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NieA Under 7


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: NieA_7
Japanese: ニア アンダーセブン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 2000 to Jul 19, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: Triangle Staff
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.911 (scored by 7,212 users)
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Ranked: #40602
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Popularity: #2773
Members: 23,615
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Synopsis

In the 21st century, aliens have arrived on Earth and live among humans. In sleepy Enohana, the dirt-poor student Chigasaki Mayuko finds herself living together with NieA, a low-caste ("Under Seven") alien. While Mayuko struggles diligently to make ends meet, NieA seems to be totally unconcerned with the consequences of her actions. As the odd couple throws off the expected sparks, the wrecked alien mothership looms in the background...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yoshioka, Nenji
Supporting
Sugou, Takayuki
Japanese
Enoshima, Momo
Supporting
Ichikawa, Chieko
Japanese
Karna
Supporting
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Hiyama, Kotomi
Supporting
Ochiai, Rumi
Japanese
Karita, Chie
Supporting
Ogasawara, Mari
Japanese

Staff

Ueda, Yasuyuki
Producer
Satou, Takuya
Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director
Tokoro, Tomokazu
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Koko Made Oide (ここまでおいで)" by SION

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#1: "Venus to Chiisana Kamisama (ヴィーナスと小さな神様)" by Maria Yamamoto (eps 1-12)
#2: "KA MOA'E" by Yoshio Owa (ep 13)



More reviewsReviews

Jun 1, 2009
AironicallyHuman (All reviews)
NieA 7 - 7.5/10

A diamond in the rough. For a series with such a lowly average on MAL, it's surprisingly good. It's reminiscent of Haibane Renmei because of its slow, dialogue heavy and relaxing style.

After watching the first volume, I wasn't too taken with it. It started off reasonably well, showing the struggles of a very believable young woman, Mayuko, as she tries to survive with little money and, at the same time, studies to get into college. But my interest levels dropped as soon as it was revealed that an alien, NieA, lived in Mayuko's closet, eating some of her food and causing her read more
Mar 18, 2010
Merridian (All reviews)
Created by several of the same minds that thought up & executed Serial Experiments Lain, NieA_7 kicks off its first episode with a distinctly familiar—yet at the same time, distinctly different—atmosphere and presentation. Perhaps most notably, it shares the distinguished character designs of Yoshitoshi ABe, but it lacks the air of explicit seriousness that hangs gloomily about Lain. It shares an urban setting full of cars, people, and wires, yet it also pits this against frequent and habitual presentations of countryside and open air. Needless to say, one should not go into this series expecting the complexities and psychological intrigue that Lain read more
Jun 5, 2013
mahoganycow (All reviews)
Representing about a 60:40 ratio of contemplative slice-of-life to lighthearted comedy, all blended and dropped into a slightly sci-fi setting, my first thought about NieA Under 7 was this: It is one tough show to classify.

It's evident that, from an artistic standpoint, this is a pretty bare-bones production. Expect relatively flat backgrounds, lacking any real depth or detail. Movement is regularly stiff and unnatural looking. The character designs bear the obvious stamp of the esteemed Yoshitoshi ABe, and they're just as distinctive as anything else that he's made, but their quality fluctuates, sometimes becoming more blocky and rough-looking on a scene-to-scene basis. The closest, read more
Sep 18, 2017
solmier (All reviews)
Crazy to me that this show is rated under a 7 with 6000 views. This is a simple show with simple humor, art, and characters. It's like eating tasty food with a goofy old friend from grade school. Every episode leaves you feeling relaxed and happy to carry on your own normal life.

Watched this because I loved Serial Experiments Lain, and while in some ways this show is the absolute opposite, both shows aesthetically deliver in their own way through relate-able looks and feels. Recommended for adults who like slice of life plots displayed through subtle and relaxed art styles.

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