Definitely Anime of the Year 2011 material.
Overcooled: Well, if it isn’t one of the first anime of the winter season. Huh, what do we have here? We originally weren’t even going to touch this but here we are…troopers, through and through. It’s not like I’m doing much of anything else, since I’m still lounging around until another brutal school year begins. XD
Ness: Hi all, Ness here. Finally some more winter anime are coming out and I’m still trying to catch up on certain animes! For the past few days I have been power-watching some anime but you’ll find out what later on hehe. As well, school just started on Tuesday, it’s so horrific and yet already tiresome. My goal this term is to not fall asleep in class! But it’s hard sometimes when the instructor is so monotonic and talks too much. Anyway, so yeah… Rio – Rainbow Gate! Enjoy…
Overcooled: Rio -Rainbow Gate!- wants to make sure it leaves you with the classiest first impression possible so that you know just what you’re getting into to. And there is nothing classier than a pair of silken, womanly legs peeking from between the covers to set the mood. Fear not, for we switch to something almost resembling a plot soon after: a loli named Mint is entering the Casino City with her grandfather and seems royally bored. So bored, she hallucinates and talks to her stuffed animal.
Like a responsible grandfather, he goes to gamble and tells the little girl to wander the streets of a high-tech, Las Vegas-like city alone. Because really, what’s the worst that could happen? She goes everywhere: from magic shows to boat docks. Still, she seems bored. Some weird ladies approach her when they hear her complain, and she at least has the decency to ignore them and move onwards.
Mint finally finds entertainment in the form of the legendary “Goddess of Victory.” She rushes to try to meet her, but is blocked by a crowd of rabid fangirls and fanboys. Luckily, some sleazy actress who has nothing better to do than loiter around and talk to lolis tells her to follow a ferret if she wants to find Rio, the Goddess of Victory.
She manages to breach security without a problem, despite being obviously under the age limit for a casino. There are more bouncing balloons and bunny girls than you can shake a stick at in there. Chesticles practically RADIATING in the light, like a shiny new car. Rio walks in, and everyone starts hitting jackpots. Because the goal of a casino is clearly to give away all of its’ money, so her power of granting luck is VERY PRODUCTIVE. Anyways, they meet, and Mint is wowed.
I’ll just distract her until security gets here
Mint’s next meeting with Rio is..well…she’s in a maid outfit, and her boss is ordering her to look after Mint. Why? Because her grandfather probably wants to gamble, and the kid just gets in the way. Anyways, Rio looks after her, and is promptly assaulted by an elite group of people who are highly trained in the art of stealing stuffed animals. Rio beats them all up, and the bear is safe.
Who would’ve thought wandering around in a skimpy maid outfit at night would draw attention?
Rio shows Mint around the casino the next day, explaining to Mint that she’s basically a paid slut who sometimes shuffles cards for people. Rio shows off her skills by helping a nervous guy build up the courage to propose to his wife after hitting a jackpot. There are so many things wrong with this, it could be a post in of itself so let’s just rofl and move on.
Since the show cannot think up anymore drama, they send in a random villain who wants…MINT’S BEAR! Dear God, this again? Somehow Rio ends up having to face him in a game of poker, and will have to strip naked if she loses. It’s like that Panty and Stocking episode, except…absolutely not. Her boss brings in a camera crew to film this event, in the occasion that he will get some sexy Rio footage that I doubt he could use for anything aside from his own pleasures.
The rest of the episode is just WTF galore, and no amount of sarcasm could exacerbate how silly it all is. Rio faces off to the challenger in a wedding dress to symbolize her union with the card game. -Insert obligatory Yu-Gi-Oh! reference here-. Rio’s eyes then open to another universe, as all of the world’s knowledge and secret course through her earthly body. In other words: she gets nekked, glows, and is surrounded by numbers, cards, and a copious amount of flowers. Meanwhile, the guy searches amongst a creepy graveyard-like area of cards for Queens.
All that, and Rio wins with the weakest poker hand possible, as the dude didn’t manage to find his Queens. Apparently, this guy’s story is that his wife left him and he collects rare stuffed animals to comfort himself. ARE YOU SERIOUS? I’M AWARE THIS ANIME BUT…REALLY…? YEAH, OKAY, THIS SUMMARY ENDS HERE. I’M DONE WITH THIS.
