I’m going to be honest…I’m trying a new anti-depressant medication to help with the fibromyalgia, and I haven’t adjusted to it yet, so when I watched this, I was essentially Lucy in the Sky. Now, I’d never advocate drugs, especially in the case of watching anime, but when watching it, it doesn’t…hurt. To be blunt, Rio is bad. It spends a lot of time in ‘What the frick land’ and is mostly so bad it’s awesome. There are moments of it being painful to watch, but mostly it’s like those campy sci-fi movies that are terrible and fab all at once.
I wonder if the Xebec staff took a look at this and went, “Screw it. When we try, we still don’t have the resources to make a good anime, and we don’t even have a source material to adapt this from. Let’s put all out energy into making this as bad as possible, as see what happens.”
I love how the old guy just let’s his kid run around the casino. “Sure granddaughter, run around all you want! I don’t mind! Even though this is a huge area, after all, everyone who is a casino is a nice trustworthy person who won’t hurt you.” Maybe he’s just a figment of her imagination, and she’s really here all alone. That makes more sense then an adult that irresponsible. Then again…it is anime. Irresponsible adults are the norm.
To be honest, I’m not sure if this is a casino city, or a t+a city. I mean, sure, we see some casino stuff, but we see bouncing boobies and butt shots a lot lot more. These are the type that doesn’t really do anything for me though.
And in t+a city is the goddess of fortune, Rio. After all, she gets the most close-ups on her butt, and her boobs are far more bouncy then anyone else’s.
And there are just other bits of craziness in here. A man who decides to steal a little girl stuff animal because he collects them. Rio kicking several grown men’s butts while in a maids outfit. A man who decides to bet on whether he’ll spend the rest of his life with another girl, which you know is a great way to decide such things. The line, “The goddess kiss inspired the ball!” Becoming one with the game. Every time I think it’s topped itself, it turns around and tops itself again.
It’s just….bad and ridiculous beyond belief. I really don’t know how to summarize this. Even when I’ve finished watching it, I’m not quite sure what I just watched.
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