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Synonyms: Formula-1 - Engines On The Track, Motori in Pista
Japanese: F-エフ


Type: TV
Episodes: 31
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 1988 to Dec 23, 1988
Premiered: Spring 1988
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kitty Films, Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.741 (scored by 876876 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9237
Members: 3,810
Favorites: 12


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Episodes: /31


Gunma Akagi, a teenager from the countryside, frequently causes a ruckus with his turbocharged tractor, much to the chagrin of his father, aspiring politician Souichirou Akagi, who urges the family to set a good example to ensure his success.

One night, while Gunma is driving his tractor on the highway with his best friend Tamotsu Oishi, the two are suddenly overtaken by a speeding car. Gunma interprets this as a challenge and tries to outpace his opponent, only to fail in a spectacular fashion. The defeat sparks a fire within him, and Gunma becomes determined to win against this mysterious foe at all costs. Soon after, he leaves the peaceful countryside behind and moves to the bustling city, aiming to become the next Formula One star!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mashimo, Kouichi
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director
Ishiyama, Takaaki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Key Animation


Opening Theme

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1: "F" by Youji Sawamukai / The Burst (eps 1-21)
2: "LOVE AFFAIR" by Koujirou Shimizu (eps 22-31)

Ending Theme

1: "Jama wa Sasenai (邪魔はさせない)" by Hiroshi Kakizaki + "r" Project (eps 1-21)
2: "You are my Energy" by Shinji Harada (eps 22-31)


Nov 11, 2019
At first i thought this anime was only golden comedy then it become serious and at some times it made you think that its unrealistic. Its an emotional roller-coaster throughout the journey.

But in the end it makes you cry rivers, one of the best masterpiece classics in existence. For an anime that was created in the 80s its animation, sound and story are much better then some of nowadays anime.

I rate this anime paced in its timeline the 80s and not nowadays, in terms of its time everything is a perfect 10. If you were watching this when it aired you ...
Sep 14, 2020
First review here on MAL.

I watched this anime a couple of years ago after watching Initial D and was craving for more. I loved it back then and gave it an 8, but now after rewatching it I realise it is amazing and deserves at the very least a 9. Here is why:

Story: The story follows Gunma Akagi who is a country boy who loves to drive. He has a friend who is a mechanic and loves working on engines. We follow these boys as they try to get to the top in order to reach Formula One together. The road is not as smooth ...
Jun 10, 2022
Well, I will give my opinion on this racing anime. A year ago, a friend advised me to watch this anime

The story tells of Han Akagi, a rural young man who is fond of racing cars and his dream to reach Formula 1 and overcome the obstacles he will face in order to achieve this dream.
The first observation I did not like this anime in the transformation of its level from serious to unreal

The story is okay, but the events of the story are the problem that did not make me enjoy as I should
Is the author underestimating our minds?

I don't know if ...

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