Initial D


#1

Initial D / Initial D: First Stage

Genres: drama, tournament
Themes: auto racing, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father’s tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father’s modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina’s highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over the Gunma prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1998-04-18 to 1998-11-28

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Initial D: Second Stage

Genres: action, drama, tournament
Themes: auto racing, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Following his victory over RedSuns leader, Ryosuke Takahashi, AE86 driver Takumi Fujiwara is challenged by the Lancer EVO-based “Emperor,” a group known for taking decals of racing teams they defeat, cutting them up and placing them on their cars like a fighter plane kill board. Takumi’s undefeated streak is on the line as his AE86 is virtually no match against the more powerful and more agile four-wheel-drive EVOs of the Emperor team.
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 1999-10-14 to 2000-01-06

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Initial D: Fourth Stage

Genres: drama, tournament
Themes: auto racing, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Takumi Fujiwara and brothers Keisuke and Ryousuke Takahashi have formed “Project D,” a racing team aimed at bringing their driving skills to their full potential outside their prefecture. Using the internet, Project D issues challenges to other racing teams and posts results of their races. Managed by Ryousuke, the team has Takumi engaging in downhill battles with his AE86, while Keisuke challenges opponents uphill. Among their rivals are the Seven-Star Leaf (SSR) and Todo-juku. Meanwhile, Takumi is caught off-guard on Mount Akina when he encounters his father Bunta and his newly acquired Subaru Impreza WRX Type R Version V.
Number of episodes: 24
Vintage: 2004-04-17

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Initial D: Fifth Stage

Genres: tournament
Themes: auto racing, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Still working as part of the Project D driving team, Takumi Fujiwara and Keisuke Takahashi continue to challenge courses and teams in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Meanwhile, a young golf phenom catches Takumi’s eye, and Ryousuke Takahashi settles a score from his past.
Number of episodes: 14
Vintage: 2012-11-09

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Initial D: Final Stage

Genres: tournament
Themes: auto racing, sports
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Takumi and Keisuke of the gifted mountain racing team, Project D, face their toughest opponents yet as they race to conquer the Kanegawa area’s finest racers and mountain roads. Takumi faces a young prodigy who drives a very familiar car.
Number of Episodes: 4
Vintage: 2014-05-16 to 2014-06-22

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Initial D: Third Stage (movie) - Vintage: 2001-01-13
Initial D: Extra Stage (OAV) - Vintage: 2001-03-22
Initial D: Battle Stage (OAV) - Vintage: 2002-05-15
Initial D: Battle Stage 2 (OAV) - Vintage: 2007-05-30
Initial D: Extra Stage - Vintage: 2008-10-03
Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 1 -Kakusei- (movie) - Vintage: 2014-08-23
Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 2 -Tōsō- (movie) - Vintage: 2015-05-23
Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 3 -Mugen- (movie)- Vintage: 2016-02-06


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Initial D movie wraps up production

posted on 2000-11-21 01:31 EST

Initial D Movie update

posted on 2000-11-29 12:06 EST

Initial D Anime from Tokyopop

posted on 2001-10-19 23:13 EDT

Tokyopop Inital D scare quieted

posted on 2002-01-29 14:33 EST
Tokyopop representative Kenneth Lee sets the record straight about the re-recording of the GTO soundtrack

AutoWeek looks at Initial D

posted on 2002-02-05 10:44 EST
Autoweek Magazine, a monthly US Automotive magazine, takes a brief look at Initial D

Initial D Battle Stage Review

posted on 2002-03-09 16:05 EST

Tokyopop uses Fansub Script for Initial D

posted on 2002-04-17 08:30 EDT
Central Anime Script used with Permission

Tokyopop Open Letter regarding Initial D

posted on 2002-07-13 12:11 EDT
Responding to the Anime community’s uneasiness regarding “editorial changes” being made to Initial D, Tokyopop has sent out a very lengthy letter explaining their choices

Initial D Confirmed

posted on 2003-03-11 15:50 EST

Initial D DVD Release Details

posted on 2003-05-09 19:39 EDT
Delayed to make DVD better

Initial D DVD details

posted on 2003-06-14 09:40 EDT
Volume 1: September, Volume 2: October, Volume 3: “Early 2004”

Initial D - Fourth Stage

posted on 2003-12-16 19:56 EST
Airs in April on Pay Per View

New Initial D Anime DVD to Ship in Japan on December 5

posted on 2008-08-27 05:26 EDT
Initial D: Extra Stage 2: Tabi-Dachi no Green continues 1st Extra Stage

Funimation Adds X TV/OAV, 5 Initial D Anime Stages

posted on 2009-09-25 15:13 EDT
New Initial D dub with original music; 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist dub cast revealed

Funimation Streams Initial D: Fourth Stage

posted on 2010-03-23 11:00 EDT


#4

Initial D Car-Racing Manga Gets New Anime Series

posted on 2012-07-30 03:09 EDT
New anime of Shuuichi Shigeno’s manga to be detailed on August 6

