English: Nanana's Buried Treasure
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Synopsis"I'm going to build a place where young people can challenge to reach any of their dreams!"
The 7 genius students, known as the GREAT 7, launched a project to construct an artificial island called Nanae Island to realize their leader, Nanana Ryugajo's peculiar idea.
12 years later, with a total population of 100,000 people with as much as 80% of those inhabitants being students, Nanae Island has successfully become prosperous as a special student zone. One of the island's newest residents was Jugo Yama -- a high school student who had just transferred to the island after being disowned by his father. One day, Jugo finds in his own apartment the earth-bound spirit of the late Nanana Ryugajo, who was murdered by someone 10 years ago! Jugo's plan of living alone was suddenly thwarted by this strange roommate.
The original novel "Nanana's Buried Treasure" won the Grand Prize of the 13th Entertainment Awards, which was the first Grand Prize in eight years. This anime series features the adventures and challenges of Jugo Yama as he searches through the historic ruins of Nanae Island for the great treasures, A.K.A "Nanana's Collection," along with the extraordinary characters he meets along the way. The mysterious puzzles of the ruins! The excitement of the treasure hunt! The strategic maneuvers and battles of thought and reason between the characters! Nanana's Buried Treasure is an adventure you won't want to miss!
(Source: Aniplex USA)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
Other: Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
Side story: Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin (TV) Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
“I spend every day eating pudding, watching TV, and playing online games.” – Ryuugajou, Nanana
I thought of Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin another colorful spring 2014 anime. With the characters’ having vibrant colored eyes, I thought this was something that stood out the most in a character’s appearance for me.
This anime tells of a story about Nanana Ryuugajou, who was murdered 10 years before the actual setting of the story. She’s a ghost, living as a NEET, bounded to the room Juugo Yama was given to by Shiki Maporo (the landlady of Happy House – the apartment complex).
Juugo moves into the room Nanana is bounded to and learns about Nanana’s Collection, also known as Ryuugajou Nanana’s Buried Treasure (hence the title). They are – “treasures of origins unknown”. The ones with unique powers are known as Nanana’s Collection itself. Juugo soon joins the Adventure Club, where the members are solely looking for the treasures. This is where the plot starts to set in. Juugo and his group of friends will try and find Nanana’s Collection. With the treasures being set in different locations, along with different setups, they would need a little bit of thinking along the way. But that’s what makes the series interesting, as you try to figure out the setup with the characters. At least, that’s what I tried doing anyway. Haha.
As I said at the beginning of this review, I thought the character’s eyes are what stood out the most to me when looking at their appearance. The art in Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin is what made finding Nanana’s buried treasure and other situations have a cool, beautiful, detailed setting to it. The backgrounds in the show are casual; some you would see in almost any school/daily life of a 16-year-old type set anime. But when you get to the setup of Nanana’s treasure, it’s awe-inspiring. All of the character designs are kind of like the newer, maybe 2013-2014 art – to me they were also beautifully made; with different colors also made to match their outfits: which add in the anime, being well set in color variety. The series also includes some fan service.
With how this anime is centered with finding treasure and solving how each setup of the treasure goes, I’d have to say that the OP had that little detective feel into it, for me. The ED, for me, had that gentle feeling of how Nanana is enjoying her ghostly life, despite any situation. Of course, this is while watching the 1 minute and 30 second ending. The background music/sounds were good in terms of setting the mood/scene in each episode.
The characters in the anime are likeable. They are what make this show pretty enjoyable. With Nanana, being the teenage ghost bounded to the room Juugo rented out; Juugo being the one to learn and find out more about Nanana’s Collection, leading to more discoveries to the treasures; Tensai being the master detective and Daruku alongside her; and having other characters just add up to the series as Juugo and them continue to find more treasures. They all added to the story very well, in my opinion. It’s just that there were some problems, in the beginning, in my mind deciding whether or not this character or that character were on the good, bad, or neutral side of the story. Other than that, I thought the characters were pretty well developed.
Overall, even though I was behind on episodes while this show was airing, I enjoyed Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin – with its treasure hunting, solving the treasures setups, helping each other in times of need, the bits of comedy between characters, and the friendship/bonds between the characters. Though the show was only 11 episodes long, I did wish it would have been longer. It did give a feel as if it was just a bit rushed, but even so, it’s still pretty good to watch.
Master Detective, NEET Ghost, Superpowers from items like what happens in Doraemon...
and a main male character WITH BRAINS. Oh not to mention the very interesting plot.
Ryuugajou Nana no Maizoukin is the first of its kind. I've never seen anything like this. This is just so unique that I am literally amazed. WAIT WHY IS THE SALES SO BAD FOR THIS WHATS WRONG WITH THE JAPANESE ANIMERIANS GIVING IT SUCH A COLD TREATMENT?!
Enough fanboying. Lets move on...
Story - 9/10
The story was detailed, considering they pushed a whole lot of plot into a 11-episode series. Not to mention why the fxck is it only 11 episodes when it should be longer. Story was unique, executed nicely and very interesting. However it is supposed to be a comedy, but the comedy part eventually tears off and this anime kind of became a mystery genre anime instead, with the comedy part heavily toned down to make way for the plot. If you are planning to look into comedy in the first place, you might be disappointed after a few episodes even though the first few episodes' comedy was great. However, if you enjoyed things such as Hyouka then you kind of got a treasure by deciding to watch Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.
