On the Japanese island of Miyakejima, two high school girls prepare for the competitive motorcycle sidecar racing event held there: highly skilled driver Yuri Miyata and her trusty passenger Megumi Meguro. The two have been best friends since childhood with highly matching personalities, which has aided them in achieving the chance of participating in the racing event held on their home island.
Alas, a wrench gets thrown in their relationship when they both fall in love with their coach. How will the two girls fare in the competition where they have to collaborate intensively, while also battling it out for the affections of the same man?
The anime started on October 7, 2017 with a simulcast on Crunchyroll. It depicts Yuri and Megumi's struggles with each other and their interactions with the other sidecar teams residing on the island, all consisting of quirky personalities with their own issues.
Two Car contains examples of:
- Abuse Mistake: Happens to Nagisa when in the onsen. Her driver Izumi has a very aggressive driving style which means Nagisa tends to wind up with bruises from where she collides with their bike.
- Always Identical Twins: The Shishido sisters, Maria and Yuria. Zig-Zagged when Maria cuts her hair in episode 6 to look different, and then in Episode 7, Yuria cuts hers to match again.
- Badass Biker: What most of the cast aspire to be
- Bait-and-Switch Lesbians:
- The way Megumi and Yuri act all tsundere toward each other led many viewers to believe that this was because of some UST between them. Alas, both of them have appear to have formed a crush on their coach, a guy, which becomes the main source of their mutual resentment.
- Some of the other pairs do show signs of romantic affection, but it never amounts to anything or influences the plot in any way.
- Bifauxnen: Katakura Mao. Referred to as the Crossdressing Beauty and wears a male version of her school's uniform with trousers rather than a skirt.
- Biker Babe: It's an all-girls motorcycle competition. This is to be expected.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The team from Osaka almost continuously.
- Cool Sidecar: Given the nature of the sport they blur the line between an independent sidecar and an integral part of the bike.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Amano Alisu and Itou Kurosu from Kyoto. They even have specialised outfits that they can wear over their racing suits
- Extreme Doormat: NAGISA. Willingly obeys Izumi's word even if it ends up hurting her in the process. A bit unique in her case though is that while she gets an arc where she tries to gain a bit of independence and backbone, she ends up submitting to Izumi by the end of it anyway, something which severely disappoints the other characters in-universe.
- In Misaki's arc, she believes that she is one, and initially also believed that, due to Chiyuki's rich girl persona (later revealed to be a mere facade she puts up) and her family being rather poor, that the former chose Misaki as her partner so she could have a doormat to walk all over and push around (subverted once we find out the real reason, which is that Misaki was the first person that Chiyuki felt looked past her wealth and prestige; and she was holding back with her because she doesn't want her to get severely injured, a worry that was formed based on trauma of her previous partner which suffered the same fate).
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Episodes 2 and 3 show the girls taking part in practice sessions without helmets.
- Genki Girl: Miyakejima High Broadcast Club Announcer Maita Ai. But only when in front of a live mike. Otherwise she tends to more of a Sleepyhead
- Motorcycle on the Coast Road: Inevitable given that it involves motorcycle racing and the episodes take place on an island. One of the coast roads is actually part of the race course
- Real Place Background: The show explicitly takes place on the Japanese island of Miyakejima, and many of the roads and local sights are carefully reproduced.
- Scenery Porn: Sure, Silver Link is no Kyoto Animation, but they still tried their best to show off Miyakeyima's eye-catching surroundings as best as they could.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Nagisa's arc is generally considered as such.
- Significant Haircut: Maria (one of the twins) gives herself a haircut in episode 6, making the twins able to be told apart.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Outside of racing, Mao is the tomboy to Hitomi's girly girl.
- Tsundere: The main protagonist team are both tsundere toward each other.
- Wrench Wench: Most of the cast to a varying degree given that they're capable of performing maintenance on their own rides.