Who Would Like this Anime?
It’s a series which has a lot of everything but doesn’t really go for it. So you’ll get a bit romance, comedy, drama, adventure, mystery, and action. If I had to put my finger on it, then it’s mostly comedy and adventure with drama having the weakest extent. Right off the top of my head I can’t come up with something similar. It’s a decent mix-up of the above-mentioned genres, so unless you dislike one of those, you’re likely to enjoy it. Mind the bunch of plot holes, though.
For: People who’re looking for an adventure series with comedy value.
I’ve watched this release. Can’t recall anything off-putting whatsoever, so go with it.
Translation: All good.
Nanana and her gang were a bunch of geniuses who found a bunch of treasure which Nanana then hid. And all of the world’s now trying to find her stuff while she’s got murdered and remains as a ghost bound to a certain apartment.
The art on this one’s really good, in my opinion. It’s hardly ever boring or simple and easy to look at. The best way to check whether an anime’s art annoys you is always to check the first episode. That’s where the most work is put in since companies try to hook you on. Usually, the art won’t get better past episode one. There’s also some 3D CGIs used in it, mainly for transportation thingies like trains and also for trap set-ups. I’ll add a few screenshots below.
This series has one big problem: logic. Hardly anything in there makes sense, even if you judge it by its own rules. Let’s have some examples. The main heroine, Nanana, when exactly did she have the time to find dozens of magical treasures, build hiding places for them, and put them in there? And why the heck does no one know about said places? Also, you can see for yourselves how cute she’s depicted, but let’s face it: that woman built or let deadly traps been built to hide her stuff in them to send people over there that are likely to die. What’s her wish? To find her murderer and kill him. Oh yes, such a lovely cutesy.
How’s the rest? Well, they fit her, at least. Everyone’s trying to stab the other in the back and kill them. But no worries, at least everyone’s alright with being stabbed in the back and almost getting killed. Club prez fucks you over, steals the treasure, and leaves you to die? No hard feelings, let’s be friends. Tries to fuck you over again? Well, fuck him over first! Big bad guy crushed your lung and arm? Let’s have a nice chat with him.
On top of that we’ve got several typical battle anime issues. You can beat the bad guy up 10 million times, in the end he draws his trump card and is totally fine. Riiight. Oh, and I’m no physician, but I’m fairly sure a crushed lung can be pretty deadly. And yes, I know those “wounds” were all just an illusion, but if those illusions can be lethal, that one should probably have been.
Also, we’re having huge pacing problems. There’s a bunch of characters which seem pretty important, but get literally seconds of screen time. For instance, the gangster boss early in the series. The pace makes it also hard to know what’s actually going on right now and how the bonds and connections between the various characters have changed or not changed. I guess they really wanted the bad guy to take the stage and took on more volumes than they should’ve.
Almost inevitable when it comes to stuff with magic items, the bad guys using them do it in a manner dumb enough for the good guys to be able to get a comeback. How could someone with a staff that grants every wish ever be beaten? Dumbass.
There might be more plot holes and stuff, but I think that’s enough.
Now the good stuff. I approve of the romantic stuff that happens in the series, although even our harem tries to screw each other over – or at least our protagonist tries to. Can’t say I really mind that though, as the heroines don’t care and there’s no drama resulting from it. All the drama involved’s due to the bad guy and the awkwardness he brings along.
I also liked the comedy in this, even if there’s a bunch of overused stuff like your stab-in-the-eye-in-the-hot-springs. It doesn’t ever feel forced.
The characters themselves are pretty diversed in character and it’s not just all harem girls, which is another good point. They feel fresh overall, though the bad guy’s just annoying and way too obvious. And they really do look different. Normally, all girls basically got the same faces and eyes, and only differ in hair style, hair color, and cupsize. Here, however, there’s a different style about the girls which is still close enough to not look off. Good stuff. At least better than in 95% of other shows.
Regarding the puzzles, they’re rather meh. One had me surprised, but not because the puzzle was good, but because of how the treasure wounded up. The first puzzle’s the worst. You’ll know what I mean once you see it. At least it’s nice to look at thanks to CGI. As the main heroine, Nanana, is bound to the apartment, she’s basically playing games all day long (maybe you’re bound to your room, too?), and there’s one pretty cool thing about it: you’ll often see her playing games that should look strangely familiar to you.
Overall it’s a nice series to watch which doesn’t bore you but rather tries to annoy you with overly hasty pacing and plot holes. If you can actually not think about it, you’ll have a watch that you won’t regret. The feeling this series has felt very novel to me. Alas, it ended with a big yawn that didn’t make me want to see more. You won’t regret watching it, but due to how it’s made, I doubt it’ll become one of your all-time favorites.