Aoi used to be a normal high school boy – that is, until he found out that his mother was a space pirate trapped in the body of a child, and then subsequently he turned into a female and became queen of the galaxy! By his side is his bodyguard and love Mutsuki, and from her 'she' has the strength to fulfill her new duties as protector of the universe. However, danger awaits the new family: the first queen of the cosmos, Hikari, has been revived, and she’s quite annoyed that a 'fake' queen is currently in charge! Space Pirate Mito, Aoi and the rest of the gang must saddle up once more to put a stop to Hikari’s evil plans and save the day!
Emi and Yuko are two middle school girls who, with a flash of light, have suddenly found themselves in a place much farther than home, where all the people are only about a foot tall. Without further ado, they are named the Great Protectors, who were destined to appear. With war in the air and tensions on the rise, all the girls want to do is go home. But will they find a way back, even though they don't know how they arrived?
Both series feature fun action amongst midget-sized characters coupled with some serious issues. In "Strange Dawn" it's war and its consequences, violence against women and teenage angst on a realistic level. In "Space Pirate Mito" (which this is season 2 of) it's identity issues within the family, androgyny, sex change and impossible (?) love. Strange Dawn has the best animation of the two, while "Space Pirate Mito" is the most cartoony one. But both should please the same type of audience.