Nazotokine Series Review



This is a short anime that I picked up during the Autumn 2016 season. It follows Tokine who is an office worker who occasionally gets transported into a parallel dimension thing and generates energy by solving quizzes. I reviewed this week to week here.


There’s not a lot left to say about this snore worthy anime that I didn’t cover in my weekly impressions. I picked this up because I love quizzes and riddles and while week one gave us a ridiculously obvious puzzle I kind of hoped that each week I’d have something to try and solve. Unfortunately, after week 1 we either didn’t get a riddles because every second episode seemed to follow Tokine and her friends around the real world, or the riddle required massive leaps in logic in order to solve them so either way not exactly a show to play along at home to.

Even that would have been fine if the characters had occasionally risen above lackluster but tragically Tokine and friends are a vapid and personality devoid bunch and as a direct result their interactions are about as fascinating as watching paint dry.

Toward the end of the series we meet someone else who, like Tokine, is able to solve the riddles but other than one brief moment of rivalry she then disappears from the show to never be seen again which leaves you wondering why they even bothered to introduce her.

All and all, this is an incredibly dull anime.

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13 thoughts on “Nazotokine Series Review

  1. It’s always nice to read an anti-recommendation to help mediate my ever-growing list of things to watch.

    Thank you for saving my time (though I probably would’ve dropped it half-way through the first episode anyway).

    ~ Ace

    1. I would find it hard pressed to recommend this to anyone regardless of their tastes. It isn’t that it is unwatchably bad, it is just incredibly pointless.

  2. I didn’t know anyone else actually watched this terrible show. I too picked it up hoping I could play along with the puzzles but this show just makes that completely impossible.

    1. Yeah, this was not a great viewing experience. There was hope that it might be okay at the start but that quickly disappeared. I think the only reason I finished it was I was hoping for some sort of conclusion and then there really wasn’t one.

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