Ranked #872


Alternative Titles

English: No.6
Japanese: NO.6 ナンバー・シックス


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #8722
Popularity: #249
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Sep 24, 2011 1:22 PM
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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Dec 29, 2014 11:16 PM
No.6 is probably one of my favorite stories of all time. It's so well written and so inspiring that when I started to watch the anime I had such high hopes especially after reading a few of the light novel volumes as well as the manga, however I was a bit disappointed in the outcome. I wouldn't say that the anime was all that bad, it was enjoyable, the Japanese voice actors were absolutely amazing (dubbed version is horrible don't watch that) and that's what really kept me going until the very end and of course the story of Shion and Nezumi. It's very face read more
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Nov 16, 2014 2:19 PM
No. 6 is an interesting dystopian future anime where the world is a curiosity and the characters are what makes the show. The concept of the future in the show is not totally new (beautiful cities with dark secrets and displaced towns on the outside of its walls) but still intriguing.

What makes the show is the main story and the characters. Off the bat, the two main characters show that a complex, turbulent but genuine relationship will form. Other characters introduced in the show are also fascinating with strange dynamics between them. I would have liked to know more about the world of the show. read more
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Apr 14, 2013 11:20 PM
The story of no. 6 is set in a post apocalyptic earth, where humans are divided into 6 cities, and the one that is focused on is number 6, hence the title. So far, so good right? We have a story that occurs outside of a high school for once. Throw a few dystopian elements in, and it immediately looks like something worth watching. Not to mention, no. 6 is animated by studio Bones, the people behind FMA: Brotherhood. So why do I not enjoy this nearly as much as similar animes?

Let"s take a closer look.

Story: 7/10

Just a fair warning, this is not an anime read more
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Sep 23, 2013 6:58 PM
Ah.... such wasted potential.

The story is basically about a utopian society called No. 6. The story basically centers around two teenage named Nezumi and Shion. Now, like all utopian societies, this one holds major unseen flaws. Though it is not mentioned, this is a sorta shonen ai type of anime. However, the story does not revolve very much around that aspect of the anime, so for those who do not care for it, do not worry. Just ignore it and keep watching.

The story of the anime started out with good promise. It starts out with Shion, the protagonist with a high level IQ, who read more
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Jul 17, 2013 11:21 AM
Well, I have actually been tryin to watch this back in the summer of last year. And I finished it in one day, so that's nice. Now, onto the review.

I do have to say, the main reason I wanted to watch this show was because it was recommended as a yaoi anime. But in all entirety, it's not really all that yaoish. Yeah, the main characters are the intended couple, but this is more of a story than a yaoi anime. So, even though I was disappointed in that area, it turned out to be a great story all together with amazing characters. I really read more
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May 19, 5:59 AM
This was one of very few anime that I could definitely watch all the episodes in a row and not even feel time passing. And I will definitely watch it again sometime. Despite all the negative reviews, I felt the story flowed so nicely that as soon as the ending song started I frequently caught myself in surprise thinking "what? already?".

Main themes are contrasts, knowledge/ignorance, dreams/reality. Inside the narrative, though, there is a lot of refreshingly progressive turns. There are strong, feisty intelligent girls interested in sex, there are strong emotional relationships regardless of gender and time, there are people in sync with animals, read more
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Sep 18, 2011 9:57 PM
I won't repeat the synopsis, instead I will just tell you exactly what to expect from watching this: this is not for kids. Far from it. It's a dark drama with blood, death, insects sucking the life out of humans, government secrets and in one scene a mountain of dead bodies! It's not for the fainthearted, but with saying that it, it's not gory or frightening it's just when someone gets into a fight they actually bleed and get hurt.

It does have quirky moments though and the relationship between the two main characters tugs at your heart a few times. You even get a few read more
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Dec 25, 2013 6:46 PM
“Ignorance is Bliss.” Many agree with such a term, many go against it, and many qualify it. This anime, “No. 6” is one of those animes that really gets you thinking about it. Is living in eternal bliss without knowing what goes on under the surface the best way to live? What about rebelling against the gov’t and risking your own life to save the ignorant minds of others? Would you want to be the righteous villain, or the guilty hero? Destroy or be destroyed? Survive, or die? Evil or Good? Black or White? No. 6 is really that type of anime that begs these read more
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Oct 31, 2011 1:44 PM
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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Sep 29, 2011 3:36 PM
I read some other reviews and found them a bit short sighted in some areas. If you are the type of person that , like many i know, watch anime in the background while doing other things and just look close when things blow up... dont bother with this one. You will miss details and not get the big picture and small subplots and it will seem boring.

