Name: Nakano Azusa 「中野梓」
Title Series:K-ON!
Voiced by:Taketatsu Ayana

Career ISML Performance
2010: 4th Place. Record: (43-0-6) / (3-2)
2011: 6th Place. Record: (45-0-4) / (1-1)
2012: 6th Place. Record: (31-0-4)
2012: 7th Place League Finals
2013: 6th Place Stella Division. Record: (29-0-6)
2013: 8th Place League Finals

Moe Tournament Résumé
2009: Anime Saimoe Tournament - Group Finalist
2009: Korean Best Moe - 4th Place
2010: Anime Saimoe Tournament - 1st Place
2010: Animefans Saimoe Tournament - Quarterfinalist
2010: Korean Best Moe - 17th Place
2010: Korean Super Best Moe - Round of 32
2011: Animefans Saimoe Tournament - Round of 32
2011: Korean Best Moe - 27th Place
2012: Anime Saimoe Tournament - Round of 96
2012: Animefans Saimoe Tournament - Round of 16
2012: Korean Best Moe - 17th Place
2013: Animefans Saimoe Tournament - Round of 32
2013: The Great Awwnime Bracket - Quarterfinalist
2014: AnimeGirl Saimoe Tournament - Semifinalist
2014: Hongkong Golden Saimoe - Quarterfinalist
2016: Best Girl Contest - Round of 64

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.

Past Notable Matches

ISML 2010 Regular Season: (7th Seed)
Topaz 7: 2889-2903 to Sakagami Tomoyo (CLANNAD)
Sapphire 4: 2645-2394 over Saber (Fate/stay night)
Diamond 4: 2623-2307 over Nagato Yuki (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūtsu)

ISML 2010 Championship: (4th Place)
Preliminary Round: 4199-3077 over Sakagami Tomoyo (CLANNAD)
Winner Round 1: 3190-3063 over Katsura Hinagiku (Hayate no Gotoku!)
Winner Round 2: 3076-3353 to Akiyama Mio (K-ON!)
Loser Round 4: 3889-3671 over Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!)
Loser Round 5: 3961-4017 to Shana (Shakugan no Shana)

ISML 2011 Championship: (6th Place)
Round of 16: 5580-3471 over Nakamura Yuri (Angel Beats!)
Quarterfinals: 5107-5508 to Shana (Shakugan no Shana)

ISML 2012 Regular Season: (6th Place)
Emerald 6: 3178-3518 over Suzumiya Haruhi (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu)

ISML 2013 Regular Season: (6th Seed)
Ruby 7: 3862-3996 to Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!)
Topaz 1: 7350-7237 over Nakamura Yuri (Angel Beats!)

ISML 2013 Championship: 8th Place
Round of 16: 5370-5187 over Yuuki Asuna (sword Art Online)
Quarterfinals: 4985-7443 to Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) (Ore no Imōto)

Anime Saimoe Tournament 2009: (Group Finalist)
Group Finals: 711-825 to Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!)

Korea Best Moe 2009: (4th Place)
Round of 16: 1429-1526 over Kinomoto Sakura (Tsubasa Chronicle)
Quarterfinals: 1052-1026 over Hirasawa Ui (K-ON!)
Semifinals: 1251-1394 to Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!)

Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010: (1st Place)
Group Finals: 711-825-172 over Misaka Mikoto (Toaru Majutsu no Index) & Akiyama Mio (K-ON!)
Quarterfinals: 961-627 over Yamada Aoi (WORKING!!)
Semifinals: 939-769 over Haramura Nodoka (Saki)
Final: 1516-1339 over Sanzen'in Nagi (Hayate no Gotoku!)

Korea Best Moe 2012: (17th Place)
Round of 32: 125-131 to Saber (Fate/stay night)