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Consider the number of mecha in anime. A lot of
them. Most of them look pretty neutral sexually.
Well, Ariel is one exception, but then when you
consider the builder of said giant mecha, you
shouldn't be too surprised. The generic dirty old
pervert, he built the thing to resemble... well,
I won't say, but he also built it so that only
his three granddaughters could pilot it. Mia
doesn't like this, but as an easily manipulated
student, she is easily fooled into doing
missions. Aya doesn't like this, because it all
interferes with her studies as she prepares for
exams. Kazumi... well, she doesn't mind it. In
fact she thinks that it is all fun.
But why does Earth need yet another mecha? Well,
in this case, it is because they are being
threatened with invasion from a group of aliens.
Or course, threats are all they seem to get as
Houser, the alien leader, is constantly thwarted.
Usually by his company auditor, Simone. Being an
ex-council worker myself, I am very familiar with
the cries of "where is the budget for doing
this" which seem to echo around the alien
ship bridge whenever an attack is launched. Oh
yes, and there is some bozo with a sword who is
after the aliens too, though he has nothing to do
with the mecha.
OK, so the whole thing is a little tongue in
cheek, but I get the feeling that this was all a
pilot (sic) that never got picked up for further
work. Some of the plot is very contrived, other
parts feel too derivative, overall it doesn't
seem to be able to make its mind up if it is a
comedy, a sci-fi drama or a love story, and it
fails to deliver in all three departments anyhow.
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