Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wicked Anime Reviews #7: Nabari no Ou

Anime reviews delivered directly to the face!

A boy with a fearsome hidden power trapped inside of him that a particular group of ninja are after? Check. A rivalry between siblings that sparked because the elder sibling mass murdered their entire clan? Check. Forbidden techniques possessed by almost every other character? Check. Believe it or not, I'm not talking about Naruto.

Nabari no Ou may start off suspiciously similar but it's actually a classy ride in another direction. The story takes place in modern day Japan where Ninja keep their Ninja-life to their Ninja-selves. Your History teacher could be a Ninja and you'd never know... until it was too late.

The actual story revolves around an apathetic boy who's forced to make decisions that will alter the lives of everyone around him as separate ninja villages attempt to recruit him and gain the power locked away inside of him. Get ready for ninja battles, plot twists, and pink haired samurai.

For those of you craving a different taste of Ninja entertainment, Nabari no Ou might just be exactly what you were looking for. At the very least, it's much easier to digest with 26 episodes in comparison to Naruto's 400 (Naruto 220 + Shippuden 184) and counting.

This is Kylak signing out before you even realize I was here to begin with. *poof*


  1. Overall, it was nice that I gave it a try. While I still have problems with the ending in particular, I do enjoy how it's reminds me of a shorter version of Naruto.

  2. It's a bummer you didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I admit that the climax definitely felt rushed which didn't help things.

  3. Eh, this is just one of those shows where I was very nit-picky about everything almost. It still is a good story and the plot is pretty interesting. Just not my cup of milk with a drop of tea.

  4. Funny enough, my favorite part of the show was all of the side characters. I felt they were more interesting and had more depth to them then most of the main characters.

  5. Oh yeah, the side characters were the best. I guess that's the niche about side characters though. Like you mentioned a while back, main characters usually don't get as much love due to certain traits.



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