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  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: 2 - Japan
  • Released By: Starchild/King Records
  • MSRP: 4,800�
  • Running time: 75
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Nuku Nuku, All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl

Bannou Bunka Nekomusume

    May 01, 1999
Release Date: May 01, 1999

What They Say
The 1st installment from Cat Girl Nuku Nuku series is out on DVD! The show is one of the first original series made exclusively for video. Contains 3 episodes from the first season.

The Review!
"Bannou Bunka Nekomusume" a.k.a. "All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl, NukuNuku" has always been one of the more memorable series for me. The story is not particularly cohesive. It's not as wacky as something like Urusei Yatsura, but it is wacky enough. The thing that really gets me is the main character, NukuNuku, an android/cyborg with a cat's brain. Not only is her voice done by my all-time favorite voice actress, Hayashibara, Megumi, but she has that never-so-serious mind I love. OAV series is also well animated.
Actually, certain episodes are much better animated than others, such as 4 and 5. Admittedly, her proportion on episode 5 isn't quite right at times if you get my meaning.

As with my other reviews, I won't say much about the story details because they are easily found elsewhere on the web. Instead, I'll try to describe the actual DVDs.

NukuNuku DVDs come in jewel cases. They're definitely better made than the standard CD jewel cases and in my opinion, better made than most larger DVD cases, but I'm sure some people will prefer to have the larger keep-case. DVD has very cute, but simple menu and no special features. Video quality isn't as good as I'd like. I can see some compression artifacts, but it's not too bad. I prefer my LDs, but not by much. I only have episodes 4 and 5 on LD. Colors are better on the DVD, probably because of technical limitation of LD and its composite video format.

ADVision has the rights to this series, but from what I'm seeing, I'm not willing to wait for their DVD release. For less than 100 dollars, this isn't a bad deal at all.

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Review Equipment
Pioneer Elite DVL-91, AVS Crystal Image Video Scaler, Davis DL-450 DLP projector, Audio Research LS-15 preamp, two Bryston 3B-STs, Marchand XM-1 electronic crossovers, and modified Magnepan MG1.6.


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