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A six-episode Japanese LiveActionTV show based on a VisualNovel, ''Toumei Shoujo Ea'' (''Invisible Girl Ea'') is about a woman who, um, turns invisible. However, clothing tends to make her invisibility fail, and she can't turn it on or off—it's almost always stuck on. In addition, bright lights, static electricity and several other random things can cause it to abruptly turn off.

Originally a proposed chapter to the canceled sequel to ''Machi'', a VisualNovel game in Japan for the Sony [=PlayStation=] and Sega Saturn, the script was picked up for a specific drama miniseries hour. Several other manga, dating sims, et alia got the live action treatment in this slot -- ''"Hen"'' comes to mind -- but Ea is one of the more memorable ones. It gamed some notoriety in Japan due to the nudity -- it was a TV show past the Watershed hour, but still managed to show Ea completely nude in every single episode -- the only exception being her pubic hair due to that being too much even for Japan.

Yes, MostWritersAreMale is in full effect here.

The story revolves around an UnluckyEverydude medical student who discovers Ea, and tries to protect her from the (quite literal) [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] who are trying to find Ea and dissect her to recreate her powers. The general flow of the series is the hero's {{Tsundere}} girlfriend not understanding and their attempts at finding a cure for Ea's condition, while the MIB constantly hunt them.
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!!This game/series provides examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: The hero.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Ea's cured, but she doesn't get the boy.]]
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: She's invisible. She can't turn it off. The power tends to turn off on its own. It might be killing her. The government want to cut her up.
* ChromaKey: Done very obviously in some scenes with Ea (a certain scene with a [[SpecialEffectFailure supposed]] toweling off comes to mind), averted with quite a few others where Ea interacts with the hero or something in the scene directly. Amusingly, whatever ChromaKey technique they used manages to make her [[NippleAndDimed areolae]] very obviously stick out.
* ContrivedCoincidence: There are many common things which [[GlamourFailure disable her powers]] and cause her pain:
** [[LightningCanDoAnything Static electricity]].
** Bright light, such as light reflected off a mirror.
** Being touched (by [[InvisibleStreaker clothes]], [[NakedPeopleAreFunny for example]]).
** [[spoiler:Being photographed via flash photography, minus the pain, which is a good thing when trying to take a memento photo in a booth on a date.]]
* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from TheMenInBlack in a pile of very clean garbage bags. TheMenInBlack pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.
* ExposedToTheElements: Completely averted -- it's almost winter, snow is starting to fall, and Ea is in danger of frostbite and hypothermia due to not having a safe place to hide.
* {{Fanservice}}: [[InvisibleStreaker For]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl obvious reasons]].
* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins]]: [[spoiler:It's not Ea, although it's close.]]
* ICanExplain: The girlfriend is ''not'' happy to discover Ea [[IncrediblyLamePun appearing]] in his room, nude.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Not intentionally, though — the invisibility formula prohibits her from wearing clothing most of the time. Still, her reaction to suddenly becoming visible is usually little more than a look of DullSurprise. [[spoiler:In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, the hero walks past Ea, now perpetually visible and clothed, painting the dancing scene at a park. He doesn't recognize her. Which is fair, cause it's ''the only time we've seen Ea clothed the entire series.'']]
* InvisibleMainCharacter: Ea, both taking the trope up to 11 and deconstructing it at the same time. She's invisible, but her powers aren't reliable enough to hide her from the audience for more than a few minutes at a time.
