Haruko Nijino (Real Name)
Handicrafts Club President
Light Music Club
|Base of Operations|
Episode 5 (flashback)
Nancy is often shown in punk attire with shoulder length hair in two pigtails and matching skull bows.
She wears a school uniform that has been accessorized with her own tie, two buttons on the lapel, a leather buckle choker, and fishnet thigh high tights.
During her first year, she wore her hair down and dressed in the normal uniform, looking very plain.
Nancy has a strong personality who follows through on her plans. She is secretive in nature, but usually for a reason. Nancy is often seen as loud and controlling. She is very loyal to her friends, and is willing to do anything for them.
Nancy shows that she has a jealous side, as she lost her temper when Ryu explained his reason for wanting a new witch power.
Seven New Witches Arc
Inside a room, Nancy and Sid discuss the events connected to Ryu Yamada and Tsubasa Konno, denoting that he is the cause behind her removing her power from the basketball team. stating they have made a discovery, commenting that Sid is a first-rate psycho, with him returning the compliment. Nancy then questions Ryu's identity. Later, Nancy and Sid appear from behind bushes, telling Ryu that they saw his and Urara Shiraishi's conversation. He questions their identity, she jokes with Sid, accidentally revealing their names. Ryu hears this, however Nancy simply responds that names are decorations. Ryu informs her that altering the school uniform is against the rules, she replies that she's free to express herself, stating the punk spirit lives forever. As Ryu intends to leaves, Sid grabs him as she ask for his identity, claiming that she will erase his memories if he does not cooperate.
Nancy explains to Ryu that, according to Sid's findings, the doll acts as an intermediary for her powers. She notes that they have left Kotori Moegi alone, as she hasn't been causing problems, but states that she would like to know what her power is exactly. She warns not to bring up the topic of her powers to avert suspicion. Later by lunch, she and Sid spy on Kotori, noting that Ryu isn't there. She notes to Sid that he was quite confident on copying her power , they soon spot him. However they are surprised to see him bring a doll. They watch as he uses the doll to introduce itself, surprising them even more.
After seeing that his tactic work, she notes that she did not think he would befriend her so easily. She is then disturbed, as they continue to play. As Ryu calls them that he managed get a kiss from Kotori, however she appears visibly distraught. She later informs Ryu that he didn't copy the power, she theorizes that he needs to kiss her directly as the doll acts as an intermediary. As he states his plan, she orders him not to do it as it would cause Kotori to be suspicious. She demands him to give up his plans of joining her and Sid. She calls Sid as they leave.
Nancy is begged by Ryu to introduce him another witch, she simply asks for the reason. He gives his explanation, but she still doesn't know what he means. Sid helps by clarifying that he wants to over-write the power. He continues to beg, however she declines explaining that it's against their rules. Ryu asks since she's in the Light Music Club she should be in a band, she exclaims that it's a punk to join for appearances. He asks why they monitor the witches, she remembers they haven't told him which she begins to explain that aside from seeing the witches she can also tell which student's have been put under their spell, which she reports it to Sid. Afterwards she explains that if there are no problems with the witches, Ryu's request will not happen. Subsequently, she reminds him that he can just erase it by kissing Kotori again and thinks there's another reason, but he admits that the power will not allow him to kiss Urara. She is stunned to hear this and quickly gets angered and leaves the room.
Winter Break Arc
Nancy and Sid are informed by Ryu Yamada that he is back with the Student Council, she announces that their relationships ends there. She asks him if he had just been with them on a mission, after he replies she gets angered as he had made a fool out of her. However she ignores this and tells him that she'll be there to give him advice when he needs it. He then asks her, what she had meant if he remembers her. She simply smiles, and states that she can't tell. She tells him if he really wants to know he should asks the guy standing behind them, as she points to Ushio Igarashi where she and Sid then leave as Ryu argues with Ushio.
Later as Ryu searches for clubs to switch dates for the winter trip, he asks her and Sid. However she tells him that they don't do any club activities.
Second Witch War Arc
When Ryu asked her to help him discover his past, she refuses and tries to get him to leave it alone. However, when he persists, she questions him and is shocked by his reason for why he has his Copy powers. He brings up that her power had affected him then, so he wants to know how he's immune and when he got his powers.
Much later, she calls the other witches to come to the Light Music Club room to inform them that they will do a ceremony to get Ryu's memory back, asking them if they will cooperate. She informs them that due to Akane Kikuchi's Schedule they only have 10 minutes at 4pm to do it. She thanks them for their help, Kotori then reminds her of her situation. She reassures her that Ryu will get back her power.
Later she is surprised to hear that Ushio will give back the power easily. Ryu introduces Ushio to her, she questions him stating that he stole the power to stop the Student Council. She notes that he must have an ulterior motive, and is stunned to hear that he is interested in the ceremony. He informs her as a condition to return Kotori's power, he demands to allow attendance in the ceremony. Nancy begrudgingly accepts this, and is surprised to hear that he wants to steal one another witches' powers. She stops Ryu from arguing, and accepts his demand, albeit with resentment.
