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Web Animation: Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls
From Left to Right: Raku-chan, Koneko-chan and Hitoshi-san
This has transcended being terrible to the point where it's become intensely fascinating and engrossing.
-Youtube comment on the first episode.

Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls is a YouTube-hosted Fanime series, which has gained a certain amount of infamy in some circles just for existing. The show chronicles the lives of Cat Girl Raku-chan, her best friend Koneko-chan, and the object of her desire, the blue-haired Hitoshi-san. Animated in MS Paint and supposedly voice acted by Japanese forum members, it's a confusing mishmash of Japanese Media Tropes and Gratuitous Japanese. Most episodes are but a few minutes long (including the theme songs), leaving little room for Plot or Character Development.

By around the third episode it becomes apparent that Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls is probably a Stealth Parody of Western Otaku culture, and many viewers consider the creators to be Trolls of Tara Gilesbie proportions. However, the creators do have a trove of concept art and character designs that implies that this was a sincere project.

You can watch the entire series on this playlist, and several episodes have also been uploaded to Nico Nico Douga for added MSTing fun. If you don't feel like you can face it alone, there is a "Let's Watch!" of the series here. The creator has a deviantART here.

Compare and contrasts to Tsuki Desu, Large Bagel, and Tokyo Crystal Mew.


Tropes that Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls provides an example of:

