This series centers around a girl named Alice whose family moves to Tokyo. Alice is a quiet girl and does not like all the noise and strange people in the big city. She has to babysit a 7-year-old bratty boy named Rin, and -- well, he ends up falling off the balcony by accident. After the accident, Rin starts getting dreams of a past life in which he was one of 7 scientists on the moon. When a disease struck the isolated moon base, the scientists started dying off, one by one. Needless to say, Alice is extremely guilty for causing this big change in Rin, but she meets two boys from her highschool named Jinapachi and Issei who claim to have shared dreams of the moon ever since they were little. And one night, she gets a dream too...
Can one possibly start out his or her life with a clean slate, or must one be forced to atone for the sins committed in a previous life? Please Save My Earth is a story of unrequited love, betrayal, tragedy, and revenge as each character must come to terms with their actions and feelings of the past. The final question is, will the characters be free to choose their own destiny, or will they forever be tied to the events of their past life?
Please Save My Earth is a shoujo manga of 21 volumes that was quite popular in the '80'... hmmmm... or maybe it ended in the early '90s. Well, anyways, there's a 6-episode OAV series that's been released and dubbed in the US. A PSME movie is available as a fansub and can be purchased from various distros that can be found here. The movie contains clips from the OAV series as well as a bit of extra footage at the very end. There's also a couple of PSME music videos that include even more extra footage.
I've never read the manga, but I've seen the OAV's, movie, and music videos. The OAV's are rather difficult to follow because you have to remember the 7 scientists from the moon, plus their present forms. This adds up to 14 characters to remember in addition to a few supporting characters. My only suggestion is -- take notes. As for the story itself, it's a blatantly shoujo story, which means there's a ton of angst and romance. That's just fine with me, but I got kinda peeved over the fact that Haruhiko cries at least once every 10 minutes from the moment that he's introduced. His frequent break-downs and suicide attempts got kinda tiring after a while. And why is it that a 7-year-old brat has a crush on a highschool girl? But, remorseful gutless bishounen aside (and don't forget the cradle-robbing), I think overall this is a pretty good series that girls would like.
Warning: there's a homosexual couple in this one -- but hey, one of them used to be a girl in his past life.
Nudity: No suggestive nudity.
Story Line: Very complicated; it would help if you've already read the manga. There's a lot of characters to remember: 7 characters, plus their past lives.
Violence: Some. Not extremely grapic.
Genre: Sci-fi, tragedy, drama.
Total Rating: 9/10.