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Anime Review: 'Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl'

By January 18, 2013

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Adolescence is always a time of both great awkwardness and discovery. Unfortunately for Makoto, he's been shunted off into the big city by his parents, where he comes under the care of his not-entirely-sane aunt and her really-out-there daughter -- a girl for whom the space cadet seems to have been coined. As in, she's convinced she's an alien.

Welcome to the setup for Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (compare prices), the newest release from anime distributors NIS America, a wild mix of slice-of-life adolescence and surreal strangeness, as directed by the same man who gave us Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Originally a series of light novels from author Hitoma Iruma, Psychoelectric Girl has been adapted for an anime production under the direction of Akiyuki Shinbo. If his name doesn't ring bells, maybe some of his other projects will: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Dance in the Vampire Bund, and Arakawa under the Bridge. This series has the same visual flair as the first and second, and the same twisted, off-kilter humor as the third.

Read more about Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl in our full review, and sound off below with your thoughts about this series.

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