This is the character sheet for the racing anime series Future GPX Cyber Formula.Interestingly enough, Cyber Formula is one of the very few Sunrise works to seldom change the major cast as the series progresses while adding new characters into the mix (other than switching the main character role between Hayato Kazami and Bleed Kaga in the last OVA, Sin).
The main character of the series (aside from SIN). As the son of Hiroyuki Kazami, the designer and programmer of Asurada, Hayato is thrust into the world of Cyber Formula completely by accident when he is registered as the driver of Asurada during a delivery to the Fujioka track when the machine was attacked. Although he manages to bring the car to the Sugo team safely, his driving data is locked into Asuada's computer, which leaves him no choice but to be the main driver for the team. Shortly after obtaining the "Super License" in the All-Japan Grand Prix, Hayato becomes the youngest CF racer ever.In the main series, Hayato has the most World Championships with 4 (John Cleeve and Pitalia Lope have won 2 each). He can go Zero and has mastered the techniques Inertial Drift and Lifting Turn, and once he uses them, those skills makes him almost impossible to be defeated.
Accidental Athlete: Subverted. Although he did enter the world of Cyber Formula completely by accident, he was skilled in motorcycle racing.
Broken Pedestal: In the TV series, he looks up to Osamu as a Big Brother Mentor, but in Double-One he finds out that Osamu re-enters Cyber Formula to declare Hayato as his enemy and he easily defeats him and the other racers in the British Grand Prix. He was really shocked and angered by his actions.
Rebuilt Pedestal: After he finds out the truth of why Osamu does so and regains his respect for him at the end.
Brought to You by the Letter "S": His Asurada in later models has the letter "S" in them, which stands for Sugo, the team he is in, and his racing suit in the OVAs has the Sugo logo, which also has the "S" on them.
Brown Eyes: Which comes in line with his polite and trusting nature.
Determinator: One of his most defining traits. For an example, in EP 26 of TV series, his car has engine trouble but he manages to get into the finish line at the last second of the race and he wins the race.
Die or Fly: He learned his Lifting Turn technique while in this state in Saga and also in 11, as a result, he learned the Inertial Drift.
Disappeared Dad: His father Hiroyuki, the person who created the AI supercomputer for his car, was killed by Smith, who wanted to use Asurada as a weapon of mass destruction.
Distressed Dude: He is held prisoner in the hotel room in episode 7 of SAGA.
Falling into the Cockpit: How he got into CF: He was on his way to deliver Asurada GSX to the race track when the machine was attacked and he drove the machine into the racetrack.
He's Back: More than once. Like in EP 3 of ZERO, he returns to racing to overcome the "ghost" of the Zero Zone. Asuka wasn't too happy with this, though, and she broke off her engagement with him. She later made it up with Hayato after the misunderstanding and helped him to overcome his fear.
The Hero: For most of the series until Kaga takes up the role in SIN.
Heroic BSOD: More than a few times, but especially in episode 22 of the TV series when he learned that his father, the man who made Asurada, was dead.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kaga, until the beginning of SIN when their rivalry comes to a boil. They were already rivals in ZERO, but they remained really good friends. Lampshaded at the final episode of SIN when he sees Kaga with his new haircut and saying that it's not the Kaga he knew.
He also has this type of relationship with Ohtomo in the TV series.
Improbable Age: Not only he made his racing debut at age 14, he won the championship in that age as well in his debut. Subverted, as in the beginning, he had almost no driving skill.
Invincible Hero: Only badly adjusted machines slow him down by SIN, yet he gives Kaga one hell of a trouble. Plays even straighter in the PS1 game where Seiichiro only beats him at the last second, blowing up his machine in the process.
Kirk Summation: To Henri in EP 7 of Zero, he talks to Henri, and then asks him what he's racing for.
Locked Out of the Loop: At first, he doesn't know why his father didn't contact him. Then his mother tells him the truth about what really happened...
My Hero Zero: He uses the Zero Zone, His first attempt resulted in him being nearly killed, and retiring for a short time, but then he came back to overcome his fear of using the skill with help from Asuka. And in the last 2 OVAs, he drives the v-Asurada AKF-0.
