The cover of the first volume as published in Japan.
|Written by||Shō Futamata|
|English publisher||Crunchyroll Manga (digital)|
|Original run||13 October 2013 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shinji Takamatsu|
|Written by||Mitsutaka Hirota|
|Original network||MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11|
|Original run||5 October 2016 – 22 March 2017|
|Episodes||25 + OVA|
Nanbaka (ナンバカ), also known as Nanbaka - The Numbers, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shō Futamata. An anime television series adaptation by Satelight aired between 5 October 2016 and 22 March 2017. The title is a play on words, combining the name of the prison, which is the Japanese transcription of the word "number", and the Japanese word "baka" for "fool" or "idiot".
The story centers around four young men who are assigned to Nanba, the world's most formidable prison. Jyugo, who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, who likes gambling and women; Rock, who likes eating and fighting; and Nico the ex drug addict who likes anime. The action follows the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards.
- Jyugo (ジューゴ Jūgo)
- Voiced by: Yūto Uemura (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
- Inmate number 1315. He is of Japanese descent, has black hair with red streaks at the end, has heterochromia, his left eye is green and his right eye is violet. He is confident, cheerful, impulsive and gets bored easily. He is skilled at picking any kind of mechanical or electronic lock. The sole exceptions are the shackles on his neck, wrists and ankles which were placed on him mysteriously when he was asleep by a guard with a scar on the back of his neck. His father was inmate number 610 at the Nanba prison and known as the shame of the Nanba prison. He hates the guard who placed the shackles on him, and longs to find him and have them removed. He states that he has to be in Nanba as he has been to all other prisons. His name just means 'fifteen'.
- Uno (ウノ)
- Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese); Alejandro Saab (English)
- Inmate number 1311. He is of British descent, has a long braid, wears a hat, loves women and gambling, and often has a pair of cards on hand. He has a great intuition and is able to make bets on what outcome will occur using his observational skills, luck and intuition. He is kind and outgoing (to the point of being silly) but can be blunt. He is often the one who keeps the others in line when Hajime isn't around, and Nico jokes that he's starting to act like he's their mother. He's also very loyal to Jyugo, who he claims saved his life and gave him his freedom back. After Jyugo is beaten within inches of his life by Hajime, he holds a deep anger against Hajime, stating he could never come to like prison guards. He broke out of his previous prisons because he had dates to attend.
- Rock (ロック Rokku)
- Voiced by: Airu Shiozaki (Japanese); Jarrod Greene (English)
- Inmate number 1369. He is American, has a mohawk, wears long feather earrings, and is the physically largest of his fellow cell mates. He loves fighting and eating and is incredibly strong, with only some of the supervisors being stronger. He can be short tempered and impulsive, but cares for his friends, and mostly remains peaceful and happy. He met Jyugo when the other inmate saved him from starving to death in the first prison he was sent to. He escaped other prisons because the food was terrible, but likes the cooking at Nanba.
- Nico (ニコ Niko)
- Voiced by: Daiki Kobayashi (Japanese); Justin Briner (English)
- Inmate 1325. An American effeminate short male with green hair and bandages on the right side of his body, predominantly on the right side of his face. He has a chain ball shackled to his right leg. He grew up in the slums, where he was a drug mule, and has escaped multiple prisons primarily because they tried to inject his medicine into him. He is calm at Nanba as the medicine is taken orally and is flavored. Drugs have an unusual effect on him and rather than incapacitate him, they have alternate side effects. He rarely takes anything seriously and is rather childish and happy go lucky. He is a huge anime fan. In the second season, it's revealed why he is so ill and dependent on medication; As a child, a drug gang used him to test their products, which made him develop several unknown illnesses. After being arrested, the doctors at the first prison he was sent to performed painful, invasive medical experiments on him under the guise of trying to help him get better, which only made him more ill. After spending years locked in the prison infirmary, he eventually sunk into a deep depression and wished that he could die, until Jyugo freed him and helped him develop an interest in life again. In episode 21, it's revealed that he has a violent split personality that will emerge if his health problems are not kept under control with his medications, but he is unaware of its existence.
Nanba Prison guards
- Hajime Sugoroku (双六 一 Sugoroku Hajime)
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
- The supervisor of Nanba prison Building 13. A Japanese bald strong serious man who takes his job very seriously and has a cross shaped scar on the left side of his face. He likes shogi and has a black belt in judo. He is annoyed by the antics of the cell 13 inmates and often intercepts them before they escape the prison. He is said to be the strongest of all supervisors in the prison. He is willing to do anything his job dictates, even kill if need be. He is very suspicious of Jyugo, not just because of his father.
- Momoko Hyakushiki (百式 百子 Hyakushiki Momoko)
- Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (Japanese); Marissa Lenti (English)
- The prison warden. She is an intimidating serious woman with long blue hair and has a crush on Hajime. She is particularly watchful of inmate 1315, son of the man known as the eternal fugitive.
- Mitsuru Hitokoe (一声 三鶴 Hitokoe Mitsuru)
- Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo (English)
- One of the Guards. Often covers for building 13 when the prisoners escape. He has a loud rockstar-like personality and usually hosts the events at the prison, such as the New Year's Tournament. He sometimes serves as the narrator for the episodes, often saying things like, "Remember this is still a comedy anime!", when things get serious in the plot. He knows about the warden's crush on Hajime and is often beat up by her for daring to tease her about it.
