Ro-Kyu-Bu! Season 3 Release Date
To say that this show would be the guiltiest of guilty pleasures would be an understatement, at least from my experience.
Obviously this stems from the fact that the show’s primary appeal is something that is looked down upon by almost everyone who cannot stand the way anime has pandered to the moe and loli fanbase. Unfortunately, these people have obviously didn’t bother to go through the entire show than just the first episode; which is just a tiny fraction of what the entire show is actually built on. SHAME ON YA.
Okay so maybe it’s not quite that serious, but even mini-basketball can stand out quite a bit under the right circumstances. In the case of Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS it’s not as much about winning as it is about playing for fun. Fortunately, it’s not only the characters who are having fun, but also the viewers, because this series is in reality pretty damn entertaining.
Ro-Kyu-Bu SS, the sequel to the infamous Ro-Kyu-Bu anime, is a by-the-book moe show that shows cute girls in rather suggestive positions and scenes related to sexual situations. Now with this in mind you’d think it’d be more focused on that aspect than the basketball which it is clearly also focusing on; to my surprise, the show does a great job of balancing out the fan-service and the basketball development so they don’t feel out-of-place. That isn’t to say all of the ecchi jokes or situations all hit the mark just right, as some of them felt overly long and drawn out at times, but for what it’s worth the ones that work are charming enough to overlook the bad ones. Again, it’s one of those things that you’re either going to love or hate and from my perspective, as someone who doesn’t like or dislike lolis, it isn’t anything too demeaning or offensive since the tone is very lighthearted. You can tell the writers are just having fun with the concept and putting it on-screen for us to see.
The story picks up where the first season (and OVA) left off, so if you haven’t seen those you should go back and do so right now. Now given the premises, naturally the story itself is nothing special. We have a team of 11-12 year old girls playing basketball to their hearts’ content while being coached by a guy in high school.
If you enjoy the subject matter, r-k-b! is a simple but satisfying show that’s pretty good at what it does. I came to it with very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised to find a show that was both cute and endearing. I would be so happy if I will be able to follow through a third season!