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-->''"We the people, who are dedicated to protecting the common good, do hereby charge you with trespassing, theft, violence, assault, illegal possession of firearms, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a really crappy attitude!]] You are therefore sentenced to life imprisonment in the DL Correctional Facility on the moon."''

[[DescribeTopicHere One could describe]] ''Dead Leaves'' [[DescribeTopicHere here.]] Alternately, one caould simply resort to describing ''Dead Leaves'' as the unholy bastard child of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs made after doing a rhino-sized dose of super-distilled crack cocaine and LSD]].

Either way, things are gonna get [[MindScrew weird.]]

The movie starts off with Pandy (a woman with a red ring around her right eye) and Retro (a man with a TV for a head) awakening on Earth with no clothes on and no memory of their pasts. After deciding that they need clothes and food the duo go on a crime spree and car chase through the streets of Tokyo with shotguns, pistols, and apparent super-strength involving a completely bizarre NeckSnap martial arts move, ridiculous amounts of gunplay, a battle with a giant robot, and probably a hundred dead policemen.

All in about 4 minutes.

And '''then''' it gets '''''weird'''''.

They end up incarcerated in the titular lunar prison facility. After they discover Dead Leaves serves a dual purpose -- as a top-secret cloning facility -- and all of the prisoners are "cloned genetic garbage", the imprisoned lovebirds orchestrate a mass prison break.

Did we mention the straitjacket sex scene, the prisoner with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] for a [[GagPenis penis,]] the insane mostly-naked warden, and the creepy children's story about caterpillars?

This OVA shares a director with ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'' and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'''s fifth episode -- which explains both very little and oh-so-much…

Both {{Netflix}} and Website/{{Youtube}} carry a legal stream of this OVA. It is, however, rated for mature audiences, and thus, you need an account and need to be over 18 to view it.