Naοve Newcomer: At the beginning of the TV series, since he has no experience in car racing.
No One Could Survive That: His accident in the first episode of ZERO. The TV series also has it. After he got a Heroic BSOD, he pulled a Nitro Boost and the GSX crashed into the trees, tearing the whole machine apart. The driver cockpit's still all right, and he wasn't physically hurt that much.
10-Minute Retirement: In the TV series, he runs away from his team after the disastrous first race in the American Grand Prix and in ZERO after the accident and when he is haunted by the Zero Realm.
Think Nothing of It: In episode 25 of the TV series, he said that he just trusted in Asurada in a reception when talked about him saving Asuka, Osamu and everyone else in a plane when the plane couldn't lower the wheel.
Took a Level in Jerkass: In SAGA. He regains his original personality towards the end of episode 4. To his credit, he is trying to shake off from his loss in the previous racing season and being chased by Phill and Al-Zard.
Vomit Discretion Shot: In episode 3 of Double One, after he drove recklessly on the test track as he's put into Asuka's arms and then he fell down as he threw up.
What the Hell, Hero?: He finds himself at the receiving end of this a few times, like in EP 12 of the TV series.
The daughter of Kojiro Sugo, a former CF racer and the president of Sugo Corporation, she serves as the team's acting manager and race queen. She is Hayato's childhood friend, and while their relationship initially starts out as sibling-like, they fall in love later in the series. In Zero, she helps Hayato with his rehabilitation and she goes to Columbia University to study to become a doctor so she can help Hayato and others when they are in need.For many times, she has been Hayato's main emotional support, which helps him to win in some situations, but at the same time, she is worried about his safety, as racing is a very dangerous profession. In 11, she is very concerned for Hayato and her brother.
Big "NO!": She lets one out in the first episode of Zero when she saw Hayato lying down on the ground, with his car Asurada totally wrecked after it crashed down when it went off the track banking at the fifth race in the English Grand Prix.
Expository Hairstyle Change: This happens to her in episode 5 of Zero. Her hair grew a bit longer in Saga and Sin. This image◊ shows side by side comparisons of her by 7 years. Notice the change in the art style as well.
Genki Girl: In the TV series and first 2 OVAs, to a lesser extent.
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She gives this to Hayato in EP 35 of the TV series after he gets hysterical over trying to destroy Asurada for causing his friend Johji to be injured and retire from Cyber Formula.
Hospital Hottie: A medical student at Columbia University. In fact, she identifies the name of the medicine which Phill takes to supress the responses of Al-Zard's high speed.
Lethal Chef: She once made parsley and durian juice for Hayato and when he doesn't want it, she drank it instead and she fainted. In the 2nd radio drama cassette, she cooked and made some food for Hayato's birthday party. This time, Hayato ate the food anyway and the cooking was so bad that he collapsed and was sent to the hospital.
Memento MacGuffin: Her pendant, which has a photo of her brother, and the photo also serves as a clue on the identity of Schumacher. That pendant later has a photo of her, Hayato and Osamu. In Double-One, however, she threw her pendant at Osamu after he defeated Hayato in the English race. Hayato later gave it back to her at the end.
Nice Girl: When not in tsun-tsun mode (in the TV series), she is a really kind and gentle girl in general.
Nice Hat: In races, she wears a sun visor with plastic hearts on each side (in the first 2 series).
Originally a rookie in the Theodolite T.T. team, Henri later joins Sugo Asurada in the following year, replacing Hayato while he was recuperating from his injuries. He keeps a sweet and cheerful personality in front of the racers, which is a merely a facade of his scheming and manipulative self. For some reason, he has a deep hatred for Hayato, but Hayato doesn't know why he hates him so much...
Arch-Enemy: Of Hayato in Zero (albeit one-sided), Leon in the last 2 OVAs.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In Zero, he may looked like a sweet and cheerful rookie, but he's actually a vengeful person who wanted to make Hayato's (and the other racers') lives miserable.
