Rolling Girls #12 — I Must Go, My Planet Needs Me

March 28th, 2015


Note: She died on the way back to her home planet.


Well, that made no sense, but to be fair, I did check out of this show at least a few weeks ago when the writing turned the bend from boringly poor to incomprehensible. I’m not even talking about the mech hijack to fight the spaceship hijack, or the octopus people flying back to the octopus world, or that Armada Girl found a frozen apparently amnesiatic octopus boy and immediately made it her adjutant, but the reveal that the four of them had all forgotten that they were A.) childhood friends and B.) friends with an octopus alien and just happened to all join up again.

At least the protagonists finally did something… delievered a rock-key so that someone else could pilot a mech. Way to go, team! You’ve certainly proved your worth in this show.


Final Thoughts:

I believe the polite term would probably be gibberish, but of the more boring variety, but especially the main characters. There was barely enough going on with them for one character, and most of that was a nonsensical octo-alien affair tucked into the last couple episodes. Unfortunately too, most of the style, animation, and action of the first two episodes was nowhere to be scene for the rest of the show, but especially about episodes 3-9 which were all incredibly prosaic affairs consisting almost entirely of the characters du jour shuffling their feet anxiously before someone told them to stop that, at which point they stopped, typically reconciling with some kind of parental figure and we simply moved on while triumphant/emotional music played and they laid a sunset-tinge over everything. These needed to be characters struggling against something other than their own insecurity to be compelling in any way, and about the closest it came was them shouting “You just don’t get me, Mom/Dad!” 

Things got weird in the last arc, but it didn’t move any faster, especially when paired in my day against Ange which even at its slowest points covered more ground in a week than this did in most arcs. The characters were all too mopey or insubstantial to carry it anyway. There were some neat ideas here with the setting, more at the start than when they tried to explain things towards the end, and it did show off style and animation every now and then, but it was too rare and didn’t have anybody worth caring about living in it or more importantly, doing anything in the story.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    Saddens me that Studio Wit pretty much gave us one big middle finger not just to the audience, but to the protagonists for doing nothing.

    Instead, here are some side characters who appear only for one or two episodes doing more things than them. Yeah, that’s actually WORSE than “idol worshipping”.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    So, am I to assume the two women from the first two episodes never turn back up?

    Or at least not in any meaningful capacity?

    • Mesousa2877 says:

      They do, in the last two episodes. They get comically beaten down in one of them, removing their badass cred a bit.

    • Aroduc says:

      A ‘joke’ in this episode was that they rode the robot’s soldier and Kaguya had no idea who they were or what they were doing there.


  • winkelmann says:

    This had a lot of potential but that was wasted in the most uninteresting characters