Anime Review: Izumi Tsubaki`s “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun” Shoujo Parody (2014)

“Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun” Lead Visual Art

[Writer: Chrissy.C]

From: July 2014 – September 2014.

Story

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Chiyo & Nozaki running in the rain. Animation By: DOGAKOBO (Himouto! Umaru-Chan, Yuru-Yuri)

Chiyo a girl in love with Nozaki finds out Nozaki is actually a popular girls-manga artist. Chiyo finds herself as his apprentice due to his need for her skills to help him complete his manga. Nozaki recruits other members to help him in his work. Nozaki embarks on studies, around looking for reference for his ongoing manga series.

Back-drop & Fine-Points

  • Based on the manga with the same name.
  • The Director Yamazaki Mitsue, worked in (Bleach, Yuri Kuma, and Mawaru Penguindrum.)
  • Script Writer Nakamura Yoshiko penned (From The New World, Bakumatsu Rock and Eight Dogs Of The East.)
  • “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun” contains an ensemble cast “all-star” of voice actors as lead characters. Including the voices of Accelerator, Milla Maxwell, & More.
  • Izumi Tsubaki originally planned on Nozaki`s sister to be the main character and Nozaki as the infrequent appearing mangaka older brother.
Gekkan Shoujo Art By Scya
Full Cast Art By: Takumi Scya

ANIME REVIEW 1-12 EP

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Happy Chiyo. Animation: DogaKobo

PROS

  • Amusing, parodying shoujo animes. This is the unique counterpart that had the break-out success for “Nozaki-Kun”.
  • Animation and coloring job. Vibrant design and cast. Never loses it`s touch.
  • Characters are pleasant. A sweet time with these people.

CONS

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Mikoto playing a Visual Novel. Animation By DogoKobo
  • Barely ever outright break through laughing, just a few chuckles. No jokes make you crazy. It’s all transparent & drawn-out comedy. With a few minor exceptions.
  • Never-takes itself seriously. When it could go somewhere. It instead will play that never-ending joke of “It`s not what you think, haha!”.
  • Useless dramatic build-up, and no following story.
Mikoto As a Girl Art By Mery
Mikoto As A Girl, By Mery
Gekkan Shoujo Art By Mery
Seo and Kashina, Art By: Mery
Tags: Anime, mery (Pixiv2750098), Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Wakamatsu Hirotaka, Hori Masayuki, Mikoshiba Mikoto, Seo Yuzuki
Wakamatsu, Hori, Mikoshiba & Nozaki, Art By: Mery

7.3/10

Tags: Anime, Dogakobo, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Mikoshiba Mikoto, Sakura Chiyo, Nozaki Umetarou, Kashima Yuu
Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun” OFFICIAL Visual.

Final Comments: It is an amusing, lighthearted show. It was a fun thing to watch from here to there. The problem is that it never shows that it can be anything great. There has to be a high-chance of a second season & hopefully then will see improvements.

Watch The Preview Below

Featured Image Source, Art By: Kantoku

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