Asato Asato

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Asato Asato
Born1985 (age 37–38)
OccupationLight novelist
GenreLight novel, science fiction
Notable works86 -Eighty Six- series
Notable awards23rd Dengeki Novel Prize

Asato Asato (安里アサト, born 1985) is a female[1] Japanese novelist. The pen name Asato Asato is a combination of her real name (Toru Asakura) and eighty-eight.[2]


Asato started writing novels just before she entered junior high school.[1]

She initially submitted her work to the Kadokawa Beans Bunko Rookie Award, but when in 2014 her manuscript made it to the third round of the 2014 21st Dengeki Novel Prize, Asato started thinking about writing a novel that was "Dengeki Novel-esque."[1] This novel would become the start of the 86 -Eighty Six- series.[1]

In 2016, 86 -Eighty Six- won the 23rd Dengeki Novel Prize.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d "Asato Asato Interview". Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2018: 47–55.
  2. ^ Asato, Asato (March 26, 2019). "Afterword". 86 -Eighty Six-. Vol. 1. Yen Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-1-97-530312-9.
  3. ^ "86―エイティシックス―". 第23回電撃小説大賞受賞作特設サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-15.

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