Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika (Found Anime; 2009)


Abunai Sisters: Koko and Mika
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Status Found
Date found 23 Jul 2016
Found by tabenokoshi

Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika was a series of CGI shorts created in Japan to promote tabloid celebrities Kyoko and Mika Kano, starring the two sisters as secret agents.

Distribution

The show was distributed by Pony Canyon[1] and produced by Production I.G., famous for their work on anime such as Eden of the East, Ghost in The Shell, and FLCL, among many others. Early reception of the shorts was universally negative due to the poor quality of the CGI animation and the writing, which consisted mainly of jokes about the lead characters' large breasts. The Kano sisters were guests at Otakon in 2008, where they announced the anime project.[2][3]

The shorts ran on Japanese satellite network AT-X, but only the first two were ever shown and pulled after only one month on the air. The show was originally dubbed into English, with no Japanese audio track (but subtitled in Japanese.) Ten episodes were produced in total, thus eight episodes were lost.

Findings

The first episode is still available on official platforms such as Nico Nico Douga[4] and Crunchyroll[5], and rips of the second episode exist elsewhere, but the rest of the shorts are now lost. A single DVD of the full show exists, but it is hard to find and expensive due to poor sales.[6] (Despite offering bonuses such as figurines, discounts and shout-outs in the credits to the first 500 people to preorder the DVD,[7] reports say that it only ever sold 265 copies.)[8]

On July 23rd, 2016 the whole series was uploaded onto Nyaa Torrents[9].

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Comments


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Achoo

6 months ago
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I'm sure even if the rest of the episodes are found, nobody will really care. It's the high pitched voices and intro which really pushes my buttons. I can see it's an attempt to reach both Japanese and English-speaking audiences, but they're just so annoying. Anyways, the Kanou sisters (otherwise known as the Abunai Sisters) already have such a terrible reputation. They're the Kardashians of Japan from what I know, so it's no surprise this would (or should) be missing. If it does get found, we could just slap it on a DVD and say it was just one of the most crappiest anime (not even anime because it's CGI) ever made.
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Jerry the Taco

5 months ago
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I think the only reason why people even acknowledges it is because they were made by such a reputable animation studio (Production I.G).

And no, it still is Anime. Anime is anything animated that's produced in Japan. Even if it's traditional animation, digital animation, CGI, and stop motion. Still considered Anime.
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Kobochat

5 months ago
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That's why the one-minute YouTube claymation short "Shitcom" has a MyAnimeList page, lol
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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all 10 episodes showed up on nyaatorrents today.
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De arcade

3 months ago
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you certain right?
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