Ameenah Salamunic: Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl typifies elements from both the slice-of-life and harem genres, but manages to preserve its sense of originality. A fairly standard set-up introduces us to our 16-year-old protagonist, Makoto Niwa. After his parents move overseas, he’s sent to live with his aunt in the city. He sees the shift as an opportunity to live out the teenage dream, and obsesses over fulfilling the ideal close to his school years. Makoto even uses a rating system to quantify his satisfaction. Events earn “adolescence points” on a scale of 1-5. Maintaining a high score logically ensures a memorable life, void of regret.