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Light Novel 'Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin' Gets Anime Adaptation for Spring 2014

by tsubasalover
Dec 12, 2013 9:18 AM | 65 Comments
It has been announced that the light novel "Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin" (story by Kazuma Ootorino and art by Ringo Aka) will get an anime adaptation which is to be aired in Spring 2014 on Fuji TV's Noitamina.

This light novel received the Grand Prize in the novel section of 13th Enterbrain Entertainment Grand Prix in 2011. There was a promotional video released in December 2011.

Director: Kanta Kamei
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Character Design: Tetsuya Kawakami
Music: Keigo Hoashi/MONACA
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Official site:

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Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin on MAL

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Main cast announced:
Nanana Ryuugajou: Rui Tanabe
Jyuugo Yama: Yuuki Ono

Jan 7, 2014 9:53 AM by tsubasalover

SAO/Galilei Donna art? I'm in. Plus, the male lead is voiced by the Kagami's VA.

Jan 7, 2014 8:32 AM by Mayuka

Same director as Usagi Drop. Noteworthy story. Could be 'ril good.

Dec 15, 2013 8:48 PM by Doaj

@Complaining at recent noitamina
Stop bringing the worst examples. Yes, maybe it lacks masterpieces, but I think some were good enough (Gin no Saji for example). To be fair most of their failure examples also comes from execution failure, not from not trying.

Anyway, this doesn't looks good or bad right now, still could become anything. Premise is questionable, but at least it has decent art and won an award.

That said, let me return back to the corner, remembering that Hakomari most likely will not receive anime adaptation till the end of universe.

Dec 15, 2013 4:39 AM by zeroyuki92

Oh man look at that picture, that sexy pose? If this show isn't funny I think I am outta here, or if this isn't that great then I am outta here too, it sounds generic and just meh. I am not into these stuff lately, it feels very repetitive of what Japan is making now, with a few exception which is great.

Dec 15, 2013 12:09 AM by ToG25thBaam

Will check it out.

Dec 14, 2013 1:22 PM by Pigu

Nidhoeggr said:

Officials wouldn't change the direction if there wasn't a bigger demand for the new series. These are business decisions which were made after looking at supply & demand, trends, costumer groups, etc. And apparently the decision was: Anime that tries to attract new groups/be different is not as desired as the same stuff people keep airing and demanding on the other slots over and over again. I assume that BRS had other priorities than selling BDs/DVDs (merch, for example); maybe this was also the case for R;N.

noitaminA was forced to change because they could no longer monetize the previous style of content. When they did Honey & Clover, there was a lot of ad sponsorship, and TV ratings had actual impact on profitability. For whatever reason though, that sponsorship vanished over time, leaving them at the mercy of DVD/merchandise sales.

Fuji TV would've killed the block outright had the producers not begun marketing to otaku.

Dec 14, 2013 1:13 PM by Yause

ThangLong said:
PV for this anime:

You can also see it from the official website.

I guess it's interesting and yeah, it does seem a bit similar (at least in premise) to Tasogare Otome x Amnesia...but the genres seem a bit different. We don't know how the girl died (though perhaps she died young/tragically since she is a young ghost?). And Tasogare (though I haven't finished it yet) has elements of horror/mystery. If I was to guess, this seems more comedic/lighthearted. But I don't know, as I haven't read the LN...

Mod Edit: Removed off-topic discussion.

Dec 14, 2013 12:43 PM by Hahalollawl

PV for this anime:

You can also see it from the official website.

Dec 14, 2013 10:42 AM by ThangLong

Sounds pretty meh light novel based on the description.

A-1 I think has simply made a long sequence of poor staff choices of late for their adaptations that has given them a poor reputation.

Dec 14, 2013 9:50 AM by PeacingOut

I think it looks fun and I like the girl's character design.

I'll watch it :3

Dec 14, 2013 4:02 AM by Tengai

Alright, aside from all the banter and speculation regarding "it sounds like it might be interesting" or "it will definitely suck because (insert company name) is handling the project," has anyone actually read this that could give us a clue as to whether or not it is a decent story? It doesn't seem to be very well received as a light novel thus far on MAL... so I'm guessing it wasn't appealing to general audiences and, instead, was aimed at the judges (i.e. a plethora of plot devices that are quite unnecessary yet appealed to more critical views)?

Sometimes competitions have really weak submissions as a whole, so you can't be certain that an award winning story is actually good. Also, you can only get so much of an idea as to how well a show will turn out from previews and summaries (especially since summaries rarely indicate how good a show will be.)

From what I've seen, there shouldn't be any reason for anyone to immediately scratch this show off their list or even add it... just seems like "meh" material to me. No matter what people say, A-1 isn't horrid and is in fact hit or miss. The people who scratch this show off their list because of the misses should pay more attention to the presence of hits and vice versa. It really is to early to make any decisions on this show, I'm going to wait till later to make a decision.

Dec 13, 2013 6:25 PM by turtleinshell

Sounds interesting. I'm always looking forward to a good romance comedy anime.

Dec 13, 2013 12:11 PM by Naxrrhid

There are handsome NEETs so I see no reason why can't a beautiful NEET exist.

Dec 13, 2013 9:44 AM by Progeusz

"Beautiful NEET", Ahahahahaha, okay Japan.

If the romance is good, I'll stick with it. It won an award so I'll at least try it out.

Dec 13, 2013 9:38 AM by ChronosXIII

Not expecting for much from what I read... but gonna try it out anyway when it'll be out.

Dec 13, 2013 9:35 AM by Ponshi

while reading the synopsis I thought of Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Dec 13, 2013 8:55 AM by Mr_Gutts

tsubasalover said:
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Welp, this just lost alot of its already small chances, even in the chance that this was actually good we will probably get a shit adaption of it

Dec 13, 2013 7:41 AM by JizzyHitler

Sounds interesting, will watch it.

Dec 13, 2013 4:41 AM by Narushisto

Could be hit or miss.
Not raising my hopes too high though.

Dec 13, 2013 1:39 AM by sushiisawesome