Tristar Colors #01 — Girls Do Things

January 7th, 2018


And even the latter two words are often kind of handwavey.


I suppose this makes a better claim to them than most in its veritable ocean of likeminded shows, but that's probably because it has three completely separate parts, each as banal as the last. So perhaps superior to many of its brethren by sheer dint of mixing up the prop that they're using a little more frequently and abruptly, but still not striving towards anything besides "Here's some girls. They exist. That's enough." The main noteworthy thing, if you can call it that, was how the animation completely crapped itself every now and then, mostly when it tried too hard to have movement, like the motion sickness inducing opening seconds of the episode. Well, the entire rocket launcher bit was probably also somewhat bizarre, but I'm chalking that up to cultural differences.

I suppose if a gun was to my head, I'd admit this skips any obnoxious introductory bits, and moves a bit faster, so if you're into the "girls exist" subgenre, you might find something here. But I'm pretty certain that I've seen this episode at least a hundred times before, simply with slightly different hair colors and/or props. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, nor does it execute its own tired situations or characters particularly well. The jokes are mostly random interjections, shouted as often as not, and the narrative is as insubstantial as the characters. Unambitious gruel in a medium drowning in it.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anise_punter says:

    i’m just hoping for strawberry marshmallow without the awful lolicon bs, is that too much to ask

  • Anon7 says:

    At least the world acknowledges that the male population exist.

    Seriously, I found those Idol shows very unsettling when all over Japan, nobody seems to notice or comments on why.

    I would have accepted any explanation like aliens killed them all or something.

  • jgoi says:

    Never thought of that before. It’s not “cute girls do cute things” anymore it’s simply “cute girls exist and do shit”.

    Since I believe this doesn’t have the necessary awesome lolicon bs I’m bowing out.

  • Longhaul says:

    So this is the series where the loli RPG team originated.

  • U.renko says:

    They aren’t highschool girls or idols. That is reason enough to like this show I suppose. We need more stuff like this.