Welcome to my review of Kandagawa Jet Girls This review have some minor spoilers in it!
The story itself are very simple!! Like they often are in CGDCT anime!! Girls competing on jet skis!!Its a team racing sport with a driver and a shooter! Trying to shoot water on each other so they will lose their cloth!! Or stop the jet ski dead in the track.The jets skis and their cloth have sensitive spots which they aim for. It's a simple and fun concept!! Rin is a well-developed girl full of genki!! She likes to race!! And she also likes other girls!! So she decides
to go to the big city, and take part of the fun!!! And there she meets her partner and the skilled shooter Misa. Who is a bit more shy than Rin and rather tend to herself. But after becoming roommates Rin wins Misas heart, And together they start a club to race other girls!!!! It's the typical cute girls doing cute things story,.Girl wants to do something meet other girl falls in love. Then starting a club and more girls will join! Only difference this anime are more focused on the other teams and the girls in them,rather then only focus on all the member's in Misas and Rins club!!
Overall the story is entertaining heartwarming humorous and enjoyable!!It also have some sport and drama segments but neither take up to much place. Its more focused on the girls and they having a good time!! I just want more its very captivating and comfortable just like it should be in a CGDCT/Yuri anime!!
Love the art a bit simple but the girls are beautiful and lot of fun Ecchi! Warm colours and the CGI effects when they are racing looks great! Noting that really impresses greatly! I've seen better! But for being a CGDCT it holds a high standard overall! Even if it's not the best! It still looks really good and definitely doing its job!!
The sound is one of the less important factors for me in an anime! But I like the op!! And the sound may not be memorable. But its far from being irritating screeching noise that hurts my ears!! So no problem with the sound
The characters are just the best!! Very alluring and lovable girls overall!! Easygoing emphatic and charming females, Like they should be in a CGDCT/Yuri.That rather wanna be friends then fierce rivals or enemy's.There are a good variations so they also feels like individuals and are interesting in their own way!! Some of them like the lesbians twins can be a bit annoying! But again it give some variations when some of the females are more competitive than others!! They are captivating and they get all the focus, so they can grow and are easy to appreciate!! The anime take its time to build the characters! Which is extremely important!! Its all about the girls!!
Love to see the main girls and their strong character developments!! Rin better herself at the sport and putting in a huge amount of efforts! She really wants to win and show her girlfriend she is serious!! And she excels on all levels!! Misa are really good at the sport already! But she became more open towards Rin and stop shutting herself in!! Misa is shy but she likes Rin. And after seeing how serious Rin is, love start to develop and she starts to open up! From being so shy having a problem asking for Rins phone number! To go around and hold her hand!!! Its super cute and makes me so happy! And for me personal I love to see how jealous Misa become later in! She becomes really irritated as soon another girl touch Rin hugs her or show to much interest!!She want Rin for herself and for me that is monumental plus!! And because their relationship get so much stronger! Their performance also increase. It's a team sport after all! Misa and Rin are not only a team in that manner! They are also a lesbian couple! And because the anime care so much, And takes a big portion of its time to build the girls!! Strengthen them and their relationship. It also feels very credible overall and makes them shine!!!
And with the strong characters that I love I also really enjoy the anime overall. I love Yuri!! And there are warm friendly lesbians everywhere!!!,,YEEES!!!! As far as the eye can see!!! Clinging onto each other holding hands hugging and the flirting are all over the place!! Misa and her girlfriend Rin are adorable together Its Yuri heaven! Everything to lesbian couples! Too heavily implied on lesbian sex is taken place!! That is noting you see everyday in anime!!
Sadly some people don't understand what a Yuri is and questioning it!! Well people I know Yuri well!! And they have flashed the white lily with a blue overtone!! It's a symbol they use in Japan in lesbian media!! If people don't understand what that means their knowledge about Yuri are very low!!The are few Yuri's every year, and this is a heavily fetishist one with only females!! Exactly how I want them to be!!
