Whatever you do, it's the right decision. Wherever you go, I'll follow.
Saeki Anri, known as Ashe, is one of the 10,000 players trapped in the VRMMORPG Sword Art Online. She is the sub-leader of the clearing guild Ursa Minor and one of the main characters in the fan fiction Misfortune Made Her Sword.
Ashe is a taller than average young woman. She has long, dark brown hair, most often styled half-up, half-down, and similarly coloured eyes.
Early on in the game she wears a red collared shirt with a leather breast plate and dark leggings.
Ashe is a very friendly person and is well in her element in larger social situations, though she seems to prefer one-on-one. She is considerate of other people, and tends to be a little too trusting, a fact Renee has exploited in the past for amusement. Ashe also enjoys helping people, and has difficulty saying no to people requesting favours. As a result, she often finds herself in over her head.
Ashe is Renee's best friend since the 2nd grade. Despite their diverging interests, the two have managed to stay close over the years. While their opinions don't always align on certain matters, they each fancy the other their sister. They've built up a level of comfort with each other to match, having been shown to be okay with changing in front of each other and sharing a bed.
The two met in the fields surrounding the Town of Beginnings on the game's launch day and Ashe invited him along with her and Renee following Kayaba's announcement. She usually acts as the mediator in his arguments with Renee.
Ashe was the first person Rapha met within the game. The meeting was a brief one, lasting only a few minutes or so in the main square of the Town of Beginnings during Kayaba's announcement. After the announcement, when Renee arrived, Rapha told Ashe to go and assured her that she would be okay.
Sword Art Online
Bronze Halberd (starting weapon)
Light Metal Equipment
Extended Weight Limit
879 / 1000
950 / 1000
346 / 1000
712 / 1000
914 / 1000
785 / 1000
Ashe has a coffee addiction in the real world, and it carries over into SAO even despite the non-existent effects of caffeine in VR.