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Amazing Nurse Nanako
Reviewer: Rowena Lim Lei 01/29/2003

Synopsis:
Nanako is a an inept apprentice nurse to the brilliant young Dr. Kouji. Now for some reason, Nanako is always being targeted by various elements... which makes Nanako wonder if she has done anything wrong. But there are certain secrets to Nanako's past that only Dr. Kouji and his family know about...

Review:
Despite being only six episodes long, I had a really difficult time finishing Amazing Nurse Nanako. First of all, the plot is pretty diffused for the first half of the series. We have this amazingly incompetent and idiotic nurse named Nanako who runs around with boobs jiggling and panties showing, screwing up things and creating a ruckus wherever she goes. She's not even cute for goodness' sake. You only start to get some semblance of a coherent plot by the last half of the fourth episode, and it was only then that I developed some degree of interest in what was happening.

Apparently, there's something special about Nanako that makes certain parties want to either possess her or kill her. You eventually find out that Nanako has had a rather meaningful history with Dr. Kouji's family since his grandfather's days. To elaborate any more would be to ruin the one and only intriguing twist of this whole series, but given this I found a lot of conflicts with Nanako's characterization.

The art and animation are quite good, albeit I was not fond of the character designs. Female bodily proportions are ridiculous. Breasts are drawn in such a way that they resemble small papayas hanging down from the womens' chests, and the ridiculous needle-thin waistlines highlight this even more. Majority of screening time is devoted to Nanako's breasts bouncing in every possible direction, something which I found very annoying -- and I'm normally very tolerant of fan service.

Amazing Nurse Nanako is anything but amazing. Nanako doesn't even do anything significantly nurse-like in the series, because for most part she is dressed in a maid costume doing domestic chores like cooking, washing, and cleaning. There's also always a reason to strip her naked or make her wear really skimpy clothing. It's not a bad series per se, but it's something I'd never recommend.

Miscellanies:
The DVD boxed set includes a special strip-tease cover and a limited edition "Nanako's Secret Collection" catalog.

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Review Title:
Amazing Nurse Nanako
Alternative Titles:
Nanako Kaitai Shinsho
Type:
OVA
Episodes:
6
Duration:
150 Minutes
General Rating:
2 out of 5 stars
Aired:
1999-2000
Suitable For:
Young Adults
Genres:
Comedy, Mecha, Military
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