Shipping Wiki
Advertisement

Artwork: 22
“Haha, I only wish I could have met Ayato sooner. He really taught me something. "You can kindle the warrior spirit even in the weakest of bugs"... Yep, I really took that one to heart. If it weren't for those words of wisdom, I'm pretty sure I would have given up beetle fighting after losing for the 780th time... Yeah, I guess sometimes it takes a warrior to understand a warrior. When we're playing trading card games or battling beetles, we're always totally on the same wavelength.”
— Itto about Ayato

AyaItto is the slash ship between Kamisato Ayato and Arataki Itto from the Genshin Impact fandom.

Canon

Ayato and Itto are close friends who play trading cards and fight Onikabuto beetles together. Ayato is mentioned in Itto's voicelines and Itto is mentioned in Ayato's voicelines and character story. Ayato and Thoma had watched Itto's performance in Itto's character teaser. At the Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival, Ayato gifted Itto limited edition trading cards.

Voicelines

In Itto's voiceline about Ayato, he says he sees him as a friend who inspired him to not give up on Onikabuto beetle fighting even after losing multiple times. He feels they can understand each other because they're both warriors.

In Ayato's voiceline about Itto, he says he finds Itto eccentric and found it surprising to be called "bro" by Itto. Ayato calls him naive for not recognizing his identity as Yashiro Commissioner, depending on different translations.

Character Story

Itto is mentioned in Ayato's character story. Ayato gives Itto encouragement for beetle fighting. It's stated to be out of the goodness of his heart, but the writing seems sarcastic in tone.

Quotes

“Now he's an interesting case. The idea of pitting docile Onikabuto against each other in battle, I mean really... I was only speaking in polite platitudes when I gave him that little pep talk, but to my surprise he started calling me "bro"... To this day, he calls me "my bro Ayato" without the faintest idea of my true identity. It's quite alright by me, though, I have nothing against his... eccentricities.”
— Ayato about Itto
“Haha, I only wish I could have met Ayato sooner. He really taught me something. "You can kindle the warrior spirit even in the weakest of bugs"... Yep, I really took that one to heart. If it weren't for those words of wisdom, I'm pretty sure I would have given up beetle fighting after losing for the 780th time... Yeah, I guess sometimes it takes a warrior to understand a warrior. When we're playing trading card games or battling beetles, we're always totally on the same wavelength.”
— Itto about Ayato
“I've been playing trading card games with my friend Itto for a long time. He always loses, but he never gives up. I find his resilience truly admirable. I was delighted to hear about my friend's festival today. I came here with a limited edition Genius Invokation TCG gift pack to offer my congratulations. I wish him a fantastic festival.”
— Message from "TCG Buddy Ayato" on the bulletin board for The Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival
“Most entertaining. Pity that the Tenryou Commission has arrived.”
— Ayato on Itto's performance in Itto's character teaser

Fanon

AyaItto started gaining traction mostly because of Itto's voiceline about Ayato before his official reveal. Fans found it humorous the Yashiro Commissioner, who is described as serious and hard-working, is someone who plays Onikabuto fighting, a game made for children. The ship grew in popularity when more voicelines showed they also played trading card games with each other.

The ship is enjoyed for its opposites attract dynamic between Ayato who is cunning and Itto who is more naive. Fans think Itto's more naive personality could lead to him being teased by Ayato. It's also implied Ayato hides his title as Yashiro Commissioner from Itto, so fans find it interesting to imagine how Ayato would keep his identity secret and how Itto would find out.

Both enjoy playing games, have arrogant personalities, and are the leaders of their own groups (Kamisato Clan and Arataki Gang), which makes them able to connect with each other. Itto is the only friend Ayato mentions having outside of the Kamisato Clan, so fans feel Itto could help Ayato loosen up. Itto has more freedom running the Arataki Gang while Ayato has to manage the Kamisato Clan and often overworks himself. Ayato could also help Itto deal with his temperament through encouragement, like when Itto loses at games, and how to be more responsible.

