It's girls, gangs, and cars in this adaptation of the 1985 manga in Young Magazine, by Lullaby for Wednesday's Cinderella-creator Michiharu Kusunoki. Local punks steal cars, switch the plates, and sell them, but not without racing them for a while against rival gangs. The anime continues the story where the 1987 live-action movie starring Kazuya Kimura left off.
Okay, to begin with
This is not excatly what you probably expect.
Instead of fast cars and cool races, about half of screen-time is filled with REALLY stupid, mostly slapstick humour, sexism, and basically doing stupid things.
Okay, if that discouraged you, you can already close the tab with this review, and give up on watching Shakotan Boogie
But if by any chance, you enjoy watching stupid guys, doing rather dumb stuff
and on top of that you like JDM culture, i can almost guarantee you that you'll enjoy this show.
I mean, this show won't change your life, don't have any really strong points either.
It's just really enjoyable comedy, which
don't give a damn, about being right.
The plot doesnt really exist, we've got a few characters that are introduced during first two episodes, and they're sticking with us till the end.
Every episode is separate story, but they still about the same stuff, Cars and Girls.
fortunately since the anime is just 5 ep it doesnt really matter.
Characters are just good, some of them are generic, some of them have unusal traits, but honestly, they've got literally zero development, they're really simple and exist for most of time just as plot/gag devices.
And considering the tone of this anime, and length, it's just fine
Art is average, we got really good character designs, girls are looking lovely, and boys look as local deliquents would look.
Can't say much about audio, music was forgettable, except for main theme/opening which was great
Voice acting was just fine, generic 80's starter pack i'd say.
You won't consider it as masterpiece, you probably won't remember it after five years, but it doesn't really matter since you probably want just to watch a stupid 80's comedy.
Walked into this expecting cool bosozoku cars and good ol lad shit. Barely made it through the first episode but kept watching because i thought it would change or get better. Then watched about half of the second episode to find theres literally a character with sex offense charges. This anime is good if you like watching a bunch of creeps overstepping boundaries with women. It's not even the good or funny kind of perverted, its just straight up wrong and unbearable to watch. Theres nothing to it, not enough cool car scenes, just guys being creepy. Ive never been so let down by an