Anime / Neo Ranga

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Neo Ranga is a 1998 anime that mixes elements of family drama with social satire, as well as political and religious commentary, focusing on the Musashino area of contemporary Tokyo, and the trials and tribulations of locals in relation to the Shimabara sisters (Minami, Ushio and Yuuhi), three somewhat odd young women who live odd lives.

Oh, and there are monsters and mecha in there somewhere, too.

It was released in the US by ADV Films.

This show provides examples of:

  • Spoiler Opening: Both openings spoil events that happen at the very end of their run on the show, such as the girls' near execution, the Curiotes, and Ranga's ultimate fate.
  • Those Two Guys: Female example with Ushio's friends.
  • Title-Only Opening: For the first four episodes.
  • Untrusting Community: One of the main concepts of the show.
  • Victorious Loser: "Paradise has disappeared."
  • When Trees Attack: The Kyoshin Hatsune.
  • Yakuza: Yuuhi, the most cynical of the girls, at least once has used Ranga to attack the Yakuza. Ushio and Minami weren't happy, logically.

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