Twinkle Nora Rock Me! is an OVA best watched with friends who like to watch trainwrecks unfold. Essentially, a genderbent Boba Fett named Nora goes to Tattooine to pick up a bounty on a space criminal worth several thousand times this OVA's animation budget. She picks up a scrappy midget in a town of huts after a bar fight with a drunken giant, starts a rock band with the scrappy in a cave, and then uses her impractical flying wheeled machine to lazily drift across the screen until she reaches the house of the illegal space wizard. She uses unexplained and wildly
improbable powers such as telekinesis, time travel, and impromptu heart attacks iin order to vanquish this wizard, and then stars as the lead vocalist in the newly expanded cave's rock band.
It takes all of this seriously. Poe's Law is not in effect, it's just that bad.
The first four minutes of this OVA are presented to you in the format of a lovely slideshow to introduce the characters, but don't actually introduce anything and aren't intended to be a slideshow. You may attempt to fiddle with your video player in a vain attempt to fix the lag and dropped frames, but soon you realize that the frames were never even there to begin with. A man slides across the room and jitters to a halt at a glorious pace of two frames per second. This isn't animated on thirds, or even fourths - it's animated on twelves. At 4:02 it finally begins animating properly, only to have characters repeatedly go off-model. Important character details appear and vanish in the blink of an eye, and characters make improbable movements repeatedly.
The sound design is nothing short of pathetic. The music, unfitting to any sequence applied to it. Sound effects make no sense and don't accompany their sources. Voices don't match the mouth flaps over half the time, and the voice actors give an overwhelmingly awful performance in their roles.
There is no character to be had other than generic archetypes that can be summarized as flat. There's nothing here. Nothing. Nora's powers are never explained, and she seems to conjure up more at will. The scrappy midget that tags along after the bar fight is worthless and accomplishes nothing of value, not growing as a person and not doing anything by himself.
OVERALL 1/10 HIGHLY ENJOYABLE WITH FRIENDS, OR IF YOU LIKE MAKING FUN OF THINGS AS A LONELY PERSON.
Twinkle Nora Rock Me! Wasn't terrible, but it's nothing special. Still kept me watching though.
For the time it was made, the art isn't that bad. At the first a lot of things seemed lazy and choppy, but the main character Nora was drawn well.
While I didn't find there was too much dialogue, the music really stood out for the background scenes. Also going along with the music, expect there to be some dancing and musical scenes in this anime.
If you have half an hour of free time and want to see something your friends probably haven't seen- then go watch Twinkle Nora Rock Me!
So here we have Nora on her second outing and... oh my....
Well it's not like the first was a masterpiece or anything. It was a poorly written tale of a woman who saves the world from a computer gone mad with only her stereotypical feminine charm and motherly instincts... so yeah... it was really stupid and mildly offensive... but what we have here, well I wouldn't say it's worse than the first, but equally bad for entirely different reasons.
First off there is the story, now for some unknown reason Nora is a powerful ESPer bounty hunter on the trail of the world's most wanted "magician"...
and really that's about it... she finds him... they have a lame fight where not much really happens and yeah... that's about it... well there is one other thing, but I'm saving that for the next section
Now we get to the animation/art, and it's bad REALLY bad. The art is lazy, and the animation is even lazier. We start with a 2 frames a second introductory sequence that goes on for far too long, and it's unclear why it's even a thing in the first place, it's just awkward and confusing. Oh and speaking of awkward and confusing, later on or intrepid foxy lady meets a midget that want's to be a dancer, which spurs on what is possibly the worst animated dance sequence know to man kind. Really this is almost a watch simply just for that.
As far as the music, sound effects, and voice acting goes, I feel like the previous review was massively exaggerating. The music is instantly forgettable, but it's not offensively bad, it's kinda just there. Same with the sound effects. I also feel like the voice actors did a decent job.
All and all I'd say watch this if you want a good laugh and know you are getting into something really stupid and poorly made. In all honesty I find this one a bit easier to take due to the fact that our protagonist is no longer a helpless waif.