Red Data Girl (first thoughts ~ preview episode)
March 17, 2013
Just a quick comment on the preview episode of Red Data Girl. As I mentioned in my Spring 2013 season preview post, RDG, or Red Data Girl looks promising. P.A. Works is quite capable of making a quality visual experience, and even this preview that was posted in a low-quality format online is evidence of that. With Hanasaku Iroha, they also demonstrated that they can establish a great setting. The basic setting here seems well thought out, and the basic idea is intriguing, if not extremely original (shrine temple maiden lives sheltered life, then discovers she has special powers). I liked the way they mix technology in with her miko powers.
This was just a first episode, but I think things are off to a good start. I don’t know if RDG can deliver an interesting story, but I’ll certainly give it three or more episodes to make it’s case.