Web Animation: Tsuki Desu
Long ago in ancient times, there were cool forces that raged explosive ninja battles for the throne. But there was one group that decided to rise up, and enter victory for which the other groups could not partake! It was a beautiful display of power and beauty and strength. However, another group decided to stand up to this apocalyptic world with elegant samurai! And thus, today's world was born. But that isn't what this story is about. This story is about a girl in modern-day Tokyo night.Tsuki Desu
is a YouTube
and Nico Nico hosted Fanime
series by Anthony W.H., started in the Spring of 2012. Najika Tsuki
attends the night school Sugoi Gakuen Academy School in modern-day Tokyo, living a seemingly normal life (albeit with no friends
). She pines after Student Council President
, Yukari Bueno, spends her free time with cats, and laments that she definitely has no friends. But that all changes when New Transfer Student
Chitose Miyamoto shows up one day, and he seems to want to be Najika's friend....!
This is the second series released by master fanime creator Anthony, who already released a fanime of similar QUALITY, known as Quest Of Laizen
Current episodes you can watch on the creator's channel
, or on English Nico Nico
for commenting enjoyment.
Tropes that ''Tsuki Desu" provides an example of:
- Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: Sakooruh and Cheetoes are good examples. Though Chitose, when Yukari pronounces it right, Chitose specifically asks him to call him Cheetos. More of an In-Series Nickname.
- Adorkable: Najika, at times.
- All Just a Dream: The special.
- Amazing Technicolor Battlefield
- Anime Hair: Principal Daisuke...looks like he has a giant green mustache on his head.
- Anime Theme Song: The intro "Drivin' Through The Night" from Ikki Tousen, and the ending theme "Tokimeki no Doukasen" from Fushigi Yuugi.
- Big Bad: Daisuke.
- Bilingual Bonus: Najika works for one episode at Hazukashi Diner. Hazukashi means I'm embarassed.
- Bi the Way: Sakura definitely crushes on Kurokana Kobo at first, and later feels something far stronger for Najika.
- Canon Welding: The last few episodes heavily imply Quest Of Laizen took place in this verse's past.
- Captain Ersatz: Anyone who is familiar with the *ahem* popular fanime Yin Yang will see quite a few similarities between the two.
- Episode 5 gives us Bunny and Kitten, who are unmistakable copies of Jessie and James from Pokémon
- Cerebus Syndrome: The plot becomes far more intense after Najika goes back in time. Made all the more obvious because the Eye Catches that referenced previous fanime vanish right around then.
- Corpsing: Listen to the way Najika says SUH-KER-UHH's name in the Christmas special. You can tell she's trying not to laugh.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Count how many times "Tsuki Desu" is mentioned in the first episode, or how many times Najika muses on her lack of friends.
- Deuteragonist: Yukari, with Chitose as the Tritagonist. The same applies to their ancestors in Feudal Japan after they replace them in story role, with King Yukari playing Supporting Leader with Cheetos as his Knight in Shining Armor Number Two.
- The Dragon: Kureno.
- Even the Guys Want Him: The school bullies' reaction to Cheetos
- Evil vs. Evil: Though Daisuke's faction is the most focused on.
- Friend to All Living Things: Najika spends her free time with the local cats
- Gratuitous Japanese: all over the place
- Halfway Plot Switch: When Najika travels back in time, the story drops most of the supernatural aspects and becomes a story more explicitly about feudal Japan. Major characters Chitose and Yukari are Put on a Bus and replaced by their Identical Ancestors.
- Heel-Face Turn: Chitose claims to have made one before the series began, having formerly belonged to a group trying to acquire Najika's heart. This isn't brought up much at all after its being mentioned.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Chitose and Yukari, after Najika leaves them behind when going to the past.
- Hidden Depths: Sakura, of all people It turns out she is an alien from the moon, who forgot her own origins. Her love for Najika causes her to fight for her sake.
- Identical Grandson: Yukari and Chitose have counterparts who are physically indistinguishable from the present counterparts, who take over their descendants' major character status. Yukari and his ancestor have a few more differences in personality than Chitose and his counterpart. Interestingly, Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest is mostly averted, though that isn't to say there's a complete lack of Ship Tease.
- Identical Stranger: A little girl named Nagika appears in The Stinger of the finale, with no indication of any connection to the similarly-named heroine.
- Informed Ability: Apparently within hours of transferring to SGAS, Cheetos became "the most popular boy in school"
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Najika loves to play with cats instead of going home, because "her stepmother is a baka-idiot."
- Kuudere: Yukari
- Large Ham: Cheetos and Daisuke are probably the biggest offenders, though special mention goes to the likes of Kureno, Shu, and Sakura.
- Najika flip-flops between being hammy and being a Dull Surprise. Given the nature of this show, it's pretty obviously done on purpose.
- Love Triangle: One that can be seen coming from miles away
- Lost Forever: The comments on English Nico Nico. Shame, as they were supposedly hilarious.
- MacGuffin: Najika's heart, the Tsuki Desu.
- Maid Cafe: Najika visits and works at one briefly, called Hazukashi Diner
- Meaningful Name: Najika Tsuki - Rainbow Moon
- Mind Screw: A brief moment in Episode 1, when Najika has what can only be described as a bad trip while she stares at the school bullies.
- Moon Rabbit
- Nice Guy: Chitose never really does anything mean. In fact, despite being a Succubus, there's no indication that he's bringing any harm to Najika via their relationship.
- Off Model: If there even is a model to be off of. Najika and Yukari get the brunt of this.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Yukari was brought back to life via magic, and can remove his body parts at will and use his bones as projectiles. Being a zombie doesn't seem to affect much besides his voice acting, though.
- Out of Focus: Episode 5 is the only time Sakura does much of anything.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Najika towards Chitose and Yukari
- Valley Girl: Sakura
- Poorly Disguised Sequel Hook: According to Word of God, the special's Gainax Ending with previously unseen characters was meant to be this for a second season of Quest Of Laizen, an idea that is presently shelved...
- Ret Gone: Cheetos, by the end of episode 2
- The Reveal: Yukari is a Zombie, demonstrated by his foot-removing technique in episode 2.
- As of episode 3, Cheetos is apparently a succubus.
- Shrinking Violet: Najika has shades of this
- Stylistic Suck
- Something Completely Different: Episode 5, which focuses on Sakura
- Took a Level in Badass: Sakura in episode 5, Najika subtly throughout the second half of the series.
- Troubled, but Cute: Both Yukari and Cheetos
- Wham Episode: 7. Just try watching without feeling all those feels.