No-Rin

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No-Rin
のうりん
(Nōrin)
GenreComedy, Parody
Light novel
Written byShirow Shiratori
Illustrated byKippu
Published bySB Creative
DemographicMale
ImprintGA Bunko
Original runAugust 15, 2011 – ongoing
Volumes7
Manga
Written byShirow Shiratori
Illustrated byMaru Asakura
Published bySquare Enix
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYoung Gangan
Original run2012 – ongoing
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byShin Ōnuma
Written byMichiko Yokote
StudioSilver Link
Licensed by
NetworkTokyo MX, TVA, SUN, GBS, BS11, Animax
Original runJanuary 10, 2014 – ongoing
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No-Rin
のうりん
(Nōrin)
GenreComedy, Parody
Light novel
Written byShirow Shiratori
Illustrated byKippu
Published bySB Creative
DemographicMale
ImprintGA Bunko
Original runAugust 15, 2011 – ongoing
Volumes7
Manga
Written byShirow Shiratori
Illustrated byMaru Asakura
Published bySquare Enix
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYoung Gangan
Original run2012 – ongoing
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byShin Ōnuma
Written byMichiko Yokote
StudioSilver Link
Licensed by
NetworkTokyo MX, TVA, SUN, GBS, BS11, Animax
Original runJanuary 10, 2014 – ongoing
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

No-Rin (のうりん Nōrin?) is a Japanese light novel series written by Shirow Shiratori, with illustrations by Kippu. An anime adaptation by Silver Link started airing on January 10, 2014.[1] Funimation streamed the series on their video website.[2]

Plot[edit]

The sudden retirement of the famous idol Yuka Kusakabe from the entertainment business shocks the world and devastates her biggest fan, teenager Kosaku Hata. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School manages to get him out of his depression and bring him out of his room to attend his classes. But to everyone's surprise, Yuka Kusakabe--her stage name--comes into their class under the name Ringo Kinoshita as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she came to the agricultural school and become more than just classmates.

Characters[edit]

