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Seven of Seven (七人のナナ Shichinin no Nana) is an anime series that debuted in 2002. It's what happens when you let Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo, Mobile Fighter G Gundam) create a Shoujo series.

This show is also notable for having Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog, Arcade Gamer Fubuki, Kemono Friends) do the character designs as well as featuring the animated debuts of 3 of his characters.

Nana Suzuki is an ordinary schoolgirl with a crush on one Yuichi Kamichika. One day, while trying to bake a cake for Yuichi, she stumbles on her scientist grandfather's secret experiment to separate the light of a rainbow into seven crystals. Naturally, the experiment goes awry, and splits Nana into seven versions of herself, each with her own matching rainbow crystal. Now, Nana must find a way to integrate the crystals together, or else all seven of her will vanish.

The Seven Nanas are:

  • Nana: The Original, or possibly the Responsible Nana. She uses the blue crystal.
  • Nanappe: The Bokukko Nana. She uses the red crystal.
  • Nanakko: The Slacker Nana. She uses the orange crystal.
  • Nanacchi: The Cheerful Nana. She uses the yellow crystal.
  • Nanarin: The cry-baby Gamer Chick Nana. She uses the yellow-green crystal.
  • Nanasama: The Bookworm Nana. She uses the green crystal.
  • Nanapon: The Weird Nana. She uses the purple crystal.

Not to be confused with the manga/anime Nana.

Character page is a WIP.

This show features these tropes:

  • Balloon Belly: Nana in the DVD episode.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Nana fails the exam, but so does Yuichi allowing them to be in the same school.
  • Book Dumb: All of the Nanas, save Nanasama.
  • Bungling Inventor: Nana's grandfather.
  • Cloning Blues
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The seven Nanas.
  • Crossover: Mutsumi and the Hinata's house ghost, who had already appeared in the Sgt. Frog manga, made their first animated appearance in the Seven Of Seven anime.
    • On the other hand, Melody Honey, who debuted in this series, goes on to appear in both Sgt. Frog and Arcade Gamer Fubuki.
  • The Dividual: In addition to the main character(s); her classmates Megumi Hayashiba, Erino Kogarashi, and Motoko Morinuma are often together and speak at the same time.
  • Evil Twin: An eighth Nana, Jamanana. In the manga, Nanacchi, of all the Nanas, was the mean one.
  • Fanservice: Interestingly, the series is not too Fanservice-ey until the very last episode 26, "Its New Years!7x7=49 Nanas?" which had Overnight Age-Up and Clothing Damage
  • Flight: The Nanas can fly.
  • Henshin Heroines: Their crystals turn a group of Sentai costumes in legitimate Nanaranger suits.
  • Hive Mind: The six other Nanas tend to act as one person.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The manga.
  • Hypno Pendulum: Nanapon used her prism as one of these in an episode. She even accidentally hypnotizes herself when trying to teach the original Nana how to perform hypnosis.
  • Light 'em Up: The Teardrop Spectrum power the Nanas used in Episode 5 to undo the effects of Nanapon's hypnosis on multiple people at once takes on the form of a heart-shaped blast of rainbow-colored light.
  • Literal Split Personality / Me's a Crowd: Due to an accident during an experiment to crystalize a rainbow in a microwave, Nana gets split into seven different versions of herself, each with their own personalities.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Not only does Nana's name translate to "seven" in Japanese, but her family members also have names that partially include words or kanji that also mean numbers: Her mother is Mitsuko (mitsu is a counter meaning 3), her father is Goro (go means 5), and her grandfather is Rokuzo (roku is 6). Even the boy she has a crush on, Yuichi, has a number in his name (ichi is 1).
  • Rainbow Motif: With indigo switched out for yellow-green.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Nanappe is hot-tempered, violent, and wields the red crystal. Regular Nana is much more calm, rational, and level-headed, and wields the blue crystal.
  • Sentai: The seven Nanas can become the seven Nanarangers.
  • Seven Is Nana: Naturally. Nana getting split into seven versions of herself is the series premise.
  • Snow Means Love: Valentines Day was very snowy in the first episode.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Nana, Hitomi, and Yuichi in the manga, where the three are childhood friends.

Alternative Title(s): Shichinin No Nana, Seven Of Seven