Maaaaaaan, I want my own meido basketball harem too.
Ahem, so Ro-Kyu-Bu kicks off this new season and thankfully turns out to be better than expected.
I did come in to this show, expecting nothing much other than creepy loli fanservice and maybe some decent seiyuu work, but it turned out that the show had more to offer than just that.
For one, the show didn’t had much dull moments and I pretty much kept my eyes on the screen even when the girls were properly clothed so that was quite a huge improvement over my abysmally low expectations of the show. Sure, the fanservice parts were aplenty and still creepy when you take in account that the girls are still under 12, but at least it wasn’t totally sexually blatant! Or maybe I’m just expecting scenes of the girls doing “stuff” to the balls or sucking elongated items for no reason too much. Thankfully that hasn’t happened yet!
The OP was the surprise though, as it was pretty decent as far as the usual stuff that comes out from show-specific seiyuu groupings produce. Probably due to the fact that KOTOKO wrote the lyrics and the guy from fripSide did the musical composition. The ED too had Halko Momoi adding in her own touch to it, which ended up making it decently cute as an outro.
Overall, this is still the first episode and there’s a whole three months for it to slide in to mediocrity, but at least for now, the production quality is pretty good. Hopefully they didn’t blow half their budget on animating the balls this episode though… I’d like to see pretty loli animation for at least another week or two. And maybe the story will actually develop properly too!