Capeta. Taira Capeta spent his entire young life being a good and good son to his hard-working but impoverished widower father. Only once did his father see him show any personal wants or needs — when he saw a model car in a toy shop. Despite his lack of cash, his father had a naive plan to give Capeta the ultimate gift: his dreams had been fulfilled. From a modest start, Capeta, with the help of his father and his good friends Nobu and Monami, embarks on an amateur career as a go-kart racer, aiming for the final prize — graduation in the professional ranks of formula racing. But is his poverty going to make his dreams fail?