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Storyboard Writer of Rio Rainbow Gate Complains Episode 2 is Incomprehensible

by dtshyk
Jan 11, 2011 8:52 AM | 61 Comments
Imazaki Itsuki, the storyboard writer of Rio: Rainbow Gate! Episode 2, complained in his twitter that the episode didn't make any sense. He altered the scenario in his storyboard but the aired episode was mostly reverted to the original script.

itsuki_Imazaki: Ah, episode 2 of Rio has already started. I'm worried about it...
itsuki_Imazaki: Looks like it's mostly reverted to the original scenario.
itsuki_Imazaki: It doesn't make any sense in that direction.
itsuki_Imazaki: What the hell is this? I'm virtually not responsible for this.
itsuki_Imazaki: Stop using my storyboard sporadically...


In the conventional production process of anime episodes, a scenario writer writes the initial script, a storyboard writer makes the storyboard based on the script, and the episode director produces the animation sequence.

Source: Imazaki Itsuki's twitter

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MysticHrist said:

Nope, this anime is about 3 things, fanservice, interesting duels against beautiful and/or insanely rich people to get 13 Gate Cards, and even more fanservice.


No, it`s about more then that.
If you`ve actually paid attention to something other then the boobs of the girls you`d notice that there is actually some plot in there :P

Plot:
What is Rio`s goal with those Gate Cards?
Who is that mysterious lady at the end of ep 4?

But I don`t care that much about the plot in this, I mostly watch it for the fanservice and the loli XD

Jan 25, 2011 10:56 AM by FluffyDango

MysticHrist said:
Episode 2 is just plain stupid. Next.

Episode 3? Fanservice galore. A complete revision would do it some good. I think.


Nope, this anime is about 3 things, fanservice, interesting duels against beautiful and/or insanely rich people to get 13 Gate Cards, and even more fanservice.

Jan 17, 2011 8:08 AM by Hoppy

Rainbow Gates's plot: Rio's boobs

/thread

Jan 15, 2011 4:26 AM by Eniac

Episode 2 is just plain stupid. Next.

Episode 3? Fanservice galore. A complete revision would do it some good. I think.

Jan 14, 2011 4:40 AM by MysticHrist

Leon-Gun said:
Now we know how much genuine Kirino's reaction were in her series when the producers did not want to write the way she wanted it her own anime.

Jan 13, 2011 12:59 AM by Yumekichi11

TitanXL said:
I'm not seeing what's so incomprehensible about the episode. There's a tournament, challenge shows up, they fight, Rio wins, The End. Plus fanservice.

If him/people are complaining about the numbers popping up out of nowhere, then I just have to facepalm. It's Elvis' ability he said he had in the beginning of the episode. He can calculate, analyze, and determine numbers. That's why he can predict where the roulette ball goes, he does the math in his head. The numbers are just there for trippy visuals and artsy reasons. Might as well ask why characters seem to sweat one large sweatdrop at random sometimes.


How the heck was this episode hard to follow? It's completely formulamatic. They're in a tournament, challenger shows up, Rio beats him, all is well. I'm going to spoil the next episode and say the next will be the exact same thing.

If it's the random volleyball thing, then it's just a visual metaphor for the roulette game and how Rio fights her opponent; making it more exciting than just watching a ball roll around. Serving the ball is her having her way, while being trapped/attacked by the numbers is a metaphor for Elvis' calculations and statistics working in his favor. In the end, Rio's luck gets her the win.

Not hard at all to follow.
Well, perhaps you should have written the episode yourself. You seem to know more of it than the one who actually wrote it apparently.

The real issue the guy had with it was that apparently that was NOT how he wrote it. You'd hate it too if you had taken your time to get the whole episode in place then they just scratch all your work and just make crap up.

Jan 12, 2011 9:14 PM by Leon-Gun

Lol. Well it makes perfect sense to me.

Jan 12, 2011 7:17 PM by Akamitsu

Stop using my storyboard sporadically! (Yes, I am going to be that guy.)

Jan 12, 2011 3:21 PM by Noboty

hehehe. Imazaki Itsuki is funny.

Jan 12, 2011 3:14 PM by Han-yuu

FOE-tan said:
I'm going to watch this. Card battles and hot girls in a plot that doesn't make sense sounds like entertainment gold to me, for all of the wrong reasons, of course.
I'm with you there, buddy.

Jan 12, 2011 2:14 PM by kuroshiroi

cr4sian_phil said:
So...this isn't about children's card games?


I LOL'd

Jan 12, 2011 12:11 PM by AzureHakua

McRib said:
Was Rio comprehensible to begin with?

Nah, actually what make is so, is that it's purely a fan service based on Rio's hot body.

Jan 12, 2011 11:46 AM by Mugen900

TitanXL said:
I'm not seeing what's so incomprehensible about the episode. There's a tournament, challenge shows up, they fight, Rio wins, The End. Plus fanservice.

If him/people are complaining about the numbers popping up out of nowhere, then I just have to facepalm. It's Elvis' ability he said he had in the beginning of the episode. He can calculate, analyze, and determine numbers. That's why he can predict where the roulette ball goes, he does the math in his head. The numbers are just there for trippy visuals and artsy reasons. Might as well ask why characters seem to sweat one large sweatdrop at random sometimes.

OMG it makes sense if u write it that way ...
DUH ....
even the storyboard writer says the opposite

Jan 12, 2011 10:56 AM by Donni_DaRkO

I'm not seeing what's so incomprehensible about the episode. There's a tournament, challenge shows up, they fight, Rio wins, The End. Plus fanservice.

If him/people are complaining about the numbers popping up out of nowhere, then I just have to facepalm. It's Elvis' ability he said he had in the beginning of the episode. He can calculate, analyze, and determine numbers. That's why he can predict where the roulette ball goes, he does the math in his head. The numbers are just there for trippy visuals and artsy reasons. Might as well ask why characters seem to sweat one large sweatdrop at random sometimes.


How the heck was this episode hard to follow? It's completely formulamatic. They're in a tournament, challenger shows up, Rio beats him, all is well. I'm going to spoil the next episode and say the next will be the exact same thing.

If it's the random volleyball thing, then it's just a visual metaphor for the roulette game and how Rio fights her opponent; making it more exciting than just watching a ball roll around. Serving the ball is her having her way, while being trapped/attacked by the numbers is a metaphor for Elvis' calculations and statistics working in his favor. In the end, Rio's luck gets her the win.

Not hard at all to follow.

Jan 12, 2011 8:32 AM by TitanXL

It didn't seem any more incomprehensible than the first episode to me.

Jan 12, 2011 7:10 AM by Tsukari

its not like anyone would watch Rio for the plot anyways... just saying

Jan 12, 2011 6:25 AM by PaulNamida

That is preposterous! How could I not know Japan has twitter?!

Jan 12, 2011 6:05 AM by RocknRollOtaku

i don't take this series seriously at all
if u want to have some fun with it, watch it with a friend and poke fun at it

Jan 12, 2011 6:00 AM by blargsan

The only thing not making sense is the volleyball thing other than its fan service purpose. Perhaps also the numbers but even those are attributes to Elvis's powers and fan service of the girls.

Jan 12, 2011 2:56 AM by Yumekichi11

I'm going to watch this. Card battles and hot girls in a plot that doesn't make sense sounds like entertainment gold to me, for all of the wrong reasons, of course.

What I'm not going to do is watch this using Crunchyroll, as tempting as not having to waste hard drive space on it sounds. Only good anime like Hourou Musuko should be watched legally so that producers and licensors get a statement of intent.

Jan 12, 2011 2:42 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

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