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''[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/ Anime News Nina]]'' is a [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]] created, written, and drawn by Robin Sevakis and is found on the Website/AnimeNewsNetwork website. Beginning in October of 2007, the comic follows the day-to-day experiences of Nina, a [[NaiveNewcomer "news elf" who has just been assigned by ANN to learn everything about anime]] and [[SeriousBusiness considers it her "reason for living"]]. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues, as is expected with the often unpredictable world of anime, manga, their fanbase, and everything else associated with it. Joining her on her "mission" are Kevin, a somewhat stereotypical fan (though certainly better than other types) who is well-versed in otaku culture, and Paola, who is somewhat of the more "straight man" compared to Kevin though [[NotSoAboveItAll she certainly has her quirks as well]].

Beginning as a weekly comic, it eventually turned into a three-a-month release, but long hiatuses are fairly rare and often are filled by guest-written/drawn strips. Robin's work as a whole is well-praised by the fans on ANN. The series ended in October 2013 after 6 years and well over 100 comics.

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!!Tropes:

* AluminumChristmasTrees: The merman ornaments Grandma Rosa gives to the girls really do exist. And yes, [[http://www.amazon.com/Candy-Merman-Mermaid-Christmas-Ornament/dp/B003FCL9EG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327391024&sr=8-1 they look ]] [[http://www.amazon.com/December-Diamonds-Martini-Chested-Hottie/dp/B002ZFW67S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1327391024&sr=8-4 every bit]] [[http://www.amazon.com/December-Diamonds-Biceps-Workout-Ornament/dp/B003FCLG1M/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1327391024&sr=8-13 as ugly]] [[http://www.amazon.com/December-Turnencoff-Ornament--revealing-Abs-Stethoscope/dp/B004J6RER8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1327391024&sr=8-14 in real life]].
* {{Animesque}}: Well, duh....
* ArchEnemy: Seth the Indie Comics elf considers Andy the Superhero Comics elf as this.
* ArtShift: Usually when referencing another series.
* BerserkButton: You name it, manga cows, ignorant non-fans, mean people on Pictochat, increasing prices of stamps, etc., all of them have set Nina off big time. Kevin and Paola both have their moments as well.
* {{Bishonen}}: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-02-13 Asleep on Valentine's Day,]] Nina has a dream of Kevin in this form. Upon awakening, she curiously goes to visit him, unfortunately RealityEnsues.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-06-25 Kevin accidentally buys a bootleg that inevitably has this sort of "quality".]] Nina can't resist watching it and as a result [[HilarityEnsues her speech becomes just as nonsensical.]]
* CassandraTruth: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-04-23 The doctor is not amused by Nina honestly telling her what Myoopi's poop is candy]]
* ClothingDamage: Parodied [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-10-22 here.]]
* CrashIntoHello: Subverted [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-12-10 here]] and [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2010-06-09 here.]]
* CurseCutShort: In the strip with the Mermen ornaments, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2011-12-21 Nina cuts off Kevin's confused reaction.]]
* DaydreamBeliever: [[spoiler: Megan believes she's Miaka from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'']].
* DeathGlare: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-10-08 "The Guru", also known as Bill, is a master of this trope.]]
* DoubleStandard: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-09-17 Kevin is guilty as charged.]]
* FanGirl: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2007-12-05 A whole slew of them attack Nina when she fails to recognize voice actor Jerry Morgan.]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Nina, Seth (the news elf of indie comics) and Andy (the news elf of superhero comics) put aside their differences and unite to stop a movie version of ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' from being made.
* GrandFinale: [[http://cdn02.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/anime-news-nina/68017/comic-193.jpg This strip.]]
* HotBlooded: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2009-03-04 Nina uses this]] to try to convince the post office employee that she can find a way to [[SeriousBusiness stop the increasing price of stamps.]] [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't work.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Kevin laments the over-marketing of zombie products...only for the comic to end in a panel so full of Zombie Tropes even somebody who is only familiar with the fringes of zombie tropes can recognize them.
* {{Jerkass}}: Jerry Morgan.
* MemeticMutation: In-Universe example. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-05-28 Kevin tries to explain the phenomenon to Nina.]]
* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2010-10-13 Parodied here.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-04-02 Nina shows even scars caused figurine-opening, of all things, can be made "epic".]]
* NightmareFuel: {{In-Universe}} example. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2009-10-07 Myoopi experiences this when he sees a pinata smashed to bits.]]
* NippleAndDimed: Inverted. Apparently, an attraction for a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' theme park is Asuka's nipple...'''just''' the nipple.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2011-07-06 Shown here.]] Nobody seems to notice career women wear {{Fanservice}}-y clothing.
* OnlySixFaces: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2010-07-14 Parodied.]]
* {{Otaku}}: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-06-11 Nina shows how even people like her can be "well-rounded".]]
* TheRival: Seth the Indie Comics Elf.
* {{Salaryman}}: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2007-12-19 Nina mistakenly assumes one of these is just a cosplayer.]]
* {{Shonen}}: ''Manga/UltimateMopDaisukeDX'' is a parody of this, [[ToBeAMaster along]] [[TheRival with]] [[TournamentArc its]] [[{{Filler}} many]] [[LongRunners traits.]]
* {{Shojo}}: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2007-11-21 Nina shows how it's done.]]
* ShoutOut: No big surprise, it IS a webcomic focusing heavily on anime. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'', ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', ''InitialD'', you name it, it's been referenced.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Manga/UltimateMopDaisukeDX''. Has become very popular and frequently "discussed" on the forums, to the point of practically becoming a non-character version of the EnsembleDarkhorse.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Jerry Morgan.
* TakeThat: One plotline deals with Hollywood making a movie out of ''FamilyCircus''. Nina, who has never heard of it before, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2011-03-02 reads one comic]] and goes berserk upon being told it's been like this for over 50 years.
** Ceci's attacks are apparently [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2011-05-04 powered by this trope.]]
* TheTalk: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-02-27 Nina mistakes Paula's question regarding her origin (since, you know, Nina is an ELF) and begins to do this.]]
* VoiceActors: Jerry Morgan is not exactly the shining example of these guys to say the least.
** And now, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2013-06-26 Nina's trying to become one herself.]]
* {{Yandere}}: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2009-06-17 Megan is definitely a version of one.]]
* YaoiFangirl: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2011-06-15 Grandma Rosa]]. Secretly.
* YourHeadASplode: Nina begins her training to achieve this skill [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-news-nina/2008-10-15 here.]]
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