Aoi Umenokoji in Virtua Fighter 5
|Birthday||March 14, 1979|
|Job||High school student (VF3)|
College student (VF4-onwards)
|Debut||Virtua Fighter 3|
|Voice Actor||Nina Kumagaya (since VF3)|
Debbie Rogers (Virtua Quest (English))
Aoi Umenokoji (梅小路 葵, Umenokōji Aoi) (born March 14, 1979; Kyoto, Japan) is a fictional character in the video game series Virtua Fighter, who debuted in Virtua Fighter 3. She is suited to a defensive style of play.
Virtua Fighter 3
Aoi is a practitioner of Aiki-jūjutsu. She is the eldest child of a dojo owner in Kyoto. Her father and Akira Yuki's father are old friends. As children, she and Akira would spar against each other. After seeing him compete in the tournament, she resolves to enter it herself and prove her fighting ability.
Virtua Fighter 4
Realizing what a small world she was in after losing in the first round of the tournament, Aoi went back to training. Returning home, she tried hard not only to learn Aikido and Kobujutsu, but to also improve her knowledge in other martial arts. Her study has allowed her to more effectively counterattack and parry, as well as increase her repertoire. She is now anxious to enter the fourth tournament.
Virtua Fighter 5
The Fourth Fighting Tournament left Aoi with nothing but anger and frustration. Though her training had been thorough, her concentration was completely thrown by her opponent's pick up lines before the match. Her overconfident rival didn't just stop there, he flirted with every woman in the tournament and it angered her. The match was a total loss for her and even after the tournament she found herself thinking about him. She had to admit that his nimble footwork and powerful kicks were impressive. She trained harder than ever and couldn't wait to face her opponent once more. When her invitation arrived, she accepted immediately.
- Childhood friend of Akira Yuki.
- Rival of Brad Burns. She was defeated by him in the fourth World Tournament.
- She has the highest number of counters/reversals in the series.
- Her father is a long time friend of Akira Yuki's father; thus leading to both Aoi and Akira's childhood friendship.
- In the 1996 trailer for Virtua Fighter 3 it is revealed that Aoi is a Japanese fan dancer.
- 手加減しはらんといておくれやす。(Kagen shiharan-toite okureyasu.) — Please don't feel you have to go easy on me.
- 覚悟はできてますのん？(Kakugo-wa dekitemasu-non?) — Have you prepared yourself for this?
- 宜しゅうおたの申します。(Yoroshū-ota no mōshimasu.) — Pleased to meet you, please accept my kindest regards.
- 行きませ！(Ikimase!) — Here I come! (VF4 series, VF5FS)
- 甘いで！／甘いわ！(Amai-de / Amai-wa!) — How silly!
- 覚悟！(Kakugo!) — Brace yourself!
- それ！(Sore!) — Take that!
- ほんに、ええ日和ですなぁ。(Hon'ni, ee-hiyori-desu-naa.) — Nice weather we're having, isn't it?
- 力だけではあかしまへん。(Chikara dake-de-wa akashimahen.) — Brute strength alone isn't good enough, I'm afraid.
- もう一戦、やりまひょか？(Mō-issen, yarimahyo-ka?) — Would you care for another match?
- 無能ようって、驚きましたわ。 (Munō-yō tte, odorokimashita wa.) — I was surprised at such incompetence. (VF5, VF5R)
- おおきに。(Ōkini.) — Many thanks to you. (VF5FS)
- 益体な勝負でしたな。(Yakutai-na shōbu-deshita-na.) — That match was beneficial indeed. -w/ Dancing Naginata, Flag
- 結構のお手間ですな。(Kekkō-no otema-desu-na.) — That was a lot of fuss now, wasn't it? -w/ Cute Stage Mic
- いかがですか？(Ikaga-desu-ka?) — How'd you like that? -w/ Aoi's Photo Album
- ホラ！…さよなら。(Hora!… Sayonara.) — Hey! Good day to you. -w/ Japanese Parasol
- もう一戦、やりまひょか？(Mō-issen, yarimahyo-ka?) — Would you care for another match? -w/ Ball
- こんな、あらへんわ… (Kon'na, arahenwa…) — This is unbelievable…
- 案の定、気張りや。(An'nojō, kibari-ya.) — Sure enough, now I have to pull myself together.
|Virtua Fighter Series|
|Main Series||Virtua Fighter (Remix) • 2 • 3 • 4 (Evolution, Final Tuned) • 5 (R, Final Showdown)|
|Related Games||Virtua Fighter Animation • Virtua Fighter Kids • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series • GG Portrait • Fighters Megamix • Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary • Virtua Quest|
|Characters||Akira Yuki • Pai Chan • Lau Chan • Wolf Hawkfield • Jeffry McWild • Kage-Maru • Sarah Bryant • Jacky Bryant • Dural • Siba • Shun Di • Lion Rafale • Aoi Umenokoji • Taka‑Arashi • Lei‑Fei • Vanessa Lewis • Brad Burns • Goh Hinogami • Eileen • El Blaze • Jean Kujo|
|Other Media||Virtua Fighter (comic book) • Virtua Fighter (anime)|