Opening Songs
OP 1 - Butterfly Effect (Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - A Hazy, Secret, Certain Future (Sphere)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural

Episodes: 11

Why is it that all the good stuff has to be so f**king short....

"Nanana's Buried Treasure" is an oddball. I haven't quite seen anything like it, not quite yet. Its an anime about treasure hunting. Yes, f**king treasure hunting. Of course, there are similarities to other animes here and there (I once again find myself comparing another anime to "Index", because it has some things that are SHOCKINGLY familiar), but for the most part, "Nanana's Buried Treasure" manages to stay something that's its own. Its unique sense of adventure combined with a semi sci-fi setting makes for a rather interesting experience, filled with likable (albeit somewhat weird) characters that don't rely too much on the common modern day stereotypes. It does however, suffer from the usual abrupt ending and an even SHORTER length than most animes, coming in at only 11 episodes. I know good things have to come to an end....but come on, this is just saddening, especially for something so refreshingly fun to watch.

Well. the cast sure is colorful.

The opening song is "Butterfly Effect" by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, which is a little bit underwhelming for an opening song. Its a little bit "catchy", to say the least, but the song quickly becomes too repetitive IMO and falls out of favor in a few episodes. The ending theme isn't much better, its "A Hazy, Secret, Certain Future" by Sphere, and its no secret I hate slow paced songs without much tempo, this ending theme surely falls into that category. Props to Sphere for not trying to be cutesy for once, but its still not my type of song.

Rating: 8.0/10

There's really quite a lot to see here, whether or not you've seen many different types of shows. "Nanana's Buried Treasure" is unique, that much I can guarantee. Sure, it has similarities to certain other shows, but overall for just its main premise alone, it scores high. Being an adventure themed anime set in a sci-fi esqued academy city like establishment really hit the mark. The potential for this world is HUGE, and while it sets a semi-dark tone with its story, its complimented really well with hilariously varied character along with funny dialogue. Don't worry, there are plenty of times where things get somewhat serious, and those moments are pretty badass. That said, this is primarily an ADVENTURE anime, and while the anime mostly sticks to that, there are some great action oriented scenes. For the most part, the adventurous "Nanana Treasure Hunt" segments are intense, exciting, and full of fun. Too bad though since the anime is so short, we only get to see so much. Plus, points for Daruku, I LOVE traps.

Nanana has an excellent taste in games.

Yama Jugo looks like any other horny high school kid on the outer surface when you look at him. Nope, nothing suspicious at all. Because of family issues, he moves to the highly technologically advanced Nanae island to further his academic pursues. Of course, everything is normal, even when he decided to move to his new lodging. After making an agreement with a sexy landlady by the name of Maboro Shiki, he moves into his room, only to find another girl in there. Mistaking it for a wrong room, he leaves to complain to his Shiki, only for him to find out that it actually IS his room, and that the girl is a ghost who is inhabiting it. Jugo has no choice but to accept, since he already made payment. Right off the bat, the ghost, who introduces herself as Nanana, decides to have a match with Jugo, to decide who gets ownership over the room. Of course, with no real way to defeat a ghost, Jugo is instantly defeated. Instead of sulkily moving away like a loser, he listens to Nanana's story, and decides to find out how she was murdered, which no other occupant of the room has ever accomplished thus far.

 "Nanana's Buried Treasure" is a hidden gem. Even if the premise of treasure hunting in a sci-fi city setting doesn't sell you right away, its still an anime worth trying. Its definitely one of the most "fun to watch" anime around, and with its constant pursue for more interesting/intense scenarios, there's a lot to go around. Give this a shot, even if it doesn't immediately appeal to you at first.