The series focuses on Nandaba Naota, a twelve-year-old boy on the verge of puberty living in the fictional, strange, and yet ordinary Japanese suburb of Mabase. The story begins when a strange energetic girl named Haruhara Haruko drives up on a Vespa and whacks him in the forehead with a heavily modified left-handed Rickenbacker bass guitar with a chainsaw start motor. It is gradually revealed that Haruko is fighting a company named Medical Mechanica in Mabase. Naota lives with his lecherous father Kamon and his baseball-coaching grandfather Shigekuni at their family bakery. Naota greatly admired his older brother Tasuku, a baseball phenomenon who has gone to United States to play baseball, but now resents that he has gone. Note that Tasuku, though often referenced, only appears in the series through flashback scenes. As the series progresses, it is apparent that Naota has grown up without a maternal figure. In addition to being hounded by Haruko, who uses a portal in his head to transport objects over long distances, he is being watched by a man named Commander Amarao, who with his assistant, Lt. Kitsurubami, have become involved with Haruko and Medical Mechanica for intergalactic legal reasons, and are attempting to save the earth by stopping both Haruko and Medical Mechanica (M.M.).
Director Commentaries, Videos with Music by The Pillows, "Ride On Shooting Star" Video by The Pillows, Outtakes, Textless Closing Song, Trailers.
|Studio Name:||Funimation Productions|
|Run Time (in minutes):||150 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.16|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.3 x 7.5|
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