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Japanese: カペタ


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2005 to Sep 26, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: CarsCars
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.831 (scored by 96529,652 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3770
Members: 22,281
Favorites: 244

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After losing his mother at a very young age, elementary school student Capeta Taira is forced to become more independent to avoid his father worrying for him. Working in a paving company, his father is often busy and has to work overtime to make ends meet. However, no matter how tough he acts in front of his father, Capeta is ultimately just a lonely kid with a rough life. In addition to his typical house duties, he has to deal with the bully Nobu Andou which makes him feel worse, despite support from his classmate, Monami Suzuki.

One day, Capeta's father sees young go-kart drivers racing at high speeds and gets inspired by the scene. He then decides to collect scrapped parts available on the track and begins working on a gift for his son. Meanwhile, Capeta and Monami sneak into his workplace, suspecting that his father is up to something. Much to their surprise, they see a go-kart built from discarded parts—with Capeta's name attached to it! Although it lacks an engine and looks worn out, the kart is mostly complete and functional.

Despite the heavy rain, Capeta cannot resist the urge to try out this new machinery. As he drives the kart downhill on a wet road, an incident that is almost a dangerous accident instead becomes a thrilling obsession. No longer bored with life, the engine of Capeta's heart is ignited with a new passion as he journeys into the world of racing.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamano, Kazuzou
Sound Director
Nigorikawa, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

#01: "Never Ever" by Tsubasa Imai (eps 1-35)
#02: "Doukasen" by BAZRA (eps 36-52)

Ending Theme

#01: "Bokura" by BAZRA (eps 1-14)
#02: "Nana Navigation" by Nanase Hoshii (eps 15-32)
#03: "Here we go" by Missile Innovation (eps 33-43)
#04: "My Star" by Mika Kikuchi (eps 44-52)

May 26, 2008
lowell (All reviews)
Capeta is a blue-collar, work your hands to the bone sort of sports anime about racing (mostly go karts). Personally, I'm not big on racing in real life, but I found it really fun and exciting here.

It's not an unfamiliar story: a humble working class kid (Capeta) with a natural aptitude for a sport struggles to climb to the top. Toss in the additional weight of a bunch of financial difficulties with his never-die attitude and you've basically got Rocky (or Hajime no Ippo) in a go kart. It starts with Capeta in elementary school and follows him through his mid-teens. read more
Feb 7, 2017
Taurus-Silver (All reviews)
Well I Rarely write reviews But after finishing capeta in 3 days,I decided to write one.
I am a sucker for adreanline and sports anime and capeta is one of the best sports anime i ahve ever seen.
The Races were very well done.The characters are on to the point.The ost cant be any better.The story was well planned.
I loved that i never skipped the oenings.Well capeta might be fictional character but seeing him grow up and reach his dreams and accomplish his goals step by step,motivated me a lot.This anime has no antoganists,not even the rivals.
Overall this is an Awesome adrenaline ride.
Jan 19, 2008
coldfire23 (All reviews)
Story: basically the story is about a boy that has a dream reaching for his goals and encounter obstacles along the way. What I like about this anime is there is no really "bad guys" even the rival of Capeta. By the way Capeta is the protagonist in the anime. Throughout the anime it shows how Capeta overcome all the obstacle inside and outside of the race track with the help of his friends. And how he surpasses his limitations.

Art: nothing to say much. I like how they show Capeta grow from a gradeschooler to adulthood.

Sound: great sound effects I can almost here the sound read more
May 15, 2015
DennaOrDianne (All reviews)
For a while now, I have been pondering how to best approach this review. See, I knew the minute I finished this anime that I would have to write one, even if for no other reason than to get it out of my system (so that I might somehow once again join the land of the living, and maybe even study for my impending finals).
But how do I go about convincing all of you nice folks that this is just about the best anime ever? My main problem lies in the fact that no matter what I write, this review will be subjective. The more read more

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