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Kandagawa Jet Girls – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「BULLET MERMAID」 () by Kohara Riko, Sasahara Yuu

「神田川が呼んでいる」 (Kandagawa ga Yonde Iru)
“The Kandagawa is Calling”

Kandagawa Jet Girls acts as a tie-in to a new PS4 game from the producers of Senran Kagura where they bring their brand of ecchi to the sport of jet-ski racing. But does this series bite off more it can chew by combining jet-skis with fan service and gun-play or is this trifecta the combination we never knew we needed? Whatever the answer may be by the final episode, it is at least ambitious in its goals.

Only a video game could conjure up such a fantastic concept like jet-ski racing while shooting guns that strip their pilots of their clothing, but with an anime, translating it from its video game trappings are a task in of itself. The anime wisely brings us into the fold by introducing us to the cast of appealing and eccentric characters. There are idols, gyaru, foreigners, rich girls, and two girls entranced by one another roaming around this futuristic interpretation of Tokyo. These eclectic characters are further reinforced in their appeal by animating some uncensored ecchi in AT-X broadcasts, giving viewers carte blanche to see the predominantly female cast in compromising positions with an undisclosed amount of clothing on. While Val x Love did end up making its fanservice far tamer, Kandagawa Jet Girls pulls no punches in giving us breasts within the first episode. But in its efforts to flesh out this game of erotic racing, there are some weak spots that are left exposed in this first episode. With the tone being relatively campy, it’s main lead Rin Namiki (Sasahara Yuu) does come off as far more imposing on wildcat sharpshooter Misa Aoi (Kohara Riko) in a manner that’d be hard to put up with. Misa does warm up to Rin, but being chased down a hallway at school with a picture of a dolphin cuddle pillow does make it harder to relate to Rin when she’s meant to be our eyes & ears into the universe. On top of all this, it’s a first episode that ends on a cliffhanger. “To Be Continued” can be a decent way to bridge into another episode, but it’s weird to have an incomplete first episode that requires Episode 02 to get the gist of what exactly this sport is and how Rin & Misa are experts in their field.

But even with its wilder ideas, it can still find ways to be comfortably grounded by giving Rin and Misa some time to breathe. In spite of her infantile tendencies like her love for dolphins and the term “adorbs”, Rin is easy to cheer for as she carries on the torch left behind by her late mother. Sharing her passion for jet-skiing, Rin aims to preserve her memory by sharing her love for the water and the feeling of racing through an endless ocean. Misa is fascinating particularly because of her hidden resentment for water-skiing and how she slowly comes around to the idea of participating in such activities again because of the inspiration that Rin gives her that reminds her of her legendary mother. It is all too soon to determine how in-depth the anime will get in giving more detail to each of the characters, but there are some promising signs of development with how close Misa and Rin get throughout this episode. The main attraction is definitely the fanservice, but it doesn’t hurt to have some character development with how Misa and Rin bring out the best in each other through their mutual bonding in and outside the water. Regardless of if they win or lose against the wealthy racers, it’ll be interesting to see how the two get to know each other now that Rin is living in Misa’s home as an exchange student and whether Rin’s enthusiasm will help Misa get back into the jet-skiing that she used to love.

ED Sequence

ED: 「RIVALS」 by Tadokoro Azusa

Preview

October 8, 2019 at 6:35 pm
29 comments »
  • October 8, 2019 at 7:01 pmLoliHat

    So, this show is basically a ecchi version of Laser Tag with high school girls on jet skis?

  • October 8, 2019 at 7:34 pmzztop

    Character designs by Hanaharu Naruko, (ex-?)hentai mangaka.
    Also did designs for Gargantia and AICO Incarnation.

  • October 8, 2019 at 7:48 pmTitanAnteus

    So this is yuri jetskiing with clothe’s melting?

