|Role||Percussion player, Percussion section leader|
|Occupation||Student (third year)|
|School||Kitauji High School|
Narai Tanabe (田邊 名来 Tanabe Narai ) is a minor character in the Hibike! Euphonium series. He is a third-year student who plays the percussion. He also served as percussion section leader.
Narai has short, spiked forest-green hair and light lime eyes. He is usually seen with a standard Kitauji High School uniform for boys.
Not so much known about Narai's personality, but he seems to be a good as a percussion section leader. He is also excited when it comes playing percussion in band.
As a minor character, he has a very small role in the anime series. Narai was present at the section leader meeting in Episode 4.
Narai is particularly close with Masahiro Hashimoto, even bursting into tears when the latter announced he was leaving the students at the end of the summer.
- His nickname among his friends is "Knuckle."