World of Narue: Disc 1

By Shamus
on May 28, 2006
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Anime

This is the first anime comedy I’ve seen in a long time that is genuinely funny. Episode 3 actually didn’t feel like the standard anime comedy – it felt more like an American sitcom, only the jokes were good.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one already…


Hello? Computer?

Now where have I seen THAT gag before?

The mahou shojou show they watch a little later is hilarious as well.

Also, for those of you who watch sub-only, take a minute to watch the scene in the movie theater in English. They didn’t translate the dialog for the movie playing in the background. Instead, they did something totally different and the result was pretty humorous. Full credit to the voice actor who pulled off that voice.

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  1. “World of Narue” ended up being like cotton candy for me: it tasted sweet, but there wasn’t any substance to it. The leads were really rather, how to put this: “undifferentiated”, maybe. Undistinctive. The most interesting characters, in fact, were supporting characters: Kanaka, Hajime, and Haruna.

    I’ve been thinking about what I should say in a review of the series, and my problem is that I can’t really come up with anything.

    (And though that scene of Narue trying to speak to the mouse is funny, it doesn’t end up actually making any sense, though I don’t really want to say why because it requires revealing spoilers.)

  2. The Defenestrator says:

    I just got this disc through Netflix, and I’m glad that I read this before I sent it back in. I really like the series so far, and not just because it’s funny. Narue is really sweet, just the thing to scrub the Minmei out of my brain.

    I just watched the movie theater scene in English on your advice, and it really wasn’t what I was expecting. I feel a bit disappointed in myself sometimes for only watching subs, because while I’m usually annoyed by the English actors for some reason, every so often they put in something so funny or awesome it blows me away.

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