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ナナセ
Nanase
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Profile

Name:

Nanase (ナナセ)

Gender:

Female

Birthday:

February 15th

Height:

159 cm (5'2")

Weight:

44 kg (97 lbs)

Sizes:

Bust: 75cm
Waist: 54cm
Hip: 80cm

Bloodtype:

O

Affiliations

Alias:

Dancing Princess in the Dark Night [Windmill]
闇夜に踊る舞姫(「ウインドミル」)

Battle Style

Ability:

The EXS of Vengeance: Windmill

Weapon:

Zephyr

Voice Acting

Japanese Voice:

Mayu Iizuka

"A-After what you did to me... Y-You better
take responsibility as a man!"

Nanase (ナナセ) is a middle school student who got awakened as an In-Birth by an accident. Now she chases after Hyde for vengeance.

She was introduced as a playable character in the console version of Exe:Late.

Background

Wind of the Night, "Dancing Girl of Revenge".

A mysterious girl, chasing after Hyde for reasons unbeknownst. While she cries, "If you're a man, take responsibility!", the exact details of the quarrel is unknown -- that is between the two of them. She wields a long sword with ease, and fights opponents with a style that almost toys with her opponents. Underneath this Night, she finally finds the man she's looking for, the kid with a "Red Sword". Following the rumors, she dives into danger head first, making her way to the Abyss.[1]

Information

Nanase is a middle-school student and a few years younger than Hyde and Seth, and is a junior schoolmate of her senior, Phonon. She wears her school uniform during the Hollow Night.

Appearance

Nanase is a young girl with light brown hair in pigtails and green eyes. She wears a school uniform that consists of a white shirt with a tan vest and a light green bow tie, a green miniskirt, and brown small ankle-combat boots with wings attached to them.

At time before Yoshiko changes her identity as Phonon, Nanase used to have boyish-short hair which was tied to how she used to act.

Personality

Nanase has a tendency to jump to conclusions and doesn't consider alternate possibilities, such as the Void that bit her being the reason she's an In-Birth instead of Hyde (who in reality had saved her life) and, due to her lack of information, thinks that Hyde is also responsible for others' abilities. When distressed, she tends to have a poor choice of words when expressing it.

Story

Approximately two weeks before the game's story, Nanase was attacked by a Void. Fortunately, Hyde managed to save her although the Void's bite triggered her transformation into an In-Birth. Due to her lack of information regarding In-Birth, she believed that Hyde was responsible for her becoming a "monster" and has since been stalking him to exact her revenge and force him to "take responsibility".

When the Hollow Night begins, Nanase feels that it is the ideal time to settle her vendetta against Hyde and seeks him out, completely unaware of the dangers the Night brings. On the way she encounters Vatista (who herself had just recently encountered Hyde). When Vatista doesn't reveal Hyde's location, Nanase fights her. Later, Nanase meets Linne and identifies her as the girl who's always with Hyde. Nanase expresses her distress at her being an In-Birth. When Linne refuses to reveal Hyde's location, Nanase fights her as well. Afterwards, Nanase encounters Orie and once again expresses her distress. When Nanase is once again denied Hyde's location, she fights Orie.

Nanase then reaches the Altar and encounters Hilda. When Nanase's frustration at not finding Hyde finally reaching it's peak, she fights Hilda as a warm-up for her future fight with Hyde and wins. Hyde then shows up and is surprised to see Hilda already defeated. Having found the object of her vendetta, Nanase demands that Hyde take responsibility for his actions. Vatista, Linne, and Orie then show up, each asking Hyde if what Nanase told them was true. Hyde, who is completely unaware why they are all angry at him, decides to try calming Nanase down by fighting her. When Nanase wins, Hyde flees with the four girls chasing after him.

The girls lose sight of Hyde and Nanase begins complaining about how, because of Hyde, she's now an In-Birth. Realizing that the entire situation was all a misunderstanding, the girls explain to Nanase the real reason why she's an In-Birth. Accepting that Hyde isn't the one at fault, Nanase decides to let go of her misguided grudge but insists that she isn't doing it to be nice.

Abilities

Nanase's ability is the "EXS of Vengeance" (旋纏のEXS): Windmill (ウインドミル), which grants her the power to control and manipulate the wind. According to her concept art, she can create wing-shaped objects known as Winglets (ヴィングレット) that can be seen on her boots.

She fights with a huge blade that is longer than herself named Zephyr (ゼファー). The use of her wind powers allows Nanase to make the blade feel lighter and easier to swing.

Musical Theme

Title Romaji Translation Description
Gallant Girl ~空より流れ、走る風~ Gallant Girl ~Sora Yori Nagare, Hashiru Kaze~ Gallant Girl ~Blowing Wind that Flows from the Sky~ Nanase's theme
遠く蒼空の下 Tooku Sokuu no Shita The Azure Faraway Nanase's ending theme

Title Description
Sora Yori Nagare, Hasiru Kaze Nanase's theme
Below the Blue Skye in the Distance Nanase's ending theme

Composer Commentary

Gallant Girl ~Sora yori Nagare, Hashiru Kaze~
There is usually pretty big range in the themes of female UNI characters, but Nanase is really distinctive character. Unlike other characters, Nanase doesn't have darkness in her. I imaged the very "core" of her, the refreshing girl with no worries.

