|"The piano is you. If you touch it gently, it will smile. If you touch it with force, it will become enraged"|
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|Japanese Voice||Shizuka Ishigami|
|English Voice||Julie Ann Taylor|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 07: Cloudy Skies|
|Anime Debut||Episode 05: Gray Skies|
Nao Kashiwagi has brown hair tied into a ponytail, brown eyes, and freckles on her face. She is frequently seen wearing her school uniform throughout the series. Her face is usually inscrutable and seems to be indifferent to other people's troubles (though her actions speak otherwise).
In the anime her hair is straight, but in the manga it’s curly.
Nao Kashiwagi is a good friend of Tsubaki and is often seen by her side at school. She always tries to show Tsubaki the truth in the most blunt way, often embarrassing her. Her advice has broken Tsubaki's stubborness to admit that she has feelings for Kousei Arima. It has also been revealed that the relationship advice she gives to Tsubaki comes from her collection of BL (Boys Love; Yaoi) books.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no UsoEdit
Tsubaki Sawabe Edit
Tsubaki, who has concerns about her relationship with Saitou and her connections to Kousei, comes to Nao for advice. The two are close friends who both go to Sumiya Junior High School, and are on the girls softball team.