Anime 1st episodes 2019: N
Including: Namu Amida Butsu! Rendai Utena, Neko Neko Nihonshi, Neko no Nyahho - Nya Miserables, Nintama Rantarou, Nobunaga Teacher's Young Bride, No Guns Life, Null & Peta
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2019
Series: << Anime 1st episodes 2019 >>
Keywords: anime, fantasy, SF, detective, historical, samurai, ninja
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 7 first episodes
Website category: Anime 2019
Review date: 17 August 2022
Listed under "C": Cooking with Valkyries, aka. Nu Wushen de Canzhuo (Chinese, 10 eps)
Listed under "O": The Ones Within, aka. Nakanohito Genome (12 episodes)
Listed under "S": The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods, aka. Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin (24 episodes)
Listed under "W": Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?, aka. Nande Koko ni Sensei ga (TV series plus a special)
It's 10 one-minute episodes for children: Neko no Robu
It's 50 one-minute episodes for children: Neko Konogoro
Couldn't find: Ninja Box (eleven-minute children's episodes)
Couldn't find: Ni Zai Xing Guang Shen Chu
Couldn't find: Ni Zhuan Ci Yuan: AI Jue Qi
It's a film: Ni no Kuni, which uses Ghibli artists but is based on a game, came through Netflix and apparently isn't that good
It's a film: Nezha Zhi Mo Tong Jiang Shi
It's a music video for a digital idol group: Nani mo Shite Agerarenai
It's a one-minute OVA: Nendo no Tatakai (2019), 2D remake of a 2004 original claymation that was also only one minute long.
It's a one-minute commercial for the League of Legends game: A New Journey
It's three 30-second promotions for Niigata prefecture: Niigata no Edamame-ou Shiba
It's a children's internet animation series: Ninja Box
Namu Amida Butsu
Namu Amida Butsu! Rendai Utena
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: pretty boys
Two pretty boys look hot while posing with their swords. (They're also fighting a monster, but that's less important. They're serene and almost uninterested in the fight itself.)
After that, more pretty boys sit around a temple and do various domestic, slice-of-life kinds of nothing. This lasts for twenty minutes. I assumed that this was a sequel to Touken Ranbu, but apparently it's based on Bungo to Alchemist, which is based on Touken Ranbu. (Fans get annoyed about this misapprehension.) Also, technically, it's blasphemy since the boys are all Buddhist figures.
Watch if and only if you're looking for hot anime boys. If you are, I'm sure it's fine.
Neko Neko Nihonsi
Neko Neko Nihonshi
Meow Meow Japanese History
9 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: Japanese history, but with cats
I used to be a bit negative about this show. Having seen it on TV as part of the daily kiddie line-up, though, I've become better disposed towards it.
It's a silly joke version of Japanese history where they're all cats... and there's nothing wrong with that. It helps familiarise children with history. It's light and harmless. My favourite bit was the end credits sequence, with three overambitious stone age cats hunting a mammoth. They fail and get whacked into the sky.
It won't mean much to you if you don't know your Japanese history, though. The episode I saw was loosely based on the Battle of Sekigahara.
Neko no Nyahho
Neko no Nyahho - Nya Miserables
Nyan Gogh
Season 1
Episodes: 25 x 70 seconds
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: Vincent van Gogh as a cat
"Nyan" means "meow". Hence the title.
It's a silly kiddie show, in which van Gogh is an anime goofball with no mental health issues and no suggestion that one day he'll commit suicide. He's got no money. He's not too fussed about this. His more practical friend Theo is a mouse.
Nintama Rantaro
Nintama Rantarou
Ninjaboy Rantaro
2,000+ episodes to date (and counting)
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: children at ninja school
It's pretty good, actually. Natsuki has quite a few of its DVDs and manga volumes, although I wouldn't recommend the 2011 live-action Takashi Miike film. (One day I'll watch its sequel.)
Children at ninja school have fun, cheerful adventures. (The violence of this historical era doesn't touch them and I don't remember seeing any battles, assassinations, etc.) It has a famous theme song, but personally I liked this episode's closing theme better.
It's absolutely 100% a children's show, but aimed high enough to have characterisation, episodic plots, jokes, etc. It's the nearest thing Doraemon has to a rival, if only in longevity.
Nobunaga sensei no Osanazuma
Nobunaga Teacher's Young Bride
Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 7 minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: 16th century child bride comes to the 21st century
I've since finished it and... that was a mistake. Avoid this.
Probably not for the squeamish, for obvious reasons. I'll be watching it, though, since I enjoyed the same author's Koe de Oshigoto!.
A teacher in modern Japan is the descendant of the famous 16th century warlord, Oda Nobunaga, and he has the same name. Someone should have stopped his parents. Our girlfriend-less hero is pathetic and annoying at school. For instance, he has a Purple Aura of Jealousy when his students have dates.
Later, a fifteen-year-old girl called Kichou magically appears from nowhere and falls into his arms, which he says is just like manga and anime. (In fairness, he's not wrong.) Conclusion: she'll be his wife! He's currently living with his parents and his sister, by the way. The parents have been pressuring Nobunaga to get married, despite the lack of any potential other half.
Kichou is both interesting and alarming. She thinks it's the 16th century and that her job is to marry Oda Nobunaga (i.e. the real historical one) and make babies. His modern descendant deduces her identity from her parents' names and even knows that being 15 years old in Kichou's time means you're only 14 years old for us. (I'd never heard of that.) The age thing wouldn't have been a problem in the Sengoku era, but is a deal-breaker today. Hello, culture clash. Kichou also doesn't believe in timeslips or in the idea that marriage and affection might be connected. (They certainly weren't for the real Nobunaga and Kichou, alas.)
The end credits suggest that more girls will appear later. This show has scary options for its future plot directions, shall we say, but hopefully won't be too reprehensible since it was broadcast on TV. I'll give it a try. If it's appalling... well, it's only seven-minute episodes.
Apparently there's also an uncensored version of the episode, but this surprises me. I didn't notice any censorship or anything censor-worthy.
no gun life
No Guns Life
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: hard-boiled private detective with a gun for a head
I've since finished it and... it's not as interesting as I'd hoped. I won't be watching Season 2.
It stars a detective with a gun for a head. This isn't some kind of "not what it sounds like" technology, but an actual gun. It looks surreal. It's got a sawn-off barrel, though, and he still has a mouth and a lower jaw. He can eat, drink and talk. There's some technobabble about cyborgs called "Extended" who fought in a war, etc. but who cares?
It's also classic noir pastiche. With a buxom nun assassin, a robot demon and a sleeping psychic boy who's being pursued by bad people.
Awesome. Must watch.
null and peta
Null & Peta
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 6-ish minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: small girl makes cute, well-meaning and dangerous fluffy robot
I've since finished it and... it's quite cute.
It doesn't resemble a robot. Imagine a big white blob with a face screen, a bit like Ghibli's Tororo. Null built it to be her big sister Peta.
It definitely has a big sister personality, but the drills, spikes, bamboo shoots and jet engines are a surprise. Null wonders if they're a bug.
Looks cute. Definitely watching this.