Hyper Doll

Hyper Doll (楽勝!ハイパードール, Rakushō! Hāipa Dōru) is a Japanese manga series by Shimpei Itoh. It was adapted into a two episode OVA by Triangle Staff between September 25, 1995 and November 25, 1995. The story is about two alien androids that are sent from space to defend the Earth. An English-dubbed version of the OVA was later released in the US by Pioneer Entertainment (later Geneon) in VHS & LaserDisc format in two volumes, each containing a single episode, between March 26, 1996 and June 18, 1996. The OVA series was released on DVD in Japan on October 23, 1998 and in the US on November 21, 2000.

Hyper Doll
HyperDolls cover.jpg
Cover of US DVD release of Hyper Doll
楽勝!ハイパードール
(Rakushō! Haipā Dōru)
GenreAction, Comedy
Manga
Written byShimpei Itoh
Published byTokuma Shoten
MagazineShōnen Captain
DemographicShōnen
Original runJanuary 1995September 1997
Volumes5
Original video animation
Directed byMakoto Moriwaki
Written byRyo Motohira
Music byTakayuki Negishi
StudioTriangle Staff
Licensed by
Released September 25, 1995 November 25, 1995
Episodes2
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PlotEdit

Mew and Mica, two spacey alien androids, pose as cute high school students to conceal their identities as the most undependable dynamic duo ever sent to defend the Earth. The OVA follows the misadventures of Mew, Mica and their reluctant friend, Akai.

CharactersEdit

Mew Fumizuki
Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka (Japanese); Melodee Lee (English)[1]
Hyper Doll Mew, has short blue hair and is quieter and more laid back than Mica.
Mica Minazuki
Voiced by: Yukana Nogami (Japanese); Julie Pickering (English)[1]
Hyper Doll Mica has long red hair and is more outgoing.
Hideo Akai
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese); Jonathan Charles (English)[1]
Classmate of Mew and Mica who knows the secret identities of the Hyper Dolls. Slightly afraid of them, due to them threatening to twist his head off.
Shoko
Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (Japanese); Tessa Ariel (English)[1]
Another classmate of Mew and Mica's. Constantly attempting to find the identities of the Hyper Dolls. May have a crush on Akai.
Detective Todo
Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (Japanese); Chris Baker (English)
Local police officer who is in over his head when facing super-powered threats to the city. An unashamed fan of the Dolls.
Boss
Voiced by: Ritsuo Sawa (Japanese); David Lucas (English)
The Hyper Dolls' commander who sent them to defend the Earth. He is very slug-like in appearance and appears on various foods in holographic form.

AnimeEdit

No. Title Original air date English release date
1"The Earth, The Earth is in a Bind!"
Transcription: "地球が地球が大ピンチ!" (Japanese: Chikyū ga Chikyū ga Dai Pinch!)
September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25)March 26, 1996
2"Peace on Earth, Love Humans!"
Transcription: "地には平和を人には愛を!!" (Japanese: Chi ni wa Heiwa o Hito ni wa Ai o!!)
November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)June 18, 1996

MusicEdit

Opening theme
"Fight! Easy Win! Hyper Doll" (戦え!楽勝!ハイパードール, Tatakae! Rakushō! Hāipa Dōru)
Lyrics: Natsuko Karedo
Music: Hiromoto Hisawa
Arrangement: Ikuro Fujiwara
Performed by Mayumi Iizuka and Yukana Nogami
Ending theme
"Monster" (モンスター, Monsutā) (Episode 1)
Lyrics: Yū Aku
Music: Shunichi Tokura
Performed by Mayumi Iizuka and Yukana Nogami
"Heart no Ace ga Detekonai" (ハートのエースが出てこない, "Show the Ace of Hearts") (Episode 2)
Lyrics: Machiko Ryū
Music: Kōichi Morita
Performed by Mayumi Iizuka, Yukana Nogami, and Yuri Shiratori

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Hyper Doll (anime)". Seiyuu Database. Retrieved September 26, 2016.

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