- Kiji Mitsuba (三葉 キジ Mitsuba Kiji)
- Voiced by: Kimeru (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
- Building 3 Supervising Officer. He wears a lot of make up and has a somewhat effeminate personality. He insists he is not homosexual despite his personality and appearance. He is likened to a pheasant.
- Kenshirō Yozakura (四桜 犬士郎 Yozakura Kenshirō)
- Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto (Japanese); Vic Mignogna (English)
- Building 4 Supervising Officer. He has a crush on Hyakushiki, and is well aware that she has a crush on Hajime. He longs to exceed him, in order to prove himself to Hyakushiki. He is likened to a Dog. His preferred weapon is his whip. He is a hardworker, and before coming to Nanba prison was a police officer. It is suggested that he tried to bring attention the crimes against prisoners to his superiors while working as a police officer.
- Samon Gokū (悟空 猿門 Gokū Samon)
- Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi (Japanese); Brandon McInnis (English)
- Building 5 Supervising Officer. He has orange hair with green tips, and a red belt used for a tail like appearance. He is calm and trusting most of the time, although he is known to become loud and obnoxious when annoyed. Despite this, it's eventually revealed that he actually cares for the prisoners in his building quite a great deal, as he helped Upa reconnect with his family after he was arrested in China, and later took Liang under his wing when the inmate was first transferred to Nanba. In season 2, it's revealed that he has an older brother, Enki, who was the former supervisor of building 5; Enki was very popular among both the other guards and the prisoners, however, he secretly tortured and abused the inmates in his care, eventually murdering one of them and going on a rampage when his colleges tried to arrest him. Samon still struggles to comprehend how his brother could do the things he did, and is often taunted by the other guards, who accuse him of being a traitor like his brother was. He becomes irritated when compared to his older brother and when Hajime is mentioned as he sees Hajime, who was able to capture Enki while Samon himself hesitated, as a painful reminder of how strong he feels he needs to be.
- Yamato Godai (五代 大和 Godai Yamato)
- Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese); Marcus Stimac (English)
- The deputy supervisor of building 13 at Nanba prison. He appears to be a tall well built Japanese man and is rather friendly and silly, often laughing. He has a horrible sense of direction and loves working out. He's very strong and often trains with Tsukumo.
- Seitarō Tanabata (七夕星太郎 Tanabata Seitarō)
- Voiced by: Keito Okuyama (Japanese); Dallas Reid (English)
- A building 13 guard who often stresses over the fact that the cell 13 mates often try to escape. He is a bit of a worrywart and an easy target for the cell 13 inmates to bully but is otherwise a pleasant person who takes his job seriously. He has long blue hair. He is described as a pretty boy.
- Inori Hakkai (八戒猪里 Hakkai Inori)
- Voiced by: Mitsutaka Itakura
- The deputy supervisor under Samon Gokuu. His face is Boar-like, having teeth that mimic such. In season 2, it's revealed that he is actually a mole working for his former supervisor, Enki Gokuu, when he frees Enki and the prisoners allied with him from their underground cells. He says that he's working with Enki because he wants to see Samon dead, due to how the other guard was chosen as the new building 5 supervisor over him; he considers Samon to be weak and cowardly in comparison to his older brother, and detests having to take orders from him.
- Enki Gokū (悟空 猿鬼 Gokū Enki)
- Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (Japanese); Chris Sabat (English)
- He has long white and red hair, with a long ponytail which acts like a tail. He has multiple piercings on his left ear and wears a golden choker. He is usually seen with a serious expression. When he was younger, he was usually seen training. He was strong enough to break a boulder in two with a single strike, mediate underwater and even studied diligently. He also was often seen with Samon by his side. According to Liang and Upa, Enki used to be in charge of a prison in China where he cruelly beat up inmates to become stronger. Upa was nearly killed by is abuse and Liang was terrified at the thought that he would be next but Enki was transferred to Nanba Prison. Formerly the supervising officer of Building 5, he was well-respected and admired by the many fellow guards and even inmates throughout Nanba Prison. He was also considered indispensable to Building 5 and Nanba Prison. However, according to Liang and Upa, Enki had continued to cruelly beat up inmates in Nanba Prison which causes inmates to fear Enki. Enki had built an underground prison beneath Building 5, and has a secret archive room which has data on certain dangerous criminals, later discovered by Jyugo, that Enki was aware that Jyugo was part of a human experiment. After betraying his co-workers and killing an inmate, later revealed to be Elf, he was apprehended and arrested by his co-workers. He now resides in the underground prison of Building 5. Some time ago, Enki faced someone with blades similar to Jyugo. The mysterious person managed to injure Enki's left arm and Enki called him a monster. Since then, Enki was searching for him with the intent to kill him, as he believes the man is too dangerous to let live. During the second season, he is released by Inori and Houzuki Sanzou,and the three join forces with Ruka Gojou; another former guard who was arrested, and an incarcerated mob boss named Hachiman, who have all allied themselves with Enki. The five proceed to carry out a plan to capture all of the inmates and supervisors, although it's unknown exactly what Enki's unltimate goal is. While trying to capture the inmates, he sees Jyugo and plans to kill him, as he believes that he is the man with the blades who attacked him.
- Hōzuki Sanzō (三蔵 法月 Sanzō Hōzuki)
- Voiced by: Fuyuka Ooura (Japanese); Matt Shipman (English)
- Hitoshi Sugoroku (双六 仁志 Sugoroku Hitoshi)
- Voiced by: Eishin Fudemura (Japanese); Howard Wang (English)
- Hajime's cute blonde crossdressing brother who befriends Jyugo. He has a kind and sweet personality and is very girly. He is more or less the opposite of Hajime; Slow, Clumsy and Non-athletic. However, the one trait he shares with his brother, is his toughness. Like Hajime, he can withstand abnormal amounts of impact, brushing them off like nothing. Hajime even goes so far as using him as a blunt weapon or projectile.
