Kana Nakamura



Japanese Name: 中村
Romanized Name: Nakamura
English Name: Nakamura
First Appearance: Nichijou Episode 2 (cameo)

"Nichijou Episode 15"

Japanese VA: Kaoru Mizuhara

Kana Nakamura is a school science teacher at the Tokisadame Highschool. Nakamura is fixated on Nano Shinonome's robotic nature, constantly scheming to capture Nano for her studies, but her machinations invariably backfire. She also is not always on top of things as she should be, seeing how she drank a cup of drugged coffee on two different occasions (which were for Nano to drink) and later missing her chance to experiment on Nano.

She is the former owner of Sakamoto, who ran away from her for being a careless cat owner.


She has short dark hair, blue eyes, and has white earrings. As a science teacher, she is mostly seen wearing a lab coat, a blue T-shirt, a black skirt, and the traditional school staff's wooden sandals. She was noted a few times by fellow teachers Izumi Sakurai and Manabu Takasaki, who said she looked cute, which embarrassed her. In her everyday clothes she is usually in shorts and a hoodie.



Sakamoto was Nakamura's pet before the events of "Nichijou Episode 3"

She easily discovered that Nano is a robot, and was fixated on her ever since. She is determined to find out how she was built and how she works, as well as why her creator sent her to high school instead of revealing her existence to the world. She constantly tries to kidnap Nano to study her, but her schemes always backfire.

She seems to act rather carelessly at times, like when she tried to make Nano drink drugged coffee, only to drink some herself. The second time she tried it, she sipped the excess coffee out of the cup when she noticed it was going to overflow.

She has a tendency to accentuate the wrong syllables of words when she is excited. She was also shown to get easily embarrassed whenever someone calls her cute.

She is also a terrible cat owner, which caused her cat Taisho (now known as Sakamoto) to run away from her.

She seems to especially enjoy coffee, as she is often seen drinking it, and accidentally blocks Yuuko when she runs out of Daiku Coffee, distraught.

Despite her overall staid and stoic personality, she puts happy little faces on her devices.

She seems to have a creative side that comes out not only in her inventions but in the fact that she imagines she has a cowboy in her heart by the name of Bill Watts.


Nakamura has used a number of different devices in an attempt to subdue Nano. Often, she will use the honorific "-Kun" when referring to them.

Oxide-Kun Plus

A double pro-oxidant and tranquilizer powder that acts as a numbing agent against robots.

Short Curcuit-Kun

A stun gun shaped like a Kokeshi. Nakamura created it after an attempt to use tranquilizers on Nano had failed.


A flying UFO-like R/C that was intended to lure Hakase out of the Shinonome household in order to ask questions about Nano. However, Nakamura had lost control of Peace-Kun and it attacked Nakamura twice.


  • The OST 'Kagakusha no Noumiso' is noticeably played whenever she plots to kidnap Nano

Nano Shinonome

I want her

Nichijou characters
Trio Sucharaka Mio Naganohara · Yuuko Aioi · Mai Minakami
Shinonome Laboratory Hakase (Shinonome) · Nano Shinonome · Sakamoto
Faculty Principal Shinonome · Kousuke Oura · Izumi Sakurai · Manabu Takasaki · Kana Nakamura · Tomioka · Akagi
Class 1-O Yuria Sekiguchi · Makoto Sakurai
Class 1-Q Mio Naganohara · Yuuko Aioi · Mai Minakami · Nano Shinonome · Haruna Annaka · Tanaka · Tsuyoshi Nakanojou · Ogo
Class 2-A Ogi
Class 2-P Kenzaburou Daiku · Koujirou Sasahara · Misato Tachibana · Weboshii · Fe-chan
Others (females) Yoshino Naganohara · Mihoshi Tachibana · Tamamura · Princess Starla · Yuuko's Mother · Double Cheeseburgirl · Sumika · Tanabo · Kimiko
Others (males) Hajime Sakurai · Mi-chan · Dolph · Nakanojou's Father
Others (animals) Buddy · Karasu · Oguri Cap . Pyon