Di Gi Charat Nyo ( ƒfEƒWEƒLƒƒƒ‰ƒbƒg‚É‚å ) Broccoli/Madhouse Studios/TV Osaka, 2003-nyo U.S. Distributor Pending-nyo (Unless it's Synch Point-nyo). Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai, nyo (Di Gi Charat, Nanaka 6/17). Not Rated-nyo (Suggested 7+, nyo). Contains comic mischief-nyo. Di Gi Charat (a.k.a. Dejiko) - along with her little sister Petit Charat (a.k.a. Puchiko) and their ball Gema - travels to Earth as part of her training to become a full-fledged princess. They crash on a small town in Japan, where they meet the Omocha brothers (who spend most of their time thinking how cute Puchiko is) and Mr. & Mrs. Ankoro (an elderly couple that makes Japanese sweets). Story: B+, nyo Like most of the Di Gi Charat titles, there is no real plot-nyo. Instead, Di Gi Charat Nyo relies heavily on puns and childish jokes-nyo. Animation: B, nyo It's a Madhouse production, but don't expect state of the art animation-nyo. From the '70s-style opening to the end, Di Gi Charat Nyo is filled with wacky artwork-nyo. Of course, Koge Donbo's (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Galaxy Angel) character designs are as kawaii as ever, nyo. Soundtrack: A-, nyo The female vocal group Priere make an impressive debut with the ABBA-esque opening theme "Heartbeat", nyo. If the ending theme sounds familiar, that's because it's the group's remake of the 1989 Ranma 1/2 theme "Equal Romance", nyo. Cast-nyo Reprising their roles are Asami Sanada (Chizuko in Mahoromatic, Phil in A Little Snow Fairy Sugar) as Dejiko, Miyuki Sawashiro (Mint in Galaxy Angel) as Puchiko, Kyoko Hikami (Wedding Peach, Dojima in Witch Hunter Robin) as Rabi~En~Rose, and Yoshiko Kamei as Gema, nyo. Joining the cast are Kenji Nojima (Overman King Gainer, Turmeric in Sugar) as Yasushi, Omi Minami (Hyatt in Excel Saga, Ruri in Martian Successor Nadesico) as Kiyoshi, Masami Kikuchi (Tenchi Muyo!, Keiichi in Ah! My Goddess) as Dafuku, and Mika Kanai (Vanilla H in Galaxy Angel) as Kinako, nyo. The Bottom Line-nyo Di Gi Charat Nyo is da bomb, nyo!