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In this story, it's revealed that all of the wars fought over the past 30 years were part of a Masquerade to keep the public in the dark about an Alien Invasion. The nations of the world are fighting the enormous alien monsters with a number of superpowered creatures called Category D's. One of these is Mana Eimiya, a 49.46-metre-tall girl whose job is to periodically come out of hiding and beat up incoming aliens, apparently with just her bare hands.

Problem is, she's fallen head over heels for a guy 40 times shorter than her - a boy named Makoto Tobita with spiky hair and an obsession with chivalry and being overprotective of girls. Can this unlikely relationship work?

Super Dreadnought Girl 4946 (Chou Dokyuu Shoujo 4946) is a different kind of Boy Meets Girl story from Takeshi Azuma, a.k.a. Studio Kimigabuchi (the studio behind RE-TAKE).

The manga was serialized in Shonen Sunday Super from 2009 to 2011.

Provide examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Kuumi had quite complex about it. When investigating a sea spirit phenomenon attacking girls, Jinguuji points out that the monster only attacked girls with B-cup or larger. She is not amused.
  • Americans Are Cowboys: Issac Montana exploits this in the beauty contest.
  • Asian Fox Spirit: The final arc reveals that Senri is a nine-tailed fox.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Giant monsters are the typical choice of Monster of the Week in this story.
  • Beach Episode: Chapter 19.
  • Beam-O-War: Between Mana and the Kirin.
  • Beauty Contest: Chapter 20. A winner wasn't declared between the top 2, though.
  • BFS: Senri is a shapeshifter with the ability to turn himself into one of these for Mana to use. And when Mana is supercharged from eating Tobita he turns into an absolutely MASSIVE hammer that completely dwarfs Mana.
  • Big Bad: Inochi, the Mother of all the D-Codes and love interest of Tobita's ancestor.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Chapter 17 brings a big one: After Kuumi ventured into the sealed cave of the Kirin and being overwhelmed by its might (She got beaten halfway to death by just a single of the beast's claws), she resigns herself to death, silently admitting her love for Makoto; only to witness Mana's hand crashing through the cavern and halting Kirin's surefire killing blow, and Makoto says, riding on Mana's shoulder: "Kuumi, let me take care of this".
  • Blush Sticker: Isaac Montana, who at one point manages to have these AND a Luminescent Blush at the same time.
  • Bottomless Bladder: Discussed in chapter 4, Mana actually doesn't poop since she doesn't require food to live.
  • But Not Too Foreign: One of Jinguuji's grandfathers is French.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Mana's power is dependent on regularly feeding on human souls, which they refuses to do since they used to be human. Going out for a decade without eating a single soul has left their power at a dangerously low level, such that the first fight against a Monster of the Week ends with them knocked out from the first blow. It takes Makoto lying to them about it being OK if they vomit the human out within three minutes to get them to repower themself by eating them. When the three minutes are out, Makoto somehow survives.
  • Cat Girl: When Isaac Montana introduces herself to the rest of the class, she comes in wearing a cat suit.
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: In the finale, Kuumi abruptly gives up on her brother and realizes she's fallen in love with Senri just before his Heroic Sacrifice. He gets better.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Averted when Isaac Montana tries to bump into Makoto. He evades and Isaac knocks her head on a street light.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Mana in Chapter 27.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The US Navy's most powerful carrier and its huge fleet of escorts are no more than road bumps on Mana's way to save Makoto.
  • Cute and Psycho: Kuumi Tobita, Makoto's younger sister, is a pretty, young, highly trained youkai slayer. She claims to be quite fond of her brother . . . well, her brother's screams of pain, anyway. For that matter, she really likes Mana's screams of pain. (At one point, she tells Makoto that it would be a terrible shame if their father did the job of exorcising Mana. . . because he would do it painlessly.) In general, it appears that she likes anyone's screams of pain.
  • Cute Giant: Mana.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Mana, again. Inochi counts too.
  • Deface of the Moon: First, Tokyo Tower is thrown into the moon. And now, during battle with Kirin, Mana's beam attack chipped the moon.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Makoto Tobita.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: In Chapter 21, Tsuchida tells Senri that despite believing that the upcoming threat is too powerful for anything humanity has (even with Mana on their side) to defeat, they've never thought once about retreating.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Jinguuji's attitude.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Aside from some Censor Clouds, Mana is naked after her Make My Monster Grow moment.
  • Gender-Blender Name: The very VERY female Isaac Montana. In America! Subverted in that it's not her real name.
  • Genre Savvy: Isaac Montana and Jinguuji.
    • Definitely Jinguuji. Though initially jealous about Isaac's attempted Crash-Into Hello, the fact that he recognized it as a trope clued him in that there was something fishy about it.
  • Giant Woman: Mana was a giantess at almost 50 meters tall. In chapter 28, she grows to 4946 meters tall and, on chapter 29, grew to the size of celestial bodies, big enough to hug the sun.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: Isaac Montana is American, and fits all the Phenotype Stereotypes.