Cute and Psycho: He may look cute and innocent, but has a homicidal obsession with Hayato. It mellows out at the end of Zero.
French Jerk: An extreme version in Zero, although he isn't arrogant. He becomes less of a jerk in the final 2 OVAs although he still is somewhat a jerk.
Freudian Excuse: Probably the reason he holds a big grudge against Hayato in most of Zero: He was pushed by his father to be the best in racing ever since he was little so he can be the youngest champion in the history of Cyber Formula, but when Hayato got that title first, his father started drinking and then abandoned him.
Manipulative Bastard: In Zero. Highlighted in episode 5 when he used Shinjyo, Heinel and Gudelhian to make them believe that Hayato was using reckless racing tactics to get ahead.
Parental Abandonment: His mother passed away when he was little, and his father started to ignore him and hitting the bottle after Hayato takes the title of being the youngest champion ever before him. Thus begins his obsession with ruining Hayato's life for taking his dream away.
Skunk Stripe: He has silver hair with a red streak on the strand of his bangs.
Stage Dad: His father pushes Henri to be the best in racing and then ignored him after Hayato wins his first championship. It helps that he's a former racer.
The protagonist of the PlayStation Game Future GPX Cyber Formula: The New Challenger who eventually appears in the extra endings of SIN.When he was young, he saw Hayato's first World Championship win in the 10th GP finals. Amazed by Hayato's racing skill and strong will, he aspires to be a racer himself. In 2020, he enters Cyber Formula series in 2020 as a test driver of Sugo Winners, and from there he was given the v-Asurada AKF-0, which has the same chassis as Hayato's Asurada, but it has a different Cyber System called Nemesis. In the following year, he is one of the participants of a special event called the Extreme Speed series.
Featureless Protagonist: Averted. He has a physical appearance, personality, and story, although the player can name the character, with Seiichiro Shiba being the default (in the PS1 game) and canon name.
My Hero Zero: His Nemesis machine's number is "0", and he's the protagonist in his game.
Memento MacGuffin: The loupe given by Gen-san, from his youth, which helps Pei to find the cause of the understeer caused on Hayato's car. And in his backstory, he uses the loupe to find out what caused his friend's car to crash in a test drive.
The chief mechanic of Sugo Asurada, she's in charge of maintenance of the first 3 Asurada incarnations. She initally dislikes Shinjyo because of his attitude towards mechanics, but she later falls for him after he becomes a better person and is impressed by his will to fight.
Jackie Robinson Story: She wanted to be the top car mechanic in the world and she applied to many racing teams, but they say that either she is too young or don't need a female mechanic, and she was disappointed. Then she listened to a song called "Atarimae no Kiseiki" (which is the insert song of EP 17 of TV series), which brought her spirits back up and eventually went to the Sugo team.
A mechanic of the Sugo team, he is Miki's energetic apprentice. Originally a go-kart racer, he quit the sport after finding out that he has a rare blood type that made it extremely difficult to find someone of his type if he gets injured.
AB Negative: Although it is not explained in-series, it is heavily implied that he has this, due to him having a special kind of blood type and played a plot point in one episode of the TV series. It is also this very kind of blood type that made him give up auto racing due to safety reasons.
Ill Boy: In a filler episode, although he eventually recovered.
Tragic Dream: He wanted to be an auto racer, but he has a special blood type mentioned above that made that dream impossible to achieve because if he gets injured, he loses a lot of blood and it's difficult to find a blood of his type to use transfusion.
A former crash racer, he first meets Hayato while rescuing a girl on a highway. He appears later to help Hayato hone his skills during a crash race, giving Hayato the skills he need to becoming a more skilled racer. He joins Aoi ZIP Formula when the team created a secondary team and the team's disappointment of Shinjyo of not giving the team's needs of victory. He would later become Hayato's greatest friend and fiercest rival.He also possesses offensive skills (which comes from his crash race background) which can damage his opponents' cars, even though he avoids to use them except when in extreme situations in races.
Big Brother Mentor: To Hayato, who helps to to improve his racing skills and Hayato in turn looks up to him as a brotherly figure.
