"All right, Enough with the chitchat!! The only thing you'll get by flattering me is a swift kick in the ass! Now carry on with the mission!!"

— Azusa to Spartoi in "The Witch's Research (Part 1)".

Azusa Yumi (弓梓, Yumi Azusa) is the Death Weapon in charge of East Asia and later Oceania in Marie Mjolnir's place.[1] She is also one of the DWMA's Eight Mysteries.[3]


Azusa appears to be both bookish and analytical in her mannerisms but always very respectful towards everyone. She still treats the others that attended the DWMA with her as little kids like a teacher would (clapping to get their attention and telling them to line up and walk in a single file line), much to the embarrassment of the others. Spirit describes her as always being a "bossy little brat", much to Stein's agreement.

On rare occasions she often shows a warmer side to her, from trying to prevent Marie from making a stupid decision to trying to console Kid on his faith towards the Witches.


Azusa Yumi full appearance

Azusa's full appearance.

Physically, She is of average height, being slightly shorter than Justin Law while wearing her usual high-heeled boots. She has small, dark blue eyes. She also wears her neatly combed black hair in a Graduated Bob, short at the back, getting longer towards the front.[8]

Azusa wears rather formal attire, featuring a black blazer worn over a long collared, long-sleeve shirt. This shirt is a plain white color with some kind of Asian style patterns on it that are mostly visible on the shirt's collar and untucked ends. Azusa also wears a pair of black, wide-sleeve pants and brick red high heel boots. She also wears a pair of simple framed glasses.[8]


As a Death Scythe, Azusa is one of the most powerful Demon Weapons within the series. Her level of ability as a Gun-Type Weapon has garnered praise from fellow Gun-Type Weapon, Liz Thompson, who claimed that no other Gun-Type Weapon is as good, and that Azusa is the "bee's knees" for other Gun-Type Weapons.[9]

Special Abilities

Magical-Like Powers (魔法的な力, Mahō Tekina Chikara): Due to being a death's weapon, she has such a high level of wavelength control that it allows for powers that almost appear like magic.[10]

Full-Weapon Transformation (全身武器, Zenshin Buki): As a demon weapon, Azusa has the capability of transformation between her human form and her weapon form.[1]

  • Bowgun-Type Rifle (ボウガン型のライフル, Bougan-Gata no Raifuru): Azusa's known weapon form is a weapon in which resembles a cross between that of a sniper rifle and a crossbow. Azusa has the ability to compress her Meister's wavelengths into powerful, sniper-like shots which range in power dependent on her meister.[11]
Soul Eater Chapter 111 - Asura is shot by Azusa bowgun rifle from Kilik and Eruka

Azusa's weapon form lands a long distance shot on Asura from the surface of earth to the moon.

  • Pinpoint Shooting (高精度射撃, Kō Seido Satsuei): Azusa's acclaimed setting on her weapon form allows for her meister to shoot with pinpoint accuracy, stating that she can shoot up to 6 miles (or about 10km) with a less-than an inch margin of error.[12] This is a skill she developed on her own, garnering Sid's praise from it.[13] However, her pinpoint has also been seen even farther, having managed to have landed two shots on Asura from the surface of Earth towards the moon.[14]

Enhanced Speed: While in use of her Thousand-Mile Eyes, Azusa can move at incredible rates of speed to draw out diagrams of the Arachnophobia Facility[15] as well copy the words displayed on a piece of paper in Witch Text from Kilik Rung's sight in mere seconds.[16]

Intelligence and Tracking: Azusa possess excellent proficiency in obtaining intelligence and tracking down a given person or objective for the DWMA. Her skills have allowed her to find bases of Arachnophobia around the world.[17]

List of techniques

Magical-Like Powers (Wavelength Control) techniques
Chapter 27 - Azusa's Thousand-Mile Eyes in effect

Azusa's Thousand-Mile Eyes in effect.

