Futari Daka (ふたり鷹?, lit. "Twin Hawks") is a Japanese motorcycle racing manga written and illustrated by Kaoru Shintani. It received the 1984 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga.[1] The series focuses on Sawatari Taka and Toujou Taka as they compete with each other and other competitors in motorcycle racing. Their names means "hawk" and "falcon", respectively.

The manga was adapted as an 36 episode anime series broadcast on Fuji TV between September 20, 1984 and June 21, 1985. The anime premiered in France on March 11, 1990 and was released on La 5 and Mangas.[2] Only 32 were aired in France.


When Taka Sawatari and his mother were heading home after having dinner,they were attacked by a motorcycle gang. They got saved by a mysterious young man. The next day, Sawatari learned that that young man was a professional racer who has the same name first name, Taka Toujou. In a race, Sawatari loses control when entering a curve, nearly killing Toujou. After the event, the two become rivals as they compete against each other with their racing skills.



The opening theme for the series was "The Heartbreak Crossin'" (ハートブレイクCrossin' Hātobureiku Crossin'?) and the ending theme was "Sayonara o Iwa Nai De Kure" (サヨナラを言わないでくれ?), both performed by Aki Hiro. Music for the series was composed by Joe Hisaishi.


  1. "小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  2. "A Plein Gaz" (in French). .planete-jeunesse.com. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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