First Look: TECHNOROID OVERMIND

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Game Adaptation by Doga Kobo
Streaming on Crunchyroll

Premise

It is the future, global warming has flooded the planet and high temperatures have massively reduced the population of the world. The solution is androids of course. This story follows four androids who don’t have owners and, thus, no regular income which they need to pay the electricity bills to stay operational (read:alive). They figure that if they win some X-Factor type thing and get the prize money that everything will be sorted.

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Peter’s verdict: Smashing

(Verse 1)
Somebody once told us the world is run by robots
They ain’t the sharpest tools in the shed
They are looking kind of flash but they’re running out of cash
to pay bills, if they don’t, they’ll end up dead

(Pre-chorus)
Well, the heat starts risin’ and the seas start risin’
Bots replace humans cos they’re all out dyin’.
A shinkai film this idol show is not
But the trains are boats and and the guys are hot
So many bills they’ve got to pay
Robots need their power in a big way
They’ll never live if they stay shy
They’ll never earn if they don’t try

(chorus)
Hey now, you’re an android
Get your laws on, obey
Hey now, you’re an idol
Get the show on, get paid
(A mobile gacha ad)
Only Technoroids make this not bad

(Verse 2)
It’s a cool show, help a kid called Esora
Dad just died and he left behind a letter
But the video is a bit fuzzy
and Esora’s memory is a bit funny
The parks they visit do not really fit
Seems it’s underwater, global warming is shit
They do a quick show, and get some cash
See a guy fall in lava with a big splash

(chorus, except last line is)
Only Technoroids

(Bridge)
Somebody once asked “tell me is it good or bad?
Technoroid looks kinda confusing but rad”
I said “yep, it’s a bit weird
too many things crammed into episode 1, but I think it could be goooooooooooood”

(Pre-chorus)
(chorus)
(regret)

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So erm…I feel like I should add a few words at the end just to say that I did enjoy episode 1 generally speaking, but it did a lot of things very quickly. The song they perform at the end of episode 1 is a banger and that’s the opening theme in episode 2 and presumably onwards. I also want to give a shout out to “Neon” who is gender nonconforming as heck and real life goals, although all of these character designs are incredible anyway.

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