|Franchise:||Kara no Kyoukai|
|Appears in:|| Kara no Kyoukai|
All Around Type-Moon
|Voice actor:|| Yukari Tamura (Drama CD)|
Ayumi Fujimura (Movies)
Azaka is Mikiya's younger sister, separated from her family and adopted by her uncle on her own request at a young age. When they were young, there was a person passed away who was very dear to Azaka and Mikiya. It was at this moment Azaka was attracted to Mikiya's kindness, falling in love with him despite their blood relation.
She attends Reien Girl's Academy (礼園女学院, reien jogakuin?) where she is classmates and friends with Fujino Asagami and Shizune Seo. She eventually returned from the Academy in her late teens, looking forward to seeing her brother, but instead met her love rival, Shiki Ryougi, for first time as Mikiya brought her home. She met Touko at some point, which also involved Tobimaru Tsukiji. She later became Touko's apprentice as a way to spite Shiki, and wished to become a magus in order to rival Shiki physically and mentally.
Azaka is a "tragic heroine" whose love, Mikiya, was snatched away before her eyes by Shiki. She had the false assumption that Mikiya would always be alone, so she buried her affection and played the role of the "good little sister." While she is a perfect model student, differing from Mikiya, her true colors are exposed around Shiki and Touko. She is a predator that always captured her prey, a wolf in sheep's skin, and because her love is pure and beautiful, although a little twisted, that is why it will not simply disappear. She becomes Touko's apprentice simply out of necessity to match Shiki, but they actually like each other's personalities. Only their relationships with Mikiya make it difficult for them to become good friends.
Azaka has long black hair and has blue eyes, like her brother. During school she wears the standard Reien uniform. Her casual clothes consists on a white shirt with a red tie, a brown waistcoat with a matching skirt.
Kara No KyoukaiEdit
In Kara no Kyoukai, she is a supporting character in most of the chapters. However in the 6th chapter Oblivion Recorder, she is the main character to investigate a certain incident. She was originally in limbo of being only marginally relevant to the story.
Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of PainEdit
Azaka and Fujino tried to meet her brother Mikiya in Ahnenerbe but Mikiya couldn't make it so he asked Shiki to pass down a message, much to Azaka's annoyance.
Chapter 1: Overlooking the SceneryEdit
In September 1998, she and Touko witnessed the suicide of Kirie Fujou. Azaka couldn't understand why she killed herself, and Touko comments that she just probably could not fly today.
Chapter 5: Paradox SpiralEdit
In November 1998, Azaka tried showing Mikiya and Shiki her magecraft using one of Touko's pens as a catalyst, however when Touko returned from her art exhibition, she scolded Azaka from using her magic in front of people and warned her that the magecraft would lose it's effectiveness if she got dependent on channeling it through an item.
Azaka then asked if Shiki is a man or woman, causing Shiki to leave, annoyed with the question. Azaka questioned how Mikiya viewed Shiki and Mikiya said he would still be interested even if she is a man. Azaka, disgusted with the answer, threw a book at Mikiya and left.
Chapter 6: Oblivion RecorderEdit
In January 1999, Touko contacted Azaka about a job where she would detect and eliminate the magus who is controlling the fairies in Reien Girl's Academy. However she has to work with Shiki, who has the ability to see them with her Mystic Eyes. They're investigating the case around Kaoru Tachibana's suicide in November.
While walking around the school, Shiki notices a fairy, and chases after it. Azaka, who cannot see the fairies, is left alone and is attacked by Misaya Ouji and has her memory stolen, only waking up in the evening with no memory of what has occurred. They discover that the magus using the fairies is trying to erase everyone's memories of the event, but the school has a written record of the investigation. Azaka goes alone to check out the suicide site in the old building, as Shiki does not want to wake up this early.
When she received word from Mikiya about Satsuki Kurogiri's abilities. she took Shiki's walkman and earphones. Because of this, Azaka is able to run past Kurogiri without being affected by his ability, and heads to the suicide site to discover all the students there in a trance, with lighted matches and open canisters of fuel, Ouji intending for them to commit suicide in the same manner as Kaori. Ouji and Azaka moved their battle to the chapel; Azaka uses her magecraft to burn Ouji's fairies, as though she can't see them, she can detect their heat with her abilities. Azaka then knocks out Ouji with a kick and moves to confront Kurogiri about his motives for giving Ouji the fairies, though she ultimately leaves him be.
After the incident was resolved and school resumed, Azaka was able to leave the academy to spend the day with Mikiya.
Azaka is a hatching magus under the guidance of Touko. She has no talent as a magus due to lacking Magic Circuits, but she is able to learn ignition spells due to her inborn ability of triggering spontaneous combustion. She wears a Mystic Code, Salamander Skin Gloves, given to her by Touko in combat to make up for her subpar spell-weaving skills. Shiki points out that thanks to her strength, Mikiya would not be able to resist if Azaka tries to force herself on him, as she herself is unable to push Azaka off of her.
