The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina, Episode 00 is an independent film starring Mikuru Asahina, Yuki Nagato, and Itsuki Koizumi, directed by Haruhi Suzumiya, and narrated by chore boy Kyon.
Mikuru Asahina is a battle waitress from the future. Her job is to protect Itsuki Koizumi, an esper with dormant powers. Yuki Nagato, an evil witch who's also an alien, wants to control Itsuki and use his powers.
This film premiered at the North High School Festival in Nishinomiya City.
This show provides examples of:
- As Himself: Mikuru Asahina, Yuki Nagato, and Itsuki Koizumi play themselves.
- Cherry Blossoms: The final scene between Itsuki and Mikuru has a part where he takes one out of her hair.
- Cliché Storm
- Corpsing: Ms. Tsuruya bursts into laughter in the middle of saying that she trusts Mikuru.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Koi No Mikuru Densetsu.
- Dramatic Wind
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Itsuki attempts to kiss Mikuru while she's passed out after falling into a lake. He is interrupted by Yuki.
- Dull Surprise: When Itsuki first sees Yuki, he pauses, gasps, and plainly asks who she is.
- Ear Worm: Mi mi mirakuru mikurun-run, mi mi mirakuru mikurun-run!
- Episode 0: The Beginning
- Eye Beams: Mikuru's super power.
Mi... mi... MIKURU BEAM!
- Eyecatch: A completely hand-drawn one.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Yuki is seen working with Mikuru in selling electronics at the mall. No explanation for this is given at all.
- Gratuitous English: Come on, let's dance! Come on, let's dance, baby~!
- Human Aliens: Yuki.
- Informed Ability: Mikuru is a time traveler. We never see her in other time periods.
- Jiggle Show
- Lampshade Hanging: By the narrator.
- Lemony Narrator
- Magical Girl: albeit lacking a Transformation Sequence.
- Magic Wand: Yuki's Starring Inferno is supposed to be one.
- Memetic Mutation: MIKURU BEAM!
- Ms. Fanservice: Mikuru.
- Narm: Yuki's henchmen throwing Mikuru into the lake was set up to be dramatic, but as they do so, one of the henchmen falls into the lake with her.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Mikuru the time traveling battle waitress and Yuki the alien witch.
- No Budget
- One-Episode Wonder: Though there is a possibility of a second episode...
- Ordinary High-School Student: Itsuki.
- Panty Shot: Of Mikuru, in the final battle.
- "Pan Up to the Sky" Ending
- Playboy Bunny: Mikuru dresses as one while working at the mall. The narrator wonders why a waitress would wear one, and says it screams "trying too hard".
- Product Placement: Mikuru is seen working at stores in a mall. They are Morimura Produce, Kumai Meat Shop, Suzuki Stationery, Ohmori Electronics and Yamatsuchi Model Shop.
- Psychic Powers: Itsuki is an esper, yet he doesn't realize it.
- Sexy Discretion Shot: As soon as Mikuru starts taking off her Playboy Bunny outfit, the screen turns blue and cuts to Mikuru post-changing. The narrator claims that they don't have the footage and it's useless to ask for it. Later, when Mikuru changes from her waitress outfit and changes, it cuts to her walking down the stairs outside her room.
- So Bad, It's Good
- Special Effect Failure: Everything else freezes as the Starring Inferno's rays are animated.
- Stripperiffic: Mikuru, oh so very much. Her clothes have included a Playboy Bunny suit and a short-skirted waitress dress.
- Talking Animal: Subverted with Yuki's cat. After delivering advice to Yuki, she hits him with the Starring Inferno, and says that that was ventriloquism.
- This Is a Work of Fiction: Over the ending credits.
This story is a work of fiction. All character names, organizations, incidents and any other names, phenomena and such, are fictional as well. It's all made up. Even if it resembles someone, it's probably just a coincidence. Oh, except for the commercials! Shop at Ohmori Electronics and Yamatsuchi Model Shop for great deals. Stop by and buy! Huh, I gotta say it again? This story is a work of fiction. All character names, organizations, incidents and any other names... Hey Kyon! Why do I have to say all this stuff anyway? I mean, it's totally obvious.
- This Is the Part Where...: Unintentionally, the director gives out a stage instruction in the middle of a scene.
Director: This is when you're supposed to faint!
- Transformation Sequence: A lampshaded aversion.
- Trope Overdosed
- A Twinkle in the Sky: Yuki is sent flying into the sky, spinning, after Itsuki blasts her.
- Two Girls and a Guy: Mikuru and Yuki are the two girls, and Itsuki is the guy.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Mikuru places her paycheck in her Playboy Bunny outfit.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Mikuru's eye beams. The ones in the final battle... not so much.
- Yuki's cat talking. The puppetry matched the ventriloquism perfectly.
- Itsuki blasting Yuki into the sky.
- A Wizard Did It
Narrator: Uh, some kind of electromagnetic waves coming out of the so-called Starring Inferno wand has turned Tsuruya and the guys into a trio of mindless puppets.
- Wraparound Background: A rare live action example. There are shots of Mikuru running through the same part of the mall, getting more exhausted by each clip.