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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
Genres: CarsCars, SportsSports, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.651 (scored by 463463 users)
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Ranked: #50922
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Popularity: #8392
Members: 2,154
Favorites: 10
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Akagi Gunma is a young, impetuous and rash teenager who decides to move to the big city to fulfill his dream of racing a Formula One car. The story follows how this simple farmer boy from the country moves on to the city in pursuit of his dreams.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Key Animation
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Key Animation


Opening Theme

#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
OtakuWatcher (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 14, 2020
TheHypermew (All reviews)
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 read more

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