  • Thousand-Mile Eyes (千里眼, Senrigan): Combined with her telesynchronization of a Meister as a synchronizing medium, she can activate this technique. According to her own statements, this allows her to have a viewing radius of about 50 meters of herself or meisters.[18] Within her viewing radius, she can determine and retain information about a location's infrastructure in precise measurements and retain the information at an inhuman rate[19] as well as read and analyze the souls of individuals similar to that of Soul Perception.[18][20] Azusa has also shown the ability to link other Meisters such as Kim Diehl to her field of vision in order for her to interpret and translate the text in Witch Text.[21]
  • Telesynchronization (遠距離共鳴, Enkyori Kyōmei): A unique ability of Azusa in which allows her to establish a long distance soul resonance by communication of her soul and another through a mutual connection such as a telephone or a wireless radio.[17]


During her days as a student within the academy, Azusa was known as the "King of the Tattletales" and often got involved whenever Spirit would attempt to woo in other girls his age or tattled on Stein whenever he would go out and take apart a random innocent passerby or animals, disproving of both of their actions back then.[22] She would eventually later became a Death Scythe and be stationed in East Asia.[23]


Death Fest arc

As Shaula Gorgon wrecked havoc on Death City and entered an altercation with members of the DWMA Intelligence Agency and a Meister/Weapon Trio (Tsugumi, Meme, Anya), Azusa was one of the 8 Death Scythe who showed up along with Death and Death the Kid to deal with the Witch's attack on the city and watched as she was killed by the NOT students.[24]

Trial Enrollment arc

Chapter 23 - Marie Converses to Azusa about her life goals

Azusa and Marie meet again.

Having been summoned by Death to Death City after the Kishin's revival, Azusa arrives in the city along with colleague and friend, Marie Mjolnir. Having a conversation with Marie on priorities, relationships, and marriage, she deduces Marie's problem with relationships is linked to the fact she tries to hard, only to be punched by an upset Marie. When Marie contemplates marrying the toilet, she then talks her out of it and witnesses Marie destroy the toilet, not surprised of her display of strength.[25]

Having spotted her former classmate Spirit and Stein, they all greet each other and reminiscent on her bratty behavior in the past. Azusa also then claims that the Kishin's resurrection was both of their fault. Cutting conversation short, she orders them to line up to visit Death, with all her former classmates doing so much to their chagrin.[26]

Arriving with all of the Death Weapons, she joins in the meeting as they devise a strategy to counter the Kishin's Madness Wavelength, with all the Death Scythe asking Stein of the effects of the Kishin's Madness Wavelength, with Azusa deducing that the Madness Wavelength may awaken the evil or boost the hold to individuals, impressing Stein. She then instigates Death to take action on Spirit and Stein, feeling as the situation is their fault. Death then reshuffles responsibilities, resulting in Azusa being tasked with finding the Kishin as well as taking Marie's responsibilities in Oceania. After the reshuffling, Death then dismisses most of the Death Scythes barring Spirit.[27]

Bodyguard arc

During her search for the Kishin, she finds one of Arachnophobia's research facilities and passes the intelligence to DWMA and Sid Barrett.[28] Later, she accompanies Sid and Mira Naigus as she directs them onto their mission. Remarking his speed, she uses her Thousand-Mile Eyes to update her map, earning a remark from Mira on the impressiveness of her Death Weapon abilities. Azusa also warns the infiltration duo on the souls of a witch, an old monster, and "something else". When the alarms in the research facility goes off, she investigates with her Thousand-Mile Eyes and finds an unknown DWMA student having triggered it.[29] Shortly after, Azusa would update Sid on the situation and inform him that the student is fighting Mifune although also comments on their difference in level of power.[30]

After Sid and Mira leaves the facilities to bomb it, he later uses Azusa to save Black☆Star and Tsubaki by shooting both Mosquito and Mifune while at the same time destroying the facility. Azusa comments on her capabilities, though is more concern for the opponent who had moved into a blindspot, stating he's no ordinary man.[31]

"BREW" - The Tempest arc

Internal Investigation Arc

As part of Joe Buttataki's role in locating a suspected traitor within the DWMA, after the mysterious circumstances that led to the previous operations failure, Azusa is interviewed by him regarding this issue. During this process, Azusa provides highly accurate information pertaining to her mission in searching for Asura and Justin Law's involvement. The questioning progress goes well and relatively quickly; that is until she mentions Marie and the support she is currently providing for Stein, which immediately results in Joe losing his composure, bringing a sudden end to the interview.

