Anime Discovery – TIME OF THE SEASON Fall 2014 Edition: TRIBE Cool CREW

Hmmm….what is this colorful and bright feeling I’m experiencing right now? These people dancing their hearts out with a team name that sounds like a 90s new-jack R&B group? And also, I occasionally mess up the name every now and then.

This is A Tribe Called Quest— erm, I meant, Tribe Cool Crew.


Director: Masaya Fujimori

Series Composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka

Original creator: Hajime Yatate

Character Design: Yoshiaki Yanagida

Art Director: Takashi Nishimura

Animation Production: Sunrise

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks

Plot Summary: Haneru is a middle school student who loves dance to the point he can hear rhythm in the sound of chalk during class. One day after school, in the secret spot where he practices dancing, he meets Kanon, who’s there to practice as well. The have a great time dancing together, and eventually face off against rivals in dance battles as they grow up.

Thoughts on it so far: Wow, this is actually a very light-hearted and fun series to watch. Hell, it feels like something that would air on Cartoon Network and/or maybe on Saturday mornings. (Too soon?) Sure, this might feel like the anime equivalent of those Step Up movies, although I might be exaggerating on that. Anyway, the main characters Haneru and Kanon are very likable, kind-hearted, and sweet; as in something I don’t see in recent anime that much without them being too overbearingly cute that it annoys you. The dancing sequences can be a little clumsy with its CG usage and the animation isn’t nothing special but I will say this…..SUNRISE, you actually made a fun show this season!! You did good but I still say fuck you for Cross Ange.

So, I will definitely CONTINUE
2 Live Crew—erm, damnit. I mean, Tribe Cool Crew. It may not be for everyone but it is damn good fun and perfect to watch with your kids (if you got any….or nieces and nephews).

 

Until then, this is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, bringing the rhythm and beat to your reviewing needs.

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