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Nanami is a young girl who first appeared in the April 1, 2021 update version of the DMM and Japanese Steam versions of Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation.


Nanami was acquainted with Misaki as early as their middle school years,[6] and was known to do track and field-related activities during that time, including being part of the track and field club, and was considered fairly popular.[4] In addition, at least during her middle school years, she also talked a bit about movies and frequently shopped for cute items.[5] She also at least once stopped to observe a hedgehog inside a box during shopping runs.[7]

At some point, she was scouted by someone (heavily implied to be Zack) and told she was a goddess who needed to go to the Venus Islands. She then arrived at the island and ended up reunited with her friend Misaki. As they were catching up, Nanami and Misaki ended up being photographed by the tenant of the island. When Misaki left to get something important for Nanami, Nanami snuck up on the Owner and requested for the camera out of curiosity. She eventually decided to stay on the island for a while. She also did various jogging sessions while on the island.[4]



Nanami has pale skin, shoulder-length black hair with brown highlights near the tips, and blue eyes. She has a similar build to Misaki, with a slightly smaller chest than some of the other girls in the game, but fairly large hips. Similar to Honoka's flower/cow motifs and Misaki's star motifs, Nanami had a hedgehog motif. She also had noticeably large ears, though not nearly to the extent of Kanna.


Nanami was noted to have a cool yet kind demeanor.[8]


Nanami is a popular feminine Japanese given name and can be used as a surname as well. It utilizes Kanji that means various things depending on what Kanji is used, although it can also be spelled out using Hiragana and Katakana.



Nanami was acquainted with Misaki as early as their middle school years.[6] A few times, Misaki and Nanami went up to the rooftops to watch the sunset, and also tended to walk home from school together, which they recalled during their time on the Venus Islands. When Nanami arrived at the island, Misaki after cheerfully catching up with her then proceeded to get her necessary paperwork. She also acted as a sort-of mentor to Nanami showing her the ropes of the island life as a Venus. Misaki also became somewhat aware of Nanami getting a lewd lingerie from the Owner during the aftermath of the 3.5 anniversary party, causing her to scold the Owner for this.

Once, Misaki invited Nanami over for stargazing, resulting in the two mischeviously and illicitly photographing each other. Although she invited her largely because of their common kinship, Misaki implied that the main reason was because the Owner ultimately had to cancel doing it with her due to other obligations.


Owing to her being Misaki's older sister, the two were well-acquainted, especially when she often interacted with her when walking with Misaki home from school. She reconvened with Nanami around the time Nanami arrived at the island, although she got defensive towards Nanami when she realized the Owner gave her a particularly lewd lingerie, though Nanami later admitted it was partly her fault since she agreed to a photo story earlier. They also had a bit of a slumber party afterwards where they briefly caught up.


Nanami met Patty during her first week on the island, where the two as well as Misaki had a friendly running competition, owing to Nanami's past experience with track and field. Patty when meeting her noted she had a "strange, yet cool" smell.


Her meeting with Luna was awkward due to the latter sneaking up and getting up close to her due to interest in her hedgehog motif and also an attempt at establishing first contact. She also was somewhat familiar with Luna's love of rabbits, though she wasn't aware of her nickname until Misaki mentioned it in passing.


She met Tamaki around the first week of her stay, where she was awkwardly introduced by Tamaki abruptly talking with her. She also admitted that while she herself was cool, Tamaki was more cool in demeanor than her. She also agreed to going out to drinks with Tamaki, although under the condition that she get something non-alcoholic as she was still underage. However, when getting Tamaki up to her room, the latter ended up briefly groping her to her shock.


Nanami got acquainted with Honoka alongside Marie Rose, with them briefly teaching her about Beach Volleyball. They also had an icebreaker chat regarding preferred movie genres, with her offering Honoka the opportunity to watch some movies at her room. They then agreed to a compromise of watching each of their respective genres.

Marie Rose[]

Nanami got acquainted with Marie Rose alongside Honoka, with them briefly teaching her about Beach Volleyball. They also had an icebreaker chat regarding preferred movie genres, though Nanami was slightly disturbed to learn that Marie Rose loved horror movies. They then agreed to a compromise of watching each of their respective genres.


She met Kanna as well as her frenemy Nyotengu in her room, although she admitted she was somewhat aware of them via her friend Misaki.