And If you are looking for a sport anime with fierce competition rivalry and similar aspects.You are barking at the wrong tree .This is not it!! This is a Yuri and a CGDCT show. With huge among of Ecchi , and a tiny tiny speck of sport and competing .The racing is only there to give the cute girls something to do, rather to sit on their adorable little asses all day long and being cute .This shouldn't even have the sport tag in my meaning.Sport fans should keep away from this!!
But if you like cute girls. Who getting lewd all the time!!Touching each other constantly being super nice and a lot heartwarming moments!! .And all of those divine angels are lesbians!!,,,YEEES!!!!,,You will love this and have a lot of fun!! So for all pure Yuri lovers like me, I strongly recommend this anime!!
Kandagawa Jet Girls is a sports anime about PWC, where duos races each other in the Kandagawa River, our protagonists are the genius shooter Misa Aoi, dubbed by Riko Kohara and the genius speeder Rin Namiki, dubbed by Yuu Sasahara. Misa used to live in the shadow of her sister, another genius shooter, and felt like she had to be just like her, Rin, on the other hand, has a speeder mother and despite her not imposing anything on her daughter, Rin wanted to be just like her, even being a speeder.
The story turns around only one thing: their desire to win the Kandagawa Cup
against the other schools. So all the races will be set on the same river, they don't change the course, don't add new obstacles, no challenges whatsover so all the races will be the same, the difference our protagonists will face are: new weapons and driving styles (that doesn't make that much difference since not much of the race is focused anyway).
On the races, sometimes they will rely on CGI, and it looks as good as Hatsune Miku (the vocaloid) in 2009 - it isn't bad, but it feels outdated, specially when their face are expressionless.
There is one or two moments of character development so, basically they keep pretty much the same throughout the series.
Voice acting imo is 50/50, I've seen some great promise here on this anime, I really enjoyed how Riko Kohara (Misa Aoi) gave life to her character, however there are others that either has a disconnection between voice and body or voices that are so similar to others used in different animes that if you did a blind test you wouldn't be able to point out the character. So kudos to Riko Kohara.
The animation is lazy and poor, the drawings are okay considering 9 of the racers have big tits and the other 3 are lolis, not a complain, but characters outside the race seem to have more normal bodies. Also, the last episode seemed to have a poorer quality than usual imo.
They even finish saying this is our favourite water sport, but you will have to agree that Keijo!!! did a far better job than Kandagawa, still if you just watch it for "plot" than you will enjoy it, I tried to point out other points too.
There is more to racing than just increasing your speed...............Hummm , maybe but not with this trash and seriously, whoever thinks that this should have a high score, must've have been one lusty puppy. So, without anymore bullshit, here are my ratings for this trashy anime:
Story-Mediocre: Regardless as to what any reviewer says, it was just the usual josei genre sport plot where girl go to school with dreams of joining some club, only to find it crumbling or it doesn't exist at all, and another girls who was once into that kind of thing , but has already given up but was forced into
going back to the very thing that she tries to forget. And , in the end they came out victorious, TCH!!!! Very mediocre at all, in fact the real story around here was more on that skinship thing where there was that suggested lesbian thing that them dogs would wanna wink wink their winky.
Art-Good 7: What can I say, It was all about the boobs , ass , boobs, curves, boobs, swimsuit and boob, boobs and boobs, cu'z that what makes them dogs go gaga over it.
Sound- Very Good 8: That was for the opening theme, BULLET MERMAID" by Yuu Sasahara and Riko Kohara. and "RIVALS" by Azusa Tadokoro.
