Ittou Asanuma

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Character Information
Name: Ittou Asanuma
Name (kanji/kana): 浅沼一等
Alignment: Civilian
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Lives: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Moto Azabu High School student
Family: Unknown
Associates: Mamoru Chiba; Makoto Kino, Kotono Sarashina (manga only)
Aliases: None
First Anime Appearance: Evil Mirror Under a Curse! Mamoru in a Nightmare Trap
First Manga Appearance: Act 15 Shinnyuu SAILORMARS
First PGSM Appearance: N/A
English Name: Osamu (Mixx manga), Asanuma (Kodansha manga)
Actors: Kazuya Nakai (anime), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Crystal), Greg Felden (Viz dub)

Ittou Asanuma was a character who appeared briefly in the anime but had a larger role in the manga and Crystal.


In the anime, Asanuma had a very brief scene in episode 169; although he was not named in the scene, his name appeared in the credits. He called on Mamoru at his apartment when he did not attend an offline meeting of the PC Network members, but after ringing his doorbell several times without getting an answer, Asanuma left. Usagi noted after he left that he was a "suspicious guy."


Asanuma appeared in the Black Moon arc of the manga as an underclassman at Moto Azabu High School who knew and strongly respected Mamoru. He was a supernatural enthusiast and a member of his school's Sci-Fi Club, to which he reported any UFO sightings. After he saw Mamoru heal himself and received a static shock from Makoto, he believed that the Senshi were aliens, but when he asked Makoto she denied everything. When he revealed that he heard Luna talking to Usagi, Makoto confessed that she was Sailor Jupiter, admitted the identities of the others, and kissed him on the forehead. Asanuma appeared again briefly in Act 27, the beginning of the Infinity arc, and then once more in Act 52 of the Stars arc, when Usagi asked him if he knew Mamoru's phone number in America.