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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 (and earlier, if you check the tags in the first video) 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 at some point in its inception.


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 contrast to Tsuki Desu, Large Bagel, Acedemy Sugoi Seiun, 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 kidnapper.
  • 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. Literally, ripped straight from a gameplay video, not even clean audio or anything, given that it includes the applause and announcer from the game. "YOU'RE NOT AN ORDINARY FELLA"
  • 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.
  • Artistic License – Biology: The squirrel that bites Raku-chan has fangs like a vampire. Also, rabies isn't just a sickness that you get progressively weaker from. Either way it works out in the show's favor, since Raku isn't actually sick with rabies— she's possessed by a Bakeneko.
  • 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 kidnapper.
  • Big "NO!": "NOOOOOOOOO! Don't take me away to your secret place."
  • Bland-Name Product: Koneko-chan and Hitoshi-san walk past a "Seven" convenience store in episode 6.
  • 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.
    • Happens in the last episode too. See No Name Given below.
  • 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!"
  • Catchphrase: 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 begins 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.
  • Cheeky Mouth: Hitoshi-san in the opening. He also sort of has a regular mouth. It's a little creepy.
  • 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.
    • And in episode 5, Koneko is wearing the pink underwear from episode 2.
  • Corpsing: Hitoshi several times in his rendition of Hips Don't Lie.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Hitoshi and Bokutachi are actually voiced by females, albeit altered to sound more masculine.
  • 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.
    • And now Episode 9.
    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.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The ending theme is sung by Raku-chan's voice actor, and seems to be from her perspective. Likewise, the final ending theme is done by Koneko-chan in Raku's place.
  • Drama Bomb Finale: Yep. Hitoshi gets together with his kidnapper, and Raku-chan straight up dies at the end. Note that the former causes the latter.
  • 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 with the sucker in episode 5.
  • Evolving Credits: In the sense that it only evolved after the series ended. The credits image updates to cross out Raku after she dies, which is about the only big change that happens.
  • 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.
      • Ditto his pink mankini in the extra deleted episode released after the original series ended.
    • 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...
    • One of Raku-chan's panty shots in episode 6 is this is the regular sense, seeing as it comes off the heels of her suffering side effects from rabies.
  • 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 Jerkass (even if it's unintentional).
  • Foreshadowing: Hitoshi-san's repeated daydreams about his kidnapper 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.
  • 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 kidnapper, 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 kidnapper, post-kidnapping.
  • 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 kidnapper.
  • Impairment Shot: Raku-chan in episode 6.
  • I Remember It Like It Was Yesterday: Used in episode 5.
  • 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 from "rabies" on Facebook.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Hitoshi-san apparently, considering a random guy is 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-san begins fantasizing about his kidnapper after the attack, and has erotic dreams about him twice on screen. Bonus points in that he is wearing invokedleather pants in the daydreams.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: The finale ends with Raku confessing to Hitoshi, only to find out he's dating Kidnapper-san/Bokutachi-san. 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 make up most of what the main characters eat in screen, other than the punch in the Christmas Special.
    • Episode 2 begins with Hitoshi-san sitting down to his favorite breakfast: Pocky and Ramune
  • 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.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight:
    • The eponymous Neko Sugar Girls themselves are apparently nothing out of the ordinary for this world, even though most of the people seen in the series don't have cat ears or tails like them. Nobody really comments on it either.
    • Hitoshi barely even questions Raku turning into a cat again in episode 9, even greeting her normally when he runs into her.
  • 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 kidnapper 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!

Alternative Title(s): Neko Sugar Girls


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