- "How nice it must be, for you to have music to call your own…"
- ―Asahina Mafuyu
Asahina Mafuyu (朝比奈まふゆ) is a second-year student at Miyamasuzaka Girls Academy. She's the lyricist of the underground music circle 25-ji, Nightcord de. going by the alias "Yuki".
Mafuyu is an honor student and the only one in her group who regularly attends school. She constantly receives good grades and is a member of the archery club along with the student council. She is said to excel in both academics and sports, hence people often put high hopes for her to excel in everything she does. However, not all is what it seems.
Mafuyu has dark purple hair with eyes that start at purple and fade to light blue from top to bottom. Her hair is curly, long, and usually kept up in a ponytail that falls over her right shoulder, though not always. Mafuyu’s fringe is fairly long as well, with the middle section falling past her eyes. She has an ahoge that swoops to the right above her fringe, and her face is framed by short, curly strands on each side.
While Mafuyu’s eyes are usually wide and bright, they will occasionally lose all light and go empty when she is honest with her feelings. This happens most often when the Night Code members meet her in Dare mo Inai Sekai.
Mafuyu’s unit outfit is a stylized school uniform, and differs from her Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy uniform. It is grey, with long sleeves that fade to black and tipped with grey frills. Her collar is black, outlined in grey, and her butterfly ribbon consists of two ribbons, one black and one blue, tied at the middle. Her choker is black, with a gold charm. Mafuyu’s skirt is long and grey, with two stripes of black near the bottom, and it is covered by two semi-transparent pieces of fabric. The skirt grows longer at the back of the outfit. Her shoes are heeled, as shown in her 3D model.
Her regular Miyamasuzaka Girls’ Academy uniform is a lighter shade of grey, with a red butterfly ribbon. Its collar is white with grey stripes. She wears a grey jumper, the shade of grey similar to that of her unit outfit, and her skirt is the same light grey as her shirt. She wears long black stockings.
Mafuyu is admired for her smarts, athleticism, and the humble sincerity she shows that keeps any praise for these talents out of her own mouth. She is known to be kind, generous, and considerate, her words always polite and her voice soft and warm. She is difficult, arguably impossible, to anger, for any hesitation she shows that might betray disagreement or displeasure is immediately covered with a gentle smile. She is someone whom others are not afraid to rely on, and someone whom others often put high hopes on, knowing that she has met expectations before and will continue to do so.
To everyone else, Mafuyu is a “good girl.” However, to herself and behind the mask, she is emotionless and apathetic: abandoned by her true self a long time ago, and desperately searching to find it once again. Mafuyu’s “true personality”—or, at the very least, the person she is when there is no one else watching—is considerably more cold and blunt. Her voice is dull and her face is flat, both holding no feeling for she has none to show. She speaks few words, and the words she does speak tend to be no more than what is needed. The polite consideration she is expected to have, that colors the sentences she crafts for others, is nowhere to be heard. While she is not pleasant or “good,” she is honest—as honest as she has the capacity for. It’s only within her cold honesty are her true feelings, her true self, given the slightest chance to show themselves, and the other members of 25-ji, Nightcord de. recognize this in their willingness to offer a space where she can be “rehabilitated.”
After the incident in “Dare mo Inai Sekai,” as well as the doll exhibit, Mafuyu is encouraged to say what she is truly feeling—or, at least, to try—as long as she is talking to the Night Code members. To be whoever she feels she is in that very moment, to the best of her ability, and this allows Mafuyu the opportunity to see what it’s like to exist in a space without pressures of what she should and should not do. She no longer assumes the expectation of her warm, gentle voice from the outside world, and instead forgoes pleasant smalltalk for short, flat responses when she is spoken to, seldom speaking herself. She rarely states her opinions, as she doesn’t have many to give, rarely making any decisions of her own, instead saying that she “doesn’t know” or “doesn’t mind.” However, the coldness or the disinterest of her words are not an act to push others away or be cruel, but an honest admission of the fact that Mafuyu genuinely does not know. During the last chapter of the marionette event, Mafuyu’s voice is flat and dull as she questions Ena about her drawings, but her interest is genuine as she accepts the information, and her following questions indicate that she has honestly cared enough to actually listen and learn.
A list of characters Mafuyu interacts with in the game.
Yoisaki Kanade: Fellow circle member. Mafuyu is amazed Kanade was able to make that one song.
Shinonome Ena: Fellow circle member. Ena is jealous that Kanade trusts her a lot.
Akiyama Mizuki: Fellow circle member. Mafuyu thinks they're overly obsessed with cuteness.
Ootori Emu: An underclassman she got paired with for the 3-legged race during the sports festival. Emu is scared of her, though Mafuyu doesn't seem to realize this or understand why.
Mafuyu is either featured in or has an alternate vocal of the SEKAI versions of the following songs:
|Song Name||Composer||Date Released|
|Hello/How Are You||nanou||09/30/2020|
|Totemo Itai Itagaritai||EZFG||01/05/2021|
|Bocca della Verità||Hiiragi Kirai||03/06/2021|
- She has the same height as Luka.
- She is in the Archery club with Shizuku.
- Mafuyu is shown to be proficient in composing songs and creating MVs, creating several songs by herself (both before joining 25-ji and after) which were positively received.