Bananya

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  • TV-G
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.3  (204)

Bananya is an endearing and whimsical Japanese anime show, that aired on Teletama from 2016-2019. The show centers around the irresistibly cute and unique character known as Bananya, who, as the name suggests, merges the worlds of bananas and felines into one adorably hybrid character. This intersection creates an eccentric universe of the daily adventures of Bananya and his fellow 'banana cat' comrades, providing an imaginative insight into what our fruits might be doing while we're not watching.

The original series was aired in Japan on July 4, 2016, and wrapped up with thirteen episodes by September 26, 2016. However, the fantasy saga of Bananya was far from over. The show quickly gained a cult following thanks to its surreal narrative and endearing characters and in October 2019, TMS Entertainment, the Japanese Animation Studio responsible for its production, released the second season called "Bananya and the Curiosity Bunch", adding even more charm to the Bananya universe.

The basic premise of the show revolves around the idea that Bananyas, cat-like beings with bodies of bananas, live hidden from the human eye. Bananya, the protagonist, is a tiny, white cat who sleeps in a banana. While aiming to become a chocolate-covered banana one day, Bananya spends his days frolicking and creating mischief with other Bananyas in an ordinary family's kitchen without ever being detected. This imaginative narrative serves as the basis for many hilariously mesmerizing daily adventures, often underpinned by Bananya's endearing innocence and wide-eyed curiosity.

The unpredictable fusion of the banality of everyday life objects and the magical world of feline-inhabited fruits is a highlight of the show. The simple, slice-of-life style storytelling combined with these quirks is refreshing and is geared towards kids and those who find comfort and joy in such unadulterated innocence.

The show has a cast of delightful Bananyas, each with their own identifying character trait that separates them from the rest. Some notable characters include the Baby Bananya, a small, childish Bananya with a unique way of talking, and the Tabby Bananya, a laid-back Bananya who loves his afternoon naps from within the peels of his banana. The show further includes an even wider array of Bananyas like Black Bananya, Calico Bananya, and Bananyako to name a few. Each character unfolds in unique and engaging ways, contributing to the charm of the show.

The animation style of the show is captivating, matching the lighthearted tone and premise of the show flawlessly. The characters are colorfully drawn with the talented use of soft, pastel colors that make the visuals pleasantly appealing. The detailed rendering of the characters gives a good depth to the animation, while the simplistic backdrops help concentrate the viewer's attention towards the characters and their antics.

Another fascinating aspect of the show is its narration. The show employs a third-person narrator, whose role is to gently guide viewers through the unfolding scenes, adding a warm and engaging touch to the narrative. The story-telling style, simple and teeming with innocence, is sure to strike a chord with viewers, both young and old.

Bananya is not a show about grand adventures or world-saving heroes. It’s a show about the simple joys and curiosities of life, portrayed through the lives of little banana cats. The episodic plots are light, heartwarming, and filled with humor and soft adventures. Combined with high-quality production, sweetly appealing characters, and a storyline centered on the adorable curiosities of everyday life, Bananya offers an engaging escape into a world where ordinary and magical coexist seamlessly.

To summarize, Bananya is a delightful celebration of imagination that captures the joy and spectacle of the seemingly mundane. It offers a humorous and creative take on everyday life, piecing together a narrative that is captivating in its simplicity. With its light-heartedness, quirky characters, and laid-back storytelling, Bananya is a show that caters to the whimsy in all of us, and to the child-like wonder that thrives on the magic of the ordinary.

Bananya is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on July 4, 2016.

