About Bakuon!! Blu-Ray
Bakuon!! Complete Collection contains episodes 1-12.
Riding a bicycle may be better than walking, but when another girl zips past her on the way to class, Sakura Hane realizes that there's an even better option: motorcycles! Fortunately, Sakura's all-girl school just happens to have a motorcycle club! It only has one member though: the mysterious Raimu Kawasaki, who's never been seen without her face-obscuring helmet. But that changes immediately once Sakura and the girl who passed her, Onsa Amano, sign up and start recruiting!
It won't all be easy riding… Sakura still has to earn her license, and there are problems like the club's official status having slipped, and the need to recruit a faculty sponsor. But when the rubber hits the road, those are just little potholes as six student bikers take a ride on the wild side!
Special Features: Promo Videos, Live Action Behind the Scenes, Bumpers, Bakuon's Closet Shorts, Safety Warning, Clean Opening and Closing Animations.
- Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Comedy
- Themes: School Life, Sports
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 300
- Release Date: 8/22/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 0.23
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
A Fun Ride!
If you like Japan's motorcycles and like cute quirky stories you'll enjoy this!
An overlooked comedic gem that sails over every pothole that sinks its contemporaries
In the realm of gimmicky girl gag comedies there are familiar beats: a main group of four characters, all with one or two gags each, playing off of each other and usually running out of good material by the third or fourth episode and so they just keep adding more characters or repeating old bits to limp along to an overdue death.
Bakuon!! fully commits to its focus - motorcycles - and the characters have such chemistry and versatility and the writing so many clever strokes that each episode is a tour-de-force onto itself; possibly dipping into bizarre surrealism, bashing cyclists, or touring with Jesus Christ but it's just as likely to string together character gags that build on themselves to grand payoffs rather than running in circles.
It's the standard by which all others should be measured, instantly endearing itself and never wearing out its welcome.
A real treat for motorcycle fans.
by DiRF -
Extremely fun little series. As an avid motorcyclist, I appreciated the use of actual manufacturers and gear. Most episodes are great little adventures, and I usually ended each one with a smile on my face.
Sentai's release is simple, but effective, with a decent amount of bonus features.
Only subtracting one star for the completely unexpected and unnecessary fanservice (borderline ecchi) in two of the episodes. Completely incongruous with the rest of the show's tone.
Unexpectedly wacky and very funny
by Mako -
Disclosure: I neither know anything about nor particularly care about motorcycles. I've never even been on one.
I expected this to be another generic "girls doing stuff" comedy (which is not a bad thing if done well), but right from episode one (when the protagonist's training motorcycle starts talking to her in fairly sexual terms about what it's like to be a training bike) it surprised me.
It keeps this up--it has a *way* wackier sense of humor than normal shows of the sort (literal Motorcycle Jesus and a great Excitebike gag!) and also displays an amusing level of being playfully insulting to its own nominal target audience--no motorcycle brand gets away unscathed.
It also has cute, likable, fun characters, good banter, never bogs down in motorcycle-geek stuff, and high-quality art and animation. All around highly recommended!
Only one bad part of this blu-ray: There are two OVAs NOT included on this.