* {{Invisible Streaker}}s [[NakedPeopleAreFunny Are Funny]]: One of the inspirations for the trope. Not only do Ea's powers not affect her clothing, but clothing causes her powers to malfunction and, er, expose her.
* LightningCanDoAnything: [[spoiler:Including cure a woman of compulsive invisibility, apparently. Although, to be fair, it was established fairly early in the story that her powers have ''something'' to do with electricity.]]
* TheMenInBlack: The two government agents, who can track Ea, have various stunning and invisibility-disabling weapons, and generally harass the main characters the entire series.
* MostWritersAreMale: Somewhat justified as it was originally going to be a visual novel scenario, which would have meant manga-style drawings, not live action. Still doesn't excuse the fact that any justification, no matter how flimsy, is used to show Ea's naked body on the screen.
* MsFanservice: Ea herself -- an attractive woman who has little reaction to being nude, and a justification/requirement to stay that way 24×7, often in very public places? Oh-kay.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Ea's body, specifically. Mainly because she's not dead, the lightning bolt cured her invisibility... sometime later, apparently.]]
* SceneryCensor: Amazingly, not much. It's painfully obvious at [[IncrediblyLamePun first glance]] that Ea is actually nude; her breasts and butt are seen in every episode at least once; and the only thing they censor the entire series -- using [[SceneryCensor scenery]], camera angles, CGI effects and posing -- is her pubic hair. The ending credits even play over a barely censored but also very obviously nude Ea running around in a public park, albeit with extra CGI effect. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1f9o10Mto yourself]].
* ThanksForTheMammary: How the hero meets Ea. To be fair, she was walking in the middle of the sidewalk while nude and invisible.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The premise of the series: TheMenInBlack want to get Ea back, so they can cut her up and figure out how to duplicate her powers.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted a bit -- people ''do'' keep noticing when the hero stops to talk to Ea, and he constantly has to change locations. However, unless it's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny funny]], no one notices Ea's rather frequent -- albeit brief -- lapses into visibility, and those who do notice never interact with the cast again, or handwave it off as a hallucination.
* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a Franchise/{{Predator}}-style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of the villains' anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.
** It is, however, important to know that due to the producer being [[MostWritersAreMale male]], even the scenes where Ea is invisible to everyone were shot with Ea standing around naked -- they almost always have a split second of her powers malfunctioning while interacting with something in the environment just to justify it. Basically, if it was physically possible to include Ea's actress naked in a scene, they did it.
* {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Ea's powers. Her invisibility can be disabled by just about anything: Water, bright light, adrenaline, being touched, random chance, static electricity, ''wearing clothes''...
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A variant -- [[spoiler:The hero is back with the Tsundere oujo girlfriend, thinking that Ea was killed by the lightning bolt. However, the audience notices a fully dressed and visible Ea is in the park, painting the hero and herself dancing.]]
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A six-episode Japanese LiveActionTV show based on a VisualNovel, ''Toumei Shoujo Ea'' (''Invisible Girl Ea'') is about a woman who, um, turns invisible. However, clothing tends to make her invisibility fail, and she can't turn it on or off—it's almost always stuck on. In addition, bright lights, static electricity and several other random things can cause it to abruptly turn off.

