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Combine a state-of-the-art combat android with the brain of a stray cat, wrap it all in the appearance of an enthusiastic teenage girl, and what do you get? Nuku-Nuku, aka Atsuko Natsume, "daughter" of engineer/roboticist/high school teacher Kyousuke Natsume and "sister" of ten-year-old Ryuunosuke Natsume. Busty, bouncy and absolutely innocent in the way a kitten is, Nuku-Nuku is also a powerful combat cyborg who is fiercely protective of her family and friends. Since her "father" is the estranged husband of the CEO of Mishima Heavy Industries, Japan's number one military contractor, and she herself is a stolen prototype he created, that means she sees a lot of action. From a pair of trigger-happy goonettes to a psychotic android that wants to steal her body to the task of trying to reunite Kyousuke and his wife so her little brother is happy, Nuku-Nuku approaches every challenge with a smile, a laugh, and a grip that can bend steel I-beams.

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Combine a state-of-the-art combat android with the brain of a stray cat, wrap it all in the appearance of an enthusiastic teenage girl, and what do you get? Nuku-Nuku, aka Atsuko Natsume, "daughter" of engineer/roboticist/high school teacher Kyousuke Kyusaku Natsume and "sister" of ten-year-old Ryuunosuke Ryunosuke Natsume. Busty, bouncy and absolutely innocent in the way a kitten is, Nuku-Nuku is also a powerful combat cyborg who is fiercely protective of her family and friends. Since her "father" is the estranged husband of the CEO of Mishima Heavy Industries, Japan's number one military contractor, and she herself is a stolen prototype he created, that means she sees a lot of action. From a pair of trigger-happy goonettes to a psychotic android that wants to steal her body to the task of trying to reunite Kyousuke Kyusaku and his wife so her little brother is happy, Nuku-Nuku approaches every challenge with a smile, a laugh, and a grip that can bend steel I-beams.



* ''All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash'' / ''Bannou Bunka Nekomusume Dash'' - A twelve-episode OVA series which serves as ''TV'''s antithesis, being a (slightly) DarkerAndEdgier reimagining of the basic premise wherein Nuku Nuku is an [[PhlebotinumRebel escaped Mishima Industries android]] with LaserGuidedAmnesia who battles MHI robots while maintaining a second life as the older sister figure/crush of Ryuunosuke, who in this series is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent as opposed to a child. Generally considered to be the weakest of the three due to its straight-playing of multiple tropes which were, at the time, considered overused, leading to it being labeled a ClicheStorm by critics.

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* ''All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash'' / ''Bannou Bunka Nekomusume Dash'' - A twelve-episode OVA series which serves as ''TV'''s antithesis, being a (slightly) DarkerAndEdgier reimagining of the basic premise wherein Nuku Nuku is an [[PhlebotinumRebel escaped Mishima Industries android]] with LaserGuidedAmnesia who battles MHI robots while maintaining a second life as the older sister figure/crush of Ryuunosuke, Ryunosuke, who in this series is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent as opposed to a child. Generally considered to be the weakest of the three due to its straight-playing of multiple tropes which were, at the time, considered overused, leading to it being labeled a ClicheStorm by critics.



--> '''Nuku Nuku''': No, I'm Natsume Nuku-Nuku! The fruit of Papa-san and Ryuunosuke's love!

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--> '''Nuku Nuku''': No, I'm Natsume Nuku-Nuku! The fruit of Papa-san and Ryuunosuke's Ryunosuke's love!



* EnemyMine: The last episode of the original OVA series has Nuku-Nuku ''and'' Eimi ''and'' Akiko's OfficeLady warriors all team up to go into space and destroy the rogue satellite that will kill Akiko at midnight. The final episode of ''TV'' sees Kyuusaku and Hell Mishima team up to prevent a giant cat-shaped planet from [[ColonyDrop crashing into the Earth]].

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* EnemyMine: The last episode of the original OVA series has Nuku-Nuku ''and'' Eimi ''and'' Akiko's OfficeLady warriors all team up to go into space and destroy the rogue satellite that will kill Akiko at midnight. The final episode of ''TV'' sees Kyuusaku Kyusaku and Hell Mishima team up to prevent a giant cat-shaped planet from [[ColonyDrop crashing into the Earth]].



* HeavySleeper: Kyusaku and Ryuunosuke. Nuku Nuku at some points.

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* HeavySleeper: Kyusaku and Ryuunosuke.Ryunosuke. Nuku Nuku at some points.



* PunchClockVillain: Akiko is downgraded to one of these in ''TV'', as she is seen to still be HappilyMarried to Kyusaku and acting as a doting mother to Ryuunosuke when off the clock. When on the clock, she becomes "Bloody Akiko", completely devoted to fulfilling whatever inane plot her boss has in store that week.

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* PunchClockVillain: Akiko is downgraded to one of these in ''TV'', as she is seen to still be HappilyMarried to Kyusaku and acting as a doting mother to Ryuunosuke Ryunosuke when off the clock. When on the clock, she becomes "Bloody Akiko", completely devoted to fulfilling whatever inane plot her boss has in store that week.



