SPACE GIRLS: Kemeko DX & The Girl Who Leapt Through Space

M.M. wakes up looking for her lost mecha, Kemeko.

M.M. wakes up looking for her lost mecha, Kemeko.

     Kemeko DX was a show that I’ve been wanting to check out after I went to a few anime forums and heard some pretty good things about it. Urusei Yatsura, is one of my favorite anime,  and cartoon of all time and this show reminds me a bit about it. 

Akiha from "The Girl Who Leapt Through Space."

Akiha from "The Girl Who Leapt Through Space."

     I also take a look at “The Girl Who Leapt Through Space” show, which is something decided to watch since I was a bit curious after I bought my Megami which dedicated it’s cover and poster to it.  

Kemeko DX

Pilot's first appearance in class.

M.M., Kemeko's Pilot, makes an appearance in class.

     Kemeko DX, or Kemeko Deluxe, is about a boy named Sanpeita who is one day thinking about a promise made to him 10 years ago by a girl about both of them getting married in 10 years.  As he’s reminiscing about the event a spaceship drops into his bedroom and he’s invaded by Ghost In The Shell-like droids and the mecha-of-all-mechas, the Kemeko.

Rise and shine, Kemeko's in the house.

Rise and shine, Kemeko's in the house.

Kemeko makes short work of the droids and Sanpeita's room.

Kemeko makes short work of the droids and Sanpeita's room.

     After the carnage, Kemeko tells Sanpeita that she is his wife. Sanpeita doesn’t want to believe all that has happened and quickly leaves to go to school, where we are introduced to his good friend and well endowed one at that, Izumi and some of his other odd ball friends.

Izumi, Sanpeita's childhood friend...how can she stand so upright?

Izumi, Sanpeita's childhood friend...how can she stand so upright?

Misaki and Ryouta, Sanpeita's weird friends.

Misaki and Ryouta, Sanpeita's weird friends.

     It turns out that Kemeko is just relentless in getting Sanpeita to be her husband that she follows him to school. Something also is after Sanpeita, as he is attacked by a giant rice cooker on the school’s roof. Kemeko is able to defend her would-be husband and show her true form as she emerges from the Kemeko mecha.

M.M., emerges from the Kemeko.

M.M., emerges from the Kemeko.

M.M. wakes up looking for her lost mecha, Kemeko.

M.M. wakes up looking for her lost mecha, Kemeko.

     Sanpeita realizes that M.M. looks exactly like the girl who promised him that they would marry in ten years time, but he’s not exactly sure. He doesn’t even have anytime to contemplate this as the Ricecooker Mecha’s Hand returns and Kemeko once again saves the day.

     I really enjoyed Kemeko, so much in fact that as soon as the first episode was over I looked for the remaining ones. Other than the main story going on there’s a few little other subplots, about Sanpeita’s mother as a struggling mangaka and his friends weird knick knacks, that make the show already better than it is.

     I’ve already seen through episode 5 and it gets better! The only bad thing about it, as far as I’m concerned is that it’s only 12 episodes. Hopefully the manga comes state side. The musical ending has to be one of the best, it’s realy catchy too, check it out!

Rice Cooker mecha after Sanpeita and Izumi.

Rice Cooker mecha after Sanpeita and Izumi.

Sanpeita, visuallizing his dream girl's evolution from cute girl....to Kemeko?

Sanpeita, visualizing his dream girl's evolution from cute girl....to Kemeko?

Kemeko in action.

Kemeko in action.

M.M. and Kemeko.

M.M. and Kemeko.

 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space 

Akiha from "The Girl Who Leapt Through Space."

Akiha from "The Girl Who Leapt Through Space."

      The girl who leapt through space is a sci fi comedy about a girl named Akiha who actually lives in space with her family. One day her older sister tells her, that Akiha is going to be married. Akiha doesn’t like the idea of that, only being 17-years-old and still in high school, so she and her maid, Imo, decide to run off.

Imo ejects from her maid droid.

Imo ejects from her maid droid.

Akiha and Imo going to school and planning an escape from the family.

Akiha and Imo going to school and planning an escape from the family.

      Akiha eventually meets up with some friends at school and they decide to help her evade her family, especially her cooky sister, by placing her in a pod. Unfortunately, a huge colony craft space jumps into Akiha’s path and she and Imo are sucked into the colony, where they meet Leopard, an AI and the only being in the colony.

Akiha and Imo investigate the abandoned colony.

Akiha and Imo investigate the abandoned colony.

Akiha and Imo meet Leopard, otaku-ish AI of the colony.

Akiha and Imo meet Leopard, otaku-ish AI of the colony.

     Meanwhile, the local police is investigating the colony’s appearance and send out Itsuki Kannagi to investigate.  Leopard feels a bit anxious with the authorities down his throat so he decides to kill himself and run himself into the Earth. After some pleading from Akiha, he decides rather clumsily to decide to live again.

    He gives Akiha a golden gun which activates a mecha known as a QT ARMS. Kannagi also has one and helps Akiha to activate a large lever on the colony to help Leopard steer clear of the Earth.

     This show didn’t make me laugh as much as it did with Kemeko DX and the story for me is okay. I did like the design of the QT ARMS, especially Kannagi’s. The stand out character has to be Leopard, with his juvenile behavior through the end of the episode.  I’ll watch a few more episodes to see if I like where this one is going.  

Itsuki Kannagi from the Mysteries Division.

Itsuki Kannagi from the Mysteries Division.

Kannagi's QT ARMS mecha, which is kick-ass!

Kannagi's QT ARMS mecha, which is kick-ass!

Akiha's QT ARMS mecha.

Akiha's QT ARMS mecha.

Akiha and Imo.

Akiha and Imo.

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2 thoughts on “SPACE GIRLS: Kemeko DX & The Girl Who Leapt Through Space

  1. Sorakake, where the lulz > everything else. Seriously. Only Leopard, the lulz, and later Takane makes the series so much worth watching for me. Oh, and that damn broke robot later in episode 6.

  2. nice to see you back again! kemeko’s a pretty good show. misaki’s my favorite, my friend has a notebook with her on the cover.

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