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He punches Shinjyo twice in episode 6 of Zero, when the latter is moping about about being possibly fired from Aoi.
Good Scars, Evil Scars / Scars Are Forever: His trademark crescent-shaped scar on his forehead (as explained in the drama CDSAGA II: Round 5) was the result of his failed attempt of rescuing Eiji from the car that he was in and the car exploded, killing him and Kaga's forehead was cut by a piece of the exhaust pipe, giving Kaga that scar.
Stepford Smiler: He seems to be a cheerful, sort-of-a comic relief guy (and he is to an extent), but he hides the pain of losing his best friend due to the Zero Realm years earlier.
Smoking Is Cool: Once he stopped being the funny guy and started being serious.
Super Mode: The Zero Realm, just like Hayato and Shinjyo.
Unfortunate Names: His name is another word for "bleeding someone dry" ie, "taking someone's money until there's none left". Subverted later in the series when it's revealed that his real first name is not Bleed, but Jotaro.
A well-known racer and the winner of the European F3 Grand Prix 2 years running, he makes the switch to Cyber Formula racing after Kyoko Aoi spotted him during one of his races. He wins the All-Japan Grand Prix in 2015 after obtaining the Super License to participate in the 10th World Grand Prix. At the beginning of the series, he is positioned to be Hayato's biggest rival, but as the series progresses, it's been shown that he is his own worst enemy and has a moody streak that comes up on some occasions.He is in a long-term relationship with Miki Jounouchi, who keeps him in line for most of the time and is more sensible than he is.
The Ace: He's the winner of the European F3 championship twice in a row.
Broken Ace: Due to his massive arrogance, which explains his shortcomings later in the TV series.
Break the Haughty: He gets chewed out by Miki after he lashes out on his team's new mechanics and when he was beaten by Hayato at the English Grand Prix.
Butt Monkey: Due to his car's troubles, even when his car is about to cross the finish line.
Can't Catch Up: At first he is shown to be Hayato's biggest rival, but he loses ground later in the series and he only won one championship because Hayato was seriously injured in a race.
Cool Shades: In episode 6 of SAGA, in which the shades greatly resembles Knight Schumacher.
Determinator: In one episode of the TV series, when his engine runs out of fuel near the very end of the African race, he pushed the car to the finish line and managed to get 5th place. He does the same thing once in his F-3 days.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When his car got stuck in mud at the race trials in Africa, Hayato tries to help, but he said that he'd rather drop out than to take Hayato's pity.
Hard Work Hardly Works: Despite being a hard worker in the track, he can't catch up with Hayato and the other racers, to the point where he alienates people around him when he thinks this way. Miki talks some sense into him.
Heroes Want Redheads: While not the hero, he does find a love interest in Miki, who has reddish-brown hair.
A former NASCAR racer, Phill joins the Aoi ZIP Formula team as a replacement of recently-fired Naoki Shinjyo and after new president Kyoshiro Nagumo merged the two teams together to form one team. He is given the Al-Zard NP-1, which helps him win the first four races (except for the 4th race due to "mechanical" reasons). But is Phill really driving or is someone else doing the driving for him?
Nice Guy: Although he is quiet (more so in SAGA), he's acutally a sweet guy in general.
Not So Stoic: In EP 8 of SAGA, he angrily destroys the connection between Al-Zard and him and tries to take control of the car without the navigation's assistance but he got injured in the process.
The daughter of Aoi Corp's president, she is the team owner of Aoi Formula. She makes sure her racers obtain victory at all costs. She has a little crush on Shinjyo, then she later falls for Kaga, but deep down inside, she knows that she can't stay with him, even though Kaga has some feelings for her as well.
All Love Is Unrequited: That poor woman...she loved both Shinjyo and Kaga, but Shinjyo's already taken and Kaga left to the United States after the end of the series.
Omniglot: Supplemental materials reveal that she is skilled in English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese.
Quickly Demoted Woman: In SAGA, when she is demoted to vice president. She gets back her position at the end, only to retire, although it is hinted to be a temporary retirement.
