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Young Nana and Ringo live in a world where people develop StockSuperpowers soon upon turning [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteen]] and are expected to use them responsibly to contribute to the communities they live in. Unfortunately, their own powers are the lowest rung: Ringo has a pair of superhumanly strong legs, while Nana can manipulate bananas. What's more, Ringo's DisappearedDad has instilled in both of them a deep-seated desire to go adventuring and to find the legendary land of Oz (not [[Literature/LandOfOz that one]]), where [[QuestForAWish any wish can be granted]]. Unfortunately, vagrancy is a capital offense all across the continent that deprives adventurers of any human rights, so both Nana and Ringo have been bullied for their dreams since childhood.

One day, the stars align, and Nana and Ringo say goodbye to their home village in the most final way ever (by violently beating up [[SmugSuper their abusive village chief]]), and find themselves on the high road of adventure. Wacky hijinks rapidly ensue.

''Banana no Nana'' (lit. "Nana of Banana") was a short-lived comedy action manga by Oniyazu Kakashi. Obviously inspired by ''Manga/OnePiece'' (in terms of plot structure) and various YuriGenre titles (in terms of the leads' relationship), the series released two bound volumes before [[ScrewedByTheNetwork being axed]], leading to a rather rushed ending in the last couple of chapters.
!!This manga provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Nana can kick moderate amounts of arse, while Ringo kicks people in the face. [[spoiler:Get her angry enough and she'll kick you up a ''mountain''.]]
* AffectionateParody: The main characters goes on an adventure, they fight, become better, etc. Is this like {{Shonen}} manga/anime? Yes, but this time most of these things are played for laughts, and fancy superpowers are replaced with bananas. Even {{Fanservice}} gets its treatment by lampshadings, Ringo's miniskirt, and the village chief's justified nudity (see blessed with suck).
* AlternateCharacterReading: All the ability names have alternate readings in the original Japanese.
* BadassNormal: The bounty hunter confronting Kagami doesn't have any powers, but successfully defeated many power-users with his unorthodox weapon technique.
* BerserkButton: Hurting either Nana or Ringo will provoke UnstoppableRage from the other one of the two. In Ringo's case, it includes [[AngerBornOfWorry when Nana hurts herself]].
* [[{{BFS}} BFB]]: Nana attacks a bird that's trying to eat them with a Big Fuckin' Banana. [[spoiler:It eats the banana]].
* BlessedWithSuck: In exchange for very powerful water abilities, the village chief has to lie in a bath for 20 hours a day. If she doesn't do this, she'll die. [[FreudianExcuse No wonder she's such a bitch.]]
* BlushSticker: Ringo often sports these whenever someone points out her feelings about Nana.
* BoobsOfSteel: With Ringo being the physically stronger of the two main characters, naturally she'd be the bustier one.
* BreakTheHaughty: The chief gets thrown out of office and is kicked out. She does admit that she had it coming.
* CantCatchUp: Ringo feels this way about herself, compared to Nana and Budou. It takes a NearDeathExperience for her to grow out of it.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Ringo is this to Nana ever since Budou joined them.
* ConditionalPowers: Part of the rules of superpowers here, and usually played for laughs. Nana has to eat a banana with the skin on every day, plus an extra one for every time she uses her power; Ringo has to wear a miniskirt all the time to show off her panties. It's that kind of series.
%%* CrossPoppingVeins
* CurbStompBattle: The battle between Nana and the chief is barely even a fight -- partially because the chief is too used to thinking of Ringo and Nana's powers as narrow and useless to even consider the ways they might be useful or effective, but partially because Nana's "weak" power really is that strong.
* CuteLittleFangs: Nana sports one to go with her happy-go-lucky personality.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Hoshi Budou becomes Nana's maidservant. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Sadly the process was not shown...]] Then Morishiro and co. fixing their ways (they even plan to re-buy all the girls they sold) after ''Hoshi'' defeats him.
* {{Determinator}}: It's this quality in Nana that convinces Budou to find a new master in her.
