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    Import Tuner Challenge FAQ
    Table of Contents
    1. About The FAQ
    2. About the game
    3. Version History
    4. Car List
    5. Rivals
    6. Wanders
    7. Achievements
    8. Copyright
    1.  About
    This FAQ is about Import Tuner Challenge, whether they are part of a racing
    team or wanderers, this FAQ will list all of the information that you'll need
    to take them on.  This is my first FAQ, so this is a work in progress, now, on
     to the guide.  This Guide does contain Spoilers, so read at your own risk.
    2. The Game
    The game is a sequel of sorts to the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series of racers from
    the Dreamcast and Playstation 2 days.  You start of with a small amount of cash
    to purchase a car and then drive the highways of Tokyo battling other racers
    for cash to improve your ride's performance.  There is also a very deep
    customizing of parts as well, very similar to Forza Motorsport's depth.
    3. Version History
    Version 1.0: 8/23/07:  The First Version of this Guide.
    Version 1.1: 4/7/08:  Added Achievements and minor tweaks to the guide.
    Version 1.2: 4/9/08:  Minor tweaks again.  Started compiling the list of Rivals
    and wanderers.
    Version 1.3 6/13/13:  Wanderers and Rivals completed. Formatting adjustments.
    Final version.
    4. The Car List
    The meat and potatoes of any racing game, are the cars.  These are all the cars
    in the game.  The list is broken down as follows:
    Name:  Name of the car and manufacturers designation
    Drive Type: Where the Engine and Drive Wheels are, FR is Front Engine,
    Rear Wheel Drive, 4WD is Front Engine, 4 wheel drive.
    Engine Type: What type of engine, L is Inline, RE is Rotary, V is V block.
    Aspiration: Whether the car has a Turbo or is Naturally Aspirated(NA).
    Displacement: The Engine's displacement.
    Max Power:  The Peak Power of the engine.
    Max Torque:  The Peak Torque of the engine.
    Mass:  How much the car weighs.
    Length: The length of the car.
    Width:  The width of the car.
    Height:  The height of the car.
    Cost:   How much in-game credits the car is.
    Normal Cars:
    Mazda RX-7 Type RS / RD3S
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type:  RE
    Aspiration:  Turbo
    Displacement: 1308cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 6500rpm
    Max Torque: 231.5lb-ft / 5000rpm
    Mass: 2821 lbs
    Length: 168 in
    Width:  69 in
    Height: 48 in
    Cost:  4,680,000 Credits
    Mazda RX-8 Type S  / SE3P
    Drive Type:  FR
    Engine Type:  RE
    Aspiration:  NA
    Displacement:  1308cc
    Max Power:  250 PS / 8500rpm
    Max Torque:  159.1lb-ft / 5500rpm
    Mass:  2888 lb
    Length: 174 in
    Width: 68 in
    Height: 52 in
    Cost:  1,500,000 Credits
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR / CT9A
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: L4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement:  1997cc
    Max Power:  280 PS / 6500rpm
    Max Torque:  295.1lb-ft / 3000rpm
    Mass:  3108 lb
    Length:  176 in
    Width:  69 in
    Height:  57 in
    Cost:  4,800,000 Credits
    Nissan 180SX Type- X / RPS13
    Drive Type:  FR
    Engine Type:  L4
    Aspiration:  Turbo
    Displacement:  1998
    Max Power:  205 PS / 6000rpm
    Max Torque:  202.5lb-ft / 4000rpm
    Mass:  2689 lb
    Length:  177 in
    Width:  66 in
    Height:  50 in
    Cost:  1,360,000 Credits
    Nissan Cima 450VIP  / GNF50
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: V8
    Aspiration:  NA
    Displacement:  4494cc
    Max Power:  280 PS / 6000rpm
    Max Torque:  332.7lb-ft / 3600rpm
    Mass:  4012 lb
    Length:  196 in
    Width:  72 in
    Height:  59 in
    Cost:  2,450,000 Credits
    Nissan Fairlady Z  Version ST / Z33
    Drive Type:  FR
    Engine Type:  V6
    Aspiration:  NA
    Displacement:  3498cc
    Max Power:  294 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque:  258.2lb-ft / 4800rpm
    Mass:  3284 lb
    Length:  169 in
    Width:  71 in
    Height:  51 in
    Cost:  1,980,000 Credits
    Nissan Fairlady Z Version R Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-Bar Roof / GCZ32
    Drive Type:  FR
    Engine Type:  V6
    Aspiration:  Turbo
    Displacement:  2960cc
    Max Power:  280 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque:  286.4lb-ft / 3600rpm
    Mass:  3439 lb
    Length:  177 in
    Width:  70 in
    Height:  49 in
    Cost:  3,560,000 Credits
    Nissan Silvia Spec-R  /  S15
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type:  L4
    Aspiration:  Turbo
    Displacement:  1998cc
    Max Power:  250 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque:  202.5lb-ft / 4800rpm
    Mass:  2733 lb
    Length:  174 in
    Width:  66 in
    Height:  50 in
    Cost:  1,580,000 Credits
    Nissan Skyline Coupe 350GT Premium  / CPV35
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: V6
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement:  3498cc
    Max Power:  280 PS / 6200rpm
    Max Torque:  267,6lb-ft / 4800rpm
    Mass:  3395 lb
    Length:  182 in
    Width:  71 in
    Height:  54 in
    Cost: 2,000,000 Credits
    Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec / BNR34
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement:  2568cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 6800rpm
    Max Torque: 289.3lb-ft / 4400rpm
    Mass: 3439 lb
    Length: 181 in
    Width: 70 in
    Height: 53 in
    Cost: 5,120,000 Credits
    Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec  / BNR32
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2568cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 6800rpm
    Max Torque:  260.4lb-ft / 4400rpm
    Mass: 3306 lb
    Length: 178 in
    Width: 69 in
    Height: 53 in
    Cost: 4,240,000 Credits
    Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C  / GDB
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: F4
    Aspiration:  Turbo
    Displacement:  1994cc
    Max Power:  280 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque:  311.0lb-ft / 4400rpm
    Mass:  3064 lb
    Length: 175 in
    Width: 68 in
    Height: 56 in
    Cost: 4,800,000 Credits
    Subaru Impreza WRX Type R STI Version / GC8
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: F4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1994cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 6500rpm
    Max Torque:  260.4lb-ft / 4000rpm
    Mass: 2777 lb
    Length: 171 in
    Width: 66 in
    Height: 55 in
    Cost:  4,150,000 Credits
    Toyota Aristo V300 / JZS161
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2997cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 5600rpm
    Max Torque: 332.7lb-ft / 3600rpm
    Mass: 3703 lb
    Length: 189 in
    Width: 70 in
    Height: 56 in
    Cost: 2,250,000 Credits
    Toyota Celsior C-Spec F Package / UCF31
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: V8
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 4292cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 5600rpm
    Max Torque: 316.8lb-ft / 3400rpm
    Mass: 4122 lb
    Length: 197 in
    Width: 72 in
    Height: 57 in
    Cost: 4,020,000 Credits
    Toyota Crown Athlete G Package / GRS184
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: V8
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 3456cc
    Max Power: 315 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque: 277.7lb-ft / 4800rpm
    Mass: 3615 lb
    Length: 190 in
    Width: 70 in
    Height: 57 in
    Cost: 2,000,000 Credits
    Toyota Supra RZ / JZA80
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2997cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 5600rpm
    Max Torque: 332.7lb-ft / 3600rpm
    Mass: 3328 lb
    Length: 177 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 50 in
    Cost: 5,050,000 Credits
    Toyota Supra 2.5GT Twin Turbo R / JZA70
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2491cc
    Max Power: 280 PS / 6200rpm
    Max Torque: 267.6lb-ft / 4800rpm
    Mass: 3373 lb
    Length: 181 in
    Width: 68 in
    Height: 51 in
    Cost: 1,940,000 Credits
    Custom Cars
    Skull Bullet / Concept-X
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: L4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2197cc
    Max Power: 462 PS / 6500rpm
    Max Torque: 448.4lb-ft / 3000rpm
    Mass: 2597 lb
    Length: 178 in
    Width: 72 in
    Height: 57 in
    Cost: 14,000,000 Credits
    Snake Eyes / A80CuSE
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2697cc
    Max Power: 567 PS / 5600rpm
    Max Torque: 674.3lb-ft / 3600rpm
    Mass: 2996 lb
    Length: 177 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 50 in
    Cost: 14,000,000 Credits
    Emperor / GDBCuEM
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: F4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement:  2193cc
    Max Power: 812 PS / 8400rpm
    Max Torque: 536.6lb-ft / 7600rpm
    Mass: 4596 lb
    Length: 175 in
    Width: 68 in
    Height: 56 in
    Cost: 17,500,000 Credits
    Crimson Devil / GDBCuCD
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: F4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1994cc
    Max Power: 576 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque: 636.8lb-ft / 4400rpm
    Mass: 2757 lb
    Length: 175 in
    Width: 68 in
    Height: 56 in
    Cost: 16,800,000 Credits
    White Charisma / FD3SCuWC
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: RE
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1308cc
    Max Power: 612 PS / 8400rpm
    Max Torque: 377.6lb-ft / 8400rpm
    Mass: 2568 lb
    Length: 176 in
    Width: 86 in
    Height: 48 in
    Cost: 14,8000,000 Credits
    Melancholy Angel / SE3PCuMA
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: RE
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 4830cc
    Max Power: 603 PS / 8400rpm
    Max Torque: 385.5lb-ft / 5600rpm
    Mass: 2598 lb
    Length: 172 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 52 in
    Cost: 11,500,000 Credits
    The Rook / A80CuRO
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 3057cc
    Max Power: 532 PS / 5600rpm
    Max Torque: 632.6lb-ft / 3600rpm
    Mass: 3029 lb
    Length: 174 in
    Width: 69 in
    Height: 50 in
    Cost: 15,800,000 Credits
    The Bishop / A80CuBI
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2997cc
    Max Power: 549 PS / 7200rpm
    Max Torque: 410.6lb-ft / 6400rpm
    Mass: 3062 lb
    Length: 177 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 50 in
    Cost: 15,800,000 Credits
    The Knight / A80CuKN
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2997cc
    Max Power: 580 PS / 7200rpm
    Max Torque: 433.5lb-ft / 6400rpm
    Mass: 3095 lb
    Length: 177 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 50 in
    Cost: 15,800,000 Credits
    Blood Hound / J161CuBH
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L6
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 2997cc
    Max Power: 436 PS / 7600rpm
    Max Torque: 303.8lb-ft / 6800rpm
    Mass: 3333 lb
    Length: 189 in
    Width: 70 in
    Height: 50 in
    Cost: 5,700,000 Credits
    Midnight Cinderella / SE3PCuMC
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: RE
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1308cc
    Max Power: 398 PS / 8400rpm
    Max Torque: 254.6lb-ft / 5600rpm
    Mass: 2627 lb
    Length: 175 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 52 in
    Cost: 6,500,000 Credits
    Silvery Nobleman / FD3SCuSN
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: RE
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1308cc
    Max Power: 404 PS / 7600rpm
    Max Torque: 280.9lb-ft / 7200rpm
    Mass: 2539 lb
    Length: 170 in
    Width: 73 in
    Height: 48 in
    Cost: 6,800,000 Credits
    Rolling Guy No.1 / 86TCuGU
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1587cc
    Max Power: 261 PS / 6600rpm
    Max Torque: 217.0lb-ft / 5200rpm
    Mass: 2010 lb
    Length: 165 in
    Width: 63 in
    Height: 52 in
    Cost: 1,000,000 Credits
    Rolling Gal No.1 / 86LCuGA
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1587cc
    Max Power: 358 PS / 6600rpm
    Max Torque: 303.8lb-ft / 5200rpm
    Mass: 1946 lb
    Length: 165 in
    Width: 63 in
    Height: 52in
    Cost: 2,000,000 Credits
    White Fairy / ECCuWF
    Drive Type: FF
    Engine Type: V6
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 3808cc
    Max Power: 329 PS / 5750rpm
    Max Torque: 325.5lb-ft / 4500rpm
    Mass: 3157 lb
    Length: 179 in
    Width: 72 in
    Height: 53 in
    Cost: 9,000,000 Credits
    Naniwa's Warship / CT9ACuWS
    Drive Type: 4WD
    Engine Type: L4
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1997cc
    Max Power: 469 PS / 6500rpm
    Max Torque: 520.8lb-ft / 300rpm
    Mass: 2797 lb
    Length: 177 in
    Width: 74 in
    Height: 57 in
    Cost: 9,200,000 Credits
    Death Driver / SE3PCuDD
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: RE
    Aspiration: Turbo
    Displacement: 1308cc
    Max Power: 446 PS / 8500rpm
    Max Torque: 282.1lb-ft / 5500rpm
    Mass: 2685 lb
    Length: 177 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 52 in
    Cost: 8,200,000 Credits
    Matterhorn / Z33CuMH
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: V6
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 3498cc
    Max Power: 370 PS / 6400rpm
    Max Torque: 325.5lb-ft / 4800rpm
    Mass: 2956 lb
    Length: 169 in
    Width: 71 in
    Height: 51 in
    Cost: 11,000,000 Credits
    Rolling Master / 86LCuRM
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: L4
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 2853cc
    Max Power: 299 PS / 6600rpm
    Max Torque: 253.2lb-ft / 5200rpm
    Mass: 1882 lb
    Length: 165 in
    Width: 63 in
    Height: 52 in
    Cost: 2,000,000 Credits
    Stalking Hammer / UCF31CuSH
    Drive Type: FR
    Engine Type: V8
    Aspiration: NA
    Displacement: 4292cc
    Max Power: 437 PS / 5600rpm
    Max Torque: 491.8lb-ft / 3400rpm
    Mass: 3710 lb
    Length: 197 in
    Width: 72 in
    Height: 57 in
    Cost: 8,800,000 Credits
    5. Rival List
    The list is in order of Night, Midnight, Daybreak, then followed by team name
    then which part of the highway they run on.
    Note:  This list is a work in progress and will be updated as time permits.
    Rolling Guy:  A team comprised of AE86 drivers that originally raced the
    mountain roads.  They are an old and well known team in the C1.  The current
    leader took over when the first leader, his older brother, left the team.
    They fiercely compete with the love for their car and perfectly honed skills.
    They are a sharp contrast the power centered tuning that is more popular in the
    Rolling Guy Number 1
    Name: Akira Kobayakawa
    Job: Convenience Store Manager
    Car:  Rolling Guy No.1
    Profile:  He bought an AE86 in honor of his big brother and then inherited the
    team leadership from him.  His knoledge of tuning has earned him the trust of
    the of the other members.  His machine's tuning isvirtually perfect. Designed
    as it is for city driving, it can defeat more powerful rivals. His bold lane
    lane changin combined with the vehicle's fine handling can make fools of his
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Guy Number 2
    Name: Haruhiko Miyake
    Job: Courier Business
    Car: Corolla Levin
         AE86L 3door GT Apex
    Profile:  Recruited by the former leader of the Rolling Dudes, he got a job
    wit a freight company just so he could be behind the wheel even at work.  His
    macho personality makes him popular with guy fans, but most ladies seem to find
    this a turn off.  He drives a light weight vehicle with strong susspension and
    is even better at cornering than the leader himself.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Guy Number 3
    Name: Hiroshi Takayanagi
    Job: Researcher
    Car: Corolla Levin
         AE86L 3door GT Apex
    Profile:  After studying cutting-edge physics in graduate school, he focused on
    driving theory to impress girls.  He first got behind the wheel to apply what
    he had studied.  He lacked driving skill in the beginning, but has learned a
    great deal from others.  Unfortunately, he puts a little too much faith in his
    own unproven theories, keeping him frim being as good as he could be.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Guy Number 4
    Name: Takashi Yoshimura
    Job: Actor
    Car: Corolla Levin
         AE86L 3door GT Apex
    Profile:  He joined at the same time as Rolling Guy No.3, but wasn't as
    popular. A recent graduate of acting school, his driving has changed to due his
    exposure. Rolling Dude No. 4 spends his acting salary to tune his vehicle, but
    he focuses on appearance over performance, so it is not all the good.
    Nevertheless, he wins a good deal of races due to his good luck.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Guy Number 5
    Name: Mamoru Mitsuike
    Job: Illustrator
    Car: Corolla Levin
         AE86L 3door GT Apex
    Profile:  Rolling Dude No. 5 is a portrait artist who makes his living drawing
    people on the streets or at department stores. He was recruited by the team
    leader who also shares a love for the AE86.  Despite constant pressure from his
    wife to drop racing and focus on his art, he continues to pursue his dream. The
    only change to his car is the exhaust manifold given to him by the leader.
    Rumor: -
    Changing Stage: A team comprised of editors and writers of the car magazine
    "Changing Stage".  Their vehicles tend to be tuned for general use because the
    members race outside the shutoko as well.  The team members have flashy driving
    style and fancy exterior to appear photogenic for their magazine.
    Fantastic Phoenix
    Name: Yukihide Asakawa
    Job: Editor
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:  Yukihide has been into cars since his school days.  He's only driven
    a Sylvia for the past 10 years and knows everything there is to know about the
    machine.  He has a wide range of driving abilities and is not limited to the
    Metro.  The Illusory Phoenix is known for waiting to catch up in the second
    half, but Yukihide's temper can kill his chances if he loses it.
    Rumor: -
    Rising Bear
    Name: Naoya Tamura
    Job: Writer
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:  A writer with a wide range of interests including food and movies as
    well as cars.  He got his car from his senior classmate and spent months fixing
    it.  By reinforcing it with various used parts, he has created a machine that
    exceeds the original.  This car has a reputation for its tight handling around
    corners.  Don't count this one out, no matter how far ahead its competition may
    Rumor: -
    Flash Blood
    Name: Akira Okuyama
    Job: Photographer
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:  A car fan since his school days, Akira watched other mechanics and
    was able to learn to turn a cheap car into a racing machine.  Akira wil not be
    satisfied until he has fully studied the Metro and knows everything about
    himself and the competition.  He hasn't quite developed his own style yet, but
    his competitiveness is second to none.
    Rumor: -
    Pink Lily
    Name: Kazunari Yuri
    Job: Printing Company Worker
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:  After a tragic loss to Snake Eyes, Kazunari's team broke up.  But he
    kept driving.  He now lives together with his young wife and their 3 year old
    daughter.  Formerly known for his aggressive driving, he now races with a more
    defensive strategy.  He blocks the enemy until they get frustrated and give up.
    It seems like the birth of his daughter has softened him up a bit.
    Rumor: -
    Sweet Monster
    Name: Suguru Momoi
    Job: Editior
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:  Though new among the editorial staff, his chief editor, Fantastic
    Phoenix pulls no punches with him.  Suguru's goal is to become a chief editor
    and his dedication matches his sensible driving style.  But he rarely takes
    risks that could earn him a better record.  He plans to do more in the future,
    but for now he has swapped his car's muffler and put in better brake pads.
    Rumor: -
    Digitial Killer
    Name: Hiromichi Tono
    Job: Deputy Editor
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:  Niromichi is a skilled driver, but he is totally hopeless when it
    comes to computers.  He has a PC, but it too proud to ask others for help, so
    it simply sits on his desk gathering dust.  He has his own style of tuning his
    machine, and consequently runs into constant trouble with it.  He used to be
    much faster but now even the newer members are passing him by and turning on
    the pressure.
    Rumor: -
    Perfect Beginner
    Name: Seiichiro Okui
    Job: Writer
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Seiichiro started to write articles at Rising Bear's suggestion.  He
    knows a lot about cars and is as fast with words as well. However, his shyness
    makes him chicken out at corners, giving his rivals an edge.  He had a well
    tuned vehicle outfitted with high quality parts, but wound up passing it on to
    a friend. Now he is left with a car that has less than impressive performance.
    Rumor: -
    Speed Planet:  An University Automotive Club.  The members are students in a
    near by private university.  They have defeated rival from other colleges but
    due to their young age still lack experience and stability in their
    performance.  They fund their tuning with their part time jobs so their
    vehicles are highly tuned.
    Jet Shaver
    Name: Masao Kamiya
    Job: Student
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile:  Masao is the highly opinionated president of his school's auto club.
    There used to be over 30 members, but his forcefulness wound up driving away
    most of them. Now, there are only 7.  Masao tends to try whatever comes to
    mind, so he often goes in the wrong direction.  Nevertheless, his incredible
    cornering ability has made him a legend amon university auto clubs across the
    Rumor: -
    Ferocious Asteroth
    Name: Ryuichi Maezono
    Job: Student
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile:  After joining his university auto club, Ryuichi's dreams were quickly
    dashed by the selfish club president and timid vice-president. But he still
    couldn't bring himself to quit because of his love for cars.  The car he drives
    is a hand-me-down the he has grudgingly re-tuned it into a decent machine.
    People think he's a bit rough because of his tendency to get into fights.
    Rumor: -
    Drifting Striker
    Name: Takeshi Sonekawa
    Job: Student
    Car:  180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: His first love was soccer club, but he was recruited by the auto club
    and soon became vice-president responsible for the management and other desk
    work.  This left little time for him to drive or work on his car.  Still, his
    reflexes make him a good driver and he excels at following and waiting for the
    chance to strike.  His cornering can be scary due to his car's weak suspension.
    Rumor: -
    Shikki The Whiz Kid
    Name: Yuko Shikishima
    Job: Student
    Car:  180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile:  Yuko was born and raised in Nagoya, but moved to Tokyo for college.
    Even though it took 3 years to get anywhere, she never lost sight of her goal
    to be successful on the Metro.  She believes that Jet Shaver needs to stop
    clinging to the leader position and retire for the sake of the team.  She is
    obviously strong minded and this is evident in her driving.  Maneuverability is
    her forte.
    Rumor: -
    Tragic Red Point
    Name: Kanji Yoshimura
    Job: Student
    Car:  180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile:  Kanji has earned the nickname The F King from his inability to get
    more than a 50% rank in any class.  He is desperate since his parents have
    threatened to kick him out if he doesn't graduate in 4 years.  His machine has
    excellent cornering performance but he lacks the technique to take advantage
    of it.  Instead, he tends to cut corners disastrously close.
    Rumor: -
    Slow Starter
    Name: Tomoyoshi Okazaki
    Job: Student
    Car:  180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile:  Tomoyoshi didn't join the auto club until he was a junior.  He hardly
    liked cars, but did it to gain the attention of a girl he liked.  He worked
    hard and practiced so that the other members were impressed.  He even learned
    how to tune his machine and is now a qualified mechanic.  But he's the only one
    who doesn't that the girl he's after already has a boyfriend.
    Rumor: -
    Eternal Student
    Name: Ryohei Motoike
    Job: Bank Clerk
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile:  Ryohei enrolld in the university at the same time as Jet Shaver, but
    has already graduated.  He still comes to the club almost every day and has
    good financial resources because of his job.  He outfits his car in the latest
    parts, but doesn't have the skill to really make use of them.  His pride also
    causes friction with the current members.  Rumors say he has a crush on Genius
    Rumor: -
    Wild Clapper
    Name: Hajime Shiroi
    Job: Student
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile:  This extremely motivated sophomore used to compete for the first slot
    on the team but has fecently fallen into a slump.  He got interested in cars by
    driving radio controlled ones as a kid.  His machine is well tuned and his
    technique isn't bad, but he just doesn't seem able to win.  How can do so well
    in the time trials, but so poorly in actual races is a mystery.
    Rumor: -
    M.O.E.:  A team made of three racing video game fans out to make a name for
    themselves. Decided to form their team while discussing cars in a maid café.
    They train mainly through simulations, which results in trouble gaps between
    virtual metro courses and real ones.  Their team name was taken from its
    members initials.
    Gothic Path
    Name: Kiichi Misawa
    Job: System Engineer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-SPEC II
    Profile: Kiichi startd out as a game geek so obsessed with games that he would
    forget to eat and sleep.  Trained as a system engineer, he heard that a sexy
    car can make you popular with women, so he rushed into buying a BNR34.  He
    organized a team and met Heretic Canopus at a match.  He's head over heels for
    her, but she yet to acknowledge him.
    Rumor: -
    Black Zero Fighter
    Name: Rei Ohtaki
    Job: Game Tester
    Car: RX-7 FD3S TYPE RS
    Profile: Great at shooting and action games, he has even earned the nickname
    The Shooting King of Akihabara.  He drives the Metro in his special FD with his
    game-honed vision and reflexes.  He bought the FD for no reason other than
    because it's cool.  But he uses its maneuverability to weave through traffic.
    Now, if only he could somehow stop being late...
    Rumor: -
    Professor Logic
    Name: Motomichi Emori
    Job: Care Manager
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: An intellectual who likes solving puzzles, he has participated in the
    M.O.E that his classmates started.  In gathering info for the team, he has
    learned quite a lot that his rivals want to know. One tidbit of info he's
    learned is that Heretic Canopus, who Gothic Path has a crush on, is really a
    man.  To tel or not to tell...
    Rumor: -
    R. Gangs:  A team of AE86 drivers much like Rolling Guy, although the two teams
    do not seem to interact.  They use their size to an advantage and do well in
    the corners but have difficulty keeping up in the straight aways.
    They are an old team that knows the Shutoko very well.  The team tunes their
    cars very well and never has problems with them.