Other staff members
- KAGU-8 (神八 Kaguya)
- Voiced by: Yō Taichi
- The Chef of Building 13. He was once a prisoner himself, but after serving his sentence, he returned to Nanba to learn cooking and be a chef. He is a massive hulking figure, with a stoney unchanging face. He usually expresses his emotions in actions, like giving Rock a cake, when complimented. However, Rock has also proven to be able to identify certain emotions on his blank face such as Happiness, when they obtained a stone oven for the kitchen.
- Okina Otogi (御十義 翁 Otogi Okina)
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka
- Kazari Otogi (御十義 飾 Otogi Kazari)
- Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira
- Tsukumo (ツクモ)
- Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese); Sam Biggs (English)
- Inmate number 1399. He believes that he is a shinobi or ninja, but his techniques usually fail to work. Ironically, he was born in a ninja village, but even as a child he was terrible. He was found by a movie director, who wanted a real shinobi to cast in her film. She tricked the child into believing that she was his long lost mother, come to take him back, and raised him to be an actor and shinobi. When he discovered the truth he tried to head back to his home village, but got lost and ended up getting arrested for trespassing. After escaping the prison, he was recaptured and sent to Nanba.
- Musashi (ムサシ)
- Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese); Jason Liebrecht (English)
- Inmate number 4634. He was born with a rare disease that keeps his body temperature much higher than normal and allows him to manifest flames. He would learn to live and adapt with the disease. However, when he went to college in Germany, his condition went out of control. Fellow student Elf took advantage of the situation by framing him for numerous arson crimes in order to make it acceptable for him as a convicted criminal to be used as a test subject. In an act of rebellion, he burned the lab, but his power was suppressed by the scientist with the scar on his neck, which led to him being sent to Nanba where he finally found someone who believed his story in Kenshiro. He has since been determined to get revenge against that scientist.
- Liang (リャン Ryan)
- Voiced by: Yuuki Fujiwara (Japanese); Blake Shepard (English)
- Inmate number 0502(block five, number 2), a master martial-artist who can usually be found training. He willingly joined the mob as a young boy to save the life of his teacher, who he witnessed nearly being murdered by the mob for refusing their demands. He was supposed to be an assassin for the boss, but he believed that killing was a sin, and instead used a drug created by Qi to knock his targets out while making them appear to be dead. Eventually he was found out by the boss, who rounded up all the people Liang had spared and forced him to watch them be killed before being brutally tortured himself. When the organization was shut down by the police, he was arrested and sent to jail in China. After a short period there, he was transferred to Nanba. He was severely depressed and disillusioned with martial arts by this time, as his years in the mob had damaged his ideals and left him thinking that he could never be a good person after what he had done. Eventually, he was able to rediscover his passion after Samon Gokuu took him in and began training him. He considers Samon to be his mentor and wants to become stronger so that he can be useful to the guard, who he credits with giving him the will to continue living.
- Upa (ウパ)
- Voiced by: Yū Kobayashi (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke (English)
- Upa is a powerful qigong master and has a talismen attached to his head to restrict his chi usage. He was kidnapped by the crime syndicate Liang used to work for when he was a child because, as the most prodigious member of a powerful clan, his internal organs were worth a great deal of money on the black market. He stayed and worked for the group willingly, as they had promised to return his organs if he proved useful to them. However, it's revealed in season 2 that the organs he received were not his own, but Qi's, who had had his organs transplanted to Upa after he began dying due to his body shutting down. After he was arrested, he was sent to a prison in China, where he unfortunately became a victim of Enki Gokuu's cruel abuse. However, during this time, he also met Samon Gokuu after the guard was able to put him back in contact with his family, who had been told by the mob boss that he had died. He highly respects Samon because, even though the guard claimed that he was just doing his job, he was the first person to show him any sort of kindness or respect in years. His aim is to finish serving out his sentence and attempt to begin a new, better life alongside Liang and Qi.
- Qi (チィー Chī)
- Voiced by: Genki Okawa (Japanese); Gabe Kunda (English)
- A prisoner famous for his skill at making drugs and poisons. He resides in cell block five with Liang and Upa. He is rather lazy, and can usually be seen relaxing or sleeping in the background, to the point that Liang and Upa often call him "lazy trash. He was forced into working for the same people who had took Liang and Upa to save his own life. He initially was unconcerned about the mob's immoral actives, as he was focused on self preservation, but came to hate them after witnessing the boss abusing Liang and Upa. Unbeknownst to Upa, he even gave him some of his own internal organs to save the young boy's life. Eventually, he discovered that his products were being modified to maim and kill the people who used them and, following his arrest, swore that he would never manufacture drugs or poisons again, as he had come to believe that his talents could only hurt other people. During this time, he also lost his ability to trust others. When he was transferred to Nanba prison, however, he eventually was able to take up his trade again after being encouraged by Samon Gokuu. He came to respect Samon for his honesty and kindness, and hopes that he will be able to repay the guard before he is released.
