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ナナミ Nanami

108 Stars Tenjyu Star
Nanami (Suikoden II).png
Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Female
Race Human
Age 19 (Suikoden II) at the start of the war
Birth Year SY 445
From Kyaro Town, Dunan Republic
Family Genkaku (Adoptive Father), Hero (Suikoden II) (Adoptive Brother)
Voice Matsuoka Yuki
(Drama CD Genso Suikoden II)

Nanami (ナナミ, Nanami) is a major character in Suikoden II who also has cameos in Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 and Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2.

Nanami is the energetic sister of the hero who supported her brother through much of the Dunan Unification War.


You know you need your big sister to protect you!

—  Nanami
That hokey old 'bury your elderly grandparents' trope.

Nanami is a boisterous war orphan who was adopted and trained in martial arts by Genkaku, along with the hero. Although they are not related by blood, the bond between the orphans was said to be even stronger than that of family. She always considered herself the older sister, despite her "younger sibling" not knowing their own age.

Despite the distance of the townfolk, Nanami and the hero enjoyed a happy childhood, becoming close friends to Jowy Atreides. When Jowy and the hero signed up for the Unicorn Brigade, Nanami remained in Kyaro Town. When the hero returned, now accused of having been a spy in the massacre of the unit, Nanami immediately fled without hesitation with him to the City-State of Jowston.

Nanami joined Viktor's mercenaries along with the hero. After having witnessed the atrocities of Luca Blight in Toto Village and the death of Anabelle, Nanami began to long to run away from war and live a quiet life. Nanami took Jowy's betrayal and murder of Anabelle particularly hard, at first believing her friend incapable of doing such an act.


However, Nanami instead became more embroiled in the war when the hero became the leader of the New State Army. At first unwilling to accept that her brother was the one to take this role on, Nanami remained protective of him and accompanied him on missions in Greenhill City, the Matilda Knightdom, Muse City, and Tinto Principality.

During the capture of the Matilda Knightdom, Nanami was seriously injured in an attack by Gorudo. As the hero attempted to shield her, Nanami realized that she was putting him at risk because he was willing to die to protect her. Knowing that he would need a home after the war, Nanami decided to return to Kyaro and wait for him, trusting Shu to tell him when the time was right.

After the Dunan Unification War, Nanami reunited with her brother and Jowy, her one wish and hope during the war, and happily set off on a journey with them.

Personality and Traits

A flawless 28 year old woman.

A bubbly young tomboy, Nanami believed herself capable of acting ladylike, but was more frequently considered a child. Nanami was also a terrible liar and actress, completely unable to fool the guards of North Sparrow Pass and Muse City when attempting to pass through their checkpoints.

Trained by Genkaku, Nanami was a talented martial artist with a strong work ethic, training during the Dunan Unification War through the night. Nanami boasted such skill that even the hero himself had never won a practice round with his adopted sister. Nanami used her skills to try to protect her brother, escorting him on missions to keep him safe even with professional soldiers and mercenaries such as Viktor and Flik by his side.

Nanami was a great fan of cooking, despite her own mediocre talent. She attempted to make a meal for Nash Latkje while in Muse City, to thank him for finding a lost Pilika. The ensuing meal knocked Nash out instantly, forcing him to retire to bed. To the amazement of many, the hero was a fan of Nanami's meals.



Nanami (portrait).png Nanami joins automatically following plot events in Kyaro Town.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
5 Young female M M N 4 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Hero, Jowy
Protected by Jowy, Sheena
1 Family Attack w/ Hero II
2 Leisure Attack w/ Hero II
12.5% chance of activating when you select Family Attack


Starting Equipment
Head Feathered Hat
Body Tunic
Shield Can't equip
Other Medicine 4
Wooden Shoes
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Female


Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
Lightning Wind Holy
Darkness Gate ???
C E -
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Level 1
Left Hand Level 16
Weapon Available


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 16 12 12 12 13 13 14 13
20 150 60 51 60 68 75 86 68
60 260 94 80 94 107 119 134 107
90 370 128 108 128 146 163 182 146


ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
-- -- +1 +1 Heal Self x1 --


Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 7 9 11 12 17 22 37 44 51 59 69 78 91 125 145 165
Name Flower Rod Blossom Rod Eden Rod
W Type W Level Range
Nanami 2 M


Beautiful Morning (Suikoden II)
Kasios performance sprite.png

Nanami's theme is the song "Beautiful Morning". The song is first heard when the player reunites with Nanami in Kyaro Town near the beginning of the game and will frequently play during light-hearted scenes involving Nanami, especially in the early portions of the game. It is song 19 on disc 1 of box 1 of the Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack.

In Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1, the song appears in a remixed form during Nanami's scenes with Nash Latkje in Muse City. This version is track 11 on disc 1 of the Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 Harmonia no Kenshi Original Soundtrack.

While not related to Nanami, the song ends up being reprised as part of the song "At the Inn", a Middleport inn event track used in Suikoden Tactics. This song is track 24 on disc 1 of the Rhapsodia Original Soundtrack.




  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 188-9, 261
Suikoden II
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IIAbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreed YamamotoFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorg PrimeGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphrey MintzKahn MarleyKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan-ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaSasukeSheenaShiloShinShiroSidSierra MikainSigfriedSimone VerdricciStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincent de BouleWakabaYoshino YamamotoZamza
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Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
Other non-playable characters BonaparteDaisyEllieFu Tan ChenGoetsuGremioElzaGyokuranJinkaiKageKelleyKentKoLeknaatLepantMei MiMillianMina (cat)PilikaPohlRetsoRyukiShikiShun MinSusuYuriZenith
City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
South Window Principality Cave of the WindKuskus TownNew State Army HeadquartersNorth WindowRadat TownSouth Window City
Tinto Principality Crom VillageLampdragon MountainTigermouth VillageTinto CityTinto Mines
Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku
Events Dragon PlanDunan Unification War (Battle of RockaxeBattle of L'RenouilleThe Last Battle)
Races HumanElfFlying squirrelGriffinKoboldWinged HordeUnicorn
True Runes Beast RuneBlack Sword RuneBright Shield RuneEight Section RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Black Dragon GroupBlue Drop RuneBlue Moon VillageBorder GuardCircle RuneDunan (region)Dunan MonarchyDunan RepublicDunan RiverFire SpearFree Knights of CamaroGolden Bird Holy Flower Dragon Tooth Glory PunchGordon's MercentileGreenhill PrincipalityHigheastHighland ArmyHikusaakHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaKage (group)KanakanKarakas DesertKaraya ClanKeepers of the FlameLake DunanListening CrystalMatilda KnightdomMatilda KnightsMoon Bird RecipeMuse PrincipalityNameless LandsNerekNew State ArmyQueendom of FalenaRoundia HaiaScarlet Moon EmpireSindarinSouth Window PrincipalityTinto PrincipalityTwo River PrincipalityUnicorn BrigadeZexen Federation
Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 Harmonia no Kenshi
Key characters Nash LatkjeHero IICulganDominguezElzaJillia BlightJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLuca BlightNanamiSeedSierra MikainTeresa Wisemail
Other characters AdlaiAnnalleeAyanaAydaBadeauxBobCliveConnellEmiliaFlikGasparGeorg PrimeHannaHauserHixHoiJeaneJudeKahn MarleyKelleyKinnisonLeonaMaximillianMazusNinaPilikaRauraRein PenenbergRowdShiloShinStallionTempletonTengaarViktorWakabaYuriZaj Quiroz
City-State of JowstonHighland Kingdom
Locations Blue Moon VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill ForestMuse City
Events Dunan Unification War
Races HumanElfKoboldVampire
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneMoon RuneRune of Beginning
Terms Highland ArmyHowling Voice GuildTwin Snake Sword Großer Fluss
Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2 Crystal Valley no Kettō
Key characters Nash LatkjeCamusDominguezEilieFutchJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLena SuphinaMegMiklotovMillieRinaVikiZaj Quiroz
Other characters Hero IHero IIAbizboahAishaAnitaAppleBargeBolganBrightButzChucharaCladClantEsmeraldaGadgetGijimuGilbertHikusaakHumphrey MintzJonahJowy AtreidesKasumiKilleyKoyuLo WenLorelaiMakiMilich OppenheimerNanamiOulanRulodiaSasaraiSheenaSimone VerdricciStellaTedTonyValeriaVandamViki (child)Vincent de BouleWangYuzu
GrasslandHoly Kingdom of Harmonia
Locations Caleria (Caleria Fortress) • Crystal Valley (Klotzeo ChurchOne Temple) • Marid VillageMilit Village
Events Dunan Unification WarFestival of Hooves and Reed Pipes
Races HumanElfKobold
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Howling Voice GuildKronia PowderSanadiaSouthern Frontier Defense ForceTal GrundTwin Snake Sword Großer FlussZodiac Tower