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The irresistible appeal of Narumi Nakuru

November 2, 2011

Rather enjoyed last season’s “Mayo Chiki!”, the anime based on the light novel series written by Asano Hajime and illustrated by Kikuchi Seiji. While it turned out to be a typical harem comedy revolving around multiple girls all smitten on Kinjirou, it nonetheless offered good laughs.

Although briefly introduced in the first episode, felt that the character Narumi Nakuru had too little screen time and in the few scenes she was featured in, her character was mostly used for slapstick comedy. A real shame.


Was quite taken in by Nakuru’s cute character design, the mix of shapely curves, nekomimi, megane and a slightly perverted personality amounted to a combo I simply could not resist.

Thus, the final episode of “まよチキ!” centered on her was a real treat. Nakuru acting all dere dere, especially in the final scenes with her glasses off… was soon on the verge of death due to extreme blood loss after an unstoppable explosive nosebleed!


Leaving the poor girl to live with such doubt, uncertainty, longing… I simply cannot! As weakling Kinjirou clearly cannot stomach it, I shall be there for you and go out on dates with you Nakuru! I shall compliment your cat ear accessory, hold your hand, eat your hand made bento, listen to your worries, accept your BL fetish, stare at you with lusting eyes and fondle your…

Anyway, all silliness aside, it was great to get such an episode focusing on an otherwise underused character. Leaves me to wonder if “Mayo Chiki!” couldn’t have been a better, more solid show overall if they’d kept it more realistic, with less over the top comedy but instead have it be more character driven.

As it is, will always have this extra episode to remember Nakuru’s moe appeal.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2011 7:33 pm

    That happens to me a lot, the character design/type that I find most appealing in the harem kind of gets short-changed on the screen time or winds up being the least popular character as far as fan created art goes.

  2. November 3, 2011 10:37 pm

    @super rats
    That does sting when it happens, no? Perhaps our tastes are too specific… or maybe it’s the mix of traits and elements that make those characters stand out to us more than the usual stereotypes, who knows?

  3. November 4, 2011 12:36 pm

    It’s interesting to see a fellow who also had a slightly crush on Nakuru ^_^

    I liked her characterdesign a lot, the tanned skintone, the blonde hair, the curves, the blue eyes, the glasses and the animal ears. Quite a few people disliked her character, but oh well I have an affection for pretty weirdo girls 😀

    I also think that she deserved more screentime, albeit it was nice to had a whole episode with her in the end.

  4. November 4, 2011 6:56 pm

    Possibly many people started disliking her because she was portrayed rather horribly, as some obsessed nutcase, I bet if everyone saw this thirteenth episode first where they show her dere dere side they’d all love her.

  5. November 10, 2011 1:16 am

    I saw the light novel on sale during my trip in HK and was moderately intrigued by their promotional posters, I am still not fully familiar with the series but the cover girl was drawn in a style that closely matches my preferred style of art. I have heard the talk about Mayo Chiki! but had no idea it was actually until recently that light novel series that I was mildly interested in… again based solely on the cover girl. I might eventually give this a shot though.

  6. November 10, 2011 8:51 am

    I am actually curious about the light novel to see how it stacks up against this adaptation as it might be better.

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