- Trois (トロワ Trowa)
- Voiced by: Yūto Adachi (Japanese); Elijah Muller (English)
- Honey (ハニー Hanī)
- Voiced by: Takao Mitsutomi (Japanese); Kyle Igneczi (English)
- Ruka Gojō (五浄 流河 Gojō Ruka)
- Voiced by: Naozumi Takahashi (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)
- Ruka is a former guard, but is now inmate at Nanba Prison Building 5.
- Elf (エルフ Erufu)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
- A mysterious character who framed Musashi for a series of arson crimes.
- Man with the Scar
- Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (Japanese); Phil Parsons (English)
- An unknown figure, who is responsible for Jyugo's irremovable shackles, and Musashi's pyrokinesis. His only known feature is a distinctive scar on the back of his neck.
- Noriko Sanzō (三蔵 法子 Sanzō Noriko)
- Voiced by: Dawn M. Bennett (English)
Shō Futamata began serializing the manga on NHN Japan's Comico webtoon app on 13 October 2013. The series is published in print by Futabasha. Crunchyroll Manga acquired the series for digital publication in English.
|No.||Original release date||Original ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||12 November 2015||ISBN 978-4-575-84713-0||21 December 2015||—|
|2||12 May 2016||ISBN 978-4-575-84794-9||3 August 2016||—|
|3||12 September 2016||ISBN 978-4-575-84846-5||24 September 2016||—|
|4||10 February 2017||ISBN 978-4-575-84924-0||—||—|
|5||12 June 2017||ISBN 978-4-575-84970-7||—||—|
|6||12 September 2017||ISBN 978-4-575-85026-0||—||—|
Chapter not yet in tankōbon format
The following chapters have not yet been collected into a tankōbon volume:
- Shinobu no Namida (忍の涙)
- Shinobu no Sai (忍の才)
- Nakanaori (仲直り)
- Go Hōbi Moraimashita 6 (ご褒美もらいました 6)
- Go Hōbi Moraimashita 7 (ご褒美もらいました 7)
- Go Hōbi Moraimashita 8 (ご褒美もらいました 8)
- Go Hōbi Moraimashita 9 (ご褒美もらいました 9)
- Wasuremono (わすれもの)
- Shiawase no Katachi (しあわせのかたち)
- Me no Maenanoni (めのまえなのに)
- Kakatte Koi! (かかってこい！)
- Honto no 5-sha (ほんとの5舎)
- Shinjiteru (信じてる)
- Zaiaku-kan (罪悪感)
- Kowareru (壊れる)
- Nani mo Dekinakute (なにもできなくて)
- Ano Toki no Koto wa Wasure Tenia (あの時のことは忘れてない)
- Kangaeru Yori (考えるより)
- Torihiki Shiyou Ze (取引しようぜ)
- Shibaraku o Azukari Shimasu (しばらくお預かりします)
- Chō Yabai Kamo? (超ヤバイかも？)
- Yappari Yabakatta!!! (やっぱりヤバかった!!!)
- Go-sha no Niwa (五舎の庭)
- Uragiri (裏切り)
- Kotchi wa Kotchi de (こっちはこっちで)
- Genkai Yoroshiku (限界よろしく)
- Oboeteru, Oboetenai (覚えてる、覚えてない)
- Tōgeki Yūsen Jun'i (闘劇優先順位)
- Kikkake, Chansu, Ribenji (きっかけ、チャンス、リベンジ)
- Enbu (演舞)
- Koitsu a Yabē... (こいつぁヤベェ・・・)
- Oi, Chottomate Kiitenai (おい、ちょっと待て聞いてない)
- Michi o Hazushita Orokamono (道を外した愚か者)
- Shōjikina Yakutatazu (正直な役立たず)
- Niko (にこ)
- Futari-me no Eiyū? (二人目の英雄？)
- Majide Kireru 5-byō Mae (マジでキレる5秒前)
- Kireruto Kowai 8 Bō (キレると怖い8房)
- Iwakan no Saki Ni (違和感の先に)
- Mizu mo Shitataru Sugi Terudaro! (水も滴りすぎてるだろ！)
- Tada no Ikemen Jaarimasen (ただのイケメンじゃありません)
- Temē no Tsura ga Kinīranē (てめぇのツラが気に入らねぇ)
- Oto o Haku (音を吐く)
- Kakko Warui to Iwanaide ~tsu! (カッコ悪いと言わないでっ！)
- Mabushi Sugite Komatchau (眩しすぎて困っちゃう)
- Kore de Kugidzuke Machigainai (これで釘付け間違いない)
- Nasakenai to Iwanaide ~tsu! (情けないと言わないでっ！)
- Sassato Tsurete Koi! (さっさと連れてこい！)
- Kokkara Honban Korehagachi! (こっから本番これはガチ！)
- Sora Iro (空色)
- Tsutaetaikoto (伝えたいこと)
- Kōhan-sen Kaimaku! (後半戦開幕！)
- Jishin Kaminari Kaji Okama (地震雷火事オカマ)
- Hakken!! (発見！!)
