Ok, yeah, so it’s Japanese X-Men.
What They Say:
Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be. From the creator of Ga-Rei-Zero comes an adventure that shows how out-of-the-ordinary abilities of high school students can send a powerful message to evildoers the world over.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
If the above picture of Wolverine… uh, Rinka’s dad didn’t quite drive the point home, Tokyo ESP has basically become (or has always been) a wacky version of the X-Men. Which can be an incredibly entertaining thing, especially if you’re into weird Japanese humor. A basic litmus test of whether or not this show will hold appeal for you is whether you want to see a girl attack Peter Venkman of the Ghostbusters with her pet penguin, Peggy. If you think this sounds stupid, you might want to pass. If you think it sounds awesomely stupid, then it looks like we’re set for quite a ride.