[[Kenji Kasen]] (brother)
[[Toshiko Kasen]] (sister-in-law)
[[Yuka]] (niece) |affiliations = [[Yakuza]]
[[Mike]] ([] - [])
[[Ray Machowski]] (until [])
[[Claude]] ([]) |vehicles = [[Yakuza Stinger]] |businesses = Sushi restaurants
Gambling |voice = [[Lianna Pai]] }} '''Asuka Kasen''' ([[wp:Japanese language|Japanese]]: '''加瀬明日香''', ''Kasen Asuka'') is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series appearing as a main character in both [[Grand Theft Auto III]] (set in []) and [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] (set in [], entering 2001). She is the [[Gang Leaders|co-leader]] of the [[Yakuza]] in both her appearances, alongside her brother [[Kenji Kasen|Kenji]]. Asuka is also related to former Yakuza leader [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], her brother, and her niece [[Yuka]]. She is voiced by [[Lianna Pai]], who has also starred in ''Law & Order''. ==Character history== ===Up to 2001=== Asuka Kasen was born and raised in [[Japan]] along with her brothers [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]] and [[Kenji Kasen|Kenji]]. She moved to the [[United States of America|United States]] in 1991, following Kazuki. She became co-leader of the [[Yakuza]] following the [[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|death]] of Kazuki at the hands of [[Leone Family]] mobster [[Toni Cipriani]]. After becoming [[Gang Leaders|co-leader]] she moved to [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] and bought a [[Asuka Kasen's Condo|condo]] in the [[Newport]] district of [[Staunton Island]]. Under her and Kenji's leadership the Yakuza began to lose turf around the city. She later established a chain of sushi restaurants throughout the city. In [] she is joined in Liberty City by her niece, [[Yuka]], who is [[School's Out|kidnapped]] by [[Mike]] on orders from [[Cisco]], the leader of the [[Colombian Cartel]]. Asuka, unaware of Mike's role in Yuka's kidnapping, contacts him to [[Kid's A Hero|rescue her]], which he does. Mike gains the trust of Asuka after rescuing Yuka and begins working for her, [[Ante Up|collecting money]] from a casino owner, [[Two-Hand Toss|injuring]] a [[Vice City Mambas]] football player, [[Scorned Lover|killing]] [[Biff Rock]] (although Mike spares his life, convincing Asuka he killed him), [[Sue Me Sushi|identifying and kidnapping]] a truck driver delivering rotten fish to her sushi restaurants, [[Down The River|kidnap]] a number of [[Mafia]] mobsters and [[Bad Pimpin'|killing]] a pimp. Asuka later sells the Mafia mobsters to people in Asia as slaves. Asuka had also been looking into the death of [[Vinnie]], Mike's best friend, and gives Mike the location of the explosives expert responsible, although Mike finds the man already dead. He later discovers that Vinnie had faked his own death and after killing him, Mike decides to flee the city. Asuka offers her help but leads Mike into a Mafia ambush, although it is unknown whether this was intentional. Asuka, however, may have discovered Mike's role in the kidnapping of her niece. She continues living in the city but appears to send Yuka into hiding, as she does not appear in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]. ===Final years and death=== Asuka continues to live in the city and helps her old friend, [[Maria Latore]], escape from the clutches of [[Leone Family]] Don [[Salvatore Leone]], along with Maria's 'boyfriend' [[Claude]]. Asuka helps them escape by boat to [[Staunton Island]], telling Claude that he needs to prove himself before she will employ him. [[Sayonara Salvatore|She tasks Claude with killing his former boss, Salvatore Leone, which he does.]] She later orders him [[Under Surveillance|kill]] a number of Leone Family hitmen located opposite her brothers [[Kenji's Casino|casino]], a [[Liberty Tree]] [[Paparazzi Purge|reporter]] and an [[Two-Faced Tanner|undercover]] [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police officer]] named [[Tanner]]. Asuka, satisfied of Claude's abilities, introduces him to her brother Kenji and corrupt police officer [[Ray Machowski]], who both employ him on Asuka's word. Claude, always looking for work, begins to work for businessman and media mogul [[Donald Love]], who has him [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|kill]] Kenji Kasen, disguised as a Colombian Cartel member, to spark a gang war to drive down real estate prices. Asuka, enraged by her brothers death, attacks a Cartel-controlled construction site and captures a wounded [[Miguel]], torturing him for information about Cartel business, also teaching Maria in the art of torture. With the information gained from Miguel, she has Claude [[Bait|kill]] three Cartel death squads, [[Espresso-2-Go!|stop]] the sale of [[SPANK]] by the [[Uptown Yardies]] and [[S.A.M.|steal]] SPANK packages at [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], after which he returns to the the construction site to find Asuka and Miguel [[Ransom (GTA III)|dead]]. [[Catalina]], the leader of the Colombian Cartel, had also left a ransom note for Maria, who is later [[The Exchange (GTA III)|rescued]] by Claude. ==Trivia== *Asuka Kasen is in the unusual position of being a female with a high ranking position within the [[Yakuza]]. The LCPD, however, believe that her position is due to skills in "torture, security and information retrieval". This can be evidenced when she tortures Miguel. This may also refer to the wife of [[:wp:Kazuo Taoka|Kazuo Taoka]] temporarily taking over his role as head of the [[:wp:Yamaguchi-gumi|Yamaguchi-Gumi]] (Japan's largest, most powerful Yakuza family) in 1981 after her husband passed away. *Asuka is also a sadomasochist, with an interest in bondage. Evidence of this can be seen in GTA III as her seeming enjoyment towards torturing Miguel; her behavior has also been carried over into the GTA Advance depiction; as well as her presumed shibari session with Maria mentioned in the script of [[Payday For Ray]] and the implication that she owns a vibrator as referenced in [[Sayonara Salvatore]]. *The working name for Asuka during the development of GTA III was Kemuri."~g~Maria and Kemuri are all tied up at the moment -Drop by later!" in American.gxt. *The name shown on concept artwork of her released by [[Rockstar Games]] is shown to '''Atsuka''', rather than Asuka. *Asuka's name may be a play on the name of the huge Japanese corporation [[:wp:Asahi Kasei|Asahi Kasei]]. *In the mission [[Grand Theft Aero]], Asuka claims to have seen the [[Colombian Cartel|Cartel]] assassin that killed [[Kenji Kasen|her brother]]. However, this statement is actually false, as she was nowhere to be seen during the mission [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout!]]. ==Gallery==
Sunview is the largest neighbourhood in San Andreas in GTA 1, as the neighbourhood takes up a massive majority of the Southern Landmass but a small section of the land belongs to Woodside. It is based on Ocean View. Despite its size, Sunview only boards two neighbourhoods, Woodside and Marina.