* QuirkyHousehold: The Mishima mansion when Nuku, Kyusaku, and Ryuunosuke go to live there for a short period in the third episode.

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* QuirkyHousehold: The Mishima mansion when Nuku, Kyusaku, and Ryuunosuke Ryunosuke go to live there for a short period in the third episode.



* TheScream: Akiko does this when she realises she has been duped by Kyuusaku into letting him and Ryuunosuke move back in, provided she does all the "motherly duties" like cooking and cleaning - even though that means she has no more time with her son than when they were separated.
* SerialEscalation: Nuku-Nuku's bike rides. At least one series review has referred to them as "BMX-Tours-Are-For-Wimps" rides. The gets to the point where OVA episode 5's plot is kicked off by her having destroyed Ryuunosuke's bicycle during one.

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* TheScream: Akiko does this when she realises she has been duped by Kyuusaku Kyusaku into letting him and Ryuunosuke Ryunosuke move back in, provided she does all the "motherly duties" like cooking and cleaning - even though that means she has no more time with her son than when they were separated.
* SerialEscalation: Nuku-Nuku's bike rides. At least one series review has referred to them as "BMX-Tours-Are-For-Wimps" rides. The gets to the point where OVA episode 5's plot is kicked off by her having destroyed Ryuunosuke's Ryunosuke's bicycle during one.



* TakingTheKids: Kyusaku takes Ryuunosuke with him when he bails on MHI, not wanting Akiko's [[KnightTemplarParent Overprotectiveness]] compromising the boy's childhood.

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* TakingTheKids: Kyusaku takes Ryuunosuke Ryunosuke with him when he bails on MHI, not wanting Akiko's [[KnightTemplarParent Overprotectiveness]] compromising the boy's childhood.



* ActorAllusion: There's a ''lot'' of these for Creator/AkiraKamiya here, thanks to Kyuusaku's re-imagining as a [[LordErrorProne bumbling]] [[JusticeWillPrevail ally of justice]].
* ArtificialRiverbank: Kyousuke goes to one to angst in episode 4, only to be subjected to several of Ryuunosuke's classmates practicing their karaoke.

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* ActorAllusion: There's a ''lot'' of these for Creator/AkiraKamiya here, thanks to Kyuusaku's Kyusaku's re-imagining as a [[LordErrorProne bumbling]] [[JusticeWillPrevail ally of justice]].
* ArtificialRiverbank: Kyousuke goes to one to angst in episode 4, only to be subjected to several of Ryuunosuke's Ryunosuke's classmates practicing their karaoke.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kyuusaku and Akiko met as children at a {{Tokusatsu}} stage show, were together their whole lives, and eventually wound up getting married.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kyuusaku Kyusaku and Akiko met as children at a {{Tokusatsu}} stage show, were together their whole lives, and eventually wound up getting married.



* JusticeWillPrevail: Kyuusaku.

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* JusticeWillPrevail: Kyuusaku.Kyusaku.



** Ryuunosuke refers to his father as "Mr. Kyusaku" and is corrected.

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** Ryuunosuke Ryunosuke refers to his father as "Mr. Kyusaku" and is corrected.



** Nuku-Nuku mispronouncing Chieko's last name wrong each time she see her.

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** Nuku-Nuku mispronouncing Chieko's last family name wrong each time she see sees her.


A light-hearted, comedic miniseries despite its darkish opening and the vast amount of firepower deployed throughout its six episodes, ''All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku'' is a fun romp with one of the more endearing anime heroines of the early 1990s. It's proven popular enough to spawn several AlternateUniverse [[SpinOff Spin Offs]]. The anime franchise as a whole consists of three entries:

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A light-hearted, comedic miniseries despite its darkish opening and the vast amount of firepower deployed throughout its six episodes, ''All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku'' is a fun romp with one of the more endearing anime heroines of the early 1990s. It's proven popular enough to spawn several AlternateUniverse [[SpinOff Spin Offs]].Spin-Offs]]. The anime franchise as a whole consists of three entries:



* TheOjou: Akiko in all incarnations except ''TV''. Said series instead gives this role to RichBitch Chieko.

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* TheOjou: {{Ojou}}: Akiko in all incarnations except ''TV''. Said series instead gives this role to RichBitch Chieko.



* TheSweatDrop: Used in all series, but called attention to [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the TV series when Nuku-Nuku asks Kyusaku why she can do this, but is unable to sweat in the "normal" way.

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* TheSweatDrop: Used in all series, but called attention to [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the TV series when Nuku-Nuku asks Kyusaku why she can do this, but is unable to sweat in the "normal" way.



* BeyondTheImpossible:In ''TV'', Nuku rides her bike so fast that she winds up [[TimeTravel 15 years in the past]] when she finally stops. Not even her MadScientist creator can explain how it works.

