In recent years entertainment media worldwide have been on this “nostalgia boom”, bringing back old series and giving them reboots, sequels and even retcons. I can understand series like Sailor Moon, DBZ, Berserk and Digimon 1st Gen coming back…but has there been an outcry for a Nurse Witch Komugi-chan return? Not that I’m aware of. But here we are, talking about the premiere episode of a Komugi-chan anime reboot. Was it the “Komugirrection” fans hoped for or did it remind me of why I never got into the series the last time I watched it? Let’s find out.
I’ll give 2016 Komugi this much. She doesn’t as annoying as she did in her early OVA run. Oh and in case of newcomers to this blog, Japanese anime CGI doesn’t bother me as much as many other internet anibloggers I know. Basically the musical number was fine.
Sorry but I’m so used to anime protagonists being orphans that seeing one whose parents are both still among the living continues catching me by surprise. Hopefully the show won’t pull a “cerebus syndrome” later and axe them for no good reason.
So we have Komugi, the girl who will rely on her MC powers to get ahead in life as she’s a typical “average person”. Her best friend Kokona is a typical “little miss perfect”.
Ah. I see this show has a resident T.K. Okay. I dig that…yo. Wonder how many animeniacs will get the T.K. reference?
Suddenly shooting stars in the daylight…
This must be the reverse trap I read about in the plot summary. She pulls off the pretty boy look far better than Goober-ner Double H at least. Her magical girl form’s nice but I need to see more of her in that form to decide whether she induces raging otaku boners or not. Maybe she’ll get shipped with Komugi based on the few tidbits I noticed? Too soon to tell.
I demand a beach episode featuring this teacher. I want to envy then drool over her glorious six pack.
I like Kokona’s manly chauffeur.
Usa-P, an amusing mascot character.
I was reminded of Wake-Up! Girls and Locodol watching this segment. That’s a good thing for me.
And this reminded me of Milky Holmes, though I’m sure to diehards’ dismay it was the third season.
I see blurring of roaches remains a gag in certain anime with female leads.
A camera monster is the first opponent. Right on.
I liked the narrator’s explanation that the Nurse Witch henshin took exactly 0.02 seconds in real time as if to give a reason for why villains never attack during one outside of parody…even though this show has kind of been a parody so far.
Since the camera monster’s power is to turn stuff into “embarrassing stuff”, is this Yoru no Yatterman gag supposed to mean that anime was embarrassing? I guess I’ll wait till the Blu-Rays come out and see that version to find out.
Anyway the rest of the episode panned out as one would expect.
Overall the show’s premiere accomplished what I had hoped: Not remind me why I disliked the original series of OVAs. In short, it was an alright premiere and I’ll continue covering this show for now.