Feb 24, 2019
Let's be real, we all like having a big anime lists. I mean, if my MAL had a thousand entries, I’d feel like a king every time I enter a forum. We all want the biggest anime d!ck, but watching a lot of shows means watching a lot of garbage--and that’s easier said than done. However, there are some shows that are prime real estate for pointless consumption that only slightly fry one’s brain: and that is, of course, terrible 80s OVAs. And Rhea Gall Force is one of these shows. To demonstrate how easy this
jawn is to watch: it is on Youtube, it is only an hour long, it is English dubbed (meaning it is easy to watch in the background while gaming, drawling, ect), and it’s speed can be easily increased--meaning it’s runtime can be as low as thirty minutes.
When I watch these terrible OVAs, deep down, I always hope to find a hidden gem that will make me look like Albert Einstein when I bring it up in conversation. Barefoot Gen is a nine out of ten and it can be found on Youtube--so anything is possible. However, Rhea Gall Force is no Gen. The story is the kind of vanilla sci fi one would expect from the 80s: robots take over, Yada Yada, humans threatened, Yada Yada, and Russians vs everyone else. The girls in this OVA aren’t even that cute. The last 80s OVA I talked about, Cosmo Police Justy, I gave a four just because the main girl was cute. This OVA did not even have that. To add to the complaint, the main girl from Rhea was also vaguely annoying. The only aspect of her character I can describe is that she is the protagonist--if you watch this you will likely know what I mean. The other characters were just as bland, not really much else to say.
Overall, if you want to seem all cool and retro savvy, then give this a watch. But if you are an actually human being with a life, then you are better off living that life. I only checked this out because after writing about Cosmo Police Justy, I got reminded to continue my search for hidden gems, which translates to me wanting to beef up my MAL account. Regardless, Rhea Gall Force… not good.
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