She met Nyotengu as well as her frenemy Kanna in her room, although she admitted she was somewhat aware of them via her friend Misaki.


The two briefly interacted while waiting for the Owner to arrived at a pre-arranged place, having heard of her via the Owner. They complimented each other on their Jewel-based dresses, and also talked about possible romantic interests.


Nanami, alongside Elise, met Koharu after the latter invited the two and several other girls over for Japanese tea and snacks, with Nanami being surprised at Koharu being the same age as her. When learning of Koharu's past of being the daughter of the innkeepers of a particular historical hot spring inn, Nanami also pondered whether she actually stayed at that inn in the past.


Dead or Alive series[]

  • Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation (playable character, 2021, add-on)

Music themes[]

The following are the music themes used for Nanami throughout the series.

Theme Game appearances
"Superhero" Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation


Promotional images


  • Nanami was teased on April 1st, but fully released on April 15th. This also marks the third time a character was teased yet debuted at a later point, after Nagisa and Lobelia. Also like the prior two, she also has a connection to an established character (Misaki).
    • During the first half[9] of the leadup to Nanami's release, a daily twitter post feed giving Nanami's details was issued, with Misaki being the in-universe authors.[6][3][8][4][5][7][2]
      • During the second half, Nanami utilized her instagram account to post info about herself, largely due to being too shy to directly state her info as well as being unfamiliar with Twitter.[10][11][12][13]
        • Nanami also utilized her instagram during the lead-up to the 3.5 anniversary in the DMM version, and to a lesser extent during the schoolgirl event with herself, Luna, and Tsukushi as well as the Stellar event with Misaki (the latter featuring her illicitly photographing of Misaki).
    • She is also the first girl whose measurements were revealed during a livestream.
  • Nanami is the second girl to have her birthday occur while still within the paywall in the DMM version, the first being Tsukushi. In fact, her birthday was issued the day after her official debut.
    • On a similar note, she is also the second girl to have her birthday occur before that of her immediate predecessor upon the year of debut, after Tamaki (not counting Leifang and Fiona, as their respective birthdays occurred during the second year).
  • Nanami is the second girl to have the same stats, or at least first paid SSR primary stats, as the immediate preceding girl (STM, in her case), after Kanna.
    • She is also the only girl to have both paid suits be the same stats (not counting her Bouquet birthday outfit).
  • She is the fourth girl to have someone other than the Owner appear in their debut episodes, after Tamaki, Nagisa and Lobelia.
  • She is the fifth girl to give the Owner her measurements, after Nagisa, Monica, Sayuri and Tsukushi.
  • Nanami's nationality was not listed due to Xtreme Venus Vacation not having a nationality section for the girls' bios. However, it was nevertheless heavily implied to be Japanese due to her name being spelled in the hiragana spelling instead of the katakana spelling. Her nationality was indirectly confirmed in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 via her friend/Middle School classmate Misaki.
  • She is the third add-on character to allude to Zack. The first being Misaki and the second being Monica. In her case, she implies that Zack had scouted her out in her first episode.
  • Nanami's Hedgehog motif is a reference to the Hedgehog's Dilemma.
  • She is the second girl to not use honorifics for the Boss, after Misaki.
  • Nanami is the third girl to have her first accessory simply be issued via tickets rather than actually earned in a match, after Patty and Tsukushi, as well as one of four girls to have their second accessory issued via tickets rather than earned, after Kasumi, Honoka, and Kokoro.
    • On that note that makes Nanami the first girl to have both her first and second accessories issued via tickets instead of a ranking event (as Misaki's second accessory and 20 2nd accessory tickets were instead the prize for both ranking events).
  • Nanami is technically the only girl to have two self-introduction episodes, as her final episode is titled "Self Introduction" and has her giving the standard introduction via video recording.
  • Concept art for Nanami included in Famitsu during the latter's coverage of the game's fourth anniversary revealed that her default attire Twilight Time was originally going to resemble a schoolgirl's uniform, including a black necktie.
    • On a related note, Sakuta indicated in his commentary for her in the same source that she was created aiming for a more ordinary type of character, akin to a school classmate, rather than specific, celebrity types. He also indicated that he removed several elements from her overall character that various players may not have been fond of, with the only exception being her brown highlights.[14]

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