Welcome to Miyakejima, an island under Tokyo’s administration that is a “paradise” for racers because the island does not have a maximum speed limit for driving on the road. Each year, the island hosts Miyakejima Tourist Trophy (Miyakejima TT) an annual racing event that competes various sidecar motor riders all over Japan. This anime tells the story of Yuri Miyata and Megumi Meguro, two students from Miyake Girls’s High School who just entered their first sidecar race.
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If you are a motor racing fan, you will immediately realize that Two Car is clearly inspired from the UK’s legendary motor racing event, Isle of Man TT; from the story that takes place on a remote island that also becomes a street circuit, and the annual motor racing event hold on this island (Isle of Man TT race itself is also referenced by one of its characters in this episode).
So what about the first episode of this anime? Unlike in other sports anime that portrays the main characters as those who were just getting to know the sport, the first episode of Two Car directly invites the audience to watch Yuri and Megumi who are ready for their first race. Flashback to the moment when they were first introduced to the sidecar racing world is shown between the race with the right proportions. The racing scene is so exciting that it feels as if you are watching a real motor race on TV, complete with realistic bike engine sounds (that feel more optimal when listened through earphones / headphones).
On the other hand, the sidecar racing concept that requires the riders to pair up is also well used by this anime to present unique duo characters (such as the gothic loli and S&M-themed duet) with a bit of trivia to some racing circuits in Japan.
Despite the anime featuring one of the “niche” motorcycle racing discipline, especially in Indonesia, Two Car seems to be an anime series that can fill that “void” of racing anime which has been rarely explored. Watching this anime will make you realize the thrill of sidecar motor racing and of course, the Isle of Man TT.
Facts and Figure
|Source Material||Original anime from Silver Link|
Aimi Tanaka as Megumi Meguro
Aoi Koga as Yuri Miyata
Arisa Morishima as Tamae Kuribayashi
Arisa Shida as Mao Katakura
Aya Suzaki as Maria Shishido dan Yuria Shishido
Ayahi Takagaki as Hitomi Iseki
Ayaka Nanase as Izumi Murata
Ayaka Saito as Mutsuki Shimazu
Ayaka Shimizu as Kanae Kawamada
Emiko Takeuchi as Yōko Higurashi
Haruka Tomatsu as Misaki Nagai
Hitomi Nabatame as Hatsune Wada
Mana Hirata as Nene Itagaki
Maria Naganawa as Tsugumi Nakajima
Maya Yoshioka as Arisu Amano
Misato Fukuen as Nagisa Suzuki
Sakura Nakamura as Hibari Takada
Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Chiyuki Shiobara
Shinichiro Miki as Pelatih Tanahashi
Sora Tokui as Ai Makita
Yumiri Hanamori as Kurosu Itō
|Series Composition||Katsuhiro Takayama (Aldnoah.Zero, Big Order, Sagrada Reset))|
|Original Character Designer||Tiv (Masamune-kun no Revenge)|
|Animation Character Designer||Yuki Sawairi (Masamune-kun no Revenge)|
|Opening Theme||“Heart to Heart.” oleh Sphere|
|Closing Theme||“Angelica Wind” oleh Void_Chords ft. Aimi Tanaka & Aoi Koga|
|Broadcast Date||7 October 2017 (1500 GMT, 2200 WIT)/8 October (0000 JST)|
Screenshots dan Trailer
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