Another excellent road racing movie from Nikkatsu studio.
Takahiro Yamane (Daisuke Nagakura) is an owner of an automobile tuning shop. Junichi Tashiro (Arthur Kuroda) who's a friend of Takahiro has a girlfriend Nozomi (Naomi Ashizawa) who's a reporter and has connection to the race driver Keiichi Tsuchiya. Tashiro accepts a challenge from another street racer named Sawaki (Minoru Toyoshima), and dies in the attempt. Nozomi shows Takahiro the Sktline GT-R that she bought for her late boy friend. She gifts this car to him. Takahiro while discouraged by her not to drive the Shutoko again, Sawaki challenges him for a duel.
I've noticed that the actors of this series all have non-Japanese Asian looks to them (or at least wouldn't be surprised if they're mistaken for Chinese or Eurasian) , and the sceneries are chosen where they resemble Hong Kong. I'm wondering if Nikkatsu did this on purpose to appeal to the Asian audiences outside of Japan.
Real life race car driver, and drift king Keiichi Tsuchiya makes cameo appearance giving his philosophy about not to race on public roads. This is inserted on every episodes after this installment to stave off threat from the Japanese police to shut this project down for encouraging car racing on public roads.
Japan's a neat country that there are automobile manufacturers that caters to drivers like them. Although I wouldn't want to share the road with these street racers.
Short but sweet drama that makes you feel you're there driving with them.
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