"A super exciting action comedy starring the inmates and guards of the world's most formidable prison."
Nanbaka 「ナンバカ」 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shou Futamata and has collected 4 volumes thus far, and updates weekly on Saturday. A 13-episode anime television series adaptation premiered in the Fall season on October 5, 2016.
Shou Futamata began serializing the manga on NHN PlayArt's Comico manga app on October 13, 2013. The series is published in print by Futabasha. Crunchyroll Manga acquired the series for digital publication in English.
Nico (ニコ Niko) is one of the main protagonists of the Nanbaka anime and web manga series. He is an inmate of Nanba Prison where he is held in building thirteen, cell thirteen. Arrested for unwittingly buying and selling drugs in the slums, he is a sickly individual who is dependent on medication for survival.
Nico has a cheerful, childish personality. He rarely takes things seriously and is enticed by almost everything, displaying his innocence. He is characterized by his love of anime, manga and video games, described as an Otaku, and sees such things as a necessity of the same level of food and medication; this is due to his admiration for the protagonists within these stories, which inspired him to be lively and carefree after having originally had little hope for the future. He is affectionate and cares greatly for his friends, tending to become lonely without them.
Nanbaka's Web Manga updates weekly every Saturday on Comico.