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Kanade Tachibana ★

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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.png
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Status Salt of Famer
Best Results
Isml logo.png ISML Main: ★ Champion (2012)
ToC: Champion (2015)
Ranime logo.png 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.png Aquamarine small.png Topaz small.png Amethyst small.png Sapphire small.png Diamond small.png Diamond small.png
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 Text[edit | edit source]

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

ISML 2011[edit | edit source]

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  • Other Necklace Match
  • Regular season icon.png 1st (49-0-0)

ISML 2012[edit | edit source]

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

Necklace Round:

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Nova Playoffs

Tiara Playoffs

ISML 2013[edit | edit source]

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

Stella Playoffs

Tiara Playoffs

ISML 2014[edit | edit source]

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

Stella Swiss Rounds

Tiara Playoffs

Defunct Contests[edit | edit source]

Anime Saimoe Tournament[edit | edit source]



Korea Best Moe Tournament[edit | edit source]



Minor Contests[edit | edit source]

SenpuuSociety European Saimoe[edit | edit source]


Gallery[edit | edit source]


ISML Posters

External links[edit | edit source]

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: 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: ???
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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