Originally a proposed chapter to the canceled sequel to ''Machi'', a VisualNovel game in Japan for the Sony [=PlayStation=] and Sega Saturn, the script was picked up for a specific drama miniseries hour. Several other manga, dating sims, et alia got the live action treatment in this slot -- ''"Hen"'' comes to mind -- but Ea is one of the more memorable ones. It gamed some notoriety in Japan due to the nudity -- it was a TV show past the Watershed hour, but still managed to show Ea completely nude in every single episode -- the only exception being her pubic hair due to that being too much even for Japan.

Yes, MostWritersAreMale is in full effect here.

The story revolves around an UnluckyEverydude medical student who discovers Ea, and tries to protect her from the (quite literal) [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] who are trying to find Ea and dissect her to recreate her powers. The general flow of the series is the hero's {{Tsundere}} girlfriend not understanding and their attempts at finding a cure for Ea's condition, while the MIB constantly hunt them.
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!!This game/series provides examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: The hero.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Ea's cured, but she doesn't get the boy.]]
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: She's invisible. She can't turn it off. The power tends to turn off on its own. It might be killing her. The government want to cut her up.
* ChromaKey: Done very obviously in some scenes with Ea (a certain scene with a [[SpecialEffectFailure supposed]] toweling off comes to mind), averted with quite a few others where Ea interacts with the hero or something in the scene directly. Amusingly, whatever ChromaKey technique they used manages to make her [[NippleAndDimed areolae]] very obviously stick out.
* ContrivedCoincidence: There are many common things which [[GlamourFailure disable her powers]] and cause her pain:
** [[LightningCanDoAnything Static electricity]].
** Bright light, such as light reflected off a mirror.
** Being touched (by [[InvisibleStreaker clothes]], [[NakedPeopleAreFunny for example]]).
** [[spoiler:Being photographed via flash photography, minus the pain, which is a good thing when trying to take a memento photo in a booth on a date.]]
* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from TheMenInBlack in a pile of very clean garbage bags. TheMenInBlack pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.
* ExposedToTheElements: Completely averted -- it's almost winter, snow is starting to fall, and Ea is in danger of frostbite and hypothermia due to not having a safe place to hide.
* {{Fanservice}}: [[InvisibleStreaker For]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl obvious reasons]].
* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins]]: [[spoiler:It's not Ea, although it's close.]]
* ICanExplain: The girlfriend is ''not'' happy to discover Ea [[IncrediblyLamePun appearing]] in his room, nude.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Not intentionally, though — the invisibility formula prohibits her from wearing clothing most of the time. Still, her reaction to suddenly becoming visible is usually little more than a look of DullSurprise. [[spoiler:In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, the hero walks past Ea, now perpetually visible and clothed, painting the dancing scene at a park. He doesn't recognize her. Which is fair, cause it's ''the only time we've seen Ea clothed the entire series.'']]
* InvisibleMainCharacter: Ea, both taking the trope up to 11 and deconstructing it at the same time. She's invisible, but her powers aren't reliable enough to hide her from the audience for more than a few minutes at a time.
* {{Invisible Streaker}}s [[NakedPeopleAreFunny Are Funny]]: One of the inspirations for the trope. Not only do Ea's powers not affect her clothing, but clothing causes her powers to malfunction and, er, expose her.
* LightningCanDoAnything: [[spoiler:Including cure a woman of compulsive invisibility, apparently. Although, to be fair, it was established fairly early in the story that her powers have ''something'' to do with electricity.]]
* TheMenInBlack: The two government agents, who can track Ea, have various stunning and invisibility-disabling weapons, and generally harass the main characters the entire series.
* MostWritersAreMale: Somewhat justified as it was originally going to be a visual novel scenario, which would have meant manga-style drawings, not live action. Still doesn't excuse the fact that any justification, no matter how flimsy, is used to show Ea's naked body on the screen.
* MsFanservice: Ea herself -- an attractive woman who has little reaction to being nude, and a justification/requirement to stay that way 24×7, often in very public places? Oh-kay.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Ea's body, specifically. Mainly because she's not dead, the lightning bolt cured her invisibility... sometime later, apparently.]]
* SceneryCensor: Amazingly, not much. It's painfully obvious at [[IncrediblyLamePun first glance]] that Ea is actually nude; her breasts and butt are seen in every episode at least once; and the only thing they censor the entire series -- using [[SceneryCensor scenery]], camera angles, CGI effects and posing -- is her pubic hair. The ending credits even play over a barely censored but also very obviously nude Ea running around in a public park, albeit with extra CGI effect. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1f9o10Mto yourself]].
* ThanksForTheMammary: How the hero meets Ea. To be fair, she was walking in the middle of the sidewalk while nude and invisible.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The premise of the series: TheMenInBlack want to get Ea back, so they can cut her up and figure out how to duplicate her powers.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted a bit -- people ''do'' keep noticing when the hero stops to talk to Ea, and he constantly has to change locations. However, unless it's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny funny]], no one notices Ea's rather frequent -- albeit brief -- lapses into visibility, and those who do notice never interact with the cast again, or handwave it off as a hallucination.
* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a Franchise/{{Predator}}-style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of the villains' anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.
** It is, however, important to know that due to the producer being [[MostWritersAreMale male]], even the scenes where Ea is invisible to everyone were shot with Ea standing around naked -- they almost always have a split second of her powers malfunctioning while interacting with something in the environment just to justify it. Basically, if it was physically possible to include Ea's actress naked in a scene, they did it.
* {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Ea's powers. Her invisibility can be disabled by just about anything: Water, bright light, adrenaline, being touched, random chance, static electricity, ''wearing clothes''...
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A variant -- [[spoiler:The hero is back with the Tsundere oujo girlfriend, thinking that Ea was killed by the lightning bolt. However, the audience notices a fully dressed and visible Ea is in the park, painting the hero and herself dancing.]]
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27th Mar '14 3:50:24 PM CorahsUncle
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Originally a proposed chapter to the canceled sequel to ''Machi'', a VisualNovel game in Japan for the [=PlayStation=] and Sega Saturn, the script was picked up for a specific drama miniseries hour. Several other manga, dating sims, et alia got the live action treatment in this slot -- ''"Hen"'' comes to mind -- but Ea is one of the more memorable ones. It gamed some notoriety in Japan due to the nudity -- it was a TV show past the Watershed hour, but still managed to show Ea completely nude in every single episode -- the only exception being her pubic hair due to that being too much even for Japan.

