Summer 2017 First Impressions: Part 6

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

The first scene made me think this show was going to be about characters that do product placement while dressed like heroes, but that turned out not to be the case. Sure, the product placement heroine turned out to be important to the story of the first episode, and she’ll probably be a recurring character, but the real heroines of the episode are the high school students, who basically spend the entire episode practicing and working toward putting on an action show for children. That may not seem like much, but I found it very endearing and sweet, and it’s the main reason I want to keep watching.

Summer 2017 Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Iconic.

The show doesn’t just share the “hero” theme with tokusatsu hero shows, it also draws elements from them, the most noticeable element in the first episode being the music, which would probably not fit any other kind of modern anime. In this way the show also reminds me of Samurai Flamenco, and that’s a very good thing.

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