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Assemble Insert

Assemble Insert

Released Year : December 21, 1989 to February 25, 1990

No of Episodes : 2

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Genre : Comedy

Plot : A criminal group known as Demon Seed terrorizes Tokyo with its vast armies of mecha. The local police is afraid to confront them, but one person stands in their way: Maron Namikaze, a 13-year-old idol singer with a catchy voice and unbelievable superhuman strength. (Source: ANN)

Our Review : A well made parody anime mocking its fellows from years before, it takes a well thought out and wicked jab at genres like the simpleminded heroine, evil organizations and small task forces dedicated to fighting them in place of the normal police, super human and mecha anime, drunken but heart of gold head of staff, a department full of misfits, all of them steryotypes that get a good ribbing out of this show.
They break the 4th wall and make a mockery of advertisement and product placement in such a blatant way, that its actually effective!
Its definitely light hearted, and basic story line, several more in depth plot lines were hinted at but since it was cut to a 2 episode miniseries everything was pretty much left out if it wasn't going to be finished in those 2 episodes.
Classic late 80's early 90's style humor and the animation is surprisingly good for a low budget short run at the time it was made.
I recommend it for people who are fans of the classic light humor anime of the era.
But dont think that just because its a joke its not well written, the characters stand out and I found myself feeling for the main character quickly, all of them develop well, even in so short a show.
Much lighter of a story than Masami Yuki's typical stuff, but if you like comedy, or are into Masami Yuki's work, and are in the mood for something on the lighter side, then give it a try.
This is one of those not to well known gems that I have come to realize, I was damn lucky to have picked it up all those years ago. I still bring it out to show friends when they haven't seen it themselves.

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