Asanuma (浅沼, Asanuma) is the driver of the human trafficking trio that delivers people to Yagiri Pharmaceuticals for their human experiments. In addition, he is a member of the Dollars. His partners are Morita and Kanazawa.
Asanuma is an overweight man of average height. He is seen wearing a navy blue shirt under a blue track jacket with a white stripe going down the sleeves. He also wears long beige shorts.
Asanuma is a coward; always the last one remaining after his two companions have been incapacitated, he never hesitates to whine and beg to be spared.
Mika Harima ArcEdit
Asanuma is an accomplice in the kidnapping of Rio Kamichika. After Morita leads Rio to the back of the van and Kanazawa drugs her with chloroform, they drive to a parking garage and wait for her buyer to arrive. The Black Rider arrives where their buyer does not, and, when Kanazawa attacks, Celty rams his head into a concrete wall with her motorcycle.
Frightened, Asanuma climbs back into the van and starts its engine while Morita jumps into the back. Morita tazes Celty when she drags him outside, but she swiftly recovers and slams his head into the back windshield, knocking him out. Asanuma drives away in a panic, and Celty takes chase; eventually, he comes to an abrupt stop that causes Celty to crash into the van's back and fall off her bike. Her helmet falls off upon impact with the pavement, revealing her lack of a head. She stands, summons a shadowy scythe, and renders Asanuma unconscious with a single slash.
Asanuma and his crew later kidnap Kaztano from a building where he and other undocumented immigrants reside. While they manage to force Kaztano into their van without much trouble, Kanazawa spills the chloroform on himself, resulting in all three kidnappers becoming sleepy. On Kaztano's suggestion, Asanuma and Morita drop Kanazawa off in some bushes so as to make themselves less drowsy.
As Kanazawa still has Kazutano's cell phone in his pocket, Kyouhei's gang are able to track Kaztano down, with Saburo soon in hot pursuit of Asanuma's van. With Celty's help, Kyouhei's gang manages to corner the kidnappers and rescue Kaztano. Asanuma tries to escape by climbing a fence to escape, but Kyouhei pulls him down and leaves his fate to Walker Yumasaki and Erika Karisawa. Though Asanuma refuses to talk at first, a torture session with Walker and Erika leads him to share information on the human experiments conducted by Yagiri Pharmaceuticals.
Dollars and Blue Squares Arc Edit
Asanuma aids in the kidnapping of Non and Rio and assaults would-be rescuer Mikado Ryuugamine. He later encounters Kyouhei and Chikage Rokujou and is knocked out; once he wakes up, he attempts to attack Shizuo and earns himself a broken arm.
- Asanuma is repeatedly the last member of his group remaining after the other two have somehow been incapacitated.