All-Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku (1992 IMDb)




A kitten is fatally wounded by a gunship in a domestic dispute. A boy blames himself for endangering the animal, so his father feels compelled to rescue it by implanting its brain in an extremely powerful android body, as a Christmas present. The body is modified to look like a cute schoolgirl. The series is about her, and of course she transforms occasionally into a more obvious robot, so she can fight mecha. Thus: Schoolgirl, android, catgirl (literally the brain of a kitten), magical girl, all in one.


The extreme concept is the main attraction. Cozily exaggerated.

References here: Nurse Witch Komugi (2002).

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All-Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku (1998 IMDb)


Conscious and exaggerated clich├ęs on parade, with a bit of deconstruction (e.g. an incompetent cool bishounen hero in Nuku-Nuku's class). There's a scene where Earth gets a sweat drop, and a song of praise for mecha.

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