There’s a trend of anime featuring stories of girls participating in various kinds of sports. There’s an upcoming anime about two girls playing baseball, one about girls in rifle shooting competitions, and there’s even an anime about girls playing volleyball. Kandagawa Jet Girls continues this trend with competitive jet racing—a combination of jet ski racing and shooting using water guns. But Kandagawa Jet Girls is more than just jet racing because it has fanservice and, well, just fanservice. Yeah, Kandagawa Jet Girls doesn’t offer much outside jet racing, but if you like its unique competitive aquatic sport or the general tone of its fanservice, and want to see more, here are 6 Anime Like Kandagawa Jet Girls!
Similar Anime to Kandagawa Jet Girls
1. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2015 - December 2015
Tokomome Mamori gets transported to a mysterious island and the people who sent her to the island obviously didn’t care about her well-being because she was sent via torpedo. The island’s inhabitants, all women, are infected with the Armed Virus, which grants them superhuman abilities, and Mamori is sent to the island because she is also a carrier. The virus transforms the hosts into powerful weapons called Liberator Arms and only the Exters can wield them. In order to draw out their power, the Exter must sexually stimulate their partner to become Liberator Arms, and the power output of the Liberator Arms depends on how strong their bonds are. Mamori and her Exter Mirei team up and work together so they can survive against the elements and other people who are infected with the Armed Virus.
In terms of setting, story and the general tone of the atmosphere, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid is very different from Kandagawa Jet Girls. One show is about girls stranded on an island whose bodies can transform into weapons through sexual arousal and the other is just the jet ski competitive sport played exclusively by women. But both shows have a heavy focus on girl-girl camaraderie—pairs of girls working together, making use of each of their abilities to succeed. In Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, Mamori is a powerful Liberator Arm, but she can’t do anything and is practically useless without her Exter, Mirei, who can draw out her true potential.
The same thing can be said about Mirei, an athletic and experienced combatant, but she can’t win battles on her own without Mamori, her Liberator Arm. Rin in Kandagawa Jet Girls wants to follow her mother’s footsteps, but she can’t do it alone as a jetter and needs Aoi’s experience as a shooter. Shooting targets looks easy but Aoi’s targets are constantly moving along the unpredictable waves of the Kandagawa River and it’s even more difficult to hit her mark when their opponents have a very skilled jetter. Aoi must work together with Rin to keep up and position themselves for that important shot.
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2. Two Car (TWOCAR)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2017 - December 2017
The story of Two Car follows two high school girls, Miyata Yuri and Meguro Megumi, who are competing in an interschool motorcycle sidecar tournament against rival schools for fame, glory, and love. Yuri and Megumi’s beloved coach Tanahasi has gone to the Isle of Man to compete in the biggest sidecar sports event in the world and the two must compete in races and rise up to the ranks, so they too can go to the Isle of Man and confess their feelings to their coach. Are the girls doing it for the love of the sport or out of love?
Two Car and Kandagawa Jet Girls are all about the two-man (uh… “two-girl”?) competition. Both shows center on a sport requiring a team of two girls and both shows have a cast of rival teams from other schools with varying quirks and very distinctive personalities. Aoi and Rin compete against other teams in Kandagawa Jet Girls with exaggerated stereotypes like a team of weeaboos, gyarus, idols, rich girls, and shrine maidens. The variety of characters makes for an enjoyable experience, a reason to continue following the show, and you’re likely to root for one or two of them based on their personalities alone. The teams of Two Car are more grounded but are also an interesting bunch with different quirks and personalities from a team composed of a sadist and a masochist, a team composed of identical twins, and a team of goth lolis just to name a few.
Two Car PV
3. Senran Kagura (Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2013 - March 2013
The shinobi are agents who served the feudal lords in ancient Japan as spies, assassins and saboteurs. In modern-day Japan, several schools continue the tradition of teaching new shinobi to fight against evil and keep the balance of power in check. Senran Kagura tells the story of Asuka and her friends who are honing their shinobi skills in secret and battle against rival shinobi from across Japan.
We know what you’re thinking—”Kandagawa Jet Girls and Senran Kagura are nothing alike!” and you’d be right. However, both shows came from the same creator Takaki Kenichiro, so if you liked the unique world-building, the setting, the sometimes-yuri humor, and characters of Senran Kagura, then you might want to check out Kandagawa Jet Girls for it too has a unique world-building, setting, yuri humor and characters. Probably. The game isn’t out yet and the franchise is still young. If there’s anything similar between the two shows, it’s probably the gratuitous amount of fanservice—the majority of the female cast is very well endowed and both anime made sure you notice them through odd camera angles.
Kandagawa Jet Girls is not getting as much love as Senran Kagura, but that’s to be expected from a show that’s based on a game that’s still in development and with no established fanbase. But, who knows, if given time and more room to improve, Takaki Kenichiro will create a video game series with an interesting setting and interesting characters, while adding his own take on ecchi fanservice. In Takaki Kenichiro’s immortal words: “Everybody loves boobs… It’s a universal language!”
Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash Trailer
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4. Seikon no Qwaser (The Qwaser of Stigmata)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: January 2010 - June 2010
Oribe Mafuyu and Yamanobe Tomo rescue a wounded Russian boy, Alexander Nikolaevith Hell. Little do they know, Alexander is a Qwaser, a superhuman being who is locked in a constant struggle fighting against the evil forces. A Qwaser is a being who has the ability to manipulate the elements and transform them into spells and weapons. In order to manipulate the elements down to the atomic level, a Qwaser must harness energy through the consumption of literal breast milk.
Seikon no Qwaser is an anime that tries to take itself seriously but falls flat because, well, come on, it’s a show about a Russian shota sucking breast milk to gain magical alchemical powers. So how is Seikon no Qwaser similar to Kandagawa Jet Girls? Nothing much on the surface level. Both shows, however, were directed by Kaneko Hiraku, the madman responsible for directing ecchi anime such as Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, the recent Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? anime, and created Queen’s Blade Cattleya, whose boobs are so large, you need a 27th letter in the alphabet to categorize her cup size. Director Kaneko Hiraku has a decent track record for yuri fanservice and we’re still optimistic that Kandagawa Jet Girls will get more fanservice other than the typical boob shots and the odd camera angles aiming for the girls’ crotch areas. And don’t worry, Seikon no Qwaser has its fair share of yuri fanservice from the popular sadomasochistic duo Ekaterina and Hana.
Seikon no Qwaser PV
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2016 - December 2016
Kaminashi Nozomi and her best friend Miyata Sayaka enroll in Setouchi Keijo Training School to become athletes and compete in Japan’s biggest female-only sport, Keijo. The rules of Keijo are simple—all participants must stand on a platform with the goal of knocking their opponents into the water using only their boobs and butts. The platforms range from a simple circular ring to complex structures providing tactical opportunities and choke points to knock down the combatants out of the game. Fame, fortune, rivalries, teamwork, lots of beautiful ladies and nonstop action—Keijo has it all!
Keijo!!!!!!!! is the direct comparison to Kandagawa Girls, but it’s different enough to be an entirely new experience. Both shows feature a unique inter-school competitive sport exclusive to women, a cast of quirky and often-stereotypical female characters, yuri fanservice (one character in Keijo!!!!!!!! is openly lesbian), similar character motivations and tons of boobs and butt fanservice. Matches in Kandagawa Jet Girls revolve around an aquatic course with some obstacles and the goal for each team of two is to race around in laps using specialized jet skis. The jetter controls the jet ski to maneuver across the trace, dodging obstacles and water gun attacks from the opposing team. The jetter’s partner, the shooter, uses her water gun to deal damage. In Keijo, the matches are similar to king of the hill matches where combatants uses their chests and butts to knock off their opponents off the platform and into the water. The participants are experienced martial artists and gymnasts and employ unique moves to suit their roles in the arena. And the best part about Keijo!!!!!!!! Is that it’s very fun. If you felt jaded watching Kandagawa Jet Girls, then try out Keijo!!!!!!!!—It’s 10x the fun and 10x the fanservice.
6. Harukana Receive
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2018 - September 2018
Oozora Haruka moves in with her cousin Higa Kanata and her grandmother on the white sand beaches of Okinawa. The excited Haruka immediately goes to the beach to have some fun, but on her way to the beach, she encounters two girls playing beach volleyball and gets invited to try it out. Surprisingly, Haruka is a natural thanks to her exceptionally tall frame and decent striking power. Haruka then discovers Kanata is an experienced beach volleyball player, but she quit the sport a few years ago. What happened to Kanata? In order to find out, Haruka and Kanata team up and compete in the upcoming Okinawa Beach Volleyball Junior Tournament. With Haruka’s gusto and Kanata’s experience, the two begin training in the art of beach volleyball.
Kandagawa Jet Girls is about the love and passion for sports, and in the case of Harukana Receive, it’s beach volleyball. Kanata stopped playing volleyball due to reasons we should really avoid revealing, but her passion for volleyball gets rekindled when Haruka, a complete newbie, shows interest in the sport. The two have a rough start, but with Kanata’s experience and Haruka’s potential, they join a volleyball tournament and racked up several victories. Aoi from Kandagawa Jet Girls stops participating in jet racing because of, again, reasons we should really avoid revealing, but, yeah, you’ve guessed it, Aoi’s passion for jet-racing is rekindled when she meets Rin, a girl who moves to Tokyo so she can learn more about jet racing. With Aoi’s experience as shooter and Rin’s untapped potential, the two revive the jet racing club to train hard and compete against Japan’s best of the best jet racers.
Harukana Receive PV
And these are our 6 picks for anime titles like Kanagawa Jet Girls. Whether you're looking for titles with similar premises, or fanservice, or following shows because you're a fan of their director's style, these 6 anime titles are the ones to check out.
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