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Emi Nakasuga is the main protagonist of the Little Army manga.
As a child, Emi was a medium-sized girl, with red hair in twintails and a pale complexion. As a teenager, her hairstyle and fair skin remained the same, however she looks more matured and has grown substantially taller. She also wears a hairclip given to her by Hitomi Yuzumoto, which parts the left side of her hair.
Emi has a Japanese father and a German mother. As such, it can be assumed that she has a Eurasian appearance.
She's very cold and arrogant, but in truth she's a warm girl who just hides her true self although she's really stubborn and a little bit of selfish.
Emi has a grandmother that lives in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture; Kuromorimine Girls Academy's town, where she stayed for about an year with her mother and sister.
Emi's mother, Mrs. Nagasuka is the total opposite in personality as of her daughter, as when Emi mistreated her friends, her mother treated them with a lot of courtesy.
Emi has an older sister the same age as Miho's older sister; Maho, who joins a Summer Sensha-Dō Festival Championship which was being held in Japan where they placed 1st runner-up after being defeated by Maho's team.
Relationships with other Characters
Former Kouhai-Senpai relationship, currently "tsundere" relationship.
Kanako and Tsurugiko Kashiwaba
Slightly antagonistic but relatively friendly.
Little is known about her life in Germany previous to her last year in elementary school, however, she hints that she knows a lot about German heavy tanks.
When she was 10 she moved to Japan with her mother and older sister, living on her grandmother's house during the time. She transferred to an elementary school in Kumamoto City. She was in the same class as Miho Nishizumi, Hitomi Yuzumoto and Chihiro Yusa. They took part in an informal tank team with a Panzer IV Ausf.D, private property of the Nishizumi, with her serving as the driver, Miho as the commander, Hitomi as the gunner and Chihiro as the loader. However this was short lived, as they had only one mock battle, due to Emi unwilling to participate in the start, Hitomi's problem on sticking with things, Miho's possibility of quitting sensha-dō after she discovered it was only about winning for her family and the end of elementary school, however, Miho promised she would keep doing it to discover her own way of, which can be seen in the anime.
Emi used to hate Maho Nishizumi because of the way she gave orders to fire at her sister's flag tank during the competition even though her sister was helping the crew of a Kuromorimine tank that had fallen off a cliff. It was already given that Maho would win the match even without ordering such a thing because they still had four tanks with them while her sister's flag tank was the only one remaining. Later on she discovers that Maho gave the order because it is the Nishizumi's true way of fighting, passing to dislike only the style. This is also the moment when Miho realizes she doesn't want to be heir to such a strict, emotionless style.
Emi goes back to Germany to find her own Sensha-Dō too, during high school she manages to become an ace on her school. Distancing herself for her teammates, a teacher gives her an enrollment offer from Bellwall High School. She accepts, planning to adapt herSensha-Dō to the Japanese Sensha-Dō and to meet Miho once again. This happened right after the victory of Ooarai in the 63rd Sensha-Dō Tournament.
In Bellwall, she reconciles with Hitomi, who was in despair because the Sensha-Dō team is disbanding. Emi manages to reorganize and assume the leadership of the Sensha-Dō team, even managing to get the forced help of the Kashiwaba sisters to buy some new tanks.
She also becomes the commander of her tank and crew, a Tiger I. Through an eccentric team, just like Ooarai's situation in the start, she manages to connect the team so they work as a group, realizing what her real Sensha-Dō is about: Trust, unselfishness and friendship.
- As a foreigner, Emi has a bit of difficulty with Japanese. This includes having a bit of an odd speech pattern as well as a near inability to read Kanji.
- Her appearance resembles Gertrud Barkhorn from Strike Witches: Erica Hartmann 1941 by the same artist.
