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In a post-Third Impact world, Asuka Langley Soryunote  and her colleagues/friends try to move on with their (somewhat) better lives, despite their memories of prior events. With the possibility of Angels still out there, Dr. Akagi advised the Children to create blogs so that their synch ratios would improve, much to Asuka's annoyance, thus this blog was born. A Shot of Tsundere in Your Ginger is a Tumblr Character Blog created by Asuka Langley Soryu of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame, established on January 2012. It is a spin-off of the multi-character blog Ask Eva Cast.


Despite being self-described as a combination of various Evangelion continuities,note  Asuka is still the Ace Pilot of Eva Unit-02 and fighting Angels for NERV, and may or may not have feelings for her roommate, "Baka" Shinji. As her bio warns, she is full of "snark, sarcasm, irony and extreme Tsundereness", so don't expect her to hold back if anonymous questions press her Berserk Button(s). Weirdly, Third Impact appears to have caused a rift in reality, featuring Asuka interact with enough Alternate Universe Eva characters, and other unexpected characters, to create one Massive Multiplayer Crossover.

The blog became inactive in 2014.



  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Zig-zagged when it comes to calling Shinji "Baka Shinji", due to her tsundere traits.
    • Sometimes she calls Char Aznable "Commander Hottie" behind his back.
  • Ambiguously Bi:
    • A Noodle Incident about what happened in the NERV women's shower room that is often referenced, much to Asuka's embarrassment.
    • Specifically, Ritsuko — if you go by any of the rumors Asuka's heard, considering she knows about Gendo and Ritsuko's history.
      Asuka: Have you heard the stories about Akagi's physicals? Ibuki once went to one and Rei swears she heard weird noises coming out of the lab... Something that suspiciously sounded like "Senpai, why are you dressed like a cat?" and "Maya, put on that mouse suit and squeak like a mouse"...
  • Berserk Button: Asuka has several.
    • If someone mentions (or claims that she is inferior) to Asuka Langley Shikinami.
    • Being teased for having a Precocious Crush on handsome men.
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    • She wasn't thrilled when she heard that people found Rei "more feminine" than her.
  • Big Bra to Fill: Asuka accuses Shikinami of this.
  • Boobs of Steel: Asuka doesn't hesitate to point out how well-endowed her chest is, in comparison to Shikinami's.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Misato, who enjoys organizing wacky staff parties at NERV, according to Asuka.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed; one of the many AU Shinjis (ask-shinji-ikari) gets irritated whenever he hears Asuka call Aznable "Commander Hottie".
  • Crossover:
    • Common. Whether it's Asuka's crush on Char Aznable or her brief interaction with Rei Q, anything is possible.
    • She, herself, is a Composite Character of different Asuka depictions in the franchise.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Asuka, for definite, due to her being Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Disapproving Look: Asuka is prone to giving these looks.
  • Gamer Chick:
    • She can get really irritated if questions interrupt her gameplay.
      Q: Have you played Grand Theft Auto V?
      Asuka: I was going for the "longest played ever" record before you interrupted me and made Misato kick me out while, saying, "Go play outside; [the weather's fine now]". Thanks, you idiot…
    • Asuka caught Misato playing video games with Pen-Pen at work and blackmailed the duo with photos, in compensation for a day out to the beach.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • This:
      Asuka: I think that, like [Asuka from Campus Apocalypse], I'm gonna start using a whip whenever a certain idiot behaves like an idiot. ...Although, he could end up enjoying it...
    • Asuka and Shinji were apparently forced to stay at a Love Hotel, and had to share a bed ... and a shower the next morning, and nothing else happened!
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Asuka's relationship with whichever Shinji she's dating at the time, depending on whether the infamous events in RE-TAKE are canon, or not.
  • Never Live It Down:invoked
    • Asuka cannot resist bashing Shikinami without referring to her eyepatch.
    • Whatever happened in the NERV women's shower room haunts Asuka to this day.
  • The Nicknamer: In her dry wit, Asuka has nicknames for several people, whether endearing nicknames or not. Gendo, for example, has more than five.
  • Poirot Speak: One of the old bios included this disclaimer:
    My journal will sometimes be long, or sometimes short; it may be written in English, Japanese, or German, or a combination of all three. If you wanna be a smart ass and tell me the grammar sucks, save it. It's hard to juggle all of this so give me a break.
  • Precocious Crush:
    • On Kaji (as in the original series) and Char Aznable (who looks a lot like her dad).
    • ask-shinji-ikari Shinji points out how excitably-flustered Asuka got when Fuyutuski's relative, Bright Noa, turned up.
  • The Rival: Subverted when it comes to Shikinami, although some of her actions imply otherwise.
    Q: Pilot Soryu, do you consider Shikinami a twin or a rival?
    Asuka: Neither… considering her a twin would mean she is my equal in all my areas of expertise [...] And calling her a rival would imply I actually see her as worthy of my attention, which is totally not the case here either.
  • Running Gag:
    • What exactly happened in the NERV women's locker room?
      Anonymous: Biggest mystery of 2012: The Locker Event.
      Asuka: I'm not saying anything more.
    • Asuka trying to contain her excitement whenever Aznable arrives.
    • Ritsuko, Gendo, Misato, and Fuyutsuki took turns hacking Asuka's account, failing to hide their identities.
  • Shout-Out:
    • One of Asuka's blog tags are "I do (not) have a crush on Char Aznable".
    • This:
      Asuka: [Disapproving look] Something Swedish, I think.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Kaji and Misato, who have reconciled and live together in their own apartment.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Frequently.
    Shinji: Yeah, I double-checked your application— Hey, why are you blushing?
    Asuka: [High-Pressure Emotion] No reason! It's nothing! It has nothing to do with kissing you at the airport!
  • Take That!:
    • A question asked about a recent battle with a new Angel got this response:
      Asuka: I saw Unit-01 and, for whatever reason, it began singing a Barney song. Putting the angel down was the only humane thing to do for all the innocent bystanders.
    • When asked about reading My Immortal, Asuka replies that her laptop broke down when she went to open it.
  • The Tease: Asuka does this occasionally as a personal Rule of Funny to make Shinji squirm.
  • Tsundere: Asuka embraces her classic trait. However, she often hops between the two types, depending on the user's questions.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Due to being a composited version of herself, many of Asuka's claims can contradict themselves. Specifically, which universe does she live in? A lot of posts point to the RE-TAKE universe (since she gets shy and/or defensive whenever her inbox is full of questions about the story's most notorious moments) but she has also said that she's read the series.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Implied to be Asuka's relationship with Kaworu (considering the events of their only meeting in the original canon), Misato, and Rei.


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