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Japanese: ナゾトキネ
English: Nazotokine
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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
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 7 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.811 (scored by 45724,572 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #129372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5723
Members: 13,228
Favorites: 4

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Tokine Amino is the young and overburdened secretary of the CEO at a talent agency. One day while cleaning, she is suddenly transported to a strange alternate dimension ruled by a floating piglike creature. The creature, Hacchin, explains that this dimension is called "Quizun," and transforms her outfit before stating that she cannot leave unless she solves a puzzle within five minutes. While Tokine manages to keep a mostly calm composure and solve the puzzle, Hacchin recognizes her talent and decides that the two will meet again. Now Tokine runs the risk of suddenly being transported to Quizun at any time, along with anyone who may be within her vicinity.

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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

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

Ending Theme

"destiny" by Aki


Aug 4, 2022
Spoilers used to give more context. No puzzle spoils though.

Nazotokine is a half slice of life, half puzzles in a quiz world type Original Anime by Tengu Kobo which according to listings on MAL have only does this Anime and it's 'Sequel'. I watched it in 2016 for three episodes but never really bothered for some reason week to week. I thought the concept was interesting though. But thought as it's nearing the end of 2021 I'd finish off a few short anime.

Seeing it again from scratch the vibe of the puzzle world gave off a VR training room kind of look but instead of ...
Jan 9, 2017
Mixed Feelings
So, Nazotokine. "An anime about puzzles". I was interested in this since it was announced, since I love puzzles and having an anime which focus uniquely in this was interesting enough. So as soon as it was available in crunchyroll, I watched it.

...aaand it was kind of a disappointment. First, there's the lenght of the episodes: only 7 minutes, minus ending and opening. That leaves us with 5 minutes of actual show at most. This makes the whole experience pretty lacking in content, but it also ruins the pacing, since Tokine doesn't even solve the puzzles in the same episode they're presented. Then there's the ...
May 12, 2017
Rating: 3/10

One of the biggest issues is that the plot and the way characters act just make no sense. Oftentimes nonsensical things just seem to be normal to characters and don't require more examining. The puzzles themselves oftentimes don't make any sense either and I have no idea how the character draws conclusions sometimes. It feels like a very sloppily thrown-together show that someone with no concept of good storytelling wrote.

The characters are very bland and flat. The main character is so well-loved for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

The OST does not stand out at all (oftentimes it's some vocal song that's probably the ...


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