RIMBA Racer is an action-packed animation series revolving around Tag, a talented rookie racer and newcomer to the prestigious RIMBA Grand Prix, a racing competition full of tough rivals, dangerous challenges and hidden agendas.
This fast and furious tale revolves around the experiences of Tag, a street smart racing prodigy who is invited to participate in the world's most prestigious racing competition: The RIMBA Grand Prix. As a newcomer to the competition, he's determined to make a name for himself by clinching the title. We follow Tag's rise to fame as he learns new skills and overcomes his personal weaknesses. Off the track, we get to join in on Tag's adventures as he gains new allies and clashes with other racers who view him as a threat in their own quest for glory. As the series progresses, we also discover the hidden agendas behind the competition and find out that not everything is at seems on the race.Written by
Tariq Mohd. Noh
It may seem like a straight-forward racing cartoon, but Rimba Racer has a surprising amount of depth with some of the best writing I've seen in recent years.
I didn't know what to expect from Rimba Racer. I first discovered it in January of 2017, more than two years after it first premiered in Malaysia and India. The studio had uploaded promotional videos onto YouTube, but the episodes were so elusive that I began to question if it even existed at all. But, eventually, I found it, and I was very surprised by just how good it was.
The first season, which has thirteen episodes, starts off as you would expect any racing story to. Tag, our main character, gets his chance to enter the Rimba Grand Prix and compete against some of the best racers in the world. The show does a solid job of introducing his competition and showing his personal struggles. But halfway through the season, the plot changes focus and I really enjoyed the direction the show went in. The ending in particular left me floored.
I know the animation isn't upper shelf, but Glue Studios did a very good job and by all accounts, season two is going to be even better. I can only hope that the writing stays as good as it was, as I can't wait to see what they do with the story going forward.
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