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Taira Capeta was a 4th grader boy. He had lost his mother when he had been very little. Although he pretended to be tough in front of his father, actually he felt lonely. One day, his father brought junk parts home from his workplace and made a racing kart. Soon, they went to a circuit to drive the kart. However, Capeta found that its frame was bent and it could hardly run straight. But, with his technique he managed the kart. Furthermore, he followed soon after the fast kart and he could nearly leave it behind. The driver in the kart was Minamoto Naomi, the champion of the East Japan Junior Kart. Looking at their chase, Naomi´s mother, Minamoto Nanako, advised Capeta to take part in the official race.

Note: Won the Kodansha Manga Award for shounen in 2005.


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Associated Names
Khát vọng đường đua - Capeta

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Latest Release(s)
v.23 c.2 by Deadbeat-Scans 4 months ago
v.23 c.1 by Deadbeat-Scans 6 months ago
v.8 c.4 by Deadbeat-Scans 9 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 11 (Diverges)

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (95 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 7th 2016, 8:08am PST



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Weekly Pos #718 increased(+150)
Monthly Pos #1277 increased(+434)
3 Month Pos #2036 increased(+117)
6 Month Pos #2308 increased(+102)

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On 568 reading lists
On 418 wish lists
On 45 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
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Capeta to End in 2 More Chapters over 5 years ago
*SPOILERS* Pairings in Capeta over 5 years ago
Capeta Manga over 7 years ago

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The Ending..??   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by tnwls523
May 7th, 2014, 11:40pm
Overall, I'm impressed. The ending was satisfying. It's just the story didn't go on as long as I thought it would. I thought that (MAJOR spoiler)
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it would end with Capeta at least participating in the F1 races but it just ends after he gets scouted to participate in the European F3 after winning the Macau Grand Prix. I guess the ultimate goal for Capeta was just to win against Minamoto Naomi.

I hope there's a sequel.

... Last updated on May 7th, 2014, 11:46pm
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One of the Greats   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
August 20th, 2012, 5:57pm
If I'm trapped on an island and this series isn't with me, then be damned because I'll be swimming.

@Crazy_Horse9876: I appreciate the work that you and the rest of Deadbeat put into this series and the results look phenomenal.
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Rating: N/A
by crazy_horse1989
July 21st, 2012, 4:03pm
Well, actually, it was decided to skip those volumes because they were adapted in the anime, which means they were already covered. Watch the anime and pick up where it left off. Those volumes will come eventually, I think, but these later ones take priority. The later volumes are part of a joint project and I typeset the series for Deadbeat. We may try to scan all the previous volumes, though.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2013, 2:08pm
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Capeta scanlator missing chapter/volume   
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by babyhero9876
June 25th, 2011, 2:13am
OMG i just read this and i already into it. But it miss a whole lot of volume/chapters please update the missing volume/chapters because it miss way more than i can imagine i don't get wat going on at all. I hope someone will scanlated the missing chapter/volume as soon as possible. I don't understand wat going at all when it suddenly pop they all grow up (vol 11) when suppose still at when they where tiny kid and capeta just about to get training how to ride go kart under that 1 kid mom. (vol 2)
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I agree I loved the Anime Series   
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by tem120
November 19th, 2010, 6:27pm
I loved the Anime , but was so disappointed when I realized no one was scanlating it. well apperantly there are people dooing it But not constantly I don't know why .. I would gladly even help out on working with the team that decides to scanlate it .. if I knew how to read Japanese I'd do it myself .. actually I'll be honest I'd prob just laugh at all you guys for not knowing japanese , and go about reading it..
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Too Good. To Miss   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kito00
November 8th, 2010, 1:21am
I dont know why is there no one scanlate this wonderful work...the anime is great so I hope for more series to come but I guess there is no luck. So if this manga version will be release consistently that will be superb..
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cledec-
February 2nd, 2008, 11:00am
Yep, someone should definitely take this series under their wings... it's just superb, would be shame if no one will scanlate this.
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such a wonderful series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by berial666
May 13th, 2007, 7:51am
i wonder why noone still thought about scanlating this one: i just love this sport series
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