live action adaptation.