->'''"[[CatchPhrase I am feeling... incredibly]] [[HotBlooded hot blooded]] [[CatchPhrase right now]]!!"'''
-->--''Baba Lamune''

Our [[KidHero hero]], Baba Lamune encounters a mysterious girl selling video games on his way home from school. When he gets back home, he starts playing the game he bought, named "King Sccasher". After playing for hours, he beats the game -- and then the girl who sold him the game comes out from the television. She introduces herself as Miruku (Milk) and asks him to save her [[MagicalLand world]] -- Hara-Hara World -- from a EvilOverlord. And then she promptly drags him into the TV before he could ask any question or say no... HumongousMecha and [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity ensue]].

''NG Knight Lamune & 40'' is a [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld traditional]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek and]] [[BlackAndWhiteMorality straight]] [[SuperRobotGenre forward]] [[KidHero Young Hero]] {{Shonen}} series, which is quite a popular theme for the age group.

''NG Knight Lamune & 40'' premiered in 1990; it [[NoExportForYou was never distributed by any English-language production company]], despite the fact that it was dubbed in Arabic, Korean and Cantonese. The series was originally followed by 2 {{OVA}} series: ''NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX'' and then ''NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX''. They were both aimed at an older age group than the original. In 1996, a full-fledged sequel, ''VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire'' was broadcast. This version spawned its own OVA sequel, ''VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh'' -- which the ''only'' installment released in English (as ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle Knights of Lamune]]'').

Note: Not related in any way to the 2005 ''VisualNovel/{{Lamune}}'' anime.

!! The ''Lamune & 40'' franchise provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: As expected since this IS written by Satoru Akahori
* AnimeHair
* AnimeThemeSong: All of the openings and endings
* AnimationBump: The later episodes
* BaldOfEvil: Don Harumage
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: In fact, everyone can. The [[TheMultiverse Doki-Doki Space]] seems to have air.
* BigEater: Milk
* BigOlEyebrows: It's a common feature in Takehiko Ito's character designs, this also shows up in his other series, ''Manga/OutlawStar'', ''Anime/KOBeast'' and ''Manga/LordOfLordsRyuKnight''
* CatchPhrase: For Lamune, it's "ORE WA IMA MOREZUNI!! NEKKETSU SHITERU!", which translates to "My blood is really boiling!! Right NOW!!"
** And for Da Cider, it's "Yatte yaruze!", which is a shout out to Anime/{{Dancougar}} as Creator/KazukiYao voices both Shinobu & Da Cider.
* CoDragons: The last four of Don Harumage's mecha army, they even have dragon like designs.
* CombinationAttack: King Sccasher [[spoiler: and Queen Cideron.]]
* CombiningMecha
* CoolShip
* TheCorruption: A few of the villain's initial mechs were corrupted allies of King Sccasher [[spoiler: including those that Lamune destroyed.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Kinda...the original main cast of ''NG Knight Lamune & 40'' was unfortunately pushed to the wayside in ''VS Knight'' with only Lamune, Milk & Da Cider frequently contributing to the events of the series. The manga was a bit better about this, ESPECIALLY during the final chapters.
** Though compared to the characters from the original series who didn't show up AT ALL in ''VS Knight'', Lamune, Milk, Da Cider, Cocoa & Lesqua should consider themselves lucky.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Nearly every song featured in the series.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Lamune (after the Japanese soft drink), Milk, Cocoa, Lesqua, [[spoiler:Cafe au Lait]], Da ''Cider'', and many more.
* FieryRedhead: More like "Fiery Magenta", but Milk and her {{Expy}} Parfait.
* InstantCosplaySurprise: In the ''DX'' OVA, when Milk and Lesqua get enraged by Lamune and [[spoiler:Da Cider]]'s perverted intention to rescue two barely clothed beautiful ladies, they and their sister Cocoa pursue them [[spoiler: "disguised" as [[Franchise/SailorMoon Seinaru Milky, Seinaru Cacao, and Seinaru Lemon]] ]] and [[InTheNameOfTheMoon punish]] them for their misdeeds.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Da Cider and Lesqua, most of the villain's mechs]] and also [[spoiler: Narcist Dandy & Pheromone Lip in ''VS Knight''.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: The final episode of ''VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire'', [[spoiler:KillEmAll ensues, but they get better afterward.]]
* HotBlooded: AND HOW!
* HotterAndSexier: ''VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fresh''. As a direct to video [=OVA=], this series uped the FanService to nudity and far less subtle sexual references.
* HumongousMecha: There are [[spoiler:40]] of them in total. In the original series, with the villain's final mecha topping all of them.
* IdiotHero
* LegacyCharacter: ''VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire'' has a boy named Lamunade take up the role of "Lamuness" after Lamune; the series eventually explores the history of the original Lamuness, and a future iteration of the cycle is a major plot point in ''Fresh''.
* NoodlePeople: Not as prominent as in Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s works, but this is sort of another prominent feature in Takehiko Ito's character designs.
** Ditto for ''VS Knight'' since it has Tsukasa Kotobuki in charge of the character designs.
** Averted in the manga version of ''VS Knight'' anyone familiar with [[Manga/SgtFrog Mine]] [[Manga/ArcadeGamerFubuki Yoshizaki's]] work [[{{Fanservice}} would know why.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lamunade, the protagonist of the second series looks like he's 10 (which is how old Lamune was in the first series), however Lamunade's actually 15 and in middle school.
* OffModel: One of the reasons why episode four is considered the worst episode of the first series.
* PantheraAwesome: King Sccasher [[spoiler: and Queen Cideron.]]
* PointyEars: Milk, Cocoa and later [[spoiler: Lesqua.]]
* PsychicPowers: Each of CoDragons has one.
* ShoutOut: Being a parody series, there are PLENTY of them.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''KOBeast'' and to a certain extent ''Anime/CyberteamInAkihabara''
* TransformingMecha
* {{Tsundere}}: Milk, although this is actually one of the reasons why she's one of the most hilarious characters in this show.
** This is also the case with [[{{Expy}} Parfait]] in the second series.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Parfait and Cacao, especially in the final OVA.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Controlling HumongousMecha with 2 control rod? May be justified as the Target age group is low enough for that to be ok.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Quite a few characters and mecha from the original series that were nowhere to be seen in ''VS Knight''.
* YearInsideHourOutside
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Da Cider, Cocoa, Cacao, Drum...well basically the majority of the cast in both series tbh.