A shy pretty young lady who considers dogs her brothers and sisters. She promptly fell in love with Mitaka when they met in quotomiaiquot although Mitaka had an allergic reaction. She was initially worried about the relation between Mitaka and Kyoko. Asuna039s family name Kuj means quotNinth Avenuequot in Kyoto and implies that she is a member of the ancient aristocratic Fujiwara clan. Kuj is a homophone for Cujo Stephen King039s infamous demon dog but it is unclear whether Rumiko Takahashi intended this as a pun.