Spontaneous Combustion (発火能力, hakka nouryoku?) is the "unexplained phenomenon" of human combustion, an ability closer to ESP, Pyrokinesis, than magecraft. She favors the spell, utilizing it as a method of attack to cause the target to self-combust rather than immolating the them directly. While there are many theories which explain Spontaneous Combustion, Azaka's is explained by an amalgamation of the Charged Corpus Theory and the Electromagnetism Theory. The Charged Corpus Theory suggests that the human body produces electrical current during states of psychological arousal, causing Spontaneous Combustion, while the Electromagnetism Theory suggests that Spontaneous Combustion is a result of an increased release of electrons in the atmosphere. All the incantations she uses to activate Spontaneous Combustion are musical notes, AzoLto, FoLLte, and MezoFoLLte, since Azaka comprehends magecraft and combat through music.
Her origin is "Taboo", straying away from the norms. She is fairly normal compared to Shiki, who has the Origin of "Nothingness" and is drawn towards death because of it. She only struggles to deviate from the norm because an Origin is merely a cause, and not something that dictates an individual as long as they don't become aware of it.
TYPE-MOON Fes. 10th Anniversary Q & A - Q: Do you have any plans of telling the story of how Azaka and Touko met? A: Ah, what's with these toxic loaded questions... the HP of Nasu's liver is already at zero! To be honest I do have plans to write a short story like Outside of the Universe, when I have the time. However, I just don't have that kind of time. By the way, Tsukiji will appear as well.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
Kokutou Azaka (Name)
A young girl in her late teens. A student of Reien Girls' Academy. The younger sister of Kokutou Mikiya. A hatching magus under the guidance of Touko.
A tragic heroine who was in love with Mikiya, but had him snatched away right before her eyes by Shiki due to her false assumption that Mikiya would always be alone. Because of this, Azaka trained with Touko as a way to spite Shiki.
Different from Mikiya, Azaka was the perfect model student. She buried her affection and played the role of the "good little sister" when around Mikiya, but to Shiki and Touko, her true colours were all but exposed.
She was a predator that always captured her prey, a wolf in sheep's skin. Her love was pure and beautiful, although a little twisted. Maybe this was why it would not simply disappear.
Although she had no talent as a magus (Magic Circuits), she was still able to learn ignition spells due to her inborn ability of triggering spontaneous combustion.
Since her spell-weaving skills were still not up to par, she wore the Salamander Skin Gloves that Touko gave her during combat.
She was in this limbo of being only marginally relevant to the story.
Spontaneous Combustion (Others)
The so-called unexplained phenomenon of human combustion.
It was the spell that Kokutou Azaka favoured. However, it was closer to ESP than magecraft. In terms of ESP, it would be called Pyrokinesis.
Spontaneous Combustion is a method of attack that causes the target to self-combust, rather than immolating the target directly.
There are many theories which explain Spontaneous Combustion, Azaka's Spontaneous Combustion can be explained by an amalgamation of the Charged Corpus Theory and the Electromagnetism Theory. The Charged Corpus Theory suggests that the human body produces electrical current during states of psychological arousal which causes Spontaneous Combustion, while the Electromagnetism Theory suggests that Spontaneous Combustion is a result of an increased release of electrons in the atmosphere.
All incantations used to activate Spontaneous Combustion were musical notes, since Azaka comprehended magecraft and combat through music.
- ↑ "Also, Shiki, who seeks death, has an Origin of Nothingness. Azaka, who struggles to deviate from the norm, has an Origin of Taboo. Although Shiki trod too close and is drawn by that impulse, isn't Azaka still pretty normal? After all, Origin is merely a cause, it is not something that dictates an individual --- provided that the individual does not become aware of it."(ちなみに死を求める式の起源は虚無で、律から外れようとする鮮花は禁忌という所か。式は近すぎるからその衝 動に引きずられているが、鮮花はいたって普通だろう？ 起源はあくまで因であって、個人を支配するものでは ないからだ。――何かの弾みで、それを自覚しないかぎりは)
|Azaka Kokutou • Cornelius Alba • Daisuke Akimi • Fujino Asagami • Hideo Hayama • Kaede Enjou • Kaori Tachibana • Keita Minato • Kirie Fujou • Lio Shirazumi • Mana Ryougi • Mikiya Kokutou • Misaya Ouji • Mitsuru Kamekura • Otoko Hotaruzuka • Satsuki Kurogiri • Shiki Ryougi • Shizune Seo • Souren Araya • Takayuki Enjou • Tomoe Enjou • Touko Aozaki|