Hello and welcome to G-Views, where SoL reigns supreme, moe is respected and Dokuro-chan sucks poopie. If there’s one thing I learned from this anime is that space alien bunnies love baseball. Let’s get right down to it with the incredibly obscure, yet enjoyable gem, Getsumen to Heiki Mina.
Genres: comedy, magic, science fiction
Themes: alien, bunny girls, magical girl
Number of episodes: 11+2 super rare EX episodes.
Plot Summary: After establishing contact with extraterrestrial civilizations, it was found that humans were the only race to develop various sports. The number of alien sports fans grew dramatically, and the most fanatic of them regularly harass stadiums for taking part in a game, or demanding a good show, etc. Finally a treaty was settled, ruling all interferences towards other planets’ cultures illegal. Rabbit Force, a group of rabbit-themed henshin girls, became responsible for enforcing the treaty and capturing any offenders.
Superheroine Bunny girls who battle against alien rabbits who invade the Earth and chaos trouble through Sports Media, primarily Baseball for some reason. They do try to interrupt other sports but Baseball seems to be their favorite. The ironic part takes place when it is revealed which sports the alien rabbits are actually good at.
The music: apart from the OP and ED, there’s really nothing memorable on the show, maybe the transformation music.
The animation: Well, it’s fanservice, but thankfully it’s really harmless. It doesn’t hurt your sanity or make you complain about it at all. Just the basic big boobs, nothing alarming. Big boobs are pretty common in anime nowadays so let’s just live with it, as long as it doesn’t get out of hand. Other than that, the rest of the animation is pretty good.
* Mina Tsukuda
Mina is a regular high school student who has recently become an announcer for “SpoLuna”. After making a terrible impression on her first day on the job, she is told that she will be given the chance to redeem herself by interviewing a famous baseball player. During the interview, an alien attacks, and the Rabbit Warrior Otsuki Miina arrives to save the day. Unfortunately, she is overpowered, but a strange flying baby called Nameless awakens Mina’s powers, and she becomes Tsukishiro Miina, another Rabbit Warrior. After defeating the alien, she becomes a rather reluctant member of Rabbit Force. Ironically she hates carrots even though her transformation is activated by consuming a carrot and saying the Miina transformation activation phrase ‘Ju-Jitsu’.
* Suiren Kōshu
One of Mina’s fellow announcers. She is very wise and level-headed and Mina looks up to her.
* Daisuke Kiryū
Mina’s other fellow announcer. He’s supposedly a professional Rugby Player.
* Katō D
The director of SpoLuna. He gets angry with Mina when she leaves work (to become Tsukishiro Miina) or makes a simple mistake.
* Escartin Mutsumune
A pink-haired girl with a long bang that moves about on her head. She despises Mina, and is always trying to sabotage her, as she is jealous of her being an announcer. Mina thinks of her as a friend though and never notices her schemes.
All: Like normal rabbits they have red eyes when they transform. They get rabbit ears and tails, some have triple tails. Unlike typical magical girl shows they don’t use items to transform. They eat the vegetable or fruit they are powered by (normally rabbit food) and say an activation phrase ‘Ju-Jitstu’ Their weapons are fired from a moon base and attached to their triple tails.
Tsukishiro Miina’s weapons are two high tech carrots that are attached to her triple tail. These have morphed into various forms including a multiple missile launcher and a hammer. Ironically, her alter ego hates carrots.
She is the first member of Rabbit force introduced. Her weapons are a pair of high tech beets. These have transformed into a pair of clubs and a large baton. Her Miina costume looks more like a battle suit as opposed to the other Miina’s whose costumes looke very much like average clothes.
Minazuki Miina’s weapons are two high tech tomatoes which are attached to her triple tail. These have morphed into a miniature tomato bomb launcher.
Her weapons are a pair of high tech cherries. These do not transform, but she does use cherry bombs. Unlike the others she has no bunny tail.
Although her transformation is activated by blueberries, her weapon isn’t based on blueberries. Unlike the other Miina’s she uses an average military bazooka. There is a reason for this, which is revealed in her debut episode.
All of the characters are pretty cool in their own ways. The one thing that has bothered me is of all the magic girl shows that I’ve seen and the little helpers who guide the heroines, why would they pick a chubby baby-shaped alien, with bunny ears inside a peanut suit? Weird.
However, my personal favorite characters on the show are the main character’s parents. They don’t play an important role. They’re mostly found in the kitchen, cooking and discussing the latest situations that Mina’s in. The humor in this pair is that whenever the mother starts a conversation, it always ends with the father becoming a nervous wreck. what’s usually the mother’s reply? “Insert topic here” has always been Mina’s dream.
The show’s pace is pretty straightforward and most of the battles (excluding the final one) sort of feel like a “monster, or in this case alien” of the day types. The character development mostly comes from Mina and Suiren. There is a twist however, that actually doesn’t make this show one filled with “Bathroom Breaks”, thank goodness and that gives it major bonus points.
In conclusion, this show isn’t for everyone, but it’s not a bad show either. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something new. I mean, how weirder can it get than Bunny girls fighting Alien rabbits who do nothing but ruin sports events for their own personal gain?
P.S.: Remember kids, always eat your fruits and veggies. They’ll make you big, strong and equip you with tomato rocket launchers. and Carrot Hammers. Lola Bunny, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!