  • Handsome Lech: Jinguuji. And Senri takes it to up to eleven levels since his introduction reveals that he once dated 100 girls at the same time. For true love!
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Makoto (and everyone else except Mana) believed that he was doing this when he tricked Mana into swallowing him just long enough for her to defeat the Monster of the Week. It SHOULD have killed him instantly, but it turned out that the B.S. "three minute rule" he made up on the spot worked for him. Of course, with the current situation, this might be turned into real Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Chapter 17 reveals that at least as far as her brother is concerned, Kuumi's Yandere attitude is largely a front developed after he got mauled by a bear trying to protect her. She doesn't want to have him put his life on the line like that ever again.
  • Hour of Power: Subverted. Mana is told that she has three minutes to spit up Makoto after eating him, but that was a complete lie. In reality Makoto should have died the instant Mana swallowed him. No one knows how he survived for any length of time, so for all we know he could stay in for a lot longer that three minutes.
  • Huge School Girl: At 49.46M, Eimiya is easily the hugest.
  • Insistent Terminology: Mana hates it when people round up her height to 50M instead of 49.46 because, according to her, short girls are cuter.
  • Interspecies Romance: Mana has the body of a yokai, though her mind and soul are those of a human girl; and she's in love with Makoto.
  • Late for School: Issac Montana does this intentionally to try to get Makoto's attention, due to learning this from Animes.
  • Magical Girlfriend: Mana is something of an example.
  • Magnetic Girlfriend: Par for the course, Makoto starts attracting love interests almost immediately after officially becoming Mana's boyfriend. It's both lampshaded, by Jinguuji lamenting it, and Played With as it's Makoto defending Mana and declaring her to be his girlfriend that makes Akemi realize Makoto's true nature.
  • New Transfer Student: Mana, Kuumi, and Isaac all transfer into Makoto's school.
  • Not Quite Human:
    • Mana is an enormously obvious example, being merged with a giant youkai.
    • It's also hinted that Makoto isn't entirely normal either, both when he survives having Mana absorb energy from his soul and when his demon-hunting sister says that she loves his screams of pain the most. He also had black hair as a child, with his white hair being unexplained.
  • Not What It Looks Like: After apparently being replaced by Senri, Makoto is approached by a normal girl he'd saved in the past, who offered to cook for him (something Mana obviously couldn't ever do.) While at her place, not only does Mana see them by looking in the window, but runs off crying about how Makoto "likes little girls". Though in the way she says it, sounds like he is a paedophile.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Isaac Montana's American Genki Girl Otaku personality masks the fact that she's The Mole for the US Army, though Jinguuji is smart enough to see through it.
  • Odd Friendship: Jinguuji and Makoto. Maybe because unlike others, Jinguuji can really see Makoto for what he is.
    • It got better; It's revealed in chapter 38 that Makoto is the first guy who befriend Jinguuji, and he dyed his hair for him.
  • Oh, Crap!: End of chapter 20. "This is The International Space Station. We... we can hear someone. We discovered an immense number of space life-form armies, exceeding the level of Kirin. Their expected destination is... EARTH.
  • Otaku: Jinguuji, of all people, later joined by Isaac.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Makoto Tobita, taking out people bigger than himself since elementary.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Jinguuji delivers one to Inochi, telling her bluntly that her actions contradict Shingon true dreams. She doesn't take it well.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Show Within a Show: Isaac's favorite anime, Beat the Little Mice.
  • Skewed Priorities: Mana is more concerned about the supposed idea that shorter girls are cuter than convenience with her insistence on exactly specifying her height (49.46 meters) instead of rounding it up to 50 meters.
  • Smug Snake: Senri, who lords it over Makoto how much better suited he is for Mana.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Kuumi does a lot to protect the people of Japan from youkai... but let's just say it's not for the purest of reasons.
  • Soul Eating: After becoming a "Category D", Mana no longer subsists on regular food, but rather requires human souls; a parallel is specifically drawn to youkai from Japanese folklore, who often eat humans. Understandably, Mana, who was originally human, is horrified by this to the point of refusing to engage in a practice.
  • Square-Cube Law: Used to explain why Mana fights with her bare hands rather than the government making her a giant sword, as a sword her size would easily break due to it's weight.
  • Swallowed Whole: Mana eating Makoto for Cannibalism Superpower purposes.
  • Thinking Up Portals: In the final chapter, Mana, as part of her newly gained power-up, can now punch enemies on the other side of Earth through what appear to be spontaneously generated portals, meaning that pretty much nothing is beyond her reach.
  • Tiny Guy, HUGE Girl: The Series
  • Tokyo Tower: Knocked to the moon along with a monster.
  • Tyke Bomb: Montana and Mana.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Inochi. since she's personification of the sun, her breakdown is not pretty.
  • Youkai: The series' antagonists — and even the main character — are yokai, though they're referred to as Category D by the Japanese government.
  • A Wizard Did It: Category D creatures are stated to be supernatural in origin, hence why they can defy the laws of physics.