Character- Pathetic 1: Ok, so what we have here were a pair of 6 teams, and as to what I can say only team "Dress" that was composed of the quintessential rich girl, Kaguya Shijuuin and her quintessential maid bitch, Kuromaru Manbu were the only one whom you could consider as the antagonist give that we never see them interact with any of the other team after episode one. The rest, well, you could say that for them to be condescending to the main duo, Rin and Misa was more like a start but just as what was expected there wasn't much of any good rivalry except in the jet race, but then again this was more on the relationship between them Orcano girls like Rin and Misa as to how their relationship blossom. Ok, so what about it???? Well, that's just it ,it was more of that lesbian thing and quite frankly every character here except for them "Dress" girls were more on that lesbian love thing, the most intense was with the Pan sister or them idol bitches, in fact you'll always see them making love of sorts. Shit , them dogs look like they're making love.
Enjoyment-Poor 3: Frankly, the only thing that make this enjoyable was the uncensored version, everything else was more like a chore.
Overall-Dreadful 2: For something that was taken from a game, I wouldn't find it surprising that the game itself was more on the galge side than in the racing, side and no offends , but for someone to give this a high overall score, probably get enough enough of them Yuri thing.
Okay so I think that as an anime fan, you all had at least one show where, at a first look at it, you were like "oh that show looks good, I have to try it" and the more and the more you learn things about it, the more it scares you but you end up trying anyway.
Yeah, that's me and Kandagawa Jet Girls, I mean come on, who wouldn't enjoy a Jet Ski anime with anime girls?
Because it's a nice idea for a plenty of reasons, like Jet Ski isn't that much of a deal at my knowledge in fictions and well... ANIME GIRLS.
much anybody could like that, if it were done good you know.
Unfortunately Kandagawa Jet Girls that I will abridge as "Jet Girls" did not gave me the "good take" that I wanted and I'm gonna try explaining why.
First of all, Jet Girls is an ecchi/sport/moe anime created by the minds behind Senran Kagura ((the games) for those who don't know, it's a game franchise with a lot of fan service that has been adapted in anime) and made by the studio "TNK", well known for Highschool DxD, Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (not the Nanatsu no Taizai you are searching for, be careful) and... oh well School Days.
So yeah that's not a good start.
It Follows the concept of "cute girls doing cute things" where this time, the "cute thing" in question is Jet Ski.
Without further delay, let's head into the actual review!
The plot is pretty simple, Rin Namiki, a young enthusiastic girl leaves her home town to go in a big city where a river named Kandagawa is the central point of a new sporting discipline called "Jet Race", and she's gonna be aiming at being the best at it.
Jet Race is basically casual Jet Ski but must be done by peers of two girls, one racer, one shooter, and with a bunch of little other things.
You know, like the possibility of shooting the opponents to make theirs clothes drop, that kind of NORMAL things.
You can also shoot the opponents Jet to make them slow down and the Jet themselves can activate a boost occasionally during the race.
The goal of Jet Racing to obviously to finish the course at first place, while attacking the opponent team to prevent them from winning.
Yeah, noticed how it is more looking like the concept of a video-game rather than one of an anime?
And rightly, because that's actually a game, the anime is none other than a kind of promo for the incoming "true product".
Do I mean to say that's bad? Well no but actually yes, at least it's not in every cases but that is what gonna explain a few things in the failure of this anime.
But coming back at the story, Rin Namiki will team up with Misa Aoi, a shooting prodigy that kind of lost her passion for Jet Race and yeah you know how it will go.
They will, on their journey, meet up with a bunch of others females characters that are also teaming up and practicing Jet Race to eventually become rival friends with them.
So, that's a lot to remember but, is the story bad? Well yes and no.
Yes because in the execution and development it's absolutely cliche and basic, without any attempt to do something greater than barely passable, basic moe thing by the way if you ask me, except for a few jewels.
And no because in the ideas that the universe introduces, like Jet Race and only Jet race actually with the things around it are pretty interesting and not too bad.
So it's a perfect fifty fifty, not bad, not good, just tolerable and potentially a good support to do cool things with the characters while fan servicing.
Oh well, let's forget about what I've said a second ago.
THE CHARACTERS OF THIS ANIME ALL ARE AN ABSOLUTE DUMPSTER FIRE.
Let's say you put all the bad sides of moe and cliche shonen in one damn mixer trying to get them all in, and put it to work, the result will be without any doubt Jet Girls.