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Originally a proposed chapter to the canceled sequel to ''Machi'', a VisualNovel game in Japan for the Sony [=PlayStation=] and Sega Saturn, the script was picked up for a specific drama miniseries hour. Several other manga, dating sims, et alia got the live action treatment in this slot -- ''"Hen"'' comes to mind -- but Ea is one of the more memorable ones. It gamed some notoriety in Japan due to the nudity -- it was a TV show past the Watershed hour, but still managed to show Ea completely nude in every single episode -- the only exception being her pubic hair due to that being too much even for Japan.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This series was never released on DVD in Japan. (However, even though the original visual novel ''Machi'' is out of print, it was later re-released on PSP.)
** It was, however, recently uploaded in full to Website/YouTube, but it's no longer there



* OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.



* StuntCasting: Played with. The actress who played Ea is an inversion -- she was a complete unknown, picked because she was attractive and talented... but mostly because she was willing to stay nude the entire series. It was also a career-killing role, as she apparently did no other roles after ''ToumeiShoujoEa''. The rest of the cast was fairly well known at the time, both as musicians and as actors/actresses.



* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a Franchise/{{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of TheMenInBlack's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.

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* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a Franchise/{{Predator}} style Franchise/{{Predator}}-style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of TheMenInBlack's the villains' anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.


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* {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
5th Aug '12 7:33:07 AM FELH2
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* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: She's invisible. She can't turn it off. The power tends to turn off on its own. It might be killing her. The government want to cut her up.

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* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: She's invisible. She can't turn it off. The power tends to turn off on its own. It might be killing her. The government want to cut her up.



** It was, however, recently uploaded in full to YouTube, but it's no longer there

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** It was, however, recently uploaded in full to YouTube, Website/YouTube, but it's no longer there



* OtakuOClock[=/=]{{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.

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* OtakuOClock[=/=]{{Watershed}}: OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
14th Jun '12 3:55:53 AM erforce
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* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a {{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of TheMenInBlack's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.

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* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a {{Predator}} Franchise/{{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of TheMenInBlack's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.
29th Apr '12 1:46:11 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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The story revolves around an UnluckyEverydude medical student who discovers Ea, and tries to protect her from the (quite literal) {{MIB}} who are trying to find Ea and dissect her to recreate her powers. The general flow of the series is the hero's {{Tsundere}} girlfriend not understanding and their attempts at finding a cure for Ea's condition, while the MIB constantly hunt them.

