Yuri Nakamura is the main heroine of Angel Beats! anime and Angel Beats! Heaven's Door ova.
Leader of the SSS. She hates God and is willing to lead a rebellion against Him because she is not willing to quietly accept her fate and disappear. She is the one who nicknamed the student body president Angel, presuming her to be an angel of God because of her powers.
In the AWA fics, Yuri is amongs the many people who were given a second chance to live another life in ZeroTopia. Yuri is a student at the AWA Academy and is a part of Class 23.
In the XP4 fics, Yuri debuted in XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.
Yuri is a girl with magenta-purple colored hair and sea green-colored eyes. She is always wearing a headband with a mint ribbon hanging on the right side of her head. She is 160 cm (5'3") tall.
In the events prior to founding of the SSS, she wears the default school uniform, consisting of a white polo shirt under a sandy brown blazer and a short black pleated skirt along with black shoes. After she founded the SSS, she issues a different uniform to its members including herself, with features similar to a typical sailor fuku uniform. The uniform has a blue collar, skirt and a dark pink ribbon for girls. Yuri often holds a pistol (typically a 9mm Beretta M9, which is silver) in the anime.
She also wears black thigh-highs and adorns her hair with a hairband with a yellow/green ribbon dangling on the right side. At times, she wears a white beret, most usually in operation briefings, as well as glasses, when she is using a computer.
As long as the SSS are gathered in the Anti-Angel Headquarters, Yuri will be seen either on the principal's seat, or standing by the window. It isn't said how long she has been in the afterlife, however in the special episode "Hell's Kitchen" Yusa told her she would be a grandma if she were still alive. Indicating she could have been in this afterlife for over 40 years because she is quite young.
Yuri possesses the characteristics of a charismatic leader, as her determination and her ability to stay calm even in difficult situations always gives her the respect of the rest of the SSS. She is also very intelligent and able to understand situations and make snap decisions. However, she can be random at times, as she once involved newly-recruited Yuzuru Otonashi in a conference on whether the name of their club is to be changed. Occasionally, she lets out a large haughty, ojou-sama-esque laugh whenever events go her way. Yusa once comments she sounds like a villain.
Her nickname is "Yurippe", a nickname suggested by Hinata because his mother has the same name and he felt strange calling her that. Almost all of the known SSS members only call her by her nickname (except Otonashi, Shiina and Iwasawa). Despite being the leader, Yuri gives full respect to her other members as well. This is seen when Yuri calls Iwasawa and Shiina with "-san" at the end of their names, acknowledging their abilities and capabilities.
Also, she is not afraid to make necessary sacrifices, usually involving her subordinates' deaths since she is fully aware that they will recover from being "dead". Despite this, she feels responsible for the lives of her subordinates and is badly affected by their loss. When it became obvious that a situation has arisen where death (or conditions similar to death) is permanent, she assumed the burden of fighting alone and attempted to ensure everyone else is safe even if she knows that it is pretty much suicide.
Yuri is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Team Extreme as it's second-in-command. She also attends the Vanguard Academy.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!
In Chapter 7, Yuri, alongside her team, the Team Extreme, are seen infiltrating a warehouse where the crime syndicate called the CFFB Flying Bears are hiding. After taking down the crime syndicate, Yuri had an arguement with Katsuki Bakugo when the former demanded leadership for the team.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 21, Yuri, alongside Kanade Tachibana, are seen entering the main entrance of the Training Camp when they walk passed by Marcus "The Kane" McGee, Erika Yeager, Cornelius Fillmore and Ingrid Third having a conversation.
She carries a stainless steel Beretta 92 as her general weapon but uses a CheyTac M200 for sniping in episode 1 and a TDI KRISS Super V Vector submachine gun in episode 12 initially but switches to a M4-A1 Carbine with a Beta C-Mag, and Mk 18 SBR after receiving it from Chaa. Besides using firearms, she also excels in hand-to-hand combat, carrying at least 2 short knives at the back of her belt and is able to fight on par in melee combat against Kanade.
- Yuri is the first character from Angel Beats to be introduced in the AWA fics.
- In the manga, Yuri and Hinata are often mistaken for a couple.
- In the manga, Yuri and Hinata have romantic tendencies, not evident in the anime.
- She was a bassist once and played with Shiina as Hisako and Iwasawa's first bandmates. However after their first gig she and Shiina were kicked out much to her disappointment.
- Yuri looks very similar to Haruhi Suzumiya, a similarity that raised criticisms with many fans of Haruhi at the release of the series. The two also share many similar character traits.
- She is the only SSS member that is able to match Kanade in close combat. In the manga, Yuri acknowledges Shiina's fighting skills, even pitting her against Kanade in a plan to bring Kanade out.
- Aside from Otonashi, Yuri was the only one who has seen Shiina's true character over cute things.
- "Yuri" means "lily" in Japanese, and "Nakamura" means "middle village".