The Dunbas Empire tries to conquer the peaceful land of Rimbell. The three princesses are determined to resist the invaders, expecially the middle one, the tomboyish, sword-wielding Luna. After a magical escapade in the cellars of the castle, she finds herself embedded up to the hips in the head of a huge green reptile, the legendary Varga, and acting as its "brain". Even when in human form she has a reptilian tail. She has to fend off a very persistent giant invader and rescue her sister who has been kidnapped by a pterodactyl.
Japan has contributed a number of iconic characters to the world's pop culture. Perhaps the most famous being the monster Godzilla, who I would challenge anyone over the age of 10 to tell me that they haven’t heard of. Majuu Senshi Luna Varga combines their love of giant monsters and fan service by putting a naked girl on its head. Wuh?
Varga's story begins with the small nation of Rimbell being invaded by the Dunbas Empire. Seriously where do they come up with these names? I kept wanting to refer to it as Dumbass. The Rimbell forces are being lead
by tomboyish Princess Luna who leads a losing fight against overwhelmingly superior numbers. Just when all hope is lost, Luna discovers a secret hidden beneath the castle and unleashes the legendary demon monster Varga. But there is a catch, Varga can only been controlled by having someone act as "the brain", controlling the monster from rampaging freely on the world. Luna becomes Varga's brain, which involves having her sit naked on the top of his head with her ass stuck to it. She crushes the attacking army; forcing them to retreat but not before her younger sister is kidnapped and taken back to Dunbas.
Mostly the story is played for laughs and a lot of it is pretty amusing. The plot is not exceptionally deep and is full of holes and inconsistencies. Much of the beginning of the story revolves around stripping Luna of her clothes and embarrassing her with the lizard tail she has grown when in her human form. Varga looks and fights like a Godzilla rip-off, which is what this series kind of feels like. Each episode, Varga fights with other giant monsters until the climatic fight. Though I found the action for the most part pretty good and entertaining.
Luna is pretty fun as a heroine. I enjoyed her character even though there is nothing exceptional about her. There is very little development on any of the cast as the story mainly revolves around action. The most memorable of the supporting cast would be the Dunbas soldier Bato, who is constantly chasing after Luna trying to fight her and calling her a wench.
Artistically, I did like the character designs for the most part but the backgrounds were a bit plain and ordinary. Also Varga himself like I said looks like a Godzilla knockoff. Still the action is animated well and it was fun to look at. The musical soundtrack is very dated and both the theme songs are pretty silly. The voice acting is good though, particularly for Luna and Bato.
Majuu Senshi Luna Varga overall is a fun show with a lot of action and a few laughs. It’s not a great show but it isn’t bad either. If you liked Godzilla movies as I did as a kid then you might want to give this series a look.