182 cm (6'0)
Former Head of the Vampire Council
Takuma Ichijo (Grandson)
AppearanceEditAsato Ichijo had the same coloured hair as his grandson Takuma Ichijo, pale blonde. However, rather than having green eyes, his are icy blue. Asato was said to be very old, but had the appearance of a man in his late 30s or 40s.
Though appearing to be a cold and cruel man, he showed some concern for his grandson Takuma, and said that he had wanted Takuma to be his successor in the Council. He also expressed intense dislike for the Purebloods,due to fear of their power over other vampires. His age and demeanor brings fear to many other vampires.
He was the head of the most distinguished clan of aristocrats and one of the oldest vampires on the Council. Asato made the Ichijo Group so large that today all human business transactions involve his company.He wanted to become Kaname's guardian after the death of his parents, but Kaname did not accept. He has allowed Takuma to attend Cross Academy for the purpose of spying on Kaname.
Ichiou visits the school to warn Takuma about his involvement with Kaname, warning him that Kaname threatens the regime of the Council. Kaname and the other vampires pay their respects to Ichiou.Ichiou is later revealed to be involved with the President of the Vampire Hunter's Association. He invited Takuma to meet with the Shiki who was being possessed by Rido Kuran,referring to him as the real ruler of the vampires.
After the destruction caused by Kaname, he faces Kaname and reveals he knows that Kaname is one of the ancestors. Ichiou declares that he believed everything he did was right and claims that Kaname is the one at fault, before he can elaborate, Takuma interrupts them and says that he does not believe the ends justify the means and decides to end it for both of them and kills his grandfather.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Like all aristocratic vampires, Asato has healing powers and ages slowly. It is not known in detail what his specific aristocrat powers are. In the anime, he can twist people's neck without making much effort, as how he did with the former Head of the Hunter's Association.
Takuma Ichijo was his grandson and he intended to pass down the Senior Council to him once he passes away. He attempts to make Takuma spy on Kaname but the latter does not wish to do anything bad to his friend. In the wake of Rido's attack on Cross Academy, his grandson approaches him, siding with Kaname and ultimately kills him.
Kaname Kuran was under his care after his parents' deaths. He wants to become Kaname's ward but the former refuses the offer. He is against the idea of Kaname's existence and the power he can wield over the rest of the vampire society.
- There has been many discussions about whether Kaname became his ward or not, as Kaname has been seen driving along with Takuma in what appears to be an Ichijo car, as well as stating that he had to escape from his guards and that he is kept under very hard restrictions, making some believe that the rejection Ichiou mentions was overheard, or that he means after some time as his ward.
- Asato seems to be the only vampire in the series to have identical similarities to Dracula from vampire folklore, such as his appearance and nature.
- ↑ Vampire Knight Manga, Chapter 11
|Yuki Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Zero Kiryu|
|Haruka Kuran | Juri Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Yuki Kuran | Rido Kuran | Shizuka Hio | Ouri | Sara Shirabuki | Isaya Shoto | Toma (Lord)|
|Hanabusa Aido | Tsukiko Aido | Asato Ichijo | Takuma Ichijo | Akatsuki Kain | Maria Kurenai | Seiren | Senri Shiki | Ruka Souen | Rima Toya|
|Vampire Hunter's Association|
|Zero Kiryu | Ichiru Kiryu | Kaito Takamiya | Toga Yagari | Kaien Cross | Jinmu | Momoyama|
|Yuki Cross | Nadashiko Shindo | Sayori Wakaba | Kaseumi Kageyama | Ichiru Kiryu|