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Seasons
Bananya and the Big Round World, Nya
13. Bananya and the Big Round World, Nya
December 24, 2019
Bananya looks around. What is this place??? It looks like the legendary Rainbow Bananya has used her powers to send him to the big round thing in the sky, just like he always dreamed of! And there he meets... Oh my nya!
Bananya and the Legendary Bananya, Nya
12. Bananya and the Legendary Bananya, Nya
December 17, 2019
Bananya and Droopy-eared Bananya meet the legendary Rainbow Bananya... along with her sister, Night Rainbow Bananya! To thank them for returning her wand, Rainbow Bananya says she'll grant any wish for them... What will Bananya wish for?! Nyaaaaaa??
Bananya and the Lost Item, Nya
11. Bananya and the Lost Item, Nya
December 10, 2019
As Bananya and Droopy-eared Bananya are walking alongside the river, a strange wand floats their way. They ask the elder about it, and he says it belongs to the legendary Rainbow Bananya. So they set out to return the wand to its owner, but... nyanya?
Bananya and the Round Thing of Dreams, Nya
10. Bananya and the Round Thing of Dreams, Nya
December 3, 2019
Another meowteor falls from the sky. As he approaches it, Bananya realizes that it looks just like the round thing in the sky. He immediately takes it to the elder, who shows him many pictures of the round thing in the sky, much to Bananya's delight. But before he realizes it... nyaaa... zzz
Bananya and the Festival, Nya
9. Bananya and the Festival, Nya
November 26, 2019
Today is the annual festival. Many stalls have been set up, and everyone's having a great time! Then comes the long-awaited Bon dance, and finally, an extravagant fireworks show! But the ones launching the fireworks are... the Zombie Bananyas?! Nyaaa nya-nyaaa!
Bananya and Chatting, Nya
8. Bananya and Chatting, Nya
November 19, 2019
The cat-shaped mountain blows its top again, signaling the arrival of another meowteor. It turns out to be... a device that translates the bananyas' language??? Just what do the bananyas talk about every day, anyway? Fantastic!
Bananya and Music, Nya
7. Bananya and Music, Nya
November 12, 2019
The whole village has turned out for a music festival. Appearing on stage is... On guitar, Emo Bananya! On drums, Metal Bananya! And on vocals, Vampire Bananya! The festival reaches its climax as everyone gets into their hardcore rhythms, but then it suddenly starts to rain... Nya? Nya? Nya? Nya?
Bananya and the Robot Cat, Nya
6. Bananya and the Robot Cat, Nya
November 5, 2019
Bananya and Droopy-eared Bananya are enjoying some fishing when, to their surprise, they fish up a robot cat! They're both thrilled to have a new friend. They play hide-and seek, take catnaps, and even run through a field of flowers together! But then the robot cat stops moving... Nya, nya...
Bananya and the Mysterious Mansion, Nya
5. Bananya and the Mysterious Mansion, Nya
October 29, 2019
Bananya and Droopy-eared Bananya are walking in the mountains when it starts to rain, so they take shelter in a mysterious mansion. Inside, they encounter the ominous figure of Scientist Bananya. They run away in shock, but something even more frightening awaits... Nyaaaa!
Bananya and Ninja Training, Nya
4. Bananya and Ninja Training, Nya
October 22, 2019
Bananya is in the mood to do ninja things after reading a ninja manga, so he and Droopy-eared Bananya become Ninja Bananya's disciples. The run through fields, dive underwater, fly through the sky... but then all the other bananyas suddenly show up. Nyan-nyan!
Bananya and Droopy-eared Bananya, Nya
3. Bananya and Droopy-eared Bananya, Nya
October 15, 2019
A meowteor twinkles as it falls to the ground. It bumps into a small banana... and out of the banana pops the adorable Droopy-eared Bananya! All of the bananyas fall in love with her cuteness, nya...
Bananya and the Meowteors, Nya
2. Bananya and the Meowteors, Nya
October 8, 2019
Meowteors rain down from the big round thing in the sky, and the bananyas collect them. They then carry all the meowteors to the elder's house. The elder grants permission, and the bananyas begin to... nya?!
Bananya and His Friends, Nya
1. Bananya and His Friends, Nya
October 1, 2019
Another day has begun. At the foot of a cat-shaped mountain sits a field of banana trees. As the bananas grow, out of them pop mysterious creatures that look a bit like cats and a bit like bananas... the bananyas! This is the rather bizarre story of a curious bunch of friends... nya!
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Where to Watch Bananya
Bananya is available for streaming on the Teletama website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bananya on demand at Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 4, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (204)