Anime Name: Future GPX Cyber Formula (新世紀GPXサイバーフォーミュラ)
Genre: Racing, Sci-fi, Drama.
Hayato Kazami, a 14-year-old son of a futuristic "Cyber System" racing car developer of the Sugo Corp, drives a prototype computerized racing machine "Asurada GSX," created by his father to escape the chase of a evil organization that is trying to steal it for a personal gain. However, because Hayato can't put his driving data out of the car's navigating system afterward, he is forced to take a role as a futuristic racing competition called "Cyber Formula," racing through the tournament and aiming to become the best racers in the world.
The story is far better than you think. Cyber Formula competition is full of awesome actions and drama. In the tournament, Hayato meets a lot of rival and friends during the story. The best thing about this story is that it does not portray Hayato as an invicible hero. He's more or less a realistic teenager with flaws and tend to get a success over his head, which causes him to fail his career for multiple times. What make the story really moving is how Hayato develop from a novice into a racing champion with a lot of suspense and drama.
The presentation is very well done. While the graphic has aged a lot, beingan anime made in 1991, Future GPX Cyber Formula is an exciting and fast-pace racing action genre dealing with futuristic cars that can change its form and use boosters. While it sounds out of realistic bound, each race keeps laws and rules in real life racing. References to racing techniques such as slipstreams are also used. Combining this with drama and suspense each episode gives, it simply fun to watch and even to rewatch over and over again.
Soundtracks of Future GPX Cyber Formula are one of the most memoriable for me. The sound effects are great, and the music is powerful.
Future GPX Cyber Formula is my beautiful childhood. The animation, the story and the story are perfectly put together. It's an awesome and fun anime to watch.
Downloads: Animethehylia was where I looked into. It's the most reliable place to download, though it only provide only one episode per 24 hours.