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No.6


Alternative Titles

English: No. 6
Synonyms: Number Six, Number 6, No. Six
Japanese: NO.6[ナンバー・シックス]

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Kodansha, Fuji TV
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones
Source: Novel
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.771 (scored by 78,672 users)
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Ranked: #8902
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Popularity: #273
Members: 146,538
Favorites: 4,204
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Episodes: /11

Synopsis

Following years of war, civilization has rebuilt itself into a technological marvel. Cities, while heavily regulated by the government, promote beautiful, peaceful lives. A young, extremely intelligent boy named Shion resides in No.6, one such city. He lives a sheltered, comfortable life as a member of the upper class, and has never wanted for anything, or seen hardship. On the day of his 12th birthday, during the middle of a heavy storm, Shion is shocked to find another young boy who identifies himself by the name, "Nezumi," has snuck into his room.

Shion's gentle nature leads him to try and nurse Nezumi back to health while Nezumi makes a series of statements that call into question Shion's trusting personality, idyllic life, and the seemingly perfect society that they live in. What's more, Shion finds out that Nezumi is wanted by the government for being an escaped prisoner. Not wanting to turn Nezumi over and feeling a bond to him that defies explanation, Shion is unknowingly about to embark on an adventure that will not only change his life forever, but in time, also reveal the dark and twisted secrets behind the city of No.6.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nezumi
Nezumi
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Shion
Shion
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Inukashi
Inukashi
Supporting
Shindou, Kei
Japanese
Shindou, Kei
Safu
Safu
Supporting
Yasuno, Kiyono
Japanese
Yasuno, Kiyono

Staff

Nagasaki, Kenji
Nagasaki, Kenji
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Foster, Steven
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Itou, Michiko
Itou, Michiko
Script, Screenplay


Edit Opening Theme

"Spell" by LAMA

Edit Ending Theme

"Rokutousei no Yoru (六等星の夜)" by Aimer



More reviewsReviews

rachel-chanx3
Sep 24, 2011
No.6 is a captivating anime and I can honestly say that after having just watched it twice through. But then again, everyone has different tastes and this just may not be your cup of tea. Even so, it couldn’t hurt to try a sip, could it?

NOTE: For my sake, I’m writing Nezumi, as Nezumi, and not “Rat” like in the subs, and Shion instead of Sion, like the MAL character page.

Story – 8/10. No.6 is a utopia, there is no poverty, there are no conflicts, there are no problems. You will live happily and peacefully within these safe walls, and you will wear this read more
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Funnyguts
Sep 15, 2011
Wow, that was painful. Please, anyone reading this, don't bother with this anime. Go pick up a translation of the novels or the manga. I've only read brief summaries of the novel, but those summaries were enough to let me know how good of a show this could have been, and just how far BONES had to go out of its way to make the No. 6 anime a complete trainwreck.

The first three episodes of the show were really interesting. Not fantastic, but enough to get me excited. There's a strong sense of mystery pervading the first episode: Why is this kid being pursued? read more
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Argentchan
Jul 29, 2011
Seemed to be lacking in reviews, so decided for me to write my own.
Firstly, although only four episodes in, there are some definite Shonen Ai hints. We still have some more episodes to go before it is confirmed, but it is most definitely on the cards. So do not watch if you aren't into that kind of thing. If not, do try this, it makes for interesting character (and comical) interaction and relationship. (Sometimes even married couple like)

Now onto the main story, set in the near future in a Dystopia. (Google is your friend) Which follows Sion and Nezumi(Rat)'s story that investigates the mysteries of read more
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Hazegurl
Oct 31, 2011
Had so much potential but was wasted. When I saw the first episode I fell in love with the characters and became very interested in the story. I was so glad this wasn't one of those animes where you had to watch up until episode 4 or 5 before something good happens. It started right out with some action and character development.

Watching the next batch of episodes had me hooked because there was so many things going on with Shion and Nezumi, both apart and together, plus the background of No. 6 and how it got the way it is. The horrible acts committed by read more
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