One day, Tokijirou Kaizou, a 70-year old man, decided to convert himself into a cyborg to become the greatest farmer in the world. His family is as baffled as the audience.
An early work by Takeshi Obata, one half of the Death Note duo. It's probably the only reason why anyone knows about this.
Provides examples of:
- Amazingly Embarrassing Grandparent: It's class inspection day - everything's been polished, the pupils are on their best behaviour, even the teacher has cleaned up - then Kei's grandfather (guess who) smashes through the window and embeds himself in the blackboard in the shape of a G.
- Beyond the Impossible: G-chan doesn't agree with your interpretation of the word "impossible".
- BFG: Subverted. Doctor Sharekoube takes impressive looking inventions and manages to make them less threatening.
- Eye Beams: Just one of Tokijirou's many powers.
- Fan Disservice: Grandma's boobs hang outside her armor...yes, hang... Her younger version is pure Fanservice, however.
- For Science!: Averted. His great scientific/technological prowess is dedicated entirely to furthering agriculture... which is technically a science... right?
- Mad Scientist: The titular character turns himself into a cyborg over the course of two days... FOR AGRICULTURE! Sharekoube is a more extreme example in his younger days, but has grown senile in his old age.
- Mecha: the tractor turns into one in an emergency... for some reason.
- More Dakka: Part of Grandpa's schtick seems to be adding guns, armor and overpowered engines to anything with the structural fortitude to withstand it, including himself. The scarecrows are reminiscent of something out of Transmetropolitan, and both his farm and his new house in the city are quickly outfitted with a terrifying arsenal that could probably take down a small battalion.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Even to the people who love it and have done it all their lives, farming is a tedious and time-consuming activity, but not when G-chan does it!
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: If G-chan needs to do something, he just build himself a new invention or makes a new modification to his body.
- No OSHA Compliance:
- No one can work on Tokijirou's farm, since he forgot to disable the defense grid after he left. It wasn't exactly safe for his family when they still lived there.
- When he tries to get a part-time job, it doesn't take long for him to attempt to make "improvements" to his workplace.
- Old Master: Tokirjirou can not only kick your ass, but will out-invent you any day of the week.
- Refuge in Audacity: The only way G-chan gets away with most of his activities is by living in a world that seems to fear giving him any sort of retribution. Otherwise he would be in jail for all sorts of crimes. That may be the case, since he did take out a Godzilla-like monster.
- Rule of Cool/Rule of Funny: The defining rules of this universe, since the laws of physics and the entire nation of Japan have clearly stopped working.
- Stealth Pun: Grandpa calls himself "G-chan." The word "ji-chan," pronounced the same way, means "grandfather."
- Stuff Blowing Up: All the time, for no apparent reason except that Grandpa thinks it's a good idea. Also 'cuz it's awesome.
- Technical Pacifist: G-chan's rivalry with Sharekoube is a result of a disagreement over how cybernetics ought to be used. Sharekoube wanted it for military purposes and Tokijirou for agricultural purposes. Of course, G-chan causes way more destruction with his "non-military" inventions than Sharekoube ever does with his "weapons."
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill:
- Grandpa's response to there being crows in his field? Blow up the field.
- The tractor with the fighting power of an F-16.
- Toilet Humor: Grandpa's cyborg body runs, in part, on manure. The byproducts of this are used to... interesting effect.