Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to Mar 29, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.061 (scored by 15445 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 was one of the 2014 animes that i was looking forward to, but got disappointed and stopped around episode 3. After giving it another shot and recently re-watching it, I can say that i greatly enjoyed this. Though it is a comedy, a lot of it is off perverted stuff and can be over the top.
Overall - 9/10
The story is nothing complicated, but nothing enough to make me stray away from the anime. The art is top quality through the anime and never ceased to fail me. The opening & ending compliment the anime well and background music fits each mood perfectly. The character interaction is great, though some features can be over the top (Oppai). I recommend it anyone who wants to have a laugh and just wants to relax.
Story - 8/10
The story is just about a national idol named Yuka Kusakabe and her retirement. Her biggest fan Hata Kosaku is devastated, but she turns out to move and go to the school he goes to. The anime is about the groups daily situations and agriculture while their friendship for each other. Throughout the anime you'll notice each character change, even though its subtle the character development made me smile towards the end and has serious points through the anime, such as their pasts, and did a good job adding that in to a comedy.
Art - 9/10
The art was always something i looked forward to as the series went on. The background was always pleasing to look at and the characters are nicely drawn. Even during the bickering between the group and chibi form of each character was cute and clean. The art never dropped in quality through the series and maintained its beauty.
Sound - 9/10
The opening was always something i couldn't wait to listen to and always got me excited for the episode. The background music always suit the mood and complimented the characters and their interactions.
Character - 10/10
Now this is probably the best part of the anime.
Picture a teacher that always tries to get sexual with her students, a childhood friend who always tries to catch your attention, an ex-idol who competes for your heart and a friend who is always there to help in any situation.
Their interactions are always filled with humor and never has a dull moment. The characters all have different personalities that play off each others and has a very nice touch to all of them. One thing that may bother the viewers about them are their over exaggerated body parts. You'll notice right away that boobs are not lacking from this anime whatsoever. But its not a bad thing! It also plays into the humor such as a character having the nickname of "Boobs" due to her big size.
Enjoyment - 9/10
I enjoyed this anime from start to end, and it never failed to make me laugh. I loved the characters and all of their personalities. The art always made me smile with its cute touches here and there and never did disappoint once. Everything element compliments each other to make a comedy and humor you while also keeping its touch. read more
My pick for "Underrated Anime of Winter 2013/14"...
Usually the titles which are in the spotlight would be those involving intense action, intense feels, or those which were adapted from already popular manga or LNs. However, it has been proven over the past few seasons that some of the ones which are less popular may turn out to be that decent after all.
Nou-rin was by no means an anticipated series. The LN was relatively unknown by most, and there wasn't a manga adaptation. Hence when I first started watching it, I really didn't know what to expect from it. And 12 weeks on, I'm glad to say it was a series I didn't regret watching. What's so good about Nou-rin is that, it had an almost perfect balance between comedy and feels. Okay, at the start of the series like for the first few episodes, it was more of a comedy and I thought that was the way it was gonna go on. How wrong I'd been. After that, each episode had it's fair share of comical scenes, then moments and dialogues which made us think/feel. It wasn't about great and significant stuff like saving the world as such, but instead dwells on the little things in life that we tend to ignore. That, I believe, is the true beauty of anime with Slice-of-Life genres, and Nou-rin was definitely no exception.
- No matter what we're doing, as long as we're having fun, that's enough.
- Sometimes, we have to admit that we're inferior to others before we can truly improve ourselves.
- If one person in a group is unhappy, there's no way everyone else can be truly happy.
These are just some of the morals I've learnt from this relatively simple comedy series. Indeed, it may not be the best, but I assure y'all, it's definitely not the worst. 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 anime have a same kind of feel and they have the same kind of humor. If you enjoy one of them, you're going to enjoy the other probably as well.
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)
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.
- The Comedy parts of these two are almost the same but Baka to Test is much more funnier than Nourin
- The Teachers in these anime are weird
- Main Female Characters likes the Main Male Character
- Both anime do weird missions or tasks ( weird & funny )
- Both Comedy, School and Romance genre'd anime
- Makes you want to watch more
Both are hilarious animes that will make you die from laughter.
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
There's some sort of love triangle, it's comedy, the main characters are schoolgraders and they're a group of friends. They're very similar in essence
Both have the same setting in an agricultural high school.
Both have the same main characters who came from the city to study in the said school.
Both also involves the same main character's who are running away from something.
Both main character's wear glasses.
One anime is focus on one main character, while in the other anime it is evenly distributed among the group of characters.
the glasses wearing main character has that "from the frying pan to the fire" kind of predicament, while the other glasses wearing character is more of a "from the fire to the frying pan" thingy.
Both of the settings are in farming schools and both are very funny.
Both anime are station around agricultural surroundings.
Both are set in an agricultural high-school, where the MC from the city has come to study and all crazy things starts to happen.
Set in the countryside, Nourin follows the daily lives of high school students whose school is close to a dairy farm for agriculture activities. The main characters interact with each other about their problems, work on the farm, or just have fun on their free time. Nourin is a mostly a comedy show where an idol retires from the entertainment industry and goes to a school close to a dairy farm. Expect some romance, comedy, and conflicts around the story. Gin no Saji follows a boy who has been assigned to a school, though focuses much more on him going through life and his education about the farm.
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 2-11)
Ending Theme#1: "Himitsu no Door kara Ai ni Kite (秘密の扉から会いにきて)" by Yukari Tamura (eps 1, 12)
#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, 4-7, 9)
#3: "Minori no Zokkon Mirai Yohou (みのりのぞっこん未来予報♥)" by Minori Nakazawa (CV: Kana Hanazawa) (ep 3)
#4: "Ponytail no Shijuu (ポニーテールの四十)". by Bekki Natsumi (CV: Chiwa Saito) (ep 8)
#5: "Kimi to New Day (君と＊にゅう＊DAY♡)" by Kochou Yoshida (CV: Marina Inoue) (ep 10)
#6: "Cordless☆Dere☆PHONE (コードレス☆照れ☆PHONE)" by Ringo Kinoshita (CV: Yukari Tamura) (ep 11)more
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