    • October 10, 2019 at 7:16 amzvir

      Nope, clothes unzipping down to swimwear. Hopefully if a certain theory is correct the swimwear can be shot off too. Don’t want to wait for bath scenes to see some booty (and maybe barbie doll Vs)

  • October 8, 2019 at 8:06 pmAtsu

    Wish valxlove had uncensored tiddies :’(

  • October 8, 2019 at 9:25 pmHenrietta Brix

    Anime is just hentai that is safe for work

    - Gigguk, 2019

  • October 8, 2019 at 9:26 pmqwert

    When I first heard about this show with the barest of details I actually thought it was just going to be sort of a slice of life cute girls with a water ski hobby sort of show… like Amanchu, but above the water. I’m not sure it’s even humanly possible to have been more off.

    • October 13, 2019 at 3:04 pmChoya

      I had an inkling with the Marvelous/SK connection that it would be racier material, but I wasn’t sure if they had the guts to have bare breasts or make the gunplay in the game strip off the characters’ clothes.

  • October 8, 2019 at 9:39 pmHenrietta Brix

    • October 9, 2019 at 12:23 amworldwidedepp

      Also, the Vibrations the Engine produce alone with the feedback of the Water jumps… Now you know why H-Girls like riding Bikes

      • October 9, 2019 at 5:59 amHenrietta Brix

        That POV shot with Rin and her oppai dangling down and saying how she’s like to ride one… We need a new genre tag! ALMOST HENTAI

      • October 9, 2019 at 9:36 amAngelus

        I thought that TLR, Tsugumomo and Parallel Paradise had already claimed that tag!

      • October 9, 2019 at 12:07 pmworldwidedepp

        @Angelus

        Well, at last they use not Latex materials

      • October 11, 2019 at 4:25 amworldwidedepp

        Oh.. Queens Blade…we forgotten about them

  • October 9, 2019 at 12:06 amworldwidedepp

    Ah yes, try to be serious and give these Girls tight cloths.. Well cloths. But then have the ED show them naked and comparing their boobies… Classic…

    • October 9, 2019 at 12:20 amworldwidedepp

      I do not mind, but no save guards on this? the 2nd person with the Gun behind the Driver can fall easy into the Water, and with their Jet-Ski Speed the Water is dangerous hard and serious accident can occur.. No sign of “seatbelt”? Well, it’s anime. fan service above all

      • October 9, 2019 at 12:27 amworldwidedepp

        Also try riding a Rollercoaster (high speed) in a rain, the drops hurts.. So not even goggles for the driver here…

        Ok enough of “real live Anchor” rambling. Enjoy the Fan service, but remind you this in Real Life is suicide

  • October 9, 2019 at 12:14 ammac65

    Are BDs available yet :)?

  • October 9, 2019 at 1:03 amArche

    I’d like to see this do well so Takaki can continue to provide life and hometown

  • October 9, 2019 at 4:53 amboingman

    Guess this is another case of the anime having more fanservice than the game. We can thank Sony for that.

    • October 9, 2019 at 6:01 amboingman

      Though to be fair, not like the game would be able to show naked stuff anyways.

      • October 9, 2019 at 8:36 amLyfe

        I’m not hugely knowledgeable about the game but it looks like the PS4 game is just a jet ski game with a bunch of fanservice & anime tropes right?

      • October 9, 2019 at 5:15 pmboingman

        Looks like it.

  • October 9, 2019 at 8:12 amYanDaMan

    Wait, Senren Kagura creator is involved in this!?

    SOLD!

    • October 9, 2019 at 8:35 amLyfe

      The videogame has Senran Kagura character dlc lol.

    • October 13, 2019 at 2:46 pmChoya

      I believe Takaki worked alongside Marvelous to get Jet Girls going.

  • October 9, 2019 at 1:44 pmKlingKlang

    After the race challenge did I blink and miss the part where Rin and Misa agree to become partners and then go obtain the jet ski and the rest of their equipment (who pays for all of this anyway)? Or would that have taken time away from the important business of watching them change into their Jet-Ski Race uniforms?

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