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English: Nanbaka
Synonyms: Nambaka, Numbaka, The Numbers
Japanese: ナンバカ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 28, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 03:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Web manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 48,565 users)
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Ranked: #19402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #673
Members: 124,019
Favorites: 785


Want a taste of ridiculous and over-the-top prison comedy? Try either one of these shows! On the more ecchi side of the spectrum lies Prison School, pretty much a BDSM fantasy that's both raunchy and brutal for the prisoners Nanbaka OTOH places more emphasis on its colorful sparkly bishounen character designs and atmosphere for its aesthetic. 
report Recommended by Quetzal_dactylus
- Both anime involve a strict system with over-enthusiastic guards: Nanbaka involves a tight prison; Cheating Craft involves an important exam. - Both anime involve characters who try to get around the systems. - Both anime involve a large cast of characters on both sides of the system 
report Recommended by gnerkus
Sure Servamp and Nanbaka have completely different stories but do indeed share some similarities - Both anime have interesting characters and character designs - Both anime have action sequences - Both anime have some comedy (Nanbaka has way more though) If you liked either show you should at least give the other a shot  
report Recommended by redhope
-Both anime have a formidable prison (In Nanbaka the prison is the main setting, while in Blood Lad its just a minor setting). -Both MCs have a group with unique members (Vampire & Demons in Blood Lad / "Super" humans in Nanbaka). -Similar artstyle and color scheme. -Both focused on action and comedy. 
report Recommended by renzospark
both are beautifully absurd and while the seriousness of the plot can be jarring the comedy is still very enjoyable 
report Recommended by kiawe
I can't believe no one's made a recommendation for these two yet - Nanbaka and Gintama are so alike! They're both anime that parody the comedy genre. The fourth-wall breaking's a recurring theme in both, as are the references to different anime throughout the shows. The gag humour is hilarious in both - Nanbaka doesn't even try to make sense most of the time and knows it, and Gintama's humour can be very similar. The characters - even the side characters - are loveable and great fun to watch. Nanbaka does have a lot (and I mean a lot!) more sparkles and glitter - even at its  read more 
report Recommended by AmishaelMA
Both Kuuchuu Buranko and Nanbaka have eye-popping crazy animation style that you can't look away from. They both have a unique cast of characters, and random comedy to lighten up the grim setting (Being in jail vs getting treated for a mental disorder). 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Although no romance is involved with Nanbaka (not even sure with Dame x Prince at this point), this two anime give me the feeling that you should never take it seriously. I equally enjoyed these two anime, but it just gave me the feeling that they are there to entertain you and let your day pass by quick. Nanbaka has plenty of characters that are pretty much so easy to understand like they are like that and sometimes they are overplaying it. I should warn you that the anime Nanbaka has some action scenes. Each episode is also filled weird random scenarios just like with  read more 
report Recommended by RayaTheImmortal
Assassination Classroom - Powerful teacher. Nanbaka - powerful guards. Both of them are funny. The characters are likeable. Entertaining to watch. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Set in an inescapable prison. In Deadman Wonderland, the story is dark and bloody while Nanbaka is funny and hilarious. Both warden are female which is badass and strong. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
-Dead Leaves and Nanbaka contains a small cast of unique and zany characters. -Both shows revolve around being sent to and busting out of heavily guarded prisons. -Both are very comedic. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Both shows, Saiki Kusuo and Nanbaka, have the similar factor of heavy comedy in the earlier episodes. Although Nanbaka strays away from comedy and focuses more on serious issues in the latter portion, Saiki Kusuo holds true to the comedic aspect and carries through 'till the end. If you've seen Nanbaka and enjoy the wit and humor of the characters, Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is definitely something you should consider. 
report Recommended by QuotingLegacies
Both are comedies that have serious moments. Both main characters are not exactly what they seem initially. Both depict charming friendships. 
report Recommended by aiai_capn
Both anime have a huge building/structure Both anime have blue hair string female in charge of the place Both anime have 4 loyal people under the female Both anime have main Character with black and red hair with huge blades Both anime have cute and funny blonde best friend Both anime have 3 people helping the main characters Both anime have blonde annoying strong untouchable character Both anime have some kind of tournament in first half Both anime have unkillable characters Both anime have a lot of Interesting and colorful characters with their own background story (some of them you will need to watch the second season) Both anime have Human experiments Both anime  read more 
report Recommended by avivliba
Both have hilarious costume designs and characters you wouldn't even think of; along with the most fabulous and dramatic poses you could imagine.  
report Recommended by symbiotic
In both: - Comedy series with background drama. - Human are use experiments to create "humans with special abilities". - Implicit mystery. - Plot of detectives/policemen and criminals with funny persecutions. - Police and criminal groups are familiar. - Very varied and colorful range of characters. 
report Recommended by Sasha_AT
Amagi Brilliant Park and Nanbaka have both a very colorful art style. They are both comedy-based, but they are also kind of sad and dark at the same time. The main characters from both series (Juugo from Nanbaka and Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) have both supernatural 'powers'. Both series have also lot of characters with 'special' characteristics like: the airheaded one, the pervert, the one who thinks he is the best (etc.)... 
report Recommended by Dark_and_Deity
Nanbaka and Hataraku Maou-sama! are both really comedic shows, however there are some serious times as well when it gets a bit tense because of the action going on (more so for Nanbaka). There is a colourful cast of characters for both shows and are quite entertaining. Although the plotlines are extremely different, people who enjoyed one of them are likely to enjoy the other too. 
report Recommended by hyunjins