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* BeyondTheImpossible:In BeyondTheImpossible: In ''TV'', Nuku rides her bike so fast that she winds up [[TimeTravel 15 years in the past]] when she finally stops. Not even her MadScientist creator can explain how it works.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kyuusaku and Akiko met as children at a {{Tokusatsu}} stage show, were together their whole lives, and eventually wound up getting married.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Kyuusaku and Akiko met as children at a {{Tokusatsu}} stage show, were together their whole lives, and eventually wound up getting married.


* AlertnessBlink

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* AlertnessBlinkActorAllusion: There's a ''lot'' of these for Creator/AkiraKamiya here, thanks to Kyuusaku's re-imagining as a [[LordErrorProne bumbling]] [[JusticeWillPrevail ally of justice]].


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* {{Lolicon}}: Kyusaku is accused of being one, first by Akiko due to having designed Nuku-Nuku as a {{Joshikousei}}, and later by Nuku-Nuku's InstantFanClub due to them misinterpreting his relationship with their "Angel".


* ThemeTwinNaming: Hidariko and Migiko. Their names literally mean "Left Girl" and "Right Girl". The valentine's day episode gives us a second set (who also look like the first, but without moles) named Ueko ("Above Girl") and Shitako ("Below Girl").



* ThemeTwinNaming: Hidariko and Migiko. Their names literally mean "Left Girl" and "Right Girl". The valentine's day episode gives us a second set (who also look like the first, but without moles) named Ueko ("Above Girl") and Shitako ("Below Girl").


* FestivalEpisode: Doubles as a TimeTravel episode.



* FestivalEpisode: Doubles as a TimeTravel episode.


* RobotGirl: Eimi in the OVA, the other NK-series Androids in ''Dash'' aside from Nuku Nuku herself and [[spoiler: Her Sister ReiRei]], who are cyborgs, instead.

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* RobotGirl: Eimi in the OVA, the other NK-series Androids in ''Dash'' aside from Nuku Nuku herself and [[spoiler: Her Sister ReiRei]], her sister Rei Rei]], who are cyborgs, instead.


* TheScream: Akiko does this when she realises she has been duped by Kyousuke into letting him and Ryuunosuke move back in, provided she does all the "motherly duties" like cooking and cleaning - even though that means she has no more time with her son than when they were separated.

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* TheScream: Akiko does this when she realises she has been duped by Kyousuke Kyuusaku into letting him and Ryuunosuke move back in, provided she does all the "motherly duties" like cooking and cleaning - even though that means she has no more time with her son than when they were separated.

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* TheScream: Akiko does this when she realises she has been duped by Kyousuke into letting him and Ryuunosuke move back in, provided she does all the "motherly duties" like cooking and cleaning - even though that means she has no more time with her son than when they were separated.


** Completely averted by all three in ''Dash''. They simply work at the company and none of them are in any way depicted as villainous, though all three do at one poitn cross paths with Nuku Nuku in her alternate identity without ever putting it together that [[ClarkKenting she and the 'androbot' they're trying to find are the same person despite having the exact same body type and hair style as well as hair color.]]

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** Completely averted by all three in ''Dash''. They simply work at the company and none of them are in any way depicted as villainous, though all three do at one poitn point or another cross paths with Nuku Nuku in her alternate identity without ever putting it together that [[ClarkKenting she and the 'androbot' they're trying to find are the same person despite having the exact same body type and hair style as well as hair color.]]]] Hell, Akiko ''lives'' with her!


** Completely averted by all three in ''Dash''. They simply work at the company and none of them are in any way depicted as villainous, though all three do at one poitn cross paths with Nuku Nuku in her alternate identity without ever putting it together that [[ClarkKenting|she and the 'androbot' they're trying to find are the same person despite having the exact same body type and hair style as well as hair color.]]

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** Completely averted by all three in ''Dash''. They simply work at the company and none of them are in any way depicted as villainous, though all three do at one poitn cross paths with Nuku Nuku in her alternate identity without ever putting it together that [[ClarkKenting|she [[ClarkKenting she and the 'androbot' they're trying to find are the same person despite having the exact same body type and hair style as well as hair color.]]

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** Completely averted by all three in ''Dash''. They simply work at the company and none of them are in any way depicted as villainous, though all three do at one poitn cross paths with Nuku Nuku in her alternate identity without ever putting it together that [[ClarkKenting|she and the 'androbot' they're trying to find are the same person despite having the exact same body type and hair style as well as hair color.]]

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** Even more funny... The design she uses and concept that she's describing are for [[AlternateContinuity Nuku Nuku DASH!]]


A light-hearted, comedic miniseries despite its darkish opening and the vast amount of firepower deployed throughout its six episodes, ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku'' is a fun romp with one of the more endearing anime heroines of the early 1990s. It's proven popular enough to spawn several AlternateUniverse [[SpinOff Spin Offs]]. The anime franchise as a whole consists of three entries:

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A light-hearted, comedic miniseries despite its darkish opening and the vast amount of firepower deployed throughout its six episodes, ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku'' ''All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku'' is a fun romp with one of the more endearing anime heroines of the early 1990s. It's proven popular enough to spawn several AlternateUniverse [[SpinOff Spin Offs]]. The anime franchise as a whole consists of three entries:







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