At a typical elementary school in Japan, yearly chores are being distributed. Yuri and 3 other students are chosen to be the beneficiaries of the alien hats for the year. Alien hats?! Yuri's sentiments, exactly. Despite her misgivings, she and her classmates must round up stray aliens that have escaped from a crashed spaceship -- with the help of the alien hats, of course.
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?
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Rumors have it that a monster has appeared over the city, and Yuki would love to catch a glimpse! However, she soon discovers something even more fascinating: a boy named Tetsu not only knows of the monsters, he has a monster pet of his own named Cenco! Yuki is delighted to meet such a creature and tags along with Tetsu to find out more, but soon the two find themselves in the middle of a dangerous conflict with another monster that threatens them and bystanders alike!
Alien Nine and Cencoroll successfully combine cute creatures with cute children and a dark streak of violence - Alien Nine being the far more disturbing of the two. Fans of one should DEFINITELY check out the other.
Weird, ugly and contorting alien creatures that are controlled by young children who can use these bizarre things to fight similar creatures. What's going on? Why's it going on?
Do either questions really matter? Cencoroll is a cool, lackadaiscal mood piece where the details of its plot is beside the point, while Alien Nine merely uses the weird set-up as a way to emotionally torment the girls stuck with the task (it hints at some broader scheme that never coalesces, and I doubt it could have, at that).
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.
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.
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...
Dark and disturbing psychological anime that appears cute. Involves supernatural themes. with a misleading appearence to them.
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.