    Chilling Drift Dancer
    Name: Toshiki Kawakami
    Job:  Freelancer
    Car: Corolla Levin AE86L 3door GT APEX
    Profile: Chilling Drift Dancer founded the R. Gangs afte rbeing inspired by the
    Rolling Guys at C1.  He has longed for an 86 since childhood and worked at a
    part time job to afford a good used car.  After a lot of tuning, he finally
    wound up with a well balanced machine.  He'll take on any challenge even if his
    opponent has a high powered machine.
    Rumor: -
    Hell's Bartender
    Name: Tadashi Kuroi
    Job:  Discount liquor store clerk
    Car: Sprinter Trueno AE86T 3door GT APEX
    Profile: Hell's Bartender used to be a famous bartender, but he ended up
    to a day job to have more time for racing.  He's trying to improve his car's
    stability by adding struct bars and stabilizers in the front and back.  He also
    added high performance brakes.
    Rumor: -
    Professor Speed
    Name:  Noritaka Motogami
    Job: Software engineer
    Car: Corolla Levin AE86L 3door GT APEX
    Profile: Professor Speed is an indispensable member of the team.  He's
    for all the settings and uses computer simulations to create the perfect car
    for a
    driver using gathered data and complex theories.  He has a quiet personality and
    doesn't give much advice, but he can get heated in discussions about cars.
    Rumor: -
    Wind Impala
    Name: Go Harada
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: Corolla Levin AE86L 3door GT APEX
    Profile: Wind Impala is a fierce racer who loves speed.  he takes corners
    unreasonably fast and turns out just in the nick of time.  He has run into his
    share of walls, but somehow has managed to avoid getting seriously hurt.  Even
    so, he has reinforced the car's body just in case.  Now he is working on
    torque to lower the 3rd gear and raise the 4th gear.
    Rumor: -
    Rain Drop
    Name: Sho Utagawa
    Job: Moving company worker
    Car: Sprinter Trueno AE86T 3door GT APEX
    Profile: A hard-core Kansai native who hates the fake Kansai accent used by
    people, Rain Drop joined the racing world because of his brother. He moved to
    to chase after success independently from his brother.  Obsessed with braking,
    claims that one's ability can only be measured by the black marks engraved in
    Rumor: -
    Racing Storm:  A team that has grown large through repeated mergers and
    takeovers.  Thanks to this their member relations are weak.  Divided into two
    groups, one of which follows Red Sunfire and is into serious racing, the other
    follows Tactical Oasis for fan driving.  These groups are constant at end with
    each other.  Although their cars and skill are all over the place, their
    passion for races is strong.
    Red Sunfire
    Name: Takeaki Raika
    Job: Fire fighter
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-Bar Roof
    Profile: Red Sunfire became a fire fighter but could never up his passion for
    cars. He bought a Z32 despite his wife's protest and, with the help of an
    associate, turned it into a monster machine capable of reaching 200mph. His
    speed on the straight stratch between Tatsumi and Ariake is incredible, and
    like his job demands, he can stay cool and make snap decisions under pressure.
    Rumor: -
    Tactical Oasis
    Name: Tohru Mochizuki
    Job: Water department worker
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: A former pro racer, he left the racing world after fighting with his
    coach. Began working at the Water Bureau thanks to a friend bu began racing
    on The Metro after being unable to contain his urge to drive.  Was purely a
    performance racer, he now focuses on fun. Keeps his power at a fair level and
    enjoys back-and-forth with opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Hell's Salesman
    Name: Noriyuki Miyakabe
    Job: Car dealer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Hell's Salesman pushes his luck more than any other racer on the Metro.
    His name comes from his profession as a car dealer. However, he sells decent
    and provides good service, so his reputation is actually not that bad. He thinks
    that the maintenance he does on vehicles is his best sales pitch. His own car is
    tuned well enough to make it easy for anyone to drive.
    Rumor: -
    Burning Candy
    Name: Emi Ichisawa
    Job: Works at a candy company
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Burning Candy works at a chocolate factory, but she's a far cry from
    sweet. If she has beef with another racer, she'll insult them over the PA or do
    whatever is necessary to humiliate them. her main focus is on acceleration and
    her machine is tuned to the point where one small mistake could result in death.
    Rumor: -
    Decadent Sultan
    Name: Mamoru Mutsu
    Job: Pachinko parlor worker
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: This detached, irresponsible father is always scowling at Red Sunfire.
    However, his driving technique is very good. The tuning, on the other hand, is
    sloppy and it's a miracle that he can get any speed out of it. He is far better
    at racing than he is at picking up women, and the most he can out of them is an
    angry stare.
    Rumor: -
    Split Motion
    Name: Kanade Kanai
    Job: College student
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Split Motion lives life to race. He respects Red Sunfire from the
    of his heart and is always teased by Tactical Oasis because of his passion. He
    doesn't spend much time at school and works a part time job for tuning money.
    Although he is handsome, he is dedicated to racing and doesn't pay attention to
    Rumor: -
    Mood Swinger
    Name: Tsutomu Ebikawa
    Job: Food researcher
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Mood Swinger vacillates between serious driving aand driving for fun.
    indecisiveness has led both circles to give him the cold shoulder. He doesn't
    to just sit and wait to see how things turn out, but is torn between both sides.
    Rather than try to improve on his technique, he depends on his car's
    so he spends a great deal of money on parts.
    Rumor: -
    Claim Breaker
    Name: Michiko Negoro
    Job: Department store worker
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: In charge of customer relations, he is smooth-talking and pursuasive.
    skills are highly valued by the team and he is good at taking care of tense
    with others.  Upon joining, Red Sunfire approached him about a small fire at a
    he was once assigned to. He is serious about racing and never cuts corners, but
    sometimes he overexerts himself.
    Rumor: -
    Bargain Dot Com
    Name: Fujio Kumai
    Job: Department store worker
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: Bargain Dor Com was transferred to the Nihonbashi branch of his
    store and joined the racing team after meeting Claim Breaker. He isn't used to
    the Metro yet and is having a tough time getting adjusted. He has recently
    changed his car and the tuning is only temporary. He is eager to get better and
    faster, but what he could really use is some patience.
    Rumor: -
    Cupid Arrows:  A team composed solely of women.  They are both skilled and
    serious about driving, which is why other teams acknowledge their superiority.
    While they didn't have many mechanically inclined members starting out, they
    now possess knowledge far above that of average street racers.  They started
    out by not wanting to lose to men, but have now softened and race for fun.
    Dazzling White Fairy
    Name: Yoko Koizumi
    Job: Artist
    Car: White Fairy ECCuWF
    Profile: 3rd generation leader. She favors anime-style dress and hanging around
    parking lots at night. She has 2 kids and a passion for interior decorating.
    Others criticize her saying that her car would be faster if she used her money
    for tuning, but she insists it's strength is in low to mid speed ranges and it
    isn't a disadvantage.
    Rumor: -
    Moonlight Child
    Name: Kimiko Fujisaki
    Job: Homemaker
    Car: Eclipse GT
    Profile: A female driver who is legendary for never losing when the moon is out,
    Moonlight Child has an innocent personality and a young appearance. She seems to
    enjoy pushing to the edge of spinning and her car has an overly-tuned
    If she's clearly better than her opponent, she may slow down to match the foe
    sake of thrills.
    Rumor: -
    Silver Impact
    Name: Aki Higashi
    Job: Accountant
    Car: Eclipse GT
    Profile: Silver Impact treats the new leader, Dazzling White Fairy like a
    She's very attractive, but hasn't had any luck with relationships. She just sold
    the old car she loved just because everyone else was getting something new. Her
    driving style is never rough and doesn't block her opponent because of her soft
    personality. She has good drifting and grip skills.
    Rumor: -
    Heartbreaker 246
    Name: Takako Muto
    Job: Parts maker worker
    Car: Eclipse GT
    Profile: A female racer who gets more and more aggressive with each heartbreak,
    Heartbreaker 246 has just seen the end of a 3 year relationship. The demands on
    her machine by her brutal driving have created a vicious cycle of high
    costs for her.  She drives extremely close to her competitors at the last minute
    and really turns on the pressure.
    Rumor: -
    SS Limited: 4 door sedan team that has close with the Max Racing.  The team
    shows an ability to pull the full potential of their car and race side by side
    with sports cars.  The team has a long history and performs very stably.
    The team members are growing older and need to members but they are having
    difficulty recruiting new members.
    Evening Star
    Name: Miyako Takahashi
    Job: Shift worker
    Car: Crown GRS184 Athlete G Package
    Profile: After quickly becoming a first class sedan driver, she honed her
    skill behind the wheel of an 86 and seems to have carried it over perfectly to a
    machine with almost double the weight. The tires, torque, and suspension have
    been improved to make her car as sharp as possible. Seeing the large body with
    the rear sliding lightly out is a sight to behold.
    Rumor: -
    Heaven's 4 door
    Name: Junichi Kimura
    Job: Public bath manager
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: Junichi is extremely stubborn and insists on driving a 4-door. His
    stubbornness has also earn him a core role on the team. There was a rumor that
    his charisma would make him the next leader, but he has traded in the role in
    favor of a leisurely life with his car. He is aggressive on the road and doesn't
    hesitate to pass other vehicles.
    Rumor: -
    Black Rain
    Name: Sanpei Sugiyama
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: His trademark is a craggy face so scary it makes children cry. His
    reputation as a driver is not very good thanks to his tendancy to move in front
    of drivers to block them from passing. He chose a sedan with a normally
    disadvantageous body weight because it is easier to block with. he increased the
    torque and reduced the weight to improce his chances by any means possible.
    Rumor: -
    Shutoko Red Flash
    Name: Takahiro Eguhchi
    Job: Nighttime construction worker
    Car: Crown GRS184 Athelete G Package
    Profile: Though he spends his spare income on tuning his car once a month, he
    can't take advanatge of the improved performance due to his unrefined technique.
    He's recently been hanging around the Maintenance Garage Akibara which is
    managed by the Mogul of the New Kanjo Line. He does put in constant effort, so
    he should become a good driver someday.
    Rumor: -
    Sports Car Killer
    Name: Akira Shimamoto
    Job: Parking lot manager
    Car: Celsior UCF31 C specification F package interior slection
    Profile: He was a good young man who liked cars, but one day he was injured
    during a race. Since he's wanted nothing but revenge whenever he sees an
    racer. When he sees a speeding sports car, he'll challenge them no matter who
    the driver is. This has led him to doing the same thing as the racer who caused
    his accident.
    Rumor: -
    The O.G. Star
    Name: Torakichi Yamada
    Job: Courier business
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: He was the leader of SS Limited but was taken from the Rolling Guys
    when he fell in love with the current leader, the Evening Star's talent. He
    knows more about the details of the Metro than anybody else and he tries to
    stop people from driving carelessly and harssing others, but he himself
    sometimes ends up harassing people when he gets too excited.
    Rumor: -
    Chemical Ito
    Name: Akira Ito
    Job: Science student
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: He's very quiet and doesn't have many friends. He uses his knowledge
    of science to explore the use all various agents such as oil additives, fuel
    substances, and liquid wipers. He managed smooth acceleration and deceleration
    by reducing the weight of his car, but this led to a lack of body rigidity and
    a machine with no feeling of stability in its handling.
    Rumor: -
    Excite Carmine
    Name: Hajime Tsurumi
    Job: Salaried worker
    Car: Crown GR184 Athlete G Package
    Profile: He originally liked sports cars, but had to switch to a 4-door sedan
    after he got married and had children. Because this car's built for a
    ride, it has soft suspension and lousy cornering. He hasn't been able to show
    ability on the C1 because his gear settings emphasize high speed. He drives
    patiently and has the ability to nail his opponent when he needs to.
    Rumor: -
    Tri Edge: A CT9A team in the same vain as Top Level.  Due to their lack of
    professional and Rally drivers they do not perform as well.  Their cars are
    tuned for maneuverability specifically for the Kanjosen.  They clash with The
    Pleiades over their preference in their cars.  There are rumors that the team
    was formed by admirers of Top Level.
    Roaming Patriarch
    Name: Mikio Shibuya
    Job: Lawyer
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Has a bad reputation thanks to his history of changing teams and never
    staying in one place for long. He was never accepted by any team, so he decided
    to form his own team Tri Edge. He has been a close rival of Sleeping Lion, the
    leader of The Pleiades, since they were students. He doesn't have any friends
    outside of racing and has 5 cats to fill the loneliness in his life.
    Rumor: -
    Roaming Flag-Bearer
    Name: Shun Tsusa
    Job: Accountant
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He has been racing on the Metro for a long time, but never had a real
    interest in contests of power or defeating Speed King. He wanted to enjoy races
    as pure sport, but suffered after being caught up in the high-stakes world of
    winning and losing. He joined a team beacause he was impressed by the words of
    Roaming Patriarch, who said The path is not seen, but is created by you through
    the race.
    Rumor: -
    Wandering General
    Name: Yusaku Tabuchi
    Job: Dentist
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He met Roaming Patriarch after becoming isolated from other racers due
    to his insistence on an overpowered strategy. He joined the team because he was
    impressed by the words of Roaming Patriarch, who said Logic is developed through
    practice. It's not something to be rigidly maintained. He develops his own logic
    through races but it's too sublime for most to see.
    Rumor: -
    Distant Call
    Name: Kiyoshi Ibuki
    Job: Tax accountant
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: You can't get rich talking to people about their taxes day in and day
    One day, he was driving the Metro while angry and ran into a car in a battle and
    he damaged his opponent's car. He joined the team as he was impressed by what
    Roaming Patriarch said, Anger is not something you use against others, but
    you keep inside and use for inspiration.
    Rumor: -
    Lonely Ghost
    Name: Akira Wakutsu
    Job: Patent attorney
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: So quiet that people have rarely paid attention to him. He went to see
    average team on the New Kanjo Line, but returned home because no one talked to
    Just when he was starting to doubt his self-worth, he met Lead of the Lost, who
    challenged him to a battle. He joined because of the words "Existance is not
    that is known. It's something that is experienced."
    Rumor: -
    Stardust Giant
    Name: Kazuyoshi Toda
    Job: Veterinarian
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Obessive compulsive, when he gets an idea, he has to try it out
    This has caused people think him unscrupulous. Also, he gets calls for
    during battles which made some think him anti-social. He took care of Roaming
    sick cat and joined the team after hearing: Try to understand eacho other, no
    how much time you spend together.
    Rumor: -
    The Pleiades:  A team of Imprezza Drivers.  Most of the members come from
    off-roading background.  They enjoy living on the wild side and dislike the
    smug and proper "Another Star".  They truly believe that the Imprezza is the
    fastest car on the shutoko.  The members train day and night in order to prove
    this to everyone else.
    Sleeping Lion
    Name: Eiji Suganuma
    Job: Curator
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: Due to his interest in cars, he works as a museum curator handling
    operations such as gathering info for the museum, preservation, and display.
    He's good
    at quick racing using the maneuverability and stability of AWD. He started a
    team for
    people who like the Impreza, but it was pointed that the Another Star team was
    already using a similar concept.
    Rumor: -
    Number Two
    Name: Masaji Tezuka
    Job: Hood specialist
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRC typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Since childhood, he has never been first in anything. He has been
    hard with the belief that his hard work would be rewarded, but, he lost by a
    in the battle with Sleeping Lion to see who would be leader. So, he's the Number
    2 position in The Pleiades. Lately he's become involved in support activities as
    one of the staff.
    Rumor: -
    Sangai Dasher
    Name: Tsuguo Yamagishi
    Job: Tree doctor
    Car: Impreza GDB WRS STI spec C
    Profile: He's always been a nature lover, and often protests against events that
    harm nature. One day he rented a car and went up to the mountains to investigate
    the effect of exhaust fumes on trees and realized going off-road was fun. He
    also found out that domestic ares designed to lower polution, so he changed his
    mind and became more involved in battles as a sport.
    Rumor: -
    Thunder Eagle
    Name: Daisuke Fujimura
    Job: Weather forecaster
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Predicting the weather is easy for him, since it's his occupation. His
    prediction abilities are also highly valued by the team. He once dreamed of
    participating in rallies, but had to give it up due to his poor vision. He's
    trying to get to the point where he could use his data and not depend on his
    eyes, but after a girl told she thinks men with glasses are hot, he's
    reconsidered it.
    Rumor: -
    Highway Pandemonium
    Name: Takuma Sasmoto
    Job: Tour conductor
    Car: Impreza GDB WRS STI spec C
    Profile: Normally he's taking care of inconsiderate tour passengers all day, so
    when he gets in a battle he drives really fast to work off the stress. However,
    this always bothers him when he gets home, because his rough driving affects not
    only his opponent, but also his team. He keeps thinking next time I'll drive
    good manners but as soon as he grabs the wheel his bad personality takes over.
    Rumor: -
    Another Star:  A team of Subaru drivers:  Many of the members have driven in
    rallies and have impeccable skills.  They view Top Level, who drive Mitsubishis,
    as their rivals.  They have suffered from insufficient number of members in
    the past managed to stay together to work on their skill and speed.  The
    Survival of the team owes greatly to the charismatic leader Blue Speed.
    Blue Speed
    Name: Maoto Kohata
    Job: Import auto sales
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: A very skilled driver who races in big rallies allover Japan. He wasn't
    really interested in racing at first, but learned the freedom of driving through
    his work. Stories of his races in Osaka where the stories about the racers
    made their way to the Metro. He goes all out on the straightaways but takes a
    careful line through the corners.
    Rumor: -
    Silver Speed
    Name: Yoko Uehara
    Job: Web designer
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Wanted to be like Blue Speed when he saw him racing, and is making a
    effort to catch up. She's very confident in her own beauty and treats other
    drivers as an enemy.  Overly beauty consicius to the point where she's happy
    when she loses as long as she looks better than her opponent. Her car's light
    and suspension settings make it an exquisite drift machine.
    Rumor: -
    Razor Miura
    Name: Koji Miura
    Job: Funeral home
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRC typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: He acts like he's a cool nihilist, but when the women racers talk they
    just looks weird. He participates at the local GYMKHANA competition in addition
    to the Metro. He puts his life into tuning the parts you can't see. His car has
    very sharp cornering, but he has to spend a lot of time and money to make up for
    the stress placed on the car as a result. He likes quick races.
    Rumor: -
    Red shout
    Name: Mitsue Takahashi
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: An artistic lady who dreams of being a singer. She runs a crisp race
    shouts out loud when she passes or is being passed. She goes by the saying, The
    true battle is with yourself, and is not interested in racing gossip. She's a
    genius at reading the lines and gets obsessed to the point where she will cut
    her opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Battle Scratch
    Name: Takeshi Fujiike
    Job: DJ
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Thanks to his work, he has to have music with a fast beat to keep his
    focus up. He's strengthened the body in order to protect his audio equipment,
    and is legendary for his SENNA-like accelerator pumping. However, they can tell
    he's a minor player because of his reckless driving. Unfortunately for him, this
    takes some of the mental pressure off his opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Top Level:  A team composed of former rally drivers and Mitsubishi cars, and
    rivals with the Subaru team Another Star.  Their motto is Clean Driving and
    they prohibit any extreme driving that doesn't consider other cars.  Possesses
    many female members and a bright atmosphere, but they are looked down on by
    other devoted teams for being too light.
    Tarmac Suzuki
    Name: Kenji Suzuki
    Job: Home center staff
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: A famous driver who left records in the rally world. He was driving all
    over the world for a long time when he realized he was more interested in
    against people than driving through nature, and switched to the Metro. He's
    by the increase in the of women drivers among racers, and becomes vulgar and oud
    unconsciously at parties, etc.
    Rumor: -
    Phantom Babe
    Name: Maki Wakabayashi
    Job: Administrative assistant
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: She doesn't own her car, but chooses to borrow it from her boyfriend
    his permission. This makes her unable to adjust anything without telling him
    and she
    leaves the tuning to him. She's confident in her appearance, which may also
    her racing, as she drives very solidly. This is especially apparent in close
    where she remains unfazed and pressures her opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Tragic Crimson Tear
    Name: Seiko Motoki
    Job: Unemployed
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: She entered the racing world after she lost her boyfriend to find out
    attracted him. She quickly changes the car's behavior with fast adjustments in
    She doesn't know the difference between jamming and blocking, so she often puts
    opponents in danger. Leaves tuning to her mechanic, who leaves it alone. She
    on reducing weight and the suspension.
    Rumor: -
    Red General
    Name: Makoto Kawamura
    Job: Rally journal reporter
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He met Tarmax Suzuki and joined the team soon after. He challenges
    racers who
    are conceited and doesn't attack aggressively, preferring to draft them and
    apply pressure.  His settings are for speed, so that he can take advantage when
    opponents slip up. He's not set for top speed, so he falls behind on
    Rumor: -
    Constant Makine
    Name: Tomio Makine
    Job: Works at a car accessory shop
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He knew Tarmax Suzuki from his rally days and invited him to the
    Metro. At
    first he wanted revenge because he couldn't beat him at the rallies, but now
    frustrated because he can't him here either. He tried to start over but couldn't
    find a sponder and is now stuck. He has great technique and got his nickname
    because his lap times never change.
    Rumor: -
    Midnight Calm
    Name: Tomoko Nakajima
    Job: Advertising agency
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: She looks cold but is really very sensitive. She's teased a lot by
    because cries easily at really emotional movies. However, she's done a lot of
    in snow and has a technique to recover quickly when her car starts to slip. It
    like she drives intensely, but her strength is that she's very relaxed in her
    Rumor: -
    Name:  Shiro Sasaki
    Job:  Drink Manufacturer
    Car:  Bloodhound J161CuBH
    Profile:  One of the former 13 Knights.  Thanks to Snake Eyes, they all quit
    one by one, and now he's the only one left.  He's got a mature technique and
    an ageless aggressive style that many racers long for.  He's really good at
    rattling his opponents when he's behind the waiting for them to make mistakes.
    When he's ahead, he increases his lead little by little with his miraculous
    Rumor: -
    Silent Cassiopeia
    Name:  Iei Sai
    Job:  Hotel Manager
    Car:  Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile:  A Hong Kong hotel magnate who learn the trade from his father.
    A hidden passion for driving beneath a cold exterior.  He utilizes his
    business skills of information gathering and analysis when battling.  He knows
    Skull Bullet through business, and they also race together.  His nickname is a
    female Greek god, which makes people think he's a woman, but it's really from
    his hotels' name.
    Rumor: -
    Fresh Market:  A team started by men who driver the fresh fish from the port
    to the fish markets.  Being truck drivers they tend to tune their vehicles to
    minimize roll.  The team puts a great amount of importance on driving
    courteously.  Currently their biggest problem is that fishy smell that gets on
    their clothes transferring over to their car seats.
    Big Steer
    Name: Tadaharu Doi
    Job: Courier-Delivery Service
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT PREMIUM
    Profile: Tadaharu is a professional driver in the courier business.  He's been
    carring fish for over 17 years in an exclusive contract with the fisherman,
    Lucky Flag. He has recently hired a pupil and purchased a G35 for leisure
    purposes.  The car has a sturdy suspension and can hug turns tightly, gibing it
    a good winning percentage.  Used to driving trucks, he oufitted his G35 with a
    truck steering wheel.
    Rumor: -
    Golden Rookie
    Name: Ryota Mabuchi
    Job: Assistant Driver
    Car: RX-7 RD3S Type RS
    Profile:  Ryota joined the courier business as an assiant driver and became
    Big Steer's pupil.  He drives an FD normally, so his technique is better than
    the team leader's, but he lacks endurance for long drives.  His lack of focus
    also causes him to get into many minor accidents.  He recently began to work at
    a gym to improve his energy and hopes to improve his concentration over time.
    Rumor: -
    Lucky Flag
    Name: Noritsugu Fukatsu
    Job: Fisherman
    Car: CIMA GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: Lucky Flag is indebted to Big Steer, his childhood friend, for
    delivering for him when no one else would. His sense of balance, trained from
    years at sea, allows his soft suspension to ride the Metro in style. But
    though the way it sticks to the road when it corners is amazing, it has a 40%
    loss in the power of its suspension due ot the rigid weight of this beloved
    Sumo Wrestler from Sagami
    Name: Toyokazu Sekiguchi
    Job: Chanko Restaurant Manager
    Profile: Toyokazu joined a professional sumo team with high hopes, but was
    injured and forced to retire early. He then opened a restaurant instead, where
    he crossed paths with Big Steer who invited him to join the team. He ended up
    closing his restuarant in favor of the Metro. While he has a long way to go,
    one thing he has behind him is in indomitable spirit and patience.
    Rumor: -
    Cat X Cat:  Black cat, who raced alone for years, recruited a community college
    student to form a team.  Although the team is new the teammates show excellent
    chemistry while racing together.  Their vehicles are not high powered but tuned
    for maneuverability.  They are not known for the perseverance and tend to quit
    the race as soon as their loss is confirmed.
    Black Cat
    Name: Mamiko Takaya
    Job: Club Hostess
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Black Cat made her first run on the Metro when she was 19. Since then,
    she has become and idol to other drivers. She has a flashy, outspoken
    personality and has been driving together with White Cat since crossing paths
    with her at a club 6 months ago. Her car performs better than it ooks thanks to
    an improved clutch and better torque. Watch out for this one's crisp steering.
