Solty Rei is a manga and 26-episode anime series that follows Roy Revant, a widowed bounty hunter who captures criminals for the Maverick Hunters agency (not that one), in a city where a phenomenon called the Aurora Shell prevents air travel (anything approaching is struck by lightning) and interferes with electronics. Then, Roy's rather unhappy life is inverted when an unusual girl named Solty literally falls into his life...
Anachronic Order - In one specific case: If you're watching the DVD set, after episode 9, go to the last disc and watch "B1" & "B2", then go back to 10. B1 & B2 were interquels, set between 9 & 10, but cut from the Japanese broadcast. It's pretty funny, too.
Bio-Augmentation: "Proceeds" are revealed to be this: byproducts of the Blast Fall (all female) who develop assorted superhuman abilities. The RUC squad is shown to be Proceeds. Eventually, Rose is revealed to be this and why she looks different from when she was Roy's daughter Rita.
Brainwashed - It is never really clear if Rose was or was not, as the series even mentions that would be a bad idea because it could hamper her performance. It can be assumed that it may have been used earlier on her to prevent her from contacting anyone.
It's later shown to be at least partially More than Mind Control: a product of Ashley carefully justifying his cause to Rose, and as far as it goes, the Jerkass Has a Point: he is attempting The Starscream against a renegade AI that wants to control humanity. It's only when things really went wild that she decided to see things for herself and set up her turning back around.
Cybernetics Eat Your Soul - Resemble tech may be expensive, but it's considered otherwise innucuous...until Ashley reveals that Resemble tech was the product of Eunomia—he was the first to receive it—and Resemble serves as a trump card for Eunomia, allowing it to Mind Control anyone equipped so.
Dead All Along - Why did no more colonits come from the ship? This is why. Apparently, they fell victim to a plague that spread through the ship. Those already on the ground managed to miss it, but this event was the catalyst for some of the series' more tragic plotlines. Solty reveals this to Ashley just before he dies.
Distant Finale: Takes place five years after the climax, covering how all the protagonists are doing, with the exception of Solty, who is still MIA after destroying the renegade colony ship. Roy assumes, correctly, she's still in space. After the credits, however, it skips forward again twelve years after that, where Roy is in space, having finally grown tired of waiting and decided to find her himself. And he does: frozen and half-wrecked, but still conscious, and he breaks down in tears of relief.
Diving Save - Done multiple times, by both Roy and Solty.
Earth All Along - Inverted. The audience is left to assume the series is set on Earth, but late in the series, the world is revealed to be a colony world, and the Aurora Shell is revealed to be a terraforming device that helps generate the necessary atmosphere.
Easy Amnesia - After hitting a metal beam headfirst, Solty can't remember her past or her real name.
Fond Memories That Could Have Been - Roy Revant, Solty's aloof and coldly distant adoptive father frantically pleaded for his little girl to not go through with the suicidal Heroic Sacrifice to save the planet, even going as far as telling her that he would take her to the amusement park like any father would his daughter. She simply smiles with tears in her eyes, and says that she's happy to have been his daughter, and bravely steps into the shuttle to her doom.
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! - Miranda doesn't just hit Roy to bring him out of his Heroic BSOD, she beats the tar out of him. It's stated that this isn't the first time concussive maintenance was applied.
If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him - Everybody present pulls this on Rose to keep her from killing the man who murdered her best friend when she was just a child. It works but as soon as Rose is out of sight and earshot, her brother Larry kills the murderer anyway.
Manly Tears: Roy sheds some genuinely believable manly tears when it's known that he might lose one of his daughters, Solty, because of the events of the final episode (staying after the credits shows that Solty survived).
Meaningful Echo - Will, who Solty befriends in the desert, often states something and then says, "just kidding!" due to his carefree nature. This happens constantly during his episode until the last time, when he tries to hide the fact that he loves her, even when he knows he'll die soon. After he dies, Solty begins to use that saying from then on, to remind her of him.
Really 700 Years Old - Solty, Ashley and Joseph are all revealed to have been alive since the planet's colonization over 200 years ago: Solty (as Dike) due to being the ship's android avatar, Ashley and (assumed) Joseph due to early Resemble implants.
Robot Girl - Initially assumed to just have a lot of cybernetic enhancement, Solty is revealed to be one.
Rummage Sale Reject - Solty picks the... unusual outfit after Roy says he "loves it" without looking at it just to get her to pick an outfit.
Sadistic Choice - In the Grand Finale, Roy is being forced by Ashley to choose between Rose and Solty, both captured. Roy takes a third option and shoots his own arm with his free hand so he wouldn't be forced to shoot. Ashley shoots him instead and a very pissed off Solty and Power Armored Rose free themselves.
Shoot the Dog - When Larry Anderson is involved, criminals don't survive the day.