This anime is… weird. Or so I thought when I first heard about it. But then I remembered the Japanese commercials that I have seen over the years and suddenly, I got over it. Apparently this anime is about the everyday lives of some zits living on a girl’s face; nothing weird so far, right?
Nyuru Nyuru!! Kakusen-kun tells the story of Nyuruo, a newborn zit living on a girl’s nose. He is an honest zit, his hobby is stamp rallies and his dream is to become a government worker. Nyuruo befriends the other zits and together, they go through their everyday problems like a flood of facial cream or two giant pinching fingers.
One of the zits that Nyuruo befriends is Kakusenpai, an extremely self-confident and carefree zit, but also a little stupid. He was born in the armpit, his hobby is darts, and he dreams of becoming a surfer someday. Oh… and he can’t understand human speech.
Like any other self-respecting anime, the show has a female character as well. Her name is Nyuna, a beautiful and organized zit. I fail to see the beauty in a zit, but that may only mean that I am narrow minded. Anyway, her hobby is yoga and, ironically, her dream is to become someone that earns her daily bread by making her race disappear from the surface of the skin: a make-up artist.
I know it sounds really stupid but hey… a parody should not be otherwise. The show is composed of episodes that are 2 minutes in length, and in it, the characters make fun of Japanese trends and clichés.
What’s really interesting is that the main character is voiced by an 8 year old boy name Yuto Ito, which makes the adult topics and conversations all the more hilarious. Of course, all this information is what I have gathered from others that have watched the anime and understand Japanese. I am not as fortunate, because the show has not yet been given English subtitles, so you don’t have a choice but to watch it in Japanese.
If you are lucky enough to understand Japanese, then I recommend you watch the series just for laughs. 2 minutes of stupidity a day, keeps the boredom away!