Japan in the future has a massive over-population problem. Scientists have
traced the root of this problem to one particular individual, Junta Monamari.
According to their records, Junta was a "Mega-Playboy" who had sired
children with over a hundred women. Each one of his sons had inherited the
Mega-Playboy gene too, so the problem grew exponentially from thereon. Enter
Karin Aoi, a "DNA Operator". Karin is sent back to the past with a
mission: to alter Junta's DNA and prevent him from ever becoming the
Mega-Playboy, thereby eliminating the world's overpopulation problem. Junta's
DNA can only be altered by shooting him with a special bullet called DCM which
contains the chemical for suppressing the Mega-Playboy DNA. In return, Karin
gets a vast sum of money... enough to make all her dreams come true. Will
Junta become the playboy he is destined to be, or will his better self
prevail? But Karin is falling for the real Junta too... and what of the sweet
and kindly Ami who has secretly loved Junta all her life? What will happen to
As we meet Junta for the for the time, we can see that he is just an "ordinary boy" (you know the obligatory ordinary boy you see at the
beginning of most anime). In fact, he is kind of sub-ordinary! You see, he has
this strange condition that makes him feel queasy when he is aroused.
Basically he vomits buckets when he sees a bit of exposed female flesh, or
when a girl comes on to him. Hence, Junta is something of a laughingstock for
girls. The exception to this rule is his best friend Ami Kurimoto who has
known him since childhood.
Now Junta has no idea that he is destined to become the Mega-Playboy
responsible for the Japan's future overpopulation. At first, the DNA Operator
Karin is taken aback at how unattractive and uncharismatic Junta is.
Nevertheless, after a brief chat with him she shoots him with the DCM bullet.
Unfortunately it's the wrong bullet and instead of suppressing his dormant
Mega-Playboy DNA, its development is triggered and accelerated! Junta is
extremely confused by all this, all he knows is that he's head over heels for
the beautiful and mysterious Karin. After being shot, his Mega-Playboy
alter-ego would surface every now and then. In this mode, girls find him
irresistible, Karin included. The only exception is Ami, who likes Junta as he
is and hates the Mega-Playboy persona. Much hilarity, adventure, surprises,
and heartbreaks ensue thereafter.
DNA is a fairly short series with 15 episodes, some of which are fairly
self-contained but always a continuation of the main story. The manga was
written by Masakazu Katsura, who is responsible for "Video
Girl Ai", "Is", and other series. He is the best manga
artist, in my opinion. There is a portrait-like quality to practically every
frame in his manga creations and the characters are very realistic. The DNA
manga spans a mere five volumes. Fortunately, the anime art is fairly faithful
to his drawings. The characters look good and the girls are all pretty. This
is truly one of the best anime series I have ever seen!