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All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku 

Bannô bunka nekomusume TV (original title)
Nuku Nuku is a cat-girl alien where her adventures focus primary on her high school and to save the world from Mishima Industries.

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Series cast summary:
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Atsuko 'Nuku Nuku' Natsume 14 episodes, 1998
Kazue Ikura ...  Ryunosuke Natsume 14 episodes, 1998
Akira Kamiya ...  Kyusaku Natsume / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Saeko Shimazu ...  Akiko Natsume / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Akiko Hiramatsu ...  Hidariko / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Aya Hisakawa ...  Arisa Sono / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Michiko Neya Michiko Neya ...  Futaba Kaibara 14 episodes, 1998
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ...  Eiichi Ikenami 14 episodes, 1998
Atsushi Kisaichi Atsushi Kisaichi ...  Rintaro Shimazaki 14 episodes, 1998
Wakana Yamazaki Wakana Yamazaki ...  Chieko Shirakaba 14 episodes, 1998
Eriko Kawasaki Eriko Kawasaki ...  Migiko / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Sachiko Sugawara Sachiko Sugawara ...  Maho / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Ken'yû Horiuchi Ken'yû Horiuchi ...  Dr. Kyouka Oh-Izumi / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Kenichi Ono Kenichi Ono ...  Mr. Yamagata 14 episodes, 1998
Ken Narita Ken Narita ...  Hell Mishima / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Chinami Nishimura Chinami Nishimura ...  Noriko Ishiyama / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Yuri Amano ...  Momoko Ishiyama 14 episodes, 1998
Allison Keith ...  Atsuko 'Nuku Nuku' Natsume 14 episodes, 1998
Kira Vincent-Davis ...  Ryunosuke Natsume 14 episodes, 1998
Ted Hathaway Ted Hathaway ...  Kyusaku Natsume / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Kelly Manison ...  Akiko Natsume / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Tiffany Grant ...  Kyouko Ariyoshi / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Kaytha Coker ...  Arisa Sono / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Shelley Calene-Black ...  Futaba Kaibara 14 episodes, 1998
Chris Patton ...  Eiichi Ikenami 14 episodes, 1998
Ben Pronsky ...  Rintaro Shimazaki 14 episodes, 1998
Jessica Boone ...  Chieko Shirakaba 14 episodes, 1998
Monica Rial ...  Hidariko / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Luci Christian ...  Momoko Ishiyama / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Todd Postlethwaite Todd Postlethwaite ...  Dr. Kyouka Oh-Izumi / ... 14 episodes, 1998
John Swasey ...  Mr. Yamagata 14 episodes, 1998
Vic Mignogna ...  Hell Mishima / ... 14 episodes, 1998
Hilary Haag ...  Noriko Ishiyama 14 episodes, 1998
Taylor Hannah Taylor Hannah ...  Miho 14 episodes, 1998
Elizabeth Bannor Elizabeth Bannor ...  Shiho 14 episodes, 1998
Rozie Curtis Rozie Curtis ...  Maho 14 episodes, 1998


Nuku Nuku is a cat-girl alien where her adventures focus primary on her high school and to save the world from Mishima Industries.

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Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

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(14 episodes)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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not quite as good as OVA version
26 July 2004 | by gjhongSee all my reviews

Nuku Nuku TV retells the story of our favourite cat-brain androbot from the direct-to-video 6-part series. They make a joke of this in the opening sequence where Ryu is holding onto the tapes from the OVA series. As before Nuku Nuku is an android with the brain of a cat which means she has trouble adapting to human society. The show is a high-school comedy but seems aimed a younger audience so older fans from before will be disappointed. I have seen all TV episodes and it is not quite as good as the OVA version.

Being a TV show the budget is less so the quality of the pictures is a little inferior to the original series. One plus is the music. I have the soundtrack CD and there are lots of catchy tunes from the show on it. It seems like everyone gets a song to sing not just the lead Megume Hayashibara. The stories are generally about monsters of the week created by Mishima Industries. In this series the head of Mishima is actively trying to cause trouble which is the reason why Mr. Kyusaku created Nuku Nuku. As before the son Ryunusuke is overly mature to make up for the crazy antics of his mother Miss Akiko and his father Mr. Kyusaku. This series is definitely worth a rental if you liked the original series but I would rate it "B" and the first series "A".

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