I’ve just finished this series called “Bakuon!!,” and it’s safe to say that this is where the guitars in K-On! were replaced by motorcycles of different brands.
We have six girls by the names of [tooltip text=”voiced by Reina Ueda”]Hane[/tooltip], [tooltip text=”voiced by Yumi Uchiyama”]Onsa[/tooltip], [tooltip text=”voiced by Nao Touyama”]Rin[/tooltip], [tooltip text=”voiced by Rikako Yamaguchi”]Hijiri[/tooltip], Raimu (who always wears a helmet and doesn’t speak) and [tooltip text=”voiced by Ibuki Kido”]Chisame[/tooltip] (who was introduced in the latter part of the series). They got together because the school they’re enrolled into has no restrictions on riding motorbikes, which is great for them as they have to pass through a slope as they go to school.
They go into different situations that involve bikes – from the casual ones to the downright bizarre. For example, Rin (who is a die-hard fan of Suzuki bikes) is so addicted and proud to the brand that she Onsa gets into arguments.
Bakuon!! has above average fanservice in some instances compared to other cute-girls-doing-cute-things series, but don’t shun it right away because of that. The episodes are easy to digest; and combined with a good soundtrack, this series is something I wait for every week. Too bad it’s just 12 episodes.
Lots of brands have been mentioned in the series – from Japan’s four motorbike manufacturers (Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha) to manufacturers of motorcycle accessories and even Amazon Japan – so it’s really safe to say that Bakuon!! is the anime supported by Japan’s motorcycle industry.
Overall, Bakuon!! is a good watch. The story’s okay with me, and the punchlines and antics are funny. The series has ended, so you can go watch it right away.