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Overtake! Original F4 Car Racing Anime to Debut in October 2023

Racing anime are known for thrill and a greater focus on characters. So many things happen ‘behind’ the race and ‘in’ the race that keeps you excited. Among these, car racing anime like Initial D and Capeta are quite popular.

Overtake! is an upcoming original anime project that also involves F4 car racing. It was originally announced in January and now we have a few more details to share.

On Wednesday, Kadokawa and TROYCA revealed additional staff members, along with a new promo video and visual. Overtake! will be released in October this year.


The video mainly shows a race, with Haruka Asahina getting ready in the beginning and Kōya Madoka exploring the place. We also get a look at the newly-introduced characters like Tokumaru and Komaki, who seem to be arguing.

Here’s the complete list of the main voice cast:

CharacterVoice ArtistOther Works
Haruka AsahinaAnan FuruyaTeru Nagato (Futsal Boys!!!!!)
Kōya MadokaKatsuyuki KonishiTengen Uzui (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Kotarō KomakiTasuku HatanakaHakkai Shiba (Tokyo Revengers)
Satsuki HarunagaKengo KawanishiGen Asagiri (Dr. Stone)
Toshiki TokumaruTaku YashiroIchirō Kuga (A Galaxy Next Door)
Arisu MitsugawaReina UedaRuri (Dr. Stone)
 Overtake!: Original F4 Car Racing Anime to Debut in October 2023
Second Key Visual for Overtake! Anime | Source: Official Website

Among the newly introduced staff members, Kana Utatane will handle the music composition with F.M.F. and Lantis as the music producers. The main staff members working on the Overtake! anime are listed below:

StaffMember NameOther Works
DirectorEi AokiFate/Zero
ScriptwriterAyumi SekineIDOLiSH7
Character DesignMasako Matsumoto, Takako ShimuraAldnoah.Zero, Battery the Animation
Project SupervisorKatsuhiko TakayamaTwo Car
Animation ProductionTroycaShinobi no Ittoki
MusicKana UtataneThe Legendary Hero is Dead!

The racing sequence was reminiscent of Capeta, although with a higher-quality animation. Not many anime are based on this theme, so I want to see what this one has to offer.

About Overtake!

Overtake! is an upcoming original anime by Kadokawa and Troyca, based on the motorsport, Formula 4 or F4.

It follows Haruka Asahina, a quiet high school student and F4 driver driving for Komaki Motors. He also works part-time as a newspaper delivery and does not like to take help.

One day, Haruka encounters Koya Madoka, a freelance photographer who used to be a renowned photojournalist but fell into a slump because of a certain reason. Koya couldn’t find inspiration till he meets Haruka and the two begin working towards the latter’s dream of a podium.

Source: Official Twitter

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