This film defies all of my previous expectations and has turned out to be an utterly thought provoking movie experience. The opening scenes showed the flaw in the eponomous heroes psyche as he is split between Japan, the residence of his father, and the United States, his mother's domain.
When he races a school rival, presumably in order to receive sexual gratification from one of the women who watch so eagerly, he controls the car with grace and ease, but, by an unfortunate twist of fate, crashes his vehicle. But he not only destroys the vehicle, but he destroys his life in America.
He is forced to move from his comfort zone, to the busy, cold and logical land of Japan. He gains a friend, the stereotypical black wisecracker, and he is drawn into the scary world of drifting.
The ending does not disappoint, he is forced to face off against his japanese rival and ends up winning the ultimate showdown.
The story is the ultimate underdog story, he wins, we feel good and there are loads of h0t c4icks lololololol