- Mōikkai! (もう一回！)
- Dakara Omae wa Aho nanda (だからお前はアホなんだ)
- Mu Mondai (無問題)
- (MONKEY MAGIC)
- Hangyaku (反逆)
- Anata no Tame ni Dekiru Koto (貴方の為にできること)
- Daisen (大仙)
- Gokū Enki (悟空猿鬼)
- Shinjitsu ni Chikadzuki Sugita Otoko (真実に近づきすぎた男)
- Sunao Janai (素直じゃない)
- Shihōhappō Gochagocha (四方八方ごっちゃごちゃ)
- Ichinan Sattenai no ni Mata Ichinan (一難去ってないのにまた一難)
- Nikaime Nante Gomenda Ze (二回目なんてごめんだぜ)
- Omoi, Omoi (想い、思い)
- Outotsu Jihen (凸凹事変)
- Mitsumeru Saki wa (見つめる先は)
- Gokū Kyōdai (悟空兄弟)
- Kansatsu-sha (観察者)
NHN Play Art announced in February 2015 that the series would receive an anime adaptation. The series is directed by Shinji Takamatsu and written by Mitsutaka Hirota, with animation by Satelight. The series premiered on 5 October 2016 on MBS. Crunchyroll licensed the series and simulcasted the anime on their service, and Funimation simulcasted the dub for the series on their service. An original video animation for the series aired at the "Nanfes" event in April 2017, with the episode later being bundled with the "Nanfes" DVD on 26 July 2017. Crunchyroll later streamed the original video animation on 30 September 2017.
|Title[a]||Original air date[b]|
|1||1||"Idiots with Numbers!"|
"Nanbā no Tsuita Baka-tachi!" (ナンバーのついたバカたち！)
|5 October 2016|
|Inmates Jyugo, Uno, Rock and Nico escape from the inescapable Nanba Prison but are recaptured by Supervisor Hajime Sugoroku and returned to their cells. They come to the conclusion that life inside the prison is pretty good. Jyugo learns of a woman in the prison so they break out of their cell and rush into the visiting room. They sees a beautiful young woman, but it's Hajime's younger cross dressing brother Hitoshi. Jyugo again escapes from his cell and explains to Hitoshi the story of the shackles on his neck, wrists and ankles. Nanba Prison Warden Momoko Hayakushiki arrives back on the island.|
|2||2||"The Inmates Are Stupid! The Guards Are Kind of Stupid, Too!"|
"Shūjin mo Baka! Kanshu mo Chotto Baka!!" (囚人もバカ！ 看守もちょっとバカ！！)
|12 October 2016|
|Warden Momoko Hayakushiki warns Hajime to be vigilant of the prisoners in Building 13 but he says that the four in cell 13 are no problem. After the meeting it's revealed that Warden Momoko has a crush on Hajime. Jyugo escapes again and Hajime finds him sleeping in the night duty room. Jyugo claims it's because of Rock's snoring, Uno's teeth grinding and Nico laughing in his sleep. The four inmates of cell 13 are put to work in the woodworking shop, but screw up their assignments. Meanwhile Hitoshi is concerned that the warden will find out about their daily cell escapes. Later he is called to the warden's office where he explains personally why the inmates are not trying to escape the prison - the conditions are better than the other prisons.|
|3||3||"Another Idiot Has Come!!"|
"Mata Baka ga Fueta!!" (またバカが増えた！！)
|19 October 2016|
|Seitarou complains to Supervisor Hajime Sugoroku that the prisoners in cell 13 disrespect him, so Sugoroku suggests some techniques based on the prisoners' weaknesses. Sugoroku is advised by the warden that a new inmate will arrive and be placed in Cell 13. Prisoner 1399, Tsukumo is moved into the cell and claims to be a shinobi. He then challenges Jyugo to an escape match. Jyugo gets them out of their cell, but before they get very far, Hajime catches them. Tsukumo uses his ninja techniques without success, and traps himself within his own makibishi. Later, guards Hajime and Samon clean the warden’s office for the New Year and the warden is captivated by Sugoroku's movements because of her crush on him. To celebrate the New Year, the inmates of cell 13 break out again.|
|4||4||"Happy New Year! This New Year's Tournament Is Where We Get Serious!!"|
"Akemashite! Koko kara honki no shin'nen taikai! !" (あけまして！ ここから本気の新年大会！！)
|26 October 2016|
|The warden announces the New Year Joint Cooperation Tournament where prisoners and guards from each building together compete against those from other buildings in 5 events. In Event 1, Kakizome, Jyugo's calligraphy is terrible, but Hajime and Yamato provide winning scripts. In Event 2, Mochi Pounding Daruma Drop, Yamato and Rock compete, and Rock has to fight an old cellmate, Liang, but they win because of Rock's fighting ability. In Event 3, Hyakunin Isshu, using Karuta card decks to play Uta-garuta, Seitarou and Uno compete against guard Kiji Mitsuba with Trois and Honey from Building 3. Seitarou easily wins his match against Kiji Mitsuba, but Uno seems headed for defeat against Trois and Honey.|
|5||5||"A Fraud and a Hero"|
"Ika-sama to Hīrō" (イカサマとヒーロー)
|2 November 2016|
|In Event 3, Uno suddenly outplays Trois and Honey in the Hyakunin Isshu card game because he could memorize their tell-tale micro-movements before they pick each card and he wins the game. Event 4 is called Top Spinning, where up to three participants from each team have to spin a giant top and knock the other team's top out of the ring. The game host chooses guard Hajime to compete against Samon Gokuu from Building 5 and Kiji Mitsuba from Building 3 to compete against Kenshirou Yozakura from Building 4. When Samon Gokuu, Qi, (Inmate 71) and Upa (Inmate 58) attack Hajime, Nico intervenes and Qi decides to sit out. A physical battle ensues, with Nico using his gaming skills to replicate Upa's Qigong style moves as he makes them. Hajime and Nico eventually emerge victorious, and will now face the winners of the other bout, Building 4 with Kenshirou Yozakura and a mystery inmate.|
|6||6||"The Booster Episode"|
|9 November 2016|
