Sutekina Sen TAXI – 素敵な選TAXI

Sutekina Sen TAXI
Sutekina Sen TAXI

Sutekina Sen TAXI – 素敵な選TAXI is such an enjoyable show! The plot is basically that this taxi can go back in time so the passengers can replay different situations and make better choices to achieve better outcomes. It’s a neat idea, but what makes is really great is that the taxi driver is such a fun character. He’s so uncool, yet likable, earnest, and innocent. Perfect casting of Takenouchi Yutaka and great acting!

In each episode, the taxi “time-slip” (when the taxi goes back in time) gags get funnier and funnier. And I love how the characters from the seemingly separate stories come back to make appearances in later ones. The Criminal Detective show is hilarious too. I love it! I highly recommend finding the torrent or the online subbed episodes.

Leader of the Gang
Leader of the Gang

Episode 7 is the funniest so far, with the main character Onishi Mari’s gang-leader past being revealed.

Time-slip Sound Effects
Time-slip Sound Effects

That’s Kimura Fumino above. She has the same birthday as me – 10-19! The taxi-driver is so excited about installing sound effects in his car. lol

Time-slip Safety Goggles
Time-slip Safety Goggles

All of the episodes are pretty funny, but episode 8 was quite a tear-jerker as well. I didn’t realize that the Yu-chan character in this episode was Yuka (in the center in the photo above) from episode 6 until the episode was over. And then the doctor from episode 5 returns at the very end. Yoshida Yo, my favorite!

The icing on the cake is that the theme song is by one of my favorite singers, Aiko.

Sutekina Sen TAXI Official site 

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