The Rolling Girls - Recommendations

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Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!

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Taek Taek says...

Rolling Girls is a show about girls fighting with (so far) unexplained superpowers to protect the borders of their new founded independent prefectures, the style with which it is delivered is very reminiscent of Kill la Kill, with the overpowered hits straight out of 80's battle shounen, the character faces and reactions, and the general art direction with blink-and-you'll-miss-it touches to the characters to make them seem more human.

On top of that, the main character Nozomi has obviously borrowed heavily from Ryuuko, with very similar features to pick her out, the hair style, the shape of the eyes, the faces she pulls. One of the girls even fights with a giant paperclip.

They also both have a similar zany style outside of the fighting, lots of big colours, the use of animation to convey comedy on top of what the characters are actually doing and saying. Altogether, if you enjoyed either of these shows, you should definitely check out the other.

Brad Brad says...

It’s immediately clear that Rolling Girls borrows heavily from Trigger’s excellent Kill la Kill series when we’re plunged into an intense battle that’s reminiscent of Kill la Kill in just about every way possible, from the over the top shounen battle style, the unconventional weaponry and the distinctive facial expressions right down to underlings being clad in matching uniforms. So I think it’s safe to say that Studio Wit have taken more than a couple of cues from the success of Kill la Kill with their latest effort, meaning fans of one should at the very least check out The Rolling Girls.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both anime are visual feasts, with great fighting animations and quirky character designs, and both are full of shounen action and super sentai stuff. They are also similar in that they're about Japanese institutions battling each other for some kind of nebulous supremacy.

Kill la Kill is more heavy on the fanservice and over-the-top, but The Rolling Girls isn't exactly realistic, but it has a more cutesy tone. Fans of either would do well to check out the other.

HKBattosai HKBattosai says...

The Rolling Girls or Kill La Kill, you'd like the other because both feature a similar type of action, fighting style, animation, and art. Plus, both are original works with some similar off-the-wall concepts. Studios 8-Bit and TRIGGER must have quietly collaborated because both anime aesthetically look and feel very similar to each other, generally speaking.

Kyousougiga

Kyousougiga

In a "mirror city" that is Kyoto and yet not Kyoto, where humans, monsters, and robots all live, 14-year-old Koto searches for her mother. She encounters a monk named Myoe who's waiting for his father to return. Family and the mirror city itself are at stake as this action fantasy unfolds. 

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Brad Brad says...

If there's one thing that should be glaringly obvious when putting Rolling Girls on for the first time, it's that the explosion of vivid colours and background effects has been taken straight out of Kyousogiga. Couple that with the same kind of zany characters and over the top fighting and we have a show that should appeal to fans of Kyousogiga.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are, for a lack of a better term, rather Japanese, with references to Japanese culture and whatnot. They are also both very visaully colourful tales about cute girls doing actiony things, with fun animation and quirky characters.

Fans of either could do worse than checking out the other.

Urahara

Urahara

Harajuku... The place where culture, kawaii, and fashion come together. Three high school girls Rito, Mari, and Kotoko are planning to open a temporary store called Park. One day, aliens from space come to Earth to take away the culture of humans. That’s when a mysterious girl who calls herself Misa appears. Now, in order to protect the Harajuku that they love, these three girls must be prepared for anything!

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Zed Zed says...

cute girls with tipsy and flashy visuals. both of them are also very optimistic to the point of being nauseating.

Sarazanmai

Sarazanmai

The setting is Asakusa. One day, second-years in middle school Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinnai meet Keppi, a mysterious kappa-like creature, who steals their shirikodama and transforms them into kappas. "To return to your original forms," Keppi tells them, "you must fight the zombies and take the shirikodama from them." Can the boys connect with each other and steal the zombies' shirikodama?! At the same time, something is happening at the police box where Reo Niiboshi and Mabu Akutsu work. This is the story of three boys who can't connect with someone important to them, learning about what it truly means to do so.

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Curiousmadra Curiousmadra says...

I feel that both these shows have visually the same colourful tone even if they are from different production studios..

Hurricane Polymar

Hurricane Polymar

Onitora, the director of the International Secret Police Agency, looked forward to making his favorite son Takeshi a top-notch criminal investigator. Takeshi was given Spartan training, which turned him into an all-around sportsman as well as martial arts expert. However, Takeshi's attitude toward crime-fighting was so incompatible with his father's that the furious Onitora disowned him. For a while Takeshi investigated crime as a lone wolf; then he became a private detective's assistant and general handyman. Secretly, however, Takeshi obtained from a scientist a new artificial polymer, polimet, that was far stronger than steel. With this polimet Takeshi transformed himself into Hurricane Polimar, an invincible costumed hero.

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Project A-ko: Uncivil Wars

Project A-ko: Uncivil Wars

In this alternate story, the Project A-ko characters all fulfill their familiar roles: A-ko provides the brute strength, B-ko assists with bizarre inventions, and C-ko is the damsel in distress. But this time, A-ko and B-ko work together from the start to rescue C-ko and avenge the destruction of their house.

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El Cazador de la Bruja

El Cazador de la Bruja

Ellis is a young girl who possesses a strange ability to manipulate particles, and has an unfortunate case of amnesia. After accidentally killing a professor in the middle of an experiment, Ellis fled to Mexico and lived under the care of an old lady for many years, but her past has finally caught up with her; there's a price on her head, and men trying to capture her, dead or alive. She meets the bounty hunter Nadie, who befriends her and helps her escape; and together, they decide to travel south to Winay Marka, “The Land of Eternity”, to find clues about Ellis’ past. What’s the origin of Ellis’ powers, and what does “Project Leviathan” have to do with it?

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Moldiver

Moldiver

Hiroshi Ozora has always wanted to be a superhero, so he decided to do the only logical thing: create a transforming power suit called Moldiver! With it, he can fight the forces of the maniacal Professor Machinegal, who desires all of the rarities of the world for his private collection - but when his sister Mirai accidentally changes the suit's design to that of a beautiful girl, Hiroshi's plan goes terribly awry! Now, Hiroshi and Mirai must share the suit, alternating between manliness and beauty, to put a stop to Professor Machinegal!

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Tiger & Bunny Recaps

Tiger & Bunny Recaps

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Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising

Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media's new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city's Goddess Legend, they discover three super-powered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild.

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