    Rumor: -
    White Cat
    Name: Arisa Nojima
    Job: Junior College Student
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: White Cat attends a preppy women's university in Tokyo. Her True
    passions are clubbing and racing. She began driving with Black Cat after she
    rescued her from a fight at a club. While she knows little about cars, she is
    learning from her guy friends. She atrracted attention on C1 despite her lack
    of experience. She must have a talent for driving.
    Rumor: -
    Phase X:  A team composed solely of teenagers with a go-for-it atmosphere.
    Their leader, Wild Bird, assembled the team from the middle school classmates
    and acquaintances.  Thanks to this, the team enjoys strong bonds despite a
    short history.  On the other hand, their funds and experience are abysmal.
    Now driving as much as possible to make up the loss.
    Wild Bird
    Name: Katsuhisa Hamaike
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile:Once a bully, he completely turned around after reading a book his
    teacher recommended. He has chosen to live his life according to the motto of
    Master One Thing! He purchased a car from a used car shop owned by his friend's
    father and learned how to tune by reading books. His true skill is being able
    to tune his machine to get maximum efficiency out of cheap parts.
    Rumor: -
    Flying Octopus
    Name: Seiji Nunokawa
    Job: College Student
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Flying Octopus and Wild Bird have been friends childhood and have a
    mutual respect. Flying Octopus is modest despite his intelligence and family
    weatlth. He isn't really that interested in cars, but feels that he has to
    finish what he started. His car is pretty much standard,but he's made some
    improvements to its specs. His driving skill is excellent and he never
    Rumor: -
    Melancholy Jupiter
    Name: Shin Meguro
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: SILVIA S15 spec-R
    Profile: A co-worker and friend of Wild Bird, Melancholy Jupiter is gentle with
    a deep inner strength. He gives advice and tune ups when asked. His family owns
    a car repair shop, so he has a lot of experience. He has only made minor
    adjustments to the engine and suspension, but the machine is very fast.
    However, his weak finishes keep him from winning most of his races.
    Rumor: -
    Stray Dog
    Name: Etsuya Nakahara
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Anothre of Wild Bird's teammates, Stray Dog is like the team mascot.
    He is charming and liked by everyone. On the other hand, he is very sensitive
    and often gets hurt in no-win situations. The previous owner outfitted his car
    with used parts that make it harder to drive. Still, he has crazy driving
    skills and loves to scare his competition with is total disregard for others on
    the road.
    Rumor: -
    Tangerine Red
    Name: Takeshi Suzaki
    Job: DJ
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Tangerine Red is a famous club D.J. in the Shibuya area. He went to
    New York on his own after Junior High and developed his own driving technique
    by hanging around with street racers. He lost to a Japanese racer overseas and
    is now seeking revenge. His car has a great sound system that attracts alot of
    attention and he refuses to sacrifice performance for power.
    Rumor: -
    Angry Mars
    Name: Mamoru Meguro
    Job: College Student
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Angry Mars is Melancholy Jupiter's brother. Wilder and more trouble
    prone than his sibling, if not for his brother's help, he would have been
    kicked out long ago. He may be better than his brother when it comes to tuning,
    but some say his driving ability isn't as good. However, he is practicing in
    private and may soon surpass his brother in driving as well.  Cornering is his
    Super Sideburns
    Name: Tatsuji Minamikawa
    Job: Dancer
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A classmate of Angry Mars known for his wicked sideburns, he dreams of
    being on Broadway. He calls his driving style, "Screw Driving Method," and has
    reduced the weight of his car to achieve quick steering and immediate response.
    Like Angry Mars, he has great cornering ability, but his engine is getting weak
    and doesn't give enough when it's need most.
    Rumor: -
    Max Racing:  A team composed solely of 4 door sedans.  Shares a strong intimacy
    with its SS Limited affiliate.  Races around the metro with large-body
    high-power tuned cars.  Has been around a long time, but member relations have
    become shaky since beginning.  In particular, High Speeds Blue Thunder, White
    Blade, and Blood Rain call themselves The 3 Musketeers and don't get along with
    the others.
    Golden Beast
    Name: Masaki Koizumi
    Job: Rental Video Store Worker
    Car: CELSIOR UCF31 C specification F package interior selection
    Profile: Golden Beast was overshadowed by the former team leader until he was
    suddenly appointed to replace him. He only wants to gain the respect of his
    peers, but he feels that he is falling short. Since his first car, a Celsior
    given to him by his family, he has exclusively driven VIP cars.  You'd never
    guess how he drives from his personality.
    Rumor: -
    Bloody Rose
    Name: Omohiko Ashura
    Job: Anime DVD Specialty Store
    Car: CIMA GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: After losing his position as leader to Golden Beast, he took the
    opportunity to start from scratch and even changed his machine. He also changed
    hsi store to an Anime DVD specialty shop and has had much success. Normally a
    gentle person, behind the wheel he transforms into a pushy and overbearing
    beast and will do anything to keep his line.
    Rumor: -
    Crazy Hooligan
    Name: Daisuke Iiyama
    Job: Hardware Store Manager
    Car: ARISTO JZS161 V300
    Profile: Craz Hooligan joined the team at the same time as Golden Beast and
    doesn't get well with the curent leader. He dramatically reduced the weight and
    increased the engine of his huge sedan so that it now has awesome acceleration
    that is threatens to blow the engine. This driver has great cornering ability
    and takes advantage of his opponents when they flinch.
    Rumor: -
    Blue Shadow
    Name: Takaki Wada
    Job: Worker At A Food Company
    Car: ARISTO JZS161 V300
    Profile: Blue Shadow is the brother of Highway Bomber. He has been driving for
    a while and thought the Knight was after him for his repuation, but they were
    only looking into his wife's love affair. He has great power drifting skill,
    but doesn't use his car's full potential. He often cracks at the pressure from
    intense wheel spin on corners.
    Rumor: -
    Black Panther of Death
    Name: Masaki Tanaka
    Job: Works For A Toy Manufacturer
    Car: CELSIOR UCF31 C specificaion F package interior selection
    Profile: Masaki totaled his favorite car in a bad accident. It took him 3 years
    to tune up his new car while struggling to pay off the loan. He's been learning
    the new machine's limitsby trial and error and has finally tuned it for speed.
    It is now fast on straightaways and downhill, but painfully slow on corners.
    Still, he insists that sports cars should be made for one thing only: speed.
    Rumor: -
    High-speed Blue Thunder
    Name: Masanori Takaoka
    Job: Venture Capital Firm President
    Car: CIMA GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: Blue Thunder calls himself one of The 3 Musketeers of the Highway.
    He started his own business and it has finally started to take off.
    Unfortunatly, this means that he doesn't have as much time to drive lately. On
    the other hand, he now has the means to improve his machine. Finally he can
    improve its suspension. He is well mannered and has many friends, however some
    take advantage of his good nature.
    Rumor: -
    High-speed White Blade
    Name: Ryuta Kan-no
    Job: Works For A Parts Maker
    Car: CROWN GRS184 ATHLETE G Package
    Profile: Another of The 3 Musketeers of the Highway, White Blae immersed
    himself in the driving world as soon as he got his license. He works as a full
    time demo car test driver and was attracted to 4-door sedans after watching
    Blood Rain. His strength is his knowledge of parts and cars, but his love for
    his machines prevents him from taking needed risks.
    High-speed Blood Rain
    Name: Akihiro Miyashita
    Job: Company Executive
    Car: CIMA GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: The man who got White Blade interested in 4-door sedans, he joined the
    team and became one of The 3 Musketeers of the Highway. Once the boss of a gang
    in his home town, he takes good care of people but can be hot-blooded and out
    of control. He loves his car and takes great care of it, but has completely
    sacrificed cornering performance in favor of sheer power.
    Rumor: -
    Strong Formation:  A team that consists of players of a corporate American
    Football team.  The numerous members are physically strong and love cars.
    To prevent injuries that could effect their games, the all wear protective
    gear.  They are particularly good in battles were they go up against one
    Reliable Center
    Name: Masashi Ukida
    Job: American Football player
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: A cheerful center from the American football team, the Crimson
    Founded Strong Formation as a recreational team for the other players and it
    became one of the best teams on the midnight new Kanjo Line within only one
    Divided his 11 members on the Metro into Offense and Defense using terms from
    Rumor: -
    Offensive Lineman
    Name: Yoshihiro Hozumi
    Job: American football player
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: He's the commander for Offense 5 which includes Dashing Quarterback,
    One-Shot Fullback, Fleet Wide Receiver and Maneuverable Running Back. He's good
    at recruiting and his reputation with the older members is pretty good. But the
    new and yougner guys avoid him because he doesn't nurture people well. In
    he talks little and does what he needs to do.
    Rumor: -
    Dashing Quarterback
    Name: Motoaki Oshima
    Job: American football player
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: He's a gaudy, attention-grabbing dandy in both his main job and the
    racing world. He trains quietly without drawing attention because he hates
    people watching him get ready. He produces good results while still being
    A hard worker, he's not satisfied with his current psoition in Offense 5, and is
    working on his racing skills.
    Rumor: -
    One-shot Fullback
    Name: Yoshimasa Togo
    Job: American football player
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: He has a bit of a dangerous personality where he rolls his battle
    opponenet with his overwhelming power. His motto is More power, more torque.
    He has no equal inside the team, especially on the attack. However, he sometimes
    loses control and brings destruction upon himself. Two years ago, he received a
    6 month suspension from the leader because he totaled his car during a battle.
    Rumor: -
    Fleet Wide Receiver
    Name: Takuro Tsutsumi
    Job: American football player
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He receieves warm yet strict instructions from other team members just
    like Defensive Back because he's the youngest in the team. Transsferred to
    Offense 5 because he loose temper and aggressive tendencies, his strategic
    shine when he finds a chance to get away from his opponent. Thinks Defensive
    as a rival and possesses cool-thinking observation skills.
    Rumor: -
    Maneuverale Running Back
    Name: Masao Fujisaki
    Job: American football player
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: Adept at both defense and offense. His car's strong point is it's low
    speed maneuverability and turning, in addition to being tuned for top speeds.
    However, it is not good at mid-range speeds. It's an extreme performance car.
    young and his team has high expecations since he's got a wide range of skills
    which he uses for football. He's the vangaurd of Offense 5 of the Road Cruising
    Rumor: -
    Supreme Linebacker
    Name: Takehiro Kamizaki
    Job: American football player
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: The leader of the Defense 5 which forms a defensive line with 5 people,
    including Defensive Linebacker, Defensive Back, Preeminent Middle Guard and
    Perfect Nose guard. He seldom participates in most races thanks to his
    position, and only takes the wheel when he has to. We can tell he's an
    from his smart driving but there are many areas where his techniques are
    Rumor: -
    Defensive Lineman
    Name: Yoji Numata
    Job: American football player
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: The ultimate weapon on defense, he has the best skills in Defense 5 and
    prefers a car with settings that emphasize maneuverability and acceleration,
    go together with his tough looks. He learned his strategy of blocking from the
    front from Supreme Linebacker, and it seems a natural fit for his personality.
    loves Reggie White, master of defensive line.
    Rumor: -
    Defensive Back
    Name: Katsuyoshi Iijima
    Job: American football player
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: A cheerful center from the American football team, Crimson Strongarm.
    Founded Strong Formations as a recreational team for the other players and it
    became one of the best teams on the midnight new Kanjo Line withing one year.
    Divided his 11 members on the Metro into Offense and Defense using terms from
    Rumor: -
    Striking Middle Guard
    Name: Masaru Meguro
    Job: American football player
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: He is like a brother to Perfect Nose guard, and coined the "Perfect"
    in his name in order to encourage his friend. He takes good care of the members
    the team and is considerate in following up and supporting others. Proud of his
    own agility, he emphasized maneuverability for his car. He is flirtatious with
    the girls, but deep down is a strongly principled person.
    Rumor: -
    Perfect Nose Guard
    Name: Eisaku Asaoka
    Job: American football player
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He's the vanguard for Defense 5, which lays in wait at parking areas,
    and is lead by Supreme Linebacker. He's one of the most fearless on the team
    and will dive into anything that catches his interest. Good at gradually
    pressuring his opponent while determines the challenger's ability however, his
    technique needs improvement in many areas. Often told by his leader to Build Up
    Your Experience!
    Rumor: -
    Road Concerto:  A team formed by classical musicians.  They all have graceful
    technique that even their opponents have to admire.  The member are rather
    standoffish and do not involve themselves in each other's business.
    On the other hand each members are very loyal to each other and will challenge
    anyone who beats their teammate.
    Galactic Concerto
    Name: Hiromichi Tsuduki
    Job: Conductor
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: He started racing on the Metro to make a change in his life while
    struggling in a local band, but has just barely started to get recognition in
    society. He purchased his new car with an advance on his pay. Although he asks
    others to do the tuning, his orders are very detialed. He keeps his image of
    ideal racing in his mind at all times, and races like a miracle when the image
    and reality coincide.
    Rumor: -
    Remorseful Waltz
    Name: Makto Kubou
    Job: Cellist
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: He's been taking cello lessons since he was a child and is a world
    renowned talent. His career as a racer is longer than Galactic Concerto and
    ever since high school, he's been heading down to the Metro in a car he's
    from his friend without asking. When he has the upper hand on his opponent he's
    a force to be reckoned with, but when he gets behind he'll lose his nerve.
    Rumor: -
    Angry Variation
    Name: Ai Motosuji
    Job: Pianist
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: She was brought up like a princess with special schools and germ-free
    culture, making her ignorant of the world's harsh realities, but she's
    tough all the same. When she felt a 200mph battle for the first time, something
    inside her chand. She's always late on the brakes and has no fear of speed.
    Despite her crazy driving, she gets upset if opponents drives rough.
    Rumor: -
    Provocative March
    Name: Hiroshi Orimoto
    Job: Percussionist
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: He has a cheerful personality and devotes himself to creating
    atmosphere in the orchestra. His relationship with Galactic Concerto has
    survived since they were young. His car stresses speed, and when he gets
    ahead of his opponent, he'll feint left and right as if he's provoking him.
    His car's close to stock since he doesn't do much in the way of modifications.
    Rumor: -
    Second Chance:  A team of men who have endured hardships in life.  Each of
    the members seek to win battles against the odds to regain confidence in
    themselves.  Every member takes racing seriously and values each and every
    race.  The team members have a strong bond with each other and tune the cars
    themselves.  Their driving is stable but nothing amazing.
    Grieving Prophet
    Name: Tomo Nishiogi
    Job: Lawyer
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version GT
    Profile: When he took a big politician to court, they made a story about him
    a corrupt lawyer. He was driven into a corner after dealing with the media. But
    he's been impressed with King Speed's racing. Three years ago he decided to pull
    himself out of the line of media fire. He's tenacious in batle, with an engine
    that is set to accelerate steadily when it's needed.
    Rumor: -
    Passionate Guardian
    Name: Kengo Kurita
    Job: Medical doctor
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He was fired from a famous hospital when he tried to press charges
    against the cheating direcor. He then ended up working at a declining hospital
    in a low class area on the ouskirts of Tokyo. He began to feel a sense of
    satisfaction by being able to work in an area where he was needed. The car he
    got from his father runs like a new car despite having been used for more
    than ten years.
    Rumor: -
    Twilight Saint
    Name: Suguru Yatabe
    Job: Ramen restaurant manager
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Graduating from high school, he learned the business living in a
    well-established ramen restaurant. After ten years, he was finally able
    to get his own restaurant. When he was thinking about going home and closing
    his shop, one of his customers encouraged him not to give up, and he decided
    to hold out. He drives the Metro looking for that customer, in order to
    express his thanks.
    Rumor: -
    Angry Martyr
    Name: Akiyuki Shiroyama
    Job: Teacher
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: He was popular among his students and his reputation with his parents
    was good too. But after a jealous colleague spread rumors about him, he ended
    up losing his job. Later, he heard the story of his younger classmate who
    became famous, and was inspired. He took his car and put it together
    almost by himself from scratch, and set it up to do well in the low/mid
    speed range.
    Rumor: -
    Mocking Saint
    Name: Mirei Okuda
    Job: Model
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Worked as a model for magazines since high school. There was a time
    when she was called The Jewel of high school girls but she has been out of
    work thanks to a scandal with a musician. She tunes a car that was given to
    her during her peak herself. Good at clearing the corners by taking a careful
    line and suddenly pulling away from her opponent on the straightaway.
    Rumor: -
    Hopeless Seeker
    Name: Kazufumi Iseya
    Job: Music composer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He chose the path of a composer because he was praised by his music
    teacher when he was a child. There is a rumor that a number of his good songs
    were created in his car. He was suspected of plagiarism three years ago and
    hasn't received any work since. He has returned to his work for the first
    time in a while. However, he occasionally produces and unbeliveable miracle.
    Rumor: -
    Troubled Follower
    Name: Hiromitsu Kuromaru
    Job: Composer trainee
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Got into many fights as a child and one day he landed in juvenile
    detention, which led to a fateful meeting with Hopeless Seeker. While
    Hopeless Seeker set down the path to becoming a composer, Hiromitsu left
    detention and resumed his studies. He bought a car with the cash he saved
    from a part time job, and drives it with no tuning skills. Grieving Prophet
    thinks he has potential.
    Rumor: -
    M.E.: The official team of the tuning shop "Akihara Speed Factory".  Every
    machine is tuned perfectly thanks to the professional efforts of its members;
    however, they are lacking in drivers and falling behind in their ranking.
    Their leader is their prized tuner and president, New Kanjo Line Mogul.
    The former head of his college car club, he made his new team after losing to
    Speed Planet.
    New Kanjo Line Mogul
    Name: Kenji Akihara
    Job: Tuning shop manager
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: He was president of a car club when he was in school. He went to work
    his father's car maintenance shop after graduation. Thanks to a business
    he now owns the tuning shop of his dreams. He's got good technique and tuning
    He has a demo car for his store that is a well-engineered, high powered car that
    can still accelerate well in the low/mid speed range.
    Rumor: -
    Spring Memory
    Name: Koichi Hoshi
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: From his appearance, you'd guess him to be an absent-minded university
    student but, he changes into a smart driver as soon as he gets behind the wheel.
    Discovered by New Kanjo Line Mogul, he works as a part time mechanic in the
    Akihara Speed Factory and does the test driving as well. On the Metro, he drives
    the demo car. He constantly collects data to determine the limitations of the
    Rumor: -
    Love Fantasy
    Name: Masanobu Shiina
    Job: Bank clerk
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: New Kanjo Line Mogul's junior. He was the ace of the car club but lost
    the position thanks to his selfishness. He keeps driving on the Metro while he
    works after graduation. He achieves sharp cornering by reducing the weight of
    the car by changing the aerodynamics to FRP. When behind in a battle, he uses
    careful observation to reverse the scales and come from behind to win.
    Rumor: -
    Quicksilver Labyrinth
    Name: Maya Inomura
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Spring Memory's supposed girlfriend, she's started coming on to Love
    Fantasy since she joined the team. Her lack of knowledge about cars is
    but her racing sense is good. She inconsciously changes how she races based on
    opponent. The power of her car is kept down to increase maneuverability. Its
    has been strengthened but the overall weight reduced.
    Rumor: -
    Risque Cat
    Name: Namie Aikawa
    Job: Part timer
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: She joined the team at the invitation of her brother after her divorce
    from the Platinum Prince. She takes care of her only son while working part
    time at a cafeteria. She overwhelms her opponents with almost masucline,
    strenuous driving. Although her car's unbalanced, with unstable power, it's
    easier to drive than a car with good tuning.
    Rumor: -
    Dancing Heroine
    Name: Moe Noguchi
    Job: Maid coffee shop worker
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: She works for a Maid Cafe in Akihabara and she goes stright to the
    Metro after the cafe closes. She talks quietly at the cafe for business
    purposes, but her real personality is quite masculine. If passed, she'll
    pursue the car everywhere, cursing all the way. Very fierce at catching up
    on the straightaway. However, cornering is not her strong point, and she
    often ends up being overtaken.
    Rumor: -
    Naive Downtown Boy
    Name: Motozumi Aikawa
    Job: Scriptwriter
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Risque Cat's brother. he received an award in a scenario contest when
    he was about 20, debuting as a scriptwriter. His works include a very popular
    show that describes the friendships among racers, and he has many fans among
    real racers. The main character is an actual racer who doesn't like fevered
    battles thanks to his mild personality, and he knows when to quit.
    Rumor: -
    Rings:  A Long-running team currently on their 6th leader.  They have a law
    that states new members must beat all current ones in battle before joining,
    in order to keep up appearances.  Stand play during battles is also prohibited.
    Recently their stoic nature has begun to change.  Determined not to rely on
    their cars' performance, they constantly think about technique and balance.
    Lone Jackal
    Name: Mune Miyazawa
    Job: Tuning shop management
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: The sixth leader of Rings. He's trustes by the previous leaders and
    continues to train on a daily basis to keep their place as the strongest team
    on the Metro. He was finally able to acquire a tuning shop and knows a lot of
    people. He lowered the suspension a bit and bumped up the gear ratio. He really
    takes off in the straightaways, which tends to demoralize his opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Stunning Tail Slide
    Name: Goro Kishi
    Job: Stationary manufacturer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Known for his way with women as well as for his racing skills. He
    have more money or better looks, but the girls still go for him anyway, which
    the other racers admire him, though not without a fair amount of envy. Looks
    aren't deceiving, what you see is what you get. It's not just about speed, but
    he also has cool techniques like a tail slide.
    Rumor: -
    Yosuke the Shooting Star
    Name: Yosuke Arai
    Job: Restaurant worker
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Part of the team before Lone Jackal became the leader. He's respected
    the team as someone they can go to for advice. He wasn't satisfied with the new
    leader, but now they understand each other. Focused on stiffening the body, and
    thinks safety is the most important thing when going fast. He doesn't over do it
    in races because defeat becomes sure when you run out of room in your soul.
    Rumor: -
    Hamada the Customizer
    Name: Satoshi Hamada
    Job: Curry shop management
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: He's been on the team longer than anybody else. He's the one who
    Lone Jackal as the leader, and they have a good trusting relationship. When it
    to tuning, he's not stuck on his own style. He's good at battles with mid-range
    speed, but he only shows up on the Metro 2 or 3 times a year in a car with
    those settings.
    Rumor: -
    Silver Angel
    Name: Yoko Murakami
    Job: College student
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: Known among the team as the spoiled girl, she's rude to Hamada the
    which worries the other members. But, they've got a sibling-like relationship
    and he takes care of her car's tuning. Her car is well balanced and
    maintained by the best tuner on the Metro, and it rarely breaks down.
    Despite her personality, she has a very serious attitude toward racing.
    Rumor: -
    Supersonic Demon
    Name: Takafumi Iijima
    Job: Construction equipment worker
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: He was once in the top 5 on the Metro but peaked. He has issues with
    Lone Jackel because he was very good friends with the old leader. Since he
    can't be a leader based on his ability he would like to move to another team,
    but the others don't want a racer who's on the decline. His mentality, however
    has not declined.
    Rumor: -
    The Sensei
    Name: Akihiro Goto
    Job: Works at a printing company
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Responsible for training new team members because of his reliable
    racing and his talet at taking care of people. He teaches at his own pace,
    so rather than going into detail, he prefers to teach by example. He's
    been able to reduce overall weight for his car, which yields higher speed
    and stability and makes it seem like running lightning on the C1.
    Rumor: -
    Mynah Bird
    Name: Hitoshi Mitamura
    Job: Works at a printing company
    Car: RX-7 RD3S Type RS
    Profile: He's called Mynah Bird because he says what he's been taught is
    just like a myna bird. But, he's almost passed The Sensei, a master driver.
    His growth was also helped by having a junior. He gets the steady performance
    as taught by his master in a car on which he increased the torque. His
    next goal is more recognition as a driver. He drives with Stunning Tail Slide.
    Rumor: -
    Domino Spectrum
    Name: Ryukoh Murakami
    Job: Student
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Silver Angel's brother. He's humble compared to his sister, so the
    older members like him. He's still inexperienced and still makes lots of
    big mistakes. Repaired his engine overnight, sadly, after he blew it. When
    his team offered their help, he stubbornly refused. He has a good feel
    for tuning, and Hamada the Customizer asked why he won't be his apprentice
    but he'd rather drive.
    Rumor: -
    2Limit:  A serious team from Yokohama.  A doctor at a large hospital leads the
    team and the other members are also in the medical field.  They strive for
    speed but also decorate their cars well.  The team members have excellent
    concentration and work well together.  They frequently give health advice
    to the often unhealthy Shutoko racers.
    Roaring Tusk
    Name: Naoya Hanemura
    Job: Medical doctor
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: The oldest son of Tadashi Hanemura, the owner of Hanemura General
    A surgeon who just finished his internship, he looks like he's a snob, but he's
    actually smart and courageous. He drives a crazy car that is able to almost
    instantly accelerate to 100mph with a fully tuned engine and enhanced clutch. He
    has good reflexes that allow him to handle his car.
    Rumor: -
    Feelgood MD
    Name: Yasushi Mitsukawa
    Job: Medical doctor
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: A good friend and rival of Roaring Tusk since medical school. He's
    cheerful, likes jokes, and is popular among the female nurses. Enjoys taking
    his powerful car that's built for high speed trials and having fun cruising
    the continuous corners on C1. The team members worry about his sanity, but
    despite his looks, he has a reputation for subtle techniques as well as
    operating skills.
