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Nanananananananana’s Buried Treasure episode 1 – Noitaminanananananana

noitamina lolThis sure is a positive direction to take the Noitamina block. I remember back in the day when it hosted award winning josei manga adaptations which otherwise weren’t getting made into anime, or ambitious high concept original sci-fi anime. Nobody wanted that though. What we wanted was an upskirt shot of a dark-skinned KanaHana(nanananana) voiced maid. Yes, stop lying to yourselves you elitists. This is what you actually wanted. Isn’t it wonderful?

So Banana Buried Treasure is about a generic high school boy with absolutely no parent figures in his life deciding to fuck his non-existent family and run to a hyper advanced super school. He wants to go here because on this teeny tiny island, teenagers rule. Will it be adults that have all the funds and intellect to build a super amazing totally cool school for teenagers to achieve exactly what it is in life they want? Of course not, that can only be done by teenagers with their giant hidden piles of bananas. Meanwhile all those old smelly people (old and smelly in this case being above the age of 20) are left to stink up a miserable little flat with their giant boobs, piles of alcohol and no boyfriend. Hah, who would want you, you smelly old woman. Who wants Christmas Cake after Christmas. You’re past your sell-by date. Shame the only good thing you did in your life was when you were a teenager.

noitamina 2Useless meat bags.

So Potato-kun, our generic male lead, moves into an apartment with a ghost girl with a white dress. Because if it worked once for Noitaminananana, then we can do it again. Except this time you can touch her boobs. Yay! But wait, isn’t she the same as as Christmas Cake lady from earlier? Eww, why would we want to touch the useless meat bags of…wait, you mean that since she’s a ghost, she still looks and acts like a teenager? Oh phew, she’s still worth groping. Not that she wants you to grope her. Then it wouldn’t be sexy.

Buried Banana Boobies isn’t strictly a badly made show for its genre. It’s got good pacing, good animation, and the male lead doesn’t spend ages going “oh no a giiiiirl”. But booooy is it ever light novel crap through and through, complete with all the usual trappings of the genre. I know Noitamina was put on life support back when Fractale came out and was then practically killed during the old Guilty Crown/Black Rock Shooter combination, but it’s still a little depressing to see this on Noitamina. Again, it’s not terrible. All in all Nanananana Bananaman is harmless and forgettable. I think I’ll stick to Ping Pong for my Noitamina this season.

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  1. Erif
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink



  2. Posted April 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    “teenagers with their giant hidden piles of bananas”

    So you’re saying she’s ghost Donkey Kong.

  3. mwp
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    So then this is basically Kids Next Door as an anime…plus boobs?

  4. shytende
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure this show have a piece of fanservice for absolutely everyone (there is even a half-dressed dude in the opening).
    At least you can’t reproach them not to be dedicated to their audience.

  5. Anon
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    God damn does it get old hearing everyone bitch about Noitamina not being what it used to be season after season after season.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted April 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      Especially when last season’s Noitamina lineup was the best in a long while, and only someone with awful Irish taste in anime would disagree.

  6. Raiphin
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    There’s going to be an actual, official noitaminA panel at Sakuracon this weekend and I’ll be there because I really, really need to see what the thought process going on has been.

  7. Nanana
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm | Permalink


    What we wanted was an upskirt shot of a dark-skinned KanaHana(nanananana) voiced trap maid.

    • shytende
      Posted April 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      So I was actually more right than I thought in my precedent comment…

      (Normally, I’ll complain about the spoiler, but who cares honnestly)

    • Posted April 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

      Wait, so she is a trap here as well? I thought she plays a trap in the Flag anime this season?

      • Nanana
        Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

        Yeah, but who cares, Daruku is still cute.

        (Plot twist: what if HanaKana is actually a trap?)

      • Inushinde
        Posted April 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

        I said that HanaKana couldn’t pull off HanaKana as a trap. Boy am I being proven wrong.

  8. Nagisa33
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:05 am | Permalink


  9. William Clark
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    It had Terraria in it, and that’s all that matters. Even if it was only for a few seconds.

    Actually, I dismissed it out of hand, and only flipped through it to see if anything jumped out. Seeing Terraria in it was a bit of a surprise.

  10. Gan_HOPE326
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    You had a chance to title this post “Nananananananana… BUTTS, man!”.

    You wasted it. Shame on you.

  11. SiberDude
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Durarararara’s Buried Treasure!

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