|The final bout of the New Year Joint Cooperation Tournament between Buildings 13 and 4 is Sake Barrel Opening. Hajime and Jyugo are to take on Kenshirou and inmate 634, Musashi, an ex-cellmate of Jyugo. The fighting begins immediately and they have a choice of non-fatal weapons to use. Hajime does well until Kenshirou uses an invisible whip technique. However, Hajime eventually beats Kenshirou. Jyugo is not a physical match for the powerful Musashi who even uses a Spontaneous Human Combustion technique, but when Musashi mentions he knows the man who shackled Jyugo, Jyugo loses his temper and retaliates.|
|7||7||"It's a Surprisingly Sad Story"|
"Igaito Setsunai Hanashi de Gozaru" (意外と切ない話でござる)
|16 November 2016|
|Instead of continuing the action, Guard Mitsuru takes a break to tell a story about Prisoner 1399, Tsukumo. Tsukumo has a visit from his former manager Hanzou Hattori who wants him to resume his acting career. Tsukumo talks about when he was a child and training unsuccessfully to be a ninja after being abandoned by his parents. Hattori's mother, a fading actress, finds and adopts him and promises to make him a shinobi but she just turns him into a shinobi actor. Jyugo overhears the conversation and Tsukumo admits that he's just an actor, playing roles with no identity or character of his own. Jyugo tells him to just be himself. Guard Mitsuru promises that the action will continue next episode.|
|8||8||"A Monster and a Gorilla"|
"Bakemono to Gorira" (バケモノとゴリラ)
|23 November 2016|
|The final bout of the New Year Joint Cooperation Tournament continues. Jyugo's hand shackles turn into long blades and he unleashes a powerful burst of energy at Musashi which damages the stadium and causes a panic. Musashi counters with fireballs and the warden orders them captured. The guards attack and subdue Musashi using their own special powers while dodging his fireballs. Hajime goes after Jyugo who is too angry and powerful to be stopped. Nico, Rock and Uno jump into the arena to subdue Jyugo before he ends up in more trouble, but Jyugo breaks free. Hajime intervenes and just as Jyugo is about to kill Uno and he beats Jyugo half to death with his fists. Days later Jyugo is still unconscious and in a critical condition. The other guards berate Hajime for being so violent and spoiling the post-tournament celebrations, then he is criticized by Uno for being so violent. Despondent, Hajime then receives a 3-day suspension from the warden.|
"Omae Wa Karappo!!" (お前はからっぽ！！)
|30 November 2016[c]|
|Hajime goes to visit Jyugo after he regains consciousness and meets Kenshirou Yozakura who says that Musashi is in an underground cell. Musashi will not answer questions about his powers until he talks to Jyugo. The guards set up an intercom and Musashi reveals that he wants to kill the man with the scar on his neck but they have disabled his flame ability. He reveals that the man promised to help him deal with his innate power of fire, but just experimented on him instead then disposed of him when he had the information. Hajime accuses Jyugo of having no greed or ambition to achieve anything, and that the transforming shackles are the only things that make him different. He then accuses Jyugo of behaving like a spoiled brat and Jyugo breaks down and agrees. He tells Jyugo that as tournament winner he can have what he wants, and gives Jyugo 5 minutes to decide. Meanwhile his cellmates discuss all the things they would do if they were released. Finally Jyugo decides he wants to return to cell 13 and be with his friends, but will still pursue the man with the scar.|
|10||10||"A Melancholy Day for the Monkey, Dog and Pheasant"|
"Inu Saru Kiji no Yūutsuna Tsuitachi" (犬・猿・雉の憂鬱な一日)
|7 December 2016|
|During Hajime's suspension and while Jyugo is in the special medical ward the warden assigns three guards to supervise cell 13. On day 1 Kenshirou Yozakura takes Nico, accompanied by the other two inmates to Head Doctor Okina Otogi for a post tournament checkup but they are completely distracted by the beautiful nurse Android Kagu-8 (Kaguya). On day 2, Guard Kiji Mitsuba, takes over and gives the inmates a rolled futon with a picture of Jyugo's face so they won't miss him so much, then gives a presentation on the prison layout. On day 3, Guard Samon Gokuu takes over but Yamato takes them out for physical training. Later Hajime returns Jyugo to his cell in an apologetic mood. As the warden waits for Hajime’s report, she is offended by Mitsuru Hitokoe's action of wearing a paper mask with Hajime's picture and beats him to a bloody pulp. When Hajime enters and sees her blood-spattered smiling face, he hastily leaves fearing that she will beat him to death.|
|11||11||"We Got Our Rewards"|
"Go Hōbi Morai Mashita" (ご褒美もらいました)
|14 December 2016|
|Rock invites Liang to Building 13 to treat him to pizza baked in the stone oven he received as a prize in the New Year's Tournament. He wants Liang to appreciate good food as much he does, something he learned from Jyugo. When Jyugo, Rock and Uno visit Nico in the infirmary they meet Head Scientist, Kazari Otogi, the wife of doctor Okina Otogi who built a video game parlour for Nico as a reward for his win in the tournament. Nico invites Upa to join him in playing the games. Upa reluctantly agrees and they cease to be enemies. Nico then thanks Jyugo for helping him develop an interest in life again. When Musashi passes by, he and Jyugo apologize to each other and Uno invites him to join them later to hang out together. Guard Kenshirou Yozakura agrees to let Musashi visit cell 13 if he divulges information about the man with the scar on his neck.|
|12||12||"The Room, the Billiards, the Darts and Me"|