A glorious ending to a glorious anime
Don’t worry! My boobs will protect you!
Yeah, she spends all day kissing balls and we made a show about it, basically.
Obligatory “IT’S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DUEL!” caption
Overcooled: YEAAHHH MY FIRST TAG TEAM WITH NESS
Ness: Yaaaayyy my first tag team with OC!! So yeah, how about that Rio – Rainbow Gate!?
Overcooled: Oh God. It was horrible. and I couldn’t stop watching.
Ness: I just wanted it to end quickly
Overcooled: I…I think I’m actually gonna watch more of it LOL
Ness: Ohhhh you’re gonna be on your own on that one!!
Overcooled: I know. but it’s so bad it’s almost good. I laughed at things that shouldn’t have been funny
Ness: Me too!! Especially the opening when they’re trying to introduce the main character. It was so funny how they tried to build anticipation for seeing the main character’s face. Boob and butt shots!
Overcooled: Yes lol, because we really care about the face that matches though assets. Why does that loli even like her this much?
Ness: The little girl is bored being dragged to a casino by her grandfather who lets her run around as an easy target for pedos~
Overcooled: I know. Bad parenting.Like, where is her mom or dad? WHY DID THEY AGREE TO THIS? There are so many oddities in this show…
Ness:Yeah really. As well, I thought that the main character Rio was supposed to be like from a game world but I guess she just has some special ‘powers’ that give her and others good luck with games.
Overcooled: It’s hardly a power. She’s just a lucky bitch.
Ness: Probably that too haha! Especially how you get to see her dress up in those skanky outfits around the hotel. The boss is a pervert who takes every chance he can to film some naughty stuff of Rio. Bad example for a child srsly. Poor Mint~
Overcooled: lollll i know. This is why little girls aren’t allowed in casinos
Ness:Yeah! Also what about that guy who’s been stalking the two girls?
Overcooled: YEAH! I swear the motives of the people in this show are so messed up.
Ness: I know and all of a sudden Rio not only is good luck but she can also bust out some self defense moves.
Overcooled: I bet that’s the only time she fights too, it was so random. I felt like I was watching an abridged series
Ness:Well, from what I read on the up to date info on the show, Rio is aiming to become the Most Valuable Casino Dealer and in order to get that she has to gather 13 gate cards by battling other dealers.
Overcooled: That doesn’t even make sense….
Ness:I know, really!
Overcooled: Why would she even need to…what…i..
Ness: Her mother apparently was one of history’s greatest dealers….Thus the quick reference of Rio in relation to her mother in the anime.
Overcooled: I feel like dealers are being highly overestimated. Don’t they just…throw the ball into the roulette for you and stuff? XD
Ness: Hahaha. Apparently Rio is like a Goddess of Victory, not only does she bring good luck to the players but she calms down the crowd. Didn’t you see her kiss the roulette ball? She was “talking to the ball”. Hah
Overcooled: Oh, I saw it alright. How could I not see it. Ohhhh boy AND THAT BATTLE OF POKER!!!
Ness: Yeah!! The QUEEN KILLER… LOL. But the scene when they went into that sort of game world kind of looked cool. I liked the effects but the character design of that Orlin guy looked kind of off then.
Overcooled: It looked way too cool for a card game when they were slamming their cards down. And yes, his glasses and eyes were….odd
Ness: And then when Orlin lost we find out what he wanted was the collectable teddy bear. It just threw off my view of the anime.
Overcooled: It was probably the most retarded moment in anime of the decade
Ness: Yes! It’s like they wanted to make it a happy happy ending after all the ‘danger.’ But anyways, did you notice that Rio’s legs had glare marks and her boobs had like pink blush marks? I thought that was so weird yet funny for character design.
Overcooled: YEAH she was so SHINY
Ness: I was like WTF!! Anyways, that’s all I can say on the anime. I don’t think that I’ll watch another episode.
Overcooled: I will. but for the wrong reasons. It was so bad it was almost good
Ness:Hahah, good luck continue watching the anime.
Overcooled: XDDD too much fail…to pass up
Preview: I doubt you’ll see much more about Rio on Metanorn, but here’s a preview anyways. Rio is apparently dating some guy named Elvis, and Mint does not approve. There is also some clumsy red-head, so I assume we meet some new characters to keep things fresh. Based on the episode name, Rio will battle someone for a Gate card perhaps? Hmmm.