Fujino Asagami (浅上藤乃, Asagami Fujino?) is the antagonist of the third chapter of Kara no Kyoukai, "Remaining Sense of Pain". She is a classmate and friend of Azaka Kokutou, both of whom attend Reien Girl's Academy (礼園女学院, reien jogakuin?).
Born Fujino Asakami, she is the daughter of Miyuki and Hanefune Asakami, a descendant of the Asakami Demon Hunters and inheritor of their telekinetic abilities. She became the eldest daughter of Asagami after her mother remarried. She has been taking medication since childhood, as her stepfather wanted to seal her powers; over-dosage led to her developing insensitivity to pain.
She is a student of the Reien Girls' Academy. Although the Academy rarely allows students to go outside, Fujino is allowed to enter the city twice a month due to periodic medical appointments.
She is noted to be a model student, being kind to classmates, never causing trouble, and frequently achieving the highest scores, except for Literature, as she "lacked expressiveness".
Despite her mild and passive personality, she is the type that cannot stop on her own accord after straying once. Due to lacking some type of sensation, she cannot truly experience things despite having knowledge and common sense. Compared to Shiki who lacks a sense of existence, Fujino is someone who is similar yet different. According to Souren Araya, she is "an existence unfit for society, who found pleasure in coming in contact with death".
The reason she walks onto the bridge is in order to feel beating of the memorable summer rain.
Around six months before her appearance in Kara no Kyoukai, she was harassed and periodically raped by a local gang. This continued until one of the delinquents struck her from behind, causing her sense of pain and her powers to sporadically return.
The story begins when she sought to kill all of the members of the gang, believing that her abdominal pain was from one gang member stabbing her with a knife during rape. Only one managed to escape, Keita Minato, and as she wandered the town fearing what he might reveal, she met Araya, who healed her spine. Shortly afterwards, she was found by Mikiya Kokutou, who allowed her to stay at his apartment for the night, thought neither of them properly introduced themselves to the other. Despite this, Fujino recognized Mikiya as the kind senior who helped her after she sprained her ankle during a track meet when she was in junior high school.
As she killed Keita's acquaintances in an attempt to find him, she unwittingly found pleasure in the action, and later on killed an innocent passing-by driver. Hearing about this, Shiki resolved to kill her.
At the climax of the story, Mikiya revealed that he learned that Fujino had a terminal case of appendicitis, causing her abdominal pain, and Touko concluded that she had actually killed the wielder of the knife before he stabbed her. What caused her to seek revenge was a misunderstanding.
Shiki triumphed over her during their final battle when she became able to perceive, and destroy, Fujino's telekinesis with the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. In an act of desperation, Fujino destroyed the bridge above them, though she came out injured and dying from the debris of the collapsing structure. Shiki found her and stabbed her, but at the last second, Fujino lost her sense of pain, and her powers, and Shiki lost interest in killing her, instead destroying her appendicitis.
Numb with pain, Fujino mentally regressed to a child and was taken care of by her mother and Mikiya; she also seemed to have lost her sight, and it took her several months to recover. She has become somewhat famous for her apparent connection with both the serial killing and the collapse of Broad Bridge.
Outside of Kara no Kyoukai, she was given the nickname Fujinon (ふじのん?) by fans. It was later adopted by Kinoko Nasu, and he has mentioned that he considered her the most straightforward "moe character", citing her angst as a personal favorite..
She can create an axis of rotation anywhere within sight and warps them telekinetically, which causes gruesome dismemberments and deaths. Her left eye twists leftwards and her right eye twists right; a channel is needed for each direction. When perceived by Shiki, the bending appears as red and green spirals. Note that the 'Distortion' Fujino possesses is far more powerful that the average - by comparison, a normal user of Distortion would take several days just to bend a human arm. However, her powers do not work on concepts.
In addition to her Mystic Eyes, Fujino also achieved Clairvoyance during the battle with Shiki; combined with her Distortion, this allowed her to bend objects outside of direct eye contact, making her a fearsome opponent. She achieves the greatest ability within the story when looked at from pure statistics.
- ↑ Kara no Kyoukai Chapter 3, "Remaining Sense of Pain"
- ↑ Interview with Kinoko Nasu on the Theatrical Version of Kara no Kyoukai
- ↑ Asagami Fujino (Character)
A girl in her late teens. She is one of the three that made contact with Shiki et al. A natural ESPer.
Fujino is a student of the Reien Girls' Academy. Although the Academy rarely allows students to go outside, Fujino is allowed to enter the city twice a month due to periodic medical appointments. She is one of the triggers of the events in the story.
Although she has a mild and passive personality, Fujino is the type that cannot stop on her own accord after straying once. Because she lacks some type of sensation, she cannot truly experience things despite having knowledge and common sense. Compared to Shiki who lacks a sense of existence, Fujino is someone who is similar yet different.
Pure statistics-wise, Fujino has the greatest ability in this tale.
In the later half of the incident, Fujino temporarily reverted back to an infantile state due to her thoughts being paralyzed by pain.
In the story, Asagami Fujino walked onto the bridge in order to feel beating of the memorable summer rain.