* DisappearedDad: Ringo's father disappeared when she was young, leaving her (and Nana) a dream for adventure. [[spoiler:He is eventually revealed to have become known as "War God"--the man who came closest to Oz, before being supposedly killed. He comes back, NotQuiteDead, however, to propel Nana to the moon, where Ringo has been trapped for the past two years.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: They don't even try to be subtle about the phallic symbolism of Nana's powers. [[spoiler:In the final chapter, it is strongly implied that Nana turns a banana into a sex toy during her intimate moment with Ringo.]]
* DualWielding: When Nana gets serious, she dual-wields her bananas.
%%* EnigmaticMinion
* EroticEating: To explain the ConditionalPowers, Nana is force-fed a banana by Ringo in a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything highly suggestive manner]]. The banana is even censored at first.
* {{Fanservice}}: From revealing and/or fetishistic outfits to panty shots, this series has it all.
%%* FlashStep
* GagSeries: The series starts off this way, before developing a MythArc.
* GenkiGirl: The only time you'll see Nana be anything but happy is when she is near-death or something bad happens to Ringo.
%%* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Nana's "Banana Armour" lets her make anything out of them. Ringo's "Antelope Leg" not only lets her jump high but also [[SuperSpeed run fast]] and [[KickChick kick like a mule]]. Hoshi's power lets her do housework several times faster than the average person--which, since she wields a sword hidden within a mop, also lets her move incredibly fast in battle.
* IdiotHair: Both the main characters sport these, fittingly enough.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Nana wields bananas in battle, Buduo has a katana hidden insider her mop.
* InASingleBound: Ringo's ability lets her jump really far, which she uses during her tenure as a delivery girl.
* InTheStyleOf: Try reading the first chapter in the style of ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn''. See how long you can avoid laughing when you hear "Adventure" or "I'm going on an adventure!".
* IntrepidReporter: Hikaru ventures far to the east and remains in the middle of a warzone to report on it.
* JustForPun: A lot of the jokes. Including the fact that Turtle and Crock have the same Kanji. So what they thought was the secret path that you ride a turtle to get to is instead a path that you get shoved into a giant pot to get to.
* KickChick: Ringo doesn't really have any other choice than to be this in combat, given her superpower is just "strong legs".
%%* LampshadeHanging
* LimitBreak: Ringo is what is known as a Limit Breaker, a person who can, under certain circumstances, ignore their mental limits and use the fullest potential of their ability.
* LovelyAngels: Ringo and Nana fit the mold surprisingly well.
* MarshmallowHell: Nana finds herself in one between Ringo and Budou during one of Ringo's jealousy bouts.
%%* MixAndMatchCritters
* NinjaMaid: Nana insists upon going to Maimai, the country of superpowerful maids, to find one for their party because... she wants one. She has her wish granted when a [[{{Ronin}} wayward maid warrior]] named Budou acknowledges her as her new master after being defeated by her.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Kagami gets lost in the underground caves after she dramatically leaves the leads' campfire just for the RuleOfCool.
%%* OcularGushers
* OhCrap: The reaction most people have to witnessing Nana really angry ''or'' Ringo in her Limit Break mode.
* OneHeadTaller: Ringo, compared to Nana. In a subversion, she is the girly girl to Nana's tomboy.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "The very finest water vs. banana fight ever" (see above); there's also the garuda, a huge bird whose favorite food is "little girls who like bananas."
--> Nana: [[LampshadeHanging What's with that pinpoint taste]]!?
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: How Ringo attempts to maintain modesty while fulfilling the conditions to keep her powers (tiny miniskirts!). Her tights are so sheer that it doesn't really work.
* PunnyName: Nana's full name is O'''ba Nana'''. Fun fact: The O in Japanese means 'Honorable'. Her name is almost literally 'Honorable Banana'.
* PowerAtAPrice: Prices like having to eat a banana with the skin on, having to always wear miniskirts, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick staying in water for 20 hours a day or you die...]]
* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: What the chief orders Nana to do in the first chapter, but with her banana. Naturally, Nana does not comply.
* QuestForAWish: Those who reach Oz can ask for any wish to be granted. [[spoiler:The price being the life of the person they love the most.]]
* RedBaron: All power-users eventually get an epithet to describe their powers. Nana's is "of Banana", Ringo is known as "White Shock" ("thanks" to her PantyFighter tendencies), while Budou is initially denied one, but becomes known as "Faithful Sword" in the DistantFinale, thanks to her UndyingLoyalty to Nana.
