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.
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.
Distant Finale: Takes place several years after the climax, covering how all the protagonists are doing, with the exception of Solty, who had sacrificed her life saving the world from a meteor. After the credits, however, it skips forward again 12 years after that, where Roy, in space, discovers the frozen body of a rotted, but still conscious, Solty floating with the rest of the space debris, and breaks down in tears.
Diving Save - Done multiple times, by both Roy and Solty.
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.
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 the tentacles launched at him. Ashley shoots him instead and a very pissed off Solty frees herself.
Shoot the Dog - When Larry Anderson is involved, criminals don't survive the day.