Yoshika Miyafuji is the main protagonist of the Strike Witches anime and light novels.
Yoshika comes from a family of magical doctors on the island nation of Fuso. Her father was responsible for the creation of the Striker Unit, magically powered engines that amplify magic, to counter the Neuroi. However, her father was killed in the war tainting Yoshika's perception of it. She was initially reluctant when Mio came to recruit her, but after helping to defend the Fuso fleet from a Neuroi attack, she agreed to join the 501st Strike Witches.
In the AWA fics, Yoshika is a student at the AWA Academy and is part of Class 1.
In the XP4 fics, Yoshika debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries.
A typical young girl who comes from a family of clinicians who use their magic powers to heal people. Yoshika gains the features of a mame-shiba when using said power. Her father designed the Striker Units the Strike Witches use to fight. However, because her father died in the war she is vehemently against fighting when Mio Sakamoto appears to recruit her but did joined in the end.
She is a young girl with short brown hair and eyes. She wears a white sailor uniform, blue swimsuit, blue skirt and brown shoes. She sometimes walks around without any pants.
Her personality is pure, straightforward, earnest and always energetic, but also surprisingly stubborn. With a strong sense of duty and thoughtful of her friends, she works vigorously towards her aims without giving up and always facing forward, possessing a brashness of spirit strong in crucial moments. Due a nature that does not get timid or fearful of strangers, Yoshika has friendly relations with everyone in the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, without exceptions, in spite of being the last member to join in. Particularly, she displays an excellent combination with her close friend Flight Sergeant Bishop and with Flying Officer Clostermann, who she had many opportunities to work together with.
She has a physiological revulsion towards wars and guns that injure people, and losing the father that she loved only encouraged her hatred against war. However, that dislike is based not on knowledge but on emotions and, in the bottom of her heart, she thinks that fighting for the sake of the promise she made with her father ("That power, for the sake of protecting many") is unavoidable.
After her enlistment in the 501st JFW, Yoshika developed a flat-chested complex. She does not actively make a move, but does brings her face and hands near towards the breasts of others with quite natural movements or sends an intense gaze to their chest areas. Whenever doing joint training or collapsing after a mission with Flight Sergeant Bishop, she always brings her face or hands near the other's breasts. In occasions like during the aquatic training, bathing and Flight Lieutenant Barkhorn started up the Jet Striker, she naturally gazed intently at someone's chest area. A smile of pure bliss surfaced when she got a hold of Flight Lieutenant Yeager's breasts, burying her face on them when she collapsed after a collision. Also, her eyes unconsciously sparkled when Flight Lieutenant Yeager and Flight Lieutenant Marseille disputed over the size of their breasts. Due not watching where she was going, she ended up grabbing Squadron Leader Sakamoto's breasts in a straightforward manner. Later, upon meeting Sakamoto in the bath, she ended up suffering from dizziness caused by a prolonged hot bath after thinking too much about the same's breasts.
Maybe because she has no immunity to celebrities as someone comparatively more inexperienced than others, Yoshika has a tendency to desire autographs in a lowbrow-manner. During a re-supply stop at Los Angeles, she took a picture and got an autograph from Elizabeth Taylor, a well-known child actress at the time who would later become a great actress, without really knowing who she was - for no better reason than the fact that people formed a crowd. She also desired an autograph from Flight Lieutenant Marseille upon learning that she was a world-famous Witch, despite not knowing anything about her until she visited their base.
A small glutton, Yoshika is well versed in housework - especially cooking. Though only capable of preparing Fuso cuisine, she has a fixation with nattou to the point of making it herself. She actually dislikes Britannian cuisine.
After becoming Chizuru's girlfriend, Yoshika would later shows irritation whenever another girl flirts with Chizuru which leads her to act rather violently.
Yoshika gains characteristics that is not like her at all. Such as teasing her friends, getting all mischievous and her swearing, though the last one had Demoman to thank for that.
Yoshika is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is the part of the Bullet Kingdom(formerly known as New Age Avengers). She also attends at the Vanguard Academy as a student.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 9, Yoshika, alongside Rachael Blomma, are seen at a Gazebo tending some animals somewhere in the Vanguard Academy when Amelia Sainthearts and Duke Armstrong interviewed them about the Unification Ceremony. Yoshika stated that she won't be attending the event.
