Kizazi Moto: Season 1 – 8.0/10
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire was a surprisingly fun series to watch. Now, this wasn’t my favourite thing ever, but at the same time, it was a great watch. The quality between certain episodes does feel off, but the majority of the episodes are quite strong. In the case of the review, I’m going to try to keep most of this spoiler free, since each episode is only 15 minutes long, and each episode has its own unique story. However, be aware that a spoiler or two might slip through the cracks.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is a lot like Star Wars: Visions in the sense that each episode is has its own storyline and unique art style. When I first started watching this show, I didn’t have high expectations ;however, after watching, I can say that it was an enjoyable time. The quality between the episodes all vary, but overall, it’s a solid series that almost anyone can enjoy. Some of the stories do feel a bit mature and have blood, so be wary of that.
So, for my review on Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, I’m going to do things a bit differently. If you’ve been coming to the website and reading my reviews, you would know that I like to cover both the story and characters of the particular piece of content I consume. In this case, I want to remain a bit more broad, since none of the episodes relate to one another. So with that said, let’s get into this.
For those who don’t know what Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is, the best way to think of it is to take the Star Wars:Visions take on a season, then add an African influence instead of Star Wars. When it came to watching this series, I think there were a lot of references to African culture, through the languages and some of the stories they told. Now, I can’t comment on the culture specifically, since I don’t have much experience in the topic; however, I can say that core values like family bonds and fighting for your destiny are quite prominent.
Even without knowing the specifics of African culture, I can still understand the underlying messages found. In that case, I think the show is well done in that sense. If you have experience or understand African culture, you’ll probably understand the references better. However, having that background is not necessary to enjoy the show.
To get into some specifics, there were only a select few episodes that I disliked. As a whole, I enjoyed the majority of the episodes. I do have to say that the unique art styles were a welcome change. Personally, I liked the 2D animated episodes a bit more, but the 3D animated ones were still solid. I did watch the episodes back-to-back, so I did feel like some of the core story elements overlapped. I think there were a few episodes that had the same plot and buildup, but they used different characters and settings to make things just a little bit different.
Speaking about the episodes themselves, I have to say that I enjoyed the more mature episodes a bit more. Seeing things in a darker perspective made the episode just a bit more interesting, and it added a bit more depth to an otherwise straightforward story. Speaking of that, I have a sneaking suspicion that Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire might have another season. There were a few episodes that had endings, but still had some tangible plot threads that weren’t tied off. If they do decide to follow up and explore those episodes again, I would happy to keep watching.
Overall, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire was a surprisingly fun watch. Featuring 10 unique stories all with different animation styles kept the show fresh. Now, some of the stories felt like they had the same skeleton with a different skin over top, but the episodes were still fun to watch regardless. If you liked the style of Star Wars: Visions, then check this one out too.