Milk-chan is a five-year-old girl who lives with her outdated and frequently abused robot maid Tetsuko, and pet slug Hanage. Despite her age, she is constantly putting off paying her rent, saying politically incorrect things, and referencing Japanese pop-culture at random. She has also been recruited by the President to fight crime, which she does when she's not watching TV or eating snacks. Written by
Super Milk Chan is the funniest thing you can buy. And now that it's on DVD, you don't have to suffer thru Inuyasha or Full Metal Complex or whatever dreadful anime that was on before it. Anybody with a partially functioning brain can tell you this is a classic anime masterpiece. Believe me, I have one! The relationships between the various characters is loaded with situational irony, and could be described as a Freudian "Family Romance". The ever-hopeful, ever-loyal, love-starved mecha, Tetsuko, who dreams of reuniting with her "Daddy", probably Dr. Eyepatch, who mercilessly insults her and often threatens to scrap her. This scene (like many others) is repeated in every episode. Then of course, the relationship between the President and Milk are at turns, playful, strained, hateful, and more than a bit dysfunctional. Since they never speak face-to-face, only via telephone,there are plenty of opportunities for misunderstandings. A now-famous parallel soap opera involves a family of ants, dealing with infidelity and "messaging." Too funny! For me, though, the most intriguing aspect of this show lies in the relationships between the characters. These relationships are placed in situational and romantic ironic settings. If you read between the lines you will see plenty of social protest, too. It's sad that Adult Swim caved into the haters of that show, but really, it's not that surprising since the reason it "failed" on Adult Swim is simple: most Americans have a hard time dealing with IRONY! And since most Americans don't "get"IRONY or Japanese POSTMODERNISM, or SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, we get to endure ridiculous tripe like, "Super Milk Chan isn't as fumy as Sealab," or,"The characters are annoying." Puh-leeze.
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