All the situations and interactions are completely exaggerated, overused and absolutely not enjoyable.
Take the Misa/Rin relationship for example, it's the thing the most far away from a realistic point of view of a friendship that I have ever seen in my life.
It's no believable, not even one second, and the moe and ecchi side of the anime completely steals the spot and that's pretty problematic for the principal peer of protagonists that we're gonna have for like, 12 episodes long.
It ruins any effort of the story to be a little bit interesting and the crappy archetypes of the characters are being so much used to the edge that, at a certain point, they don't even feel like human beings anymore.
All of that makes the characters absolutely not likable and I'm personally literally not attached to anyone in this show.
Oh yeah and everyone is pretty much gay is this anime, because... well because.
It does nothing with it and barely shows it but yeah that's a moe thing again, don't worry.
Do I have to say that I absolutely hated the voice actors of this anime? I guess I don't, because that's AGAIN... a moe thing.
If I can give one good credit to the characters, it is that at least their development is okay, well for those who actually have a development but hey, you know what we say, that's...? Right, a moe thing.
Again, it's cliche and without any risks but it's pretty solid with it I guess.
So yeah, the characters are really bad and of course with a LOOOOOOOT of dumb fan service you can include in the problematic.
The art is not good.
I say it directly, the art is really not good at all.
In fact, it's one of the major flaws in this anime.
First, well, all of the races are made in CGI :)
So it's not very good, but you know what?
I can personally pass beyond that because in terms of camera work and rhythm, they stay pretty exciting (yeah I made a compliment to the anime but don't pay attention to it).
But the enormous problem with the art is on the characters.
First, they don't look well artistically speaking, their faces also are always changing traits due to a lack of animation quality and not a single one of them have a gimmick that represents them and their personalities in the way they move of react.
They almost have no characterization already and this flaw extends himself in the art style and animation, and for an ANIMATED work that wants to be cute and attractive, well I guess you could say that it's a huge letdown.
Honestly, I don't even know what the fuck is going on with the soundtrack.
It sounds like eurobeat mixed with dumbstep 80% of the time and the rest is just some annoying and forgettable ost.
I don't have really much more to say about it, it's just weird and it wasn't my thing.
Finally a score above average and yeah, I pretty much enjoy this anime, I guess?
Like I laughed a lot, that's for sure, but it's really not for the good reason.
At first I started this anime with some hopes but after the first episode, they were already all completely crushed.
But there was a thing that kept me watching it until the end, coming back every week to see each new episode.
And Jet Girls is really not good but, I'd say it's so much bad that it kinda grown on me with time and I think I like it for being terrible.
There is not a lot of anime that can make me go in a state where I can't stop from laughing like this one, so yeah I pretty much enjoy it.
So why am I making this review if I actually enjoyed this anime?
You know, it's not because you enjoy something that you actually can't admit that it is bad and I'm doing this long review just for sharing my opinion of a random guy that does loves reasonably enough ecchi or yuri to have a less biased opinion than a lot of people in this review section ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I think that can be interesting, but anyway do put me on the touch so quick, because I'm not totally done with Jet Girls.
To conclude, it's a bad anime, a unused potential to deliver a strong female sport anime that could have had actually GOOD fan service.
It wasn't impossible, far from it.
The story and characters are pretty much terrible up at some point and it's so cliche and non inspired that it became barely believable
Everything comes with extremely low effort and inspiration and it upsets me a lot when I look above my personal enjoyment to see that such a great idea on the paper went to be a catastrophic mess like that, reduced to a stupid promotion for an upcoming eponymous anticipated game.
The history of this anime was already written before it aired, it was meant to sell games, like the Senran Kagura anime does and very much like it again, not being good.
Anyway, that was all I had to say on "Kandagawa Jet Girls", thanks to you if you've read all the way down there.
Don't forget, never stop to like what you like and it's time for me to retreat (งツ)ว