Post Reply Nanana's Buried Treasure
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Posted 4/29/14 , edited 4/29/14
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“Modern society is so terribly dull, that a lot of kids never know what it's like to feel their hearts race.” This is one of the lines first spoken in Nanana’s Buried Treasure, and it describes the show and title character well. It starts out as a seemingly normal slice-of-life; sixteen-year old Juugo Yama is "estranged" by his father, and leaves home to go to school on Nanae Island, a man-made community specifically created for students. He goes to his new apartment complex, gets the key to his room, and everything seems normal… until he realizes he’s housing with a ghost, that is.

Pudding-obsessed Nanana is bound to the room, where she spends her time “eating pudding, watching TV, and playing online games," a life that, admittedly, doesn’t sound too terrible. Juugo has to learn the mysteries surrounding Nanana and her "treasures," and deal with being surrounded by plenty of cute girls, many of whom are interested in him. What a life! Episode one of the series didn’t leave me with too much hope that it was something different; it seemed pretty shallow, and fanservice looked to be one of the key elements. I started to wonder if that was all the show was about.



By episode two, however, the show started to show more of its true colors: mystery and supernatural elements came into play, and the aforementioned fanservice wasn’t as glaring anymore. Nanana’s treasures all have "abilities;" one, for example, is able to show when someone is telling you a lie. They only get more interesting from there, and the process shown to get them is one of the coolest parts of the show: trick rooms!



A seemingly normal room, once stepped into, becomes transformed, and in order to proceed, the person or people involved need to figure out the puzzle to create a safe path to the treasure box. The animation to these rooms is fascinating, and it’s fun to see the characters work out exactly what they need to do to solve them.

Aesthetically, the show is beautiful. The animation is clean and very adorable, and they throw in a few touches (eyes and hair, specifically), that make it stand out. It also has a large cast of characters: in three episodes, there are already nine shown--and that doesn’t count the ones mentioned. There’s someone for everybody to like. The voice acting is also right on the mark; the cast all fit their characters, and even though at first I thought hearing ‘Nanana’ a hundred times over would be grating, it actually became very endearing.

Overall, Nanana’s Buried Treasure is heading in a good direction. With how many paths it could choose to take, it has me curious, and I can’t wait to see what it does with the eight episodes it has left. If you’re looking for something fun, beautifully animated, and with a little mystery to it, check it out on Thursdays, at 1:30 EDT!

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Posted 5/7/14
The moment I saw this anime in an article listing the new spring shows, I felt certain it was going to be a good one, and it has not disappointed. These next episodes will be interesting.

Fine review. Wish more people knew about this show.
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Watched the first ep, and enjoyed it so far!

Interesting story. Definitely going to watch more of them
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JaykeBird wrote:

The moment I saw this anime in an article listing the new spring shows, I felt certain it was going to be a good one, and it has not disappointed. These next episodes will be interesting.

Fine review. Wish more people knew about this show.


It didn't catch my attention when it first was announced, but it really grew on me! I'm excited to see where it goes. Thank you. c:


Kimyko wrote:

Watched the first ep, and enjoyed it so far!

Interesting story. Definitely going to watch more of them


Glad to hear it! I think the quality of it really goes up after episode one, so if you enjoyed that, you'll definitely like the rest! I think, anyway. XD
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Posted 5/7/14
Just started Naruto a few days ago, I am on episode 62 now. Will give this a shot when I take a few day break from Naruto
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