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The story revolves around an UnluckyEverydude medical student who discovers Ea, and tries to protect her from the (quite literal) {{MIB}} [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] who are trying to find Ea and dissect her to recreate her powers. The general flow of the series is the hero's {{Tsundere}} girlfriend not understanding and their attempts at finding a cure for Ea's condition, while the MIB constantly hunt them.



* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from the [[{{MIB}} Men in Black]] in a pile of very clean garbage bags. The [=MIBs=] pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.

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* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from the [[{{MIB}} Men in Black]] TheMenInBlack in a pile of very clean garbage bags. The [=MIBs=] TheMenInBlack pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.



* {{MIB}}: The two government agents, who can track Ea, have various stunning and invisibility-disabling weapons, and generally harass the main characters the entire series.

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* {{MIB}}: TheMenInBlack: The two government agents, who can track Ea, have various stunning and invisibility-disabling weapons, and generally harass the main characters the entire series.



* MsFanservice: Ea herself -- an attractive woman who has little reaction to being nude, and a justification/requirement to stay that way 24×7, often in very public places? Oh-kay.

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* MsFanservice: Ea herself -- an attractive woman who has little reaction to being nude, and a justification/requirement to stay that way 24×7, often in very public places? Oh-kay.



* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The premise of the series: The MIB want to get Ea back, so they can cut her up and figure out how to duplicate her powers.

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The premise of the series: The MIB TheMenInBlack want to get Ea back, so they can cut her up and figure out how to duplicate her powers.



* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a {{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of the MIB's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.

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* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a {{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of the MIB's TheMenInBlack's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on, she's invisible to everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it.
14th Jan '12 8:55:10 AM CorahsUncle
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ea's cured, but she doesn't get the boy.]]
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: She's invisible. She can't turn it off. The power tends to turn off on its own. It might be killing her. The government want to cut her up.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ea's [[spoiler:Ea's cured, but she doesn't get the boy.]]
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: She's invisible. She can't turn it off. The power tends to turn off on its own. It might be killing her. The government want to cut her up.



** [[spoiler: Being photographed via flash photography, minus the pain, which is a good thing when trying to take a memento photo in a booth on a date.]]
* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from the [[{{MIB}} Men In Black]] in a pile of very clean garbage bags. The [=MIBs=] pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.

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** [[spoiler: Being [[spoiler:Being photographed via flash photography, minus the pain, which is a good thing when trying to take a memento photo in a booth on a date.]]
* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from the [[{{MIB}} Men In in Black]] in a pile of very clean garbage bags. The [=MIBs=] pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.



* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Not intentionally, though — the invisibility formula prohibits her from wearing clothing most of the time. Still, her reaction to suddenly becoming visible is usually little more than a look of DullSurprise. [[spoiler:In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, the hero walks past Ea, now perpetually visible and clothed, painting the dancing scene at a park. He doesn't recognize her. Which is fair, cause it's ''the only time we've seen Ea in clothes the entire series.'']]

to:

* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Not intentionally, though — the invisibility formula prohibits her from wearing clothing most of the time. Still, her reaction to suddenly becoming visible is usually little more than a look of DullSurprise. [[spoiler:In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, the hero walks past Ea, now perpetually visible and clothed, painting the dancing scene at a park. He doesn't recognize her. Which is fair, cause it's ''the only time we've seen Ea in clothes clothed the entire series.'']]



** It was, however, recently uploaded in full to Youtube. It probably won't last long, but it was quickly archived for fansub purposes.
*** It's gone from YouTube.
* LightningCanDoAnything: [[spoiler: Including cure a girl of compulsive invisibility, apparently. Although, to be fair, it was established fairly early on that her powers have ''something'' to do with electricity.]]

to:

** It was, however, recently uploaded in full to Youtube. It probably won't last long, YouTube, but it was quickly archived for fansub purposes.
*** It's gone from YouTube.
it's no longer there
* LightningCanDoAnything: [[spoiler: Including [[spoiler:Including cure a girl woman of compulsive invisibility, apparently. Although, to be fair, it was established fairly early on in the story that her powers have ''something'' to do with electricity.]]



