Hibiki Kazaguruma, a sixth grader, meets an amusing little robot named Bureikin while coming home from school one day. Bureikin, a dancer from an alternate-dimension dance world, challenged the dance king for the throne and lost. He has been deprived of Dance Stones (the stones of dance power) and sent to the human world. To restore his power, Bureikin must collect all the Dance Stones scattered around Earth.
This review was written upon finishing the entire series of 22 episodes.
Yet another hidden gem to come out of Bandai Namco Pictures, Brave Beats is the spiritual successor to BN Pictures' previous work 'Tribe Cool Crew.'
For me personally, I think this show is highly underrated; mainly because of how it looks at first. Some may initially see the show as some generic Saturday morning cartoon, which is understandable, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should automatically ignore the show itself.
The story gets a 7,
I'll start by saying that this show does not the most complex story in the world. Brave Beats is about
a small group group of kids (very small), who combine powers with dancing aliens to form a sentai-type group of dancing superheroes whose goals are to collect a bunch of
plot-important stones that give them additional dance moves and powers. I won't fault anybody for saying that this type of story is very generic in other shows of its genre, because frankly that's pretty much what the show is for the most part. After a good chunk of episodes (Around a third of the show,) the story does take a relatively more complex turn to degree, enough so that would convince most viewers that the show could potentially have been directed to a wider demographic than just kids.
Each episode plays out as an "Adventure-of-the-day-" type format, where the characters encounter an issue within the first half of the episode, to which they usually resolve said issue by the end. If you're expecting romance or drama from this show you'll be disappointed to know that the show does not revolve around those two concepts, but rather the show has three or four episodes, excluding the ending episodes, dedicated to those types of situations.
Art gets a 9 from me,
This is essentially what makes or breaks the anime for most people. If you're expecting a detailed and intricate art-style to accompany this show, then this may or may not be the one for you, depending on your interpretation of the art. The show features a relatively simple art-style, however it isn't so simple that every character looks generally the same. Each character in the show is designed uniquely, down to the least apparent background character.
Although the majority of the episodes' feature average effort into art, the show shines its brightest when the characters in the show are dancing. During the dedicated dancing segments of the show, the show's artstyle switches from traditional 2D to 3D CG models dancing. Although some would consider the CG animation to be sub-par, I personally enjoyed the dance sequences shown through this artstyle.
Sound gets a 7,
Now this section is unfair, mainly due to the fact that I am comparing the soundtrack of this show to that of Bandai Namco's Previous "Dancing Show" 'Tribe Cool Crew.' The soundtrack for Brave Beats is very limited, making use of a handful of original tracks; none of which I found to be quite memorable. That being said, the soundtrack that was present during the show did accompany the dancing themes well and, making the experience of watching a unique dancing 3D CG segment that much more enjoyable.
The characters and character development in this show gets a 8 from me,
The cast of the show isn't exactly generic, however it's not as though these characters haven't been the centre of another show's cast before. There isn't much to say about character development because the show doesn't focus on character development too much. The most character develop we see out of one character is a flashback to their past revealing few hidden details about them; however other than there isn't much to say about the depth of cast.
With a combination of surprisingly exciting dancing animation, as well as fun and unique characters to accommodate the 'adventure-of-the-day' storyline, I'd give my enjoyment of the show a 9 overall.
Did not expect to watch to the end of the series.....
Hibiki Kazaguruma, a sixth grader, meets a little robot named Breakin while coming home from school one day. Breakin is a dancer from an alternate dimension dance world who challenged the dance king for the throne but lost. His dance stones (the stones of dance power) were taken away and sent to the human world. To challenge the dance king again, Breakin must collect the Dance stones scattered on Earth.
So overall, this plot is very simple.
You meet an alien who suddenly appears out of nowhere and help him accomplish whatever mission he has.
The interesting part
about this anime would be the villains, especially their backstory.
To be fair, this anime isn't for people who would want a complicated hidden plot or character development.
If you're interested in dance or just love watching funny anime, why not give this anime a try?
It's a bit long and at a certain point you might just want to watch something else but it's a good break for when you want to watch something different!
I'll write a review of the first 3 episodes,so it might change in the future,it's my first review ever,and my english is bad,so please,be patient.
The history begins with another planet being called Breaking,he's trying to get the throne in the ''Dance world'' so he has to prove to the actual king that he's worth it the throne,the king's see his dancing and says he lacks passion,then he sends him to earth to search for ''skill disks''.
Pretty damn simple right?Well yes,because that's the point,this show target audience are child's,so there's no need for a completely deep plot and those shenanigans.Still there's some things going on in
the background,there's that ''villain'' who we know nothing about so far,and probably will have a good development,I trust in BNpictures(sunrise),since they make aikatsu and other good child shows.
The art is interesting and colorfull it's perfect for what it aims,the character design is pretty interesting as well(Hibiki's mom is so cute).
The music is as you would expect for a musical show,the opening and ending themes are awesome,and the normal ost you hear during the show is catchy,it's very good.
So far the characters are really just there,there weren't much development yet,it's as you would expect tho,I mean,it's still on episode 3 and will probably be a long-running series 50 episodes or so,they have so much time to do things,so we shouldn't worry about this part yet.
Man,you might hate those other aspects,but the enjoyment in this show is irrefutable,it's colorfull,the animation is pretty good,the feels it pass to you are bright and happy,and that's one of the things that makes me like child's shows,it's innoncent and everything is calmly paced.
So far my experience was nice,and the show is promising,even if it doesn't develop a plot,it has lots of potential to be an ordinary slice of life with some dancing action going on,which would be totally fine to me either way.
I was passing by MAL and I saw the rating of the show,then I decided to write the review,it's weird such bad rates when the show is still in the beggining.I don't know what reason people have to be hating this show,I hope people understand the show better before giving some bad rates like that,I mean, everything in the show was purposedly done,if they wanted a deep shit they would've done it,but it isn't appealing for children,so please,bear it in mind before rating the show,have fun and seeya.
I have watched every episode of Brave Beats available at the time of this writing and have no idea why I've done such a thing. Do I enjoy the show? Not really, but I don't hate it either, and it's a very easy show to half-watch--a.k.a., watching while doing something else--so, if I have nothing else to watch or listen to and there's a new episode of Brave Beats available, I just kind of end up watching it and that's how I ended up here.
The thing about Brave Beats is that I don't know what the thing about Brave Beats is; it's odd. It's a
show about battling enemies with dance, collecting new dances in the form of what are essentially marbles along the way, and, quite often, watching the principal of the local school say, "You shouldn't do this or that" before getting knocked up into the sky; also, a random pink alligator shows up a lot 'cause why not. All that said, I'm still watching the show 'cause, like pink alligators, why not--'tis not the greatest reason, I know.
The one nice thing about Brave Beats is that it is family-friendly--there's no real fan service and it never gets that violent--and I can easily see kids getting into it, and, maybe, just maybe, might be something that could get kids up and dancing along with the show, and it's always nice when you can find something to "trick" kids into being active.
Do I feel like I've wasted my time watching Brave Beats? No 'cause, like I said, I often "half-watch" it and there have been moments and episodes that are so ridiculous I kind of, just a little, find myself thinking, "I'm glad I watched this" because who doesn't want to watch a show where a kid and a dancing robot team up in order to defeat a tainted, incredibly buff Santa Claus...