Here are ten racing anime for fans of high-speed action, intense competition, and heart-pounding moments. With the perfect blend of excitement and drama.
1. Initial D: Final Stage
Initial D: Final Stage is about Japanese street racing. Takumi Fujiwara, a race-car champion, is a member of the talented racing team Project D. He faces a talented young racer, Shinji, who has driven since he was young but is unfamiliar with mountain passes. However, he proved to be the most formidable opponent for Takumi Fujiwara.
2. IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix
In the year 2048, the Immortal Grand Prix race combines racing with fighting. An entire city was made for racing. Each race focuses on two teams with three high-tech mechs. The result of the game is based on how the teams' robot-like mechs, called IG Machines, perform and how well they cooperate at high speeds of more than 400km/h.
Redline is an exhilarating race in which there are no rules. The race happens every five years. A daredevil racer, JP, qualified for the race and was excited to compete against other skilled racers. The race this year was going to be held on planet Roboworld, and it was going to be more dangerous than every year. However, danger adds thrills and excitement to the racers. JP relies on the speed of his vehicle to win this big race.
4. Yowamushi Pedal
Sakamichi Onoda, a cheerful otaku, wants to join the school's anime club for making new friends. However, the anime club disbands and he ends up joining the bicycle club after he meets Onoda a cyclist, who competes with him. He discovered his cycling talent while training.
5. Oban Star-Racers
Eva's birthday just passed and she hasn't heard from her father. She was so upset that she flew from her boarding school with the Rocket bike that she made. She joins them on Earth and goes to Alwas for the Great Race. As the winner of the race will fulfill any wish. But, the Earth team is unaware of the dangers that lie on their way.
Mikoto Shinozaki is a student who is socially awkward as a result of which he often gets bullied at school. Yuki a popular girl from school invites Mikoto to join the Bicycle club, hoping he will get new friends. Mikoto does not know to ride a bicycle but agrees to join the club as he has feelings for Yuki. He secretly practices at night and begins his cycling journey.
7. Wangan Midnight
Wangan Midnight revolves around Tokyo's secret racing. A high school student, Akio Asakura, gets challenged by racer Tatsuya Shima and loses. He was determined to drive a fast car, so he went to the junkyard and buys Fairlady Z, the car with a mysterious past and dark accident history. The story follows his constant battle with his rival Tatsuya.
8. Kandagawa Jet Girls
Jetter and Shooter race together on Kanda River. Rin Namiki transfers to Asakusa Girls' High School Tokyo to chase her dream of becoming a professional Jet racer just like her mother. She forms the team Kandagawa Jet Girls to compete in Kandagawa Cup. With her group, she is determined to win the prestigious race.
After losing his mother while in 4th grade, Capeta Taira becomes independent to avoid worrying about his busy father. Although he acts hard in front of his father, he feels deeply lonely. He often gets bullied at school. His father gets him a go-kart made from junk parts, which sparks his passion for racing. Despite its worn-out appearance, Capeta's thrilling experience driving the go-kart in the rain ignites his love for racing and changes his life.
In the year 2041, humans created their own space colony on the moon. The Freeport space station falls on Earth, turning the planet into a polluted wasteland. The Republic of Moon created The City of Eden. In 2267, Takeru, a resident of Eden, takes part in a hovercraft race called the tube race. After causing an accident, he is sent to do volunteer work outside the city and discovers remnants that hold secrets about Earth and Eden's origins.