Nozomi Kasaki is a recurring character of Sound! Euphonium series, and the main character of Liz and the Blue Bird film. She is a second-year (third-year in Liz and the Blue Bird) student who plays the flute in the Kitauji High School Concert Band. Nozomi is a young girl with long black hair that is tied in a high ponytail and blue eyes. She is seen wearing the Kitauji uniform for second-year female students. Nozomi is a fierce, passionate and goal-driven girl. Asides from being a highly talented flute player, she also displays strong leadership skills. At Minami Junior High School, Nozomi was the concert band's president. During the Kitauji High School Concert Band Schism, she had enough power and charisma, even as a freshman, to convince nearly half the band into voluntarily quitting.