Studio: Silver Link
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The story is about two high school girls who aim to participate in a nationwide sidecar racing tournament. Yuri Miyata and Megumi Meguro are forming a team and challenge the race. Their relationship in private is complicated, but during the race they are a match made in heaven.
In Two Car, a sidecar duo is playing first role in your typical sports anime story, a race to the top of the national championship. Megumi and Yuri live in Miyake-jima, which apparently is an inhabited volcanic island that belong to the Tokyo prefecture. According to the anime and their official site, it must be a small paradise, with a population of only 2,500. Since anime series are going to great lengths to provide accurate backgrounds and place information, I just have to get my tickets ready and off I go to open an inn on the island.
Jokes aside, the anime takes a rather unknown sport (I have to admit that I didn’t even know sidecar racing was even a thing) and makes it interesting by placing the emphasis on how FAST and how DANGEROUS it is, and, of cource, by making all the teams cute girls that fall into one or more stereotypes. You have the cross-dressing team, the gothic loli team, the sadistic team, a team of twins, and your best-friends team who happens to also be the protagonists. Raised up in the mecca of sidecar racing, they grew to love the sport and base their life on it. They form a team, fall in love with their instructor, and co-operate in a love-hate relationship that is indicative of the best of friendships. In fact, now that I mentioned it, the only male character is faceless. This is a full-female cast.
When it comes to the anime itself, however, the result was lackluster. None of the characters is especially interesting, and the exhibition race was just too short to provide any real excitement. I am not overly optimistic about these series. Yet, I will give it a go until the third episode, if only for the beautiful scenery of Miyake-jima.
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1st Episode Anime Impressions: Two Car