Note: This review is part of the "Before Redemption" review series. This is Part B of the final day and contains no spoilers.
Show By Rock is about an aspiring school music club member thst suddenly gets sucked into another world by a mysterious force. She discovers that she is one of the musicians that has the ability to purify dark monsters with the power of music and manages to join an starting band. However, things start going out of hand as the war against the dark monsters raged on...
Storyline The overall story was straightforward and didn't have any major problems as I feared at first. No sub-plots at all, just a main one featuring all the major characters involved, and it didn't clash with the events where Cyan's original world had to be mentioned. That helped with the end result as it felt like a very nice ending to the show.
Characters The main band, Plasmagica had a great amount of character development and it paid off in a great way. As for the other bands, all of them were extremely fun too. despite Criticrista being a problem at first. My two favorite bands out of the bunch turned out to be ShingancrimsonZ and Tsurezure Naru Ayatsuri Mugenan for their antics. The people that weren't in bands were very fun to watch as well.
Pros and Cons I found the art style and animation for both the 2D parts and the 3D parts (CGI animation to be exact) to be very nice. Another great thing happened to be most of the music in the show and the songs fit the respective bands to a T. There's thankfully very little repetition withing everything, especially the songs. Many character voices in both the Japanese dub and the English dub are also kind to the ears.
Back to the art style and animation, some people might be turned off by both the 2D and especially the 3D parts due to the moe factor of the show. The pacing is a tad slow in the middle of the show and some character voices for the dubbed version were rather bad news.
Final Verdict This ends up with an 9/10 and a Multi-Platinum ranking by the RIAA. (Not really for the latter. Also, the highest classification was Diamond). For those into music-themed series, this is also a very good choice, and especially so if you don't mind the cuteness. Hopefully the second upcoming season (as of this review) will be just as fun.
Current Situation: I wanted another excuse to use Enterprise as an avatar again.
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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