Two words, wasted potential. What could have been another enjoyable show about a group of girls coming together to go on cycling or motorcycling adventures. What we got instead was…find out as we take a look at Two-Car. Been a while since I did one of these kind of reviews.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Tournament
Themes: Motorcycles, Racing
Number of Episodes: 12
Plot Summary: Yuri Miyata and Megumi Meguro are two girls who enter the world of competitive motorcycle sidecar racing on Miyake Island. While they are the complete opposites of each other, and often butt heads, they complement each other well during races. The team will fight other motorcycle sidecar teams from all over Japan, each with their own opposing traits, such as honor student and working student, sadist and masochist, and a funny man and straight man.
I am not going to mince words. This show sucked. It can be best described as a show about “yuri couples counseling with a bit of motorcycle racing on the side”. On paper this sounds intriguing for the Yuri Nation…unfortunately it ends up being a mixed bag. Some of the couples and their marital issues are neat to see the lovers working things out while others like the twins are a complete waste of time and annoying twin cliches.
When not focused on the couples counseling viewers will get some short and sweet racing segments complete with delicious booty shots. I will give the show credit, most of the cast consist of gorgeous women who are pleasing to the eyes. Before or during races we get lessons on motorcycle maintenance and tips on how to be a great driver and passenger along with all the dangers any “motoracer” will face on the track regardless of whether they are properly trained or have the guts to go for it. The show does both the racing and education parts fine enough but there are two major flaws that keep the show from being good. Oh and the animation is solid and the soundtrack is generic. Moving on.
Besides some of the side-couples not being entertaining the main reason the show sucks are the leads themselves. Like most of the cast all they have going for them is they are both hot. Oh and they do admittedly help the other couples with their problems…somewhat. Other than that prepare for episode after episode of the two nagging, bickering and whining for the dumbest of reasons. In fact, the main reason for their bickering is the dumbest of all…though some of the side-couples contracted their stupidity. Now bickering duos is nothing new. Usually this means that EVENTUALLY they will acknowledge the fact they are stronger working together instant of begrudgingly admitting it to themselves and not to each other. This dynamic was done much better in other media. HECK, WWE did it better…TWICE…IN THE SAME YEAR (Sheamus and Cesaro + Ambrose and Rollins)! So a patient viewer used to seeing this kind of dynamic may be willing to put up with the nonsense so long as the duo eventually start seeing the light for the better near the climax of the show. Does that happen here? NOPE! What we got was no better than when the two started their dumb bickering. They may as well have spent the rest of their lives bickering for all I care.
Overall…viewers/readers who are looking for some decent telenovela like antics are better off looking elsewhere such as Kuzu no Honkai or Just Because! Even Koi to Uso is a better choice than Two Car. Not the worst show I have ever seen but of all the shows I picked to watch in 2017 this is easily the lamest. I doubt even viewers who are not yuri fans will get much enjoyment from this one. What could have been…
PS: Two Car was made by the same studio that brought us Ange Vierge. Say what you want about AV but that show was anime award worthy compared to this schlock.