It doesn't get the full 5-star treatment because it is kind of short, (three episodes instead of four) but these are some of the best of the TV series. First, you have Shirabaka...I mean Shirakaba, challenging Nuku Nuku to a race during "Sports Day." The competition, in the grand tradition of the series, ends up involving two more bizarre mechas and a bunch of references to classic Anime series like Giant Robo and Ranma 1/2. Next, you have Ryunosuke running afoul of a Mishima experiment in energy drinks that scrambles his DNA with hilarious results. Then finally, Nuku Nuku thinks she has been abandoned on Oshogatsu, the Japanese New Year and the most family-oriented day of the year.
The first episode is a typical NNTV laugh riot. However, the other two episodes are really sweet and sentimental without being sappy. NNTV is a series with a lot of heart behind its madcap satire. I don't know WHY ADV Films rated this series "12+" because really, this is a family series...kidvid...in Japanese TV terms. About as offensive as Pokemon.
The transfer is great, although like the rest of the NNTV DVDs there are no special added goodies. I could quibble with a few of the subtitling decisions, and I haven't heard the dub yet on any of them. Die hard sub camp Otaku, sorry.
The next DVD is great too. Keep an eye out for it.