The next day she tells the others to follow her as Toranosuke unlocks the door. She waits with the others, standing near Ryu, as Ushio arrives. She informs him that they don not have time and orders him to return the power. As he kisses Kotori, she identifies that her power has returned. She then tells everyone to close their eyes. As time is stopped, she flips the skirts of the girls and the pants for the guys. Ryu notes that they should start already, she asks if he is ready. She then notes that it will be their second kiss, she tells him to get his lost memories back. As they kiss, time starts moving again and she holds him as he sleeps.
Afterwards, he awoke and she told him how everyone was mad at her for the underwear incident. Ryu confirmed he remembered their past by remarking she looks better with her hair down. She and Ryu met with Ushio who reveals that he wants her powers. Even though, she agrees to his request, she panics and goes to the witches and Rui Takuma but gets no help. Ryu soon gets her to admit that she wants her power gone and after he encourages her, she breaks down in joy while clinging to Ryu. Later on, she says the reason she erased Yamada's and Sora Himekawa's feelings was because she had been jealous of Himekawa and reveals that she likes Ryu. He is shocked at this, as she comically invited Ryu to marry her, which Ryu refuses. After punishing him for his rejection, she kisses him and he gains her power.
Soon, she and Sora search for Ryu but have no luck in finding him. Later on, they find him on the roof with Nene where they notice the pair's tenseness. Nancy realizes Nene's act before Sora voiced her affections for Ryu and Nancy voices her affections for him, which takes him by surprise but he turns them down as well. The girls were okay with it, since they got out their feelings but gain new hope when Nene tells them that Urara may not like Ryu with her memories erased.
Later during the voting, she gets her memories erased by Ushio, forgetting him, Masamune and Ryu.
Stolen Notes Arc
After a day of school, Nancy is asked by Sid on where she is going, to which she answers that she's going to a karaoke place. She is informed that they only formed their club's band that day, which she claims that is the reason, not having any practice from their playing. As Sid says her response is mean, she joyfully says she was kidding as they leave.
Recovering the Lost Memories Arc
After Shinichi Tamaki wishes to bring back all the memories, Nancy starts to remember all her erased memories. Which some time after, she and Sid visits Ryu Yamada about this, complaining about him.
Appearances in Other Media
Another of the Suzaku Festival: Sing! Dance! Paranormal Research Department!
Amnesia: Nancy has the ability to make a person lose all memories about the witches. This ability is activated without having to kiss that person, similar to Rika Saionji, but instead activate by having her placing her hand or hands on the target's temples or forehead for several seconds. Unlike Rika's power, Nancy's variation appears to be more powerful, even capable of switching people in the memories, as seen in her attempt to replace herself in Ryu and Ushio's memories with Nene Odagiri. If she uses her powers she will be forgotten by everyone.
Witch Detection: It is later revealed that Nancy has the ability to detect the six other witches of her set.
Sid is Nancy's confidant and follower. She sees him as her closest friend while Sid has a crush on her, something that she is likely unaware because her affections were directed at Ryu.
Nancy and Sora are close friends where Nancy is very protective of her and cares a lot that she said to Ryu Yamada that she is jealous of Himekawa. Both girls later confessed to him and were rejected but had no regrets.
Nancy was hinted to have feelings for him because she implied in their first meeting hoping he would recall her. Nancy later confirmed her feelings for Ryu at Chapter 165. She also said the reason she erased Yamada's and Himekawa's feelings is because she was jealous of Himekawa. She comically invited Yamada to marry her, which Yamada refuses. During Chapter 171, Nancy once again confesses to him and he turns her down along with Sora and Nene.
|Seventh Witch of the second set|
|Preceded by||Years||Succeeded by|
|← Unknown||2010-2012||Ushio Igarashi (Through Grasp) →|
- The name Nancy means "favor, grace" in English.
- The name Haruko means "clear weather" (晴) (haru) and "child" (子) (ko).
- The surname Nijino means "rainbow" (虹) (niji) and "field, wilderness" (野) (no).
- Nancy placed 14th on the character popularity poll in 2016.
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 158, Page 10
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 102, Pages 1-2
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 102, Pages 17-20
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 105, Pages 2-6
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 105, Pages 8-9
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 105, Pages 11-13
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 108, Pages 10-14
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 111, Pages 13-14
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 114, Page 11
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 124, Page 8
- Yamada-Kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 149, Pages 13
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 156, Pages 2-4
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 156, Pages 11-14
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 156, Page 17
- Yamada-Kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 157, Pages 2-9
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 165, Page 15
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 171
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 172, Page 15
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 174, Pages 8-10
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 224, Pages 6-7
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo Manga: Chapter 225, Page 5
- Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo OVA: Another of the Suzaku Festival: Sing! Dance! Paranormal Research Department!
|Nancy's Set||Momoko Seishuin • Tsubasa Konno • Kotori Moegi • Aiko Chikushi • Sora Himekawa • Akane Kikuchi • Nancy|
|Rui's Set||Alex Spencer • Masamune Ichijo • Hikaru Suzuhara • Yuri Miura • Jin Kurosaki • "Dark" Rui Takuma • Rui Takuma|
|Rika's set||Urara Shiraishi • Nene Odagiri • Meiko Otsuka • Maria Sarushima • Noa Takigawa • Mikoto Asuka • Rika Saionji|
|Left||Nancy • Ryu Yamada • Ushio Igarashi • Nene Odagiri|