An anime by A-1 Pictures and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu, which started airing during the Fall 2013 Anime Season.It is Twenty Minutes into the Future, and while our planet is still aesthetically familiar, Humongous Mecha are now commonplace, and are used by both terrorist groups and the international authorities to capture specific targets.The story follows the Ferrari sisters, Hazuki, Kazuki, and Hozuki, often referred to as the "Galileo Girls" or the "Galileo Sisters". All three girls are descended from the legendary astronomer and inventor Galileo Galilei. It is for this reason that they are now being targeted for kidnapping by multiple criminal organizations, seemingly because they possess "Galileo's Inheritance."
Deus ex Machina: The ending is rather guilty of this, as the majority of the conflicts in the series are resolved offscreen.
Dropped a Bridge on Him: The end of episode 2 reveals that the girls' mom was shot in the head offscreen. She survives with her knowledge and skills in tact, but does not remember her family and is under the complete control of her captors. Their dad was on the run.
Dysfunctional Family: Divorced and bickering parents, alcoholic Law School flunkie oldest daughter, class-skipping Emo Teen middle child, youngest kid locking herself in a basement creating weapons of mass destruction without her parents' knowledge...
It Works Better with Bullets: Taken a step further. After Hazuki gets Cicinho's gun away from him and threatens him with it, he nonchalantly points out that it was never loaded in the first place.
Kangaroo Court: The "trial" in the final episode is shown to be quite blatantly rigged in Adni Moon's favor.
Laser-Guided Karma: Hazuki gives some of their limited supply of food to a homeless man. He turns out to have built a "mini-doctor," which he uses later to save Hozuki's life after she falls off a building. He also has the moon sketch they were looking for, and gives it to them for free, since they gave him a chance to redeem himself for failing to finish the doctor device quickly enough to save his sick daughter. It's like laser-guided karma dominoes!
Episode 11 has the Adni Moon company being outed for having framed them and their attacks on other Methane Hydrate providers.
Laughably Evil: Cicinho appears to have gone into piracy not for the treasure but for teh lulz.
The Men in Black: The would-be kidnappers in the first episode appear to be this.
MacGuffin: Galileo's inheritance, or the "Galileo Tesoro" as Anna calls it. None of the heroes even know what it is, but all the baddies are determined to steal it from them.
Mega Corp.: Adni Moon has a near total monopoly in the energy business
Million to One Chance: Inverted? Grande Rosso takes control of the ship away from Hozuki when she tries to save Theo and Karen because there was a 99.8% chance they would be shot down.
Nebulous Criminal Conspiracy: One of these has formed around the goal of acquiring "Galileo's inheritance" for some unknown purpose. Practically everyone they meet in their hometown seems to be involved. Even the police are in on it.
No Sympathy: After all three girls are nearly kidnapped, all their mother does is lecture them for the umpteenth time about how they aren't living up to their heritage.
Opposites Attract: The girls' parents. Mom is a strict-nanny-like engineer; Dad is a kindhearted scientist who dresses like a hippie. Subverted: they're divorced.
Police Are Useless: The cops do make an effort to stop the bad guys, presumably. But they're effortlessly brushed aside offscreen. Then it turns out that they're working with the villains.
Write Back to the Future: Galileo's sketches contain messages to Hozuki, whom he has deduced to be a traveler from another era, including instructions for synthesizing the mysterious substance in her hourglass thing.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Not a single person freaks out over the fact that Hozuki is being chased down by a strange aircraft, despite the fact that it's flying below buildings in streets that are too narrow for cars and lined with residential town houses. Weirdly, the locals do take notice when a giant airship shows up later.
Viewers Are Goldfish: Don't worry about forgetting these three are descendants of Galileo. The show makes sure to remind you about every 3 sentences.
It gets better as the show goes on. By the eighth episode, it is not mentioned once.
Wham Episode: Episode 9. Hozuki gets accidentally sent to the past, she meets the real Galileo Galilei, and she's stuck there.
What Happened To The Goldfish?: Hozuki retrieves her goldfish from the wreckage after the first battle. She gets interrupted while looking for a new tank for it, and the whole issue is suddenly forgotten.
Shown to be alive and well in Episode 9. There was actually nothing to fear for because it's a robot.