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"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
is one of the least known works of
Hunter × Hunter
fame. Prone to
, it can go from a wacky parody of
shows to a tragic Horror story without missing a beat, and it lacks a definite protagonist, having an
whose most recurring character is a
from the planet Dogra.
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 . Which makes it pretty funny when you realize Dragon Quest 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: His mother died long before he was born. Black Widow: Both Interspecies Romance stories feature a version of this 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 Saki of Mucbak. Fan Boy: The Diskunians are big fans of baseball. Five-Man Band: Color-Coded Characters, as classic sentai teams tend to be. The Game Plays You Genetic Engineering: With LEGO Genetics. Genre-Busting: The mermaid story is at heart an SF Film Noir Fairy Tale. Girl Next Door: Miho. Government Conspiracy Hair Antennae: Kraft and Princess Luna (Luna's looks like a spider). Happy Ending: It took breaking about a hundred galactic laws, but in the end Earth is safe and Kyoko finally has a body to match his mind. Healing Factor Heroic Comedic Sociopath: The Prince does try to help the Earth... while having fun (from his point of view). Honor Before Reason: Kyoko won't date lesbians; he wants girls to love him as if he were a guy, hoping to eventually find someone who feels If It's You, It's Okay for him. Horror Hunger: The "invisible stomach". Hot-Blooded: Hotheads Yukitaka and Captain Kraft. The former gets hypertension from the Prince's wacky antics. The latter, well... he's just irritable. Human Aliens: Dograns, except for being Made of Iron and having Alien Blood. Humans Are Special: For the Diskunians and Eralds, humans are off limits. Who knows which human might be a potential The Mucbaks think humans have great genetic potential. baseball star or parent to one? I Am A Humanitarian Interspecies Romance: Two of the stories are about this. Things get really messy because of the Bizarre Alien Reproduction involved. It Amused Me: The Prince is apparently unable to do anything without twisting it into some convoluted prank. Kansas City Shuffle Kid Hero: Both lampshaded and subverted in one of the stories. The kids who the Prince dragged into one of his crazy anti-boredom schemes completely called him out on actually picking kids to fight monsters. They eventually go along with it kicking and screaming, sometimes literally. Klingons Love Shakespeare: is Baseball Serious Business for Diskun and Eralds. Last of His Kind Laughing Mad: Captain Kraft when Prince Baka pressed his button WAY TOO MANY times at once. Living Lie Detector: It comes handy if your species evolved in a planet where your predators look just like you. Long-Haired Pretty Boy: The Prince. Love at First Sight Malaproper: Captain Iwata's "pornguys" phenomenon. The Masquerade Massive Multiplayer Scam Monster Sob Story: The Conwellians history is a dire tale. Mood Whiplash: Constantly. This show can and does transition from dramatic to tense to comedic in the span of about 60 seconds, all with the same characters. Mucbak Needs Men Offscreen Teleportation: Good golly, Prince! Don't show up in front of us like that! Older than They Look: The kids are in 5th grade (11-12 years old) and Yokota already has a tween Perma Stubble, but Shimizu and Mayuzumi look younger than their grade suggests. Oh, Crap!: ...is not enough to describe the look on Kraft's face, when he thought that his Prince . killed a Diskunian Organic Technology: Dograns and Mucbaks. Out-Gambitted: The Prince eventually finds someone even sneakier than him. And is absolutely thrilled by the fact. Our Mermaids Are Different: Alien mermaids with two tails and a deadly reflex. Playing Possum: The dead Diskunian isn't really dead after all. Poltergeist Plague Master: All Mucbak royalty. Pretty Freeloader: Thats what Yukitaka finds as he enters the living room of the flat he has just moved to. Hilarity Ensues. Proud Warrior Race Guy: Diskun and Eralds. The Diskun have exterminated species for insulting a single member of its race. Psychic Powers: One of the team is a Reality Warper. But which one? The Reptilians: Tachibana-sensei is one of these. Scheherezade Gambit: The PrincePrincess uses a variant to delay