Yes not much action in the middle episodes, and yes some characters on a first look might just seem filling. But if you look closer it's not so.
This isn't an action anime. It actually addresses many read more
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Jul 29, 2011 5:10 PM
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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Sep 15, 2011 10:52 PM
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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Dec 16, 2014 3:31 AM
"Let there be shining lights in the starless sky" - No. 6 ending (song)

Well, the story takes place in - *rataplan* - No. 6; an ideal and perfect City, without starvation, without wars and everything you need is right there. The only thing: the city is surrounded by walls.

Soon after the start we're introduced to one of the mains; Shion. A curious, naive young Boy who lives in no. 6. One night he lets a strange, injured boy into his house - and this boy is revealed as the second main named Nezumi (Side note: Nezumi is the jap. word for Rat).
Of course is read more
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Sep 11, 2011 8:51 PM
Firstly, No. 6 is very homotastic. It`s a fact. But to anyone who may be discouraged by the not-very-subtle homosexuality, I advise that you keep watching. Whether or not you like the overt man-love that erupts between Nezumi and Sion (who, oddly, resemble a certain pair of characters from D.Gray Man who get a lot of Yaoi attention as well), getting past it will reveal an intriguing, thought-provoking plot. Given, it is just like any utopian anime in concept - Nuclear War, bla bla bla, Utopia that turns out to not be Utopia. Yet, No. 6 does not suffer from read more
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Mar 10, 7:17 AM
No.6 is a sci-fi anime. The world where the story takes place is very realistic even though is a dystopia. All the premises were great so I was expecting an outstanding anime but I was a bit disapponted in the end.

Story 7/10
As I said before, the fiction world they created is awsome and No.6 starts with a great story. Sadly the story is not explained enough and there are a few things left unsolved in the end. It begins with some great philosophical reflections which however are not carried out through the story. So it's an interesting story, maybe not developed enough.

Art 9/10
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Sep 25, 2011 8:41 AM
No. 6 is probably one of the most publicised anime of the Summer 2011 season, for this reason only:

The two characters are supposedly gaybones for each other.

No. 6 is a beautifully animated series by Studio Bones, who also gave us Full Metal Alchemist and Soul Eater. It is based on a series of light novels and should be known for its literary allusions and dystopian undertones. However, though the potential for an intelligent sci-fi anime is there, it is never fully realised.

Even in the light novels the plot seems rather dodgy, indecisive on whether it wants to focus on mythology or science as a basis read more
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Feb 9, 3:10 AM
"You two just date already!" that's all I could think about during the whole eps. Though, in seriousness it's pretty suave, I don't have anything bad to say.

Here's my own understanding throughout the show, I think Shion is a very relatable character, I find that there's a little Shion within us, a Shion who lacks experience outside that big wall (world) and doesn't know much about bad things that happen in life. Shion sees good in people, and if that innocence is put aside by another person who experienced so much pain and lost, everything starts getting messy. Lol, yeah that's it, that's all read more
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Nov 23, 2014 2:32 AM
This is my first review ever, but I'll try my best~
No. 6 was the first anime I ever watched, and initially, I loved it. However, after reading the manga and novel, it was disappointing when I rewatched it.
I love the story of No. 6. In the manga and novel, it's absolutely fantastic. However, in the anime, it's rushed, and it becomes hard to understand near the end. Elyrius, who is a key part of the story, is not even explained. Nezumi's past is skimmed over, more or less, and the only significance it seems to serve is to fuel his hatred of No. 6. read more
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Aug 3, 2014 11:18 AM
No. 6 is a story with an interesting plot. Each of the characters has depth and it features or focuses mostly of the two main male characters, both 16 years of age.

The story has an undertone of BL (Boy Love) but I believe it was necessary to make the plot move. The main two character - Shion and Nezumi - relationship with each other was needed in order for one to pushed and other to be held back. While Shion is more of a naive type and Nezumi the revengeful type, they do compliment each other most of the time. It also revolves around saving read more
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