"Heya to Biriyādo to Dātsu to Watashi" (部屋とビリヤードとダーツと私)
|21 December 2016|
|Musashi tells the guard Kenshirou Yozakura about his childhood, his innate power to create fire, social isolation and how an opportunistic fellow student framed him as an arsonist. Musashi relates how the jail supervisor with the scar on his neck conducted inhuman experiments on him, then disposed of him when he had gathered enough data and was of no further use. Kenshirou reveals to Musashi that when he was a police officer he conducted his own investigation into the illegal experiments. His reports were rejected, however he still plans to expose the truth. Meanwhile Uno implements his plan to create a game room with the assistance of the other tournament competitors. Hajime says he will only let the inmates use the room for 1 hour per day, much to their dismay and protested for longer sessions. Jyugo is despondent because of his lack of social skills, but Uno offers to help him socialise. That night, as Jyugo escapes again and enjoys the night sky, Elf, the former student who assisted the jail supervisor with the scar on his neck, appears behind him.|
"Maji Baka" (マジバカ)
|28 December 2016|
|Elf teases Jyugo who accuses him of living selfishly and easily after being set free by the man with the scar - now considered a traitor. Elf attacks and cuts Jyugo with magical knives. He accuses Jyugo of escaping with property that does not belong to him, namely the hand shackles that can turn to long blades, and regrets not killing Jyugo sooner. Elf then prepares to remove part of Jyugo’s brain, but Jyugo manages to convert one of his shackles to a sword and frees himself. Elf says his aim is to check on Jyugo's status and select another inmate for their experiments. He then departs, vowing to return. The next night Jyugo and his cellmates escape again, but are caught at the boundary by Hajime. Jyugo hopes that by leaving, Elf will follow him and leave the others alone. Hajime and Jyugo engage in a titanic fight, but the Cell 13 inmates intervene and stop them, not wanting Jyugo to leave. Jyugo eventually decides to stay, and protect his cellmate friends in Nanba rather than leave.|
|14||1||"Nanbaka is a Comedy Anime"|
"Nanbaka wa Gyagu Animedearu" (ナンバカはギャグアニメである)
|4 January 2017|
|The narrator hopes for more action in this series, but only banal events occur. Jyugo escapes again and Hajime finds him sleeping in the library. The warden beats up guard Mitsuru Hitokoe for making a joke about her attraction to Hajime. Guard Seitarou buys a robot vacuum cleaner which is smashed by Hajime. In Building 5 Upa gets a cactus. In the Games Room Tsukumo signs an autograph as Ninja Kamikaze. Nothing unusual is happening in the guard’s room. The remainder of the episode is filled with minor incidents except for a Random Hair Color Syndrome spread throughout the prison with everyone effected except the bald Hajime.|
"Sūpā Hitoshi-kun" (スーパー仁志くん)
|11 January 2017|
|A group of new guards arrive at Nanba Prison. Jyugo escapes again and Hajime recaptures him. Hitoshi Sugoroku, Hajime’s effeminate cute younger brother is assigned to Building 13 but the inmates have trouble believing that he's a male and Hajime's brother. Rock and Uno escape to test Hitoshi's skills as a guard, but they begin to believe he's Hajime's brother when Hajime throws Hitoshi's super-hard body at them. They find that Hitoshi wanted to be assigned to Hajime's building for a day to work with his brother before being assigned to another building. As the episode ends, there is reference to a potential horror drawing near.|
|16||3||"The Traitorous Building 5"|
"Uragiri no 5-sha" (裏切りの５舎)
|18 January 2017|
|Prisoner Upa is scheduled to fight guard Samon Gokuu, but Rock teases him into a match first. Samon easily beats Rock and the other prisoners are impressed. Guard Inori Hakkai takes over prisoner supervision from Samon with his new assistant Houzuki Sanzou. The warden is summoned to police headquarters with requested information on inmates 15 and 634 (Jyugo and Musashi), leaving the supervisors in charge. Supervisor Mao Nimaijita starts to taunt Samon about his brother Enki Gokuu, the former supervisor of Building 5 who betrayed the guards and killed an inmate. Samon then has a visit from a woman Noriko who inquires about her brother Houzuki Sanzou and Samon's brother Enki. Meanwhile as Jyugo wanders the corridors, out of his cell again, Rock appears, and with a vacant expression on his face immediately attacks Jyugo.|
|17||4||"Something is Breaking"|
"Kowarete Iku Nanika" (壊れていく何か)
|25 January 2017|
|Rock unexpectedly attacks Jyugo in the corridor and separately Yamato attacks Hajime in the supervisor's recreation room. Both have been in Building 5. Rock continues to beat up Jyugo without saying anything, but Tsukumo arrives and removes a talisman from the back of Rock's neck and he collapses. A similar talisman was also on Yamato. Uno convinces Hajime to take him, Jyugo and Nico to Building 5 to investigate, but when they enter, Hajime gets caught in a trap and the three inmates fall through a trapdoor. Building 5 supervisor Inori Hakkai appears to be behind the plot.|
|18||5||"You are Weak"|
"Omae Wa Yowai" (お前は弱い)
|1 February 2017|