hisher wedding night. Long story. Seinen: Despite having been published in Weekly Shonen Jump, this series is Seinen to the core. Sentai: The Prince just throws them in his JRPG. Shout-Out: To . ET The Extraterrestrial "Clive from the planet Jacqueline Ess" is a reference to the . Come to think of it, the whole series might have been inspired by that famous horror anthology, given the episodic structure, some of the themes explored, the black humour and occasional forays into the weird and macabre. Books of Blood Professor Edogawa from Konan Laboratory?. Yukitaka Tsu tsui is one of the protagonists. The last episode of the anime has one to . The Lion King The dub throws in its share of references too — on separate occasions Baka imitates Capt. Kirk and Yoda. Sour Supporter: Kraft, who has been a bodyguard for the Prince for ten years, hates his guts intensely but keeps protecting him solely out of loyalty to the King and Queen of Dogra. Spell My Name with an S: Diskun/Disc(k)on, Mucbak/Makubaku/Macbac, Dogran/Doguran. Stalker with a Test Tube Standard Hero Reward Stern Teacher: Tachibana-sensei. Story Within a Story: One of the stories turns out to be just a Very Loosely Based on a True Story manga written by the Prince. Take Me Instead: The mermaid agreed to become an assassin so her sisters were spared. They Look Like Us Now Touched By A Vorlon: The grade school Five-Man Band. Transsexual: Kyoko is biologically female, but has identified as male since he was at least 4 years old. Trapped in Another World Twist Ending: What do you know, humans aren't the only sentient beings native to Earth. Good news for a certain Woobie mermaid. Regarding the Conwell story: Apparently, the entire arc was just Prince Baka pitching a story to an executive which gets rejected for being too dark. Even though the Prince suggests that the Conwell aliens exist, it's hard to know if he's telling the truth knowing his usual habits. Unlucky Childhood Friend: Princess Luna. Unreliable Narrator: Take anything the Prince says with a grain of salt. The Unreveal: After discovering that he had a minor McGuffin all along, the Prince proceeded to use the McGuffin to reveal the suspenseful truth about him to Yukitaka. Yes it was about him... having a weird pet, that is. He claims to have never said that the truth was all about him, though, much to Yukitaka's dismay. Unusual Euphemism: In some translations, Miho is a *+0x* who probably likes to *+0x+*. In others the translator uses Symbol Swearing for same effect. Villainous Crossdresser: The Prince looks good as a Princess, of course. Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Prince's pet. Walking Shirtless Scene: Captain Iwata has a hard time keeping his shirt on. Watch Out for That Tree! Welcome to Corneria: During the RPG arc, one of the NPCs would keep saying "Welcome to Hamajiri enjoy your stay." What Measure Is a Humanoid? With This Ring: Even Dogran wedding rings are beyond Earth's technological level. Wrong Genetic Sex: Kyoko. Level E the anime has examples of... All Just A Story: The fourth episode, which was just one of the Prince's attempts to convince humans that aliens exist. Amusing Injuries: I mean, come on, people! Yukitaka punished Prince with a reverse roundhouse kick, Slo Mo and all! Not to mention Captain Kraft doing the same thing only with a Repeat Cut and then throwing the prince in the air, kicking him multiple times while falling and ending with a piledriver. And later Shimizu gives him a Megaton Punch followed by him and Momochi using the king as a hammer. Bait-and-Switch Credits: The OP presents the series as an actioner with a blonde alien bishie hunting uglier aliens. Casting Gag: This is the second series where Daisuke Namikawa has played a prince while Takehito Koyasu has played his primary attendant. However, their roles in terms of character interaction are completely reversed. Cliff Hanger: Of the surprise reveal variety, complete with To Be Continued. Conspicuous CG: All over the place, to the point where it's even used to animate hand puppets. Early-Bird Cameo: Yukitaka's baseball team captain, Iwata, and Yokota and Shimizu are seen briefly in the first episode. The video game Yukitaka plays in an early episode features the Color Rangers. Earworm: Lampshaded with the Color Rangers theme song in episode 6. Akagawa: The song's gonna be stuck in my head for days!