Higashide plays the lead character Hiyama Atsuhiro who works as the chief mechanic and engineer at Spica Racing Factory. Since young, he has been very interested in machinery and is a highly-regarded technician in this line and trusted by his teammates. His younger brother Naosumi (Arata) is a genius driver belonging to the same team but keeps ignoring his elder brother's advice and is focused only on aggressive driving so as to win. He also creates a lot of problems in his private life thus is regarded as a troublemaker. Morikawa plays Endo Hikaru who is a greenhorn in rally racing but has been assigned to become Naosumi's new agent. The relationship between Atsuhiro and Naosumi gradually become so strained that it is affecting the team as they battle with their rivals during the races.
Higashide revealed that before the filming began, the mechanic team got together for rehearsals which has helped them to build up good rapport. He also hoped that they would be able to convey the passion and excitement in the story to the viewers when the movie is released. As for Arata, he pledged to work out and deliver a great performance to show how a man lives in the beautiful world of rally racing.
Co-stars also include Kitamura Takumi who plays Shinkai Akira, the driver of rival team Sigma Racing, Machida Keita who plays Masuda Junpei, the new mechanic in Spica and Yoshida Kotaro who plays Tsuzuki Issei, the CEO and director of the Spica team.
Sources: Eiga.com / Yomiuri Hochi / Oricon