Clown arc

Chapter 44 - Azusa updates Death on the situation with Aracnophobia and BREW

Azusa updates Death on the situation with Arachnophobia.

Azusa later reports to Death, informing him that Arachnophobia are still on the offensive and have dealt massive blows to both the East Asia and African branches of the DWMA and used the threat of "BREW" against them for the fifth time. She also warns him of the dangers of Arachnophobia expanding their scope of activities, the situation getting worse as they delay, and the time it'll take before they're start making impossible demands towards the DWMA. Her call is interrupted by Sid and she listens in as they confirm the list of the three witches sent to Death City was accurate and the informant be detain as they're none other then Medusa Gorgon.[32]

Operation Capture Baba Yaga Castle arc

Soul Eater Chapter 48 - DWMA wait at the Amazon

Azusa and DWMA forces wait at the Amazon.

Standing at sunrise with DWMA soldiers, Sid Barrett, and Mira Naigus, Azusa then uses her Telesynconization and her Thousand-Mile Eyes and resonates with Ox Ford, engaging in a telepathic conversation and finds out that the infiltration of Baba Yaga Castle was a success and they're currently being led by Medusa. She concludes their discussion and informs Ox to contract her If anything goes wrong, informing Sid of their situation. She is also present as a Meister and Weapon arrives.[33] She later informs Sid that the DWMA forces have started with the destruction of the Locks.[34]


  • Azusa's first name, Azusa (梓), is the Japanese word for a plant that is used to make bows. Her last name, Yumi (弓), instead means bow (as in 'bow and arrow'). As such, her name is a play on the Azusayumi ("birchwood bow"), referring to ancient Japanese bows made from Japanese cherry birch. The term has since become a stock phrase in poetry referring to images of pulling and twanging.[35]
  • Although unconfirmed at the moment. Ohkubo revealed the age of Azusa at a signing, which is 25.
  • Liz has said that Azusa is an idol for gun types like her and her sister.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 23
  2. Soul Eater Anime: Episode 25
  3. 3.0 3.1 (Yen Press) Soul Eater NOT! Chapter 12 — Tsugumi:Like the Woman with the All Seeing Eye who watches you not matter where you run and hide.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 72 - According to Death, only "death weapons" were supposed to be capable of checking out the Book of Eibon's manuscript, a level 4 book. This would mean every death weapon would have to be at a three-star, death weapon level according to the Librarian's explanation in Chapter 32. In addition, their respective meisters would share their rank and are at least recognized as "elite meisters".
  5. Soul Eater Volume 9; Chapter 34, page 126
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  7. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 28
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  9. Soul Eater Volume 16 - Chapter 66, page 121 - Liz:Yeah...well, it's Azusa-onee who puts the "eye" in eightsight, though! None of us could hold a candle to her, that's for sure. As a Gun-Type Weapon myself, I just think she's the bee's knees.
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  11. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 38
  12. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 186 - Azusa: Even up to six miles away, I can hit a target to within less than a half-inch of error.
  13. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 186 - Sid:I can't believe we're able to fire with pin-point accuracy at a target three miles away. Azusa, you've really outdone yourself - This is amazing precision.
  14. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 111
  15. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 184-185
  16. Soul Eater Volume 16; Chapter 66, page 123
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  18. 18.0 18.1 Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 185
  19. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 184
  20. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 185; Chapter 28, page 14
  21. Soul Eater Volume 16; Chapter 66, page 125
  22. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 23, page 17-18
  23. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 23, page 11
  24. Soul Eater NOT! Volume 5; Chapter 31, page 188-193
  25. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 23, pages 10-15
  26. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 23, pages 17-18
  27. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 23, pages 20-27
  28. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 176
  29. Soul Eater Volume 7; Chapter 27, page 184-187
  30. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 13-14
  31. Soul Eater Volume 8; Chapter 28, page 42
  32. Soul Eater Volume 11; Chapter 44, pages 176-180
  33. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 48
  34. Soul Eater Volume 13; Chapter 50 , page 75
  35. Soul Eater Volume 16: Yen Press Translation, Page 185

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