How’s it going there folks it’s Mr zen here with a brand new post and for today’s post I will be discussing about 2016 nanbaka or in the English translation, the numbers. I’m hoping everyone is having a wonderful day as spring is starting to get well under people’s faces with the summer breeze slowly coming in.
Nanbaka came in around the end of the year in 2016 and the story was well suited for many people of all ages. Nanbaka deals with a story of four inmates named Jugo, Nico, Rock and Uno while the four just have a blast in each episode! The four come up with ridiculous antics while trying to escape the worlds toughest that will make any fan laugh at any moment in the story. The story sets itself off as a parody to many other mainstream shows because of the running gags that work within the lore of the series. The only originality that comes off from the story is the fact that the main characters try to escape the world’s strongest prison while having a good laugh at that warden . The premise of the story continued with the running gag but, soon later fans saw the creators really worked hard on the series because each episode always brought some new event to keep the viewers entertained. Soon the story had an actual plot with the fourth main character’s that each were represented in a well manner. The plot shifted into a darker tone while keeping it’s happy go lucky comedy around the inmates. The balance of lighthearted humor while keeping the dark contrast of the main characters past suited well within the comedy.
The main characters are so delightful in terms of how they are represented in the story when each character stands out. Jugo story involved him being a research specimen, while Uno was a swindler I’m the streets of New York. Rock was a thug in his early days while Nico was a drug abuser outside the prison. Yes the anime was not hesitant to show these adult themes in the show but, that’s what kept story going forth.
The inmates while having a tragic past still keep up their sense of righteousness as give each lessons in ho to make the best of their lives even if they are stuck in prison.
The background is definitely worth mentioning as it stands out with it’s glittery appearance giving a vibe to viewers that the boys will always look handsome in any shot! Many fans pointed out the issue with the background but soon enough the background blended in as the glitter actually didn’t hinder to the story at all. As sometimes the characters in the story would mention it as well to the fans in third person!
The prison staff even come off as comical towards the viewers because of how quirky they are when it comes to handling the inmates. Such as Haijime, the prison chief officer with a strong sense of duty that also is his own downfall. His overworking nature causes others to worry about character since he does not know the meaning of a day off.
Side characters, villains, and mystery are well blended in lore as we see that in the final episode of season one of nanbaka we are introduced and yet left at a character whose possibly knows more than hes letting on. The story of Jugo shifts near the rest of the half of the series as Jugo past is being revealed. Since Jugo past deals with a tradgety involving him having uncertainty as to who captured and gave him strange shackles. The ambiguous nature of Jugo past is still left at the thoughts of many viewers at the end the series as many would like to know who is the final villain of he series.
Elf character introduced gave viewers a shock treatment because of how much of a psychopath the character was towards Jugo. The season ends with the power of friendship overcoming any obstacle and to deal with life’s problems one-step at a time. To better horizons the season ends strong for many reasons and the gags in between the series scenes made for a good judgment call to many kids. The series gave enough tease for fans that the anime even received a second season in the early months of 2017. I’m definitely going on to check out the series more because the series has swell balance of comedy and action throughout each episode.
So what were your thoughts and opinions on nanbaka season 1? Let me know down in the comments below and as always zenkai your soul everyday!