NieA_7

(2000)
  • User
    Score

Overview

NieA_7, also known as NieA under 7, is a 13 episode anime series about Mayuko, a poor, introverted student who lives above a Japanese bathhouse, and NieA, a freeloading, freewheeling alien who lives in her closet and eats her food.

The series touches lightly upon issues of discrimination, stereotypes, alienation, city life vs small town life, and assimilation. Mayuko, who attends a cram school, is a young girl living away from her family and expresses a lot of melancholy. NieA, who is apparently placed in an inferior class by her fellow aliens due to being a physical minority among them, immediately accuses anyone who calls her a "stupid no-antenna" or the like, of discrimination. Other aliens adopt various stereotypical cultural styles, one chooses Indian dress and opens a convenience store, another chooses to associate herself with the Chinese Revolution. This theme of the outsider alien is carried through in the brief comic live-action sequence which ends each episode, "Dalgit's Tidbit of Indian Information."

NieA7 is based on a doujinshi by graphic designer Yoshitoshi ABe and published by Kadokawa Shoten. Much of NieA7's staff was made up of people who had worked on Serial Experiments Lain; it is commonly supposed that they chose to do this light-hearted series to cool off after the dark and psychologically intense Serial Experiments Lain. This idea is further supported by the character Chiaki, a UFO fanatic who shares a name with Chiaki J. Konaka, the script writer for Lain.

Series Cast

  1. Yuko Miyamura

    Yuko Miyamura

    NieA (voice)

    13 Episodes

  2. Akira Okamori

    Genzo Someya (voice)

    13 Episodes

  3. Tomoko Kawasaki

    Tomoko Kawasaki

    Karna (voice)

    13 Episodes

  4. Takayuki Sugo

    Takayuki Sugo

    Nenji Toshioka (voice)

    13 Episodes

  5. Tricia Dickson

    Mayuko Chigasaki (voice)

    13 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

2000 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of NieA_7 premiered on April 26, 2000.

View All Seasons

NieA_7
NieA_7

Facts

Original Name ニアアンダーセブン

Status Ended

Network

  • See more TV shows from WOWOW Prime...

Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 25m

Genres

Keywords

Content Score

86

Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page