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Azusa Nakano ☆

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The Cat-Eared Fifth Member
Chinese 中野梓
Japanese 中野梓 (なかのあずさ, Nakano Azusa)
Korean 나카노 아즈사
Other names Azu-nyan
Anime K-ON!
Anime Debut Spring 2010
Voiced by Ayana Takesatsu Jp
Christine Marie Cabanos Us
Best Results
Isml logo ISML Main: Fourth place (2010)
Ranime logo Best Girl Round of 32 (BG5, seed 77)
J-Saimoe ☆ Champion (2010)
K. Best Moe Semi-finals (2009)
ISML record
Main Tournament 2011: QF (6th)
2012: R16 (7th)
2013: QF (8th)
2014: Stella Playoffs (S-10th)
2015: Stella Playoffs (S-13th)
2016: RS (Eme/Ruby, T32)
2017: RS (Emerald)
2018: RS (Diamond)
2019: RS (Diamond)
2020:
2021:
Necklaces 1 Necklace Emerald small
Emerald (2018)
r/anime contest record
Best Girl BG1: R128
BG2: R128
BG3: R64 (seed 78)
BG4: R64 (seed 57)
BG6: R64 (seed 92)
BG7: R64 (seed 35)
BG8:
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BG10:
Best Character BCh1:
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Defunct Majors Record
J-Saimoe 2009: Rd 4
2011: Rd 1
2012: Rd 2
K. Best Moe 2010: R32
2011: R32
2012: R32
Other Contest Wins
Exists

Azusa Nakano is a supporting character featured in Kakifly's manga K-ON! and its anime adaptation by the studio Kyoto Animation. In the series, she is the fifth member of the Houkago Tea Time band, and is one year junior of her fellow bandmates. Her family name is taken from Teruo Nakano, a member of the real-life band P-Model.

In terms of achievements in anime character popularity contests, Azusa is the second-most successful after Mio, winning 2channel's J-Saimoe in 2010, as well as garnering fourth place at ISML and semi-finals at Anizone in the same year.

From 2015 to 2018, Azusa served as K-On's primary representative in ISML. Although she would struggle to replicate Mio's success in the tournament, having only reached the playoffs once in 2015, she has managed to secure her first necklace in 2018, in what is considered one of the most unexpected gem wins in the contest's history.

Meanwhile, in r/anime's Best Girl Contest, Azusa is a consistent fourth-round finisher. She has gone as far as the round of 32 in Best Girl 5.




ISML Profile Flavor TextEdit

"Music is serious business: this was the earnest belief with which Azusa sought out the light music club in her new school. She did not, however, expect her outlook on life to be shaken to the very core.

At first glance, Azusa is a no-nonsense girl with her own vision of what acceptable behavior is and what it is not. However, her sober attitude belies her true, sensitive character. When exposed to the sound of music, Azusa’s heart throbs for reasons she herself doesn’t understand. She instinctively hunts out people who, like her, see the hidden depth behind the art.

That said, Azusa also believes that the beauty of music carries along with it a responsibility. Naturally diligent, she expects the members of the group she joins to be like-minded people willing to devote every moment of their free time to arduous practice. When this turns out not to be the case, the young musician is torn between outrage and dejection.

Not everything in the light music club will immediately fall into place, but Azusa does not remain blind to the affection her new friends show her. Deep within, she would like to join in on the fun… but only for a moment! The more she understands how the group’s relaxed behavior is also the source of the authenticity of their music, the closer she comes to a begrudging acceptance of their odd antics. Even if those antics include copious amounts of cosplay and forcing her to wear cat-ear accessories.''

As one gets to know her, Azusa slowly reveals more of her caring and vulnerable side. It would be better not to abuse that trust. After all, even the cuddliest cat has its claws."


