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English: Nazotokine
Japanese: ナゾトキネ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:20 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Tengu Kobo
Source: Original
Genres: GameGame
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.871 (scored by 32663,266 users)
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Ranked: #103942
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Popularity: #4446
Members: 11,615
Favorites: 3
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Tokine Amino works as a secretary for TEN2, an advertising agency. One day while cleaning the conference room, she is surrounded in light and finds she can't leave the room until she solves a puzzle.

It seems a creature named Hacchin is a being from another dimension called Quizn. He is interested in the intellectual pleasure that happens when someone solves a puzzles or uncovers a mystery. And he has his sight set on Tokine Amino.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukushi, Naoya
Director, Script, Original Creator
Fujisaki, Yuzu
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
Takano, Hitomi
Character Design
Yabunaka, Hiroaki
Sound Effects


Opening Theme

"Dimension Sky (ディメンションスカイ)" by Yuzu Fujisaki

Ending Theme

"destiny" by Aki

Dec 21, 2016
DisasterFlare (All reviews)

Here's the big question I need to ask all of you reading this, including me: Why on earth did you watch this piece of pointless money-grabbing garbage of an anime? This anime is insulting to the highest degree, and is just one of the prime examples of how bad a job you can do with an anime. Not sure what I'm talking about? Get ready to get schooled, my dear otakus.

Let's start with the story. Bland? Check. Makes no sense? Check. Dreadful? Ohoho, big check there. Bottom line is, read more
Dec 21, 2016
LegendAqua (All reviews)
You want puzzles??? know both English and Japanese?...well good luck with this one, it's gonna be fun!, the others who don't...well just good luck.

So it's about an office lady that gets transported into a "quiz world" and needs to find the answer to puzzle so she can leave, if she can't...well we never know by the end of it. Right this "could" be interesting...if the puzzle weren't a mishmash of English and Japanese and vague hints at times.

Really, if your just in it for the puzzles, it "ok" as an anime short, but as in context to Tokine Amino's character it's fine. But having context read more
Dec 26, 2016
Bebop (All reviews)
Welcome to Puzzle Games: The Anime.

Pretty much the only reason I watched this is because the studio is new and I wanted to support the underdog and because the genre is "Game".

Nazotokine is a "Game" anime, but probably not the game you're looking for. It's not SAO, Log Horizon, .hack//, etc. It's like you're watching a lets play of one of the puzzle games on steam but not as good and you're watching a lets play of a puzzle game. The one anime I can think to compare it to is Death Parade and that's a bit insulting to Death Parade.

There's a lot of CG. read more
Dec 31, 2016
sterrebloem (All reviews)
A disappointment at its finest. Even if you're a puzzle lover, fluent in both Japanese and English; I doubt you would enjoy this anime.

I am going to summarize my review because this anime is not worth anyone's time in my opinion:

- Boring story telling structure. You quickly realize that each puzzle takes 2 episodes for it to have introduced setting, characters and solution. It was so predictable that I stopped watching it every week and just watched it two episodes at a time.
- A 90 second opening for a 7 minute episode. Every. Single. Time. This just made me angry. What happened to "being short read more

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