Heroman (2010 IMDb)

Categorization

Heavily superhero-inspired shounen SF. An original and multinational project, with the basics of the plot laid down by Stan Lee.

Subject

Present-day USA. A bullied, slightly effeminate orphan reuses a discarded toy robot, which is struck by lightning and transforms, thenceforth working silently under the orphan's control to repel an alien invasion and deal with the complicated aftermath.

Commentary

Good clean fun. There are a lot of school-age anime clichés in it, especially obvious in the American setting, where one expects corresponding American clichés instead.

Japanese production animation series