What to Watch: Nanana's Buried Treasure / by shadebug

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Before they had me to do their dirty work for them, people had to guess what would be worth watching every season. If you were lazy though, you just made a beeline for Noitamina because you know that's a solid bet. Seems like they've stayed true to form because this is now their second W2W this season (which is pretty good considering it's a 2 show block). Welcome to Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.

Sorry about the rant, let me make it up to you with some fan service.

Sorry about the rant, let me make it up to you with some fan service.

Let me begin with a word to whoever came up with that name. I have no beef with the translation, I am not qualified for that. The problem is that Nanana's actual treasures are referred to throughout the show exclusively as Nanana's Collection or, as they call it in Japanese, Nanana Kolekushon. None of the treasure's even buried, the name makes no sense. Maybe the LNs are significantly different.

I digress.

So Nanana is a ghost who's bound to the room she used to live in where she spends her days eating pudding cups and playing MMOs. When she was alive though she managed to curate a collection of magical artefacts which, at some point, got scattered about the island and hidden behind elaborate traps. 

Our first challenge in the Futuristic Zone will be a mental one

Our first challenge in the Futuristic Zone will be a mental one

Now, the show would be great if it was just everybody trying to get past the ridiculous traps, but it's compounded by the various warring factions trying to acquire the treasures and the fact that Nanana refuses to be anything more than cryptic about locations so they have to get their detective hats on.

Master detective hat

Master detective hat

What we end up with is a mix of conspiracy, subterfuge, puzzle solving, detectiving, occasionally ironic fan service and just a touch of action. And all of them are done very well, though it's still too early to tell where the conspiracies are going. Damn you, conspiracies, why can't you just be easily inferred?

So, while you safely put away your copies of Professor Layton and fire up your crunchyroll subscriptions, I'm off to see what else is on.

Source: http://www.crunchyroll.com/nananas-buried-...