Genji Tsuushin Agedama is an obscure (at least outside of Japan) anime produced by Studio Gallop, about a boy named Genji Agedama who ends up becoming a superhero-in-training (called "Agedaman"). Along with Wapro, his floating computer companion, he fights against a criminal organization who can turn humans into monsters of various types.
The series is an Affectionate Parody of anime that were popular at the time and of course contains many references to other popular media in Japan at the time.
The series contains examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Of pretty much anything that was popular in Japan during the early 90's.
- Animation Bump: The show's animation started off looking pretty average for anime at the time, but as the show went on the animation became more detailed.
- But Now I Must Go: The series ends with Agedama and Wapro leaving the Earth.
- Clark Kenting: No one knows that Agedaman is Agedama in disguise at least until later on in the series.
- Damsel in Distress: Ibuki Heike was this at first, until she got superpowers of her own and became "Wonder Ibuki" shortly after she found out about Agedama's secret.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune:
- Both ending themes are sung by Sakiko Tamagawa in-character as Rei Kuki.
- The 2nd opening theme is partially sung in-character by Nozomu Sasaki as Agedama.
- All of the insert songs, are also sung in character by the voice actors, such as "Chikyuu wo Todokeyou" which had 3 versions sung by Nozomu Sasaki, Kotono Mitsuishi, and Sakiko Tamagawa... though only Sasaki's version was released.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Ibuki has twintails in the first opening (and one manga adaptation), but she's always wearing her hair in a ponytail in the show.
- In the Name of the Moon: Parodied like everything else in this show.
- Love Interest: Ibuki Heike for Agedama. She ends up having feelings for him, as well.
- Monster of the Week: Or at least a parody of it.
- Panty Shot: Provided by pretty much every girl in the series at some point, but mostly Ibuki and Rei.
- Sidekick: Ibuki is Agedama's sidekick in later episodes.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: ESPECIALLY if you're Rei Kuki.
- Spoiler Opening: The 2nd opening spoils the fact that Ibuki becomes Agedama's sidekick later on.
- Theme Naming: Quite a few characters are named after electronic devices and computer programs.
- Two Girls and a Guy: Agedama, Rei and Ibuki by the end of the series.