Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko is one of the most sparkly anime I’ve seen in recent times (perhaps second only to Star Driver). To save me the trouble of introducing it to anyone who hasn’t heard of it, here’s the plot summary from My Anime List:
The story revolves around a highschool boy named Niwa Makoto. He lives with his aunt’s family since his parents are away on business. It is there where he meets his mysterious cousin of the same age Touwa Erio — who happens to tie a futon mattress around her upper body and is a self-proclaimed alien. Her staple food is pizza. Erio had been missing for half a year and was found floating in the sea. She doesn’t remember anything about what happened during that period of time, but she began to think that it was the act of an alien and wanders the neighbourhood wrapped in the futon.
Erio is, in my opinion, the prettiest anime character from this season, followed closely by her eccentric milf mother, Meme. It was the attractive character designs and animation being done by Shaft that brought me to this anime. The wackiness of the characters contrasted with Niwa’s grounding in the world of common sense and reasoning kept me coming back for more.