Who’s the winning team among the Kandagawa Jet Girls?

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Marevlous! has released the opening movie to its up-and-coming waveracer Kandagawa Jet Girls, which hits the surf on PS4 in Japan next week. Much like the publisher’s Senran Kagura, Kandagawa Jet Girls is a “multimedia project” which encompasses video games, movies, and anime, and revolves around an all-women’s jet-ski tournament.

The prologue, which you can check out below, features the titular team – made up of students Rin Namiki and Misa Aoi – besieged by their rivals. This includes the classy and arrogant “Dress”, wild idols “Hell’s Kitchen” and the ninja-tastic “Unkai Surfers”. Bringing up the rear are beach babes “MKHU”, stoic samurai “Suiryukai”, and finally no-nonsense duo “Grindcore”.

Four parings from Senran Kagura will also be arriving as post-release DLC. Phew, that’s quite a roster.

In Kandagawa Jet Girls, players will have the opportunity to partake in a series of high-speed races, gunning their unique vehicles through tight turns and jumps, while their partner attempts to blast the opposition into the water with a variety of powerful (but harmless) weaponry. Players can switch control between the “Jetter” and “Shooter” to ensure their team is ahead of the pack and first over the finish line.

I think of the teams on show here, the Grindcore crew are more my style. That said, I love a quality Ojou laugh, so my betting money is on Dress taking it all. Obviously, the franchise has fanservice up the wazhoo, but I do really dig the charismatic teams and the wild colours on show here. There is currently no word on a western release for Kandagawa Jet Girls, but given most Senran Kagura titles eventually see these shores, fans should keep their hopes up.

Until that time, hang ten, or something.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse