Mew and Mica, two spacey, alien androids, pose as cute high school students to conceal their secret identities as the most undependable dynamic duo ever sent to defend the Earth! From super-sized jelly-fish to Ver Worm (a ... more »giant, supposedly intelligent worm), there is no villain too evil, too dastardly or too stupid for the Hyper Dolls to defeat! If they ever stop goofing off and eating on the job, the world would be in safe hands... Maybe.« less
"Hey, OK so your thinking "Hyper Dolls what the!" This is a great Anime for all fans of Sailor Moon, Tenchi, Pokemon, or anything. It's is really funny, but if you have kids under 10-13 I'd watch it first before leting them watch it! Nothing big, A bit of bad language, about 1 second of nudity(Sailor Moon rated), and situations they may not get.Other than that it's great! The alien girls called the "Hyper Dolls" are sent to earth by their very strange little comander to protect the Earth. They meet a guy that is the only one that has found out about their Ideity and his female friend (not Girl Friend) is trying to find out what's so weird about the two new girls Mue & Mica. Very hilarius I'd buy both part if I were you 'cause you'll regret it if you only buy one! It has 30 min. Anime (animation to the few that heavan forbid doesn't know He He;) and 10 mins. live action, ya you heard me right LIVE ACTION!!!!!!!!"
WARNING: You may laugh your head off...
peter krug | portland, OR United States | 02/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mew & Mica are two super powered aliens sent to earth to defend it from ouside invaders, but end up fighting the mutated creations sent by Dr. Zaiclit. In their off time they pose as high school students, and the only one who knows their true identity is their male classmate, Akai. Then there is Akai's old female friend, Shoko, who dosen't know their secret but is beginning to suspect something is strange about the two. As for why she and everyone eles can't tell just by looking at them...well, I guess it's just like Superman and most super hero stories inspired by it, where you just have to suspend your disbelief and accept that everyone is fooled by the hero's rather transparent disquiese. Also, the dolls don't want anyone eles finding out about their identity, so they make the threat to Akai: "Don't tell anyone, or we'll twist your head off!" I know that probably makes them seem less than heroic, but maybe the author decided he wanted his heroines to have a dark edge to them. The animation is fair (I've seen much worse-it's better than Poke'mon, at least,) the music score is good, (in the dubbed version, the opening song is also sung in english,) and both the English and Japanese voice actors do a great job of potraying the characters. However, the story kind of drops you off in the middle, and about the only back story you see are some brief imigaes that flash by during the opening song, where we see the hyperdolls coming down to earth. Here is my advise: for anyone who watches this and wants a more complete version of the story, read the manga from Studio Ironcat."
Modern day action girls
Joe | USA | 08/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Take a couple of girls who happen to be aliens from outer space and can fly and transform into super-heroines and you get the general plot.The Hyper Dolls have attitude and get into almost more spats with each other dinging each other than with the bad guys who they are there to defend Earth from. Indeed, they can get so wound up in a face-off that they have to be interrupted to do their job; their boss appears usually in the device of some variety of pizza to rein them in.Their "victim" who knows who they are and cannot tell is a fairly typical boy with a delivery job who sits reading computer magazines in class and is saving for more memory. He get's angry with them when their machinations get him in trouble.I liked the modern setting; sky scrapers and water them park. Add to that the fireworks festival, and villians who despite being giant insects, jellyfish or earthworms were in their way too human. Too bad this is the only DVD of the HyperDolls. It starts after the girls have arrived and then ends, when future episodes could cover both ends."
Good series, weak DVD
madnessmark | Maple Grove, MN | 02/24/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There have been many short series in Japan that don't get much respect. Thankfully, it gets sent to video so people can really appreciate them. And now this type of anime finally gets on DVD, but I am afraid that Pioneer put about as much thought into it as the producers did. Mew and Mica are kinda like Sailor Moon (minus the skirts and add the skimpy outfits). They both argue and eat too much. The humor, when compared to Sailor Moon, is a bit dry, but I love watching the battle scenes. Now here is the big let-down about this DVD. The live-action version, which was included on the second subtitled VHS tape, isn't included. And extras are no where to be seen (not much to expect from a 2 episode series). Overall, good series, great price, weak DVD."
The laserdisc version has the large extras collection
Startide Rising | Seattle, WA USA | 05/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mew & Mica are nicely cynical parodies of the over-eager heroines from many other anime shows of yesteryear, including Kei and Yuri of the Dirty Pair fame. If you have seen a lot of anime and like parodies, then you may probably like this show. If you haven't, then this show might infuriate you as you wonder why the anti-heroines don't always behave logically or why they do the minimum necessary to get a job done.What disappointed me with the DVD version is that the Japanese laserdisc version (which I also have) had so many extras on it. I can't imagine why Pioneer didn't include the extras when they also had done the laserdisc version. It's not like they didn't have the footage available to them.Okay, what was missing? Well, what's not missing? The release was a bare-bones disc. On the laserdisc, there were live-action fan excerpts of scenes paralleling the show such as the guy and his anime-hating girlfriend in the car driving away from Mimizuman (giant worm). Also, you got to see vignette style scenes featuring the voice actresses such as the scene where they bought the giant pizza... Of course, you already know what happens with the pizza.... *smile* I really would have liked it if this footage had been included.Still, I liked this show, and appreciate that Pioneer had been experiementing with low-priced anime releases for a number of their titles."