|Jūgo, Uno and Nico fall through a trapdoor on top of Liang and Upa in the basement of building 5. It is guarded by a surveillance doll roaming the corridors with a deadly scythe. The dolls were brought in to monitor the underground cells. Supervisors Hajime Sugoroku and Samon Gokuu are also captives. While the prisoners discuss the probable escape of Enki Gokuu and the loss of Nico's medicine bag, Enki joins up with Inori, Ruka Gojou, Houzuki Sanzou, a former boss of an assassin organization, Inmate 8 and Qi who finds Nico's bag. It’s revealed that Supervisor Inori Hakkai released Enki and Ruka because of his dislike for Samon who was promoted above him. Jūgo effortlessly breaks the prisoners out of their cell, but Uno suggests they free the supervisors as well to avoid recapture and punishment. They find Trois and Honey from Building 3 who say that Supervisor Kiji Mitsuba was also captured. After freeing them as well, the large group of prisoners continue their search for Hijime and Samon.|
|19||6||"One's Own Freedom"|
"Sorezore no Jjiyū" (それぞれの自由)
|8 February 2017|
|The prisoners find themselves on Gogyousan Underground Level 1, trying to avoid the deadly surveillance dolls. They reach the Management Office, and among the record of inmates, Jūgo find papers relating to the experiments on him while Trois secretly takes something from a drawer. As they head for Level 1, Then encounter guard Rokuriki with an attack talisman on him. He attacks Liang with deer-hook swords, but Upa intervenes and saves him. Liang and Upa decide to stay behind to delay anyone following them. Rokuriki and Hachiman find them but Liang defeats Rokuriki and Upa challenges the monstrous pig-faced Hachiman.|
|15 February 2017|
|Upa and Liang fight Hachiman who uses a sleeping gas against them which was created by Qi. The brutal Hachiman tells of the time he took Liang in return for sparing his sensei’s life, and those of the other students, and how he forced Qi to make drugs for him. Upa and Liang avoid the gas, and Nico intervenes to save them, but Hachiman shoots Nico with poisonous needles. Nico's body neutralizes the poison and he attacks again but Hachiman is too fast and powerful. Hachiman grabs Nico in a vice-like grip, who begins to feel extreme pain from the lack of his medicine and loses consciousness, however he soon revives with a maniacal look on his face.|
"Kakusei Suru Doku" (覚醒する毒)
|22 February 2017|
|As Okina's medicine that keeps Nico in control of his abilities wears off, he revives with incredible power but risks destroying his own body. He attacks Hachiman and they have a vicious struggle until Qi arrives and injects Nico with his medicine and Nico collapses. Qi then injects Hachiman with a paralyzing drug but it takes a while to take effect and he continues fighting until Qi releases a gas and then gives a signal which causes to Hachiman to choke himself into unconsciousness.|
"Naga Sarete" (流されて)
|1 March 2017|
|Upa suspects someone other than Enki is involved in creating their situation. Meanwhile Jūgo and his group reach level 2 and find a room full of the jiangshi-type dolls. As Trois explores the area, they encounter Ruka Gojou and other guards with talisman on their foreheads, Daisen Kokoriki and Daisen Youriki. Meanwhile Trois creates a flame-thrower with leftover parts. Just as they think they are free, Ruka Gojou appears and captures Jūgo.|
|23||10||"Sound and Words"|
"Oto to Kotoba" (音と言葉)
|8 March 2017|
|Ruka Gojou demands to know what the inmates are after, but Trois surprises him from behind and they escape. Honey insists they leave Jūgo as he is just dead weight, and although Uno tells Jūgo that he has been acting strange, they all continue. Suddenly there is an explosion behind them and Youriki and Gojou burst through the smoke and attack. Youriki beats up Jūgo and Gojou threatens to kill Uno while Trois and Honey debate whether they should get involved. As Uno is about to be stabbed to death, Honey and Trois eventually decide to intervene and save them. Trois and Honey use their special powers to trap their opponents and blow them up, however, Gojou survives and prepares to attack again.|
"Mae ni Susume!" (前に進め！)
|15 March 2017|
|Kiji Mitsuba is still trapped, demanding to be released. Gojou uses his water-control power to attack the group of four inmates, but Honey saves them. Trois and Honey send Uno and Jūgo on ahead while they try to stop Gojou. Trois and Honey have trouble dealing with Gojou until Jūgo returns in his modified form with long blades replacing his arms. Jūgo challenges Gojou who uses his Bashosen wind power, but Jūgo absorbs it and turns it back on him. Daisen Kokoriki and Daisen Youriki arrive and try to capture the four inmates, but Honey immobilizes them so that Uno and Jūgo can proceed, except that Gojou catches up with them again. Uno send Jūgo on and he gets down to the next level, but is confronted by a group of deadly surveillance dolls. Jūgo changes into his modified form and charges forward, cutting his way through them with his blades.|
|22 March 2017|
|Enki realises the prisoners have escaped, meanwhile Trois and Honey free guard Kiji Mitsuba who takes care of Daisen Kokoriki and Daisen Youriki and then subdues Gojou. Jūgo finally finds Hajime who berates him for wandering freely about the prison, but Jūgo frees him and Samon Gokuu from their cells. Kiji handcuffs the inmates, but they are suddenly confronted by a hoard of surveillance dolls as are Jūgo and Hajime in a different part of the prison.|
|26 (OVA)||—||"Idiots with Student Numbers!"|
"Shusseki Bangō no Tsuita Baka-tachi!" (出席番号のついたバカたち！)
|29 April 2017[d]|
- All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.
- Episodes first air on MBS at 3:00am but listed as 27:00. Dates reflect actual air date.
- Episode 9 aired 20 minutes later than normal time.
- The episode originally screened at the "Nanfes" event on 29 April 2017, and was later released on DVD on 26 July 2017.
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