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Asako Makimiya
S2E9 Asako Nakimiya
Gender Female
Race Human
Relatives Mikhail Pavlichenko (Ex-Husband)
Suou Pavlichenko (Daughter)
Shion Pavlichenko (Son)
Professional Status
Occupation Photographer
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 2, Episode 5
Japanese Voice Sakiko Tamagawa
English Voice Anastasia Muñoz

Asako Makimiya (牧宮 麻子 Makimiya Asako) is the ex-wife of Mikhail Pavlichenko and the mother of Shion Pavlichenko and Suou Pavlichenko.


Flash Back

Asako finds Mikhail trying to extract Suou's memories from her corpse.

While living in Russia, Asako married Mikhail Pavlichenko and they had two children with him named Suou Pavlichenko and Shion Pavlichenko. When the children were still very young, she took them to the university where Mikhail worked to deliver him his lunch. While there, an explosion killed Suou and knocked Asako unconscious. When she came too, she found Mikhail using the M.E. Squeezer on Suou's corpse as he attempted to extract her memories. Disgusted by what she saw, Asako took Suou's body and fled. However, Shion choose to stay with his father. After cremating Suou, she and Prof. Pavlichenko got divorced and she returned to Japan. Asako spends the next few years working as a photographer, taking pictures of various buildings in Tokyo, with a particular focus on the building of the wall around Hell's Gate. Her photos are published in books.[1][2]


Asako is a woman of Japanese descent with chin-length brown hair and brown eyes.


Asako is a kind woman who was very involved with her children and she taught Suou Pavlichenko how to make origami at a young age.

Part in the Story[]

Gemini of the Meteor[]

S2E10 Misaki Kirihara and Asako Nakimiya

Asako explains about Suou's death to Misaki Kirihara.

Asako flies in to Haneda Airport, where she is surprised to see Suou, who she thinks is Shion, waiting for her. She embraces Suou before they head in to the city. In her car, Suou informs Asako, despite her disbelief, that she is Suou, not Shion. Visibly shocked, Asako suddenly stops the car and states that Suou died eight years ago.[3]

Asako wonders if she has gone mad. Suou grabs her and asks to go to the aquarium to lift her spirits, but upon seeing that Asako does not understand what she means, Suou gets out of the car and Asako leaves. She is later confronted by Misaki Kirihara at her apartment where Misaki asks her about her family. Asako recounts to her the events that lead to the death of Suou and her separation from Mikhail and Shion.[1]

Asako is present in Shion's alternate world where she lives together with Mikhail and Suou in Tokyo.[4]


Season Two Appearances
The Black Cat Doesn't Have a Dream of the Star... The Fallen Meteor... Vanishing Into the Snow Field... The Ark Trembles on the Lake... Gunpowder Smoke Drifts Away, Life Drifts Away... The Smell is Sweet, the Heart is Bitter...
The Doll Sings to the Wind Flower... On Summer Days, the Sun Sways... A Sudden Meeting On A Certain Day... Your Smile in the Street of Lies... The Water Bottom Dries, the Moon is Full... The Ark of Stars


  • The name Asako means "hemp, flax" (麻) (asa) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Asako's surname Makimiya means "shepherd, tend cattle" (牧) (maki) and "temple, shrine, palace" (宮) (miya).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 10
  2. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 1
  3. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 9
  4. Gemini of the Meteor, Episode 12