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Bokurano

Bokurano

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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KiraRin KiraRin says...

Both shows are a good mix of very good sci-fi, action and a subtle blend of dark humour.

I like shows that aren't afraid to play with the psyche, and Bokurano and Alien Nine achieve this with aplomb. Don't expect a happy, feel good ending from these shows, as they are both ominous and foreboding

gleipnir gleipnir says...

Bokurano and Alien Nine both share the concept of children placed in situations where they must fight against otherworldly opponents and shows the effects that such battles have on those involved, from the children themselves to the adults that take care of them.  Bokurano is more character-driven on the whole, but both are still emotionally wrenching series.

chocobolily chocobolily says...

Alien Nine and Bokurano are two series which set themselves apart with their characters--they feature children who are forced to grow up fast when put in dangerous situations.  In the former, young girls are assigned to eliminate dangerous aliens who are attacking their school; in the latter, a group of kids must engage in dangerous mecha battles in which death is guaranteed.  As dark and twisted as these anime sound, though, I wouldn't say they become perverse or over-the-top in an offensive way.

Di Gi Charat

Di Gi Charat

One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.

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sothis sothis says...

Complete randomness, coupled with very off the wall "oh my god, did they just do that?" humor. At 3 minutes a piece, you can't go wrong.

TheBurningCrow TheBurningCrow says...

Here is another show that, like Alien Nine, is fairly random and odd. Di Gi Charat is very different, but extremely funny. If you enjoyed one of these series, you should like the other. 

Gatekeepers 21

Gatekeepers 21

Japan, present day: Alien Invaders are everywhere, taking over peoples' bodies. Fighting them is Isuzu Ayane, an introverted young girl with the ability to control powerful dimensional Gates. Under the guidance of Kageyama Reiji, a mysterious businessman, she battles Invaders and recruits new Gate Keepers. Will she and her new comrades be able to save the earth?

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MechaTama31 MechaTama31 says...

Girls use unusual powers to fight invading aliens. Also similar themes such as the girl who doesn't want to fight, etc.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Do you like young girls battling endless waves of weird-looking aliens? Do you care if one of the main characters is a bit whiny and hates her job as alien hunter? Then these animes are for you. While the animes differ in how the girls' powers are obtained, they still share the motif of child soldiers. 

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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Creshosk Creshosk says...

Dark and disturbing psychological anime that appears cute. Involves supernatural themes. with a misleading appearence to them.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these involve cute girls with about a bazillion arm-like extensions that can tear apart anything. The only difference is that Alien Nine's girls have to have a symbiotic alien hat to help her. There's plenty of blood, and some interesting plots in both anime. 

Brigadoon Marin to Melan

Brigadoon Marin to Melan

The year is 1969, and strange things are happening on Earth: a strange formation known as Brigadoon has appeared in the sky, and mysterious alien machines have begun to attack a seemingly ordinary orphan girl named Marin! Luckily for her, Marin finds an artifact which summons the alien Melan Blue to protect her – but there is more going on between Earth and Brigadoon than meets the eye. However there is more going on behind the scenes between Earth and Brigadoon. Along with a cast of quirky characters, Marin must get to the bottom of what’s going on, lest both Earth AND Brigadoon be destroyed forever!

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KiraRin KiraRin says...

Both Alien Nine and Brigadoon are set in a school, with the earth under attack from an alien force. With the fate of humanity in the hands of some young schoolgirls, they must use some of the friendly monsters against those trying to destroy the planet.

The cute, wide eyed innocence of the characters is very deceptive and there are some very dark and twisted tones in the story. If you enjoy a good mindf**k, then both of these shows are a must see.

sakie3 sakie3 says...

Both Alien Nine and Brigadoon straddle the strange line of being for kids and being more understandable by a more mature audience. Alien Nine has many layers to it that require a lot of retrospectrion after it's finished to truley grasp. Brigadoon shares this but with it's difference in length it has more time to have an impact on its viewer and really hammer home to severity of what's at stake for the protagonists.