Things are looking good for Tak after being recruited to a new racing team and trouncing the only guy to ever "beat" him on the road. There isn't much time to sit on his laurels though, because there's a new racer on the scene. His name is Kai Kogashiwa. He drives a sweet Toyota MR2 and he's gunning for Tak.
Turns out, not only was Kai trained to race by his father like Tak, but his dad is also Bunta's old archrival. Kai's dad lost to Bunta years ago, and now it's up to Kai to bring honor back to the family name.
Before this momentous race, Bunta, for the first time, gives his son some racing advice as he cautions Tak about the dried leaves on the asphalt this time of year. Taking his dad's words with him, Tak and Kai launch into a fierce road battle between second generation rivals.
Story and art by Shuichi Shigeno.