During a summer camp, 15 children, 8 males and 7 females, find a grotto by the sea. Deep within they discover working computers and some electronic equipment, and later the owner, a man called Kokopelli. Kokopelli claimed to be a programmer working on a brand new game, in which a large robot has to defend the Earth against fifteen alien invasions. He persuades the children to test the game and sign a contract. All but one of them signs, barely a moment later they mysteriously awaken on the shore believing what happened was just a dream.
Hannah's comments: A friend of mine recommended me to watch this animé (he hand´t seen the actual animé but had started to read the manga) since I like "Shadow Star, Narutaru" so much and Kitoh´s drawings. The series seems to begin quite harmless, but already after the second episode you can tell that, this is an animé you can´t relax any moment. Who could guess that this game is more than a game and also done in reality? They thought the contract was safe to take part of, but that was so untrue. Soon all the children relize that this game, ends with at least one death. Their "game" involves more and more people, innocent people. It involves the military and the government. Gets more and more involved in politics.
The series is a kind of "Neon Genesis Evangelion theme", the good robots fighting against new robots and UFOs. But instead of making the series only as a fighting-animé, it also takes some sidesteps and tells little about of the childrens background. The story goes more and more complicated and more and more people are involved. Everyone think that the big mission is destroy all UFO-robots, but it is much more complicated than that. What I think? I was quite bored the two first episodes. But later on much more excitement when Koyemshi makes his entrance. A cool and sarcastic little thingy, but not friendly at all. Of course, the story gets more complex, the more it continues. I think I like the drawings (actual animation) better than in the manga. Somehow, every character´s background and relationships to other, are better shown in the animé. Best voices in Bokurano? I have to admit, it is Koyemshi and Sakakibara, who only exists in the animé.