Show By Rock! #10 — Angsty Bunny

June 7th, 2015


You’d think one of them would have checked on her when she began convulsing from the sound of friendship guitars.


I really have no right to be surprised by the abysmal writing in this show at this point, and yet they seem to have new depths to plunge each week. You’d think this would be simple. Stupid, but simple. The rabbit’s insecurities lead to her giving it to the darkness in her heart and needs hugs or to be reassured of their friendship. Of course, if they wanted actual character drama, they’d have had to create actual characters instead of trying to crowbar these one-dimensional superficial people from Mars into having emotions, but it’s obviously far too late for that.

Instead, they faff around for half the episode, she gets an invite to Evil HQ where she’s just straight up mind raped as an excuse for dumping out flashbacks and backstory because we can never move forward in a Japanese show ever, at which point she just goes straight back, her eyes gleam evilly for about 30 seconds, the rest of the band plays a song, and she gets better. The end. Multiple episodes of her muttering dourly resolved through blithe ignorance and an explosion of friendship power. Literally any one of the characters could have been jammed into it and it would have been the exact same, because it wasn’t about her. It wasn’t about her insecurities. It was about her being mind raped by the power of darkness. That we had to suffer through insipid flashbacks relating to her was just fecal icing on the crap cake.

Next Episode:

Why is this not over yet?

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Di Gi Kazune says:

    Macross Music Rule: Music conquers all.

    • Aroduc says:

      Don’t they normally try missiles first?

      What I would give if they tried missiles first. Or honestly, ANYTHING other than strumming some bad pop.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Usually both at the same time. Sometimes with music only. I believe Macross 7 was the one where Basara went into combat with SOUND BOOSTERs.