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Misaki Futenma
Takuma Harada
Tôru Kazama ...
Gen Hosoda
Kana Kurashina ...
Mio Kaburagi
Tomoya Nagai
Nao Nagasawa ...
Reika Misaki
Motoki Ochiai ...
Shinji Osawa
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Shuzo Kaburagi
Keita Saitou ...
Takeshi 'Hammer' Hamada
Ire Shiozaki
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Bike runner Takeshi was doing bike race without police noticing him in public road. But one day, he is caught by motorcycle policeman during the race. His important bike is confiscated and his father cuts off financial help. Disappointed, Takeshi started working at Japanese noodle restaurant whose owner is the father of his childhood friend Mio. He is depressed because he can't run anymore on bike and the job is not much fun. However one day, he finds a shabby super cub at restaurant warehouse. Takeshi starts it remodeling. Written by anonymous

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26 January 2008 (Japan)  »

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Follows Sûpâkabu 2: Gekitou Hen (2008) See more »

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Story of Speed and Friendship
5 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story has elements of Gone in 60 Seconds, and Initial D at its core.

Takeshi is a die hard motorcycle rider who lied to his parents about going to school so he can remain in Japan to continue riding his motorcycle. He's living to race his motorcycle on the roads of mountains in Japan with his motorcycling buddies. One day while racing against his rival Shinji he gets caught, and loses his license, bike, place to live (because his parent cut off his support), and cell phone. He has no place to go but to work as a dish washer at the local soba shop. In the garage of the soba shop he finds an old Honda Super Cub 90cc scooter. He brings it back to life, and starts using it for delivery, with his usual speed. In the mean time, Shinji is involved with the yakuza that are stealing premium motorbikes to be sold overseas. He's doing this to pay for the medical bill of his girlfriend he injured during a motorcycling accident. Takeshi challenges Shinji to a duel to the seaport where the yakuzas are waiting to load the last motorbike on to the cargoship. Prize being whoever wins will take the other's motorbike.

This is a pretty cool movie that shows the culture of young motorcycle riders of Japan in much the same way Initial D did for the young car drivers of Japan. Even the part that the two main protagonists is a delivery boy is the same. But this is much more light hearted, and shows the lighter side of Japan's youth culture. The movie is produced very well and acting is also first class. This movie was much better made than the unsuccessful comic to movie translation of Wangan Midnight, and is an entertaining piece to watch.


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