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English: Bananya
Japanese: ばなにゃ


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: None found, add some
Studios: Gathering
Source: Original
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.781 (scored by 12,671 users)
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Ranked: #42702
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Popularity: #1892
Members: 28,778
Favorites: 132
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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... 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, Yuki
Tora Bananya
Murase, Ayumu
Kuro Bananya
Kaji, Yuki
Kenaga Bananya
Kaji, Yuki
Baby Bananya
Murase, Ayumu
Murase, Ayumu
Namaste Bananya
Kaji, Yuki
Oyaji Bananya
Kaji, Yuki
Sabatora Bananya
Murase, Ayumu
Murase, Ayumu


Yatate, Kyou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Mita, Jun
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director
Takata, Masahiro
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard

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

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Sep 15, 2016
CatSoul (All reviews)
Some anime aren't for everyone.

There are people who really can't stand sports anime. For others fanservice is a turnoff. Some people think that psychological works are too confusing and full of themselves.

And you know what? That's perfectly fine. Everyone has different taste - that's why we have so many different genres and mediums for entertainment. I'm never going to tell someone their taste is bad.

Unless, of course, they don't like Bananya.

You see, Bananya is a universally appealing anime - as in, if you see a slice-of-life comedy about adorable cat banana friends going on adventures, finding love, and chasing their dreams not appealing to you, read more
Oct 5, 2016
AzulInstrument (All reviews)
MY ARCEUS. This Anime's story is absolutely outstanding. From the very first episode it hooks you in on wonder. Wondering, what is this peculiar Banana-Cat's world like? Later on, as we learn more of these banana-cats exist, our veil of limitation is lifted, because Bananya eventually explores later on, and we learn the lore that this world adds to the story.

In the final episode (aka the best final episode ever written of anything), bananya and his friends help the greedy humans and open their hearts by making a cake for them. In return, the humans help bananya achieve his dream of being a read more
Oct 3, 2016
ProfaneValkyrie (All reviews)
Bananya is that dosis of cuteness where you might be able to beat your addiction for cat videos. Now wait the characters are cats? But I though they were just talking bananas... I am confused.
Bananya is 95% cuteness and 5% comedy stuff 3 minutes series.
So if you really need that blissfully cuteness of drugs, this would indeed be cocaine of cuteness XD

All the rainbow faeces of the Unicorn - the good things
- Very beautiful simple colorful artstyle. (a more detailed style wouldn´t be fitting, I think)
- I love their Nya sounds, very cute and a good cute ending song
- Many would takes this as read more
Oct 14, 2016
Plainpasta (All reviews)
Much like the title Bananya is a portmanteau of banana and the noise a cat makes (nya), this series is about creatures who are a portmanteau of bananas and cats. It’s a series of short (3-minute) episodes following the daily lives and adventures of Bananya and his friends.

Bananya and his friends live in a human family’s kitchen and throughout the series we see them playing with each other, exploring the house and the world around them, with their actions being described by an unknown narrator. There’s also a short section at the end called ‘Bananya Identification Guide’ (although the actual book cover says Bananya Picture read more


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