    Rumor: -
    Solid Shark
    Name: Tony Takazawa
    Job: Security guard
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Of Japanese descent, he works as a security guard at Hanemura General
    Hospital. He's been with the team the longest. Until recently, he covered
    up his racing on the Metro, but he heard that Roaring Tusk is trying to be
    known as the fastest driver around, and decided to come out of the shadow.
    He has full control of his smooth engine, and he pressures his opponents
    by taking a daring line.
    Rumor: -
    Pain Train
    Name: Satoru Miyama
    Job: Nurse
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: A caring (male) nurse who is loved by everyone. He'll occasionally
    gather the kids in the hospital around and sing and play his guitar. The
    car is a memorial to his father, who died 2 years ago. Originally, he wasn't
    very into the Metro, but he gradually became more involved. His skill is
    still immature, but he has talent. He tries to not annoy his enemy and
    waits for them to get careless.
    Rumor: -
    Gold Digger
    Name: Yoko Sugita
    Job: Nurse
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: The poster girl for Hanemura General Hospital, she runs the front
    desk with a smiling face. She wants to be a true life Cinderella story, so
    she will try to close to a patient if they seem to be rich. She's loved cars
    since she was a child and got her car right after got her license. She's
    slowly getting her car tuned at a friend's shop and has a competitive model
    on her own.
    Rumor: -
    Secret Code:  A team of spies from various countries.  All of them have a great
    deal of experience and can not be intimidated.  Their vehicles contain various
    equipment for gathering information.  The members come from different countries
    and background but get along very well.  They try to be clandestine but can
    not help but be noticed with their high level of skills.
    Roaring Green Flame
    Name: Matthew Strager
    Job: Secret agent
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He looks like an IT worker, but that's just his cover. In reality, he's
    a spy for another country and travels all around the world on business trips
    various spy activities. He's received special training for his missions and has
    high level of technique. You'd expect his car would be equipped like a car in a
    spy movie, but surprisingly it just has standard options.
    Rumor: -
    Crimson Cloud
    Name: Mark Hudson
    Job: Secret agent
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: At first glance he appears to be a classy gentleman, but he's a total
    and has been a spy for 20 years. He's been exposed to danger a lot in his job,
    of it related to women, so he doesn't get much sympathy from his organization.
    He's been driving Nissan Z-cars since the S30, and switches whenever a new
    model comes out.
    Rumor: -
    Green Rock Chameleon
    Name: Terry Chan
    Job: Secret agent
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: An asian secret agent. Good at disguises and has been several hundred
    different people. He wanted to be an actor when he was a student, but then
    something happened that motivated him to become a spy. Even though he's set
    a number of records on the Metro, most people don't know it's the same person.
    He's got an adjustable stabilizer that he can adjust from inside the car.
    Rumor: -
    Lady of the Purple Seas
    Name: Magie Rose
    Job: Secret agent
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: She's a European secret agent who uses her looks as a weapon. All her
    male racing aquaintances always lose. There were rumors that she was putting
    something in their coffee, but it was later found out that they were affected
    by her beauty. She'll follow relentlessly if she gets behind and has the
    patience to wait for an opponent to lose their concentration.
    Rumor: -
    Be Legend:  A team composed of famous, skilled street racers.  However, they
    are all past their peak and many of them once left racing for all kinds of
    reasons.  Their team was formed by Supersonic Napoleon out of people with
    varying problems.  They call their team the street racer rebirth factory and
    encourage each other to overcome their age handicap.  Soon rose to the top
    thanks to their old skill.
    Supersonic Napoleon
    Name: Yuji Kakioka
    Job: Theater director
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Stared a drama group when he was a student. At first nobody wanted to
    come and see him, but now his shows are sold out within a few hours. He brings
    his surreal kitsch type world view to racing on the Metro. He drives an R32
    with turbo boost, and uses a strengthened twin plate clutch. He drives wildly
    to mess up his opponent's rhythm, and maintains an ideal line through corners.
    Rumor: -
    Lightspeed Goemon
    Name: Katsuya Kogi
    Job: Calligrapher
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He got his nickname because people think he looks like the master
    Goemon Ishikawa. He was influenced by his grandfather, who was a noted
    and entered the world of calligraphy himself. He's put a lot of work into his
    paint job and is well received among the finsish detailing crowd. He likes
    racing himself and often comes to the Metro to work off the stress of his work.
    Rumor: -
    The Performer
    Name: Yuta Moriguchi
    Job: Voice actor
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He works on all types of programs, from English launguage movies to
    kid's shows. He became well acquianted with the creator who gave him advice
    that he used for his current settings. He will get into the dialog from a show
    while he's driving. He also runs into a lot of fains at the parking areas.
    He's got a sensitive personality, so he can't use his abilities when he
    gets unsettled.
    Rumor: -
    High Maintenance
    Name: Chinatsu Moriyama
    Job: Lawyer
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Studious since childhood, she passed the bar exam after graduating from
    a famous university. She's got good looks and is popular with the clients but,
    she's stubborn and she'll sometimes casually say things that hurt people. She's
    got a low capacity for relationships and sometimes panics if she's alone with
    a man. Becomes smarter and able to think quicker the faster she drives.
    Rumor: -
    Shiodome Genghis Khan
    Name: Shunsuke Kitami
    Job: Rancher
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: His wife's family owns a big ranch in Hokkaido. After getting married,
    quit racing, was adopted by his wife's family and started work as a rancher. At
    first there were many times when he didn't know what he was doing and wanted to
    run away, but now he's grown accustomed to the ranch life. He used to race on
    the Metro when he lived in Kanto, giving him a long career as a racer.
    Rumor: -
    Ryoma of the New Kanjo Line
    Name: Daigo Kaneyama
    Job: Trading company manager
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: A member of the drama company that Supersonic Napoleon presided over.
    did various things, from acting to being a sound technician, but he left when
    he got married. He still asked if he'll come back from time to time, and he's
    not sure what to do. He's very creative in his tuning and if he's serious about
    it he could become very fast.
    Rumor: -
    Weekend Marco Polo
    Name: Naoki Fujimaki
    Job: Sailor
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: He's driven the farthest of anyone on the team. He's spent most of his
    life at sea and on The Metro. He's rough, but has a good heart and can often
    be seen at the parking areas giving advice to new racers. he drives lightning
    quick for his large body and does not slow down when taking corners. It's been
    weel maintained and is able to run well against the new high powered machines.
    Rumor: -
    Blooming Riot
    Name: Yusuke Tachigi
    Job: Physicist
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He's got such a toned body and good looks that nobody would ever guess
    he's a scientist by looking at him. He races in a 4 door sedan that's got a lot
    of acceleration and maneuverability due to it's light weight and lets him
    pressure rivals with dynamic driving. He says he came to the Metro for research.
    Causes more trouble for the people around him then anyone else.
    Rumor: -
    Extreme Newton
    Name: Yasuhisa Edashima
    Job: Drama company member
    Car: Celsior UCF31 C specification F package interior selection
    Profile: He works for the drama company that Supersonic Napoleon presided over
    the lead actor. He looks up to Ryoma of the New Kanjo Line as his senior, but
    doesn't think highly of him as a racer. Lately he's been able to live on just
    acting, but he used to need a part time job as well. He's proud that he was able
    to hold onto his car at that time.
    Rumor: -
    Midnight Cinderella
    Name:  Mitsue Hayashibara
    Job: Translator
    Car:  Midnight Cinderella / SE3PcuMC
    Profile:  She has a long racing career on the metro.  Even veteran driver are
    pressured by her well honed skills and perfectly tuned machine.  She knows
    racers in America from studying abroad.  She's the most charismatic of all the
    women drivers, and people ask her lots of questions.  She's got a refreshing
    personality, and says what comes to mind in a way that doesn't make her a very
    unique woman.
    Rumor: -
    Azure Sniper:
    Name: Washihito Kazama
    Job:  Casino Manager
    Car:  Impreza GDB WRX STI Spec C
    Profile:  A former rally driver, he's got good judgment and technique.  He's
    customized a rally car and tuned it to run on the Metro.  He has the nickname
    sniper because of his one shot knock out that makes his opponents very nervous.
    He works out each day to build his endurance.  Women are attracted by his good
    looks but he says he's not interested in the their volatile moods.
    Rumor: -
    Desire:  A goth type team that unleashes flashy colors on the Metro.  They seem
    hard to talk to, perhaps because of their highly conspicuous outfits., as they
    have little contact with other racers.  However they also have a number of
    hidden fans thanks to their looks.  They're not the fastest, but they possess
    more technique than one would think.  Thought to be a 3 girl team, but...
    Betelgeuse of the Night
    Name: Reira Tomokawa
    Job: Fashion designer
    Profile: Her racer dad got her interested in cars at an early age and as soon
    as she got her liscense, she secretly started to drive her dad's car. She began
    designing clothes as a hobby and caught the eye of a famous company and used
    her income to buy a car. Her driving isn't smart like her dad's, but she
    doesn't tune the machine enough. The only modifications she makes are to its
    Rumor: -
    Grieving Astellion
    Name: Hoami Fukuto
    Job: Domestic Help
    Car: SILVIA S15 spec-R
    Profile: A fan of the clothes that Betelgeuse of the Night designs, they met
    online and soon became good friends. Grieving Astellion has a license, but is
    shy and never thought to tune cars for battle. Now, she's become so involved
    that she is the team's official mechanic. She drives to intimidate her
    opponents, but has never thought to change mufflers or adjust suspension.
    Rumor: -
    Heretic Canopus
    Name: Jun Morihashi
    Job: Hair & Make-up
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A cousin to Betelgeuse, Heretic Canopus joined the team when she was
    asked by her uncle to watch out for her cousin. Guys often try to talk to her,
    but she stares them down until they back off.  She sacrifices power for other
    specs and continues to figh no matter how far behind she may be. She responds
    well to pressure and is better at cornering than most others on the team.
    Rumor: -
    Family Business:  The grandfather, a former test driver for Nissan, created a
    team fearing that his son's family was growing apart.  He enlisted all the
    members of his son's family to join the team to force them to interact with
    each other.  The grandfather acquires cars for cheap through his connections
    and has them teched out by old school mechanics that worked for Nissan for
    Name: Shintaro Hirohata
    Job: Driving School Instructor
    Car: FAIRLADY Z S30
    Profile: Godfather started "Family Business" in an effort to preserve his son's
    marriage. He used to be a test driver but is now a driving instructor. At 62
    years old, he drives a 30 year old S30 and what he lacks in power, he makes up
    for with experiences and mental strength. He is first and foremost a loving
    grandfather, but he won't hold back on the road.
    Rumor: -
    Outside Garter
    Name: Kohjiro Hirohata
    Job: Automobile Mechanic
    Car: FAIRLADY Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-Bar Roof
    Profile: Forced to join when his brother established the team, Outside Garter
    was put in charge of maintaining and tuning the team's cars all by himself. He
    was never a match for Godfather and his only source of pride over his brother
    was his younger, more attractive wife. Although, now they've seperated for
    unknown reasons.
    Rumor: -
    Greatest Papa
    Name: Shinsuke Hirohata
    Job: Company Executive
    Profile: Greatest Papa has led a sincere and honest life, earning him a postion
    as a company executive. However, when he finally stopped and took a look at his
    family, he saw that it was about tocollapse. His daughter had joined a gang and
    his son was a shut-in. He decided to start Family Business with his dad,
    Godfather. He drives a souped up Z33 and drives to inspire his children.
    Rumor: -
    Big Mama
    Name: Misa Hirohata
    Job: Homemaker
    Profile: Once against the idea of starting a driving team, she was persuaded by
    her father-in-law to try to save her loveless marriage and, much to her
    surprise, the family is happier and she has even learning to enjoy driving.
    She's been improving her machine with the money she had secretly been saving.
    In fact, her car has the best specs on the team.
    Rumor: -
    Innocent Lady
    Name: Misuzu Hirohata
    Job: College Student
    Car: FAIRLADY Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-Bar Roof
    Profile: Fed up with her father who had neglected his family, Innocent Lady
    moved into a dorm at college. She now enjoys her freedom but has joined the
    family team after breaking up with her boyfriend. For now, she races to
    humiliate her racer ex, but one day she vows to out-race her parents and free
    herself from them as well.
    Rumor: -
    Quick Kid
    Name: Sasuke Hirohata
    Job: Parking Staff
    Car: FAIRLADY Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-Bar Roof
    Profile: Praised for his natural talent, he collapsed from the pressure placed
    on him and holed up in his room. This didn't amke things any easier for an
    already troubled family. His grandfather persuaded him to join the family team
    and he has started to remember what it is like to be happy. He drives to become
    closer to his family, and his driving skill seems to be getting better
    each day.
    Rumor: -
    Cool Energy:  A team made by IT millionaires with office in the most expensive
    area of Tokyo.  Their technique could be better but their abundant funding
    allows them some success.  They perform well against the midcless drivers but
    get beat down by the veterans.  Their yuppie attitude is unpopular among the
    old school, hardcore teams.  The members are not very close to each other.
    Incentive Joker
    Name: Souta Sako
    Job: IT Firm President
    Car: ARISTO JZS161 V300
    Profile: A multimillionaire who works hard for his company, Incentive Joker
    lives in a multi-story condo that costs more than 1 million yen per month. Most
    of his employees are in their 30's and cause him great stress. He drives to
    calm his nerves. His highly tuned machine uses titanium aircraft parts and
    imported brake calipers and is worth as much as a high-end sports car.
    Rumor: -
    Manhattan Dreamer
    Name: Yuichi Gun
    Job: Investment Firm Advisor
    Profile: Manhattan Dreamer's company has expierenced huge growth, but for him,
    racing fills an emotional gap that the "good life" can't provide. Before he
    knew t, he spent several million yen on his car. Still, he considers it a good
    investment and never forgets to take good care of the body, brakes, and
    anything else crucial to his survival.
    Rumor: -
    Jet Black Trader
    Name: Teruaki Atugawa
    Job: Securities Salesman
    Car: CIMA GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: A success in his professional life who's marriage ended in failure, he
    ran into the team leader, who was a junior of his at the university, and joined
    the team. His first car was an import that cost millions, but he traded it in
    for something different. Lately, he's so obessed with racing that he doesn't
    get any work done. He doesn't seem to care much either.
    Rumor: -
    Margin Zero
    Name: Tatsuro Sotozaki
    Job: IT Firm Worker
    Car: CIMA GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: Margin Zero helped found the company 5 years ago along with the
    leader. After all his hard work, he's finally got a handle on management. Now
    he makes a great salary and is very successful. For a while he and the leader
    had been drifting apart, but even this seems to have improved. He's been
    gaining experience behind the wheel and getting used to his car too.
    Rumor: -
    Avenging White Knight
    Name: Shinya Aragaki
    Job: Investment Firm Advisor
    Car: CELSIOR UCF31 C specification F package interior selection
    Profile: Avenging White Knight has a great rivalry with Manhatten Dreamer both
    at work and on the Metro. He hasn't been able to get a company of his own
    running and tries to make up for this on the road. Unfortunately, neither he or
    his car has the endurance and he rufuses to listen to others' advice. He often
    starts off in excellent shape but has trouble going the distance.
    Rumor: -
    Twister:  A team based on focusing on Mazda cars, it's members share a love for
    Rotary Engines.  Named for the way their cars seem to twist around consecutive
    corners, but also used sarcastically should one of them spin out.  The team's
    history goes back a long way.  While other teams from their era may have faded,
    they continue to survive.
    Blazing Mirage
    Name: Kazuo Kasai
    Job: Trading Company Employee
    Car: RX-7 FD3S TYPE RS
    Profile: Blazing Mirage mastered driving and tuning when he fell in love with
    the RE that he bought cheap. As he became more and more obsessed with driving,
    he lost his wife and went deep in debt. He is a good driver, but doesn't have
    the focus to compete in long races. Still, he is able to miraculously adapt his
    cornering to nearly any situation.
    Rumor: -
    Smiles Free
    Name: Yasuyuki Sakairi
    Job: Hamburger Stand Manager
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: This FD driver has a trademark friendly smile. He was born in the
    Kansai area, but relocated to Tokyo 7 years ago for his job. He is a hard
    worker with a good reputation. The FD he drives is a hand-me-down from his
    brother and has a durable body and tight suspension that makes for a smooth
    ride. Smiles Free is good at cornering at high speeds with precise steering.
    Rumor: -
    Sweet Blues
    Name: Suzuna Kawamoto
    Job: Domestic Help
    Car: RX-7 FD3S TYPE RS
    Profile: Sweet Blues seems to drive by instinct, but she lacks concentration,
    so her driving is erratc. She likes Blue Rider, but is tired of waiting for him
    to make a move. So she told him that if he won a race, she would consider a
    serious relationship with him. Her driving skill is improving, but her mind
    keeps drifting back to her love troubles.
    Rumor: -
    Blue Rider
    Name: Tadashi Mochida
    Job: Works At A Software Company
    Car: RX-7 FD3S TYPE RS
    Profile: Blue Rider can't stand to lose and will only when he has a clean shot
    at the flag. He values fast acceleration, high mobility and hard braking. He
    was insterested in Sweet Blues for a long time and finally told her how he
    feels. She told him that if he wins, she'll consider a serious relationship.
    However, this only fed his complex and now he's more reserved than ever.
    Rumor: -
    Shooting Star
    Name: Daisuke Makihara
    Job: Salaried Employe
    Car: RX-7 FD3S TYPE RS
    Profile: Shooting Star lost his focus for a while after his hero retired, but
    he got over it and has begun to drive again with an upgraded machine and
    renewed vigor. Shooting Star is a drifter who works his way to the top in
    rallies, but his greatest skillis in navigating turns. He tuned his engine to
    near perfection and is known for his steering and acceleration.
    Rumor: -
    Baron Kagetsu
    Name: Nagahide Kagetsu
    Job: Royal
    Car: RX-7 FD3S TYPE RS
    Profile: Born into a well-known wealthy family in Japan, Baron Kagetsu bought a
    car on his 18th birthday. This was ment to be his ticket into the racing world,
    but after borrowing an FD from a friend, he didn't want to go back. His
    original car has amazing acceleration, but is difficult to tune.  It is also
    slow on corners and tends to fishtail on straightaways.
    Rumor: -
    Shutoko Showers
    Name: Shiro Hosoyama
    Job: Singer
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Unable to sell his CD's, Shutoko Showers has found himself in Baron
    Kagetsu's care. He joined to make his patron happy and was initially worried
    about losing his support. But his popularity and creativity have both improved
    since then, along wih his skill. He is a hard worker, but doesn't have enough
    money for tuning since he makes barely enough to survive.
    Rumor: -
    Far Away:  A team of middle aged drivers.  They are here to show the youngsters
    what real racing is.  They cover for their lack of stamina with their abundant
    experience.  Their cars have been finely tuned over the years and are very
    complete.  The team is famous for its accurate and steady racing but on
    occasion they have been known to battle rough.  They hate being treated like
    old men.
    Maximum Eagle
    Name: Renji Kunimachi
    Job: Antique dealer
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: Struck it rich on an investment a while ago and thought he was set for
    easy retirement, but he's now eating up the money. A lot of people around him
    driving imported cars but he was driving a 1970 Supra. He has a high powered car
    that can accelerate from the low/mid speed range to 150mph almost instantly. The
    sight of him taking a corner while decelerating is beautiful.
    Rumor: -
    Mysterious Hawk
    Name: Tsutomu Noborikawa
    Job: Fine arts dealer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Although he's not in Japan most of the time because he's traveling
    the world, he goes to the Metro as soon as he's back. He won't wait to give a
    racer with bad manners words of warning. His nickname is Dad thanks to his
    personality. Although people though he was tuning to provide terrifying
    he has only adjusted the basic engine tuning and reduced the weight.
    Rumor: -
    Riverside Crow
    Name: Arnold Watts
    Job: M&A consultant
    Car: Fairlady Z FCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: Although he always does risky stuff at the parking areas and gets
    jeers from
    the people around him, he shows his genius in body tuning. He founded his
    company when
    he was 30. He raised it purely with good instinct and words. He's been tuning
    cars and his favorite quote is Whether You Can Utilize the Car or Not Depends
    on the
    Body. He claims he made the body of King Speed's car.
    Rumor: -
    Melodious Condor
    Name: Keiichiro Yoshida
    Job: Musical instrument store owner
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Quiet but good natured, and always smiling. Riverside Crow always
    mocks him,
    but he never gets upset. He has a detailed knowledge of suspension tuning, and
    he can
    guess the spring rate for the back and front just by watching a race. As is
    the suspension of his car has been almost totally adjusted, and the engine is
    almost normal.
    Rumor: -
    Woodpecker Syndrome
    Name: Keisuke Taira
    Job: Bank clerk
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: He has a vibe that makes him difficult to approach and is not good at
    or listening to jokes. But he's not always serious and, in fact, has a rather
    side as well. He was obsessed with his car as a student, but stopped racing
    he began work. His passion for racing was revived when his son became hooked on
    a racing game. He purchased a new car without telling his family.
    Rumor: -
    Miraculous Flamingo
    Name: Kaname Takami
    Job: CG designer
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: Switched from a woodblock print artist to a CG designer and attracts
    attention to his graphics that have blended with the heart of Japan. Moves
    and can talk to anybody. He tunes his engine himself but is has been a long
    time since he last did it, creating a problem with durability. His speed on
    the straightaways is good but slows down when exiting a corner.
    Rumor: -
    Penguin Drive
    Name: Kansuke Matsudaira
    Job: Political secretary
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: While being a secretary for an assembly member in Nagoya, the party
    discovered him when he came for support and he was lured away to Tokyo. He knows
    the reason for this isn't his ability but thinks that his superious want a
    connection to the tuning industry. He hasn't made up for the weak points of a
    sedan, but his ride is very stable. However, he needs to adjust the
    Rumor: -
    Gloating Dove
    Name: Robert Blester
    Job: Soldier
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: An American army mechanic with native American ancestry. He's pretty
    good at car maintenance and takes care of all his teammates' cars. He's
    somewhat of a trickster, and all the members of the team have been pranked
    at least once. He pursues the joy of driving as well as speed. His way
    of racing is normally quiet, but if he gets angry he becomes aggressive
    and unstoppable.
    Rumor: -
    Albatross on a Moonless Night
    Name: Kohzo Kamikita
    Job: Handicapper
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: The oldest member of the team, he has yet to show his age and has a
    fierce vitality. He gets no complaints about his technique because he's
    driven his car for more than 30 years. Also, his car has less power than when
    it was new. The car itself is well-seasoned, but new parts have been added.
    He's very careful about his maintenance and has surprisingly little trouble
    with his car.
    Rumor: -
    Danji:  A team of burly men from Kyushu.  All the members are large men driving
    large sports cars who often frighten people with their imposing physique.
    Contrary to how they might look, they are all good natured men.  They aim to be
    the fastest in Shutoko but secretly also want a cool Tokyo girlfriend.
    Wild Man Hayato Satsuma
    Name: Seiji Hyuga
    Job: CAD operator
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Used to race primarily on mountain passes in Kagoshima before a change
    heart. He wants to show the weak Tokyo racers the true spirit of Kyushu men,
    which brought him and his Danji all the way to The Metro. Almost gave up on
    the Metro's tight corners, hidden up-downs, and unbeliveably bad road
    conditions, but decided to keep up his efforts thanks to the support of his
    Rumor: -
    Roaring Volcano
    Name: Shingo Kimura
    Job: Tax accountant
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: He hails from Kagoshima prefecture. He's older than his friend, the
    Wild Man Satsuma Hayato. He supported the team in as a consultant. He's
    normally quiet and mature, but when he's racing his true feelings surface and he
    overpowers his opponent. His takes off like a rocket when he floors it. Lately
    he's more involved in the races than with his real job.
    Rumor: -
    Genkai Seashore
    Name: Koh Todoroki
    Job: Construction worker
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He's from the city of Kokura. He has developed his stamina as a
    construction worker, so he is well suited for long battles. The other members
    admire him because he always goes for a close win always trying to stretch
    his limits and improve. He's worried that someone will reveal that Kokura
    is not on the Genkai Sea, and that others will think he may not be as hardcore
    as they think.
    Rumor: -
    The Unknown Saga
    Name: Jiro Minowa
    Job: Nondestructive inspector
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: From Saga prefecture, which became popular thanks to a famous
    comedian. He doesn't talk about himself, so the other members are always
    speculating about him, but he's actually the only son of a local big shot.
    He ran away to rebel against his dad who was satisfied with small town
    things and wasn't interested in things outside the prefecture.
    Rumor: -
    Zephyr Tree Monkey
    Name: Yoshitomo Nagata
    Job: Pharmacist
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: Hails from Kumamoto prefecture. Believe in the Monkey. If you do, you
    will have Happiness, is his motto, and true to his word, he loves monkeys.
    He has 3 ceramic monkeys mounted on his dashboard. He drives fast and likes
    to weave right and left when passing through traffic. His weaving when
    challenging his opponents can be a problem, as he tends to lose control
    and then pray to the monkeys for help.
