Milk-chan is a five-year-old girl who lives with her outdated and frequently abused robot maid Tetsuko, and pet slug Hanage.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
Here is a show that's bound to confuse just about anybody. A show that breaks the boundaries of it's genre, and is a perfect example of a show that you either love or hate.
The plot: Milk Chan, a 5 year old "superhero" without super powers, lives with her useless (and often abused) robot Tetsuko, and an alcoholic slug named Hanage (name translates to "nose hair"). Oh, and the President (of well, everything) has her go on missions. Oh, and she's a foul mouthed, lazy, selfish brat.
Of course, the plot doesn't really matter. Much like "Ren and Stimpy", the show highly revolves around surreal situations and oddball humor. It also features random Japanese pop culture gags (i.e Riki Choshu), odd supporting characters (such as a homosexual landlord) odd one liners ("He who controls Ramen controls the universe",) odd catchphrases ("You Dumbass!") and...ah hell, the whole show is odd.
When it came to Adult Swim in 2004, it was largely hated, and is still largely hated today. When I look back though, I think it ticked off comedy fans because it was an anime, and ticked off anime fans because they wanted something more action oriented. However, those with some patience (and some time to spare) might find something oddly enduring about the anarchistic weirdness on display. .
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