Nagi Ōtonari (大隣凪 Ōtonari Nagi?) is a friend of Emiri Uchi who, for much of the series, was only known affectionately as the Girl with Glasses by WataMote Wiki, and "Glasses-chan" by other fans. She seems a friendly background character and appears to organize the class dinner in Chapter 120. She finally receives a name in Chapter 171, when she receives her first name. She is, however, the first of the "Emoji Gang" to receive a full name when her surname is revealed in the WataMote Volume 20 Special Edition Booklet.
Like many characters in WataMote, Nagi starts as an unnamed background character. She is part of the consistent group friends of Uchi. She is perhaps the first to understand Uchi has a crush on Tomoko, and while she deems it "interesting," she urges Tomoko to be friends with Uchi while gently prodding Uchi to apologize to Tomoko for calling her "disgusting/gross" (キモい).
Nagi appears a pleasant girl. When she discovers the crush Uchi has on Tomoko, she separately urges both to become friends. When rooming with the quiet and taciturn Yuri, she invites her to go the hot spring rather than use the bath in their room.
While her glasses are her most readily recognizable attribute and lead to her nicknames, she also has long hair gathered into a ponytail. Since she has thus far not been depicted in color, her dark gray-colored hair in the manga could be natural brown or dyed. She stands slightly taller than Tomoko.
- Volume 8: Chapter 77
- Volume 9: Chapters 79, 80, 82, 86, 87
- Volume 11: Chapter 105
- Volume 12: Chapters 112, 114, 117, 119, 120, 122
- Volume 13: Chapters 128, 129, 130.5, Omake
- Volume 14: Chapters 134, 140
- Volume 16: Chapters 152, 156
- Volume 17: Chapters 160, 161, 162, 165
- Volume 18: Chapters 171, 172, 174, 175-1, 175-2
- Volume 20: Chapters
185, 188, 191, 192-2, Special Edition Booklet, Special Edition
- TBA: Chapter 197
- TBA: Chapter Special-1
Strikethrough episodes or chapters indicate the character was mentioned but did not make a physical appearance)
Nagi considers a pairing of Tomoko and Uchi to be "interesting." As part of her and the rest of the "Emoji Gang" attempt to reconcile Tomoko and Uchi, she encourages Tomoko to call Uchi by her nickname. For her part, Tomoko inwardly refers to her in that chapter as "Glasses" and in other chapters with the more formal "Glasses-san." Nagi will later gently prod Uchi to apologize to Tomoko.
In Chapter 152 during the discussion about Uchi's behavior she notes that Uchi seems to want to spend time with "the one she likes": Tomoko. She implies that Uchi has a crush on Tomoko and finds the pairing "interesting." She suggests that Tomoko address Uchi by their nickname for her. While their individual relationship is not yet revealed, Nagi seems supportive of Uchi having a crush on a girl.
"The Emoji Gang"
Nagi's first meaningful interaction with Yuri occurs in Chapter 171 when, while attending a class together in the Summer Study Camp, she invites Yuri to bath in the hotel hot spring rather than a room bath. Yuri does attend and, to her surprise, finds it easy to talk to Nagi and other members of the "Emoji Gang." She will later smile when Yuri blushes and mutters a cheer towards the sea with other of the "WataGirls" attending the camp. She will repeat Yuri's cheer.
- "I mean, she was visiting the person she likes, right?"
- "But don't you think those two make an interesting duo?" – regarding Uchi and Tomoko
- "Let's go naked in the sauna!"
- 凪 (nagi): means "lull, calm."
- 大隣 (ōtonari): combines "big" with "nearby," and is a recognized Japanese surname.
- Like all WataMote characters, she shares a name with a Lotte's player. In this case, she shares her surname with Lotte pitcher, Kenji Ōtonari.
- From The Credit Where Credit is Due Department, editor HokageUzumaki found the kanji of her surname based on the baseball player who shares it.
|Female Characters||Tomoko Kuroki | Shiki Futaki | Anna Haruna | Shizuku Hirasawa | Akari Iguchi | Hikari Itō | Megumi Imae | Asuka Katō | Kayo | Kotomi Komiyama | Mrs. Kuroki | Koharu Minami | Miyazaki | Nagi | Miho Narita | Yū Naruse | Hina Nemoto | Ogino | Akane Okada | Reina | Fūka Sasaki | Kiko Satozaki | Sayaka | Yuri Tamura | Mako Tanaka | Emiri Uchi | Masaki Yoshida|
|Male Characters||Tomoki Kuroki | Aomatsu | Art Teacher | Hatsushiba | Homeroom Teacher | Jun Ishimine | Kakinuma | Yoshinori Kiyota | Kosaka | Mr. Kuroki | Suzuki | Nico Tanigawa | Wada | Yocchan|
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