The second part of Nanbaka. The prisoners and their guards continue their comfortable lives at Nanba Prison. However, from the shadows emerges a new threat: Enki Gokuu, a person from Samon's past, who has mysterious goals of his own.
Before you read this review, just know how I weigh each trait in anime:
Story: Weight 1.0
Art: Weight 2.0
Sound: Weight 1.0
Character: Weight 2.0
Enjoyment: Weight 4.0
Total weight 10.0
Oh, Nanbaka, Nanbaka, how I love you.
I love how this anime has so many colors, sparkles, funny moments, serious moments, and so much more all wrapped up in a cute little anime bow. Anyways, I know you guys don't want to hear me completely fangasm about Nanbaka and not really give it a review, so let's get serious! I'll only spoil episode 1 of the FIRST season, so don't worry. There won't be any spoilers... I hope.
Nanbaka, to be honest with you, doesn't really have MUCH of a story... Well at least without spoiling. Maybe after the season ends, I'll make a Spoiler Filled Review below this one that'll wrap up the story. The anime is set in the world's most colorful prison ever with the most sparkly walls ever. Oh, but wait, it's inescapable. Yeah, a pink prison in inescapable. Weird art choice, Manager. Weird art choice. Well, we find out right off the bat that this prison is ANYTHING BUT inescapable. Weird, right? The cute pink prison is inescapable. Who would've known?
Nanbaka uses MANY colors most other anime would NEVER want to use. It's so bright, colorful, and SO DAMN SPARKLY! No seriously, every picture you will see of Nanbaka will have at least one guaranteed sparkle. It's fantastic. The anime is a great amount of fun to look at. Especially the hairstyles. Those things are crazy. It doesn't have the BEST amount of detail, but it makes up for it with the colors. That's why I gave it a 9.
Why is this a 10? have you HEARD the OST? Rin! Rin! Hi! Hi! is still fantastic even after listening it over 100 times! Usually other OP's that are more popular like "Trip -innocent of D-" will get me hyped for a while, then kind of just dies off after a while. This song hasn't done it yet and it still gets me to sing along..... Well, more like look like a giant weeaboo in front of my friends and myself. The ending is super fun to listen to as well! The video of watching the chibi versions of the main characters run around and get yelled at by Hajime is hilarious! It's not as great to listen ot it outside of watching the anime, but it still gives me a pass and a ticket to give this one a 10.
This is in my opinion, the main selling point of the anime. They're just all so funny and fun to watch then have their stupid little shenanigans! We have Jyuugo, the main protagonist. He has no particular talents except for escaping prison. His laid back character makes it really fun to watch Hajime scream at him while he just gives a blank face in response. It's funny watching him just go crazy at Jyuugo just not caring! Next off, we have Uno, the secondary protagonist. He's a close friend to Jyuugo and always is there to help him up when he's down. He's a definite contender for "Best hairstlye of 2017" if I had to pick. Nico is just... Weird. He loves drugs, always watches anime, and laughs in his sleep. Yeah. He's definitely an enigma if I've seen one. Rock is the strong bruiser kind of guy who loves food. No seriously, LOVES food. He definately gets good karma from the chefs in Nanbaka Prison.
I could go farther into characters, but I'd prefer you'd actually, well, WATCH THE ANIME to find out the rest of them. Now, onto Enjoyment.
This anime is HILARIOUS. Seriously, sometimes my stomach hurt from laughing so much. Yeah, it's that funny. It'll quickly put you in a good mood, I'll guarantee you that. I extremely enjoyed it. Not much else can be said about this anime without me sounding TOO repetitive, so I'll just leave it at that.
What else can I say? It's Nanbaka! Of course I loved it!
I hope you enjoyed reading this tiny little review I made just because I just watched episode 4 and decided: "Hey, why not write a review?" I hope you'll enjoy Nanbaka if you watch it, and if you did, I hope you enjoyed it! I hope you'll have a great rest of the day... or night... I don't know what time it is for you. Anyways, bye!read more