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Nabari no Ou

Nabari no Ou

Alternative Titles

English: Nabari no Ou
Synonyms: Nabari no Oh, King of Nabari
Japanese: 隠の王


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Sep 29, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.501 (scored by 38061 users)
Ranked: #14802
Popularity: #358
Members: 85,961
Favorites: 1,175
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Silent, apathetic, yet mischievous, 14-year-old Rokujou Miharu is the bearer of the hijutsu, "Shinrabanshou," a powerful technique many ninja clans desire to possess to become the ruler of Nabari. Fellow classmate Kouichi and his English teacher Kumohira are both secretly Banten clan ninjas, pledging themselves to protect Miharu from his many attackers. Keeping apathetic, Miharu attempts to reject their invitation to join their ninja "club." However, after numerous attacks, he finds no choice but to join their group as a means for his survival. Slowly, Miharu takes a step closer to becoming the ruler of Nabari.

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 7, 2008 to Sep 29, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Nabari no Ou

Characters & Voice Actors

Saiga, Mitsuki
Saiga, Mitsuki
Aizawa, Kouichi
Aizawa, Kouichi
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Kumohira, Thobari Durandal
Kumohira, Thobari Durandal
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Rokujo, Miharu
Rokujo, Miharu
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie


Cook, Justin
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director

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Jun 16, 2008
People will look at this and say: "Another ninja anime?". By now, the big and world-wide known title I don't even have to mention is burned into people's minds, and although it wasn't the first or last anime about ninjas, it's now become an easy reference.

I say you should forget that anime if you want to watch Nabari no Ou.

The plot here, more than the fights, more than the neat skills, is the most important thing. And the main characters, are, surprisingly, the main hero and the main villain. Wait, what?

In our story, Miharu Rokujou has the greatest and secret art of the ninjas within read more
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Nov 17, 2009
Nabari no Ou decided to take the ninja theme and put a little twist on it - the ninjas exist in modern times. I'm not saying this hasn't been done before, but it's definitely a change of pace from most ninja anime where ninjas are completely different from our contemporary culture. Nabari no Ou is about a boy named Miharu who has a powerful forbidden art called the Shinrabanshou inside him, a skill that can give infinite knowledge to the user, thus giving them the ability to grant wishes. Once his schoolteacher recognizes him, things pick up from there and he is read more
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Mar 11, 2010
In life, many people (through different experiences) learn the value of human relationships; be it the relationship between lovers, siblings or friends. They learn it is okay to have selfish desires once in a while and what a person can mean to another.

…If only.

Thus we come to Nabari no Ou (English: King of Nabari), an anime which attempts to present multiple character relationships and the complexities of human interaction with a bit of ninja action to spruce things up.

The story is one that had an interesting premise: The apathetic Miharu is told that he holds the power of the Shinrabanshou, a read more
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Mar 28, 2009
Nabari no Ou is not a ninja anime. Yes, the synopsis would disagree with me, but after watching all 26 episodes, the ninja aspect of Nabari no Ou is pretty much unimportant to the central story.

Nabari no Ou is more about the relationship between Yoite and Miharu. They meet each other as enemies, but as the story progresses, they slowly become friends. Yoite wishes Miharu to end his existence using the power Shiranbanshou, while Miharu tries to master this technique to fulfill his wish.

The story, is at best, mediocre. From the synopsis, I was lead to believe this series would be action-packed. But it really read more
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This new anime, Nabari no Ou is very similar to Naruto, even some animes don't go that far to have techniques that uses nature so this really have some similarities. The main character seems to have something hidden inside that that is very powerful... 
Nabari no Ou is slightly more grown up and a modern 'way of the ninja' then Naruto. Both the main protagonist look alike, but Rokujo is more carefree and unknown about the whole situation he is in.

About Naburi no Ou: His English teacher and several students from the school protect him and theirselves from several enemies including ninja villages.
Scenery and animations have a more down-to-earth look and give a realistic feeling in some extend. Definatly worth a try, even if it's just for a few episodes. To get a feeling of 'Ohhh, there is more then just a ninja named Naruto  read more 
reportRecommended by Ge4ce - Add to favorites
The two main characters look strikingly alike and many of the people who have enjoyed Kuroshitsuji have been known to love Nabari No Ou as well. =3
But I suppose it's not just that, people who enjoy Kuroshitsuji just seem to be very compatible with NnO too. ^^ (Neither is Shounen-ai btw) 
Both heros deal with loneliness, a new in which he gets engulfed against his will, and above all, whether or not to form a bond with someone else. Ritsuka's more frail than Miharu in his mind, but he finds mental support in Soubi. Miharu on the contrary, reaches a new confidence in himself and in others upon meeting Yoite, who wants to run away from attachment even more than Miharu. Beyond the shounen-ai are stories about meeting our soul mate. 
Both series are about a secret world that coexists within the "normal" world we know without people knowing about it, and a relatively defenseless kid from one world who's drawn into the other, being protected by a group of skilled guardians as they learn the ropes and get their bearings. The primary different in premise is that Nabari no Ou has a seemingly average boy drawn into the ninja world, while Kure-nai has a girl rescued from her own household's harmful customs and intentions and brought into the "real" world. 
Miharu (Nabari) and Tsukasa (.Hack) are very similar. Both are dropped into a difficult situation they didn’t ask for, both respond by becoming outwardly apathetic and inwardly determined not to involve anyone else. They’re also both surrounded by friends who want to help them, despite they’re reluctance to be helped.  

Opening Theme

"Crawl" by VELTPUNCH

Ending Theme

#1: "HIKARI" by ELISA (eps 1-15)
#2: "Aru ga Mama" 「あるがまま」" by Anamu & Maki (eps 16-23)

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