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Munou na Nana  
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Description
It is the year 20XX. Earth has been assaulted by monsters known as 'the Enemy of Humanity'. In order to deal with this threat, special schools comprised of teenagers with extraordinary abilities were formed. These people, who came to be known as 'the Talented', have abilities that defy the rules of reality. Among these superpowered individuals was an outlier, someone who was sent to one of these schools despite having no innate special abilities whatsoever. This is the story of our protagonist, who attempts to defeat the Enemies of Humanity through the use of intelligence and manipulation.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Munouna Nana
Talentless Nana
无能的奈奈
無能なナナ

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v.3 c.18 by Helvetica Scans 10 days ago
v.3 c.17 by Helvetica Scans about 1 month ago
v.3 c.16 by Helvetica Scans 2 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
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Average: 6.2 / 10.0 (43 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 17th 2018, 8:24am PST


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Year
2016

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen GanGan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #522 decreased(-250)
Monthly Pos #517 increased(+362)
3 Month Pos #1037 increased(+292)
6 Month Pos #1266 increased(+200)
Year Pos #1499 decreased(-243)

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On 478 reading lists
On 77 wish lists
On 15 unfinished lists
On 63 custom lists

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Major Problems   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by HoshiRyo
August 9th, 2018, 10:18am
The series can be summed up with unfortunate accuracy as being set in a serial-numbers-filed-off Bad Future of the X-Men where the kill-all-mutants faction has mostly won, with the main character being their assassin...and the narrative is unquestioning about the need and virtue of killing people merely for being 'not normal.'

The whole "MC's victims as future criminals" thing--that she nearly unquestioningly accepts--is the major problem here. It's explicit that Nana's bosses won't allow any of the Talented to live. That pretty much excludes the only possible source for these numbers that isn't some form of 'their rear ends'--especially when the example we get of their claims coming true is a death toll that's primarily the result of their efforts to kill a Talented individual.

Oh, and Nana--with all her vaunted deductive skills--isn't asking the obvious question of where her bosses are getting these numbers. As far as I was able to tolerate this series, she only had a faint glimmer of critical thinking applied to her info.

If they'd not mixed all of these elements in, this might not actually have been quite so bad for the story--it'd have been easy enough to just have becoming one of the 'enemies of humanity' be not the consequence of bigotry on the side of the normals but just the unfortunate, unavoidable ultimate destiny of the Talented to eventually go berserk. Or Nana could be a bit less oblivious to the fishy smell of the claims of her bosses--a moment of brief questioning of how a healer could use her powers for mass murder doesn't count, that's absurdly little given the obvious questions here and her supposed skills.

So, as a result, we get a story that is convinced of the goodness of genocide and bigotry, and killing people before they kill you...in an attempt to save themselves from your bigoted ass. About the only thing that could save this story is Kyouya winning.
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Is serial murder wrong if you're cute?   
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by Desurage
July 17th, 2018, 3:17am
Reverse mystery where the villain does the explaining of how they outwitted the superpowered.
I suggest reading chapters 1-3 to fully understand the concept of the series, though chapter 1 is the formula that the rest of the series follows over more chapters. Chapter 3 fully introduces Kyouya as the detective, strong point in the series is when he shows up and flustered the cute murderer.

Everyone's not perfect in the series, lots of showing the MC's victims as future criminals to lessen the blow that she's about to murder them by showing a large number of predicted deaths shown on her cell phone from letting her targets live. Mangaka is constantly giving the MC moral superiority when she really shouldn't have any by doing this. The MC Nana slips from lie to lie so fast that it's hard to root for her in any sense. I think the major problem with the story is that the mangaka decided to make her likable and committed to justice but also heartless. This is slightly balanced by Nana doing little prayers for victims in an attempt to salvage her moral pride. If the reader buys her character, even if only because her character design is pretty, then I imagine they'll enjoy the manga. If the reader doesn't like her, then the whole story becomes painful to read as she gets a lot of lucky breaks.
The focus is on how the MC is going to get out of the situation, but the way it's told made it hard to follow so I had to test my willing suspension of disbelief and go along with whatever was happening at the time.

The strongest part is the relationship with Kyouya, the resident detective who has eternal skepticism for the MC. This is kind of weak because it's hard to understand the story from Kyouya's viewpoint since it's so incredibly obvious to the reader that the MC is super guilty. This problem doesn't seem like it's going to get solved either.

This was written as of chapter 16. The polarized reviews of the series are well-deserved, there's a lot of writing in the manga that made me despise it a little bit, but ultimately I managed to enjoy it because the of the premise and Nana's twisted justice.
I doubt it'll last much longer, but I'm glad it exists.

It's kind of a poor man's fusion of detective conan and Mx0.
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