Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series (A J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)
December 9, 2016 by Dennis Amith
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TITLE: Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series
ANIME SERIES AIR DATE: 2014
DURATION: (Episodes 1-12) 300 Minutes
BLU-RAY INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition (16:9), English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and Japanese Dolby TrueHD 2.0, English Subtitles
RATED: TV 14
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Originally created by Yume Mizusawa
Directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe
Series Composition by Naruhisa Arakawa
Music by Yasaharu Takanashi
Original Character Design by Ayumu Kasuga
Character Design by Kazuaki Morita, Masahiro Yamane
Art Director: Katsuhisa Takiguchi
Art Design by Tsukasa Ohira
Anime Production by Production iMS
Featuring the following voice talent:
Maaya Uchida/Morgan Garrett as Twoearle
Nobunaga Shimazaki/Austin Tindle as Sōji Mitsuka
Sumire Uesaka/Bryn Apprill as Tail Red
Chinatsu Akasaki/Mikaela Krantz as Erina Shindō
Hiromi Igarashi/Jennifer Green as Miharu Mitsuka
M.A.O/Michelle Rojas as Mikoto Sakuragawa
Tesshō Genda/Cris George as Lizadgildy
Tetsu Inada/Chris Rager as Draggildy
Yōko Hikasa/Leah Clark as Anko Isuna
Yuka Aisaka/Sarah Widenheft as Tail Blue
Yukari Tamura/Tia Ballard as Mega Neptune Mk. II
Soji Mitsuka of Gonna Be the Twin-Tail is an ordinary high schooler with an extraordinary obsession. Twin tails are his fire, his air, his will to live! But when a mysterious woman from another world enlists his help to fight hideous monsters with various moe fetishes, Soji must transform into a powerful pigtailed…girl?
With the help of his childhood friend, the class president, and his endless devotion to pigtails, Soji and his crew form a twin-tailed threesome to take on the monsters who feed on the “attribute power” of humans. But Soji’s new pigtailed powers come with a price; his surging popularity as the new heroin in town makes the twin-tailed trend explode, giving the monsters ample attribute powers to feed upon! Don’t miss the action in Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!
“Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu”…What began as a light novel series by Yume Mizusawa and illustrator Ayumu Kasuga, would become an anime adaptation in 2014 courtesy of Production IMS.
And now the anime series known as “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!” is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Funimation.
The series revolves around teenager Soji Mitsuka. He has an obsession with twin-tail hair and one day, he comes across a mysterious girl known as Twoearle, who has come from a parallel world.
But when Twoearle arrives, so do many monsters who appear in the city and declare that all twintails belong to them. As the monsters attack and feed off the spiritual energy of humanity, Twoearle gives Soji with Tail Gear, which is an imaginary armor which gives him twintail attributes, turning him to a red-headed twin-tail female warrior.
As Soji names his female warrior persona as Tail Red, she becomes popular and becomes a hero in the city.
His childhood friend Aika has a tsundere personality and is overprotective of Soji, but she also has a crush on him. She becomes jealous when she discovers Soji with Twoearle (because she is well-endowed and Aika is not) and the two women start to have a rivalry with each other. She becomes a Twintail Warrior known as Tail Blue and is excellent in fighting and martial arts.
The three eventually meet Erina Shindo, the Student Council President of Yogetsu Private Academy and she is a masochist and exhibitionist. She falls for Soji and gets aroused when Soji calls her name and she eventually becomes Tail Yellow, despite the fact that she hates twintails.
As these three twintails try to protect humanity from the monsters, they meet another girl from a parallel world named Isuna a.k.a. Tail Black, an obsessed fan of Twoerle and her persona on Earth is a singer named Anko Isuna. Why does Isuna have a deep hatred towards Tail Red? And can Soji keep his secret that he is Tail Red?
“Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series” is presented in 1080p High Definition (16:9). Animation from Production IMS is good as character designs are well-done, art backgrounds are also well-done. There is subtle softness as one can expect from the majority of anime TV series but the anime series is colorful and animation is done well.
AUDIO & SUBTITLES:
“Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series” is presented in English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and Japanese Dolby TrueHD 2.0. The series for the most part features crystal clear dialogue and music. The English dub has the edge with its 5.1 surround soundtrack but both voice acting for Japanese and English are well-acted.
Subtitles are in English.
“Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series” features the following special features:
- Episode 1 Commentary – Featuring a hilarious audio commentary with Austin Tindle (voice of Soji) and Morgan Garrett (voice of Twoerle).
- Episode 11 Commentary – Featuring audio commentary by Jerry Jewell, Bryn Apprill as Tail Red and Mikaela Krantz as Tail Yellow.
- Textless Opening and Closing Song
- U.S. Trailer – Funimation trailer for “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series”.
“Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series” comes with a Blu-ray and DVD version of the series plus a slipcover.
Watching the anime series “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!”, there is a part of me that found the anime series reminiscent to the classic ’80s manga/anime series “Ranma 1/2” but also having a touch of the “Neptunia” video game series with dose of fan service included.
The series revolves around a teenager named Soji Mitsuka who has an obsession/fetish with twin-tails. And his love for twin-tails gets him into some trouble when a well-endowed being known as Twoearle comes from a parallel world, bringing monsters following her, that want twin-tails to be their own (as these monsters also have an obsession/fetish towards twin-tails).
So, Soji is given power to fight the monsters, but in the process, he turns into a female warrior with twin-tails.
At first I found the anime series to be a bit awkward, fun and crazy but also action-packed. And was wondering if this is an anime series that would focus more on comedy or action…or would it be another ecchi perverted fanservice driven anime series.
Fortunately, the former is primarily focused on and we see Soji really getting into the role as a twin-tail warrior and despite the series having female twin-tailed characters that fall for him, he’s a kindhearted person that just has an obsession and not at all not too perverted. Although, it would be interesting if it did go that direction.
I found the anime series to be simple, fun, action-packed but I have to admit that part of the enjoyment of this anime series came from listening to the audio commentaries, especially the slightly mature and hilarious audio commentary between voice actor Austin Tindle and voice actress Morgan Garrett, which was fun to listen to. While the audio commentary with Mikaela Krantz and Bryn Apprill was also fun to listen to.
As for picture quality, while not a top-notch quality driven anime series, animation and character designs along with background art is good. The series is colorful but like many other anime TV series, there is slight softness.
Overall, for those who want an escape and are getting burned out with banal anime and want to laugh and watch a crazy, action-packed anime series, may find “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!” to be to their liking.
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