The Rolling Girls #01 — Anyway, Here’s Someone Boring

January 10th, 2015


I think I made that roller coaster in Roller Coaster Tycoon.


This is kind of what I feared for this show. While there’s the wacky fighting and crazy stuff going on in over here, wouldn’t you rather watch some bland teenage girl doing bland teenage girl things? No, I most absolutely would not. Who told you I did? Stop showing me this. This may be the least interesting character doing the least interesting thing possible in this entire setting. Go back to the power ranger fighting the safety pin warrior, damn it.  

It does blend the surreal with the normal much more in stride than AssClass did, making it work a lot better without needing a lot of exposition to explain why it’s so wacky. Quite ironically, in fact, after a couple opening minutes of nothing but exposition. At least when things are in quick motion, it’s easy to excuse the janky art as an artistic style instead of wondering if the reason someone’s nose is on their cheek is because the artist is crosseyed. It does help to sell the surreality a little bit, but it’s still hard to excuse that in the regular girls doing regular things bits when it’s not trying to be wacky, surreal, weird, etc.

The big thing it’s lacking at the moment is structure. This episode was kind of just some exposition followed by a bunch of random stuff happening. I’d say all shows are “stuff happening,” but that would be a step up for so very many things so far this season. I do suspect it’s very soon going to be lacking action too. Well, and a failure to understand how steep hills are, but that’s endemic to all Japanese media. If they can drill down a little better to the interesting characters and pick a direction to take them, it could be fun. I have the sneaking suspicion that it’s going to be more about the boring girls that had no reason to exist in the episode at all though.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Germanguy says:

    This Show made it on my 3 Episode List

    Just skip the “introduction” and enjoy the funny ride