Fruity Robo (果宝特攻) is a Chinese CGI animated children's cartoon by Guang Zhou BlueArc Culture Communications Company. The show stems from the cartoon series Fruity Musketeers (果冻三剑客) and currently has four seasons.
The story follows the Fruity Robo/Fruity Agents, a group of six young fruits studying at Fruity Academy who fight to protect their World from various threats using the battle robots summoned from the Ancient Excalibur.
Fruity Robo contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Although theyre a little inept compared to the guys, which sadly is the case in later seasons, the girls are not one bit slouch in combat.
- Anti-Villain: The villains in Season 1 arent actual 'villains' at all.
- Art Shift: At the beginning of Season 3, the audiences are presented with 2D scenes, not the 3D style theyre all familiar with. Turns out those are just in-universe illustrations made by the Fruity Agents.
- Badass Adorable: The whole cast, full stop. With the exception of some, theyre all round, cute, jelly-like blobs with characteristics of the fruit, and they freaking control Mechas armed to their teeth to beat the shit out of anything threatening their goal.
- Badass Teacher: The teachers of the Agents are absolutely no slouch in combat with their robots, since they were formerly Agents themselves.
- Cast of Personifications: Everyone is fruits with face but generally behave like a human.
- Combining Mecha: The Fruity Agents, Elder Fruity Agents and even Lord Pitayas side all have one.
- Death Is Cheap: Orangey and his friends have died around 3 times all over the series, but are resurrected each time safe and sound.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: In Season 3, Pineapplello gets sent to the Three Kingdoms era, with the basis of the plot being him trying to get back home.
- Floating Limbs: The various characters have floating hands.
- Gender-Equal Ensemble: The Fruity Agents comprises 3 male and 3 female in total, and they respectively become a couple.
- Generation Xerox: Pineapplello got sent to the Three Kingdoms Era in Season 3, where he meets the teams ancestors. They dont look any different from their descendants at all.
- Gratuitous Ninja: The rival academy established by Lord/Headmaster Pitaya is named Ninja Academy. Fittingly, the greater-scope villain of the season is an actual ninja, Ninja-Turtle-Man.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: The Fruity Agents are framed for the death of their mentors and shunned by everyone in their world in Season 2, though the truth is they arrived at the scene right in time to witness Lord Pitaya killed Professor Nutty Maddo and Mistress Plum.
- Impossibly Graceful Giant: All the robots are very large compared to the fruits riding them and seem to be made of heavy metal, but theyre also incredibly agile.
- Love Triangle:
- Master Melon and Master Banana openly fights over Miss Mangosteen, which is Played for Laughs. She herself is just neutral and shows no sign of favoritism towards anyone.
- A more dramatic one is Professor Nutty Maddo, Mistress Plum and Lord Pitaya. The difference is that Mistress Plum actually loves Professor Nutty Maddo, but she didnt want to cause havoc between them so she rejected both of them, while Professor willingly stepped back for the same reason.
- Power Trio: Normally, the Fruity Agents dont act in their full team but divided into male and female crew, 3 members each. The teachers are also three.
- Shout-Out: Ninja-Turtle-Man, the greater-scope antagonist of Season 2, wants to collect fruity denizens for him to chop up in a human's game. Ninja... fruit slashing... Well, sounds familiar?
- Time Travel: The plot of Season 3, when Pineapplello is transported back to the Three Kingdoms Era and struggles to find a way to return home.
- Two Guys and a Girl: The teacher team of Master Melon, Master Banana and Miss Mangosteen.