When the planet Thanatos was destroyed, a young Maris was left with nowhere to go. Possessing strength six times that of a normal human made it difficult living on any other planet. She broke things everywhere she went and when the repair bills added up, Maris found herself in deep debt. Professional wrestling wasn't enough to keep the debts at bay so she took up work with the Space Patrol's Special Police! A call from her boss gives news that she hopes will change her life forever --she is being sent on a mission to save the kidnapped son of a wealthy politician. Her plan is to rescue the boy, but her motive is to steal his heart and gain his fortune in the process!
When five high school students commit suicide with no indication as to why, Hikaru the detective is dispatched to pose as a transfer student and involve himself in student life to get to the bottom of things. On the surface, what he sees is a case of unhappy students in a school where money and status rule all; but Hikaru cannot accept things for what they seem to be, and he soon finds himself on the trail of an evil so powerful that it could not have been derived from this dimension. Now, he must learn how this mastermind is controlling all of the unfortunate happenings at school, and stop him from taking more innocent lives for his own selfish pleasure.
It's true, I love the 80's, and I think that Campus Special Investigator Hikaruon and Maris the Chojo absolutely reek of that era. They have a very similar style of music, and as you would guess, it's good ole tease your hair up, put on your spandex and rock to the 80's type of music. The animation and sound effects in these two OVAs reminded me of each other as well. Simply put, if you can enjoy the total cheesiness in the style of one of these anime, you will surely enjoy the other for the same reason!
Meet Mink, the hyper fire-haired teenage daughter of the world's greatest dragon slayer... and dragon! With the blood of both human and dragon flowing through her veins, Mink’s life is anything but ordinary -- especially since she’s in love with Dick, a musical dragon slayer! With enemies at every turn (including the half human/half slime princess Vena), Mink must try her hardest to win the affection of a man who wants nothing more than to see her dead. Can she win the guy without losing her life?
I think that if you liked Maris the Chojo you would also like Dragon Half not because of their plots but more because of similarities of the girls in the lead roles. These are two very comedic tales of girls who have disaster waiting for them around every corner, not to mention that they are both looking for love in all the wrong places. I feel that if you loved Maris you will love Mink just as much!
Suzuko and Shu are siblings who live in an undetermined part of Tokyo. While walking together one day, an explosion suddenly occurs, and Suzuko awakens in an unfamiliar place: the past. The time is during Japan's civil war, and the faces are anything but friendly. With the help of newly-met Shukumaru, Suzuko must unravel the mystery of her disappearance and discover the connection between these two worlds, while trying to figure out how she can return to her own time and place.
In the midst of a brutal alien invasion, 19 year old Tetsuya is in for a surprise: a close encounter with the beautiful alien princess Kahm! And the bad news? She sets her sights on Tetsuya for a sudden engagement of galactic proportions. Now, with Kahm's angry father out to execute him (did I mention he is the emperor of the galaxy?), the duo and their gang must save their marriage so Tetsuya doesn't die a virgin!
A-ko is the brawn, B-ko is the brains, and C-ko is, well, C-ko. They'd make a great team, but A-ko and B-ko are rivals for C-ko's friendship, and if that wasn't confusing enough, there's an army of extra-planetary forces gunning for her too. The battle begins, though not without some comedy!
What do you do if your a super powered girl, obviously having a hard time in the world because of those powers?
In both, the ladies have to wear protective restraints to keep from destroying doors, rooms, or buildings. And in both, when a mishap occurs due to the lack of restraint they are either kept after class, as in AKO, or it costs them a fortune they can never seem to repay as in Maris.
Also in these titles both have a nemesis blue haired woman who is the bane of their existence.
If you dug AKO, or Maris, try the other out. Both are fun short 80's comedies.