|Also known as||Nagisa-kun (by Rei)|
|Age|| 10-11 (High☆Speed!)|
|Height|| 135 cm (4'5") (High☆Speed!)|
165 cm (5'5") (Free!)
|Weight|| 32 kg (72 lb) (High☆Speed!)|
55 kg (121 lb) (Free!)
|Occupation||2nd year High School Student|
|Affiliation|| Iwatobi Elementary School (former)|
Iwatobi Swimming Club (former)
Iwatobi High School
|Swim Style||Breaststroke (specialty), butterfly, freestyle (crawl)|
|Events||100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 4x100m medley relay|
Three elder sisters
|Japanese|| Tsubasa Yonaga|
Satomi Satō (Child)
Nagisa Hazuki (葉月 渚 Hazuki Nagisa) is one of the main characters of the anime series Free! and the light novel High☆Speed!. He is the breaststroke swimmer on the Iwatobi High School swim team and a 2nd year high school student at Iwatobi High School.
Nagisa is a short, young man with wavy blond hair that goes down between his dark pink eyes.
His usual school uniform consists of light brown trousers, a white shirt with a red necktie, beige long sleeved jumper, dark gray buttoned up blazer and black shoes. During the spring and summer, he would wear his summer uniform, which consists of gray trousers, a white shirt with short sleeves and a gray collar, the red dotted necktie, beige sleeveless jumper and white shoes.
In the beginning of the series, he is seen wearing red swim jammers with yellow star patterns on them when swimming, however, he later switched to black swim jammers, which have light pink patterns on them.
Nagisa has a cheerful personality. He is very strong and is not afraid to speak his mind; these traits define him as a straight-forward person. It was this very straight-forward and bold personality that established the current Iwatobi Swim Team in the first place. He can get very enthusiastic about most things that catch his eye and if there is something that remotely interests him, he will instantly act upon and pursue those feelings.
Nagisa admires Haruka's swimming style and eventually enrolles at the same high school to get a chance to swim with him again, as he previously attended another middle school away from Haruka and Makoto. He can be quite pushy in some situations, especially when Haruka doesn't share an opinion with him, which can be seen as rudeness by some people. However, this helps Makoto to get Haruka to do something most of the time. Additionally, Nagisa lacks manners to some extent, as he frequently speaks with his mouth full, and tends to be very noisy and untidy.
Nagisa also has a certain rebellious side, as he insists to sneak into the indoor swimming pool of Samezuka Academy which was closed at the time, commiting trespass. He still acts very much child-like and has nothing against swimming naked in the pool, which someone would find embarrassing. He is shown to be sly in some way and above all, stubborn, especially when it comes to Gou's name. No matter how hard Gou tries to make him call her "Kou" (which she considers more feminine name), he always contradicts wtih calling her "Gou", much to her dismay. Nagisa is not particulary gifted in arts and can be very intrusive. Although Nagisa often thinks of unconventional and strange methods to solve relatively simple problems, his eagerness always influences the situation to work to his favor.
Whenever he sees something is wrong with Rei-chan, he gets serious and tries to help. He gets along well with everyone in the series and has many friends.
When Haruka and Makoto started going to Iwatobi Junior High School, Nagisa was left all alone at Iwatobi Elementary School and because of that, went to swimming practices at Iwatobi Swimming Club alone. When Nagisa started practicing butterfly with Rin, the breaststroke evolved into the butterfly but Nagisa was trying to evolve that butterfly even further. He wanted the day butterfly gets recognized as a new swimming style to be close and be able to swim any kind of style, just like Rin, and swim as the invidual medley swimmer. Since his first appearance in a tournament was when he swam medley relay with Haruka, Makoto and Rin, he felt uneasy at the thought he would swim alone this time.
While Nagisa was still an elementary school student, his three older sisters often dressed him up in girls' clothing and put makeup on him. One day when they switched their swimsuits with his, Haruka offerend to lend him his swimsuit and he took his sister's. Ever since then, Nagisa has admired Haruka greatly. However, in high school the bullying still didn't stop because, time after time, Nagisa's sisters switch his swimsuit with theirs.
- Main article: Nagisa Hazuki/Plot
- Main article: Nagisa Hazuki/Relationships
- Main article: Nagisa Hazuki/Music
Creation and Conception
- Like all members of the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club, Nagisa has a female name.
- Nagisa has an extreme sweet tooth. For lunch, he always eats "rock" and "hopping" bread, which is bread with strawberry jam, marmalade, and chocolate on top. It costs ¥480.
- Nagiasa's favorite food is strawberry shortcake, and he prefers to eat his favorite foods first.
- Nagisa dislikes are Math, peppers, and onions.
- Nagisa has three older sisters, who often dressed him up in girls' clothing and put makeup on him when he was in elementary school.
- The first day Nagisa joined the Iwatobi Swimming Club in elementary school, his sisters had swapped out his swimsuit for a girl's. Haruka ended up wearing the girl's swimsuit and lent his to Nagisa.
- Nagisa owns a pink cellphone.
- Nagisa likes eating strawberry flavored ice cream and strawberry cake.
- Nagisa's best subject is History, while he's bad at Math.
- Nagisa likes history, all sorts of insects, horror movies and thrill rides.
- Both Gou and Nagisa's rooms were exactly copied from North American furniture catalogs and blogs.
|Main Characters||Haruka Nanase • Rin Matsuoka • Makoto Tachibana • Nagisa Hazuki • Rei Ryugazaki|
|Iwatobi High School||Gou Matsuoka • Miho Amakata • Chigusa Hanamura • Male Teacher|
|Samezuka Academy||Seijuro Mikoshiba • Aiichiro Nitori • Sosuke Yamazaki • Momotarou Mikoshiba • Shouta Nakagawa|
|Novel-only||Aki Yazaki • Asahi Shiina • Ikuya Kirishima • Kisumi Shigino • Nao Serizawa • Natsuya Kirishima • Nii Satomi • Shota Yazaki • Tomo Yuzuki • Sakuyuki Narukawa • Riku • Kakeri • Kazu • Wataru|
|Others||Goro Sasabe • Ren Tachibana • Ran Tachibana • Mr Tachibana • Mrs Tachibana • Mrs Tamura|