Kousaku Hata (畑 耕作 Hata Kōsaku?)
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma
Class representative of 2-A class. He idolizes Yuka Kusakabe, and is devastated upon hearing of her retirement. He is surprised, however, that his idol becomes his classmate, albeit under another name. He's somehow oblivious to Minori's feelings for him despite that he can get flustered by any suggestive language from her. It also appears that Ringo also has an interest in Kousaku by getting seemingly jealous over suggestive stories about him and Minori.
Ringo Kinoshita (木下 林檎 Kinoshita Ringo?)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura
An idol under the stage name Yuka Kusakabe. She unexpectedly retires from show business and enrolls herself at the Tamo Agricutural school. Unlike her idol persona, she, as Ringo, is more reserved and quiet. She is somewhat a rival of Minori for what seems to be Kousaku's affection (she called Minori a "Fat Ass" and a "Meddling Bug" in an episode while competing to plant rice in a rice field), yet they became on good terms after the incident.
Minori Nakazawa (中沢 農 Nakazawa Minori?)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
Kousaku childhood friend. She has a major a crush on Kousaku, and her over-protectiveness shot up with Ringo's arrival. She even challenged her in episode 3 to a series of contests because of that. Though after what seems to be their "fight" on the rice fields in an episode (she called Ringo a "Thieving Cat" during that time), they seemed to be friendly with each other. She speaks with a Mino dialect.
Kei Kamatori (過真鳥 継 Kamatori Kei?)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano
A friend of Kousaku and Minori. At times he is analytical, but he is notorious for wearing mankinis whenever water is involved.
Jane Natalie Hansen
International student from Texas.
Kochou Yoshida (良田 胡蝶 Yoshida Kochō?)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
Kousaku's classmate and one of the Shitennou (四天農?, lit. Four Heavenly Farmers), "Boin Yoshida". She majors in animal husbandry. She is shown to have a crush towards Kei, but she denies it infront of others. She switches from a proud, stern personality to a timid, stuttering one when she feels embarrassed or shy.
Akari Suzuki (鈴木 燈 Suzuki Akari?)
Voiced by: Yuka Ōtsubo
Class representative of 2-B class and one of the Shitennou, "Bio Suzuki". An expert in biotechnology, and has invented a yogurt culture that one can just apply--partly using it as a means to justify her bukkake fetish. She is usually dressed in a Gothic lolita outfit.
Torao Kanegami (金上 虎於 Kanegami Torao?)
Voiced by: Mariko Higashiuchi
Class representative of 2-D class and one of the Shitennou, "Money Kanegami". A master of anything related to making money by all means necessary--even to the point of getting suspended; but considers it fun. He also tends to go with the flow of the other Shitennou. She is known for her flashy earrings (The signs for the Dollar and Yen).
Kaoru Hanazono (花園 カヲル Hanazono Kaoru?)
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama
Class representative of 2-E class and one of the Shitennou, "Rose Hanazono". He is an expert in the art of landscaping, but Kousaku is kind of at odds with him for making a pass at Minori despite his gender preference. His true inclination was revealed when invited over Ringo under the pretense of luring Kousaku in which he was able to successfully kiss him by taking advantage of the fact that Kousaku isn't aware of what sex is he really into (Though Kei stormed in to warn him, it was too late).
Rintarou Miyamoto (宮本 林太郎 Miyamoto Rintarō?)
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
Class representative of 2-F class and one of the Shitennou, "Woodman Rintarou". He has mastery of the forestry trade, but he is fiercely jealous of the fact that there are two girls in Kousaku's class; and is desperate to, at least, have a girl sit beside him (all due to the fact that there are no girls in his class). It is stated that he is weak against love triangles.
Natsumi Bekki (戸次 菜摘 Bekki Natsumi?)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō
Also known as "Becky," she is the Homeroom teacher of 2-A class. Because of her mood swings in her class, she has this trait of suddenly plunging the entire class into despair. Despite her young looks and demeanor, she is a true adult(She is forty years-old). A running gag involves Bekki and Kousaku in hilarious situations such as her telling that it's okay to do "it" since it's him. As well as the fact that she's desperate to get married and thus resulting in her erratic, near-hysterical behavior when the very subject of it is brought up.
Kuwanosuke Naganawa (永縄 鍬之介 Naganawa Kuwanosuke?)
Principal of Tamo Agriculture School.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

The opening theme for the anime is Himitsu no Tobira kara Ai ni Kite (秘密の扉から会いにきて?) performed by Yukari Tamura and the ending theme song is Mogitate ♥ Fruit Girls (も・ぎ・た・て♥フルーツガールズ?) by Yukari Tamura and Kana Hanazawa. In the first episode, the opening theme was CORDLESS TERE PHONE (コードレス☆照れ☆PHONE?) by Yukari Tamura as Yuka Kusakabe.[3]

Episode list[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

No.

TitleOriginal airdate
1"Love Story of a Noob-brained"
"Chuno Love Story" (厨脳ラブストーリー) 
January 10, 2014
2"The King of Farmers"
"Kingu Obu Fāmāzu" (キング・オブ・ファーマーズ) 
January 18, 2014
3"Super Sub-Mom War: Training Stage"
"Suupaa Shuutome Taisen Jisshuu-hen" (スーパー姑大戦 実習篇) 
January 25, 2014
4"The Smile You Showed Me"
"Kimi ga Miseta Egao" (君が見せた笑顔) 
February 1, 2014
5"The Five Four Heavenly Farmers"
"Go Nin no Shitennou" (五人の四天農) 
February 8, 2014
6"Alchemist of Cuteness(Blessing)"
"Moe(Megumi) no Renkinjutsushi" (萌(めぐみ)の錬金術師) 
February 15, 2014
7"Wailing Salad"
"Goukyuu Sarada" (号泣サラダ) 
February 22, 2014