I’ll Keep Going Back for You No Matter How Many Times I Have to
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Action, Sci-fi, Drama
- Airing Date : September 2018 - November 2018
- Studios : GEEKTOYS
RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida Introduction and Story
In 2050, technology has advanced to a point where androids known as “Autonomous Machine DZ” have helped humanity reach new heights that were thought to be impossible. It is there that Derrida realizes that there is a critical flaw in the programming of these machines. They try to tell the powers that be, but are ignored because this is right in front of a critical launch. When Derrida goes to his friend’s house for his friends daughter’s, Mage’s, birthday; they are attacked. Nathan is slain and his last words are a request for Derrida to take care of Mage. Derrida agrees to, but ends up escaping, falling down a chute, and into a cryogenic sleep. When he awakens, the future has been overrun by these DZ machines with a leader hellbent on ruling the world. Derrida only wants one thing right now: to find Mage’s whereabouts. Can he save her and the future?
1. Timeslip City
A plot device that has become a staple in the anime world is time slipping or moving throughout time somehow in the series. Steins;Gate made it very, very famous and it has appeared in other series like Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Island, and more. RErideD basically lives on this concept because it needs to make it as difficult as possible for Derrida to find Mage and answers.
2. Steins;Gate Lite
There are those, who shall remain unnamed, who will say that Steins;Gate is too dramatic/stressful/sad to handle. For them, we present this show. While we are in no way insinuating that RErideD is any sort of a replacement for Steins;Gate, those who want to dip their toes into the pool, could, in theory start here. Just realize that Steins;Gate does it all better. That being said, the story does rely on a main character trying to prevent a past tragedy by jumping backwards through time to try and prevent a tragic event, but the main character constantly hits a wall and encounters difficulty after difficulty when it comes to bringing a resolution.
1. It’s a Pretty Rough Watch
With hand-drawn series becoming less in number constantly, RErideD is a perfect example of where cutting too many corners does not pan out well. The series has countless dead scenes and often, the characters clearly look overlaid to the point that it should have just been done as 3DCG, a la Kokkoku. GEEKTOYS made their debut as an animation studio with this series and honestly, it was misfire after misfire including putting the entire series online for rippers to snatch and upload everywhere.
2. The Story
The story itself was a really interesting setup. It was a bit verbose, but it seemed to hold promise. In reality, we just got bizarre endings, connections, and movements left and right, and many, many things did not make sense. Honestly towards the end, we went from 0 to 100 but with no buildup making the series feel rushed and contrite.
3. A Steins;Gate, This Is Not...
We mentioned that the series is a bit like Steins;Gate Lite, but it is also not that. If you watch, the story sets up drama, forgets about the drama like a four year old, has this adventure for about 5-6 episodes, and then remembers the drama and rushes back to it to bring about resolution. Where Steins;Gate was glaringly dramatic, this series still needs a lot of work to be completed. Honestly an S2 or even S3 wouldn’t have been enough to stamp out the fires it set along the way.
RErideD was something but we aren’t really sure that we want to know what it was, for fear that we would have to spend more time on this series. We are happy to wash our hands of this series. While a more hardened otaku might be able to trudge through it, most anime fans will not. In fact, the only basis we would recommend this series on is if you haven’t seen Steins;Gate and want to watch this show first. That might be the only way one could view RErideD and think it was good briefly. What are your thoughts on the series? Be sure to let us know down below. Till next time!