- Main article: Emi Nakasuga/Gallery
|Ooarai Girls High School||Anglerfish Team||Miho Nishizumi ♦ Saori Takebe ♦ Hana Isuzu ♦ Yukari Akiyama ♦ Mako Reizei|
|Duck Team||Noriko Isobe ♦ Taeko Kondou ♦ Shinobu Kawanishi ♦ Akebi Sasaki|
|Hippo Team||Erwin ♦ Caesar ♦ Saemonza ♦ Oryou|
|Rabbit Team||Azusa Sawa ♦ Aya Oono ♦ Ayumi Yamagou ♦ Yuuki Utsugi ♦ Karina Sakaguchi ♦ Saki Maruyama|
|Turtle Team||Anzu Kadotani ♦ Momo Kawashima ♦ Yuzu Koyama|
|Mallard Team||Midoriko Sono ♦ Moyoko Gotou ♦ Nozomi Konparu|
|Leopon Team||Satoko Nakajima ♦ Hoshino ♦ Suzuki ♦ Tsuchiya|
|Anteater Team||Nekota ♦ Momoga ♦ Piyotan|
|Shark Team||Ogin ♦ Murakami ♦ Cutlass ♦ Flint ♦ Rum|
|Miscellanous||Taiga Ou ♦ Sadoka ♦ Mazoe|
|St. Gloriana Girls High School||Darjeeling ♦ Orange Pekoe ♦ Assam ♦ Rosehip ♦ Rukuriri ♦ Nilgiri ♦ Vanilla ♦ Cranberry ♦ Earl Grey|
|Saunders Girls High School||Kay ♦ Alisa ♦ Naomi ♦ Helmet-Chan|
|Anzio Girls High School||Anchovy ♦ Carpaccio ♦ Pepperoni ♦ Amaretto ♦ Gelato ♦ Panettone|
|Pravda Girls High School||Katyusha ♦ Nonna ♦ Klara ♦ Nina ♦ Alina|
|Kuromorimine Girls High School||Maho Nishizumi ♦ Erika Itsumi ♦ Koume Akaboshi ♦ Leila Rou ♦ Emi Kojima ♦ Geshiko ♦ Sangou ♦ Mauko ♦ Sheska|
|Chi-Ha-Tan Academy||Kinuyo Nishi ♦ Fukuda ♦ Haru Tamada ♦ Hosomi ♦ Nagura ♦ Hamada ♦ Teramoto ♦ Ikeda|
|Jatkosota High School||Mika ♦ Aki ♦ Mikko ♦ Touko ♦ Lili|
|BC Freedom High School||Ribbon Warrior||Asparagus ♦ Moules ♦ Bordeaux|
|Das Finale||Marie ♦ Andou ♦ Oshida|
|Blue Division High School||El ♦ Tristana ♦ Viridiana ♦ Andalusia|
|Koala Forest High School||Wallaby ♦ Platypus|
|Bonple High School||Ribbon Warrior||Jajka ♦ Uszka ♦ Pierogi|
|Maginot Girls Academy||Éclair ♦ Fondue ♦ Galette ♦ Madeleine ♦ Colombier|
|Count High School||Noemi Kohiyama ♦ Anna Masukura ♦ Nachigami Sisters ♦ Marina Constantinescu ♦ Mizuki Ikarashi|
|Tatenashi Girls High School||Shizuka Tsuruki ♦ Rin Matsukaze ♦ Haruka Endou|
|Tategoto High School||Aung|
|Maple High School||Trout ♦ Amber ♦ Oleo|
|Kebab High School||Bosphorus|
|Bellwall Academy||Tiger I Crew||Emi Nakasuga ♦ Hitomi Yuzumoto ♦ Kita ♦ Takami ♦ Nagisa Shiratori|
|Jagdpanther Crew||Neko Yamamori ♦ Yano ♦ Koharu Sakai ♦ Kanbara ♦ Hirono|
|Elefant Crew||Chifuyu Doi ♦ Terauchi ♦ Wakasugi ♦ Kunihiro ♦ Nogata ♦ Enami|
|T-44 Crew||Youko Minami ♦ Saionji ♦ Azuma ♦ Hokuto|
|Panzer II Crew||Kashiwaba Sisters|
|West Kureouji Grona Academy||Kiri Shiratori|
|All-Stars University Team||Alice Shimada ♦ Azumi ♦ Megumi ♦ Rumi|
|Japan Sensha-dō Federation||Ami Chōno ♦ Shiho Nishizumi ♦ Renta Tsuji ♦ Chiyo Shimada ♦ Shichiro Kodama ♦ Kikuyo Idegami ♦ Kanon Sasagawa ♦ Hibiki Inatomi ♦ Remi Takashima|
|Non-Affiliated||Yoshiko Akiyama ♦ Jungorou Akiyama ♦ Hisako Reizei ♦ Shinzaburo ♦ Yuri Isuzu ♦ Chihiro Yusa ♦ Boko|