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?
18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.
Both of these popular series focus on the same thing: racing!
That's not all there is to them, though! The most significant part of both stories is the development of the drivers, both in their racing skills and their continuing life experiences.
The racing is fantastic and extreme, but always within the bounds of possibility. The character development is constantly ongoing and the close friends and associates of the main character have surprisingly large roles to play.
Both are high quality anime featuring drivers of the youngest age possible and you get to watch them develop into the fastest drivers around. Excellent stuff!
Initial D and Capeta have awesome racing, great speed, and drivers who aim to be the best in their own style of racing. Initial D involves downhill and uphill mountain racing, and Capeta is about kart racing and F1 cars.
The uncanny resemblance between Capeta and Initial D is hard to miss; even more so once you watch them. While the characters and settings are different, the general concept remains.
Capeta and Initial D have one very obvious similarity: they are both anime about racing. Yet the similarities aren't only that shallow. The tads of humor and the unprofessional start of the main character are great examples of why these two should be recommended for each other. Both also give a sufficient amount of technical information, which give the car maniacs something extra as well.
Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from another beating by Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer. Soon, Ippo turns his life around with a passion for the newly discovered sport, but his new lifestyle is far from easy! Before he can even dream of becoming champion, he'll have to overcome a slew of fierce rivals and learn what 'dedication' really means.
Capeta and Hajime are a few of the true sports anime out there. Both starts off with a very normal young boy with no special talent, but with a stroke of luck, a new world is unveiled where the boy's true talents begin to shine. If you liked one, you will not be disappointed with the other.
Hajime no Ippo and Capeta are two of the best sports anime. What's more is that they both move outside of the sports world and show some of the issues they have to overcome in their personal life (more so in Capeta). Both use a lot of technical terms and explain the mechanics of how things work even for people new to the sports. Lastly they each use a nice way to show the battles, making them very enjoyable to watch!