"Currently, hundred of different alien species come and go, living their lives on the Earth. Species that come in peace, aggressive warlike species... Aliens with all kinds of personalities live among us, maintaining a precarious balance."
Contrary to the belief of its native inhabitants, Mankind isn't the only sentient species living on Earth. Actually, individuals of about five hundred alien species call Earth home for reasons as diverse as their biological peculiarities. The Diskun and Erald, for example, come to Earth because Humans Are Special
to them; others are refugees, like the cursed inhabitants of the dead planet Conwell; some come looking for love, like the future Mucbak Queen; and not everyone has a choice on the matter, like one of the last mermaids of Horn. Their existance is a secret to the average human citizen; however, with so many aliens around, it's inevitable some humans eventually get tangled in their bizarre stories. These humans are said to have entered the Level E
is one of the least known works of Yoshihiro Togashi
, of YuYu Hakusho
and Hunter × Hunter
fame. Prone to Art Shift
, Genre Shift
and Mood Whiplash
, it can go from a wacky parody of Pretty Freeloader
shows to a tragic Horror story without missing a beat, and it lacks a definite protagonist, having an Ensemble Cast
whose most recurring character is a certain Prince
from the planet Dogra.
An 13-episodes Anime
adaptation by Studio Pierrot
aired in 2011.
Level E the manga has examples of...
- Affably Evil -> Faux Affably Evil: The Prince, though he's not completely evil, just a jerk.
- Affectionate Parody: The RPG is one of Dragon Quest. Which makes it pretty funny when you realize who does character designs on that series...
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Sometimes the Prince is just too smart.
- Alien Among Us
- Aliens Are Bastards: Some species are said to have exterminated others for the pettiest of reasons. And individuals don't fare better, acting as ruthless, greedy and fanatical as the worst of humans.
- Aliens Speaking English: Actually, what they don't speak is Japanese. Not even their universal translators come with it.
- Amusement Park of Doom: Calvary, planet-sized.
- Arranged Marriage: Meet Princess Luna.
- Batman Gambit: The first arc was all orchestrated by the Prince
- Becoming the Mask: Tachibana-sensei feels pretty comfortable in her new job.
- Bee People: The Mucbaks — an insectoid One-Gender Race, but lacking a Hive Mind.
- Berserk Button: For Kraft, everything The Prince does.
- Bittersweet Ending: The mermaid story.
- Bizarre Alien Reproduction: Conwellians. Males eat the females after falling in love with them, with the female's eggs being fertilised inside the male's body after the females are digested and the young being expelled unharmed.
- Black Widow: Both Interspecies Romance stories feature a version of this, with the Conwell variant in particular having The Bluebeard as the species' racial hat.
- Blatant Lies: Captain Kraft didn't want to harm the prince. Sure, not one bit.
- But Now I Must Go: She belongs to the sea, even if it is an alien sea to her.
- The Caligula: The Prince.
- Calling Your Attacks
- Cast of Snowflakes
- Close-Call Haircut
- Creepy Child: Aliens come in all sizes and ages.
- Cute Monster Girl: Tachibana-sensei
- Cute Sports Club Manager: Fujii.
- Darwinist Desire: The Mucbak find mates from other species by looking for those who are fittest in the belief it'll result in stronger children.
- Decoy Protagonist: If this were a typical Pretty Freeloader series, Yukitaka would have been the Ordinary High-School Student protagonist.
- Delinquent: Yukitaka is often mistaken for one, though his argument with Kraft proves he just may have been one.
- Depopulation Bomb: By Synthetic Plague. What the Mucbak drop onto the species from which they take mates. Just for jealousy.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Kyoko doesn't realize what that cute foreign girl is and what dire consequences dating her might have for mankind.
- Distant Finale
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: A local street gang tries to pick up a woman. The Dogran Prince goes Dulcinea, taking kicks long enough for the woman to escape, but the gang goes too far, so he took one of them by the head and proceeds to smash it onto the ground, fatally wounding him. Not. Unfortunately, these guys are Hair Trigger Tempered, Hot-Blooded Diskunians in human disguise.
- Downer Ending: The Conwellian story. Nope, the show was trolling you.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: The Prince, he is as good-looking as he is annoying.
- Dying Race: The Conwellians
- Eastern RPG: The asssociated tropes are invoked and Played for Laughs by the Prince in one of the stories.
- Easy Amnesia
- Evil Blonde Prince: Not neccessarily evil but he is still a full-on Jerkass.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: The Prince of Dogra, real name Baka Ki El Dogra. Really.
- Averted in the anime's dub, as several characters call him Prince Baka.
- Everything is Worse with Princes from Dogra
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Luna Mi Mad of Magra and S