Something something giant robots rock and roll monsters love.
I have no idea what the fuck happened for most of this. I started out very excited— “Ah, this reminds me so much of Eureka Seven!!!” Turns out that’s because the plot basically was Eureka Seven but told in a super confusing way in a quarter of the time with a character of the weak format and I have no idea what happened. Based on my conversation with Marina it wasn’t just me.
It tries to have this rock and roll atmosphere and namedrops all these famous rock and roll people but… oh my god is it unbelievably lame. “Jimi Stonefree” does not capture the spirit of rock and roll. It is the opposite. Same with the episode scolding all the kids in high school for getting high on “Teen Spirit”. It’s like the kids who loved rock and roll in their youth have now grown up to be the old scolds they used to rebel against.
I could barely follow who any of the side characters were. The only one I liked was Nir, who alternated between not giving a single fuck and being pissed off and wanting to bash the main characters’ faces in, the only appropriate reactions to this show. Also the funniest part of this show was when everyone was shocked she was a girl. Like wtf??? How would anyone think she was a boy??? I was so confused at this “twist”.
- Storytelling – F – What was the point?
- Voice – C – I guess they tried…
- Characters – D – Couldn’t keep track of them.
- Attention Grab – D – Boring.
- Production – B – Looks fine.
- Overall – D
Recommendations – Eureka Seven, Planet With, Bounen no Xamdou