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Rizelmine

Aug 20, 2012

Ok, the japs can be very sick if they want to and this is bordering comedy with crime. Although today we have lots of shows with little girls acting mature and in love with older men, back when this series was made, the shock was ten fold.

So the story is about a typical male teenager TM who likes older women, being forced to live as a married couple with a 12 year old girl, just because she is in love with him and she will blow up if he rejects her. Because she is a robot… with emotions… that blows up if she is not emotionally satisfied… And that is the story… somewhat.

Ok, I’m not going to try and make sense of any of this; the story is to the most part just an excuse to have a loli in the same bed as a teenager. Plus they are supposed to do naughty stuff but he likes only older women and she gets pissed and havoc breaks out and that is the whole reason the series doesn’t end right away. There is very little story in it and to the most part you think it’s just another storyless erotic comedy with pedo-borderline elements. Supposed she is a robot, supposed he is not interested, supposed popping your head like a spring or exploding every 15 minutes means anything at all. Yet in the last episodes all of a sudden you get a somewhat plot and seriousness and even a finale… a bold one. So it is not entirely without a story; it wastes a lot of time fooling around just for kicks. It is still very stupid and impossible to swallow but all things considered, there is a beginning, a middle and an ending. So I will be grateful and give the story the base score for covering the essentials.

The characters are nowhere near special or memorable. In fact, most don’t even have a personality at all and the short duration of each episode does not help much. Besides the main duo, all others are poorly placed cardboards that hardly aid in something and even the duo is generic. The boy is the typical indecisive lead that has a bit more balls than usual, while the girl is a pedophile’s wet dream. Still, the flashback that occurs towards the end suddenly creates an actual depth of sorts that somewhat excuses them being as they are; even going as far as excusing them being together. It’s weak but it’s there. So once again I give the base score for at least trying to show something and even offering a catharsis of sorts.

Animation and sound are nothing out of the ordinary. Bright colors, typical backgrounds, typical character figures and typical panties with bears on them. The little robot girls look like they jumped out of a date sim or something with all those weird accessories and bright colors, but they are otherwise average cuties. Although fan servish at its core, it doesn’t really overdo it as most do, yet never feels dull to watch either. Voice acting or music themes, ok, I hardly remember them; that counts as average again in my book.

Well, enjoyment is easy to figure out based on all the above. Yes, it’s the base again. It’s a show that got stuck in the middle. Not too bold or wacky, not too smut or dull.

Value is almost not existent, as this anime has really nothing special to offer. There are far more interesting or spicy shows out there revolving around the love between a man and a female robot (Chobits) or a man and a little girl (Kodomo no Jikan) or even plain old hentai with loli robots (Petit Roid 3).

And now for some excused scorings.

ART SECTION: 5/10
General Artwork 1/2 (simple)
Character Figures 1/2 (generic)
Backgrounds 1/2 (simple)
Animation 1/2 (average)
Visual Effects 1/2 (average)

SOUND SECTION: 6/10
Voice Acting 2/3 (silly but fitting)
Music Themes 2/4 (average)
Sound Effects 2/3 (ok I guess)

STORY SECTION: 5/10
Premise 2/2 (Hentai-like attractive)
Pacing 1/2 (simple)
Complexity 1/2 (not much)
Plausibility 0/2 (mentally challenged)
Conclusion 1/2 (cheesy)

CHARACTER SECTION: 6/10
Presence 2/2 (cute/sexy)
Personality 1/2 (simple)
Backdrop 1/2 (generic and simplistic but it’s there)
Development 1/2 (sick but it’s there)
Catharsis 1/2 (generic and simplistic but it’s there)

VALUE SECTION: 2/10
Historical Value 0/3 (none)
Rewatchability 1/3 (some parts are funny to watch again)
Memorability 1/4 (too generic to bother remembering)

ENJOYMENT SECTION: 3/10
Interesting for awhile but the randomness kills it in the longrun.

VERDICT: 4.5/10

5/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

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