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Alternative Titles

English: Nanbaka
Synonyms: Nambaka, The Numbers, Numbaka
Japanese: ナンバカ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 13, 2013 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Serialization: comico
Authors: Futamata, Shou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.771 (scored by 13601,360 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12482
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2405
Members: 6,050
Favorites: 202

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

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

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Nov 23, 2016
soul67x (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 6, 2020
Trivialmadness (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 30, 2019
YotsubaBG (All reviews)
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 read more
May 23, 2020
Intrepidideas (All reviews)
Warning: this manga is ridiculous and silly but also deceiving so if you’re looking for pure comedy this series is not for you. I would also recommend looking at the art style before diving into this series as it very over-the-top and some may find it to be too much.

The main draws to this manga are the characters and art style. The characters are almost entirely loveable, especially the main 4. The gloomy, depressed and “empty” Jyuugo finally starts to feel happiness for the first time in his life in this over-the-top super-max prison because of the 3 others despite his horrific past which is read more

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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