    Rumor: -
    Dejima Trial
    Name: Koji Igusa
    Job: Real estate appraiser
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Hails from Nagasaki prefecture. He's not the type to be complex
    or routine and is always looking for something new. Whenever there is a
    new piece of equipment, he's sure to try it out on his car whenever he can.
    He's humble about being rich and has an unpretentious personality that
    everybody likes. But the goddess of victory isn't looking favorably on
    him and his losing streak shows no end.
    Rumor: -
    Nichinan Phoenix
    Name: Kaoru Hisasaka
    Job: Construction operator
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Hails from Miyazaki. He's a nice guy with a tan a fresh smile and
    sparkling teeth. He married a lday from Hokkaido and left his newlywed bride
    behind to go race. It doesn't matter if he's racing, he still answers the
    phone if she calls, causing him to suddenly slow down. Incidentally, the
    Phoenix in his name isn't the bird, it's Greek for Date Tree.
    Rumor: -
    Hell's Hotspring
    Name: Mutsu Kayama
    Job: Outdoor instructor
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: He's the 2nd son of a family that owns a hot springs resort in Beppu.
    His parents are opposed to him racing, but he joined while doing field
    research for hot springs. He is a man of conviction. When he decides
    on a line, he pursues it even if it appears to be too tight. But, he always
    comes up and apologizes for his disrespectful behavior.
    Rumor: -
    Red Pollution:  A team of foreigners that driver rough and high powered sports
    cars.  The cars are tuned for power with out a consideration for the endurance
    of the vehicle.  Consequently the cars have problems frequently.  The members
    do not interact much with each other and mostly drive on their own.  The team
    only gathers once or twice a year.
    Mad Stranger
    Name: Terry Sommers
    Job: Casino dealer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Owns a casino bar in Roppongi. On the surface, it seems that he runs a
    clean game, but there are rumors that it's not a so clean beneath the surface.
    At first he seems to be a nice guy, but watch out when he gets angry. He uses
    black market SPL parts and tunes everything from the engine to the suspension.
    He tries to win using vicious methods that others would never consider.
    Rumor: -
    Pride Killer
    Name: Kom Hornell
    Job: Novelist
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: He used to race for the team that had the worst reputation on the
    but he betrayed his leader and changed to his current team. He flattered Mad
    and wants to move into a leadership position. He tuned his vehicle to accent
    acceleration, and blocks once he gets in front. If his opponent tries to take
    lead, he'll pull into them even though it might cause a crash.
    Rumor: -
    Jungle Tequila
    Name: Anne Giacomo
    Job: Fashion model
    Car: Fairlady Z HCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: She uses off-color humor that makes even men blush. She thinks it's
    and sexy but it's closer to sexual harassment. But at work she pretends to be
    innocent and virtuous. She ordered a top brand bucket seat to go along with the
    sexy body she's so proud of. Her engine has stable torque no matter what the
    speed and she makes her foes run into her.
    Rumor: -
    Spark Moon
    Name: Mike Akiba
    Job: Restaurant ower
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Though he appears frail and weak, this is just for show. In reality, he
    would betray even his own team. He regularly advertises bad parts as if they're
    valuable and sells them at high prices. If he ever gets caught, he plays to
    their emotions to get out of trouble. He also finds cars that are weaker
    than his and then pressures them until they make a mistake.
    Rumor: -
    Unsinkable Giant
    Name: Michael Jean
    Job: Sailor
    Car: Skyling Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: A racer from Nagoya, he was put out on the strongest foreigner team in
    Tokyo, but was amazed at how aggressively they race. His style is always in
    opposition to Mad Stranger, but nobody takes his side, making him and outcast.
    He'd like to change teams, but people look at him differently just because
    he belongs to Red Pollution, and won't accept him on his own terms.
    Rumor: -
    Driving Sir
    Name: Cain Geitest
    Job: Interperter
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2b2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He has unsavory ties with Pride Killer from the previous team. He brags
    about being a knight in his home country of England, but thay may not be true.
    He pretends he's an elegant gentlemen, but his violent temper surfaces when
    his car gets a scratch. Some racers have even left the sport after battling him.
    He's gone through 7 cars, and has had opponents pay for all of them.
    Rumor: -
    Oberon:  The leader Oboro has been driving the Shutoko for five years but does
    not have much of a presence.  They seek to make a name for themselves in the
    recent generation change of the Shutoko.  Oboro challenges people from nowhere
    and gets ahead before they know it.  It's hard to say if that's really fair
    but their battle records are quite impressive.
    Baffle Coptor
    Name: Shoma Suzuki
    Job: Wildlife photographer
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Quiet, bashful and shy around strangers, he's only really comfortable
    hiding in the bushes looking through a viewfinder or sitting alone in the
    seat. Although he's been racing on the Metro for 5 years, nobody really took
    notice of him until recently, and now he has more associates and is becoming
    more of a team, causing him to associate more with other's now.
    Rumor: -
    Demon Path Asura
    Name: Tatsumi Sato
    Job: Hunter
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: As hunter, he has a habit of hiding his tracks, an when he realizes
    he also realized he had no friends. He challenges other to races where he can be
    the hunter, and when the opponent thinks he's not there and leaves, he smiles to
    himself and considers himself the winner. One day he battled Demon Path Asura,
    was able to track him and beat him up.
    Rumor: -
    Kabukicho Screamer
    Name: Toshifumi Tanaka
    Job: Sandwich board advertiser
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR Version VI
    Profile: Normally he doesn't stand out, but as soon as he puts on the
    advertising board
    he becomes excited, which lead him to become on of the most famous sandwich
    advertisers in Kabukicho. He gets nearly 800,000 yen per month from his job,
    and uses
    this abundance of money to tune his GC8 to peak performance. Thanks to his long
    days, he lacks the stamina for long battles.
    Rumor: -
    Blood Tears:  One of the top class teams in the shutoko.  As Snakes Eyes goes
    around destroying teams, they managed to get the lead with their high
    performance vehicles.  They have a reputation of being rough drivers that to
    anything to win.  For this reason they don't get along with Freedom Light.
    The cars are also very fashionable with their black based paint job.
    Relentless Racer
    Name: Yasushi Ogata
    Job: Hustler
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: He comes to the Metro from the Northern Kanto regrion and has a beef
    Harvest Waltz. Both came to the Metro at the same time and are racing to see who
    can put together the stronger team first. He's put a load of money into his car.
    He used to spot welding to improve the body stiffness and has a suspension
    on traction to crte a powerful ride.
    Rumor: -
    Green Snatcher
    Name: Yoshio Yano
    Job: Wieght-lifter
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: Relentless Racer's disciple. He believes in his experience more than
    and will battle anyone without hesitation. Talented at tuning, he takes care of
    of the member's cars. He's good at short battles, but will take heat
    just in case the battles goes too long. He has patience to wait for a chance to
    Rumor: -
    Name: Mitsugu Fujikura
    Job: Stunt man
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: He isn't very outspoken because he's the youngest on the team, but he
    has good
    skills. He avoids the strong blocks easily, and he won't let them by if he gets
    He seeks to achieve total speed through balanced tuning. The suspension is set
    with a
    rear wheel drive-like feel. Created a car that is light weight and highly
    by using carbon materials.
    Rumor: -
    Name: Kanji Shimabukuro
    Job: Noh actor
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: Has a very feminine face and a quiet personality. However, he has a
    very sharp
    tongue which always make Undying Duelist nervous. He practies diligently and
    shouts as
    loud as the engine during a race. His car is heavy, but he has reduced the
    wieght in
    detail and improved his cornering. It doesn't matter if he's ahead or behind, he
    simply drives at his own pace.
    Rumor: -
    Tricky Rental
    Name: Ryota Shimozuki
    Job: Advertisement planner
    Car: Impreza GDB STI spec C
    Profile: Always joking around, so much so that nobody's ever seen him with a
    face. He's on the Metro each night in a GDB he borrowed from a friend on the
    staff. In exchange, it's well taken care of by a shop, so there's no trouble.
    are times he's lost by listening to the wrong information, but he mostly sticks
    the basics and has moderate times in any stage.
    Rumor: -
    Old Roller
    Name: Takaya Azumi
    Job: Software developer
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: Resembling a scholar more than a racer, he's not good with people and
    usually alone even in the parking areas. However, he loves the team twice as
    as the others. He's very detailed in his tuning, often driving for a little bit
    and then stopping to make an adjustment. Changes settings all the time so there
    no set specs in order for him to make adjustments quickly.
    Rumor: -
    Manga Marauder
    Name: Kiyoshi Tabata
    Job: Cartoon writer
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: He started drawing cartoons in elementary school and earned the
    newcomer award
    when he debuted at age 18. In hopes of sparking a comeback, the editor
    suggested he do
    car related cartoons. He started to race to get research for this, but has spent
    quite a bit more time behind the wheel than behind the pen. He has done a lot of
    research into drawing cartoons, so he a lot of knowledge.
    Rumor: -
    Sankai Southern Cross
    Name: Mitsuyoshi Seki
    Job: Announcer
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: He got a job at a local TV station after graduating from university.
    As a
    reporter, he has done everything from cow milking to bungee jumping. The car's
    great shape when it was given to him by his senior, and he's done little to
    change it.
    He won't give up if he's behind, but once he's ahead he'll sometimes make
    from the pressure.
    Rumor: -
    Metal Blaster
    Name: Masakazu Matsubayashi
    Job: Toy store manager
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: He really like Sci-Fo movies since childhood and this influenced him
    to get
    his current job. He prefers refined driving to power, and doesn't shove his
    in order to take the lead. He likes to draft the opponent waiting for a chance
    when a chance appears, he's gone.
    Rumor: -
    Name: Katsumi Mikuriya
    Job: Therapist
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: A famous therapist who has published several books. He's been on TV
    and is
    a very popular personality. He's always got a soft smile and never gets angry,
    everyone likes him. He just recently joined the team and although his ability is
    lower than the other members, his racing is quite good. He knows his car well
    that he's able to get sufficient performance out of it.
    Rumor: -
    Freedom Light:  A team known for their exceptional skill and speed.  They prize
    fair driving and are enemies with Blood Tears.  Although their team is still
    new, they have battled and beaten many older skilled teams.  Their tuning
    level is also high and their cars are built for performance.  Possesses many
    highly talented members who exhibit extra-ordinary driving.
    Harvest Waltz
    Name: Nobuo Nogata
    Job: Dancer
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: His father used to be the leader of the largest, most power team in
    and worked as a tuner after he retired. As a result, he was always close to cars
    as he was growing up. He picked up his first wrench when he was 12, and has been
    working on cars everyday since then. He learned how to race cleanly from his
    and gets upset when he sees dirty racing.
    Rumor: -
    Bayside Typhoon
    Name: Ryu Tsuchimori
    Job: Radio personality
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He works at a large radio station. He used to have a very popular
    radio program and a fulfilling life, but one day, he asked himself "What do I
    want to do?" and quit. He then started a mini FM station with some friends.
    He's a
    good support for Harvest Waltz, and he has a car that holds to the road and
    lose traction at high speeds even when taking corners.
    Rumor: -
    Thrilling Noise
    Name: Tomohiro Katsuta
    Job: Adventurer
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: A natural adventureer who's faced many places, from snowy mountains,
    to the
    deep sea, to the jungle. He set out for strange lands with his farther and
    at age 14. His perseverance shows in his driving. In order to avoid problems,
    very methodical about his maintenance. If he feels that something is wrong, he
    will stop
    driving instantly. Now, he goes all out wherever he possible.
    Rumor: -
    Rotary Blues
    Name: Manjiro Kiniwa
    Job: Japanese theacher
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: This popular teacher has overhauled the engine and made a car that has
    power to own the straightaways. His ability to corner elegantyly while running
    light in
    the rear is highly praised by racers on the other teams. Harvest Waltz doesn't
    like this,
    so he's changing to a more hard line racing style.
    Rumor: -
    Street Sage
    Name: Tadashi Teruya
    Job: Construction manager
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He is mature for his age and gives advice to people who are older than
    Usually looks after a number of people, so when he can get away in a car by
    it's like an oasis. If he finds a weakness he'll fix it ASAP and verify the
    while racing the next day. He is careful in his battles and won't use a
    until he's 100% sure it will work.
    Rumor: -
    Fuel Control Specialist
    Name: Akikatsu Tobe
    Job: Auto mechanic
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: He's been at his current job for over 10 years. He knows everything
    is about cars. He's more knowledgeable about fuel control than just about
    Hes' good at racing where you have to hold your speed, and does well enough,
    but he's
    not quite to the point where it's stable yet.
    Rumor: -
    Lunatic Lullaby
    Name: Satoshi Myogaya
    Job: Children's nurse
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: The children love his bright personality. He was dumped by his
    of 3 years, and he took the wedding money he was saving and bought a car... He
    the attention of Harvest Waltz while still a beginner, and was soon recruited.
    He makes
    big mistakes due to his inexperience, but knows how to drive a tuned car and is
    to have a bright future ahead of him.
    Rumor: -
    Juicy Heaven:  A female only team famous for their skill as well as their
    sexiness.  They stand out among the male dominated Shutoko and have a strong
    following.  People are quick to notice their good looks but they are quite
    skilled drivers as well.  The team members leave lecherous follower far behind
    in their high performance vehicles.
    Seductive Amethyst
    Name: Aina Mohri
    Job: Counselor
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Lived in America from age due to her mother's work. She studied
    there, and when she returned to Japan she started working at a counseling
    center in
    Omotesando in Tokyo. She hasn't seen her father for close to 20 years, since her
    mother got divorced when she was a child. It's rumored that the way she drives
    the hearts of her opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Beautiful Moonstone
    Name: Sachiko Mohri
    Job: Esthetician
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Half Japanese and half German, she has had a complex since she was a
    because she doesn't look Japanese. Had a boyfriend 20 years older than her in
    but he suddenly died 2 years ago. The car she now drives was the last present
    he gave
    her, and she believes that the best way to honor his memory is for her to do
    her best here.
    Rumor: -
    Passionate Topaz
    Name: Miki Nishiyama
    Job: Hostess
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Took over the debt of her boyfriend and quit her junior college to
    work in a
    bar. Before she knew it, she had become a first class hostess who knew that she
    the best. However, that doesn't mean she's stuck up, as she still gets along
    with others. She heard that the ex-boyfriend who left her the debt raced on the
    so she got into racing to get revenge.
    Rumor: -
    Volumptuous Aquamarine
    Name: Yasuko Muto
    Job: Bus guide
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: She was born into a rich family that anyone would envy, but her father
    cheated when she was in high school and they lost everything. Luckily, he
    father had
    a lot of dealings with foreign countries, and she learned a lot of languages
    growing up.
    She became a bus tour guide for tourists coming from overseas, and became a
    racer on the
    Metro to learn more about Tokyo.
    Rumor: -
    Aquarium:  A team of singles.  It was started as a light hearted singles club
    but has become a serious team over time.  The team has a rule of having to
    leave the team once getting married.  They try to meet other singles by
    battling them but have a tendency of beating them down mercilessly.  They go
    back and forth between wanting to settle down and wanting to be the fastest
    in the Shutoko.
    The Philosopher
    Name: Motokazu Hanemura
    Job: Surgeon
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: A famous surgeon who's name is known worldwide. He's the leader of
    and the brother of Roaring Tusk. He usually has at least 3 girlfriends at any
    time, with his personal record being 5 at once. Has a very strong rivalry with
    brother. He's driven a GT-R since the BNR32, but since his brother changed cars
    feels he should upgrade.
    Rumor: -
    Shocking Express
    Name: Masa Nomoto
    Job: Dairy farmer
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Lives 2 hours by train from the city, in small town with nothing but
    and fields. he's been driving the mountain passes for a while, making him quiet
    good at
    racing. He's put a lot of money into his car, and everything from the engine,
    to the
    suspension, to the body, is perfect. He's finally found a girl who he thinks he
    marry, and there are rumors that he might quit racing.
    Rumor: -
    Innocent Rogue
    Name: Maiko Fukiishi
    Job: Department store worker
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Works at the cosmetic counter at a famous store in Ginza, where she's
    doing well.
    She has high standards and is having a hard time finding the right guy. She
    first drove
    a tuned car on the Metro and people think she has talen and potential. She's at
    disadvantage on the Wangan Line because she places emphasis on acceleration and
    she does
    this rapidly out of the corners.
    Rumor: -
    Mad Tripper
    Name: Tetsuo Kumada
    Job: Lawyer
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: When it comes to the law, there's no one better, but it in matters of
    love, it's a
    different story. He has a fear of women, so cars and the law have been his life
    for 34 years.
    Lately he's gotten to the point where he's at least able to greet the women
    racers. He
    drives a fully tuned JZA80. It's got lots of power and torque, and can battle
    like you
    wouldn't believe.
    Rumor: -
    Pop Heart
    Name: Atsuhsi Tobata
    Job: Song writer
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spe C
    Profile: Writes songs for idols all the way to popular ballads. A bit of a
    redneck, he's not
    popular with the women, but he's a romantic at heart. He's been driving since
    he was
    young, so he has good technique. His srong obessions about his tuning can
    be a problem. On top of that, he's got a weakness in his mentality where he
    mistakes if pressured by his opponents.
    Rumor: -
    New Wave Forever
    Name: Masahiro Sai
    Job: Magazine editor
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: He's the editor of a men's weekly journal, which keeps him busy and his
    life shceduled down to the minute. He'd like  to get married, but doesn't have
    many chances to meet people. He's registered with dating sites online, but he
    thought it would be good to have similar hobbies, which led to his joining the
    team. he doesn't have much time to practice, so his technique is unrefined.
    Rumor: -
    Triple Axle
    Name: Natsuki Motoi
    Job: Newspaper reporter
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: A former figure skater, she got injured before the Olympics and was
    not able to compete. She married a co-worker when she was 24 and got divorced
    3 years later. As her child got older, she felt the need for a father figure
    and joined the team soon after. She's having a hard time finding a guy because
    she has a fairly masculine personality.
    Rumor: -
    Bubly King
    Name: Tomonori Midorikawa
    Job: Event producer
    Car: Cima GNF50 450 VIP
    Profile: He's still lives like he was before the economic bubble. Even though
    his income is down, he hasn't cut back on his lifestyle, and has racked up a lot
    of debt. He's always on his phone in the PA talking with somebody about how good
    the economy is. He's got a lot of high priced parts on his car, but lacks the
    skill to use them, giving him too much power in the corners.
    Rumor: -
    Platinum Prince
    Name:  Toshihiko Kugyoji
    Job:  Company Executive
    Car:  Silvery Nobleman / FD3ScuSN
    Profile:  The scion of a wealthy big business.  Snake Eyes took out his team,
    so he's out solo for revenge.  He lost his brother in an accident, and his wife
    left him, so now racing is his only reason for living.  He has a reputation for
    theory-based racing and inputs lots of data gathered into his car.  He's good
    at cornering but better at straight speed.  He's aggressive and changes lanes
    Garnet Dawn
    Name:  Akane Sasahara
    Job: Jewelry Designer
    Car:  Skyline GT-R V-Spec II BNR34
    Profile:  A jewelry designer who travels the world with her beauty and business
    sense.  She's raced on circuits since her teens and is as good as the
    professionals.  She specialized in acceleration and last second turning.  She
    knew Skull Bullet in New York and he joined the team because he liked her
    ability.  She has feelings for him, but hasn't realized it.  No one's brave
    enough to tell her.
    Moon Tribe:  A team that consists of young men that live near Shibuya.  The
    members are popular with the female driver for their delicate good looks.
    Their vehicles tend to emphasize looks rather than performance.  Even in their
    races they strive to drive beautifully rather than fast.  The members have the
    worse endurance and concentration due to their nocturnal life style and
    terrible diet.
    Revolver Heaven
    Name: Hiroshi Masukawa
    Job: Bartender
    Car: Skyling GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: The son of a politician, Revolver Heaven has been seen sports cars
    outside since he was a child. He liked cars as a kid, but his interest faded
    as a teenager. Several years later, his friend bought a car and he recovered
    his passion. He bought a machine of his own and started driving it after his
    friend's help on tuning it.
    Rumor: -
    In the Purple
    Name: Shun Ohmura
    Job: Fighter
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: A champion of a martial arts school located in a back alley of Shibuya,
    Tokyo, In The Purple helped Revolved Heaven out of some trouble with thugs. He
    at his request and brought the driving skills he learned from his job as a
    His fighting spirit extends to the Metro and he has the confidence to drive an
    instead of a more powerful machine.
    Rumor: -
    Insomniac Crow
    Name: Tomoichi Haruyama
    Job: DJ
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Insomniac Crow grew up with Revolver Heaven. He has a tatoo of a the
    on each arm and works as a DJ. He usually drives a black van, but on the Metro
    he sports a fully loaded black RX-8 with neon pipes and deep echoing bass. It
    looks like he's just going for appearance, but he has some serious specs on his
    machine and even secretly uses NOS.
    Rumor: -
    Hesitant Stoneface
    Name: Eiji Shioi
    Job: Club Owner
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: The owner of the club where Insomniac Crow often plays, Hesitant
    works as a mixer but has been racing for longer than he's been mixing. He spent
    teen years driving every night and pretends to be mature, but he's still a brat
    at heart. His sister is totally fed up with him. At first glance, you can see
    car is tricked out, but it's true secrets lie beneath the hood.
    Rumor: -
    Amazing Blue
    Name: Yoichi Chin
    Job: Second hand store
    Car: Supra JAZ70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: Amazing Blue is a strange youth who lives a secluded life in the midst
    a big city. He isn't very social and speaks so quietly that he is hard to hear.
    the other hand, he is a tuning genius and gets his parts from a secret source.
    He is
    also sketchy when it comes to money and has a reputation for charging too much
    to his teammates. His trick extend on the Metro too.
    Rumor: -
    Empire Butterfly
    Name: Junpei Yokomine
    Job: Professional golfer
    Car: Fairlady Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Empire Butterfly looks like an innocent child, but don't it fool you.
    His tricks
    often enrage his opponents. He tends to fall back and sting when is opponents
    their guard. He is persistant and will keep trying until he can win
    consistantly. His
    car isn't bad at all, but he doesn't bring out its full potential.
    Rumor: -
    Crescent Samovar
    Name: Ken Kido
    Job: Novelist
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Crescent Samovar bought his car with a cash prize from a literary award
    and started to drive the Metro. He met the leader while gathering materials.
    he lacks experience and tuning skill, but has been able to win with luck. He is
    brave and some say it's a matter of time until he hits it big. Sometimes he gets
    caught up in the moment and stays out driving all night.
    Rumor: -
    Barnism:  A team of musicians that blast hard rock at very high volumes and
    race with a rock and roll style.  Due to their creative differences there are
    constant problems between the members.  Their love for racing is quite
    apparent.  The team dislikes Moon Tribe for what ever reason and they are said
    to drive three times as hard when racing against them.
    Crying Singer
    Name: Mou Kusuhara
    Job: Musician
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: He'll do anything to stand out and he started to race the Metro because
    he heard other band memebers talking about it. Naturally his car is as flashy as
    he is. With the help of Twilight Guitarist, he finished tuning up his machine.
    has no technique, but his passion shows through in his aggressive driving.
    Rumor: -
    Twilight Guitarist
    Name: Ichiro Yoshi
    Job: Musician
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: Twlight Guitarist made his debut during the band boom, but went solo
    the band broke up. He can't sell as many CDs he'd like and works in a small live
    house. He races a 1970 Supra that has been carefully presurved. His tuning
    is solid and people think he has more talent for racing than Crying Singer. His
    driving is very efficient and he keeps a solid grip on truns.
    Rumor: -
    Believing Bassist
    Name: Kenichi Handa
    Job: Musician
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: Believing Bassist used to play in the same band as Twlight Guitarist.
    quiet, once he's behind the wheel he becomes a lion. He used to drive sports
    cars but
    wanted a change. He is always tuning and tweaking his car and has been known to
    not emerge from his garage for days. He never hesitates to push people and has
    earned a reputation as a racer with a heart of stone.
    Rumor: -
    Strange Drummer
    Name: Noboru Himo
    Job: Musician
    Car: Celsior UCF31 C specification F package interior selection
    Profile: Strange Drummer knows all about every type of music and every type of
    He has gone through several machines and now uses a 4-door sedan. He hasn't
    yet gotten used to the new vehicle, so can't show his true ability at the
    He has made some minor adjustments to the suspension and likes to drive
    his card hard.
    Rumor: -
    Indulgent Dream Child
    Name: Yuzuru Wakai
    Job: Musician
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: The keyboard player in Crying Singer's Band, Indulgent Dream Child
    delicate classical melodies and is sometimes overwhelmed by the flood of
    emotions. His emotional weakness makes him a target for abuse in both the
    band and racing team, but he somehow seems proud of his role. He can't
    stand to let his car stay dirty.
    Rumor: -
    Little Venus
    Name: Michiyo Hagiwara
    Job: Musician
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A vocalist with a beautiful voice and looks to match, Little Venus
    joined the team at her ex-boyfriend's invitations. She has even sung as a
    backup singer in a liver concert. She's a complete novice at driving, but
    she has natural sense and rhythm. She's not afraid to speed either, and
    will really push it when it comes down to the wire.
    Rumor: -
    Nayuta:  A team that values numerical values.  In order to join the team one
    must prove that they have a statistic that is better than anyone be it torque,
    weight, etc.  The members compatibly tune their vehicles with vigor but seem
    to overemphasize their machine performance over technique.
