Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to Mar 29, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.181 (scored by 5010 users)
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SynopsisWhen the national idol Kusakabe Yuka suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Hata Kosaku. Kosaku was Yuka's biggest fan and her departure left him depressed. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone's amazement, Kusakabe Yuka (her stage name) comes into the class under the name Kinoshita Ringo as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she is here and become closer than just classmates.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Nourin
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This is my first review, and english isn't my native language but i will try to do my best :D
First of all i have to say that this is an anime for the kind of person who like to sit back, relax and just laught whit perv jokes an slap humour. Nourin is about a guy who is obsessed whit an idol, that one day she leaves the music industry to become a farmer...yeah.... a farmer. Well whit nothin more to say let's begin whit the (not really deep) review
The story is simple because this is a comedy show that doesn't have a gram of seriousness, somewhat cliche for the tipical love triangle(yes, there is the childhood friend), and sometimes predictable. But I think that the lack of seriuos moments it's what a i like about this show, i love to laugh, who doesn't?.
Art and sound: 8/10
In this times it's very unusual to see an anime that doesn't have a good animation and for that reason i can't reproach anything in this ambit it has a very clear artwork. The smooth colors really fit well whit the music. For the music it's almost the same, good attacchment whit the scenes, pretty good voice acting, in a nutshell they did very well in the art and in the music.
I won't say that the characters in this anime are anything new or outstanding, In fact they are very cliche there is the not-so-serius and sometimes (if required) homo friend, the deeply in love childhood frien and the emotionless girl that is pretty jealous. but sometimes, cliche works very well, and gues what in this case worked, the characters in this series do a explosive and ridiculous formula that will make you laught at least a pair of times every episode.
Well, there are many kinds of humour, and for that everyone has the right to have their own taste in humour, so i don't blame you if you don't like this show. I like to sit back and relax, i like ecchi, i like to laught, i like random humor(but don't think that i will put an 8 for any stupid and humurous show, i like nonsense humor, but the good nonsense humour) and for that i liked nourin. thanks for reading my review. If you have any comments regarding my review or just want to have a discussion, just let me know =)
We lose hope a lot; especially when anime industry seems to be falling down lately in terms of quality, but alas Nourin came into a view and rejunivate my hope for anime quality -- and by that I also hope that the reader are getting that hope back. Now let's talk about the anime as a whole.
Expectations? I honestly thought this was gonna be another Date a Live with all the flashy characters and ... well that's about it, but the last 5 episodes prevailed.
Story: Let's be honest here, its your typical "Oh noez, I randomly get two girls like me with one being a childhood friend and another my idol crush" but there's more into it from what i've seen such as, "Why did Kinoshita suddenly became like that?", "What were those letters she was reading before-hand?", and of course "What will happen once she gets her smile back...?" Ultimately, the story is mediocre, it contains potential, but we will see as episodes are updated.
Art: Wow! The art is purely amazing in my opinion. It's not a "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" level of animation, but it's unique and refreshing. They don't focus on one scene too much to a point where you can see its a low-budget anime. In addition, all the characters look nice, visually especially Ringo!
Sound: Well, what did we all see in the beginning of episode 1? Concert and it continues to ring in my head even now. The opening theme is amazing as well abetted by the constant background music as the whole anime goes on.
Character: Bland characters for the most part, but nevertheless exciting to watch. "What will they do next?" "How will they act upon a certain action?" I can definitely see an improvement for most characters in the main cast especially Ringo with her fore coming smiles.
Enjoyment: "Yu Yu Hakushu reference!" Bingo / "Ore no Seishun reference!" Bingo / and others, but ultimately, the enjoyment is high. Yes, i gave it a 10, its the same level as "The daily lives of High School Boys" It WILL keep your butt on the seat with your sides hurting a LOT from laughter. While you watch, make sure to catch the references as well! There's a lot, and i mean it.
Overall: Not so good story, looks to be your typical harem anime, but the good side essentially conquered those ugly characteristics. Need a completely different anime? Involving Agriculture? Ecchi? Loveable characters? Sound? Comedy? Romance? References? Nourin got it all!