  • The Abridged Series: Here, though the abridgers admit there really isn't anything to abridge, so just redub it instead.
  • All There in the Manual: Until Episode 10, Hitoshi's would-be rapist goes by Kidnapper-kun, if the youtube tags are to be taken seriously.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Hitoshi-san (possibly Ambiguously Bi). He flirts openly with both Raku-chan and Koneko-chan, yet fantasizes about his almost-rapist.
  • Amusing Injuries:
    • Raku-chan getting bit by a squirrel .
    • Additionally, Raku-chan falling flat on her face in episode 6.
  • Angrish: Raku-chan, when she is bitten by the squirrel.
  • Animation Bump: The animation and art for the scene in the park features decent shading, smooth(er) animation and a sharp decline in off model moments.
  • Animesque: Very much so. Also notable for using many, many Japanese Media Tropes and Japanese Honorifics to go along with it.
  • Anime Theme Song: The intro theme is the bubbly J Pop variety, being ripped straight from Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Art Evolution: It's hard to tell due to the constant Off Model nature of everything, but the art has changed in the time from the first episode to episode 9.
    • In episode 10 the art and animation is slightly better by the show's standards.
  • Art Shift: The intro theme uses the older deviantART concept art of the characters when giving their names. They actually look decent, compared to how they look animated.
  • Aside Glance: All the characters do this in the finale after Kidnapper-kun's real name is revealed
    Koneko-chan: Oh! I thought his name was Geoff!
    (Record scratch)
    (Everyone looks at the camera unamused)
  • Big Damn Heroes: Raku-chan and Koneko-chan saving Hitoshi-san from the rapist.
  • Big "NO!": "NOOOOOOOOO! Don't take me away to your secret place."
  • Blatant Lies: The characters and the creators insist that they are actually Japanese.
  • Blush Sticker: Used liberally.
  • Body Horror: The constant Off Model nature of everything invokes this.
  • Book Ends: After the first episode, every episode starts with someone waking up, and most end with someone going to bed.
  • Break the Cutie: The series seems to be doing this to Raku-chan. Her love interest is falling for someone else, and now it turns out she has rabies.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the opening credits, when the song speeds up, the intro comments "Oh, that's too fast", a shout out to its DDR origins.
  • Breast Expansion: Raku-chan's ever-changing breast size.
    • Vet-sama, too.
  • Captain Obvious: Episode 5's first line of dialog: "Oh, my phone is ringing nyan, desu!"
  • Catch Phrase: Hitoshi-san's "nya... rowr" seems to be one.
  • Cat Girl: Raku-chan and Koneko-chan are the eponymous "Neko Sugar Girls", though they're never referred to as such, and the fact that they're catgirls is never actually mentioned until Raku-chan turns into a cat.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: At first the show begins as some sort of Romantic Comedy style anime, but starting with the fourth episode it soon becomes dark once Raku-chan becomes infected with rabies. With no Snap Back or Status Quo to rely on, Raku-chan soon becomes weaker, before eventually running away due to feeling like a burden to her friends. Eventually, after what appears to be a message from some sort of divine entity, Raku-chan transforms into a full cat. Eventually she is returned to her former self, however it appears she is still suffering from the effects of the rabies. Meanwhile, Hitoshi-san beings to see his captor everywhere. Episode 9 reveals that Raku-chan had a bakeneko (or neko demon) inside of her, though it was taken out of her by Vet-sama. Of course to the audience, most of this will be hilarious.
  • Everything's Nuttier With Squirrels: Squirrel-chan/Squeeker-chan/Skweekasquirr-chan in episode 4. He brings both comedy and annoyance with one move.
  • Eye Pop:
    • Hitoshi-san in the credits.
    • Happens in episode 9 to Hitoshi (again), though it's less exaggerated.
  • Fan Disservice: Panty Shots and Gainaxing.
    • Not to mention Hitoshi-san fantasizing about his attacker in episode four, picturing him with no shirt, leather pants, and a visible bulge.
    • Hitoshi in pink swimtrunks from episode 6 definitely counts.
    • Episode 8. Raku-chan's bikini. Good lord.
      • Not to mention Hitoshi losing his swimtrunks and the audience getting a good view of his rear...
  • Flat Character: Everyone, although Koneko-chan has the worst of it. At least Raku-chan has her whininess and Hitoshi-san seems like a smug Jerk Ass (even if it's unintentional).
  • Foreshadowing: Hitoshi-san's repeated daydreams about his attempted rapist indicate that he may choose the kidnapper over Raku-chan, creating Drama.
  • Flashback: Used in episode 7 after Raku is changed into a full cat, recalling the squirrel bite of episode 4.
    Koneko-chan: "Do you think it might have been the rabies?"
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In episode 10, pause around the 12:24 mark and you'll see everyone going bald and the lower half of the girls' clothes are missing!
  • Furry Confusion: When Raku-chan goes to the vet in episode five, there are a cat and a dog on a chair next to her.
  • Gainaxing: Yes. Notable in that the animators are two girls.
  • Gag Boobs: Raku-chan's. Combining the Off Model nature of everything with constant Gainaxing is absolutely hilarious.
    • Vet-sama too, particularly in episode 9.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Raku-chan.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Emphasis on "gratuitous".
    • The "Kawaii Underwear-chan Store" that the girls visit in one of the earlier episodes is a good example of this.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Surprisingly, in episode 7...
    Koneko-chan: Hitoshi-san! Vente aqui!
    • ...and in Episode 8:
    Koneko-chan: You can just sit in this mochila for awhile.
    • In episode three when Hitoshi thanks Raku for saving him from the rapist, she says 'de nada.'
    • Koneko-chan says "pinche cabron" in the finale, which is a pretty vulgar term while loosely translated to "asshole".
  • Halloween Cosplay: In the Kurisumasu Supesharu, Squeaker-chan is Cosplaying Miku Hatsune.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Koneko-chan and Raku-chan.
  • Hong Kong Dub
  • Hypocritical Humor: Quoth a comment on Episode Nine:
    "I need complete silence." *commences ear rape*
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Apparently Hitoshi-san's thoughts on his attempted rapist, post-rape.
  • Ill Girl: As of Episode 5, Raku-chan has contracted rabies.
  • Imagine Spot: Hitoshi has one in the fourth episode, of his attempted rapist in leather pants with a clear, large bulge, while **NSYNC's "I Want You Back" plays in the background.
    • He has another in the fifth, still about his rapist.
  • Impairment Shot: Raku-chan in episode 6.
  • I Remember It Like It Was Yesterday: Used in episode 5.
  • Japanese Honorifics: Applied liberally, painfully, and incorrectly.
  • Lampshaded Double Entendre: Hitoshi-san's assailant from episode 2:
    "Oh calm down, hun. I'm just going to take you to my Secret Lair and we're going to have some... fun, if you know what I mean."
  • Large Ham: Hitoshi-san. He constantly sounds like a Smug Snake, despite that type of voice sounding inappropriate for a sugoi Bishōnen like he supposedly is.
  • Last Episode New Character: The finale introduced four characters, Raku-chan's college buddies, who pop up to see her after reading she's sick on Facebook.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Hitoshi-san apparently, considering random rapists are willing to break into his house in broad daylight to try and kidnap him for some fun.
  • Soap Opera Disease: Raku-chan gets rabies from her squirrel bite.
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: Hitoshi to Raku-chan in Episode 10.
  • Stealth Parody: All but confirmed in Episode 9.
  • Stealth Pun: "Raku"-chan has rather large breasts. Pronounce it how the voice actors do, but without the "u"...
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Hitoshi seems to have become enamored with his would-be rapist...
  • The Stoic: Koneko-chan.
  • Stylistic Suck: If it's a parody.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: The finale ends with Raku confessing for Hitoshi, only to find out he's dating his stalker now. Raku dies of a broken kokoro and the final screenshot is Hitoshi's mortified face. The finale itself kept on going up and down with the mood, with one moment Raku nearly dying and the next we get happy montages.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mochi Ice-cream and Green Tea is pretty much the only thing they're shown consuming, other than the punch in the Christmas Special.
  • Troll Fic: We hope so.
  • Troperiffic:
    • As of December 2012, there are 10 episodes (not counting specials) comprising approximately 68 minutes of material. However, the intro and ending themes shave about 2 minutes off of each episode, giving us around of 62 minutes of actual storytelling, over 100 tropes and almost no actual plot. There has never been a show that did so much, and yet so little.
    • At its total 62-minute length, Neko Sugar Girls comes in at a trope every 13 seconds, which rivals Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog in trope density.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Raku-chan in episode 6.
  • Useless Protagonist: Hitoshi. He looks to made out to be the Papa Wolf to Koneko and Raku, But as soon as episode two starts he is kidnapped without any trouble and has to be saved by Koneko and Raku in episode 3.
  • Verbal Tic: "Nyaa~" and "Desuuuu".
  • The Woobie: In-universe; in the fourth episode, Raku-chan intentionally tries to pass herself off as one to Hitoshi-san and Koneko-chan, in order to win even more affection from them both.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hitoshi-san, who literally has blue hair. Raku-chan's hair is bright green in the opening and vomit green in the series itself.
  • You Meddling Kids: The rapist says a variation of this after Koneko-chan and Raku-chan save Hitoshi-san from him.
    Kidnapper: "I would have had my way with him if not for those meddling kodomos!"

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