I don’t know why, but this morning I suddenly remembered an anime I watched when I was a kid, titled “Machine Hayabusa“.
It was quite unique in many ways. Example; is there any other F1-themed anime that was as popular as that ? But it’s just not that, the reason it was very interesting was because of the imaginations put into the series. Like how the tracks were different, and each poses different challenges. Due to that, Ken’s car can be fitted with different engines, so to adapt to the current track. Two of the engines can even make the car to fly.
And, the racing/driving techniques were, let’s say, a bit …. unusual 🙂 2-wheels technique on a F1 race ? Not in my lifetime, he he.
Also, the race was not the usual F1, it was more like a deathrace 🙂 especially since team Black Shadow joined it. It might be a bit scary to watch for little children.
So I already said that Ken’s car can fly, but his car’s not the only one with extra capabilities. Other cars can also do different things, some even have weapons I think.
But Ken’s the most intriguing one, especially the V3 engine, simply awesome. It was the first time I saw a car with a jet engine 🙂 whenever the V3 was turned on, others can only watch his dust. Total overkill. This anime may got its idea from Spirit of America, the first known car with an attached jet engine. (taken from a F-86 Sabre)
What really stood up though was the kind of ordeal Ken’s team has to go through. And how they pulled each of those.
Each episode was simply an awesome display of persistence and mental/physical struggle. This is why I’d really love to be able to watch it once more time.