|Name||Kyoko Asechi (阿世知今日子; Asechi Kyouko)|
|Age (Aurora Dream)||24|
|Age (DMF)||Around 27|
|Anime Debut (Aurora Dream)||Episode 1|
|Anime Debut (DMF)||Episode 1|
|Kintaro Asechi (Father)|
Jun Takigawa (Half-Brother by adoption (false))
Kyoko Asechi is the head of Pretty Top and a former Prism Queen in the anime, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, and it's sequel, Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future. She is very focused on getting the best talent. She has a bit of an obsession with money. She was best friends and rivals with Sonata Kanzaki during her Prism Show days.She has a fairly bad relationship with her mother, Kei, and works with Jun at Pretty Top. She knows he has the ability to see who will become stars above all other stars.
BackgroundEditAs a child, Kyoko was very happy with her father Kintaro Asechi. She admired his Symphonia designs, and wanted to help him complete them in order to make their family's dreams come true. What she didn't know was that in the background, her father was paying other Prism Show competitors to withdraw, making her win by default multiple times. When Sonata was her opponent, he got her stage outfit ripped, making Kyoko the winner in the end. Kyoko was furious that this had happened to Sonata, and yelled at the other competitors in the green room to find the culprit.
Sometime later, Kei and Kintaro divorced due to his obsession with the Symphonia series. Kyoko began to despise her mother for not letting her go with her father. Kyoko was promised by her father that he would come and pick her up, but he never came, no matter how long she came. She continued to work on the art of Prism Shows.
Afterwards, her mother Kei trained her relentlessly in Prism Shows. However, she never showed her the lighter side of Prism Shows, always looking for perfection. As such, even when Kyoko won the title of Prism Queen, Kyoko was not happy and didn't smile.Young Sonata, who saw this, began training on her own to join Prism Shows with her. From this point on, they became rivals. Sonata soon retired to become a stay-at-home mother to take care of her new-born baby, Rizumu alongside her husband, Ryutaro. The trigger that set off Sonata's leaving home actually came from Kyoko. Kyoko appeared on TV, and stated that she wanted to go against Sonata once again. With this in mind, Sonata trained harshly under Kei's guidance, which Kyoko had already rejected at this age.
Sometime after this, Kyoko established Pretty Top with Jun, and was married to a nameless man. However, before they could have their marriage ceremony, he never came to the wedding and ran away.
Role in the PlotEdit
Dear My FutureEdit
Jun tried his very best to try and hide the truth about Kyoko's father from her, wanting to protect her. However, he unfortunately failed, and she learned about all of the dark secrets behind him. When she was wavering about letting Prizmmy and PURETTY participate in the fight to get Aira back, Jun brought her back to her normal self, holding her shoulders tightly when she cried, telling her that he would definitely protect her.
Kyoko later found a photo in a journal by her father, delivered to her by Jun from her mother. The photo showed a man who looked very similar to Jun, and a baby that looked almost exactly like Jun when he was an infant. This is when Kyoko realized that Jun was in fact not Kei's child, and was not her half-brother: Her family had adopted him, meaning they were not related by blood. Jun tells her after she found out that he had something important to tell her once everything was over.After the Road to Symphonia, Jun proposed to Kyoko at Rizumu & Hibiki's wedding, saying "Please marry me". Although shocked, she later accepted, and wearing the engagement ring he gave her, they headed to his parents' grave for him to introduce her to them, and report that he was getting married to her. In the anime's final scene, they stand together in front of the grave close together with a boquet of white roses.
Kyoko's given name means "child of today," while her surname Asechi means "flattering world wisdom."