Recommended for those wanting to take a break from action anime and/or drama.
*Everything subject to change as the series continue* read more
Very similar feel and humour. Aki from BakaTest and Kousaku from Nourin are spitting images of each other in personality! Nourin is smuttier though ...
The school where our main characters study are slightly different than your regular ones, one is about agriculture while other is more related to super-powers. Nonetheless, the comedy style is very similar and so is the art. You will surely enjoy Nourin if you liked Baka Test even if the overall premise is different ;)
+ Same random humor
+ Main characters are very similar and both shows have a love triangle
+ School setting where different groups in the school compete against each other (BtT has classes and grades and Nourin has different agricultural sections)
RomCom in School, a pair of old friends, MC being honest to desire... well, the two actually have very different settings but in terms of pace, fun and graphical expressions, they are very similar. Noted that they have the same director and produced from the same studios.
From the studio that brought you the action series "Strike the Blood" comes a romantic comedy in a school environmental place. The story features a main male character who are caught up in a situation revolving girls around his space. It can be either love, jealous, hate, or emotions depending their mood of their actions. Expect some slapstick, and funny moments in here as the show goes on.
Baka and Test is a fantasy show where characters uses avatar through a battle competition. No-rin is a normal show that features an Idol who takes a "break" from entertainment and attends a school.
Both of the anime are made by the same director and it really show in the art style. Both of the show also use a multitude of cliche in an extreme way. They both have a really stupid and perverted MC, the childhood friend who is secretly in love with the MC, the shy popular girl the MC is in love with. Nourin is pretty much a Baka Test agricultural version.
well, this is my first recommendation
when i first watching this anime, i had a feeling like the anime i have watched before. that anime was baka to test to shoukanjuu. the similarities are :
1. both akihisa and kousaku have an identical hairstyle, but different colour.
2. both akihisa and kousaku have an identical "idiot" personality.
3. both the graphics of nourin and baka to test have the same style
4. both nourin and baka to test have many of pervert characters
sorry for my bad english
Both are very similar involving a quiet girl who gets transferred to a new school and hence, has to share the dorms with (most of) our main team. Comedy-style is very similar and so is the '5-members-in-main-cast-with-one-developing-side-pairing-and-one-juicy-triangle' formula. If you liked Sakurasou, high chances are that you will like Nourin.
Both anime have a weird main girl character who is bad at house work, two girls that like the main boy character, a friend with glasses, and a girl character that has something she is good at. Both stories also have something to do with dorms.
Both are similar in terms of the FeMC, where both of them (Shiina and Ringo) lacks common sense and they are usually aloof but they possess exemplary talent in something. They live with a group of friends in the dormitory and the characters look quite similar to each other... Kinds of give you the similar vibes.
No-Rin is like Sakurasou in an agricultural setting. The characters are extremely similar too.
They're romantic comedies whose main characters live together in the same house. Sakurasou's Sorata and No-Rin's Kousaku are the protagonists, and look like each other. Jin and Kei, who also look the same, are the protagonist's male friend. Mashiro and Ringo are the quiet, reserved main female lead who moved in with the other characters after leaving their highly successful careers as a painter and idol, respectively. Rounding up the main cast are the female childhood friends/love interests Aoyama and Minori. They've all got similar personalities; the resemblance between Mashiro and Ringo is remarkable.
Opening Theme#1: "Cordless☆Dere☆PHONE (コードレス☆照れ☆PHONE)" by Yuka Kusakabe (Yukari Tamura) (ep 1)
#2: "Himitsu no Door kara Ai ni Kite (秘密の扉から会いにきて)" by Yukari Tamura (eps 2-)
Ending Theme#1: "Himitsu no Door kara Ai ni Kite (秘密の扉から会いにきて)" by Yukari Tamura (ep 1)
#2: "Mogitate ♥ Fruit Girls (も・ぎ・た・て♥フルーツガールズ)" by Ringo Kinoshita (Yukari Tamura) and Minori Nakazawa (Kana Hanazawa) (eps 2-7, 9)
#3: "Ponytail no Shijuu (ポニーテールの四十)". by Becky (CV: Chiwa Saito) (ep 8)
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