Nabari no Ou

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Synonyms: Nabari no Oh, King of Nabari
Japanese: 隠の王
English: Nabari no Ou
French: Nabari
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Sep 29, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Square Enix, Kinyosha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 6677866,778 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1413
Members: 166,493
Favorites: 1,249

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Silent, apathetic, yet mischievous, 14-year-old Rokujou Miharu is the bearer of the hijutsu, "Shinrabanshou," a powerful technique many ninja clans desire to possess to become the ruler of Nabari. Fellow classmate Kouichi and his English teacher Kumohira are both secretly Banten clan ninjas, pledging themselves to protect Miharu from his many attackers. Keeping apathetic, Miharu attempts to reject their invitation to join their ninja "club." However, after numerous attacks, he finds no choice but to join their group as a means for his survival. Slowly, Miharu takes a step closer to becoming the ruler of Nabari.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kananiwa, Kozue
Assistant Producer
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Crawl" by VELTPUNCH (eps 1-25)

Ending Theme

1: "HIKARI" by ELISA (eps 1-15)
2: "Aru ga Mama" by Anamu & Maki (eps 16-23)


Nov 17, 2009
Nabari no Ou decided to take the ninja theme and put a little twist on it - the ninjas exist in modern times. I'm not saying this hasn't been done before, but it's definitely a change of pace from most ninja anime where ninjas are completely different from our contemporary culture. Nabari no Ou is about a boy named Miharu who has a powerful forbidden art called the Shinrabanshou inside him, a skill that can give infinite knowledge to the user, thus giving them the ability to grant wishes. Once his schoolteacher recognizes him, things pick up from there and he is ...
Jul 5, 2011
Mixed Feelings
So if you are looking for a gentle review of this semi-mediocre ninja anime you are reading the wrong review.

The first half of the first episode my first thought was like.... Awesome this is gonna be almost like a but of a modern naruto. By the time I got to the end of the first episode I was fully convinced that this anime could set itself aside from naruto altogether. A couple of the characters were already deemed BA's(bad asses) to me and others had the ability to that all about sums up the things i liked.

Now for the bad qualities is ...
Mar 11, 2010
In life, many people (through different experiences) learn the value of human relationships; be it the relationship between lovers, siblings or friends. They learn it is okay to have selfish desires once in a while and what a person can mean to another.

…If only.

Thus we come to Nabari no Ou (English: King of Nabari), an anime which attempts to present multiple character relationships and the complexities of human interaction with a bit of ninja action to spruce things up.

The story is one that had an interesting premise: The apathetic Miharu is told that he holds the power of the Shinrabanshou, a ...

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