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Kanade Tachibana ★

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Kanade tachibana profile

Chinese 立华奏
Japanese 立華 かなで, Tachibana Kanade
Korean 타치바나 카나데
Other names 天使, Tenshi (Angel)
Anime Angel Beats!
Voiced by Kana Hanazawa Jp
Emily Neves Us
Status Salt of Famer
Best Results
Isml logo ISML Main: ★ Champion (2012)
ToC: Champion (2015)
Ranime logo Best Girl Round of 32
BG1 (seed 17) and (BG4 (seed 25)
Bilibili Moe Quarter-finals (2015)
J-Saimoe Round 4 (2011)
K. Best Moe Runner-up (2010)
ISML record
Main Tournament 2011: 3rd
2013: Runner-up
2014: 3rd
Tournament of Champions 2016: ???
2019: Groups (5th)
Necklaces 7 Necklaces Aquamarine small Aquamarine small Topaz small Amethyst small Sapphire small Diamond small Diamond small
Aquamarine (2012, 2013)
Topaz (2011)
Amethyst (2014)
Sapphire (Nova 2012)
Diamond (Stella 2013, Stella 2014)
r/anime contest record
Best Girl BG2: R64 (seed 41)
BG3: R64 (seed 40)
BG5: R128
BG6: R128
BG7: R128
Best Character BCh1:
Defunct Majors Record
J-Saimoe 2010: Round 3
K. Best Moe 2011: Top 96
Other Contest Wins

Kanade Tachibana is the titular character of Key's anime series Angel Beats!

The Angel is one of the most successful girls ever to grace the International Saimoe League, having won the joint-most number of necklaces in just 4 years with seven gems, tied with Shana and Mashiro Shiina. She was the most dominant performing girl in the Nova / Stella era, securing three out of four possible Circlets by winning their respective brackets (Nova 2012, Stella 2013-2014.), and has never placed below third in all of her ISML appearances.  The Angel is also responsible for completing ISML's first-ever perfect season in 2012, winning all of her matches in that year without a single draw or defeat.

Kanade's biggest rival is Ruri Gokou, another character voiced by her voice actress Kana Hanazawa. The pair have a history of meeting in the playoff stages every year, with Tenshi winning all but one match against Kuroneko. Kanade also holds a rivalry with fellow ISML powerhouse Mikoto Misaka, although they only met once in the postseason, which Kanade won in the 2013 Tiara semi-final.

Kanade holds a moderate presence in the contests of r/anime. Her Best Girl Contest performance is a hit-or-miss; while she managed to get into the Round of 32 two times (in 2014 and 2017), in recent years she has struggled to maintain her waning power in the tournament brackets due to becoming overshadowed by characters from popular and relatively recent shows.

Elsewhere, she finished as a runner-up on her first year in the defunct Korea Best Moe tournament, and enjoyed a relatively strong presence in China's Bilibili Moe, which she reached the quarterfinals in the inaugural tournament off of an appearance in the Angel Beats! OVA series.


ISML Profile Flavor TextEdit

International Saimoe LeagueEdit

ISML 2011Edit

  • Topaz small 
  • Other Necklace Match
  • Regular season icon 1st (49-0-0)

ISML 2012Edit

  • Regular season icon Stella 1st (35-0)
  • Gems Won: Aquamarine small Aquamarine, Sapphire small Sapphire

Necklace Round:

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Nova Playoffs

Tiara Playoffs

ISML 2013Edit

  • Regular season icon Stella 2nd (33-2)
  • Average VF: 5714
  • Average VA: 2749
  • Average VF%: 68.34%
  • Average VA%: 31.66%}}
  • Gems Won: Aquamarine small Aquamarine. Diamond small Diamond

Stella Playoffs

Tiara Playoffs

ISML 2014Edit

  • Regular season icon Stella 2nd (34-1)
  • Gems Won: Amethyst small Amethyst, Diamond small Diamond

Stella Swiss Rounds

Tiara Playoffs

Defunct ContestsEdit

Anime Saimoe TournamentEdit



Korea Best Moe TournamentEdit



Minor ContestsEdit

SenpuuSociety European SaimoeEdit




ISML Posters

External linksEdit

Beware of spoilers.


  • [Wikipedia article]
  • [Fandom wiki page]
  • [MyAnimeList character profile]

Simplified Chinese

  • [Baike Baidu article]
  • [Moegirl article]


  • [NamuWiki article]


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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