* MsFanservice: Ea herself -- an attractive girl who has little reaction to being nude, and a justification/requirement to stay that way 24x7, often in very public places? Oh-kay.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Ea's body, specifically. Mainly cause she's not dead, the lightning bolt cured her invisibility... sometime later, apparently.]]
* OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.

to:

* MsFanservice: Ea herself -- an attractive girl woman who has little reaction to being nude, and a justification/requirement to stay that way 24x7, 24×7, often in very public places? Oh-kay.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Ea's [[spoiler:Ea's body, specifically. Mainly cause because she's not dead, the lightning bolt cured her invisibility... sometime later, apparently.]]
* OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: OtakuOClock[=/=]{{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.



* StuntCasting: Played with. The actress who played Ea is an inversion -- she was a complete unknown, picked because she was attractive, able to act... but mostly because she was willing to stay nude the entire series. It was also a career killing role, as she apparently did not do any other roles after ''ToumeiShoujoEa''. The rest of the cast was fairly well known at the time, both as musicians and actors/actresses.

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* StuntCasting: Played with. The actress who played Ea is an inversion -- she was a complete unknown, picked because she was attractive, able to act...attractive and talented... but mostly because she was willing to stay nude the entire series. It was also a career killing career-killing role, as she apparently did not do any no other roles after ''ToumeiShoujoEa''. The rest of the cast was fairly well known at the time, both as musicians and as actors/actresses.



* TheMovie: Apparently a movie [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-15/toumei-shoujo-ea-to-get-movie-remake remake]] might be [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/02/21/a-second-chance-to-not-see-a-naked-actress in the works.]]
* [[TheydCutYouUp They'd Cut You Up]]: The premise of the series: The MIB want to get Ea back, so they can cut her up and figure out how to duplicate her powers.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted a bit -- people ''do'' keep noticing when the hero stops to talk to Ea, and he constantly has to change locations. However, unless it's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny funny]], no one notices Ea's rather frequent -- albeit brief -- lapses into visibility, and those who do never interact with the cast again, or handwave it off as a hallucination.
* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a {{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of the MIB's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent, blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on she's invisible to everyone including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it up at.

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* TheMovie: Apparently a movie [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-15/toumei-shoujo-ea-to-get-movie-remake remake]] might be [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/02/21/a-second-chance-to-not-see-a-naked-actress in the works.]]
* [[TheydCutYouUp They'd Cut You Up]]:
TheyWouldCutYouUp: The premise of the series: The MIB want to get Ea back, so they can cut her up and figure out how to duplicate her powers.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted a bit -- people ''do'' keep noticing when the hero stops to talk to Ea, and he constantly has to change locations. However, unless it's [[NakedPeopleAreFunny funny]], no one notices Ea's rather frequent -- albeit brief -- lapses into visibility, and those who do notice never interact with the cast again, or handwave it off as a hallucination.
* VisibleInvisibility: Every single modern variant is used in the series: When going visible due to her powers malfunctioning, Ea has a {{Predator}} style blue or red CGI outline effect depending on her health; When under the effects of the MIB's anti-invisibility raygun, she blinks between complete visibility and a green lightning effect; when her powers are temporarily wearing off due to emotion, she gains a translucent, translucent blue ghostlike feel to her; when her powers are completely on on, she's invisible to everyone everyone, including the audience; and in at least one scene they just attach a string to a garbage bag to show where she's supposedly lifting it up at.it.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Ea's powers. Christ, the girl's invisibility can be disabled by just about anything: Water, Bright Light, Adrenaline, Being Touched, Random Chance, Static Electricity, ''Wearing Clothes''...
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A variant -- [[spoiler: The hero is back with the Tsundere {{Oujo}} girlfriend, thinking that Ea was killed by the lightning bolt. However, the audience notices a fully dressed and normal Ea is in the park, painting the hero and herself dancing.]]