* RoleCalled: The protagonist's name is Nana. She fights with a banana.
%%* SayMyName
* SevenIsNana: Many of Nana's special attacks involve number seven, such as one that throws [[MacrossMissileMassacre 777 explosive bananas at the opponent]].
* SkywardScream: Nana lets one out after [[spoiler:killing Ringo]].
* SheIsTheKing: Nana ''wants'' to be, anyway. So she can rule the land so fellow adventurers can have complete freedom. Yes, ''king''.
* ShoutOut:
** Nana hums the theme tune to ''Anime/LuckyStar''.
** When saving Nana from the giant bird, Ringo pumps energy into her legs in a way very similar that Clare from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' learned during the Northern Campaign.
** Nana wants to be the king of the world, just like Monkey D. Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' wants to be the Pirate King (see also WholePlotReference below).
** The entire ending just screams ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'': [[spoiler:the female leads reunite on the moon, profess their love for each other, and have to fight each other to the death to prevent the apocalypse. Ringo then manipulates Nana to kill her... except Nana, unlike Himeko, says bollocks to that, resurrects her, and [[BeyondTheImpossible together, they defy God]].]]
* SingleStrokeBattle: Budou's fight against the fifth squad commander.
* StormOfBlades: Nana can eventually summon hundreds, even thousands of [[ThisBananaIsArmed weaponized bananas]] and hurl them at the enemy.
* TheyDo: [[spoiler:By having sex on the moon. With a banana.]]
* ThisBananaIsArmed:
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hikaru and Kiji.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nana is loud, self-assured, and determined, while Ringo is graceful (most of the time), timid, and prefers to conform. The two of them quarrel LikeAnOldMarriedCouple.
* TooDumbToLive: The chief somehow completely fails to realize there's any possible use for super-strong legs besides jumping until she's already been kicked into the sky.
* {{Tsundere}}: Ringo is repeatedly referred to as one by Nana (out of earshot, of course). On one occasion, Nana induces a "tsundere moment" moment in Ringo (i.e. the rapid shift form tsuntsun to deredere) to stop the latter's superpowered UnstoppableRage.
* UnstoppableRage: Make [[spoiler:Ringo]] really angry, and she gets stronger (much stronger) and more violent. It's implied to be a rare [[SuperMode special ability]].
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Ringo kicked the village chief into the sky, effectively burning their bridges behind them. Mind you, it's not like they would particularly ''want'' to return to their village. Plus the chief kinda started the fight anyway. So meh. [[spoiler:In the ending, Ringo kicks ''the moon'' so hard, it flies away from the planet at relativistic speeds--with Nana and Ringo still on it, ensuring that they never go back to their ''planet'' again.]]
* WingdingEyes: As expected of a 'Limit Breaker', Ringo's eyes become [[CrosshairAware targeting reticles]] when she uses her full power.
* WholePlotReference: The entire premise just yells ''Manga/OnePiece''. A young IdiotHero embarks on a journey as an outlaw vagabond, fighting fellow outlaws and the government, gathering quirky allies, and generally traveling in one direction across the world to reach the place of legend that has, until then, been only reached by one man, a legendary king of the past. Of course, unlike Luffy, Nana is [[YuriGenre very much aware of romance]] and part of the motivation on her journey is [[spoiler:to be reunited with Ringo]].
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Nana and Ringo's village chief wanted to go adventuring herself, but couldn't because her powers were so strong, she had to stay immersed in water most of the time. She realizes that this frustration is the reason she has been so harsh on all the would-be adventurers.
* YouFailLogicForever: Capture and sell off low-level ability users... in order to get the money for a revolution that will set them free. Even [[TheDitz Nana]] calls him out on this.
* YuriGenre: Nana-Ringo interactions in the early chapters could easily be read as LesYay, later ones establish them as a couple quite rapidly.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Nana sports [[RankInflation Grade B]], but Ringo subverts this trope, as she wears tights. They both wore ZettaiRyouiki as little kids. [[NinjaMaid Hoshi Budou]]'s [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/banana_no_nana/v01/c003/ outfit]] is reminiscent of ZettaiRyouiki.