''G-On Riders'' is a 13 episode (with a '14th episode' {{Ecchi}} {{OVA}}) {{Fanservice}} filled {{Meganekko}} {{Anime}} about the adventures of [[GenkiGirl Yuuki Kurama]], [[ActionGirl Sela Arashiyama]] and super shy [[{{Ojou}} Yayoi Hoshikawa]] as they fight off alien attacks with the combined powers of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] and {{Magical Girl}}s with the unusual PowerUp of putting on glasses (though they stop bothering to take them off about halfway through the series). In support of their adventures are {{Unlucky Everydude}}/{{Badass Normal}} Ichiro [[spoiler: especially after he gains the ability to become Cosmo Banchou, the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiment]] of Manliness]], the [[HelloNurse school nurse Mio Sanada]], who is also the one who developed the girls' powersource ([[spoiler: as well as being the ''younger'' sister of the [[ManBehindTheMan antagonists]]]], a pair of BridgeBunnies and the CasanovaWannabe, with a crush on the doctor, School Principal.
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!!This anime contains examples of the following tropes:

* AfterTheEnd: Most of the world has been conquered by the attacking aliens, except for Japan and the surrounding areas.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The glasses (and their powersouce) that the girls use, [[spoiler: as well as Ichiro's True Nature and the source of his powers]]
* ArtShift: Done whenever Ichiro [[spoiler: transforms into Cosmo Banchou]], or when a male character is being {{Badass}} or DeadSerious about something.
* BadassLongcoat: Exemplified to the point of parody by Cosmo Banchou, with a bit of 80's {{Shonen}} manga hero and Distilled Manliness (the back of his coat even says "Male" in big gold kanji) mixed in for good measure.
* BadassNormal: Ichiro, who has no superpowers except extreme durability. [[spoiler: He's actually a cyborg and when he becomes manly enough, gains the ability to turn into [[BadassLongcoat Cosmo Banchou]] by doing manly things and [[ShoutOut putting on a mask]].]]
* {{BFS}}: Especially Sera's sword, but the other girl's weapons probably qualify aswell.
* CallingYourAttacks: Subverted in that the attack names change each time.
* CoolBigSis: Inverted by Mio. [[spoiler: She's actually the younger sister, but looks older because of unintentional time travel.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: No one ever addresses the school's Pricipal or President by name.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Mio's is actually ThePlan to free her sister.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Lots of it early on, then it starts to cut down some, except for the [[{{Meganekko}} glasses thing]].
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: The three main girls, but especially Yuki, [[spoiler: who is the most powerful, both physically and in their Tokimeki powers.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Ai, who makes all the HumongousMecha. She even fixes a car with a dead engine in about 30 seconds.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Lots of it from Sera and Yuki, especially when they use their special attacks.
* GirlNextDoor: Yuki has a lot of this kind of charm.
* GratuitousEnglish: Played with and mostly subverted. Only one episode has any more english than is resonable (its even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] for hilarity) and the only character who would know and use english [[BerserkButton doesn't understand it at all]].
* HeelFaceTurn
* HiredGuns: The aliens were contracted to take over the earth.
* HotScientist: Dr. Mio Sanada who wears a [[ShoutOut skin-tight body suit]] under her labcoat.
* HumanAliens: All but one of the aliens shown, the other is a CatGirl.
* HumongousMecha: Called "Fancy Beasts" and usually in some {{Kawaiiko}} and childish design. [[spoiler: Even the school building gets in on the act. It even [[TransformingMecha transforms]]!]]
* ImprobableAge: All the aliens [[spoiler: except Dr. Sanada]] are, at least physically (and usually mentally, aswell), prepubescent girls, who are charged with conquering an entire planet.
* IWantToBeARealMan: Ichiro's primary motivation in everything he does [[spoiler: and the source of his powers]].
* {{Kawaiiko}}: The aliens, their mecha. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by a character commenting that the latest one is "really cute"
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: The Principal, who has all the suave and charismatic traits but is constantly failing at getting the one castmember he wants.
* ManBehindTheMan: The alien's unseen [[spoiler: until episode 12]] client, who communicates with them by taking over the body of one and speaking through her.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: [[spoiler: This and BeamSpam are used by the School Principal against the alien's [=UFO=], to no effect whatsoever.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Pretty much the entire point of the show, to the point where every female character (even the ''Statue Of Liberty'') shown after the first 4 episodes or so have glasses.
* MegumiHayashibara: Yayoi fits this rather well.
* {{Meido}}: A [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robot]] alien one, even!
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Both used straight and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
--> '''Mako:''' They wouldn't expect two attacks in ''one day'', now would thay?
* NinjaLog: Yuuki does this in a late episode.
* OnceAnEpisode: Ichiro spends most of the series attempting to return a pair of panties that Yuuki lost in the first episode. [[spoiler: He eventually manages it, only to discover that she lost another pair in that episode's fight.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Yuki practically lives off this trope, using it as her primary motivation in life. [[spoiler: The aliens are all even converted in this manner. They even get [[HeterosexualLifePartners paired friendships]] with the main heroes.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Averted best with Zero's HeelFaceTurn when [[spoiler: TheDragon]] [[BigBad Mako]] activates her self-destruct. [[spoiler: Only to have her be rescued from it by Cosmo Banchou, who had no idea there was a bomb in her. Being an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]], she, of course, falls in love with him.]]
* RuleOfCool: Used by a few characters, mostly Cosmo Banchou, who is more or less powered by this.
* RuleOfThree: There are three main aliens to the three main girls, [[spoiler:
* ShoutOut: Several, mostly to the MagicalGirl genre, as well as few to classic SuperSentai, such as TheWarRoom [[spoiler: and Mio's CoolShip]]. Even one to the Nintendo Virtual Boy.
* TokenMinority: Sera is of obvious European descent, though her backstory never goes into it.
* UnwantedHarem: Ichiro spends most of the anime trying to confess his love, or at least return her panties in a [[{{Badass}} suitably impressive]] manner. Just a bit into the series, both Sera [[spoiler: who knows about his SecretIdentity]], Yayoi (who is terribly afraid of men, leading to obvious results) and even [[spoiler: alien [[{{Meido}} maid]] Zero]] start to try to get with him.

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