I think the chord allows the listener to envision a "hunch", because the song utilizes a special chord progression. The bass line is a rising chord progression called Future Progression (Raito Naming) is playing the sounds from the next chord progression.

Occasionally one can image the white noises of wind move from left to right, but I can't actually do that because it would overlap with the game's regular sound effects. [2]

Gallant Girl ~Sora yori Nagare, Hashiru Kaze~
基本アンダーナイトの女性キャラクターは音楽性に幅があるのですが、ナナセはさらに異色なキャラクターなので、他のキャラクターとは違うあまり影を感じさせない爽やかで悩みの無い感じ、だけど芯はあるというイメージで制作しました。

未来進行(来兎命名)という上昇していくコード進行のベースラインが次のコード進行の音を奏でる特殊なコード進行を多用してるため「予感」を想起するんじゃないかと思います。

通常効果音とかぶるからやらないんですけど、風をイメージしたホワイトノイズが時折左右を動き回ります。

Introduction Text

She dances. Taking on the pure air from the night sky, she seeks the one who turned her into
an In-birth: the young boy with a long red blade. Her pure and silky white skin that is
contrasted with her body that has been consumed by the night. The traces of her innocence
are clouded. Is what she's feeling truly the desire for vengeance?
Perhaps the answers will present itself in the story...

She dances. Taking on the pure air from the night sky, she seeks the one who turned her into
an In-birth. The young boy with a long, red blade. Her pure and silky white skin, that is
contrasted with her body that has been consumed by the night. The traces of her innocence
are clouded. Is what she's feeling truly the desire for vengeance?
Perhaps the answer will present itself in the story... maybe.

She flutters. Receiving the pure air from the blue sky on her body.
The reason she had fallen into in-birth. Going after the boy with the red blade.
wondering under this night, tonight again. Pale and flexible limbs.
The devoured and disgraced body --- The innocent face sometimes clouds.
Is this really the feeling of grudge. The story will be revealed... maybe.

Movelists

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH

Name Command
Unique Attacks
Unique Attack
特殊技
↘ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
During ↘ + C (On block) ↖ or ↑ or ↗
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair ↓ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair ↑ + C
Unique Attack
特殊技
Midair B > B
Force Function
Liberté of the Gentle Breeze
そよかぜのリベルテ
Simultaneously B + C
Air OK
Special Attacks
Chasing the Rêvé
レーヴを追いかけて
↓↘→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
→ Avancer With You
君とのアヴァンセ
A during Chasing the Rêvé
→ Auréole of the Starry Sky
星空のオウレオール
B during Chasing the Rêvé
→ La Halte Once in a While
たまにはラ・アルト
C during Chasing the Rêvé
Ange's Invitation
アンジュの誘い
↓↙← + A or B or C
*EX Able
→ Conveying My Vrai Coeur
ヴィレ・クールを伝えたい
A or B or C during I'll Plant It Somewhere Over Here
Plumage Dancing in the Wind
風に舞うプルマージュ
→↓↘ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Let the Fleur Carry Your Feelings
フルールに思いを乗せて
Midair ↓↘→ + A or B or C
*EX Able
Infinite Worth (Consumes 200% EXS)
Atmosphère of the Aether
天空のアトモスフィア
←↙↓↘→ + D
Infinite Worth EXS (Consumes 200% EXS)
Lumière of the Dawn
夜明けのリュミエール
A · B · C · D simultaneously
Usable when below 30% health

Check the details about Nanase's gameplay from here!

Gallery

Official Art
 
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Character Select
 
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Victory Portrait
 
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SD Character
 
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Arcade Mode Ending
 
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Arcade Mode Ending (Phonon)
 
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Chronicle Mode Event
 
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Normal (通常)
 
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Happy (喜)
 
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Angry 1 (怒)
 
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Angry 2 (怒)
 
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Angry 3 (怒)
 
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Sad (哀)
 
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Comfort (楽)
 
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Embarrassed (照)
 
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Official Illustrations
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2015)
 
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Happy New Year by Seiichi Yoshihara (2016)
 
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Valentine's Day by Yusano (2016)
 
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Happy Birthday by Satou (2017)
 
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Happy Birthday by Takehiko Wagatsuma (2018)
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2019)
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2020)
 
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Happy Birthday by Seiichi Yoshihara (2021)
Guest Illustrations
 
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By Iwashi (Dusk Frontier) (UNIEL)
 
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By Riku Ozawa (UNIclr)
Concept Art
 
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Concept sprites from French Bread's Ustream
 
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Concept art from Exe:Late[cl-r] gallery
 
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Concept art from Exe:Late[cl-r] gallery
Store Icons
 
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Additional colors (Playstation Store)
 
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Additional colors 2 (Playstation Store)
 
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System Voice (Playstation Store)
Videos
 
Gameplay Tutorial for Exe:Late

Trivia

  • Nanase's blade gets its name from the Greek god "Zephyrys", who was a messenger of Spring and a personification of the west wind - the most gentle wind.

References

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