(He wants to shake hands as a sign of good sportsmanship.)
Hello, and welcome to Anime Blitzkrieg. The premise of these articles will to give you some detailed yet brief, information about various anime series. Usually we will watch an episode or two of a series, write a mini-review, and let you know what you’re getting into. If a series is really worth following, we’ll continue to review the series episode by episode, which should hopefully provoke some discussion on the blog or even the forums about the series and/or episodes in question. First up we’ll be reviewing Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly.
Okay. You know that cool Wii game called No More Heroes? Well, Travis Touchdown is obsessed with a particular anime in that game. That’s called Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly.
It’s a Magical Girl Mecha Anime, yes… you heard me, it’s a MAGICAL GIRL… MECHA… ANIME… at least from what I can gather. Most of this is all duct taped together from the posters, t-shirts, photos, and other various things found throughout the game.
The anime has three main characters:
Name: Strawberry, she is the leader of the group.
Mecha: She pilots Glaston 1, the red colored land battle mecha.
Special Attack: Strawberry on the Shortcake
Mecha: She pilots Glaston 2, the dark colored aerial battle mecha.
Special Attack: Blueberry Cheese Brownie
Mecha: She pilots Glaston 3, the white colored aerial battle mecha.
Special Attack: Cranberry Chocolate Sundae
Other Information About the Series:
Glastonbury (I assume it’s a mistranslation and is actually Glastonberry), is a large space battle mecha. It’s theorized that Glastonbury is a result of Glaston 1, 2, and 3 combining together.
Glastonbury has basic laser attacks which can be upgraded into tri-laser attacks.
Glastonbury also has a charged up special attack that destroys everything in it’s field of vision called ‘Anarchy in the Galaxy’.
Additionally, Heavenly Star (A theme you hear in various shops) is the opening intro theme of Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly. It is performed by the virtual pop idol group the Genki Rockets. Both the voice and girl who sings are computer generated and do not actually exist.
As you can tell by the above photo there is a TON of merchandise. Posters, Pillows, Stickers, Action Figures, Clocks, Soundtracks, etc. However, we’re going to touch on a few of the more well known pieces of merchandise.
There is a game called Pure White Giant Glastonbury which Travis plays during the subway sequence of the game. It appears to be for the Nintendo 64 based off of it’s cartridge shape. It’s a very retro looking shoot ‘em up, played much like Ikaruga or Galaga.
There are a total of 8 known Pure White T-Shirts,
- a dark grey shirt which features all 3 magical girls and w/red trim
- a white shirt featuring Strawberry
- a white shirt featuring Blueberry
- a white shirt featuring Cranberry
- a white shirt featuring Glaston 1, it has G1 written on it.
- a blue shirt featuring Glaston 2, it has G2 written on it.
- a yellow shirt featuring Glaston 3, it has G3 written on it.
- a white shirt featuring Glastonbury on it, with Glastonbury in katakana.
There is also a Limited Edition Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly Jacket, Belt, and Pants set that fetches a high price amongst fans.
With all of this being said. The ENTIRE anime/series is completely fake and only exists inside the No More Heroes world. However, in a March 15, 2008 interview with Computer and Video Games, Suda51 revealed that a possible real-life anime adaption of the series would be produced in the future, saying:
“As you may know, our publisher, Marvellous, actually does a lot of animation work, so it’s something that has been discussed.
We were actually in discussions to do something with the Bizarre Jelly characters as seen on Travis’ shirt, but I have no idea how serious they were.
Hey, tell your readers if they want to see it, write in and give them the feedback. There’s every chance it could get made.”
So let’s all keep our fingers crossed, and start writing those letters, shall we?