("What are you, stupid?!?")
NERV Designation: Second Child
First Appearance: Episode 8 ["Asuka Comes to Japan"/"Asuka Strikes!"]
Asuka is of German and Japanese descent, but is an American citizen. Unlike Shinji and Rei, Asuka is openly enthusiastic of her occupation as an EVA pilot. This enthusiasm is paralleled only by her arrogance and competitiveness; she never accepts being second best.
Because of this, she is extremely jealous of Shinji and often teases and belittles him. This drive to be the best is fueled by a dark episode in her past which she refuses to share with anyone.
Asuka is also very attracted to Kaji, and tries to get his attention more than once -- despite their age difference.
Voice (Japanese): Yuko Miyamura
Voice (English): Tiffany Grant