• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Anime Spotlight - Non Non Biyori

by Justin Sevakis,
October 2013

Key Staff

Director: Shinya Kawamo
    (Kokoro Connect, .hack//GIFT)
Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida
    (Digimon, Maria Watches Over Us)
Character Design: Mai Otsuka
    (Oreshura, Shakugan no Shana)
Animation Production


Are we… living in the country?


The closest book store sells Jump every Wednesday, the video rental shop is ten stations down. Vegetables are left out for sale, and no one's ever even see a lock on a house. That's the country life they live, but these five girls at Asahigaoka Branch School are enjoying it! Enjoy the leisurely, laid-back life of these unique girls!


Renge Miyauchi
VA: Kotori Koiwai
The youngest, a first grader at Asahigaoka Branch School. She has a habit of saying “non” at the end of her lines. She has a special sense and often says profound things. She was born on December 3rd.
Hotaru Ichijo
VA: Junichi Suwabe
A fifth grader who transferred in from a school in Tokyo. She's more developed than most fifth graders, to the point where local old ladies show her pictures to try and arrange marriages. She was born on May 28th.
Natsumi Koshigaya
VA: Ayane Sakura
A 7th grader. She's bright and sets the mood in her class. She loves to pull pranks and she's put a few holes in her walls. She was born on January 24th.
Komari Koshigaya
VA: Kana Asumi
Natsumi's older sister, an 8th grader. She's the oldest female student at Asahigaoka Branch School. The fact that she's not even 140cm tall bugs her. She was born on September 14th.


Renge Miyauchi
Kotori Koiwai
Hotaru Ichijo
Rie Murakawa
Natsumi Koshigaya
Ayane Sakura
Komari Koshigaya
Kana Asumi
Suguru Koshigaya


Original Creator
(Monthly Comic Alive Magazine,
Media Factory Publishing)
Shinya Kawatsura
Series Composition
Reiko Yoshida
Reiko Yoshida
Fumihiko Shimo
Yuka Yamada
Character Design
Chief Animation Director
Mai Otsuka
Color Design
Miyuki Kibata
Art Director
Anna Oizumi
Opening Theme
Animation Production
Asahigaoka Branch School Administrative Group

discuss this in the forum (198 posts) |
bookmark/share with: short url

back to Anime Spotlight Fall 2013 - The List
Anime Spotlight homepage / archives