I ended up liking this series a lot more than I had expected, especially Kasumi. Anyone else get a chance to watch? Any other series similar to this? And where did the aliens come from?
Yea I figured, I know it's older so I'm pretty late to the party. I was hoping they would continue it but since they have the manga out and the company has already gone under I'd be better off ordering those online to finish up.
I'm reading the manga right now and I'm enjoying the alien concept direction that the authors uses. The mood I get from the manga kinda of reminds me of Fooly Cooly, in where weird shits happens but everyone seems indifferent to their surrounding other than their own lives.
How is it the short anime adaptation ended up being better than the manga? The OVA's ending left quite an impression on me and left me wanting more, the manga just disappointed me.
>Any other series similar to this?
Narutaru is probably the closest.
A dvd copy for this arrived at my home address last year by mistake, it's been sitting on my shelf ever since because it looks fucking retarded. Is it worth watching, I can't for opinions for myself.
It's really good and a little unsettling considering how the characters seem like innocent qt 3.14s but they have to deal with some far out stuff. Have you read Milk Closet? It's by the same person and supposed to be pretty out there.
It's only 4 episodes so it's not a heavy investment but it's really worth the watch. The last episodes ending is really confusing if you don't continue reading the manga though since it didn't cover everything.
remember to read the hdoujins made by the author.
I enjoyed the OVA for the same reasons. The contrast between cute and grotesque is really fascinating. Hell even the OP is damn cute.
Sorry the quality is shit.
It's an unpolished gem, this show. And the manga, too - which I do highly recommend even if you don't read a lot of it.
To this day I'm not quite sure what the author intended with all of this. It doesn't really have a conclusive plot. But the unusual characterization, (pretty literal) mind-screw, some madoka-esque plot points a decade before that show even happened, light yuri undertones, all that stuff that happened to characters for good - all of this made this a very odd but quite enjoyable watch and read.
If the author put some effort into the overarching plot it might've been a polished gem.
That was what hooked me, how the contrast in tone and art style was pretty vast but it still worked together really well.
There definitely were a lot of undertones and its a shame it wasn't longer to flesh some of them out a bit more. I thought it was interesting how the boys had changed when they were given their own aliens. Like they had interests and all beforehand but after they were given aliens they became fixated. I've read that many people consider what happened to Yuri when she was feeding the other aliens to be pretty similar to a rape, and in some ways I can see that. Kasumi probably interested me the most considering her relationship with her brother and how "Nya" she is all the time. I figured I'd check out Milk Closet next it's by the same mangaka and it has more of that type of weirdness.
How'd the manga end? I haven't had the chance to check it out yet. The ending to the anime was bittersweet, I really wasn't expecting to see Kumi all fucked up like that, and it was kind of ambiguous what happened and why she did it.
Milk Closet is totally worth checking out. I remember reading it years ago and the author works a bit more on the undertones of the story, and the ending was quite something. I can't remember exactly most of it but the ending stuck with me for some reason.
Also when I saw that he was going to work on the Yume Nikki manga I was pretty hyped because his artstyle was perfect for it, the bizarre backgrounds and monsters he did in Milk Closet were wonderful.
I saw the OVAs many many years ago, but can't really recall much about them now. The manga has been on my to read list for quite a while, ever since I read and enjoyed Narutaru, which it seems is often compared to Alien 9 (or vice versa,) I'll have to get around to reading it and rewatchign the OVAs, then maybe checking out Milk Closet, I really get into weirdness like this: