|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Japanese VA||Komatsu Mikako (TV)|
Amano Yuri (OVA)
|English VA||Allison Sumrall (OVA)|
Asako Nakamura (中村 麻子 Nakamura Asako) is a hot-headed and tomboyish childhood friend of Ushio Aotsuki and Mayuko Inoue. Although Ushio and Asako manage to have a connection with each other, in the story, they never seem to enhance on this relationship anymore.
Asako is a kind-hearted, friendly and cheerful girl, but she is also stubborn, short-tempered and violent, especially around Ushio Aotsuki.
Power & Abilities
Asako is skilled in Martial Arts
Ushio is Asako's love interest and childhood friend who always argues with him about anything, insult each other and deny they have feelings deeper than friendship for each other. Despite this, Asako clearly loves Ushio a lot.
In the late episodes, Hakumen no mono's power causes Asako to forget Ushio and Tora (hiyou remove their memories) and she is kidnapped along with Mayuko Inoue by the east and west guardians. Any one who knew Ushio and Tora had forgotten them except for Saya Takatori and Omamori-sama. Tokisaka had traveled to the future and foretold that the beast spear would be shattered and that ead to the case where the east and west guardians wanted to make a new beast spear. Jiemei was the sacrifice that made the beast spear, Mayuko bearing Jie Mei's blood was offered as the sacrifice before Asako stated that Mayuko's power could trap Hakumen no Mono, thus offering herself as the sacrifice. When stepping into the furnace, she is saved by Ushio.
Mayuko is Asako's best friend who are rarely seen without each other.
- The name Asako means "hemp, flax" (麻) (asa) and "child" (子) (ko).
- Asako's surname Nakamura means "middle" (中) (naka) and "town, village" (村) (mura).
- Asako's family owns a ramen restaurant.