Taira Capeta has spent his entire young life being a good and dutiful son to his hardworking but impoverished widower father. Only once has his father seen him show any personal wants or needs -- when he saw a model car in a toy shop. Despite his lack of cash, his father has hatched a naïve plan to give Capeta the ultimate gift: his dreams fulfilled. From a modest beginning, Capeta, with the help of his father and his good friends Nobu and Monami, embarks upon an amateur career as a go-kart racer, aiming for the ultimate prize -- graduation into the professional ranks of formula racing. But will his poverty cause his dreams to fail?
Not only is Capeta a sports anime, but one about one I don't especially care about - motorsports. It passed under the radar a few years ago without much attention. But it's good - the kind of series that creeps up on you and before you realize it, you're sweating and shouting and raising your hands in triumph or groaning in despair. It's the characters that matter, and this series makes you really care... read more
Where to start on this one? Lets go with the basics first. When I watched the first episode of Capeta, I was a little turned off by the animation. The main character wasn't the usual handsome type. However, that was something I definitely learned to love. I ended up completely falling in love with Ca-chan's big eyes and button nose. His entire look oozed cute, yet dashing in a... read more