Five Numbers!

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Japanese: ノラゲキ!
English: Five Numbers!
French: Five Numbers!
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 22, 2011
Producers: Showgate
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.101 (scored by 51815,181 users)
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Ranked: #91672
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Popularity: #6165
Members: 10,859
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In an isolated prison, there are only four prisoners and a cat. One day, a power outage opens all the locks and all of the prisoners are released. However, all of the guards are nowhere to be seen and there are no exits. An extraordinary event occurs in response to an old man's strange behavior.

(Source: ANN)


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Ending Theme

"VOLEVO UN GATTO NERO (黒ネコのタンゴ; Kuroneko no Tango)" by MEG


Aug 29, 2011
Five Numbers is an anime version of the kind of short story we used to get in Science Fiction anthology magazines - a group of people tossed together in an unfamiliar and/or hostile environment trying to figure out where they are, why they are there, and how the hell they are going to get somewhere else. There is little time to get to know characters and every nuance counts. And there's the problem. Five Numbers is a good story but all the nuances and titillating hints miss the mark just enough to make you feel there could have/should have been something more. ...
Feb 5, 2016
STORY: 10/10

If you've read the synopsis it is pretty self-explanatory. There's a power outage in a prison where there are 5 prisoners and a cat. The plot is quite simple: the characters try to find an exit from the prison.

And there may be a plot twist.

ART: 9/10

The backgrounds are gorgeous. The animation of the characters feels weird in comparison though, but after a while you get used to it and becomes quite charming.

May 21, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Story: 6/10
Well, the story has potential, but wasn’t explained well. I was rather confused at the end, so I had to watch it again. It had a lot of symbolism and references to the game of roulette. Even the prisoners are actually named after roulette slots (R,N,V stands for red, black and green… in French). It has a few plot twists, which will keep you entertained, though.

Characters: 4/10
The characters lack names and personalities. They only reveal small pieces of their background story, which wasn’t enough to care much for them.

Animation: 7/10
The characters looked a bit awkward and their movements appeared a bit stiff. At first ...

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