Synonyms: Haitai Nana Fa
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Dec 29, 2012
3 min. per episode
G - All Ages
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Score: 6.291 (scored by 1203 users)
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SynopsisNanafa Kyan lives in Okinawa with her grandmother who runs the "Kame Soba" soba shop, her beautiful older sister Nao who is in high school, and her younger sister Kokona, who is in elementary school and has a strong ability to sense the supernatural.
One day, Nanafa witnesses a seal fall off of a Chinese banyan tree, and three spirits who live in that tree are unleashed. These spirits include Niina and Raana, who are "jimunaa" spirits. The third spirit is Iina, who is an incarnation of an Okinawan lion statue. As spirits start appearing one after another, the peaceful life of Nanafa and her family begins to change.
Related AnimeSequel: Haitai Nanafa 2nd Season
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Haitai Nanafa is one of those niche micro-series with 3-5 minutes episodes that few people notice (yes, you are part of an elite group for even reading this), so it's quite hard to make a very deep analysis of it. That's not an issue, though, as it doesn't need one.
The series is lively and cute, but it actually tries to entertain instead of relying solely on the moe factor. Of course, it's impossible to ignore the appeal of young girls from different ages to a certain... peculiar public, but really, there's more to Haitai Nanafa than being a lolicon bait. Most episodes can put at least an innocent smile on the viewer's face or provide a warm feeling of joy, while others are downright hilarious. Fun for the whole family!
The visuals may remind of Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita with its colorful palette and there are also strange beings which cause mischief, but don't expect something similar thematically. Haitai Nanafa is just a simple, unpretentious way to spend a few minutes, ideal if you need a break from all the pressure and speed of the real life.
A minor issue is the ending, which insists on following the old pattern of introducing some (forced) drama to create a climax. It's a 3 minutes episode series about some kids and funny spirits, for heaven's sake, you don't need a spectacular conclusion for that, specially if it's going to be extremely predictable. An amusing scenario with a well thought punchline in the last episode would be much more appreciated.
Anyway, I would definitely recommend this for pretty much anyone. It's not like you are taking the risk of wasting your life by watching this, after all, so give it a try!
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Are you are up for some quick laughs? Then Poyopoyo and Haitai Nanafa are good choices. Their humor styles are simple and innocent, featuring a cast of likable characters with cute designs. Also, the episodes are really short, easy to digest.
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Ending Theme"Yuimaru☆World" (ゆいまーる☆わーるど) by Rie Ayase
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