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Japanese: オーバーテイク!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2023 to Dec 17, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TROYCA
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: RacingRacing
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.521 (scored by 2073820,738 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2859
Members: 60,199
Favorites: 421

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Ever since he published a picture that sparked a wave of online harassment, freelance photographer Kouya Madoka has lost everything: his wife Saeko Yukihira, his confidence, and his courage to photograph people. However, years later, a job offer introduces him to the exhilarating world of Formula 4 (F4). A single fierce battle between the amateur drivers in the junior category of open-wheel car racing becomes enough to make Madoka unable to put his camera down.

When Komaki Motors' Haruka Asahina bursts into tears on the track, Madoka manages to capture this vulnerable moment. This photo eventually leads Madoka to an impulsive decision: he will help sponsor both the Komaki team and Haruka himself. But the unreasonable costs of the sport quickly cause Madoka to reassess his ambitions, and he seeks different ways to support the severely underfunded F4 team. Despite the uphill battle, Madoka's determination for Haruka to succeed may be the trigger that can propel the young driver straight to the top.

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Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Tailwind" by Kanae (叶)

Ending Theme

"Good Luck (グッドラック)" by Tasuku Hatanaka

Episode Videos


Dec 17, 2023
Overtake!...it's not about overtaking in the literate sense, but rather about overcoming the difficulties in life, with some real-life situations thrown in for some realism.

Truth be told, after Studio TROYCA's last offering, which was the rather cumbersome Shinobi no Ittoki from last Fall, the fault doesn't square on the studio itself but rather on the people involved in creating the original series itself, which is, quite frankly, a mess. And if you have ANY reason to doubt the studio's offerings, look no further than the in-house studio chief director Ei Aoki, which this show is his 3rd directorial series after both Summer 2014's Aldnoah.Zero and ...
Dec 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
I had high hopes for this anime… just like I did with MF ghost
It’s been a awesome season in anime for car enthusiasts
But unfortunately… the story line wasn’t for me…

Freelance photographer Kouya Madoka is in the midst of a slump due to a certain reason. While working on a story at the Fuji International Speedway, he meets the high school F4 racer Haruka Asahina and he suddenly finds his heart racing once again. He decides to support Asahina and help him make his dream come true with the small team, Komaki Motors. With this, the lives of Madoka and Asahina

I don’t care ...
Dec 17, 2023
I'll be short. This isn't a racing anime. There is no motosport or racing moment.

This anime is categorized as Racing Anime, but there is no race in this story, the point is: someone that generally want to watch a racing anime, is because he/she is a car lover, and want to see real or fantasy racing, depend on the theme of the anime, but generally want to hear stuff related to motosport, engine or driving technique and skill. Take Initial D for example, for sure there is love and other things involve, to create more emphasis, but 9 episodes on 10, are people racing on ...

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