|Appears in:|| Chibichuki!|
|Japanese VA:||Fumie Mizusawa|
|English VA:||Minx Lee|
|Affiliation:||Homurahara Academy, Year 2 class A|
|Place of Origin:||Japan|
|Likes:||Video games in general|
|Talents:||Martial arts in general|
|Natural enemy:||Taiga Fujimura|
Ayako is from a family of martial arts and she is the older sister of Minori Mitsuduri. Ayako is a second year student in Homurahara Academy. She is a stellar athlete, and captain of the archery club that Taiga Fujimura advises. Ayako and Rin Tohsaka actively compete to see who will be the first to snag a boyfriend. Although she wants to find a boyfriend, it seems like she wants to stay single as long as possible.
Ayako forms a team with her classmates Kane Himuro and Ayaka Sajyou competed in the Homurahara Academy's ball games tournaments in a match of sepak takraw. They faced Shirou Emiya and his classmates Issei Ryuudou (who managed to gets both teams disqualified) and Shinji Matou.
People tend to think that she's mannish, but privately she's actually pretty girly. Of course, this clashes with her image so she doesn't go around advertising it, but she doesn't really think it's a big deal herself.
She is friends with both Shirou and Rin. While she treats Rin as her friend, she treats Shirou more like a rival. The three of them haven't noticed what a delicate relationship they have with each other. Even though her room at home looks more like it belongs to a little girl than a teenager, she has no qualms about inviting Rin over to hang out. After all, it's not that she has no interest in romance, it's just that she has a thing for older men. She holds the belief of a heroine that "Beauty must do martial arts".
In Fate/stay night, she is first seen in the prologue when Rin encounters her in the morning. She was practicing her archery for the first year. Ayako often asks Shirou to come to the archery dojo and watch them practice. She informs Shirou about Shinji bullying the male first year students when he was in a foul mood when Rin rejected him.
She was seen arguing with Shinji Matou in the Archery Dojo before her disappearance. She was later found unconscious in an alleyway in Shinto. She was victimized by Rider when Rider chased her down into a back alley and sucked her blood on the spot, in order to extract Prana. When Shirou asked if Shinji was involved, Shinji denies it.
Fate/hollow ataraxia Edit
In Fate/hollow ataraxia, she first appear in the prologue telling a ghost story about Mr. A. She is in her third year and has already retired from the captain position of the archery dojo. She's very uncomfortable around Rider, who shows a disconcerting attraction to her like an animal fond of its prey.
She makes a brief cameo appearance in Carnival Phantasm.
Creation and ConceptEdit
Her character design is based on Rider's earlier concept. During the preliminary stages of development, the scenario director was obsessed with a movie called "Vi(…)ck", and kept on insisting that Rider should be more like a certain black-caped character. Ayako's design was an attempt to meet his demands that unfortunately ended up being rejected. Nasu says that it is forbidden to say she resembles Shiki Ryougi.
- In the first Popularity polls of Fate/stay night in 2004, Ayako was ranked 11th.
- In the second Popularity polls of Fate/stay night in 2006, Ayako was ranked 17th.
- In the Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Ayako was ranked 60th.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13
 Fate/complete material II: Character Material - Characters: Ayako Mitsuduri, p.108-109 English | Japanese
Ayako Mitsuduri - The Archery club captain from a family of the martial arts
Character Data 020
Affiliation: Homurahara Academy, 2 Year class A
Three sizes: B83/W58/H83
Image Color: Orange
Talents: Martial arts in general
Likes: Video games in general
Dislike: Go, Shogi
Worst enemy: Taiga Fujimura
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
 Fate/side material - Encyclopedia: Mitsuduri Ayako [Person's name], p.075-076 English | Japanese
Ayako Mitsuduri [Person's name]
A female student in Class 2-A.
She is the captain of the archery club, and friends with both Emiya Shirou and Tohsaka Rin.
Well, Rin is her friend, while she treats Shirou more like a rival. The three of them haven't noticed what a delicate relationship they have with each other.
Her big-sisterly disposition exceeds even Rin's, and she's considered one of the top three students at Homurahara Academy to avoid picking a fight with.
People tend to think that she's mannish, but privately she's actually pretty girly.
Of course, this clashes with her image so she doesn't go around advertising it, but she doesn't really think it's a big deal herself.
Even though her room at home looks more like it belongs to a little girl than a teenager, she has no qualms about inviting Rin over to hang out. After all, it's not that she has no interest in romance, it's just that she has a thing for older men. Could it be? She and Rin are united by their father complex!?
Though it may seem odd that a supporting character has such spirited looks, it's only natural given that originally her design was conceived of for Rider.
During the preliminary stages of development, the scenario director was obsessed with a movie called "Vi(…)ck", and kept on insisting that Rider should be more like a certain black-caped character.
Mitsuzuri's design was an attempt to meet his demands that unfortunately ended up being rejected.
Still, it seemed like a waste to just throw out such good work, so it was ultimately resurrected and recycled into Mitsuzuri Ayako. Thank goodness, yeah?
Saying she resembles Ryougi Shiki is strictly prohibited.
By the way, after the Rin route she's still as energetic as ever. And in case you were wondering, yes, the person who attacked her was Rider. She chased her down into a back alley and SLUUURP, sucked her blood on the spot! I sure hope she didn't pick up any weird habits from that, nyahaha.
 Fate/complete material III: World material - FAQ with Nasu: Characters, p.134-135
Q: Will Ayako ever have a boyfriend?
English | Japanese
Q: Will Ayako ever have a boyfriend?
A: It seems like she wants to find one, but it also seems like she wants to stay single as long as possible... Miss Mitsuzuri is still fully interested in maidenhood, so she’ll probably be shot down soon after she enters college. By a young man suited to black-rimmed glassses, harmless to man and beast. ...I think I’ve seen a photo of those two somewhere...