(One episode watched):|
Well, dammit, here's a show with a nutty premise which by all rights ought to be a lot of fun; and yet I felt distinctly underwhelmed after watching. The main problem is that it's not particularly funny; a show of this sort would need to be funny, wouldn't it? It stands to reason. Yet the jokes were so pedestrian that I found myself wondering if BakuRock might be trying to be a serious, plot-driven show. It's painful to watch such a bodacious show play out and yet stir so few laughs (the number the three guys performed at the end almost made me laugh-out-loud). Reviewing anime has taught me that being a good joke writer must be one of the rarest, most in-demand skills there is, at least in the anime industry. Maybe almost all of the good ones are quickly snapped up by the live-action entertainment industry. Also, the synopsis above makes what's going on much more clear than episode one itself did. This is going on in a sort of parallel universe in which the samurai era and the rock-and-roll era overlap somehow. But as much as I like the basic premise, BakuRock desperately needs to either be a good deal funnier, or have an engaging and sophisticated plot (better yet, both), and I didn't see much evidence of either.
Last updated Tuesday, September 16 2014. Created Saturday, July 05 2014.