A mix of live action with animation, this whacked-out series from Studio Pierrot GTO and Saiyuki features the adventures of Milk, a selfish, foul-mouthed female superhero with no real superpowers. Milk is assisted by an obsolete, abused robot and a slug that drinks too much. She also has a mechanical dog with a bad habit of going potty at inopportune moments.
It's easy for a reviewer to get all excited about something different in the world of anime. For all of anime's unique plots and interesting characters, just as in any entertainment business, in some fashion we've seen it all before. So when something just catches me off-guard, I almost praise it for doing just that.