Another problem is that while the anime is listed as a Romance genre, it doesn't really contain anything romantic whatsover other than a few blushing scenes and so on. If you are looking into full romance, walk away.
Art - 10/10
The movement of the animation was really fluid and the character art design was great, everyone looked good, from the main characters to even the small casts such as the class monitor. What I am amazed about is firstly, everytime the cast encounters a "ruin", the animation quality changes from Ryuugajou level to Guilty Crown level. It definitely gives off a vibe that is like "Things are going to get serious now" and makes me wonder how much money did they used for each ruin scene. Another thing worth noting is that the male mc, namely Yama Juugo's design is not exaggerated to be like some badass or some handsome idolic character, he looks just what he needed to look like - normal.
Sound - 6/10
The sound was the weakest part of the anime, not that I can expect anything from 11 episodes anyway. But still, I've never even bothered to listen to the ED song and while the OP sounds catchy, it is probably easily forgotten in a few while. However Nanana's seiyu is awesome because she is only 17 years old yet she had the sound like Jibril from No Game No Life, probably even better. Be sure to look out for her work as she sounds real talented, at least to me.
Character - 11/10 Director's cut
Where'd the world would u find a male mc with a brain, badass but not overly badass to not be beaten at all (like Izayoi from Mondaiji) and actually has motives in his own mind instead of the boring old "I want to help because I am kind" male mc? Here you have Yama Jugou, someone who was disowned by his father and came to the island where everything happens in the anime. You see him as a comic relief character and typical at first with looks that is easily forgettable, but once you start watching it you will realize that he has a working mind unlike most mc nowadays yet is not as OP as the ones i've listed above. This is also the first time the male MC is not "all good" and instead has ulterior motives, although most of the part of the motive isn't bad either, he is really the first mc to be calculative, sneaky and can be wicked when he needs to be so. He may be badass when he needs to be, but he has a lot of weaknesses exploitable so that none of us will see him as OP (overpowered).
Next up master detective Tensai-sama is our main brain power besides Juugo. She has the minds of a Sherlock Holmes (and the hat too, LOL) yet she's also calculative and sneaky that unlike most female characters that would "lose their cool and sacrifice everything to save the male mc in trouble", she kept her cool and negotiated with the enemy to drive the enemy off using mindgames and to save the male mc at the same time, yet in the end you realize she is just bluffing without any way to win the enemy up front whatsover. That would be the point where you will be amazed by her intelligence and cool. Oh and she is really cute when she blushes (LOL)
Nanana had really good design and is very cute, but due to her low character development she is probably easily forgettable, sadly. She is the neutral and the "hint machine" in this treasure hunting contest, yet she stays neutral however good she and Juugo's relationship may be.
In short to conclude the characters: I've never seen these kind of perfectly-balanced characters in my whole anime life.
Enjoyment - 9/10
I've really enjoyed the ride on Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, but theres a few things that i've looked for and are expecting but did not get them such as the romance between Juugo and Nanana/Tensai. Any of them is fine but I guess I need to use my imagination for this. Again if you are looking for romance, look away as you won't find a lot of it in this anime. However for character uniqueness and development, puzzle-solving. plot-twists and new strong anthologists that are not invincible yet strong to make you fear for the protagonists, look no further.
Overall - 9/10
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Both involves girls who was murdered and was unable to rest in peace.
Both involves boy who always gets pestered by the ghost of the dead girl.
One has an extra horror genre, while the other one has an extra comedy genre.
Both shows are about solving the murder of an energetic ghost girl.
Both are romances involving ghosts. The ghost in both were killed by someone. Both ghosts are bound to the place where they died and cannot leave that place but with Nanana she can only be in the room she died where Yuuko cannot leave the school
The same ghost girl giving guy trouble and the same dark comedy genre.
Both have the same situation where girl gets killed and can't rest in peace, except one was more of a horror romance theme, while the other is a romance comedy, with some mystery in it.
Both have a ghost girl
Both girls have a mystery surrounding them
They both are comedic
Romance between ghost and leading male character in both animes
Both main guys move into a apartment haunted by a girl.
Both have the same comedy supernatural genre.
Both involves guy who rents a room but was already occupied by a ghost.
Both were set in an apartment and in school.
One was more on action, while the other is into harem.
The ghost in one anime was NEET ghost, while the ghost in the other anime is just a typical garden variety ghost.
Both have the same scenario where MC decides to live on his own, finds a room only to be surprise that it was occupied by a ghost, except in one is more on the harem side, while the other was more on the adventure.
The same plot where it involves guy encountering something strange and magical, it also involves guy living with a ghost, both have the same mystery and supernatural genre, except in RNnM, has an extra adventure and action genre, while RnS is more on the harem.
Both are supernatural romance comedies where guy gets room in apartment and later finds out it´s occupated by ghost girl.
Opening Theme"Butterfly Effect (バタフライエフェクト)" by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (私立恵比寿中学)
Ending Theme"Kasukana Hisokana Tashikana Mirai (微かな密かな確かなミライ)" by Sphere
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