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!!This anime provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Pandy
* TheAlcatraz: Dead Leaves, supposedly.
* {{Animesque}}: ''Dead Leaves'' inverts this trope; the design aesthetic seems inspired by American underground comics.
* AnyoneCanDie: Guards and inmates alike end up slaughtered by various means -- and they don't come back. At the end of the OVA, the amount of survivors from the prison break Pandy and Retro orchestrate numbers in the ''low single digits''.
* AppropriatedAppellation: Pandy and Retro name each other in this way upon waking up.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Pandy and Retro both receive life sentences for "trespassing, theft, violence, assault, illegal possession of firearms, and having a really crappy attitude."
* YouFailBiologyForever: The mutants, in general.
* AuthorAppeal: The character designer (and director) also worked on ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''; take a look at Chinko Drill's... "equipment."
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Pandy and Retro react this way when they're first separated at prison. It's an oddly sweet moment, especially considering the characters and the rest of the story.
** [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Pandy's reaction]] to [[spoiler:Retro having his head ripped off by the Big Bad]] also qualifies, as does [[spoiler:their reaction after they finally escape Dead Leaves.]]
* AxCrazy: Retro, The Warden, Triple-Six, and a lot of the inmates qualify for this trope.
-->'''Retro''': ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin DAMN, IT FEELS GOOD TO BE VIOLENT!]]''
* {{Badass}}: Retro, Triple-Six, and Triple-Seven
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: This trope briefly occurs in the first part of Retro and Triple-Seven's fight.
* BookEnds: Both the beginning and end involve Pandy and Retro causing mayhem in a city.
* ClickHello: Pandy's baby makes its introduction to the world by pulling out a pistol and shooting the warden through the stomach -- just before ''it births itself''.
* CloningBlues: Being a clone without the "mutation gene cluster" makes an inmate exceptionally expendable. One inmate remarks:
--> "Oh well, even if we all died tomorrow, there's still a whole nother batch of clones to take our place. C'est la vie."
* ClothingDamage: Pandy goes from the top half of the prison uniform, to... half of that, during her fight with Triple-Six.
* CurseCutShort: "Now, move your asses, ya dumb f-"'''BANG'''
* [[spoiler:DaddyIssues: The Warden]]
* DarkActionGirl: The Warden
* DeadpanSnarker: Retro's delivery was a bit too amped up to be called "deadpan", but Pandy tossed out some cool snarks.
--> '''Pandy''' [to naked Retro]: "The cold isn't doing you any favors. Trust me."
* DerangedAnimation: "Animation that dispenses with all semblance of reality, and sanity, taking the viewer into a nightmare world where anything goes"? Check.
* DisneyDeath: Unlike the aforementioned inmates, [[spoiler:Retro]] does come back, though [[spoiler:he]] subverts the trope by lacking a body upon return.
* EatMe: [[spoiler:What Pandy and Retro's baby does to the giant space caterpillar at the end.]]
* EliteMooks: The robotic guards.
* EroticEating: Pandy sure does love that hot dog...
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Warden.
* ExpressDelivery: Pandy and Retro's baby. The two of them have sex early on in the OVA, and she is visibly pregnant roughly ten minutes later; not long after that, the baby just kind of...comes out ''of its own volition'', but ages super fast and dies in short order, all thanks to [[spoiler:the mutation gene cluster.]]
* TheFaceless: In the few brief flashback shots we see, Retro's human face is always hidden.
* FacelessMasses: Every normal citizen is depicted with the same blank, EyesAlwaysShut expression.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the scene where the prisoners get shot, a penis flies off and into another's mouth. No, really. At 17:38, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, keep your eye on the robot prisoner's head.
* GagPenis: Chinko Drill, one of the inmates, has a large drill for a dick.
* GroinAttack: After one particular explosion, Chinko Drill finds himself landing dick-first into a pile of rubble.
-->'''Retro''': ''"That has '''GOT''' to hurt!"''
** He later uses his drill as a weapon to attack 777 as an actual Groin Attack.
* HumongousMecha: Used as mere cannon fodder during the initial car chase.
* ImmuneToBullets: Triple 6 and Triple 7.
-->'''666''': "I wouldn't use those crappy bullets to ''scratch my ass!''"
* IronicNurseryTune: Actually a children's story, but close enough.
* LargeHam: Retro, oh so much in the dub, especially when he fights.
-->'''Retro''': "DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE VIOLENT!"
-->'''Retro''': "My ass! OH DEAR GOD, it's sucking my ASS!"
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Pandy and Retro have no memory of their past, but know how to get out of their straitjackets and handcuffs, and know their way around the prison.
* LickingTheBlade: 666 does this during his fight with Pandy, remarking "I can taste your panties."
* LivingMacguffin: The mutant gene cluster that can make the BigBad all-powerful [[spoiler: turns out to be the pink patch around Pandy's eye]].
* LullDestruction: The dub is an example of this ''[[{{Woolseyism}} totally]]'' [[{{Woolseyism}} working]]. The vast majority of the quotes on this page are dub-exclusive, as the people in charge of the Japanese script forgot to add much humor until they were at least halfway done.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Fired at a bunch of robots with [[RuleOfCool ONE rocket launcher]].
* MadeOfExplodium: If it is mechanical, it can explode.
** Pandy exploits this by cracking the casing of a statue open and extracting a football sized cylinder - which she then jammed in to [[spoiler: 777]]'s torso and detonated.
* MauveShirt: Chinko Drill, as well as a few other inmates, get enough characterization to become endearing.
* MeaningfulName: Pandy and Retro are pretty obvious, but as for Chinko Drill, well..."''chinko''" is Japanese slang for "penis".
* MindScrew: There has to be some symbolism in there other than the obvious varieties through that children's story...
* MoreDakka: The basis of several fight scenes, most obviously Retro vs. 777.
* MrExposition: The Doctor seems to be a parody of this. He gives a speech to Pandy about halfway through that seems to explain the movie's entire backstory... but Pandy is talking over him the entire time, so neither she nor the viewers actually hear what he's saying. [[spoiler:Then 666 appears out of nowhere and kills him.]]
* NightmareFace: [[EldritchAbomination The giant caterpillar]] near the end.
* The NumberOfTheBeast: 666 and his sidekick 777, [[JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac The Number Of The Moose]].
* OffhandBackhand
* OffModel: The visuals are extremely stylized and there is actually no model. Yes, even OffModel [[TropesAreNotBad can be good.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We don't actually get told if Pandy and Retro even ''have'' real names (because after a certain point...does it even matter?). They get "Pandy" and "Retro" because, respectively, Retro observes that the mark on her face makes her look like a panda bear, and Pandy retorts that that old-school TV on Retro's head makes him look like a dumbass.
* OnlySaneMan: Retro when he's not around Pandy. Pandy, otherwise.
* [[ThePowerOfLove The Power Of Love(making)]]: Sex breaks Pandy and Retro out of their cell. No, really.
* PregnantBadass: Pandy, through most of the movie.
* PrisonRape: And oh, dear Lord, it's done by [[ThisIsADrill Chinko.]]
-->'''Chinko''': You want me to kiss you first?
* RedShirtArmy: Pretty much the prison's entire population, guards and inmates alike.
* RightThroughHisPants: Pandy and Retro have sex while wearing the prison's standard outfit (best described as an overgrown straitjacket).
-->That was some serious boot-knockin'!
** Pandy chides Retro for initially trying to enter the wrong hole.
* RuleOfCool
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Triple-Six turns his arms into [[BladeBelowTheShoulder swords]], while Triple-Seven's body turns into guns.
* ShoutOut: Arguably, the Drill Penis is a nod to TetsuoTheIronMan.
** Dub-only example: "[[Film/BackToTheFuture Let's make like a tree and get the hell out of here!]]"
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' serves as one to ''Dead Leaves''.
* SpoilerOpening: If you look between both words of the title when it appears on screen, you can see [[spoiler: the developing fetus of Pandy's baby as foreshadowing.]]
* SurprisePregnancy: Pandy starts getting morning sickness on the train, and doesn't know what's wrong with her. The doctor quickly clears up the situation and loudly boasts it to the train.
-->'''Doctor:''' "Looks like '''SOMEONE'S''' a little bit ''PREGNANT!''"
-->'''Inmates:''' "HURRAY!!!"
* ThisIsADrill: See GagPenis. [[{{Squick}} Ow.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: 666 and 777 (pronounced Triple-Six and Triple-Seven in the dub).
* TransformingMecha: Lots here, but of particular note is one that transforms from [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative a dump truck's back]].
* [[DualWielding Triple Wielding]]: Retro pulls this off. '''Somehow.'''
* TVHeadRobot: Retro
* WorldOfHam [[WorldGoneMad Gone Mad]]: Well, it's actually the moon. Everyone there looks and acts insane and hams it up at every possible moment.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Both played comically straight and spectacularly averted. On Earth, ''every single person'' [[OnlySixFaces looks the same]] (with an EyesAlwaysShut [[OnlySixFaces face]]), but on the moon, ''every single one'' of the prisoners -- even those who show up for a background appearance -- possess a unique appearance.

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