    Ultimate Core
    Name: Noboru Nishizawa
    Job: Company executive
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: He's an excutive for the leading IT firm in Japan and is spoiled to the
    point that he gets bored when the business is running smoothly, so he races on
    the Metro. One day he was at a PA discussing specs and people started gathering.
    They then formed the team Nayuta. The car he spent so much on is not just the
    powerful one on the team, but in all the Metro.
    Rumor: -
    Miracle Trickster
    Name: Yuta Suemori
    Job: Works for a trading company
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: He works hard and is the top trader at his trading company. His
    is a little dangerous because he only feels joy when he's in the 200mph+ world
    the car he's so proud of. His motto is Strength = Agility = Top speed. He's
    to decide whether to focus on aerodynamics or weight reduction.
    Rumor: -
    Shot Down Star
    Name: Yoshinori Ozaki
    Job: Programmer
    Car: RX-7 RD3S Type RS
    Profile: Acts like an assistant leader, and was a central man prior to the
    of the team. His car has the kind of torque where he can hit top speed from any
    condition. He's a hard worker and tries to have consistent battles by studying
    course daily and polishing his driving.
    Rumor: -
    Step Up Winner
    Name: Shinpei Kazama
    Job: Works for a boutique
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Came to the conclusion that the shortcut to top speed was to reduce
    after studying the deterimental effects on the body of increased weight due to
    power. He joined Nayuta in order to prove his theory. He's in conflict with
    Slip Slap's
    logic that adding weight to increase the aerodynamics works against being
    Rumor: -
    Slip Slap
    Name: Futoshi Yamamoto
    Job: Internet designer
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: It's said there's nobody better at gags and at slipping the tires than
    him. He used
    to be on another team, but he was scouted by Ultimate Core for his consuming
    with aerodynamics. He dreams of a car with aerodynamics that resemeble a
    formula 1
    racer, and his motto is The persuit of speed is the fight against wind
    Rumor: -
    Lucky Gentleman
    Name: Yukio Ito
    Job: Die maker
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: He thinks that it's fire and air that move a car, and so he drives a
    car that
    is totally focused on intake and exhaust. He's started making his own mufflers,
    but is
    still not happy with the results. He's a gentleman and will help solve problems
    for other teams. He's also famous as the luckiest member of the team, having
    won lottery
    and sweepstakes prizes 18 times.
    Rumor: -
    Smiley Grappler
    Name: Takamasa Suzuki
    Job: Salesman
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A skilled salesman who can always be seen smiling, he is also a 3rd
    dan in Kenpo.
    He's recieved lots of advice from his team that has enabled him to build a very
    quick car
    since he joined. There's no give in the handling, so if he moves the wheel even
    a bit it
    quickly changes the line. The steering wheel, which he controls with strength
    through Kenpo, transfers much of the road's feel directly to him.
    Rumor: -
    Over Defense
    Name: Yuki Mizumoto
    Job: Security guard
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: His car specializes in braking which is the most important trait to
    have for
    racing Route 4. He has ABS and has thoroughly researched all aspects of proper
    He was able to lower the stopping time from 50mph by 55% or 1.3 seconds and
    reduce the
    braking distance by 11.3yd by lowering the lock-up.
    Rumor: -
    Hardly Working
    Name: Naohiro Okamoto
    Job: Animator
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He's still an inexperienced racer, but was scouted by Ultimate Core
    for his
    potential. He lives alone off the money from his parents and by working as an
    and spends a lot of time driving. Even though the money he's spending on tuning
    now is more anyone else on the team, he's expected to achieve great things in
    the future.
    Rumor: -
    Asian Ages:  A team started by Black Dragon who lost his previous team and car
    to Snake Eyes.  The team consists of Chinese, Korean, Indian, and other
    continental Asians.  The members are versatile and are not afraid to drive
    rough.  Their cars all have high tech parts and drivers all strive to absorb
    skills from rivals by studying their driving.
    Black Dragon
    Name: Eiki Oh
    Job: Chinese restaurant owner
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Owns a chinese restaurant in Chinatown. His restaurant has been
    featured many
    times in magazines and on TV. He takes good care of people and is a leader
    among the
    Chinese racers. He has detailed knowledge of the tuning groups in Hong Kong,
    and can
    easily obtain high end parts through re-import. He demonstrates his good
    dynamics by
    driving rather than resorting to tricks.
    Rumor: -
    Tiger of Light
    Name: Son Hojun
    Job: Korean restaurant ower
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He rose like a star to the top of Korean racing. He heard rumors about
    Metro while he was looking for faster opponents, and came to Japan to see if
    were true. He met Black Dragon here and they became rivals. They finally ended
    in a dead heat, and in the process became friends and decided to start a team.
    so intense when racing that his enemies just get discouraged.
    Rumor: -
    Tiger of Darkness
    Name: Kim Chonon
    Job: Korean restaurant worker
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: Discovered and scouted while working at Tiger of Light's restaurant. He
    hadn't really had any real interest in cars until then, but when he first got
    out on the Metro he quickly turned in the best lap of the team. He doesn't
    do any tuning. He's able to drive cars that have just been assembled with only a
    few hours of practice.
    Rumor: -
    Yellow Dragon
    Name: Seishin Li
    Job: Kenpo instructor
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Has strong ties with Black Dragon due to a relationship on a prior
    even though they don't talk much. He's a very quiet person who never shows
    He does his own tuning and sometimes won't come out of the garage for days. He
    a bit of power, but in exchange was able to drastically reduce the weight. His
    steering flows like water.
    Rumor: -
    Elephant Emperor
    Name: Salman Kapul
    Job: Indian restaurant manager
    Car: Impreza GDB WRS STI spec C
    Profile: He came to Japan to study engineering and ended up learning about
    tuning too.
    He gave the company to his brother before coming back. His dream is to be the
    best car tuner. He relies on Black Dragon, who he met as a student. He's great
    CPUs and is asked by members for help with tuning. He's bright and positive but
    really hates to lose and refuses to give up.
    Rumor: -
    Tiger of Wind
    Name: Yim Min-Yeong
    Job: Model
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: A top model in Korea, she was identified by a talent agency and came to
    Japan. She found out about the Metro and spent all he initial pay on a car, did
    some light boosting, and strengthened the suspension and started racing on
    Route 4.
    She looks like a little girl but is strong and fights back when someone races
    She takes her own line. She's not fast, but she is unpredictable.
    Rumor: -
    Pink Dragon
    Name: Reika Cho
    Job: Actress
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: A fairly popular actress in Hong Hong, she loves cars and wanted to
    come to
    Japan when she heard about the Metro. Her car focuses on power, but she also
    with skill. She still is not used to lane changes on straight runs so she only
    her true potential on clear roads. Her brakes are weak for her car's power, so
    doesn't slow down enough for tight corners
    Rumor: -
    The Bone:  A team lead by a popular actor Infernal Serpent.  The members all
    work in the TV industry and met through their jobs.  Their skills are
    impressive and they are some of the fastest on the Three line.  They work hard
    to squeeze in as much driving as they can in their busy job schedule.
    Infernal Sperpent
    Name: Take Tobikawa
    Job: Actor
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: A popular actor whose main appeal is his masculinity. He manages his
    team with
    natural leadership skills, sometimes does his own stunts and is generally good
    driving. He's spent more than 10 million CP on tuning his car, and if his mind
    a little he loses track of where the settings need to be. However, thanks to his
    daring cornering, nobody can tell the difference.
    Rumor: -
    Dancing Devil Dog
    Name: Shota Miyauchi
    Job: Director
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: He used Infernal Serpent in a TV program before he was popular, and
    have been close ever since. He's known as a huge car lover, and has driven at
    20 different cars. He really loves his 1970 Supra and plunges ahead where people
    would hesitate. In order to have the car handle his style of driving, he has
    strengthened the suspension and body, and tuned the engine for durability.
    Rumor: -
    Guilty Phoenix
    Name: Hiroshi Kashiyama
    Job: AD
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: He races on the Metro using a car borrowed from his father. Displays a
    of speed and finesse that makes onlookers forget the size and weight of the
    However, he gets overwhelmed with long distances and has no time for
    which causes him to slow down during important moments. He repsects Dancing
    Devil Dog
    and would like to follow in his footsteps.
    Rumor: -
    Golden Unicorn
    Name: Kyoichi Nijimura
    Job: Producer
    Car: RX-7 RD3S Type RS
    Profile: Used to have the skills to be a leader in the time trials. Easygoing
    to the
    point of being jovial, it's hard to imagine he was ever at the top level of
    His car is merely average thanks to his busy schedule, which doesn't allow him
    for customization. He will sometimes add new parts, but he can't show off his
    true ability.
    Rumor: -
    Silent Aligator
    Name: Ryota Tanabe
    Job: Photographer
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Known as TanaRyo at work and really struggled before he made it as a
    photographer. If you're not careful, you'll end up sitting with him for hours
    at a
    restaurant listening to his tales of heroics. He made his name in the 0-400m
    when he was younger, and came to the Metro a few years ago. At first he
    struggled with
    cornering, but now he's able to take a clear line.
    Rumor: -
    Red Lion
    Name: Shoji Sogaya
    Job: Makeup artist
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: He was discovered by a world famous artist when he was 19 and began his
    career soon after. He also learned the joy of racing from his mentor, an
    car lover. Infernal Serpent got word of his skill soon after. He doesn't use any
    extra parts and tries to drive the best he can with a car built to match his
    but he's obsessive when it comes to aerodynamics.
    Rumor: -
    Anchor Dolphin
    Name: Tomomi Watai
    Job: Stylist
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: She may look like she's not paying attention, but she's like a machine
    when she opens her mouth. She loves to talk, and has been known to leave
    entertainers speechless. When she was driving by herself she used to drive a
    car, but now that she's on a team she drives a more powerful car. However, she's
    still getting used to it and tends to let up in the corners as a result.
    Rumor: -
    Scramble Wyvern
    Name: Jotaro Ryu
    Job: Actor
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Works in the same office as Infernal Serpent and thinks of him like a
    brother, thanks to his influence not just in acting, but in racing and tuning
    as well. However, he is unable to imitate his personality, and backs off when
    he shouldn't. He's starting to get more attention as an actor, and people are
    saying that he'll pass Tobikawa someday. He has mixed feelings about that.
    Rumor: -
    Velvet Scorpion
    Name: Tamiyuki Kishiro
    Job: Manager
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Infernal Serpent's agent, he is run ragged by his selfishness.
    for the team after buying a car and chasing Infernal Serpent, thanks to his
    tendency to run away when things get inconvenient. He's not used to a
    tuned car yet, but he drives a lot at work and has good sensibilities. He just
    needs more experience.
    Rumor: -
    Urban Stars:  A team composed of people who are well-off financially. Pour
    their money into tuning, going so far as to say Tuning is Money.  However they
    also polish their technique and have become the strongest on Rte. 4.  Keeps
    dressup to a minimum for an adult atmosphere.  Try to appeal to racing as a
    sport for gentleman and ladies, not barbaric competition.
    Immoveable Battle-Axe
    Name: Hiroki Takigawa
    Job: Car designer
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: The son of a famous car designer, he started his current job after
    from an Italian design school. His sophisticated designs have received high
    from around the world. He's liked plastic models since he was young and has
    made over
    3000 of them. The first model he made was a 1/12th scale model of his current
    He's focused on torque and has hired a top class tuner.
    Rumor: -
    Burning Longspear
    Name: Toru Aikawa
    Job: Pro-bowler
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He gets lots of attention thanks to his height. He normally wears his
    gloves when he's battling, and uses his bowling ball as ballast to balance the
    He drives a perfect line, and unbeatable concentration is his strongest weapon.
    example, even if he makes a mistake, he makes up for it in the next corner. He
    battles to teach beginners how to race.
    Rumor: -
    Transforming Kusari-gama
    Name: Tatsunori Mizushima
    Job: Pro modeler
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He has won a famous model magazine's grand prize a number of times
    with his
    sophisticated models, and has been featured in international media. He's
    talented with model cars, and makes them with detail more accurate than the real
    think. For instance, he will not change the major proportions of the
    even to get a high down force. He's good at making use of a road's unique
    Rumor: -
    Iron Hammer Spirit
    Name: Mikihei Tangei
    Job: Children's book author
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: His stories are somewhat surreal and dark. After working at a lunch
    for 5 years, he quit to begin his current job. There are rumors that he's
    a story based on his racing friends. He bought a car with prize money and had a
    friend tune it for a week, focusing on acceleration. He knows that he's dealing
    with children, so he runs a clean race.
    Rumor: -
    Unseen Shield
    Name: Mitsunori Ubagawa
    Job: Political secretary
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Became the secretary to a party in congress through his father's
    He has always done things promptly since he was a child, and his personality is
    suited for his work. He accelerates well from the mid-range, so much that is
    amazes his opponents. The stronger his competition is the more his ability
    Rumor: -
    Spiral Blade
    Name: Norimasa Ken
    Job: Politician
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: The leading member of the party gave him the cold shoulder when he was
    elected because of his carefree personality, but he became very popular by
    it straight with the public. When racing, he will try to pull ahead of his
    but is forced to block them after they soon catch back up. However, he defends
    well that his opponents can't do anything.
    Rumor: -
    Whispering Bow
    Name: Kenichiro Mukaibara
    Job: Beautician
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: He's got a gentle manner and is able to think on his feet, and he's
    the trust of the staff. He gave a haircut to Immovable Battle-Axe and was
    to join his team. He flies like an arrow on the straightaways thanks to his
    shifting, but he tends to let up in the corners.
    Rumor: -
    Unfinished Longsword
    Name: Tomomasa Yanagii
    Job: Movie director
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: He'd like to do a big Hollywood type entertainment movie, but he only
    has received recognition for his avant-garde productions. He dreams of the day
    when he can make a movie about the racers on The Metro. He's tuned his car to be
    powerful, like an American car. It's got good performance in the straightaways,
    but it's not great overall and he pulls especially hard in the corners.
    Rumor: -
    Deceiving Rapier
    Name: Souichi Niki
    Job: Pawn shop
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: Owns a quiet little pawn shop in an ally in the student district.
    it doesn't do much business, rumors say that he's got a lot of assests. As
    he's put a lot of money into his engine, suspension and body. He likes classy
    accessories. His car provides a soft ride that doesn't fell like a big car, and
    good engine response feels like a finely honed weapon.
    Rumor: -
    Black Dagger
    Name: Kai Yamafuji
    Job: Social worker
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Has a good natured personality, and is popular at work. He always talks
    to them about cars, even though the elderly at the care center don't understand.
    His luck was s obad when he was a child that people around him worried about his
    chances for survival. His strategy is to watch for a chance to attack like a
    knife and finish them off. Often times, something goes wrong.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Gals:  A female only team that have become more prominent as of late.
    It is a team of AE86 who raced in circuits.  After being made fun of for being
    females racers they started competing in the Shutoko.  Each of them members
    are beautiful and have high paying jobs.  This allows them to put the money
    into their vehicles.
    Rolling Gal Number 1
    Name: Yuri Nakamura
    Job: Bar assistant manager
    Car: Rolling Gal No.1 86LCuGA
    Profile: Leader of the Rolling Gals and is rumored to have once been a media
    Normally, she appears to be a smiling assistant manager for the bar who enjoys
    but put her behind the wheel and she turns into an extreme racer. She doesn't
    anything and is very generous, so lots of the members trust he and call her big
    sister. She doesn't use any feints or blocks and will never block her
    opponent's line.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Gal Number 2
    Name: Amane Ishikawa
    Job: Disco queen
    Car: Sprinter Trueno AE86T 3door GT Apex
    Profile: She's a disco queen who dances in the spotlight at a members only
    Her body's in such good shape that you would never think she's had three
    She wronte a book about her night life and struggles raising her children, which
    became a million seller and made her life easy. She changes her mind quickly
    and is
    unpredictable, which confuses her opponents in battles.
    Rumor: -
    Ralling Gal Number 3
    Name: Naoko Ando
    Job: Flower arranger
    Car: Sprinter Trueno AE86T 3door GT Apex
    Profile: She loves flowers and is somewhat reserved, so the other racers tease
    her and
    call her Naocchi. Even though the teasing may appear to be mean, she really
    mind and actually feels that it shows they love her. She's still fearful, so she
    yields the raod to someone coming cup fast behind her. But, if she's the one
    she'll draft them nose to tail and push them severely.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Gal Number 4
    Name: Katsumi Ikawa
    Job: Aroma therapist
    Car: Sprinter Trueno AE86T 3door GT Apex
    Profile: Proud of her tall, slender body, she makes a consistent effort to be
    In battles, she always races in a smart and stylish manner. She tends to be too
    about taking beautiful-looking lines, and has lost numerous battles because of
    She loves electronic poems and bad jokes, which, surprisingly, works to her
    A fine assistant leader for her team.
    Rumor: -
    Rolling Gal Number 5
    Name: Akiko Fujita
    Job: Campaign girl
    Car: Corolla Levin AE86L 3door GT Apex
    Profile: An eccentric girl, she is the youngest member on her team. Appears to
    get along
    well with Rolling Gal Number 3, often going to karaoke together and singing
    till dawn.
    A new license holder, she still has trouble keeping her vehicle under control.
    so, her technique continues to improve thanks to trial-and-erro. Afraid of the
    other members finding out she has a boyfriend.
    Rumor: -
    Departure:  A team assembled by a car magazine project with many unique
    members.  Their inability to get along stood out at first, but they now work
    well as a team.  They show amazing speed while constantly seeking to perfect
    pro driving.  Vehicles are tuned for total balance, not just power.  Their
    leader Happy Chappy strives to have the most moral team on The Metro.
    Happy Chappy
    Name: Michio Tokishiki
    Job: Informant
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: Became a police officer because he loved car chases, but was soon
    promoted to
    desk work. He then quit to pursue his dream of becoming a real racer. Although
    he felt
    guilty about letting down his family, he was unable to suppress his urge to
    race. Attacks
    opponents by following behind them until he can take advantage of their blind
    While intimidating, he still drives very safely.
    Rumor: -
    Sweet Surrender
    Name: Michika Sano
    Job: High school math teacher
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: A female driver that exudes allure. Often seen annoucing her students'
    test scores
    over the PA during test periods, and always grades her opponents on their
    performance. Perfectly translates the course into data and is always aware of
    how far
    she can step on the pedals while cornering. However, this approach makes it
    hard to
    react spontaneously, so her car is loosely tuned.
    Rumor: -
    Cool Site
    Name: Kei Sohma
    Job: Webmaster
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Webmaster of an auto site that gets 10,000 hits a day. Uploads videos
    of his
    driving to his site, gets feedback from other racers and makes improvements.
    his team after Sweet Surrender invited him while chatting. His technique is
    very good
    thanks to his constant efforts, but his style lacks individuality after
    listening to
    so much feedback, as does his car's tuning.
    Rumor: -
    Great Finance
    Name: Hiroshi Aizawa
    Job: Stock broker
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: Thanks to the current investment boom, his work keeps him very busy,
    because many of his investors are also racers, even driving on The Metro won't
    let him escape his job, so he trolls Cool Site's forums for fun. Plays around
    his car so much it has almost no normal parts left, but the car's overall
    remain unchanged. A methodical driver with occasional surprises.
    Rumor: -
    Up Beat
    Name: Hiroyuki Nakano
    Job: Used record store worker
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: Unabashed music lover who drives all his battles with his stereo
    to its max. Dreams of starting a band of racers and releasing a CD. Cares deeply
    about member relations, but no one will listen to him thanks to his young age.
    to keep his car light to make up for his heavy stereo system. Drives differently
    depending on music listened to, making him unpredicatable.
    Rumor: -
    Tokio Jungle:  Car lovers from the Tokyo area started getting together and
    racing the shutoko.  Eventually they formed a team.  The members all drive
    difference cars but they all drive at a high standard.  The team was never
    suppose to last but it has been fives years since it's creation.  They have not
    desire to recruit any more members and maintain that the only members will be
    the founding seven.
    Name: Mistsuru Iona
    Job: Auto mechanic
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX typeR STi Version VI
    Profile: In charge of maintenance, but also drives and tunes himself. Married
    children, he has considering retiring, but stays due to difficulty with
    choosing his
    successor. Refuses to drift, his car is designed for perfect grip. Uses
    brakes for exact deceleration, and recovers quickly thanks to his misfiring
    Able to respond flexibly to most any situation.
    Rumor: -
    Name: Hiroshi Baba
    Job: Sports shop manager
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: A top player in his company's basketball team, he used his athleticism
    rise to become a first class driver after retiring. Used to be known as the best
    drifter in the country, but changed to grip-based driving after joining his
    Proven himself an excellent driver regard-less of facing style. Particularly
    at outrunning his opponent during tag battles.
    Rumor: -
    Jet Black Hot Wind
    Name: Kyoji Honda
    Job: Bakery manager
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: A heard worker who always drives over 300km a day. Said to spend tons
    gas and parts. Finally bought his new car after scrimping for 3 years, and used
    gather from his friends to make it fairly battle worthy. But, he has neglected
    lighten his car, making it dangerous to enter corners at high speeds. Tends to
    too early, and is often left in the dust afterwards.
    Rumor: -
    White Fox
    Name: Toshiki Nagarekawa
    Job: Pub manager
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: After constantly refusing to come back to Osaka and take over the
    business, he has now been disinherited. This allowed him to break away from his
    cleanly and improve his driving, although he must now rely on used parts.
    Thanks to
    lightening his car considerably despite little money, his acceleration and
    have greatly improved, and his grip driving is fantastic.
    Rumor: -
    Salty Dog
    Name: Katsuaki Mizushima
    Job: Sports Instructor
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Consitently discouraged his best friend, White Fox, from going to
    Osaka, and
    their bond has only grown stronger for it. A late bloomer as a racer, he got to
    current level quickly through lots of hard work. Currently trying to improve
    by focusing on careful line work. Likes to follow his opponent from behind and
    pressure on them constantly.
    Rumor: -
    Slide Freak
    Name: Noriaki Higashi
    Job: PC store worker
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Began racing on the Metro after transferring to Tokyo. While first
    with merely learning the roads, he now knows the courses better than anyone, and
    sometimes teaches them to new racers. His car is set for gentle tuning, with
    capable undercarriage and an engine focused on cooling efficiecy. A master of
    braking, acceleration and drift, he now focuses on grip.
    Rumor: -
    Running Blue Wave
    Name: Koji Takae
    Job: Pet shop manager
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Finally acquired a girlfriend after years of loneliness, but then
    became unable
    to spend his money on tuning. Also stressed thanks to suspicion of girlfriend
    him. Reluctantly detuned his car after realizing the strain it's power was
    placing on it
    was too much. Decently fast on visiable straightaways, his deceleration and
    exits hold
    him back on the corners.
    Rumor: -
    Free Way:  A team that naturally form when GT-R drivers got together.  They
    take pride in driving one of Japan's leading sports car and strive to live up
    to the name.  The team trade parts among each other and work together to become
    better as a team.  How ever they do not get along with other teams, especially
    the Rolling Guy.
    Pale Comet
    Name: Haruhiko Koyama
    Job: Weather forecaster
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Appears on TV thanks to his actor father. After recording his show, he
    sneak out and head for the Metro in his beloved car. Discouraged because his
    accuracy percentage is worse then his victory one. Intimate with a fellow TV
    from his station, they often go out racing together. His car is tuned like a
    and it's body is light, but the brakes have been neglected.
    Rumor: -
    Orange Head
    Name: Tadshi Utsui
    Job: Programmer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: First drove a light car with moderate power, then changed to a BNR34
    great potential, changing teams in the process, and his old teamamtes now treat
    like he betrayed them. Usually lives a plain life, but tries to stand out and be
    flashy with his car and driving. Even his muffler was bought for sound, no
    Great on straightaways, he rarely loses to same HPed cars.
    Rumor: -
    Silver Fox
    Name: Akira Yamada
    Job: Store producer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: Began driving the Metro after working on a restaurant run by a famous
    Currently accepting lots of work from racers, causing him to scream with joy.
    His car is
    slow to accelerate, but creeps up on opponents dependably, and can be used to
    keep up
    pressure while racing. He then takes advantage of his opponent's opening to
    them, leaving them wondering what just happened.
    Rumor: -
    Silent Reviver
    Name: Tetsuro Kibayashi
    Job: Pharmacy manager
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: A veteran who has been driving the Metro for 10 years. Once tried to
    quit racing,
    but was lured back by the thrill of battle. Not as fast as he was before he
    quit, he
    still has lots of tricks thanks to his vast experience. His engine and
    are both roughly tuned. Refuses to use new parts, preferring to use his
    instincts to
    drive instead. His corner is a sight to behold.
    Rumor: -
    Ultimate Killer
    Name: Ichiro Hiyama
    Job: Train engineer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: After being assigned his dream job of driving the super express, he
    realized that
    safety is more important then speed. Since then, the Crystal Knights, who
    ridiculed his
    once rough driving, have been amazed. His cornering is more accurate thanks to
    braking, and his win percentage has gone up, but he is now more easily affected
    those who interfere with his driving.
