Setup: There's an emergency at Mishima Heavy
Industries - in an explosion, a valuable prototype
called SNK-98 has gone astray. Meanwhile, a Mishima
Sky Dog fighter crashes in Nerima ward, and Nuku
Nuku and Ryunosuke, on their way home from school,
are first on the scene. The pilot is a skinny young
girl who begs them to protect her.
a couple of false starts, Kyusaku grasps that Eimi,
as she introduces herself, is the granddaughter of
his old teacher, Professor Yoshikawa. He vows to
help protect her from Akiko with a new device he's
designing, that can restrain any machine. Eimi
seems like a nice girl, and she and Ryunosuke
discuss their family problems, but things get
considerably weird when Eimi persuades them to go
to the public baths with her and announces to Nuku
Nuku 'I want your body'!
that look off your face, it's not like that! *^.^*
What is it like, then? It seems that Nuku Nuku is
not the only android around...
Review and Thoughts: This episode is a lot of
fun, and a good start to the second half of the
OAV. The bath-house scene is certainly a
masterpiece of mildly pervy comedy! Eimi is a
wonderful villain, three-dimensional but still
wacky. Her introduction gives the series a new
lease of energy.
is glorious in this episode, I have to say - great
fun when he's been awake for four days solid. Phase
OIV has my favourite Kyu Moment ever - 'Ah,
sunrise!' (Sorry, you have to see that to
understand it.) Yes, I know I was down on him in
Phase OIII but he's won me over again. And he even
seems to manage to charm Akiko a bit...
tentative friendship between Ryunosuke and Eimi is
especially sweet, and I think it's a bit of a shame
that it's never followed up on, but hey, in a
six-part OAV how much can you do? At one point in
this episode he actually calls her, not by name,
but by the Japanese term for 'big sister.' I loved
don't have a lot else to say about this episode.
Eimi and Nuku Nuku's interaction is always
hilarious, and of course I appreciate the
revelation that Nuku Nuku waxes herself. With
Turtle Wax, I bet.Arisa and Kyoko have almost
nothing to do in this episode, but just you wait
for the next one: it's their finest
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