Alien Nine

OVA (4 eps)
2.799 out of 5 from 1,735 votes
Rank #3,501

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.

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Oct 14, 2009
Score: 6/10

Judging solely from the picture here on anidb, one would think that this would be a standard magical girl OVA with no real innovation or complexity. However, without a doubt, this is one of the strangest animes I've ever seen. In Alien Nine, incredibly cute, shoujo characters are juxtaposed against startling violence. The plot begins in standard fruitcake mode (girls must roll around on rollerskates... read more

Niko's avatar by Niko on Feb 14, 2011
Score: 9/10

You may enjoy this series because:  It's a rather charming take on the mindf@#k genre.  Being only a four-episode OVA, the mindf@#ckery here isn't quite as intense and grim as something like Lain, but the combination of adorable character-designs and cheerful color palette with a disturbing, squirmy, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" sort of vibe definitely makes this an unsettling and... read more

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