Ayato and Itto also have similar backstories. Both of their parents died when they were young and they couldn't trust others around them. They could relate to each other in grief. Ayato's lack of trust in others balances with Itto's loyalty and how he treats everyone equally.

Some fans dislike the ship because of Ayato's English voiceline. It's interpreted as rude and Ayato finding Itto annoying. They also dislike how Ayato points out how Itto always loses at games.

On AO3, it's Ayato's second most written for ship and Itto's third most written for ship.

The ship is overshadowed by IttoSara and ThomaTo.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Arataki Itto/Kamisato Ayato tag on AO3

TUMBLR

AyaItto posts on Tumblr

TWITTER

AyaItto posts on Twitter

PIXIV

綾一 tag on Pixiv

Trivia

  • While Ayato plays Go, a strategic game with Thoma and is known for being logical, he plays more child-oriented games with Itto.
  • Itto calls Ayato his bro.

Gallery

Fan Art

Navigation

Genshin Impact logo.png
Genshin Impact ShipsGenshin Impact Characters
SHIPS het AethyuAlbecroseAlmonaAmtherAyatherBarbennettBeiKazuChiLumiChonglingChongtaoDainsLumiEutherFischnettGuiliHeiShinoHuXiaoIttomiyaIttoSaraJeanlucKaeLisaKaeLumiKazuFischlKazumiyaKazuyakaKetherKokorouKukittoLumirouMonaetherNoetherRazberRosaeyaRostalyneScaraMonaTartNoraThomaLumiThomayaThomiyaThoYaeVenbaraVenLumiXiaoLumiXiaoyuXingJinXingTaoYaeyatoZhongEiZhongguangZhongLumiZhongQingZhongTao
slash AlbeqiuAlbetherAyaIttoChaeyaChilaetherChiLiChilucChiScaraChittoChongnettDainKaeDaintherDiluVenHalfDainItthomaIttoGorouIttokazuIttoXiaoIttoZhongKaebedoKaeLucKaetherKatsuScaraKazuGorouKazuScaraKazuXiaoRannettReZhongScarabedoThomaChiThomaLucThomaToTomoKazuVenkichiVentherXiaotherXiaoVenXingyunZhonglucZhongtherZhongVenZhongXiao
femslash ArlebinaAyaKomiAyaLumiAyamiyaBarbelleBarbnyanBarbTaoBeiguangEiMikoEiSaraEulaJeanEulAmberEuLumiFischelleGanfeiGanmiyaGanqingGanyaeGanyumiJeanlisaJeanlumiKokoLumiKokoSaraKokoyaeLumberLumicroseLumonaMonacroseMonafischlNoemineQingguangRosabaraRosacroseShenJinShinofeiShinoSaraSongbirdTaolingXianglumiXiangQingYanLanYanTaoYoimineYunyan
poly 4NEMO5WIRLArchon TrioChaebedoDCKZKaeberoseKazuXiaoVenRannschlTVT DREAM
friendship CollberGuoLingHanako TaoKleeJeanKleeonaKleeQiqiKleeZorLumimonPaiVentiQiTaoYaoQiqiYoiKlee
family ChicerJeanbaraKleeBedoLiZorLumitherScaraEi
cargo AlbepaintingKlee x BombsVenti x WineXingqiu x BooksYoimiya x Fireworks
CHARACTERS male AetherAlbedoArataki IttoBennettChongyunDiluc RagnvindrKaedehara KazuhaKaeya AlberichRazorScaramoucheTartagliaThomaVentiXiaoXingqiuZhongli
female AmberBarbara PeggFischl von Luftschloss NarfidortGanyuHu TaoJean GunnhildrKamisato AyakaKeqingKleeLumineMona MegistusNaganohara YoimiyaRaiden EiSangonomiya KokomiSucroseXianglingYae Miko
Advertisement