In Chapter 11, Yoshika, alongside Rachael Blomma, are seen being interviewed by Amelia Sainthearts and Duke Armstrong about the recent results of the Unification Ceremony.
In Chapter 17, Yoshika is assigned as the tour guide for Marcus "The Kane" McGee, Eddy Skipper McGee, Eddward Marion "Double D, Edd" Smith, Edwin Horace "Ed" Williams and Rolf Yrmi. After introducing herself, she shows the boys around the Training Facility and even introduced Danny Fenton, Jake Long and Randy Cunningham in the training area. The tour ended at the dorms where they decided to call it a day.
In Chapter 19, Yoshika, alongside the others, are joined by Eddy Skipper McGee, Marcus "The Kane" McGee, Eddward Marion "Double D, Edd" Smith, Edwin Horace "Ed" Williams and Rolf Yrmi in the day's training. Later that night and after a whole day of training, Yoshika took part of the little get-together at the training facility's cafeteria.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Mission Chronicles
In Chapter 3, Yoshika is mentioned by Aria "Arinah" Sakurada going to a local farm.
Yoshika's inherent magic is Healing Abilities. Classified as a variety of the telekinesis-lineage, it puts a living thing back to how it was by means of magic and is effective not only against external wounds but also diseases. At first, she became fatigued upon treating a single person, so consecutive use was difficult. However, she underwent a huge growth through practice and actual combat, to the point of being capable of fighting without problems even after continuously applying treatment to over 10 people.
Another ability of note is a multi-shield that raises the power of the magic shield, the generation of a gigantic shield and the capacity to use them properly for offense and defense. Her latent magic power and growth width are by far the greatest. Also, by granting her own magic power, Yoshika can increase the magic power of a targeted Witch, drastically strengthening both her inherent magic and physical abilities.
She also has confidence in her health and boasts never having catch a cold before.
Yoshika's Type 99 cannon has been remodeled from its original 20mm×101RB specifications - first into a 13.2mm×99 and later into a 12.7mm×99, the latter which is an easy-to-acquire ammunition used by the European Dispatch Corps. Some works also display her using a Schnellfeur M712 as a sidearm, which is commonly known as "Mauser Military" or "Broomhandle". She was also issued a Walther PPK upon joining the 501st, however she immediately returned it, stating a dislike for firearms.
Yoshika began to learn how to keep numerous weapons through hammerspace.
Later on, Yoshika learns how to use Ubercharged by having her heart replaced by a high-voltage Mega-Baboon heart. She would swallow a red capsule to activate this ability which later turns her entire body into a shiny dark-red armor that protects her from any enemy projectiles, in Heavy's words, she's bulletproof.
- Yoshika is the first character from Strike Witches to be introduced in the AWA fics.
- Yoshika is based on the Japanese flying ace Kaneyoshi Muto.
- In the AWA fics, Yoshika has a crush on Chizuru Tachibana. She later became his girlfriend.
- In the AWA fics, Yoshika is roommates with Lynette Bishop and Chelsea.
- In the XP4 fics, according to Eddy, Yoshika had her eyes on Rolf. Meaning that she had a crush on Rolf.
- In the XP4 fics, Yoshika alongside Marcus the Kane, Starfire and Nodoka Takehara are the only closed friends XY Girl had at the moment.
- (to Rex Salazar) "The reason that I don't want to change trainers is because I need to look out for Demoman's health!"
- (to Charlotte Dunois) "Charlotte... you know that Ichika has a life right? That means he's free to make his own choice, I know how much you like him but one day he'll make a decision... he will make a choice of whoever he wanted to be with for the rest of his life."
- (to Charlotte Dunois) "That's the answer you need right now, be happy and accept his decisions."
- (to XY Girl) "What are you talking about? Marcus and Eddy are not that kind of person. They gonna use it for blackmail though."
- (to XY Girl) "But honestly... if the guys find out that you said that, that you enjoy your time with is, the guys will be overjoyed. Getting along well with others feels like you're one with them, the bonds you created will never be broken."
- (to XY Girl) "I don't mind. I've already seen Rolf without a shirt countless times already."