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Kanade Tachibana is a main protagonist and the title 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, if we count Nova / Stella circlets). She is the most dominant performing girl in the Nova / Stella era, winning 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 the most dominant championship campaign in ISML history, claiming the 2012 edition's Tiara by winning all matches without a single draw or defeat.

She holds a rivalry with fellow ISML powerhouse Mikoto Misaka (at least one fanart is dedicated to them), 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 though; 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, becoming overshadowed by more popular and relatively recent characters.

Elsewhere, she finished as a runner-up on her first year in the defunct Korea Best Moe tournament, and enjoys a relatively strong presence in China's Bilibili Moe, which she reached the quarterfinals in the inaugural tournament.


Match HistoryEdit

Anime Saimoe TournamentEdit



Korea Best Moe TournamentEdit



International Saimoe LeagueEdit


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  • Other Necklace Match
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  • Sapphire small Tachibana Kanade
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  • Regular season icon Stella 2nd (33-0-2)
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Jewel BoxEdit

Other Smaller TournamentsEdit

SenpuuSociety European SaimoeEdit


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: ???
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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