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Contest HistoryEdit

International Saimoe LeagueEdit

ISML 2010Edit

  • Regular season icon Record: 43 - 6 (7th)
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Playoffs (seed 7)


Final position: 4th



ISML 2011Edit

  • Nominations:
  • Regular season icon Record: 45 - 4 (4th)
  • Points:
  • Average VF: 4345
  • Average VA: 2685
  • Average VF%: 62.32%
  • Average VA%: 37.68%

Playoffs (seed 4):

Final position: 6th



ISML 2012Edit

  • Nominations:
  • Regular season icon Record: 31 - 4 (Stella 6th)
  • Points:
  • Average VF: 4325
  • Average VA: 2736
  • Average VF%: 61.72%
  • Average VA%: 38.28%


Stella Playoffs / Diamond (seed 6)

Tiara Playoffs (seed S6)

Final position: 7th



ISML 2013Edit

  • Nominations:
  • Regular season icon Record: 29 - 6 (Stella 6th)
  • Points:
  • Average VF: 4590
  • Average VA: 3540
  • Average VF%: 56.99%
  • Average VA%: 43.01%

Stella Playoffs / Diamond (seed 6)

Tiara Playoffs (seed S6)

Final position: 8th



ISML 2014Edit

  • Nominations:
  • Regular season icon Record: 28 - 7 (Stella 9th)
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Stella Swiss Rounds / Diamond (seed 9)

Final position: Stella 10th



ISML 2015Edit

  • Nominations:
  • Regular season icon Record: Stella 12th
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  • Seeding score: 180.183 (9th)

Stella Swiss Rounds / Diamond (seed 9th)

Final position: Stella 13th



ISML 2016Edit

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ISML 2017Edit

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ISML 2018Edit

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Emerald Necklace (Winner!)
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Azusa nakano Azusa Nakano 13,843 13,955 14,122 14,475 15,298 17,809 18,853
Sagiri Sagiri Izumi 12,833 12,979 13,091 13,295 13,403 13,785 16,313
Kurumi Kurumi Tokisaki 3334 3480 3766 4012 4240 4772
Kanna Kanna Kamui 2286 2374 2569 2881 3850
Tohru dragon Tohru 1825 1887 1979 2220
Nanami Nanami Aoyama 1127 1272 1488
Yukino Yukino Yukinoshita 1143 1251
Shouko Shouko Nishimiya 1056




ISML 2019Edit

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ISML 2020Edit

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AnimeBracketEdit

Best Girl ContestEdit

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Best Girl 2 (2015)

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Best Girl 4 (2017)

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Best Girl 5 (2018)

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Best Girl 6 (2019)

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Best Girl 7 (2020)

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Best Girl 8 (2021)

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Best Character ContestEdit

Best Character 1 (2015)

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Best Character 2 (2016)

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Best Character 3 (2017)

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Best Character 4 (2018)

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Best Character 5 (TBD)

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Defunct ContestsEdit

Anime Saimoe TournamentEdit

Saimoe 2009


Saimoe 2010


Saimoe 2011


Saimoe 2012



Korea Best Moe TournamentEdit

KBM 2009


KBM 2010


KBM 2011


KBM 2012




Minor ContestsEdit

The Great Awwnime BracketEdit

2013




GalleryEdit

Portraits


Posters



External LinksEdit

Beware of spoilers.


Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku1 Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio kon Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori dal Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem Rem · 2019: Violet Violet Evergarden · 2020: ???
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin tohsaka Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem Rem · BG6: Asuna Asuna Yuuki · BG7: Kaguya Kaguya Shinomiya · BG8:
Best Char. ☆ ‡ BCh2: Hitagi Hitagi Senjougahara · BCh3: Shinobu Shinobu Oshino
Bilibili Moe † Japan ★ 2015: Saber Saber · 2016: Rem Rem · 2017: Mash Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto · 2003: Riku harada Riku Harada · 2004: Rosemary Rosemary Applefield · 2005: Nanoha Nanoha Takamachi · 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Rika furude Rika Furude · 2008: Kagami hiiragi Kagami Hiiragi · 2009: Taiga Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka Madoka Kaname · 2014: Nodoka saki Nodoka Haramura + Saki Saki Miyanaga (co-winners)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Hinagiku1 Hinagiku Katsura · 2008: Holo Holo · 2009: Taiga Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio kon Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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