NanbakaNanbaka (ナンバカ), also known as Nanbaka – The Numbers is the Japanese prison comedy anime TV series based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Futamata Shou.

Title: Nanbaka
English: Nanbaka
Synonyms: Nambaka, Numbaka, The Numbers
Japanese: ナンバカ
Type: TV
Premiered: October 7, 2016
Season: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:00 JST
Producers: comico
Studios: Satelight
Licensed by:
Network: MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama
Opening Theme: “Rin! Rin! Hi! Hi!” by Hashiguchikanaderiya (ハシグチカナデリヤ) hugs The Super Ball
Ending Theme: “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)


Director: Takamatsu Shinji
Theme Song Performance: Kakihara Tetsuya, Kobayashi Daiki, Seki Tomokazu, Shiozaki Ire, Uemura Yuto
Music: Fujiwara Kenji
Original Creator: Futamata Shou
Series Composition: Hirota Mitsutaka
Character Design: Toya Kento

Nanbaka Synopsis

A brilliant fascinating action comedy starring the inmates and guards of the world’s most powerful prison.

Nanba Prison, the impregnable prison on a remote island floating on the sea. The latest technology and guards recruited from around the world give it Japan’s largest, and the world’s highest-level, security network. Even the famous Alcatraz Island is full of holes and opportunities to escape when compared to this place. The full truth of this place will never be revealed to the world. That is because this is Nanba Prison. No one has ever escaped successfully from this prison.

Nanbaka Characters List


Seiyuu: Uemura Yuto
Inmate Number 15
Nationality: Japanese
He was arrested on larceny charges and sent to juvenile hall, but he escaped the same day he was imprisoned. Out of the other inmates, he has escaped and been arrested the most. He is exactly the type of criminal who should be imprisoned in Nanba Prison. According to him, his motive for escaping it’s just a hobby.

Seiyuu: Kakihara Tetsuya
Inmate Number 11
Nationality: British
He was arrested and sent to juvenile hall for frequenting underground casinos. He still hasn’t recovered from his compulsive gambling, so Majime is constantly giving him warnings when he find him betting with fellow inmates. Though he only bets things like magazines and such. The reason he escaped has to do with a woman, he had a date. No matter which prison he was in, he would always escape on date nights.

Seiyuu: Shiozaki Ire
Inmate Number 69
Nationality: American
He was sent to juvenile hall for starting a gang riot in the city. He also had a very clear reason to escape prison. It’s because the food at the juvenile hall sucked. He continue to escape from every prison he was sent to because the food tasted awful. He’s now well-behaved because he’s very pleased with the meals in Nanba Prison. He’s into Japanese food.

Seiyuu: Kobayashi Daiki
Inmate Number 25
Nationality: American
He was arrested and charged when he was buying drugs in the slums. He himself did not know the was dealing with drugs, but was simply used as a courier, which resulted in a lighter sentence. But when he was examined for symptoms of drug abuse, the doctor found multiple food allergies and unknown illnesses, so he was sent to a medical reform school. Then he escape from the reform school because because he hated needles and taking medicine. Although he was sent to various prisons, he smashed through the walls and escaped as the day of his treatment drew near. But Nanba Prison provides oral medication in a flavor he likes instead of injections. So now, he looks forward to his treatments and medication.

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