I'm not sure if this counts but I've finished watching Oban Star Races. I remember watching parts of it on my local television (what was the equivalent of Saturday morning cartoons) and so I decided to revisit this series. one among many that I didn't pay attention to when I was younger.
The series is one that I would say that leans towards the story telling elements rather than the artistic elements (this series did come in out in 2006, there is quite a lot 3D used here)
The characters each have what I would call flushed out backgrounds, by the end of the series, each of their motivations are brought to light as we learn why did they participate in this race.
The main characters each have their back stories that tied the plot of the series together and we get a nice closure to some of the characters.
The ending while I personally didn't like it, it wasn't bad but I wanted the pair I shipped in the series to work out which didn't. It wasn't one that I saw coming. It did allow for character development as one character who was usually timid to finally take a leap of faith.
Credit to the Red Opus for the awesome sig
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Also, Gowther is the Lust of my Life and Redline sucks ball bearings