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DrakeParker

  • San Diego, California
  • Joined Jan 31, 2021
  • 25 / M

Capeta

Feb 1, 2021

The first few episodes are just character-building until the 5th or 6th episode when Taira finally gets behind a Go-Cart, however its the first time he drives on a track when he will come across his rival Naomi Minamota. It is this little unofficial race between the two which makes Capeta addicted to racing and becoming a dark horse, although he isn't as wealthy as the other teams and drives a more beat up cart, he does win races impressing crowds. 

That's just the first arc ending around episode 20. The second arc is his high school life depicting the troubles he has to do to make the money to travel from race to race as well as convince his teachers that racing is more than a hobby, it's his past time. I consider the first half of this slow as it is mainly him working and worrying about tests but don't worry it does pick up towards the mid-point. 

At the end of this arc is what makes a great racing anime, when he thinks everything is done for, a miracle happens and he can continue racing. In the end he gets accepted to a Formula 1 school for up-and-coming drivers, with a rocky start Capeta shows everyone his true colors toward the end of his scholastic endeavor. 

The third arc begins with him racing for a new team, driving a better cart, a better support staff, and an even greater fanbase. He is still the same old Capeta you have seen through the last two 55 or so episodes and there is still 19 more to go and this is the best arc in the series. 

He begins driving in Formula and everyone on the team sees what a monster this friendly and shy kid can be on the circuit. 

Although this is primarily a racing show there is some drama and comedy off the tracks, the show could have done some things better but what's done is done. 

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8/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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