Mao Onigawara is a happy 8-year-old grade-schooler and the granddaughter of Chief of Staff of Ground Defense Force. Equipped with her cloverleaf-shaped badge which enables her to transform (but gives her no special power whatsoever), Mao and her best friends (granddaughters of Chief of Staff of Air and Marine Defense Force, respectively) will defend Japan against the invasion from "cute aliens," who are way too cute to be dealt with regular armed forces.
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I've bumped into this anime accidentally and, as convinced lolicon mahou shoujo fan, couldn't miss the opportunity to watch it. The first episode - well, just appreciate it yourself - seemed to be a gemstone of highest quality! That would be astonishing full-fledged trash magic girls anime as I thought. Clumsiness, stupidity, nonsense, moe and the nasty graphics - all of the things we starve to see were present, not to mention the overwhelmingly careless final of that very first episode that drowned me into laughter for
But, the whole series were mostly not the same thing as the opening ep one. Oh no, just carry on your download! Other episodes only lacked the trash component, becoming more sane than one could presume, but that one detail doesn't matter at all - the whole anime is definitely great! Those keen on the genre would surely "get hands on" pleasure watching Ground Defence Mao.
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The conception is fresh and entertaining, antagonists being surprisingly cute aliens, bullying whom would make bad impression on society. Mahou shoujo setting is beyond any criticism.
Well, I'm not being honest, or am I? The artwork would make you drool a lake and there is nothing more to say.
Surprisingly, sounds are well-arranged. This goes for OP/ED themes, voices and that piano background, constantly playing in course of the series thus making them more consistent.
Do I even need to comment?
I bet you will enjoy the series just in same way as the chief evil cute alien enjoyed peeping into the protagonists' everyday "service". Being serious, this anime is unambiguously trash and I have just warned you.
Multiply ten by five and divide by five - here we go. You being the lolicon fan? Watch it! The episodes are kind, heart-warming, cute and filfulled with love, just as we hope for our life to be.