    Rumor: -
    Crystal Knight
    Name: Koji Mikimoto
    Job: Pet groomer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: A driver who overflows with chivalry and aims to take the top of the
    with clean battles and natural driving senses. Shocked at Ultimate Killer's
    change in
    driving style. His technique is high level with no visible weaknesses, if one
    pressed to give a flaw, it would be his infleible personality.
    Rumor: -
    Acceleration Junkie
    Name: Akihiro Fukui
    Job: Auto parts store worker
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Uses his job to sell parts cheap to his racer friends, but also winds
    selling them to rival teams thanks to his cheerful nature. Some of his
    teammates don't
    like that, but they don't say anything because of his friendship with their
    Pounds the brakes fiercely once moment, then lets go and steers great the next.
    A decent
    racer who knows how to accelerate out of corners.
    Rumor: -
    Highway Bomber
    Name: Yuuki Wada
    Job: Tableware manufacturing working
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: Began racing after being influence by his brother in Max Racing.
    Thanks to his
    brother leaving his beloved sedan to the family, he was able to chose a sports
    type for
    himself. Unfortunately, parts and parking for the car soon put him deep in
    debt. Working
    more to make his payments has cut back on his racing time, making him last on
    team. Hates to lose, but drives fair and steadily.
    Rumor: -
    Knife and Fork:  A team assembled by the owner of the French restaurant La
    Liberte and his employees.  They are particular about driving manners as well
    as table ones and always try to drive politely, which has earned them favor
    with other racers.  The fact that everyone knows and works with everyone else
    has been both good and bad for the team.  Invincible Meal has been working to
    correct it.
    Invincible Meal
    Name: Masayuki Miura
    Job: Restaurant owner
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: His restaurant La Liberte has expanded to 3 stores, with plans to
    build in
    Nagoya and Osaka. Racers come to his main store all the time and liven it up
    car talk. Recently bought a Z33 he had his eye on, and has already worked on the
    engine and undercarriage, with body tuning to be completed. All that remains is
    drive during breaks to finish the last settings.
    Rumor: -
    Table Manners
    Name: Tsutomu Kagawa
    Job: Waiter
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Famous La Liberte garcon. Explains dishes to car lovers using auto
    one of his duties is to back up the owner when he carelessly sets up a battle.
    Although responsible for much of the team success, he remains totally modest.
    to buy a Z33 after witnessing its quality in his boss' car. Drives so
    chivalrously as
    to let those who try to pass him do so, as well as never blocking.
    Rumor: -
    Romanee Conti from Yokohama
    Name: Shuhei Kijima
    Job: Wine Steward
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: A skilled waiter who works in La Liberte. Has won a number of awards.
    much about about cars as well as about wine. picks out high-level racers at a
    glance and challenges them to battles. While a sedan in a sports car-themed team
    is usually considered heresy, his dynamic driving gets hi compliments from
    his leader. Sometimes blocks trickily, but will never drive recklessly.
    Rumor: -
    Gold Curry Sauce
    Name: Yuji Nishitani
    Job: Chef
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: In charge of the kitchen since La Liberte first opened, he has created
    a number of unique dishes. While obviously well-trained, his tendency to
    make overly spicy foods after losing a battle has the owner at a loss.
    Hot-headed and devoted to winning, he refuses to change his front-loaded brake
    balance and maintains his solid grip racing. Set front springs to be soft for
    bettering turning.
    Rumor: -
    Twilight A La Mode
    Name: Hiroyuki Saeki
    Job: Pastry Chef
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: A young pastry chef whose desserts have been called art. His artistic
    sense even carries through to his racing, and causes his opponents to stare
    in spite of themselves. Dislikes reducing his ride height, and his stagger
    when taking corners stands out. Also tends to forcefully enter his opponent's
    line. Respected by his teammates for his outstanding overtaking ability.
    Rumor: -
    Four Star Driver
    Name: Pierre Tanaka
    Job: Chef
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Both his driving and cooking were sub-par when he began working at
    La Liberte, but his skills have greatly improved, and he is now essential
    as Gold Curry Sauce's assistant. Currently dating Red Tablecloth and talking
    about getting married and opening their own place. Lowered his height to
    improve stability, toughened his springs, and prevents under steer by
    cornering slower.
    Rumor: -
    Red Tablecloth
    Name: Mami Hanatani
    Job: Waitress
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: The poster girl for La Liberte. She used to go out with Gold Curry
    but is now dating Four Star Driver. Once thought of becoming a chef, her new
    dream is to get married and have a family. By researching the best power balance
    for her car, she managed to get power above her car's specs. Drives without
    epending effort. Not fast, but she is proud of her textbook-perfect lines.
    Rumor: -
    No Loser:  The team came in from Osaka three years ago.  After being defeated
    they chose to stay until they win.  The team believes in tuning that puts the
    least amount of pressure on the machine and using the full potent ional of the
    vehicle.  The members get a beat down from their teammates when they loose too
    many times in a row.
    Unsinkable Naniwa
    Name: Toshifumi Asakawa
    Job: Bar manager
    Car: Naniwa's Warship CT9ACuWS
    Profile: Formerly in charge of Osaka Kanjo Line's best team, he came to the
    in order to aim higher. A machine devotee who prizes high quality vehicles over
    skilled drivers, he now rules the No. 4 Shinjuku Line with an overwhelmingly
    powerful, well tuned car. He's deciding on his next target. Borrowed money to
    start his bar, which is now so successful he's planning to start a chain.
    Rumor: -
    Chilling Nuclear Warhead
    Name: Kiichi Kotegawa
    Job: Car Mechanic
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: While having driven longer than Unsinkable Naniwa, he was moved by his
    leader's competitive sense and love for cars to join. Extremely knowledgeable
    cars, he used to work in a maintenance plant in Osaka, and oversees all work
    on the teams' cars. Dislikes overly power-focused tuning, and constantly tries
    strengthen a car while keeping it balanced. Jobless until recently.
    Rumor: -
    Chaotic Instigator
    Name: Shinji Tomizaki
    Job: Part time bar worker
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Became famous for his conspirciously dirty racing after meeting No
    Will do anything to win, and has made over 30% of his opponents crash with
    like widening his car and blocking their path. Leaves all the maintenance to
    Nuclear Warhead, so his tuning and settings are exactly alike. Works for
    Naniwa now, and is suprisingly good at serving customers.
    Rumor: -
    Sneaking Time Bomb
    Name: Kosaku Hamada
    Job: Building maintenance
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: The backbone of the team, his cool, smart driving has won him
    victories. Respects Chilling Nuclear Warhead as a teammate, but is always surly
    to the leader's favoring Chaotic Instigator for reasons he doesn't get. He
    calmly at the start and goes all out at the end. After racing for 5 years, he
    should start producing results soon.
    Rumor: -
    Invisible Reconnaissance
    Name: Akinobu Hosaka
    Job: Freelancer
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Joined No Loser while enrolled in college, quit to participate in away
    battles, and now makes his living as a freelancer. An earnest, nice young man
    by the day, a racing flying down the No. 4 Shinjuku Line by night. Loves to
    read, and will always have something at hand; the unofficial info specialist
    for the team. Always hungry for battle, he'll drive the No. 4 Shinjuku looking
    for opponents.
    Rumor: -
    Fast Attack Cutting Sergeant
    Name: Fumihiko Takanami
    Job: Convenience store manager
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Calls himself No Loser's Cutting Sergeant. A trypical hot-blooded guy,
    he'll challenge anyone on the No. 4 Shinjuku Line who looks fast. It is said
    that his wild driving inspires fear in his rivals. Blunt to a fault, but is
    willing to improve, his attitude has gotten him promoted to manager at his
    store. Has the mental and phsyical chops to give his all to work on racing.
    Rumor: -
    Skull Bullet
    Name:  James Begins
    Job: Company Owner
    Car: Concept-X
    Profile: Born in America and son to a wealthy man, he had everything growing
    up.  He was given his own circuit at age 19.  He helps with his father's
    business and practices as a racer in his spare time.  He came to Japan to
    challenge Snake Eyes.  His car's a showcase of new technology, with all the
    parts carefully selected.  He traces his opponent's movements and sets the car
    to automatic control.
    Crimson Kid
    Name: Masaji Kurosaki
    Job: College Student
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: The youngest of the 3 Kurosaki brothers, he has the hottest temper of
    the bunch.  He's got natural driving ability, and in a short time has put his
    brothers to shame.  He modified his car to suit his technique, and it's so
    picky that people can't drive it.  He attacks from the start leaving his
    opponent no room to fight back, becoming bewildered as to what to do.
    Golden Wisdom
    Name: Masanori Kurosaki
    Job: Cram School Teacher
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32
    Profile: The middle of the 3 Kurosaki brothers, and the wildest of the bunch.
    He's a pain in the neck even to his older brother, Iron Old Man.  However, he's
    also kind to his younger brother and he has female fans.  He's got a powered-up
    car and attacks using acceleration, but is poor at turning.  He's got good
    senses and can anticipate his opponent's next move.  Dresses gaudily and is far
    from elegant.
    Old Iron Man
    Name: Masakazu Kurosaki
    Job: Lawyer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34
    Profile:  The oldest of the 3 Kurosaki brothers.  Their parents died when they
    were young, so he became like a father to his brothers.  Always calm and
    collected, he's perfected his car through lots of trial and error, and it is
    now at a point where it holds up well no matter how rough the battle.
    Theoretically, it's his job to break his brother's fights, but he'll usually
    let them fight anyway.
    Dark Tengu
    Name: Kenichi Mayama
    Job: Dentist
    Car: Impreza GDB
    Profile: A small-built man, he's always walking the Parking areas hunched over.
    He's a big collector of pin-up posters and anime.  He's brought down a number
    of opponents with his modulating accelerator work. Once he was a clean racer,
    but rumors say that his leader is inviting new members to join, which made him
    worry that he might be cut from the team.  Since then he's been okay with any
    King Sandstorm
    Name: Yoshio Ashibe
    Job: College Professor
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX
    Profile: Makes use of his years of experience when racing.  He's passed his
    body's peak, but doesn't show it.  He not only thinks of speed , but how to
    race with style.  He creates his race like a show, from the cornering to
    catching up on the straightaways.  His car is dressed up as well as it
    performs.  He was associated with Snake Eyes for a long time and they were once
    Mad Murdoc
    Name: Tsutomo Shiraishi
    Job: Teacher
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32
    Profile: A bright, humorous guy, he's always joking around, even when battling.
    He's good at making his opponent stumble, and drives at his own pace.  He
    reduced the weight and stiffened the suspension to help with his light
    footwork.  He's teased that he's Snake Eye's henchman.  He's viewed as an
    assistant leader, and he watches out for the Kurosaki brothers, who are always
    Dirty Fox
    Name: Kazumi Amachi
    Job: Ballerina
    Car: RX-7 FD3S
    Profile: She's got a naïve personality, but shows terrifying talent in the
    races.  She's gotten a dirty image because she takes a strong line and blocks,
    but in truth, she's not even aware she's doing it.  Her looks have earned a lot
    of male fans, but she doesn't seem to care.  She spurned Snake Eyes when he
    approached her as well.  There's a rumor that she has too much testosterone.
    Name: Naoki Fujimaki
    Job: Carpenter
    Car: Supra JZA70
    Profile: The oldest member of the team, he is usually quiet and calm, but has
    a funny side only he shows those close to him.  He's been driving the same car
    for more than 20 years, but he's taken such good care of it, you'd swear it was
    a new car.  He's not crude, but he is persistent.  He's the on Snake Eyes
    trusts the most, and he's had quarrels with King Speed.  There are a lot of
    mysteries about him.
    Snake Eyes
    Name: Hajime Hisanaga
    Job: Unknown
    Car: A80CuSE
    Profile: Went to America 5 years ago to improve his skills and made the top
    consistently.  After he returned, he got the best racers together and formed
    Phantom9, making himself the leader.  He drives a monster machine that is tuned
    perfectly based on his experience.  He is very confident, and becomes easily
    frustrated if things don't go his way.  He came back to settle old scores.
    Melancholy Angel
    Name: Setsuko Kuroe
    Job: Administrative Secretary
    Car: SE3PCuMA
    Profile: Once known as one of the 13 Lion Hearts.  Her car smells of flowers
    and she always looks sad.  If she likes a guy she'll let him ride with her,
    but her personality changes when it comes to battle, which drives many men
    away.  She's a rear drive supremacist and scorns other cars.  She tuned her
    vehicle for short battles and her races are always over in a flash.
    The Rook
    Name: Hiroaki Sakuraba
    Job: Tax Accountant
    Car: A80CuRO
    Profile: He always looks sleepy, but changes abruptly when racing.  There are
    a lot of believers in his racing theory.  He examines any parts he uses
    carefully, and doesn't tolerate any errors.  He's reduced the weight as much as
    possible to help reduce any sway, and added twin turbos for quick acceleration.
    He's small, but strong, and good at long races.
    The Bishop
    Name: Shinichiro Kaneya
    Job: Food Company Worker
    Car: A80CuBI
    Profile: Extremely confident, he's justified in saying he's the best.  His car
    has multiple settings and is called Racing Art.  It's got power and stability,
    and matches the driver's technology.  The body has been strengthened for hard
    driving and doesn't flutter, even above 200mph.  If he's left behind, he will
    chase down and mentally corner the opponent.
    The Knight
    Name: Keita Arai
    Job: Detective
    Car: A80CuKN
    Profile: Once a policeman, he is now a detective.  They say the reason he is
    racing is related to a case, which caused him to be chased by the police.  He's
    considered the top technician from D3.  He used a carbon monocoque body to
    reduce weight.  The engine's got good response, and the suspension and rear
    spoiler give good grip.  But the steering is tight and little miss can cause
    an accident.
    Crimson Devil
    Name: Raito Miyakawa
    Job: Unknown
    Car: GDBCuCD
    Profile: Formerly one of the 12 Crusaders, he's been around a long time and
    knows everyone.  He's focused on power, and wants to stand out.  On the other
    hand, he's not arrogant with his popularity.  He's got a great memory, and
    remembers the face of everyone he's ever battled. When racing a car with the
    same specs, he lets it go first and then chases it down.  He enjoys scaring
    his opponents.
    White Charisma
    Name: Wataru Tate
    Job: Unkown
    Car: FD3SCuWC
    Profile: So legendary that racers are scared at just the mention of his name.
    After losing to King Speed, he disappeared, but later returned to the metro.
    He's always thinking 2 or 3 steps ahead in battle, and his car is set to be
    light and quick.  The more aggressive the opponent, the stronger he races.
    He'll slip through any opening.  "Charisma" is not just a name, it's his aura.
    King Speed
    Name: Motoya Iwasaki
    Job: Unknown
    Car: GDBCuEM
    Profile: After climbing to the top, he disappeared just as quickly as he
    appeared.  He then disappeared and later came back more powerful than ever.
    He tuned for power, and strengthened the body and suspension to handle it.
    He reads the movements of cars far ahead of him and uses that in a way that can
    only be called genius.  He believes that speed is the only truth in this world.
    Name: Unknown
    Job: Unknown
    Car: Unknown S30CuUK
    Profile: Known as "The Demon of the Metro" or "The Ghost of a Legendary Racer,"
    he won't appear unless his opponent has truly mastered racing. The body is a
    famous old car, but there is something different inside. His magical
    and cornering is legendary. If he's ahead he saps the will of his opponent and
    he's behind, he keeps up the pressure.
    5. Wanderers
    Garage Haruo
    Name: Haruo Kaburagi
    Job: Tuning shop manager
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: In love with the world of tuning since his teen years, he commands
    from his friends. Once thought he wanted to work with cars, but gave it up to
    his family's business. For a long time, he's done private tuning work on the
    and currently produces original tuning brands. Drives the Metro to advertise his
    work. Drives fairly and tunes for feel, not power.
    Rumor: He only battles in cars that are fully tuned.
    Lonely Wolf
    Name: Kosuke Fukumoto
    Job: Pediatrician
    Car: Skyling Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: Has few friends due to overwhelming skyness, but a very loyal driver to
    those he trusts. Has driven solo for a long time, but now thinks he'd like more
    friends. Not shy with kids, he is loved by his patients. Likes to shake his
    opponent when battling, and focuses on strengthening the clutch and using carbon
    for the body to improve speed. Not good with battles involving lots of passing.
    Rumor: He won't battle anybody who's done less than 100 races.
    Kamikaze Koji
    Name: Koji Nakamura
    Job: Gas station part timer
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Started working part-time at a gas station to earn money for tuning,
    moved up quickly and now teaches new employees. Knows enough about cars to be
    a professional mechanic, and can determine what's wrong with a car with one
    Admires Garage Haruo, and wants to build up his own Kamikaze Brand one day.
    for max speed, and blocks his opponent's path with wide-angle drifts.
    Rumor: He's only on the Metro a out of every 3 days.
    Immortal Jester
    Name: Masafumi Takayanagi
    Job: Circus performer
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: His parents were in the circus, and taught him all sorts of feats since
    his childhood, giving him incredible athletic prowess. However, his frequent
    school transfers as a child have made him very quiet. Became interested in cars
    after his father bought him an RC car. Began driving the Metro 10 years ago,
    and is now a veteran driver. Adept at acrobatic driving, and will never cheat
    to win.
    Rumor: Supposedly only battles cars with flashy vinyl. Appears only on
    Hopeless Home
    Name: Koji Watanabe
    Job: Takoyaki restaurant
    Car: Impreza GC8 WRX STi Version VI
    Profile: A former hard-working trade company employee, he was suddenly
    and is currently hugely depressed thanks to losing his new house on his 3rd day
    living there. Got into Feng Shui to change his bad luck, and has lots of Feng
    goods in his car, recoated his body and lucky muffler, and won't battle in bad
    directions. Despite that, he has had his car's contents stolen 3 times to date.
    Rumor: He'll only battle racers who've been on the Shibuya entrance more than 3
    Impatient Eternity
    Name: Masami Shoji
    Job: Bar manager & owner
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: A night butterfly who works for the galaxy, her hard work has
    rencently paid
    off, and she now owns her own place. She enjoys a good rep and decent sales, but
    although she now has lots of money for tuning, she also has little time for
    Even if her opponent is a regular, she never holds back. Pretends to drive
    in order to make her opponents drop their guard.
    Rumor: She only races when the club's closed on Monday.
    Impatient Princess
    Name: Masaki Tanimura
    Job: Domestic training
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: A pampered young girl and the only daughter of the Oote Bank
    president. Ran
    away from home when her parents tried to arrange her marriage. Afterwards, her
    bank went bankrupt due to recession. Thought that she would like to help after
    her father deteriorate from his huge debt, but she can't seem to express her
    feelings to him. Adjust gears and undercarriage for straightaways.
    Rumor: She'll only race cars that have traveled less then 3mi for the day.
    Ignorant Fool
    Name: Atsushi Nakajima
    Job: Salaried employee
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Became famous on the Metro inadverently, after driving it on the way
    from dates. Currently overwhelmed with challenges after changing his car to
    his girlfriend. Practices every day so he can get used to his car. Tunes it to
    comfort so that his girlfriend can drive it too. While set up well for
    driving, his car comes alive in the corners.
    Rumor: He only battles custom cars.
    Wild Heart
    Name: Shuji Kurihara
    Job: Sports commentator
    Car: Crown GRS184 Athelete G Package
    Profile: Formerly an ace pitcher for a pro baseball team, he has won over 100
    himself. Retired early, perhaps due to his love for battles. Became a
    afterwards, and is popular for his sharp-cutting talk on TV. Aims for power in
    driving, and corners wildly. But, his overwhelming power leaves most opponents
    on straightaways. Tunes his body and undercarriage for power.
    Rumor: He appears on the New Kanjo Line when there is a racer with more than
    100 wins.
    Lonely Nihilist
    Name: Mami Nishiyama
    Job: Pro tennis player
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Named for his tendency to never change his expression. His car, tuned
    money won from tournaments, excels in acceleration, and leaves his rivals in
    the dust
    from the get-go. Focused on high speeds, he is polishing his blocking tech for
    battles. Also intent on stiffening his undercarriage and lightening the weight.
    Started racing to help his sick brother.
    Rumor: Challenges cars that use the Ariake entrance.
    Masked Stranger
    Name: Tomoki Ohno
    Job: Doll maker
    Car: Skuline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: A poet as well as a doll maker. Knows 4 languages and displays his
    work all
    over the world. Although his career on the Metro is long, he has little
    thanks to long int'l trips. A hard worker, he polishes his technique through
    and error. His driving is sometimes eccentric, sometimes serious...basically,
    over the place. His motto: "Like art, driving requires felling."
    Rumor: He only battles cars with vertical doors.
    Wolf's Requiem
    Name: Kiyoshi Onizuka
    Job: Appliance store worker
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: Disbanded his team after losing a friend in an accident 6 years ago,
    now drives as if to atone for his sins. Many of his old teammates were deeply
    moved by this, and came back to him on their own. Runs his engine almost to the
    breaking point, and won't step off the gas until the last second when cornering.
    Uses his emergency brake to graze the wall when turning, like he's possessed.
    Rumor: He'll only battle an unmodified car.
    Mosquito Lemon
    Name: Sachio Toyama
    Job: Writer
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: Writes the Life Advice column for a car magazine. Although his column
    popular at first, he broke out after his first year, and now helps many lost
    racers with their problems. However, he has actually lost sight of his own way
    of life, and hasn't yet realized he desperately wants someone to help him out.
    Uses the PC he bought for his web site to log data, and analyzes his own
    Rumor: He appears on Route 4 when he hears a racer has sold more than 2 cars.
    Iron Racer
    Name: Toshio Suzuyama
    Job: Company owner
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: The president of the limited company Suzuyama Dye Enterprises. Friend
    many thanks to his soft-spoken nature and gentle driving style, but many don't
    that he used to be known as a wild and dangerous racer. Apparently, he lost all
    confidence and will to race those better then him after losing to a certain
    Drives to respect opponent' driving, and is happy to win or lose.
    Rumor: Never appears on The Metro when there are cars who are playing music.
    Speeding Fanfare
    Name: Chika Fukui
    Job: Homemaker
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Her hobby is being a groupie for bands, and she's attracted to heroic,
    handsome actors. She chased an entertainer who drove a sports car and started
    to get interested in battles. She went home to Osaka while her husband was on
    a business trip overseas, but came back to the Metro. She's good at chasing,
    but loses her direction if she's ahead. She drives a stealthy car.
    Rumor: She's bought more than 3 cars and is hoping for an open minded racer to
    Dog Ears
    Name: Hajime Jinbo
    Job: Coffee shop manager
    Car: Skyline Coupe CPV35 350GT Premium
    Profile: He can tell just how tuned a car is from the sound of the engine. He
    also telling what problems there are, and how to fix them. He doesn't have any
    problems with his own car. He doesn't have much technique, but uses his ability
    to only race cars he can beat. His muffles is quiet so he can hear the engine.
    Occasionally he'll get challenged by an opponent who looks faster, in which
    case he'll find an excuse not to race.
    Rumor: He'll show up on the Kanjou Line when there's an NA car racing.
    Gold License
    Name: Osamu Takuma
    Job: Sales person
    Car: Gold License ECCuGL
    Profile: Proud of the fact that he's never had an accident in the 16 years since
    he got his license, even though he drives and battles every day. He's good at
    stable cornering. He used to do all the tuning, but then saved up some money
    and hired a pro. The HP is up and he's more satisfied than ever with the feel.
    His good friend lost his gold license for a small infraction, which depressed
    Rumor: He won't show on the Metro unless a wild driver like Yellow Desperado is
    Caffeine X 3
    Name: Koichiro Ohnuki
    Job: Barber shop manager
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: He's obsessed with his lucky number, 3. He lives in the third district,
    and races on Route 3 after 3 cups of coffee. He keeps saying he is 33 years old.
    He used to drive an RE but switched over to a Z33. However, the feel is
    and he's still not used to it. He likes driving in 3rd gear, which limits his
    acceleration, and his top speed performance is lacking.
    Rumor: He only shows on days with a 3 and only battle racers with a '3333'
    license plate.
    Tragic Matterhorn
    Name: Koichi Chiba
    Job: Moutain climber
    Car: Matterhorn Z33CuMH WALD Continental Color
    Profile: His father got him interested in Z cars and he's called Rocket Z
    because of
    his Z33 with special specs. He's confident in his strength, and has never given
    no matter how hard the battle. He was not able to help his friend when they were
    mountain climbing, and races to help forget that tragedy. Sometimes he sees the
    car his dead friend drove and tears up when no one can see him.
    Rumor: He'll only battle Z cars.
    Tomorrow Again
    Name: Tomowo Sekine
    Job: Sound director
    Car: Crown GRS184 Athelete G Package
    Profile: He's a sound magician who works all over, from movies to games to
    parks. He specializes in car sounds and has all kinds of samples; exhaust
    turn signals and the sound of the doors. His engine is set for a stable sound,
    in his sports games. His car has a wide power band, which confuses his opponent.
    Sometimes he loses by paying too much attention to the sound.
    Rumor: He'll only battle cars with top class mufflers.
    West Shinjuku Assembler
    Name: Shigeru Matsuyama
    Job: Programmer
    Car: Impreza GDB WRX STI spec C
    Profile: He drives an Impreza with perfect settings, thanks to his
    intelligence. He's
    got a reputation for his unique sensibilities and helps out with other cars. He
    always carefully takes the best line and  his shifting is spot on, however, he's
    obsessed with doing it his way and the unexpected causes problems. He likes
    games and always has the latest ones. he's got arcade machines in his garage.
