She is a second-year student who plays the euphonium.
Natsuki is a young girl who wears the standard Kitauji High School uniform for second years. Her auburn hair is tied in a high ponytail, two strands sticking out from it, and she has blue eyes.
Natsuki is a reserved girl who is rarely seen talking, and she has an aloof and calm attitude. It is later revealed that the second-years are like this because of an event which occurred the year before Kumiko Oumae's first year at Kitauji.
However, Natsuki is normally friendly to everyone, and tends to be mature and calm in most situations. She is also understanding of situations and takes everything quite nicely.
|Sound! Euphonium 2||Secondary|
|Sound! Euphonium The Movie: Welcome To The Kitauji High School Concert Band||Secondary|
|Sound! Euphonium The Movie: May The Melody Reach You!||Minor|
|Liz and the Blue Bird||Minor|
|Sound! Euphonium: The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day||Main|
- The name Natsuki means "summer" (夏) (natsu) and "chronicle" (紀) (ki).
- Natsuki's surname Nakagawa means "middle" (中) (naka) and "river, stream" (川) (kawa/gawa).
- Natsuki Nakagawa's and Yuuko Yoshikawa's surnames seem to contain a curious wordplay: if written together in kana, their first kanji (中 and 吉) form "nakayoshi", which means "(having a) good relationship"; at the same time, they both share the second kanji for "river" (川).
- Natsuki and Yuuko Yoshikawa often get into playful arguments and teasing, much to the amusement of others, particularly Kumiko Oumae.
- Natsuki did not pass her first audition.
- Natsuki, Yuuko, Nozomi Kasaki and Mizore Yoroizuka graduated from Minami Junior High School.
- Natsuki joined the band because of Nozomi, as she admires her.
- Natsuki has short hair in the novel and manga.
- Natsuki used to not have any illustration in the novel, so her appearance in the anime was completely redesigned. Character designer Shouko Ikeda said that Natsuki looks awful with her short hair like in the novel, so she made her hair a bit longer and put it in a ponytail, so she would look cuter. Natsuki's illustration is revealed on the cover of the new novel series, which shows that her appearance in the novel is now the same as in the anime.
- Natsuki becomes the band's vice president in her senior year.
- According to the official Sound! Euphonium novel website:
- Her favorite colors are purple and black.
- Her special skill is being able to perform fast calculations, while still being poor at math.
- She likes beer and spicy food, and dislikes matcha and anko (red bean paste).
- In the novels, Natsuki's euphonium case has a yellow, faded bear charm key-chain on it.
- Natsuki's euphonium is based on a Yamaha YEP-321 model.
- Natsuki's electric guitar is based on Yamaha Pacifica 112V model.
- Natsuki Nakagawa on Hibike! Euphonium Archive
|Kitauji High School Concert Band during Kumiko Oumae's first year|
|Note: Section leaders are shown in bold text
1Rejoined the band
2Left the band
3Also in charge of the Tuba and Double Bass sections
|Kitauji High School Concert Band during Kumiko Oumae's second year|
|Note: Section leaders are shown in bold text|