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Ea's powers. Christ, the girl's Her invisibility can be disabled by just about anything: Water, Bright Light, Adrenaline, Being Touched, Random Chance, Static Electricity, ''Wearing Clothes''...
bright light, adrenaline, being touched, random chance, static electricity, ''wearing clothes''...
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A variant -- [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The hero is back with the Tsundere {{Oujo}} oujo girlfriend, thinking that Ea was killed by the lightning bolt. However, the audience notices a fully dressed and normal visible Ea is in the park, painting the hero and herself dancing.]]
14th Jan '12 8:24:03 AM Myra
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* OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and PeekABoo is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
* PeekABoo: Amazingly, not much. It's painfully obvious at [[IncrediblyLamePun first glance]] that Ea is actually nude; her breasts and butt are seen in every episode at least once; and the only thing they censor the entire series -- using [[PeekABoo scenery]], camera angles, CGI effects and posing -- is her pubic hair. The ending credits even play over a barely censored but also very obviously nude Ea running around in a public park, albeit with extra CGI effect. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1f9o10Mto yourself]].

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* OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and PeekABoo SceneryCensor is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
* PeekABoo: SceneryCensor: Amazingly, not much. It's painfully obvious at [[IncrediblyLamePun first glance]] that Ea is actually nude; her breasts and butt are seen in every episode at least once; and the only thing they censor the entire series -- using [[PeekABoo [[SceneryCensor scenery]], camera angles, CGI effects and posing -- is her pubic hair. The ending credits even play over a barely censored but also very obviously nude Ea running around in a public park, albeit with extra CGI effect. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1f9o10Mto yourself]].
25th Nov '11 6:28:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The original visual novel ''Machi'' (created by Chunsoft, released on [=PlayStation=] and Sega Saturn in 1998) has never been translated by fans or professionals. If not for ''Toumei Shoujo Ea'', few people would know about it.



* FetishFuel / RuleThirtyFour: There are people who have a fetish for Invisible women. Several of the Japanese artists who do this particular kink specifically cite this series as one to blame.



* NightmareFuel: Congratulations, you just won the SuperpowerLottery -- only your new invisibility powers require you stay naked or they ''randomly hit you like a taser you until you strip'', they wear off in bright light, water, or when touching things, that is unless they decide to turn off randomly on their own, and you can't disable them on your own, ''ever.'' Oh, and by the way, the government wants to find you and cut you into little pieces to try and create a race of super-spies out of your corpse. ... Congratulations!
* NoExportForYou: The series is not known to have an authorized release outside Japan... [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes or in Japan, for that matter.]]



* SpecialEffectFailure: Any time the MIB use some of their technology. ''Any time.'' The computer scenes and the raygun scenes all look like they were done in the mid 70s or 80s, for example. The few times they go with a "just tie a string to something and say Ea's touching it" effect also counts.
12th Nov '11 10:12:18 PM movie007
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* [[{{Ptitle4li39txl4edb}} Otaku O'Clock]] / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and PeekABoo is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.

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* [[{{Ptitle4li39txl4edb}} Otaku O'Clock]] OtakuOClock / {{Watershed}}: One of the more extreme examples — every episode has quite a bit of female nudity, and PeekABoo is only [[IncrediblyLamePun barely]] in play.
28th Dec '10 7:20:13 AM rick777
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* ConvenientDecoyCat: In the first episode, the boy and the invisible girl are hiding from the [[{{MIB}} Men In Black]] in a pile of very clean garbage bags. The [=MIBs=] pass the pile by, then turn back and fire! But it's only a kitten.
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