Jewel BEM Hunter Lime
is a 3-episode Magical Girl
OVA from 1996. The story begins when two denizens of the magical world, Lime
, are chasing a demon who has stolen six power gems
. They botch the job
and allow the demon to escape into the human world where he accidentally scatters the gems over the city below. It's now up to Lime and Bass to track down the gems
before they transform into monsters and start causing trouble for the inhabitants of the human world.
This anime provides examples of:
- Blob Monster: Poogie is a little yellow blob with big eyes who can transform into anything.
- Brains and Brawn: Lime and Bass respectively.
- Bunny Girl: Lime transforms into one in the first episode.
- Cut Short: It certainly gives this impression, since they only collect three of the six gems and there's no finale.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In his true form, Bass is a demonic-looking guy with bat wings and three red eyes. His appearance even scares a Monster of the Week so badly that it runs away in a screaming panic.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Mr. Candle successfully traps Bass by making a wax statue of a sexy woman, which Bass promptly glomps and then gets stuck to.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: The search for the gems drives the plot.
- Hammerspace: Subverted; Lime does whip out a giant mallet to hit Bass with at one point, but it's a transformed Poogie.
- Hospital Hottie: Another of Lime's outfits.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Mr. Candle just wants modern people to use and appreciate candles again.
- Killer Rabbit: The BEMs, with the exception of Mr. Purse, who's harmless.
- Leotard of Power: Lime's default outfit.
- Loveable Sex Maniac: Bass spends most of his time ogling and/or hitting on any
- MacGuffin: The six gems.
- Magical Girl: It's a mixture of Cute Witch and Magic Warrior tropes.
- Megaton Punch: Lime does this to Bass whenever he's in perv mode. Which is often.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Mr. Purse knows that he's supposed to be an evil monster, but he's such a sweetheart that he totally fails at being evil.
- Monster of the Week: The BEMs are an unusually cute version of this trope.
- Ms. Fanservice: Lime spends a lot of time wearing a parade of fanservice-y outfits.
- Muggle Best Friend: Mizuki to Lime.
- No Ontological Inertia: When a BEM is successfully captured and turned back into a gem, all the effects of its magic disappear.
- Odd Couple: Lime and Bass, who end up bickering quite a lot as a result.
- Ojou Ringlets: Mizuki
- Opera Gloves: Lime wears pink ones.
- Panty Thief: Mr. Purse, except he always asks the girls first, so he fails at the "thief" part, which Bass points out to him.
- Pet the Dog: When Mr. Candle rescues a cat from being hit by a car and giggles when it starts nuzzling him.
- Pointy Ears: Lime and Bass, and everyone else from their world.
- Poke the Poodle: Mr. Purse's various attempts to be evil.
- Pokémon Speak: Poogie
- Punny Name: Mr. C. Ringe is... a syringe.
- Rapunzel Hair: Lime hair reaches to her feet.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted; Bass has red eyes in his powered-up form, but he's one of the heroes.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The BEMs. Also Poogie.
- Taken for Granite: Mr. Candle has the power to turn people into statues by coating them in wax.
- Team Pet: Poogie
- Thigh-High Boots: Lime, to match her Opera Gloves.
- Third Eye: Bass gets one in his powered-up form.
- Transformation Sequence: Lime gets a brief naked one.
- Transformation Trinket: Lime's choker.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Poogie can turn into pretty much anything.
- White Hair, Black Heart The villain at the beginning of the series.
- Winged Humanoid: Lime's true form is basically an attractive woman with angel wings.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lime has turquoise hair, and Bass has purple hair.