Anime: Maze Megaburst Space
Ru ru raju vajra maha agni MAHA FAIGAR!!!
Mei Ikaruga is a mild-mannered Japanese college student, when one day, she wakes up in a partly ruined house with no idea how she got there or anything else except that her name is Maze. She promptly rescues the princess Mill from a band of attacking orcs, which are accompanied by Humongous Mecha
, and in the process, discovers that she's one of the most powerful "luminators" (wizards) anywhere, and a competent pilot for Mill's powerful Humongous Mecha
. Mill's kingdom has just been overrun by an evil force, and Maze decides to protect her.
Then the sun goes down, and Maze abruptly turns into a male Handsome Lech
(From Satoru Akahori, the creator of Saber Marionette J
, Sorcerer Hunters
, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
Provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Solude, Rapier.
- Affectionate Parody: This is a work by Satoru Akahori, and the show itself pretty much is a parody of the mecha and fantasy genres.
- All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: Dulger's summoning sequence, only if it's during the day. Stops happening about halfway through the series.
- Applied Phlebotinum
- Badass Normal: Aster.
- Beach Episode
- BFS: Aster's weapon of choice is a huge sword.
- Big Bad: The Creator, head of the Jaina Holy Group.
- Bi the Way: Mill is cheerfully indiscriminate about which form Maze in when she hits on him/her.
- Bodyguard Crush: Rapier had one of these for her king.
- Body Swap: The after effects of a potion to seal Maze's magic also screws up the transformation and temporarily results in Male Maze's personality controlling the female form and vice versa.
- Blood Knight: Male Maze. Nothing extreme but the guy loves to fight, especially at the beginning.
- Butch Lesbian: Solude and, to some extent, Medusa.
- Calling Your Attacks
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Just the smell can get Rapier drunk.
- Cast from Hit Points: Since Phantom Light power can't be used normally in Maze's homeworld, Gorgeous delves into more and more subversive arts that take a serious toll on his body.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Mill
- Conflict Ball: Even late in the series, Woman Maze will frequently re-discover her issues with fighting at the worst of times.
- A Day in the Limelight: Solude gets one of these.
- Deadly Upgrade: The original Namchi was bad enough, but a few episodes later it shows up badder than ever. It also seems to take a great toll out on its pilot, Gorgeous.
- Debut Queue
- Deus ex Machina: The sun always seems to set in time for Man Maze to take over and curb stomp whoever had been previously beating around Woman Maze. Of course, the reverse can also happen, leading to the next example...
- Diabolus Ex Machina: In a reversal of the previous example, the Sun rises during Maze's first encounter with Gorgeous, just as Man Maze was about to finish off his Undeader, Gord. Woman Maze manages to keep it together, however.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Gorgeous' fusions with Namchi, among other things, would most likely have killed him, if Man Maze didn't do it first.
- Evil Laugh: Some of the bad guys and Male Maze.
- Fanservice: ESPECIALLY episode 26, the episode that never got released in the US/CAN.
- Even moreso in the laserdisc version
- Gender Bender: Maze, who combines this with Fusion Dance since each form has a separate personality. Also The Creator.
- Handsome Lech: Male Maze.
- Heel-Face Turn: Sir Thanus, after Bartonian tries to make him into a scapegoat for their early losses. He and his troops begin to essentially curb stomp the Bartonian empire's forces from there.
- Hot-Blooded: Male Maze, as expected from a mecha-riding character voiced by Tomokazu Seki. Oddly enough, not Akira.
- Hotter and Sexier: The short OVA manages to leave Randy and Mill mostly-naked for the majority of the show.
- Episode 26, nuff said
- Also the case with the laserdisc version, the Region 1 DVD release unfortunately was sourced from the censored TV version
- Humongous Mecha
- If It's You, It's Okay: Ranchiki, gay for Male Maze but claims to be willing to settle for Female Maze since both are still Maze.
- Incest Subtext: Mei and Akira are really close.
- Instant Runes
- Intersex: Mill, in the light novels, manga, and in episode 26 of the anime.
- Interspecies Romance: Fairies and humans, required as the former is a One-Gender Race.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: More specifically, on certain days fairies transform into human women, and are supposed to mate before they transform back. (Randy becomes notably flirty when she transforms.)
- Kawaisa: Mill is cute, though a bit bratty at times.
- King Incognito: Gold is really King Farmount.
- Ki Attacks
- Language of Magic: The language that spells are cast in.
- Larynx Dissonance: One episode has the Female Maze transform into the Male Maze's body, but stay as the Female Maze mentally, and the next does it in reverse. In both situations the voice work is hilariously bad for the gender, but this may have been intentional.
- Lost Technology
- Love Dodecahedron
- Meaningful Name: Maze. Also combined with the Punny Name (two Meis).
- Medieval European Fantasy: Though it has many medieval Japanese settings as well.
- One-Gender Race: Fairies
- Out of Focus: Aster pretty much exists out of focus. From his first appearance onward, his entire thing is to cut things up with his BFS and act perverted. It's at it's worst midway through the series, where you could remove him and Solude without changing things very much. Solude herself is only saved by a Day in the Limelight or two.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Gorgeous
- Phlebotinum Breakdown
- Pronoun Trouble: Though not exactly a pronoun, Mill refers to Maze as Oneenii-sama.
- Psycho Lesbian: Solude's ex, Medusa.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: And non-schoolgirl lesbians, too, namely Solude.
- Shotacon: Randy likes 'em young.
- Shout-Out: One of the mecha in this series resembles EVA-01 from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- Skinship Grope: Female Maze gets grope many times, whether accidentally or for whatever reason.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: Maze; don't want to say more than that.
- Solomon Divorce
- Split Personality: Somewhat, and with a twist.
- The Empire: The Jaina Holy Group really fits this trope.
- Theme Naming
- The Unwanted Harem: Everyone wants one or both of the Maze; male Maze wants everyone.
- The Worf Effect: Aster and Solude generally get beaten around within the first minute of any Monster of the Week attack.
- Time Travel: On several occasions.
- Transformation Sequence
- Trapped in Another World: Subversion: she gets home halfway through the series, and her friends follow her.
- Verbal Tic: Mill's "Ukyuu!"
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Maze's shirt provides a common place for Randy to hang out.
- Worthy Opponent: Sir Thanus. He also makes for an even worthier ally.