Rich Bitch: In the TV series. She's willing to get enough money to get the best drivers in her team and in episode 26, she calls her father to deliver a car (Fire Superion GTR) that would crush Asurada.
The new president of Aoi ZIP Formula in SAGA. During his tenture as president, he first merges Aoi Formula and Aoi ZIP Formula into one team, then demotes Kyoko Aoi to vice president of the team and finally putting Phill Fritz into the team and firing Naoki Shinjyo because he feels that he doesn't meet the satisfaction needed to win. As the story goes on however, he uses unethical and illegal means to assure victory for the team.His deceased brother Masaki and Hiroyuki Kazami were once working partners on mission to come up with the idea of "the ultimate race car", but for some reason, they part ways.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: In Saga, as team president of Aoi, who does unethical practices, like putting drugs on Phill to surpass the effects of Al-Zard.
Forceful Kiss: Does this to Kyoko, in which he tells her that Al-Zard will win the championship.
A mysterious driver for Union Savior, he sees Sugo Asurada's portable garage and he sees Asurada a few days before the 1st race in America. In that race, he defeats the other racers, including Hayato. In the Brazilian GP, he saves Hayato's life from an attack by Bootsvorz. But what is his purpose of looking for Asurada and why does he help Hayato?His alias is named after Michael Schumacher, who was in F3 at the time the character was introduced.
Char Clone: Drives a red and white car that is faster than the other cars (in the first half of the TV series), wears Cool Shades, is Asuka's older brother and is a rival of Hayato in the first 2 series.
Cool Shades: As Knight Schumacher, who does this to keep an eye on Hayato and his team.
Defector from Decadence: He leaves Missing Link after learning that Smith wants to use Asurada for his own personal gain.
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He does this to Henri in the final episode of Zero after Henri tried to abandon his chance of winning the championship. Ironically, he was slapped by his father in a flashback in the TV series before he leaves his home to England.
He Knows Too Much: Schumacher knew that Hayato's father was developing Asurada during their tenure in Missing Link and learns about Smith's sinister plans. Smith tries to kill him for exposing his secrets, but wound up injuring him instead. He got better, but unfortunately, he suffered an eye injury, which would set the course for 11.
Jerkass Faηade: In 11, it seems that he Took a Level in Jerkass once he challenges Hayato and the other drivers, but it turns out that he just wanted to teach Hayato how to be a better racer as his eyesight problems begins to worsen.
Son and heir to the extremely wealthy and noble Randoll family of Austria, he is incredibly talented at every sports and endeavors he can get his hands on. He takes up Cyber Formula after he finds other challenges in sports boring due to him unable finding a worthy opponent. It is there that he meets Hayato while he and Asuka are on a tour in Randoll's mansion and Hayato challenges him to a racing duel. After that, he joins Union Savior as a replacement for the incapacitated Knight Schumacher, winning in his first race in the Norwegian Grand Prix.He has a thing for Asuka, falling in love with her at first sight, but she doesn't return his feelings.
The Ace: He's won many of the championships in every sport he's in.
The Resenter: In the second half of the TV series, not only he resents Hayato's continued success in racing, but also his relationship with Asuka. In 11, he resents Shoemach for "messing up" with his pace.
The Rival / Worthy Opponent: At least in the latter half of the TV series, where he doesn't only race Hayato for a trophy.
American racer for Star Stampede at the beginning of the series, he later joins Sturozech Project/Stormzender and is the longest-tentured racer in CF. Happy-go-lucky, boisterous, and a skirt chaser, Gudelhian is a competitor who doesn't takes things very seriously, and his antics rubs his co-worker Heinel the wrong way more than once.
Stay in the Kitchen: In a drama CD, he said that women shouldn't be racers (referring to Marie), which leads to the female characters issuing a challenge for him. This is an Out-of-Character Moment for him since he's known as a skirt-chasing ladies' man.
