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Ro-Kyu-Bu!

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!

12 Comments

  1. Dunku Said,

    July 2, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Cool, gotta wait for the subs

  2. K_S_ Said,

    July 2, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    I don’t know what you were expecting from this show and where you got these expectations from, I for one was or am expecting Ro-Kyu-Bu! to become one of the better series of this season, if not one of the best.

    Well, loli “fanservice” was to be expected to some extent. Apart from that it was clear that the this show will include high quality basket ball scenes as you could see in the PVs, and judging from the Drama CD the comedy/”romance” parts are fairly well as well.

    So, I will enjoy this show every week, making Fridays days to look forward to.

  3. Algester Said,

    July 2, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    3 words MY TINKLE ART
    /sob….

  4. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    July 2, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    Kono wa roricon.

  5. cx Said,

    July 2, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    that pic looks freaking creepy for some reason

  6. octoberasian Said,

    July 3, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    I expected it to be some overtly fanservice ecchi anime like Kanokon or To Love-ru, but this was surprisingly enjoyable to watch.

    Definitely looking forward to the second episode.

  7. Dude Said,

    July 3, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    This show will send my nutbladder into the Sun.

  8. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    July 3, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    I expected it to be some overtly fanservice ecchi anime like Kanokon or To Love-ru, but this was surprisingly enjoyable to watch.

    Definitely looking forward to the second episode.

    Exactly what Loli no Omocha! is.

  9. Algester Said,

    July 3, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    should I listen back to tsukiyo no fromage drama CD….

  10. god Said,

    July 3, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    This is horrific, creepy, disgusting, pedophilic and in no way beneficial to any human being.

    I’ll approve of it.

  11. Skribulous Said,

    July 5, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    So it’s Bamboo Blade, except with basketball.

    Pass.

  12. Aikun2012 Said,

    July 5, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    …… the opening stopped me from watching it i swear!

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