- Stan and Koji are very close, repeatedly save each other's life, complete with spur-of-the-moment confessions like 'you're the best partner I could have had' and 'just run I'll hold them back' moments which make the one to which it's addressed jump on the perceived enemies to allow the first one to run away. Not to mention that they affectionately call the star racer they build together their "baby"...
- Even more obvious is the relationship between the heroine's father and his racing champion, who met after the first lost his wife and put his daughter in a boarding school. "How could you not tell me you had a wife" is but one example. The fact that the racing champion plays the part of both Big Brother Mentor to the heroine and Team Mom doesn't help.
Ho Yay / Ōban Star-Racers