26 November 2010 | slambadger
A simple but endearing story.
There is a certain charm to early to mid 90s Anime. Metal Fighter Miku is part of the transition from Japanese only animation to the commercialized for US Anime that started to get released when films like Ghost in the Shell were starting to become major hits in the US.
Metal Fighter Miku is rooted deeply in the tradition of Japanese sports drama. A young but rough around the edges natural is part of a team or group and is trained by either a washed up retired coach or a legend of the sport or activity that young upstart is a part of.
Only in this case it is Female Neo Pro Wrestling. Set in a pleasant future where Miku and her teammates Nana, Ginko, and Sayaka fight for the chance to take on the Supreme Champion, and Miku's all time idol, the indestructible Aquamarine! The animation is basic. Sometimes, in two episodes in particular it falls way below par. But its an adorable and fun series with a simple but endearing story with endearing characters. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something light and fun to watch.