"We the people, who are dedicated to protecting the common good, do hereby charge you with trespassing, theft, violence, assault, illegal possession of firearms, and a really crappy attitude! You are therefore sentenced to life imprisonment in the DL Correctional Facility on the moon."
One can describeDead Leaveshere. Alternately, one can simply resort to describing Dead Leaves as the unholy bastard child of FLCL and Superjail!made after doing a rhino-sized dose of super-distilled crack cocaine and LSD.Either way, things will get 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 Neck Snap martial arts move, ridiculous amounts of gunplay, a battle with a giant robot, and probably a hundred dead policemen.All in about 4 minutes.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 sex scene, the prisoner with a drill for a penis, the insane warden, and the strange children's story?This OVA shares a director with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and FLCL's fifth episode — which explains both very little and oh-so-much…Both Netflix and 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.
Animesque: Dead Leaves inverts this trope; the design aesthetic seems inspired by American underground comics.
Anyone Can Die: 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.
Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: 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.
Pandy's reaction to Retro having his head ripped off by the Big Bad also qualifies, as does their reaction after they finally escape Dead Leaves.
A bit of Reality Subtext (see below) makes this especially funny and heartwarming.
Ax-Crazy: Retro, The Warden, Triple-Six, and a lot of the inmates qualify for this trope.
Express Delivery: 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 the mutation gene cluster.
The Faceless: In the few brief flashback shots we see, Retro's human face is always hidden.
Freeze-Frame Bonus: 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.
Gag Penis: Chinko Drill, one of the inmates, has a large drill for a dick.
Groin Attack: 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.
Large Ham: 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!"
Laser-Guided Amnesia: 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.
Licking the Blade: 666 does this during his fight with Pandy, remarking "I can taste your panties."
Living Macguffin: The mutant gene cluster that can make the Big Bad all-powerful turns out to be the pink patch around Pandy's eye.
Lull Destruction: The dub is an example of this totallyworking. 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.
Only Known by Their Nickname: 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.
Only Sane Man: Retro when he's not around Pandy. Pandy, otherwise.
You All Look Familiar: Both played comically straight and spectacularly averted. On Earth, every single personlooks the same (with an Eyes Always Shutface), but on the moon, every single one of the prisoners — even those who show up for a background appearance — possess a unique appearance.