Review of Level E (2011)

Moving picture, 5.0 hours

Numerous alien species are represented on present-day Earth. Humans are unaware of this and protected by interstellar law. One of their protectors is a royal super-genius whose underlings struggle to contain his wicked schemes and do all the actual protecting.

Comedy based in morbid paranormal/UFO/kitsch-SF tropes. It’s basically Men in Black (1997), and was written at the same time, but has a group of aliens instead of people as the informed diplomats and peacekeepers, and much less action. It’s a series of multi-episode arcs: the initial protagonist is only present in the first and last of them. Not very special, but some of the writing is above average.

animation fiction Japanese production moving picture series