not to be confused with Yuuki Akagawa from Milkyway 2.
|Affiliation||Sakakino High School |
|Occupation||High School Student|
|Family and Relatives||Chie Ashikaga (older sister) |
Hayato Ashikaga (unknown relation)
|Seiyuu||Kazue Ikura (credited as Mahiru Nakano)|
Yuuki Ashikaga (足利 勇気 Ashikaga Yuuki) is the protagonist of Cross Days.
Yuuki lives in Aoi Town along with his older sister Chie and their parents, who are often away at work. He went to the same middle school as Taisuke Sawanaga, Hikari Kuroda, and Tanaka. At Sakakino, he is a student librarian and works alongside Kyouichi Kasannoin.
Yuuki is a short boy with pale brown hair and reddish-brown eyes. He appears to be slightly feminine, which lends into his ability to cross-dress as "Yuu".
As "Yuu", he wears a ginger wig, and dresses up as a waitress. He also wears a white sundress and the girls' school uniform.
Although polite and somewhat reserved, Yuuki is determined and honest; this is seen when he tries to help Kotonoha Katsura maintain her relationship with Makoto Itou while at the same time trying to end Makoto's affair with Sekai Saionji.
Initially, he is hostile towards Makoto and Sekai for ignoring Kotonoha. However, Yuuki can end up in a relationship with Makoto while guised in his crossdressing persona, "Yuu", as well as develop his own feelings for Makoto. However, if Yuuki doesn't use his Yuu persona and instead confronts Makoto directly, he'll be able to blossom in his relationship with Roka Kitsuregawa instead and, depending on the path taken, help Kotonoha succeed with her love life as well. Yuuki may also have to confront Ai Yamagata and may go on to become involved with her.
In the visual novel, he is seen to have a short temper, as shown when he threatens to break Makoto's teeth during the festival after the latter provokes his jealousy regarding Roka. He is also seen to take offense at references to shortness, be it his own or anyone else's, as seen every time he punches Taisuke for making fun of his or anyone else's shortness.
In the manga, Yuuki is shown to be more self-conscious, as seen in his outburst at Roka when she teases him about his "unmanly" appearance. He is also more sensitive, as shown when he attempts suicide after Kotonoha coldly rejects his attempts at helping her.
Yuuki develops a crush on Kotonoha, who often comes to the school library to read. He asks her whether or not it's true that she's going out with Makoto, which she confirms herself. Yuuki later discovers Makoto cheating on her with Sekai and decides to help Kotonoha with her relationship with Makoto. However, many of Yuuki's schemes don't go as planned, partially due to his relationship with Roka.
After a rough start, Yuuki starts developing feelings for Roka and mistakes her for dating Makoto. He becomes further involved after finding out that Makoto is cheating on Kotonoha (and presumably Roka) with Sekai. Yuuki also has a crush on Kotonoha and wants to protect her from harm. He tries to confront Makoto and Sekai, but Sekai simply tells him it's none of his business and Makoto later mocks Yuuki for his efforts, even going so far as admitting to Yuuki that he doesn't care about either Kotonoha or Sekai, but likes the sex. He then tells Yuuki that if a much better-looking girl comes along, he would dump Kotonoha and Sekai both. This gives Yuuki the idea that in order to make Kotonoha see what kind of a person Makoto really is, he'll have to show Kotonoha how Makoto behaves with other girls, causing Yuuki to create his "Yuu" persona.
Main article: Yuuki Ashikaga/Endings
- His given name Yuuki (勇気) means "courage".
- He is surnamed after the Ashikaga clan.
- Yuuki is one of the few 0verflow protagonists who do not have any relation to Tomaru Sawagoe, a distinction he shares with:
- His alter ego "Yuu" resembles the following characters from other anime: