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Azusa Nakano ☆

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The Fifth Tea-Timer
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.png
Christine Marie Cabanos Us.png
Status Champion
Best Results
Isml logo.png ISML Main: Fourth place (2010)
Ranime logo.png 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, Top 32)
2017: RS (Emerald)
2018: RS (Diamond)
2019: RS (Diamond)
2020:
2021:
Necklaces 1 Necklace Emerald small.png
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:
BG9:
BG10:
Best Character BCh1:
BCh2:
BCh3:
BCh4:
BCh5:
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 with only one appearance 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.

Azusa is a consistent fourth-round finisher in r/anime's Best Girl Contest. Her best finish in the tournament was the round of 32 in Best Girl 5.



ISML Profile Flavor Text[edit | edit source]

"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 History[edit | edit source]

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

ISML 2010[edit | edit source]

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


Final position: 4th




ISML 2011[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs (seed 4):

Final position: 6th




ISML 2012[edit | edit source]

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  • Regular season icon.png 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 2013[edit | edit source]

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  • Regular season icon.png Record: 29 - 6 (Stella 6th)
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  • 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 2014[edit | edit source]

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

Final position: Stella 10th




ISML 2015[edit | edit source]

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

Stella Swiss Rounds / Diamond (seed 9th)

Final position: Stella 13th




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ISML 2018[edit | edit source]

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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.png Sagiri Izumi 12,833 12,979 13,091 13,295 13,403 13,785 16,313
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 3334 3480 3766 4012 4240 4772
Kanna.png Kanna Kamui 2286 2374 2569 2881 3850
Tohru dragon.png Tohru 1825 1887 1979 2220
Nanami.png Nanami Aoyama 1127 1272 1488
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 1143 1251
Shouko.png Shouko Nishimiya 1056




ISML 2019[edit | edit source]

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ISML 2020[edit | edit source]

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Best Girl Contest[edit | edit source]

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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 Contest[edit | edit source]

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 Contests[edit | edit source]

Anime Saimoe Tournament[edit | edit source]

Saimoe 2009


Saimoe 2010


Saimoe 2011


Saimoe 2012



Korea Best Moe Tournament[edit | edit source]

KBM 2009


KBM 2010


KBM 2011


KBM 2012



Minor Contests[edit | edit source]

The Great Awwnime Bracket[edit | edit source]

Awwnime 2013



Gallery[edit | edit source]

Portraits


Posters



External Links[edit | edit source]

Beware of spoilers.


Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate Testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Gokou Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori Itsuka Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru Chitanda Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi Katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem.png Rem · 2019: Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden · 2020: Yukino Yukinoshita · 2021: ???
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem.png Rem · BG6: Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki · BG7: Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya · BG8:
Best Char. ★ BCh2: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara · BCh3: Shinobu Oshino Shinobu Oshino
Bilibili Moe † Japan ☆ 2015: Saber Saber · 2016: Rem.png Rem · 2017: Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu.png Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng.png Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto · 2003: Riku Harada Riku Harada · 2004: Rosemary Applefield Rosemary Applefield · 2005: Nanoha Takamachi Nanoha Takamachi · 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Rika Furude Rika Furude · 2008: Kagami Hiiragi Kagami Hiiragi · 2009: Taiga Aisaka Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki Onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka Kaname Madoka Kaname · 2014: Nodoka Haramura Nodoka Haramura + Saki Miyanaga Saki Miyanaga (co-winners)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2008: Holo Holo · 2009: Taiga Aisaka Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura Akemi Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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