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Nanba is the world's most formidable prison, built to incarcerate criminals who are too slippery to stay in ordinary confinement. The four inmates who occupy Cell 13 are particularly cunning on that behalf, having escaped every other prison with a perfect success rate. There is Juugo, a specialist in locks who has spent the majority of his life in prison; Uno, a gambler with great intuition; Nico, an otaku whose body reacts strangely to drugs; and Rock, a bruiser with a love for food. The daily shenanigans of the four prisoners always cause trouble for the building supervisor, Hajime Sugoroku, who desperately tries to prevent them from breaking out of Nanba. Nanbaka follows the comedic, sparkle-filled exploits of these prisoners and their guards. From three square meals a day to sports festivals, prison life in Nanba isn't actually that bad—and it is the closest these four have to a home.

User Rating: 3.6 ( 2 votes)


English: Nanbaka
Japanese: ナンバカ
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 28, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 03:00 (JST)
Producers: Nihon Ad Systems, DAX Production, Sony Music Communications, comico, Tokuma Japan Communications, Nelke Planning
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Web manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p, 720p, 480p
Type: Dual Audio


Shinji Takamatsu – Director
Aaron Dismuke – Script, ADR Director
Tetsuya Kakihara – Theme Song Performance
Daiki Kobayashi – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Rin! Rin! Hi! Hi!” by Hashiguchikanaderiya (ハシグチカナデリヤ) hugs The Super Ball
ED1: “Nanbaka Datsugoku Riron♪! (ナンバカ脱獄理論♪!)” by Juugo (Yuto Uemura), Uno (Tetsuya Kakihara), Rock (Ire Shiozaki), Nico (Daiki Kobayashi), Hajime Sugoroku (Tomokazu Seki)

Episode List

01: Idiots with Numbers!
02: The Inmates Are Stupid! The Guards Are Kind of Stupid, Too!
03: Another Idiot Has Come!!
04: Happy New Year! The New Year’s Tournament Is Where We Get Serious!!
05: A Fraud and a Hero
06: The Booster Episode
07: It’s a Surprisingly Sad Story
08: A Monster and a Gorilla
09: You’re Empty!!
10: A Melancholy Day for the Dog, Monkey, and Pheasant
11: We Got Our Rewards
12: The Room, the Billiards, the Darts, and Me
13: Real Idiot



Sparkle sparkle sparkle!


Pretty boys in jail the anime


Vampires might not sparkle but these inmates do. That’s the power of pine sol and a good manicure.


References and comedy abound! Main character’s a bit edgy, but his goofy sidekicks keep him grounded most of the time


They were arrested for the murder of the comedy genre.


What can I say, it was just so good!!!


AMAZING. Over-the-top, very funny, but with some crazy plot in the background.


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