Reviews of All-Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku (1992) and related work
- Sequel: All-Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku (1998)
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.
Parody. The extreme concept is the main attraction. Cozily exaggerated.
References here: “Nurse Witch Komugi” (2002).
Conscious and exaggerated clichés 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.