Friday, January 14, 2011

Review: Rio Rainbow Gate! ep 1 + 2

In an island casino called the Howard Resort , Rio Tachibana is a popular casino dealer with the ability to bring good luck to gamblers just by walking past them, earning her the nickname "The Goddess of Victory". Mint Clark, a young child, comes to the Howard Resort with her grandfather and encounters Rio, and the two become the best of friends.
Rio's life soon changes when she learns that she is a "Gate Holder", a dealer who holds one of the 13 legendary cards called "Gates", and whoever collects them all will be named "Most Valuable Casino Dealer" (MVCD). To collect all 13 Gates, Rio must take part in special matches called "Gate Battles" with other Gate Holders and gain their Gates to become the most popular dealer in the world. (Credits to wiki)

1st episode - I thought that it was a watchable anime, since the starting was still normal, with Mint running around the area in the casino and the casino itself, even though I was thinking to myself, 'how in the hell did Mint manage to get into the casino when only people over the age of 21 is allowed in?' Take note: the start of fanstasy starts here.
After that, there was this guy who wants to target Mint for a reason that would be revealed later in the episode itself - Mint's teddy bear. And because he wanted the teddy bear to comfort himself. The revelation includes his background story and how he became a collector of teddy bears. He thought that Mint's teddy bear is a limited edition, but it was only a bear that was made in china. "See the joke?"
And the anime also includes the casino owner who is a hentai, and makes Rio wear all the weird costumes.

2nd episode - The introduction to the 'gate holder', but I still don't really understand how the gate holder works. I guess the anime didn't explain it properly. This time round, there's this guy who attracts girls like bees to honey, and he just go around showing off. And he stops at Rio's table and challenges her to a gate battle. She refuses but the casino owner pops up and agrees for her (damn irritating casino owner) So they went to the beach and played a game of roulette. And as expected, Rio won.

It's good for mindless anime watching, but it's totally not for me. I'm probably going to drop this, but I want to know what's this gate holder's thing.

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