Aioi and her friends are high schoolers. Nano is a robot created by a child genius and Sakomoto is a talking cat. Ordinary anything is a stretch for this show, but there’s plenty of humor. And pranks. Lots of pranks.
This is primarily slap stick. A lot of punches thrown, people flying into the air and even people getting shot or blown up. Always while retaining no damage.
Aside from the average sh-t and d-mns, not much in this category.
Not much here either except for some suggestive, um, “art.” One character is an aspiring manga artist and some of the things she draws are quite… scandalous. They’re all images of guys and although no details are shown, it’s still a bit… much. Thus the YA rating.
Nothing serious here (or anywhere else in the show, really). There is one scene where the girls are at a shrine and pray. But the whole scene is played as a gag, as are references to Buddha and such.
This show is quite possibly the most hilarious show I’ve ever seen. It has the timing of Azumanga Daioh and the absurdity of Pani Poni Dash. Which makes for one epic show.
The animation is a bit simple, but perfect for the subject matter. Not to mention the expressions for the gags are animated perfectly, which is the important part for comedy shows like this. The music is overly upbeat, another good match for the show and the voices are well chosen.
And although around ninety percent of this show is pure gag central, there are a few short, but very sweet, scenes with a serious point or two. These focus largely on Nano’s acceptance of what she is and Chiyo’s “rejection.” They actually brought tears to my eyes, something few shows have been able to do.
Overall, if you love Japanese comedies, this show is a surefire winner. But be warned. If you struggle with the randomness of comedy anime, this might be a bit strong. Not every anime fan can swallow a scene where an old man wrestles a deer on school grounds. In a bullet proof vest. During school hours.
Personal Rating: Young adult
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Comedy, slice of life, fantasy
Legal streaming: Crunchyroll