Nanbaka The Numbers is a comic currently serialized in the web comic application comico.jp and it will start its broadcast as a TV anime series in Fall 2016. This funny but serious story is set in the world’s largest prison, Nanba Prison, and it’s about its extremely unique prisoners and invincible guards.
ReLIFE, also a comico comic, has already been adapted into an anime in July 2016 and Piacevole’s adaptation into anime has already been announced. Both received remarkable attention from all the Japanese manga and anime fans.
Satelight studio will handle the anime creation and the production staff will include Shinji Takamatsu (director best known for Gintama) and Kouki Hirota (series composer best known for The Prince of Tennis II).
There is an on-going special cosplay contest called NAN-Cos for those who can’t wait for the upcoming broadcast.
You can apply for the contest until September 30 through the link below. If you’re a huge fan of Nanbaka, go take a shot!
Comments from the cast
Uemura Yuto (as Jugo)
I’ll fully enjoy playing my character while faithfully expressing the comic’s attractive wild feel and try my best to make it an intriguing anime! Please stay tuned!
Tetsuya Kakihara (as Uno)
When I got cast I jumped up in excitement like a little boy, lol. I am so excited to play such an unique character.
Although I’m kind of old compared to the other cast, I’ll try my best together with them!
Ire Shiozaki (as Rock)
It was already so much fun to play this character during the audition, so when I heard I passed the audition, I couldn’t help shouting, lol. I’ll do my very best to face Nanbaka and play my character with all my passion!
Daiki Kobayashi (as Niko)
When I read the original comic, I instantly got into Nabaka’s world.
So when I got a phone call I was super excited and couldn’t help shaking my head over the phone, haha.
I’ll try my best to make our audience happy!
Tomokazu Seki (Hajime Sugoroku)
Although I haven’t played Sugoroku (Japanese board game) for a while, I’ll do my best to voice-act him!!
I’m looking forward to seeing the anime version!! Please stay tuned!!
Satomi Akesaka (as Momoko Hyakushiki)
I still can’t believe that I get to become Momoko as I’ve been reading Nanbaka ever since comico was launched.
I am so excited about the upcoming broadcast!!
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Official website: http://www.nanbaka.tv