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Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls
From Left to Right: Raku-chan, Koneko-chan and Hitoshi-san
Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls
series, which has gained a certain amount of infamy in some circles
just for existing
. The show chronicles the lives of
Raku-chan, her best friend Koneko-chan, and the object of her desire, the
Hitoshi-san. Animated in
and supposedly voice acted by Japanese forum members, it's a confusing mishmash of
Japanese Media Tropes
. Most episodes are but a few minutes long (including the theme songs), leaving little room for
By around the third episode it becomes apparent that
Nyan~ Neko Sugar Girls
is probably a
culture, and many viewers consider the creators to be
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
, and several episodes have also been uploaded to
Nico Nico Douga
fun. If you don't feel like you can face it alone, there is a
of the series
. The creator has a
Compare and contrasts to
Tokyo Crystal Mew
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: Admit it. You enjoyed seeing Raku-chan get bit by the squirrel (At least, until she began screaming.). Additionally, Raku-chan falling flat on her face in episode 6. Angrish: Raku-chan, when she is bitten by the squirrel. Animation Bump: The sixth episode. The final episode as well. The animation and art for the scene in the park take it even further, featuring 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) Attempted Rape: Hitoshi-san in the 2nd and 3rd episodes. Beach Episode: Episode 8. 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." Bishie Sparkle: Hitoshi-san. Bishōnen and Bishoujo: The main characters, supposedly. It's easier to accept if you consider the character art in the opening. Blatant Lies: The characters and the creators insist that they are actually Japanese. Blinding Bangs: Hitoshi-san's assailant. 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. Camp Gay: Hitoshi-san's attempted rapist. 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 Of course to the audience, most of this 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. will be hilarious. Cheeky Mouth Christmas Episode: Or, rather, a "Kurisumasu" Episode. Character Song: Histoshi's is apparently Hips Don't Lie. Cliffhanger: Many of the episodes end this way. Continuity Nod: In episode 4 Raku is wearing the white underwear she bought in episode 2. Corpsing: Hitoshi several times in his rendition of . Hips Don't Lie Death by Despair: Raku-chan dies of a broken kokoro in the finale Deliberately Monochrome: Used in episode 7 to flashback to the Squirrel Biting incident. Demonic Possession: In episode 9, it is revealed that rather than actually having rabies, Raku-chan is has instead been possessed by a bakeneko Department of Redundancy Department: Episode 5. Hitoshi-san: Don't worry Raku-chan, you're not alone and you'll never be alone. We're always here for you. Hitoshi-san: I'm sorry Koneko-chan. I just wanted something to take my mind off of Raku-chan's pain. Her pain... It pains me to think about that pain. Draco in Leather Pants: In-universe example; Hitoshi-san begins fantasizing about his attempted rapist after the attack. Bonus points in that the rapist is wearing leather pants in the daydreams. Dull Surprise: Koneko-chan isn't the most emotive of characters. Hitoshi-san has a really blatant one in episode 6. Dumb Blonde / The Ditz: Raku-chan, when she isn't acting like a child. Erotic Eating: The nurse/Vet-sama in episode 5. 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?" 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!
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 Hypocrite: Quoth a comment on Episode Nine: 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. 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
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. Limited Wardrobe Love Confession: Raku-chan decides to confess her feelings to Hitoshi-san in the finale. It does not end well Luminescent Blush: Also used liberally. Miko: Vet-sama turns out to be one. Mind Screw: The whole series could count. Minor Injury Overreaction: Raku-chan in the fourth episode, upon being bitten by a squirrel. She screams for 40 seconds. Male Gaze: When Raku-chan and Hitoshi-san first meet, it looks like Hitoshi-san is looking down at her breasts. Marshmallow Hell: Raku-chan to her squirrel friend in episode 4. Also what prompts it to bite her. Raku-chan: I hope you and...? Hitoshi-san: Oh, his name is Bokutachi-san. Koneko-chan: Oh, I thought his name was Geoff. All: [Record skip sound as they stare at the camera] Bokutachi-san: Where'd you get Geoff from? Moment Killer: In episode 5 Raku seems about to tell Hitoshi her feelings, but then Koneko interrupts with Mochi Icecream and Green Tea. MST: The series by Let's Watch! Failsafe Productions. Naughty Nurse Outfit: Vet-sama. New Powers as the Plot Demands: Vet-sama being a Miko comes completely out of left field, and conveniently allows her to help cure Raku-chan. No Name Given: The kidnapper (until the final episode), so the MST series decided to call him Geoff. Nose Bleed: Raku-chan's reaction upon meeting Hitoshi-san. "Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization: Apparently. Ocular Gushers: Whenever Raku-chan cries. Off Model: DAMN. Older Than They Look: Raku-chan seems like a teenager, probably one who's recently moved out considering she rooms with Koneko-chan, but the finale shows she's a college graduate. One-Woman Wail: The "spell" Vet-sama performs. And it is hilarious. Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: The voice actors try to use these weird, faux Japanese accents. And fail at them. Overly-Long Gag: Raku-chan being bitten by the squirrel in the fourth episode. Panty Shot: Used throughout the episodes and in the picture for the ending credits. Petting Zoo People: Raku-chan and Koneko-chan. Plot: Thoroughly averted. Poe's Law Puni Plush: The intended art style. Purple Eyes: Raku-chan has them. Real Men Wear Pink: Hitoshi-san's pink swimming trunks in episode 6. Rape as Drama: The second and third episodes. Rape Is Love: Hitoshi-san begins fantasizing about his assailant after the attempted rape. Red Eyes, Take Warning: Hitoshi-san is a counter-example. Series Continuity Error: In episode 5, Raku-chan is clearly wearing just a bra when she begins talking to Koneko-chan on the phone, but after the shot switches to Koneko-chan, she is immediately in her blue shirt. Shopping Montage: "Oh you have such kawaii underwear, nyan!" Shout-Out: Both and Clerks seems to get an inexplicable one in Episode 3. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Shrinking Violet: Raku-chan is so terribly shy that when she first meets Hitoshi-san she gets a brain aneurysm that results in a massive fountain of blood gushing from her nose. Slasher Smile: Hitoshi-san's attempted rapist in episode 3. Slippery Swimsuit: Hitoshi-san loses his pink swim trunks in Episode 8. Sexy Santa Dress: Raku wears one in the Kurisumasu Supesharu. And so does Vet-sama. Of course, Vet-sama's outfit might not count as clothes. Slice of Life: Supposedly. 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. : The finale ends with Sudden Downer Ending 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. Surreal Humor: Yyyyyyyyeah. Sweat Drop: Also used liberally. Transformation Sequence: Several - both Raku turning into a real neko and back to human again and Vet-sama turning into a Miko. That Makes Me Feel Angry: Constantly. Trademark Favorite Food: Mochi Icecream and Green Tea is pretty much the only thing they're shown consuming, other than the punch in the Christmas Special. 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. 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!"
Oh, thats so Sugoi!