Distribution Rights: none
Genres: Action, Comedy, Shounen
|All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (TV)|
Alternate Title: Super Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV
Description: The continuing adventures of
an android cat-girl, her eccentric family (featuring a
whacked inventor, the grounded young son Ryunosuke and
divorced mother Akiko who runs Mishima Heavy Industries)
as she transfers into a new high school. The trouble?
She's REALLY powerful and none too bright.
| Reviewer: Clyde Adams
Episodes reviewed: 1-4,
is a fun, wacky, very lightweight comedy, recommended. The
production values are good for a TV series.
The characters and situations have been adapted from the
OVA series. Cat-girl-robot Nuku-Nuku is now a student in a
high-school class that has been stocked with characters: a mad
scientist, a class clown, a singer, a psychic, a domineering
class president, a singer, and so forth. Nuku-Nuku is still an
(adoptive) member of the Natsume family, with genius scientist
father Kyusaku, corporate executive mother Akiko, and son
Ryunosuke. Kysusaku now has a very silly costumed identity as
super-scientist Mister Q, and Akiko and other executives at
her corporation, Mishima Heavy Industries, comprise a silly
evil organization, Mishima Black; Akiko's costumed identity is
Bloody Akiko. Ryunosuke recognizes all this is silly, and he
frequently says so.
And that is this show's biggest problem: it is
self-consciously silly. If a show keeps reminding you it's
funny, it's not as funny as it should be. The horde of
supporting characters means that a gag is always ready, but
character development is practically non-existent, and the
best comedies draw on character.