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Synonyms: Nambaka, The Numbers, Numbaka
Japanese: ナンバカ
English: Nanbaka
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 423
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 13, 2013 to Jun 25, 2022
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Serialization: comico
Authors: Futamata, Shou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.811 (scored by 18011,801 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2453
Members: 8,269
Favorites: 265

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A super exciting action comedy starring the inmates and guards of the world's most formidable prison.

(Source: Crunchyroll)


Nanbaka has been digitally simulpublished in English by Crunchyroll since December 21, 2015.

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Nov 23, 2016
Preliminary (25/423 eps)
I would just like to say that I absolutely LOVED this manga! I thought it was funny, creative, and I'm very excited to watch the anime! However, this is my first review, so bare with me as I try to explain this:

Story (7/10)

The first two volumes are filled with the characters' hilarious and short adventures that give you an idea of what their everyday life is like, but has no significant purpose other than making the reader laugh. The third volume is where things start to really heat up, as we learn more about the main character's backstory. Not to mention, at the end of ...
Jun 30, 2019
Preliminary (153/423 eps)
Nanbaka is a great manga. The story and art are fantastic. The comedy is amazing. Action is great.

The manga is about inmates/guards in a prison. It is centred around a few inmates and guards of Cell 13. Over time, we learn more about each character and why they are here (for the inmates) and also learn more about the guards and the prison itself.

In this story, we see their backstories and why they are the way they are. It takes a little time but it is worth it.

The story: 8
Not necessarily bad but it really has a rather basic plot and it uses ...
Jan 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (178/423 eps)
Imagine a battle manga with Ziggy Stardust as a main character. Wait! You don't actually have to do that. We already have Nanbaka, where everyone is a glam rocker.

*A spoiler free preview*

Oh, those Idiots with numbers. An oddball among oddballs, Nanbaka has become a series I'm faithfully following despite finding it a bit boring and awfully paced from time to time. I'm fond of the characters, love all the colors and sparkle and totally adore the art.

Nanbaka both is and is not what it looks like. If you come for the comedy, you won't be disappointed, but that's not all you will get. Be ready ...

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Recent News

Second Season of 'Nanbaka' to be Streamed Online

Second Season of 'Nanbaka' to be Streamed Online

The official Twitter account of the currently airing TV anime Nanbaka has announced that the anime will receive second season, starting from the fourteenth episode. more

Web Manga 'Nanbaka' Gets TV Anime Adaptation in Fall 2016

Web Manga 'Nanbaka' Gets TV Anime Adaptation in Fall 2016

The AnimeJapan 2016 booth of animation studio Satelight has announced a TV anime adaptation of the web manga Nanbaka (The Numbers). The series is scheduled to air more

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