Show By Rock #11 — Mothra vs Daruma

June 14th, 2015


At least it’s nearly over.


Japan, I want you to do something for me. At the end of writing every episode, ask yourselves “What did the protagonists do this week? What did they accomplish? How does this move the story forward? Could the protagonists be replaced by mailboxes and this episode would be structurally intact?” If the answer to all these questions is “Nothing” (and “Yes, replace them with mailboxes with insecurity issues”) or some variety of “Stands there and stares”, then throw out the script and start from scratch.

There’s another concert, everybody minces around about how it’s so important, again, a giant moth attacks and immediately takes out all but three, so some other character transforms into a giant Daruma and… stay tuned for the exciting finale next week. Good god, what they tried to pass off as a cliffhanger was Cyan’s spider sense telling her that the moth was one of the brainraped girls. This is not only stupid, but ground already trodden. It’s not even a particularly menacing moth. Oh, it used its magical darkness power to instantly darkness bubble everybody but three random mailboxes, and then it spent the rest of the episode flapping its wings and being beat up by kitsch.


Next Episode:

Still fighting a moth.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Di Gi Kazune says:

    We will, we will, we will rock you!

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    If the Shobijin weren’t in it then I want nothing to do with it…

    (Maybe the series would improve if it were broadcast as a double feature with some Three Stooges shorts…)

  • Germanguy says:

    Well, if they go and introduced every Week a New band playing, where would be the Place for our MC’s? They even gave their Boy group and entire Episode, and forced lockout the Girls, next Episode they used nearly the same Plot, just with the Girl. But this time they do not force out the Help

    Well, imagine if until now. Every week would have another Group playing a bit music, all would be Happy and would life until their Die…

    At last they try to give themselves a meaning. I am okay with this

    Btw, was there not an cameo sequence for Durarara? The Black Girl on the Motorbike… And you did not noticed? :)