Saber Marionette (セイバーマリオネット) is a science fiction humor/adventure series featuring android girls. It has been produced in the form of anime, manga, and light novels. It was created by Akahori Satoru (赤堀 悟).
First of all, the seasons timeline.
– Arrival of the colony ship Mesopotamia at the planet Terra 2
– 300 years after arrival
– Saber Marionette J
– Saber Marionette J Again (OVA)
– Saber Marionette J to X
– 500 years after arrival
– SM Girls Saber Marionette R audio drama
– Saber Marionette R (OVA)
– 800 years after arrival
– Saber Marionette Z (manga)
It is an interesting story, and it has a particular meaning to me, as this was the first anime I watched! I mean, after Dragon Ball, maybe.
The first season, Saber Marionette J (セイバーマリオネットJ), is about Mamiya Otaru and his three marionettes, humanoid female robots; the young and free-spirited Lime; the small and reserved Cherry; and the outgoing and busty Bloodberry.
On a world with no women, the surviving men have reintroduced females in the form of androids called Marionettes, built to serve men, but limited in their interactions with humans. That is until a poor boy named Otaru encounters a Marionette named Lime. Lime is a Saber model with a special circuit that gives her emotions. When Otaru awakens two more Saber Marionettes, his life as an ‘average’ boy quickly becomes as extraordinary as the lives of his eager new friends.
Saber Marionette J Again is a 6-episode OVA that has events which take place after Saber Marionette J. In the story, Faust asks Otaru to receive the three Saber Dolls in his apartment, so that he can educate them as he did with Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry. At the same time, Lorelei is asked to repair Tiger‘s maiden circuit, which is broken.
Meanwhile, planet Terra II is beginning to experience a plasmatic crisis. The key to save the planet lies within a new marionette, which will bear the name Marine
. The mystery behind Marine lies in her triple maiden circuit, and is not unveiled until episode four. She matures faster than the other marionettes, and is stronger than Bloodberry and Panther
The second season, Saber Marionette J to X, continues approximately a year after the conclusion of Saber Marionette J. Otaru and the girls continue to live routine lives, while Lorelei works on the cloning project to reintroduce human females into the population.
Relationship between Otaru and the three Marionettes evolves in many senses, and that results in the ending of this season, which obviously I cannot spoil! But I’m sure you will enjoy, it is a really good anime, full of action, comedy, romance, drama.
Saber Marionette R (OVA) takes place many years after the events in J. This series features three new marionettes that have the same names and basic personalities as those from the “J” and “J to X” series, but with different appearances.
The plot takes place in the city-state of Romana, which resembles medieval Italy. The three marionettes, Cherry, Lime and Bloodberry, now accompany Junior, the heir to the throne of Romana. However, a criminal known as Face is freed from prison by three marionettes of his own called the Sexadolls, named Edge, Brid and Kyanny. Face threatens the future of Romana by killing the king and forcing everyone to search for Junior and arrest him. Cherry, Lime and Bloodberry must destroy Face’s Sexadolls, protect Junior and help Romana become peaceful once more.
A really definitely unarguable must see! Maybe one of the best anime series I have review until now in this blog!
Here are some extras! Pictures, animated GIFs, and some videos! Enjoy!