Mahou Shoujo Chuuka na PaiPai! (魔法少女ちゅうかなぱいぱい！), or simply Magical Girl Chukana PaiPai, is the 9th instalment of a toku comedy series called Toei Fushigi Comedy. It was released in 1989 and it’s very much rooted in Japanese sensibilities and archetypes of comedy. Translation: I didn’t find it funny. I chuckled at the absurdity of certain things but I’m pretty sure that was not the desired effect.
The titular PaiPai, played by prolific AV star Natsuki Ozawa, is a runaway bride from the Chinese Demon World and her husband-to-be King Gomoku. Her acting isn’t the greatest but, then again, that may be the material she’s working with.
She is pursued by two of the most incompetent goons I’ve ever seen, but are notable due to one of them being played by Hidezaku Nagae aka Greatest Carpenter Oyazaku in Kamen Rider Zero-One! They’re proper bumbling jobbers in the same vein as Horace and Jasper from 101 Dalmatians or Fester, Hammer, and Marcus from 3 Ninjas.
Speaking of 3 Ninjas, just look at Rocky, Colt, and Tum-Tum, here. These three scamps are sons of an Indiana Jones-esque adventurer who is abandoning them to their old hag aunt unless they can find a stand-in mom themselves. Enter PaiPai, who has no investment in their safety and immediately abandons them to their aunt.
PaiPai later uses them as bait for the goons to chase and, frankly, she’s just not a good person so maybe King Gomoku had a lucky escape. She transforms in front of the old hag aunt and almost kills the goons. She’s stupidly powerful and would have probably killed the goons if she wasn’t trying to live in the human world rent-free.
This is a pretty nuts show that’s not very good and I’m definitely not the demographic for it but maybe this will appeal to someone out there so check out it.
You can now find Magical Girl Chuknana PaiPai, as well as many other tokusatsu shows, on the Toei Tokusatsu World Official YouTube channel to watch for free with English subtitles.
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