Title: Rikujou Bouei-tai Mao-chan
English: Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan
Aired: Jul 4, 2002 to Dec 26, 2002
Premiered: Summer 2002
Genres: Comedy, Kids, Magic, Military, Sci-Fi
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages
Summary: Mao Onigawara is a happy 8-year-old grade-schooler and the granddaughter of Chief of Staff of Ground Defense Force. Equipped with her cloverleaf-shaped badge which enables her to transform (but gives her no special power whatsoever), Mao and her best friends (granddaughters of Chief of Staff of Air and Marine Defense Force, respectively) will defend Japan against the invasion from "cute aliens," who are way too cute to be dealt with by regular armed forces. (Source: ANN)