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Japanese: ばなにゃ
English: Bananya
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2016 to Sep 26, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 20:55 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Gathering
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.761 (scored by 3741837,418 users)
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Ranked: #53082
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Popularity: #2602
Members: 70,970
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Above a nondescript kitchen counter quietly hangs a bunch of ripe, yellow bananas. Suddenly, one of the slender fruits begins to shake, gently at first but slowly increasing in ferocity until it tears itself away from the rest. With a graceful landing, the long and curvy edible gradually rolls back its golden peels, revealing what lies beneath its firm covering to be something unexpected: a cat!

This mysterious feline-fruit hybrid is named Bananya. Carefree and gentle, the adorable creature dreams of one day becoming a luscious bananya bathed in chocolate. Together with his fellow bananya, this kitten cloaked in yellow passes its days without a care in the world, enjoying a rather calm and peaceful existence as it experiences what the world has to offer.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaji, Yuuki

Tora Bananya

Murase, Ayumu

Kenaga Bananya

Kaji, Yuuki

Baby Bananya

Murase, Ayumu

Kuro Bananya

Kaji, Yuuki


Murase, Ayumu

Oyaji Bananya

Kaji, Yuuki

Mike Bananya

Kaji, Yuuki

Sabatora Bananya

Murase, Ayumu

Namaste Bananya

Kaji, Yuuki


Hayashi, Ikumi
Yatate, Kyou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

"Lucky Holiday (ラッキーホリデー)" by AXELL with Bananya (Yuki Kaji)

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Mar 31, 2024
Do you love cats. I certainly love cats. As a cat owner of two adorable kitties that mean the world to me - I've actually been fortunate enough to own as many 5 cats in my household between my wife and I so anytime I get to experience an anime that has kitty cats I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy it even if the kitty is living inside a banana.

Bananya is a 13 episode series in which every episode is only 3 minutes long that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a series that is mainly directed towards pre-schoolers ...
Oct 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I just watched all 13 episodes of the anime called "Bananya".

A few points I would like to raise (spoilers ahead):

Like pupating moths, the cats live inside these banana skins inside the house of the rarely seen human family. All the Bananyas supposedly have their own personalities: for example, Black Bananya has a bowtie.

What intrigued me early on was Bananya’s ambition to become a chocolate covered Bananya – one that was, to say the least, entirely perplexing. Does Bananya want to be eaten? Does he just enjoy it aesthetically? If, like me, you go into the show wanting an answer to this, you will ...
May 21, 2017
Okay, I'm going to be real. I couldn't even ironically like this.

This anime is a complete waste of time, which is saying a lot since each episode has about 2 minutes worth of content. The entire time, I was bored shitless. My eyes kind of glazed over while watching this. I think the only reason I finished was because it was so short, and because i was hoping that I could find some kind of enjoyment in some other random aspect. Alas, I found none. I couldn't even laugh at the bad flash animation because it was so minimal.

Heck this anime doesn't look like ...

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