    Rumor: He wants to race cars with additional gauges.
    Matashichi the First
    Name: Mataemon Motomakitei
    Job: Comic storyteller
    Car: Skyline GTR BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He grew up in a family that had been comic story tellers for over 200
    and was promoted to master story teller while still young. Racing is his only
    He's a master at racing as well, and has won many times. His strength is fading
    so he
    might soon retire. He's knowns his chosen successor, Matashichi the Second is
    weak, but he recognizes his ability.
    Rumor: He's looking for a racer who's battled Phantom9.
    Silent Barbarian
    Name: Ryo Gushiken
    Job: Barbeque restaurant manager
    Car: Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: A quiet man from the southern countries. Appears intimidating but is
    gentle, and doesn't care for conflict. Prefers to have a good race then to win.
    methodical man, he works on his piping and can't relax if his engine room isn't
    good order. Tunes for horsepower, but also keeps his body tough and his speed
    Drives wildly, but not recklessly, and corners carefully.
    Rumor: It seems he only battles 4 door sedans.
    Rolling Master
    Name: Satoru Kobayakawa
    Job: Pro racer
    Car: Rolling Master 86LCuRM
    Profile: Former leader of Rolling Guy, he gave up his seat to his brother,
    Rolling Guy
    No. 1. Knows more about AE86 racing then anyone else on the Metro, and can hold
    his own
    against higher powered cars. Supposedly supports his former teammates in
    secret. His
    car is tuned for drifting, with the gears set for mid-range, and boasts a hugely
    impressive record, gained with his acceleration drift.
    Rumor: Shows off the fact that he drives around in Rolling Dude's custom car.
    Master Position
    Name: Hiroomi Onoda
    Job: Scout
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Drives girls he picks up to a spot near Daiba and shows them the night
    scenery. His winning line is If I win my next battle, you and I will be entwined
    forever. However, he is said to have no interest in female racers. When
    he hangs behind until he can pull in front at the last second to make himself
    look good. Tunes his car for a soft undercarriage, which makes it roll.
    Rumor: He's looking for racers who've had battles with Cat X Cat.
    Yellow Desperado
    Name: Daisuke Koba
    Job: Advertising agency
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Normally quiet chivalrous, he turns into a lawless driver who only
    rules needed to win. He has been racing for years, and is feared by his rivals
    his extensive knowledge of the Metro. Has been known to brake hard in front of a
    tailing opponent and make them crash into dividers by obstructing their vision,
    and dislikes other obstinate drivers. Keeps his body tough and hard.
    Rumor: He'll only race if the car odometer is than 124 mi.
    Iron Triangle
    Name: Koji Ikejiri
    Job: Metal work operator
    Car: Lancer Evolution CT9A GSR
    Profile: Hates dishonest dealings, he will do anything when he thinks he is
    Thusly, he will say things he doesn't need to, creating many cracks in his
    relationships. Won't lose on straightaways, but isn't good at cornering. Unable
    to turn smoothly, he always zigzags. Spends lots of money to improve his tires'
    grip and his brakes' effectiveness, and chooses straight, aerodynamic designs.
    Rumor: Appears on dates with multiples of 5 and won't battle unless you drive
    a Mitsubishi.
    Shepherd Nekozawa
    Name: Isao Nekozawa
    Job: Outdoor store manager
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Root
    Profile: The only son of a famous mountain climber, he has climbed mountains
    all over the world since middle school. After graduating college, he opened
    an outdoor shop with his father's connections. A natural leader from a young
    age, young racers trust him implicitly. Replaced almost all parts, improved
    torque, changed weight and heating, and fashioned his car into an easy-to-drive
    Rumor: He'll start the battle after passing 3 times.
    Raspberry Kiss
    Name: Shiho Yasui
    Job: Actress
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: While happy to have become a popular idol among racers, the number of
    fans who await her on The Metro every day are endless. Her busy modeling
    keeps her from racing as much as she'd like, and she drives like she's taking
    out her frustration on her opponent when she does. Her car looks flashy but
    is tuned for solid handling, and her body has been strengthened for safety
    purposes with increased spots and roll bars.
    Rumor: She'll only race cars with a carbon fiber hood.
    Craftsman Manabe
    Name: Akira Manabe
    Job: Ceramic artist
    Car: Fairlady Z S30
    Profile: First class at both pottery and mechanics, with famous tuners sometimes
    stopping by to ask his opinions. However, he continually refuses, saying that
    he's not good enough to give advice to others. Polished his driving skills by
    trying to bring his latest work to a buyer as quickly as possible. Sets his
    suspension and undercarriage to be soft so at not to damage his wares, and
    prefers to drive straight lines with few side Gs.
    Rumor: Appears on The Metro on Tuesdays and only battles cars with customized
    Critical Elegy
    Name: Yoshikazu Nakajima
    Job: Sushi chef
    Car: Lancer Evolution CT9A GSR
    Profile: Hates to lose, and is never satisfied until his car is pushed to its
    limit. Would like to tune more, but his profession keeps him too busy. His
    main weapon is his aggressive, line-changing driving style. A theorist who
    will simulate a battle in his mind before driving. Sets his machine so it can
    respond to any situation. His car is easy to drive, but is limted in ability.
    Rumor: He only races cars that are lowered as much as possible.
    Jet Skater
    Name: Keiji Endo
    Job: Sports instructor
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A former Olympic speed skater, he now tains with the intent of
    making an Olympic comeback in racing. His friends are shocked when he tells
    them he rests up from training by battling. His desire  to win is something
    fierce. Tunes his car exclusively for acceleration and explosive starts.
    His body is well trained for endurance matches and has not problem going
    the distance.
    Rumor: Only appears on The Metro on dates that are multiples of 4 and
    cars with NOS.
    Mad Fat
    Name: Eisuke Fushida
    Job: Game center manager
    Car: Supra JZA80 RZ
    Profile: A huge man at 6 feet and weighing over 200lbs. He is always hungry,
    and is capable of gobbling down 3 large beef bowls with ease. Naturally, his
    size presents a problem when driving, and he has tried dieting numerous times,
    but has never succeeded. Tunes his car for acceleration. Of crouse, he has
    done everything possible to lighten his car, but the effects of his weight
    still show on corners.
    Rumor: He only appears on the Metro if 90 or more have passed.
    Ono the Technician
    Name: Seiji Ono
    Job: Salaried employee
    Car: Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST
    Profile: Proud to have graduated from driver's ed without a single mistake,
    and there is no one better then him at parking. However, despite decent
    skill he finds himself unable to win at battles. A solid grid driver, he is
    intimidated by rough-driving opponents, often being unable to drive to his
    full potential. Hasn't tuned his car in 2 years, and values safety over
    Rumor: He'll only race people who's longest battle is more than 2 minutes.
    King of Eden
    Name: Noristugu Fukuhara
    Job: Hotel manager
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Proprietor of the old lodge Anrakuen in Hakone. His idea of having
    prices that anyone could afford became a huge success, and he built a new lodge
    with the money. Uses his car to escort customers, and is well-liked by car
    Upped the torque and strengthened his undercarriage in order to race better on
    mountain passes, sacrificing high top speeds in the process.
    Rumor: If there's an RX-8 running less than 62km, then he'll appear on Route 4.
    Loyal Knight
    Name: Yasunari Yaegashi
    Job: Auto cameraman (photographer)
    Car: Skyling GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: The older race on the Metro. He loves cares more than anything, and
    modify his car. He doesn't open up and is always frowning, but he's not
    He maintains his car well and keeps it in good condition but has been driving it
    for so long that it's lost power. He takes a flexible line to cover for the
    difference in performance.
    Rumor: He only battles cars that have raced over 621mi.
    Gentle Rain
    Name: Sho Amazawa
    Job: Steel plate worker
    Car: Celsior UCF31 C specification F package interior selection
    Profile: He got is nickname because his style of driving is gentle, and he likes
    driving in the rain. For a long time he drove a car so old it leaked, but then
    changed his mind and got a new car. He wants to be a champ before he leaves, and
    drives the Metro looking for opponents. He drives rain tires regardless of the
    weather, so can't always get the most out of them. Takes each corner carefully.
    Rumor: He'll show up on Route 4 when there's a car with a body tuned to it's
    Last Flight
    Name: Tomohiro Yoshizaki
    Job: International airline pilot
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: An international pilot, he comes to the Metro every time he comes to
    to feel jet-like speed. He used to like the women as much as the racing, but
    married a flight attendant. He made a clean break from the playboy life and is
    a family man. He's experienced trouble in the sky, so he's always calm on the
    He can't drive much, so his technique is lacking.
    Rumor: He likes to battle where the race is as short as possible.
    Fleetfoot Valkyrie
    Name: Natsumi Kamimura
    Job: Courier business
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Used to be on another team, but she was isolated because she went
    She changed teams, but once she got comfortable, the team dissolved. She used
    to drive
    a machine totally focused on power, but found that if she reduced the power a
    bit, it
    had better maneuverability, and she won more. She changed her driving technique
    cut down on acceleration and focus more on stability.
    Rumor: She's not interested in battling someone who hasn't gone over 186mph in
    a race.
    Death Driver
    Name: Keiichi Orita
    Job: Unknown
    Car: Death Driver SE3PCuDD
    Profile: One of the legendary 4 Metro gods, he had a major wreck in a battle and
    disappeared. People said he was gone for good, but one day he suddenly came
    totally different than what he was like before. This has caused people to wonder
    if it's really him. He's a difficult opponent due to his incredible speed and
    lack of weaknesses. Nobody's ever seen him talking at a parking area.
    Rumor: There's a rumor that a racer died in a crash appears on the C1 at
    Inferno Machine
    Name: Yoshio Ine
    Job: Unemployed
    Car: Supra JZA70 2.5GT Twin Turbo R
    Profile: He used to be among the banking elite, but the bank went under in the
    recession. He's unemployed, but can't stop racing and lives off his savings.
    His nickname was Inferno Machine but his friends now call him Debt Machine. He
    will do anything to win, so he starts off calmly, but once he's behind, he
    quickly changes to dirty racing. He's worried about his lack of power.
    Rumor: He shows up on the Metro when he hears about a racer with more than 10
    million CP.
    Waist Hakujin
    Name: Hirohito Tomobe
    Job: Unemployed
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Third son of a dentist, he's spent his entire inheritance on race
    cars. He likes
    his S15 the best; he's put a lot of money into it, and it's got enough specs to
    his horrid technique. He brags that nobody can beat his acceleration and top
    speed on
    the straightaways, but he leaves tire marks on the corners due to poor control.
    He tends
    to lose control at the start.
    Rumor: He only battles racers who own 5 or more cars.
    Fire Storm Streamer
    Name: Arashima Akashi
    Job: Construction worker
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: Has confidence in his stamina, thanks to his work. He normally works
    weekends, but takes time off for snow or rain, so he only races when it's bad
    After he got married, his wife kept him from wet racing, so he's now struggling
    with dry conditions, such as his car's grip and taking a line. His car body is
    almost touching the ground. He races like he's crawling.
    Rumor: He'll only battle cars with normal tires.
    Matashichi the Second
    Name: Matashichi Motomakitei
    Job: Comic storyteller
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II
    Profile: He's always liked cars. He was a driver for his master, Matashichi the
    which got him into the world of racing. He was rebuffed at first, but he studied
    story telling and racing. He's got a lot of confidence and arrogance. He now
    new car-themed stories. He weaves cars into old stories, and there are times the
    stage is filled with racers.
    Rumor: If Matashichi the First is taken down, then he comes to the Metro for
    Tsukkomi Breaker
    Name: Akinari Katsumata
    Job: Applicance store manager
    Car: Lancer Evolution IX CT9A GSR
    Profile: Loves jokes so much he's been mistaken for a pro comedian, though he
    to tell too many dirty ones. Always battles wearing his store uniform. Has
    extensive knowledge of electronic parts thanks to his job, and makes detailed
    setting changes to his  car, but lacks the skill to make use of them. Reportedly
    races because of his wife, who yells at him if comes home too late.
    Rumor: He won't battle with cars that don't have neon and haven't defeated
    Platinum Prince.
    Cutie Hip
    Name: Nami Momose
    Job: Model
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Proud of her glamorous hipline, she used to be a campaign girl, but
    now fulfills
    her dream of working as a model. Particular about her car's rear as well, she
    chose the
    RX-8 for its unique tail. She believes that rear spoilers ruin the car's curves,
    inadvertently creating unstable driving conditions during high speeds. Wiggles
    car's rear to attract attention.
    Rumor: It appears she won't race a car with a rear spoiler.
    Bloody Mary
    Name: Miki Tsuyuki
    Job: Idol
    Car: RX-7 RD3S Type RS
    Profile: An idol who made her debut in pin-up photos, she is asked to come on
    shows for her interesting personality, and once was so busy she barely had any
    off time.
    Recently, she's felt threatened by younger idols, and is thinking about
    becoming an actress.
    Focused on acceleration and mobiltiy, she uses feints and tricky driving to
    confuse would-be
    Rumor: Seems to only appear when there are car with customized horns on The
    Shonan Affair
    Name: Shoichi Jinbo
    Job:  Pro surfer
    Car: RX-7 FD3S Type RS
    Profile: Holds the title of Fastest in Shonan, and said to be invincible on
    Route 134.
    Came to the Metro after being invited by one of his teammates. Lost terribly at
    and was depressed for a while, but kept driving and made a comeback. Holds a
    reputation among racers for taking any battle, and his technique is the real
    His footwork in consecutive corners is also light and skilled.
    Rumor: Said only to battle with rotary engined cars. Appears only on Thursdays.
    Midnight Silver Wolf
    Name: Tatsuya Fukuda
    Job: Appliance service engineer
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: A legendary racer, he was on of The Four Metro Devas. Feels responsible
    for carelessly making his friend crash during a battle, and has been very
    with his lines ever since. Temporarily retired from the Metro, his current
    aren't what they once were, but he still drives razor sharp. Displays a
    dignity when driving a powerful car like and easy-to-drive station wagon.
    Rumor: Appears on The Metro once every 10 days and is said to only battle pre
    90s cars.
    Shimokitazawa 2000cc
    Name: Satoshi Hoshino
    Job: Salaried employee
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A Metro runner that has always been particular to 2000cc output
    and has driven here for years. Began driving solo after his former team
    and changed to a 180SX as part of his change. It's a used car, but it was taken
    such good care of by its former owner that it runs like new. Tunes his car for
    drifting, and tends to drag the car's rear unnecessarily.
    Rumor: Appears on weekends and only battles cars that have driven over 20km
    that day.
    Illusion B
    Name: Souta Ukai
    Job: Stevedore
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Joined the ranks of the other famous drivers quickly using top-notch
    technique. Got his name from the way he appears and disappears mysteriously.
    racers wish to rac him purely to see his drifts up close. His car pulls off
    drifts in corners easily thanks to it's snappy acceleration response. Always
    to drive softly, and will never try to block his opponent forcefully.
    Rumor: Comes only on Fridays and hopes to battle cars that have customized tail
    Tsujikiri Gambler
    Name: Keiichi Kadomasu
    Job: Gambler
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: A man devoted to cars and gambling. His motto is "Battles and bets are
    luck," and losing fails to bring him down. Even so, his recent string of
    defeats is
    starting to sting. Favors one-shot battles that come down to taking advantage
    of the
    space between racing cars. Uses all his winnings to tune his car, but had to
    from scratch after losing it to debt collectors.
    Rumor: He appears on the New Kanjo Line on days where the total of the digits
    in the
    date add up to 9.
    Green Wild Child
    Name: Fusao Teranishi
    Job: Produce distribution
    Car: RX-8 SE3P Type S
    Profile: Born in Aomori, and loves battles so much he comes to the Metro every
    Recently transferred to Sendai, and is thrilled to be just a bit closer to the
    Raised stop-and-go, he tunes only for max speed. As a result, he shows great
    on the straightaways, but his corners are awkward. Has a hard time dodging
    cars or other drivers, but is fast on an open course.
    Rumor: Appears during daybreak on the Shinkanjo. Won't battle anyone without a
    Unbalanced Ishii
    Name: Satoshi Ishii
    Job: Nursery manager
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: There is much speculation about the origins of his name, but
    supposedly, it
    only comes from his looking older than he really is. Researches daily to order
    that problem, but it appears to be a steep road. Possesses frightening
    technique that
    lets him drive a car with lots of power and a soft undercarriage with ease.
    But, he
    occasionally goes too far and loses control, resulting in a loss.
    Rumor: He appears on the New Kanjo when it's rumored that his front and back
    are unbalanced.
    Free Tree
    Name: Eisaku Kurita
    Job: Gardener
    Car:Aristo JZS161 V300
    Profile: Born to a traditional family of gardeners, he has been around plants
    he was a child. To that end, he knows the position and species of every tree he
    when racing. An extreme ecologist, he is seriously considering changing to a
    car. Uses alcohol instead of gasoline, and his tires are the latest
    type. Keeps battles short to help protect the enviroment.
    Rumor: He'll only battle cars with normal mufflers.
    Panel Bomber
    Name: Koji Kondo
    Job: Programmer
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: A genius programmer who comes and goes like the wind. He's always
    for something new, and he works hard at racing and programming. But, his mood
    changes quickly. He drives wild when his favorite baseball team loses. He
    his car for any conditions with automatic brake balance adjustments based on
    capacity, IR based road temp. and humidity sensors, and a rear base 4WD.
    Rumor: He only races cars with at least 400hp.
    Name: Yasuhide Hori
    Job: Senior magazine editor
    Car: Fairlady Z GCZ32 VersionR Twin-Turbo 2by2 T-bar Roof
    Profile: He's an editor for a gossip magazine racing The Metro looking for
    news. He's
    broken a nuber of scandals among the racers, so many people clam up when he's
    He used to be a designer, and keeps his fashion sense. His favorite phrase is
    sound of an engine is life so of course his engine sounds good at high revs,
    it was nicknamed Crybaby for sounding like just that.
    Rumor: He only battles cars with turbos.
    Stalking Hammer
    Name: Takeshi Sakagami
    Job: Houseing Advisor
    Car: Stalking Hammer UCF31CuSH
    Profile: Searching for a girl who understands racing and is almost but not
    quite good
    as he is at it (big plus if they're hot). Likes to drive directly next to cars
    driven by cute girls. Tries to fiercely push them to the PA and hit on them,
    but this
    technique has yet to succeed. Went to the trouble of reverse-importing an
    Celsio. Has lowered his ride height to its limit and decorated the car to look
    a gangster's. His reasons for this are unknown.
    Rumor: He shows up on Route 4 when he hears there's a driver who has 2 or more
    of the same car.
    Speed Coaster
    Name: Maho Watari
    Job: Nurse
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: She's well known roller coaster lover. She craves adrenaline, and is
    on the
    Metro every night. She met her ex at an auto parts store, but his driving
    wasn't good
    enough for her, and now she's looking again. He provided her with wholesale
    so her car handles better. She uses this car for her everyday life, so she
    dressed it up much and doesn't have a loud muffler.
    Rumor: She doesn't want to battle unless the racer can average 100mph in a race.
    Jump Start Maki
    Name: Kohei Maki
    Job: Sign maker
    Car: Cima GNF50 450VIP
    Profile: He likes to stand out. He runs a marathon each year, but only does it
    sprint the first 400 meters to get on TV. Because of his excessive self
    he doesn't stay with a team long. He likes to get ahead and then block. He
    on a quick start in the 0-400, and then added NOS for acceleration and ended up
    blowing his engine. He had to spend a lot to repair it and is currently
    Rumor: He doesn't want to battle cars with NOS.
    Dauntless Alexander
    Name: Tomoyasu Higuchi
    Job: Sports Instructor
    Car: Skyline GT-R BNR32 V-Spec II
    Profile: He has a mission to control the Metro, just like Alexander the Great
    with Europe. He's a tough guy who once raced 2000mi, only stopping for fuel. He
    likes long battles and will wait for his rival to get tired. He wants to keep
    car for life, so he doesn't do anything tuning that will stress the engine,
    it basically normal. He takes care of the body so it will last.
    Rumor: He's waiting near Rainbow Bridge for a car with 3 consecutive wins.
    Name: Tsuyoshi Nagano
    Job: Horse race gambler
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Leads a team with the same name. One by one his team members left,
    only him. He drives The Metro trying to rebuild his old team. he tries not to
    any clue that will help him. He has the ability to quickly respond to any
    He's tuned his machine for quick responsiveness. It's got good grip and top
    His brakes have been strengthened to be ready for any situation.
    Rumor: He's looking for a racer who's chasing Phantom Babe and wants to catch
    Shinji the Harbinger
    Name: Tomonari Kohno
    Job: Host
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: The number 1 host in Kabukicho. Almost all the money he gets from
    goes to tuning, but he paid for the car with his salary. At first it looks
    but he decorated it so it won't look vulgar. He's covered his bases, races
    works hard and will do anything to win. He invited his subordinate, Bright Age
    to the Metro to battle together. They should be a powerful combination.
    Rumor: He'll step in and battle for Bright Age if he's in trouble.
    Bright Age
    Name: Ken Hatoi
    Job: Host
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: He was influenced by Shinji the Harbinger and got a car. He wasn't
    in cars before, but quickly made a name for himself. He's not obessesed with
    parts or
    tuning, and goes by instinct instead. He's very aggressive, but gets weak in
    the crunch.
    He acts calm and gentle at the bar with a pompus attitue in order to get
    customenrs to
    buy high cost drinks. He dreams of being a singer/songwriter.
    Rumor: He'll appear on Route 3 if there's a car that runs a lot at night to
    take it out.
    Free Maebashi
    Name: Yuhki Maebashi
    Job: Comedian
    Car: Silvia S15 spec-R
    Profile: Formerly part of a Kansai talent agency and worked in a production. He
    previously liked cars, and had some success in Kansai, but then moved to Tokyo.
    had previously liked cars, and was on one of the best Kansai teams. He wanted
    to do
    well in Tokyo, so he spends his time off on the Metro. He makes a great combo
    Punchline Hiranishi in battle as well. They joke that they're a better combo
    than on the stage.
    Rumor: He appears on the Metro looking for a racer with "The Bone" sticker.
    Punchline Hiranishi
    Name: Atsushi Hiranishi
    Job: Comedian
    Car: 180SX RPS13 Type-X
    Profile: He teamed up with the Free Maebashi at the talent agency, and has been
    with him almost 7 years. He became interested in cars, which led to him getting
    Used some of his savings for tuning. They moved to Tokyo to race on the Metro.
    finally got their break and are thinking about either buying a new car or
    fixing up
    the old one. He's started to understand partner's car talk.
    Rumor: If Free Maebashi loses, he quickly shows up and callenges them to a
    6. Achievments
    These are all the achievements available in the game as well as their point
    Bloodhound    10 points
    Awarded for defeating Bloodhound.
    Midnight Cinderella      10 points
    Awarded for defeating Midnight Cinderella.
    Plantnum Prince     10 points
    Awarded for defeating Platnum Prince.
    Garnet Dawn     20 points
    Awarded for defeating Garnet Dawn.
    Silent Cassiopeia     20 points
    Awarded for defeating Silent Cassiopeia.
    Azure Sniper     20 points
    Awarded for deafeating Azure Sniper.
    Inside C1 Time Attack     40 points
    Awarded for racing the C1 Inner Loop within 5 minutes in Time Attack.
    Outside C1 Time Attack    40 points
    Awarded for racing the C1 Outer Loop within 5 minutes in Time Attack.
    Left Shinkanjo Time Attack   40 points
    Awarded for racing the Shinkanjo counter-clockwise within 6 minutes in Time
    Right Shinkanjo Time Attack    40 points
    Awarded for racing the Shinkanjo clockwise within 6 minutes in Time Attack.
    #3 Shibuya Time Attack    40 points
    Awarded for racing the Shibuya #3 within 3 minutes and 30 seconds in Time
    #4 Shinjuku Time Attack    40 points
    Awarded for racing the Shinjuku #4 within 6 minutes in Time Attack.
    All right Time Attacks    40 points
    Awarded for racing All clockwise within 16 minutes and 30 seconds in Time
    First Xbox Live Race     10 points
    Awarded for winning your first Xbox Live Race.
    Win 10 Xbox Live Races    20 points
    Awarded for winning 10 Xbox Live Races.
    Win 50 Xbox Live Races    50 points.
    Awarded for winning 50 Xbox Live Races.
    Win 100 Xbox Live Races   100 points.
    Awarded for winning 100 Xbox Live Races.
    Skull Bullet    30 points
    Awarded for defeating Skull Bullet.
    Phantom9 Member   50 points
    Awarded for defeating Phantom9.
    Snake Eyes     50 points
    Awarded for defeating Snake Eyes.
    Crimson Devil    30 points
    Awarded for defeating Crimson Devil.
    Melancholy Angel   30 points
    Awarded for defeating Melancholy Angel.
    D3     30 points
    Awarded for defeating D3.
    White Charisma    30 points
    Awarded for defeating White Charisma.
    King Speed   60 points
    Awarded for defeating King Speed.
    ???    100 points
    Awarded for defeating ???.
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