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Tenkuu Danzai Skelter+Heaven is a 2004 anime OVA produced by Idea Factory and directed by Yoshiteru Satou of Mars of Destruction infamy. It is an adaptation of the game of the same name. Like Mars of Destruction, it is considered one of the worst anime in existence.
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When a giant squid-like alien monster attacks Earth, five female soldiers are tasked with defeating it with the help of giant robots which they pilot.


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  • Alien Blood: The squid has green blood.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Lin declares that she's in love with Commander Otsuya while the girls are fighting the squid.
  • Artificial Human: The Skelter Wave consists of artificial girls created to be soldiers.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Each of the girls' mecha have a different color.
  • Downer Ending: While the squid is defeated, all of the Skelter Wave is dead with the possible exception of Misaki, who is last seen on a stretcher. Otsuya is blamed for the failure of the Skelter Wave and is fired. To top all of this off, an entire swarm of squid aliens appear a week later.
  • "Everybody Dies" Ending: All of Skelter Wave, with the possible exception of Misaki, are all killed.
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  • Hufflepuff House: Skelter Wave has five members. However, only Lin and Misaki are the only ones to get any real focus. Since all of them die, we don't get a chance to learn anything about the remaining three.
  • Humans Are Bastards: This is the view of the squid. It believes humans only are only capable of destruction. Lin argues that is just one side of humanity before killing the squid.
  • Limited Animation: Much like in Mars of Destruction, but the squid takes the cake; it rarely ever moves, and even when it does, it mostly just slides awkwardly.
  • Mildly Military: Despite being created to be soldiers, the Skelter Wave members lack any real military disciple.
  • Shower Scene: A flashback shows Lin taking a shower, but with no explicit nudity.
  • Younger than They Look: A flashback shows that Lin was "born" looking like how she does now. An off-hand line seems to imply she is only five. Since the five girls all considered to be part of the "first batch", the other girls are presumably around the same age.
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