Aliases: Munou na Nana Studio: Bridge Adaptation: Manga Genres: Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen Episodes: ? Release Date: October 4, 2020 Streaming: ,
Plot: Earth is under attack by ferocious, extraterrestrial monsters known as the Enemies of Humanity. But fear not! A unique preparatory school situated in a secret island location is currently training a collective of superpowered teenagers called the Talented to fight back against the aliens. Among them is blissful Nana Hiiragi, a seemingly powerless, pink-haired girl equipped with ample intelligence.
Talentless Nana was a strange anime series for me to enjoy. I like the thrilling and intellectual murderer elements but I felt the writing and the folks that Nana has killed were either stupid/selfish/individualistic or really bright (our first two male victims) but the writing made their character succumb to Nana's traps in a poorly conceived and logical manner, not taking the flaws of the characters an organic way. With a show that kills a lot of characters, a lot is riding the viewer whether they get attached to the characters or not. This will affect their mileage. For me, I did not care for any of the characters. I watched the show because of the curiosity of where this anime will end despite how mixed reaction I had towards the characters and their actions taken. Due to the manga being ongoing, I felt the anime had a missed chance to expand the lore and make it engaging. If characters and story won't work, having something that can grab the viewer such as the world building would be beneficial to Talentless Nana. The mystery aspects of the world sending its gifted students on an island to exterminate makes up for a potentially, interesting premise.
The anime has a very cutesy look but it can pull some harsh tones to make up for its serious and deadly parts. The music is less memorable. While Nana is a base breaking character, I have no affinity or hatred for her. I do commend the voice actress of Nana to distinguish between her gentle Nana and the murderer Nana.
Death by poison needles
Massive Blood scene for a murder scene
None. Though, ecchi fans can see Michiru licking as sexual.
Talentless Nana is a strong contender for the Fall 2020 anime season and 2020 anime year as it has a strong pilot and ending episode. However, I feel the parts between are a hit or miss. I wished Nana had more of a challenge since she's against gifted individuals while the lore of the show was stronger and fleshed out. The characters - if I had loved them, I would have been attached. Yet, I could not care for any characters in this killing game.
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