Kandagawa Jet Girls

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Kandagawa Jet Girls
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神田川JET GIRLS
(Kandagawa Jetto Hāruzu)
Anime television series
Directed byHiraku Kaneko
Produced byEgg Firm
Written byGō Zappa
Music byNoisycroak
StudioTNK
Licensed bySentai Filmworks
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, BS11
Original run October 8, 2019 January 7, 2020
Episodes12 + OVA[a][1] (List of episodes)
Game
DeveloperHoney∞Parade Games
PublisherMarvelous
PlatformPlayStation 4
Released
  • JP: January 16, 2020
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Kandagawa Jet Girls (神田川JET GIRLS, Kandagawa Jetto Gāruzu) is a multimedia project created by Kadokawa, Marvelous, and Egg Firm. A game was released for the PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020. It was published by Marvelous and developed by its subsidiary Honey∞Parade Games. An anime television series by TNK aired from October 8, 2019 to January 7, 2020.

Plot[edit]

Jet Racing is a popular sport where teams of two girls work together. They consist of a Jetter, who pilots the watercraft, and a Shooter, who fires a water gun at rival teams. Aspiring to be a Jetter just like her legendary mother, Rin Namiki decides to leave her home in the countryside in order to realize her dream. Arriving in Asakusa, she meets Misa Aoi and they form a partnership. With each race, their bond grows stronger.

Characters[edit]

Rin Namiki (波黄 凛, Namaki Rin)
Voiced by: Yū Sasahara[2]
Misa Aoi (蒼井 ミサ, Aoi Misa)
Voiced by: Riko Kohara[2]
Kaguya Shinjūin (紫集院 かぐや, Shinjūin Kaguya)
Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro[2]
Kuromaru Manpuku (満腹 黒丸, Manpuku Kuromaru)
Voiced by: Aya Suzaki[2]
Tsui Pan (パン・ツウィ, Pan Tsuwi)
Voiced by: Rumi Ōkubo[2]
Tina Pan (パン・ティナ, Pan Tina)
Voiced by: Naomi Ōzora[2]
Jennifer Peach (ジェニファー・ピーチ, Jenifā Pīchi)
Voiced by: Lynn[2]
Emily Orange (エミリー・オレンジ, Emirī Orenji)
Voiced by: Ai Fairouz[2]
Manatsu Shiraishi (白石 マナツ, Shiraishi Manatsu)
Voiced by: Chika Anzai[2]
Yuzu Midorikawa (緑川 ゆず, Midorikawa Yuzu)
Voiced by: Kaori Maeda[2]
Fūka Tamaki (環 楓花, Tamaki Fūka)
Voiced by: Ayaka Asai[2]
Inori Misuda (翠田 いのり, Misuda Inori)
Voiced by: Aya Uchida[2]

Production and release[edit]

On July 26, 2019, Kadokawa, Marvelous, and Egg Firm announced a new multimedia project with Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki. Takaki revealed that the new multimedia project would include a planned game and anime television series.[3] The series was animated by TNK and directed by Hiraku Kaneko, with Gō Zappa handling series composition, and Tsutomu Miyazawa designing the characters. Egg Firm produced the series.[2] It aired from October 8, 2019 to January 7, 2020 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11.[2][4] Yū Sasahara and Riko Kohara performed the series' opening theme song "Bullet Mermaid", while Azusa Tadokoro performed the series' ending theme song "RIVALS."[5] The series is licensed by Sentai Filmworks.[6] An OVA episode is bundled with the limited edition of the game titled Kandagawa Jet Girls DX Jet Pack.[7]

No. Title[8][b] Original air date[9]
1"The Kandagawa is Calling"
Transcription: "Kandagawa ga Yondeiru" (Japanese: 神田川が呼んでいる)
October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)
2"The Ace's Pride"
Transcription: "Ēsu no Puraido" (Japanese: エースのプライド)
October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)
3"Country Comes to Town"
Transcription: "Onoborin" (Japanese: おのぼりん)
October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)
4"My Favorite"
Transcription: "Maifeibaritto" (Japanese: マイフェイバリッと)
October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)
4.5"Highlight Reel"
Transcription: "Sōshūhen" (Japanese: そうしゅうへん)
November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)
5"Pop Idol Racers"
Transcription: "Aidoru Rēsā" (Japanese: アイドルレーサー)
November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
6"What They Lack"
Transcription: "Futari ni Tarinai Mono" (Japanese: 二人に足りないもの)
November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
7"Why They Race"
Transcription: "Shissōru Riyū" (Japanese: 疾走る理由)
November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
8"The Great Nyu-Nyu"
Transcription: "Nyuunyuu-sama" (Japanese: にゅうにゅうさま)
December 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)
9"The 180 Jetter"
Transcription: "Hyouhen Jettā" (Japanese: 豹変ジェッター)
December 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)
10"A Summer Gig Receive"
Transcription: "Samā Baito Reshību" (Japanese: サマーバイトレシーブ)
December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
11"Rin Goes Home"
Transcription: "Rin, Jikka e Kaeru" (Japanese: 凛、実家へ帰る)
December 24, 2019 (2019-12-24)
12"Our Jet Race"
Transcription: "Watashitachi no Jetto Rēsu" (Japanese: 私たちのジェットレース)
January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)
13 (OVA)"Tokyo Girls Promotion Starts Here"
Transcription: "Koko Kara Hajimaru Tōkyō Gāruzupuromōshon" (Japanese: ここから始まる東京ガールズプロモーション)
January 16, 2020 (2020-01-16)

Reception[edit]

Gadget Tsūshin listed "Mijoka", a phrase uttered by Rin, in their 2019 anime buzzwords list.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ There are three scheduled Blu-ray and DVD volumes.
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from HIDIVE.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blu-ray&DVD TV anime "Kandagawa Jet Girls" Official Cite" Blu-ray&DVD TVアニメ「神田川 JETGIRLS」公式サイト. kjganime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Sherman, Jennifer (August 1, 2019). "Kandagawa Jet Girls Anime Reveals Video, Cast, October Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (July 26, 2019). "Kadokawa, Marvelous, Egg Firm Announce Kandagawa Jet Girls Project". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Mateo, Alex (September 18, 2019). "Kandagawa Jet Girls Anime's New Promo Video Reveals October 8 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (September 9, 2019). "Azusa Tadokoro Performs Kandagawa Jet Girls Anime's Ending Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (October 1, 2019). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kandagawa Jet Girls Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "製品情報|PS4『神田川JET GIRLS(ジェットガールズ)』 公式サイト". Marvelous (in Japanese). Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "STORY / TVアニメ「神田川 JETGIRLS」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "神田川JET GIRLS". Tokyo MX (in Japanese). Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  10. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee; Morrissy, Kim (December 4, 2019). "Demon Slayer, Dr. Stone, Zombie Land Saga Buzzwords Make Gadget Tsūshin 2019 List". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 14, 2019.

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