The Kadokawa x TROYCA joint press release, which was live-streamed on Kadokawa’s official YouTube channel, revealed the details of the previously announced original anime, including its title, character settings, and voice cast on January 20, 2023.
The anime is called “OVERTAKE!” and will be centered on the F1 race. To honor the announcement, a new trailer and key visual were also released.
Watch the trailer of OVERTAKE! here:
These are the cast of the main characters of OVERTAKE! as released during the press release:
- Anan Furuya as Haruka Asashina an F4 Racer
- Katsuki Konishi as Koya Madoka a Photographer
The official website describes the anime:
“F4,” aka Formula 4, is the entry-level category of formula car racing, with “F1” as its pinnacle. It has produced excellent young drivers for the advanced categories. One man has entered this circuit. His name is Koya Madoka. He is a photographer by profession. He is currently in a slump for one reason or another. At Fuji Speedway, where he is visiting for an interview, Koya witnesses the driving of Haruka Asahina, a high school student “F4” racer. His honest earnestness and dedication revive in him a feeling of excitement that he has not felt for a long time. This is when he decides to support Haruka and make his dream come true with his small team “Komaki Motors”. Before long, the lives of Haruka and Koya, who are completely different in character and age, begin to intersect with each other.
The staff of the anime includes Ayumi Sekine for series composition, Masako Matsumoto for Character Design, Katsuhiko Takayama for Series supervisor, and the announcement also revealed that Ei Aoki is set to direct the anime.
This is definitely a new take on sports anime! We’ve seen multiple anime before about racing and tournaments, but never one that involves cars. Will you add OVERTAKE! To your watch list? Let us know!