Well, a parody of anime and Japanese culture it is. A brilliant one it is not. (I make that note because I've seen marketing write-ups which claims that it is a "brilliant parody.") Nothing really stands out at all in this lackluster low-budget production (even for a 1989 release) of a forgettable too-cliche-even-for-a-parody storyline. Some jokes worked, but most failed to even draw a chuckle out of me. I'd give this one a one-and-a-half-star rating if I could. This one is probably best left for a rental when you and your buddies are having a drinking party with "Mystery Science Theater 3000"-type chatter.