Teams: ZIP Racing Team (20112014), S·G·M (2015), Sturozech Project/Stormzender (20162021), Sturobrahms (2022-, as owner and mechanical designer)
Notable Entrants: Silent Screamer β (2015), Stil HG (20162021)
The son of the president of the Sturobrahms automotive company, Heinel is a racer for SGM, as well as the team's machine designer. Since then, he joins the Sturozech Project and Stormzender, where he works as the racer, manager and machine designer of the team (he stopped being a full-time driver in 2022). He and Gudelhian were once rivals, but they as the series progresses, they become more friendly...in a weird and wacky sort of way.
Berserk Button: Don't disturb his pace or make fun of him, or he'll drop his usually calm nature and blow his top.
Brainy Brunette: A male example, he is a machine designer who also makes cars.
A former Formula One racer of Missing Link and a teammate of Osamu Sugo, they became rivals when their racing skills and personalities began to crash. One day in a test drive who see who would become the main racer for the team, he had a nasty crash and he lost his left eye and arm, so in order to continue his racing career, he was given a mechanical arm and eye by Smith. In the TV series he is given orders by Smith to steal Asurada's computer system.
An Arm and a Leg: In his backstory, he loses his left arm (along with his left eye) in a rather nasty test driving accident.
Artificial Limbs: He gained a cybernetic arm and modulation eye shortly after the accident and in Saga, he gained natural-looking cyborg implants. The robotic arm and eye is inspired by the ones Top Gunder has in Choujinki Metalder.
Car Fu: He does this with his Missioner VR-4 by driving it to his former boss' helicopter after he was betrayed by said boss one too many times. Also see Heel-Face Turn.
Disappeared Dad: His father (who was a diplomat) died when he was 5 years old.
Electronic Eye: After the accident, is given a cybernetic eye, which are replaced by more natural-looking ones, which has a gold tone in the iris.
Eye Scream: He lost his left eye (along with his left arm) in an F-1 test when he crashed while chasing Osamu.
Originally a NASCAR racer, Leon comes to Cyber Formula with Missing Link as Bootsvorz's junior after his tenure in the former. His more notable trait is that he retires in every single race he's in during his debut year.
Arch-Enemy: With Henri, as he has a cat and dog-like relationship with him.
Teams: Teams: ZIP Racing (2008), KOH-I-NOOR Formula (2009-2011), A.G.S (2012-2015, 2016-, as owner)
Notable Entrants: Condor B-12 (2012), El Condor B-14 (2014), El Condor B-15 (2015)
The winner of the 7th and 9th Grand Prix, Lope has high hopes of winning the champion once again in the 10th Grand Prix.After his retirement following the 10th GP, he becomes the manager of A.G.S., assisting Akira Hiyoshi.
Akira is a promising racer in Sugo Asurada, but his dreams of entering the 10th Grand Prix are dashed after Asurada locks Hayato's driving data and he leaves in a huff. Despondent, he travels to Brazil for work, where he meets Pitalia Lope, and as luck would have it, is put into KOH-I-NOOR Formula, starting from the race in Brazil.
A well-known off road racer in his hometown of Hokkaido, he is joined by Albatross DDT in 2015. He meets Hayato before the All-Japan Grand Prix and they become friends rather quickly and constantly helps Hayato throughout the TV series.
Created by Hiroyuki Kazami, Asurada is the most advanced naviagtion in the world of Cyber Formula. In addition of communicating with humans, it can also analyze their emotions. Shortly after it is completed, Smith sees the potential in Asurada's abilities and attempts to obtain the system to use to develop weapons of mass destruction. Kazami manages to deliver the car to Japan from England but not before his son Hayato completes the delivery to the Fujioka track. But Asurada locks Hayato's driving data and Sugo Asurada has no choice but to make him the main driver of the team.
My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: In one episode of the TV series, when Hayato was in the midst of a love triangle involving Asuka, Randoll and him, Asurada asks him what a kiss is and detects his heart rate.
Kaga's best friend, who was the person who got Kaga into racing. He was killed in the crash during a race in which the Zero Realm was involved, causing Kaga to steer away from the Zero Realm for years.
Death by Origin Story: Dies when his race car explodes and Kaga is unable to get him out of the car in time.