Musical Group m.o.v.e Performs New Initial D Anime’s Themes

posted on 2012-08-02 10:00 EDT
New car-racing TV anime to premiere in November on Animax’s pay-per-view

Initial D Fifth Stage to Premiere on November 4

posted on 2012-09-06 10:08 EDT

Initial D Car-Racing Manga Gets New Anime Film & Final Stage Anime

posted on 2013-07-21 22:00 EDT
Shūichi Shigeno to end his manga next week in Young Magazine


#7

2014’s Initial D Car-Racing Anime Film Previewed in Pilot Video

posted on 2013-11-06 00:00 EST
Sanzigen, LIDEN FILMS animate August 2014 film for avex entertainment

New Initial D Car-Racing Anime Teaser Reveals Film Trilogy

posted on 2014-02-03 23:36 EST
Sanzigen, LIDEN FILMS animate 1st new film for August 23 opening

1st New Initial D Anime Film’s Full Trailer Confirms New Cast

posted on 2014-05-15 13:00 EDT
Mamoru Miyano, Yūichi Nakamura, Daisuke Ono, Maaya Uchida, Minoru Shiraishi, Hiroaki Hirata

1st New Initial D Anime Film’s Trailer Previews Ryūichi Kawamura Theme Song

posted on 2014-08-06 04:45 EDT
“never fear” serves as main theme song for August 23 film starring new cast of Mamoru Miyano, Yūichi Nakamura, more

New Initial D the Movie Legend 1: Awakening Trailer English-Subtitled

posted on 2014-11-29 02:50 EST
Odex to open film in cinemas in Singapore on Thursday

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2’s Title, Date, Visual Unveiled

posted on 2014-12-17 06:28 EST
2nd film in trilogy featuring new cast of Mamoru Miyano, Maaya Uchida, more premieres on May 23

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2 Film’s Teaser Streamed

posted on 2015-02-27 09:30 EST
Cast, staff return for 2nd film in reboot film series

2nd New Initial D the Movie’s TV Ad Posted

posted on 2015-03-01 13:35 EST
Cast, staff return for 2nd film in reboot film series

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2 Film’s 1st Promo Video Streamed

posted on 2015-04-17 05:20 EDT
Cast, staff return for 2nd film in reboot film series opening on May 23

New Initial D the Movie Legend 1 Film’s Digest Video Streamed

posted on 2015-05-09 02:15 EDT
Cast, staff return for 2nd film in reboot series opening on May 23

Full trailer for 1st New Initial D movie streamed [Video]

May 19, 2014

2nd New Initial D Film’s ‘Arcade Game Style’ Web Promo Streamed

posted on 2015-06-09 08:45 EDT
3 main races highlighted from film now in Japanese theaters


#8

2nd New Initial D Film’s 1st Trailer English-Subtitled

posted on 2015-07-28 08:00 EDT
Opens August 27 in Singapore


#9

With this being a modern release (so the video issues shouldn’t be there) and Funi throwing money around willy-nilly on broadcast dubs and lesser-known anime movies, I’m hoping that they’ll dub this and release it stateside after all.


#10

New Initial D the Movie Legend 3’s Title, Date, Visual Unveiled

posted on 2015-08-06 07:30 EDT
Final film in trilogy featuring new cast debuts in Japan on February 6


#11

2nd Main Visual Posted for Initial D’s 3rd Film

posted on 2015-10-19 02:58 EDT


#12

Initial D 3rd Film’s Teaser Video Previews Backdraft Smiths’ Song

posted on 2015-10-23 08:00 EDT
Final film in trilogy opens in Japan on February 6


#13

Initial D “Legend3 Mugen”


#14

Real Initial D Cars Face Off Again to Promote 3rd Film

posted on 2015-10-29 17:45 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga


#15

Tatsuyuki Kobayashi Sings 3rd Initial D Film’s Theme Song

posted on 2015-12-14 05:00 EST
“Chase for Dream” song’s single slated for February 17 release


#16

3rd New Initial D Film’s Trailer Previews Tatsuyuki Kobayashi’s Song, Battle With Ryōsuke

posted on 2015-12-16 10:00 EST
4DX screenings, SD character designs also revealed for February 6 film


#17

New Initial D Film Staff Reveal Movie Original Toyota86

posted on 2016-01-18 13:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


#18

Mamoru Miyano Learned to Drive Thanks to Initial D

posted on 2016-02-13 19:45 EST by Eric Stimson


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July 1, 2016 / by Casey Baseel


#20

“Haruna Drift Show” Planned for Fans of “Initial D”

November 27, 2016 12:25am CST
Famous moments from the popular racing anime to be recreated with help from café owner.


#22

US Pro Drifting Team Debuts New Race Car With “Initial D” Tribute

March 28, 2017 8:45pm CDT
Heavily modified Toyota Corolla iM to debut at season opening Formula D event this weekend


#23

Sentai Filmworks License Announcement for Initial D movies

July 18, 2017

Sentai Filmworks Licenses New Initial D Film Trilogy

posted on 2017-07-18 16:43 EDT
Films debuted 2014-2016 in Japan


#24

This is one that I didn’t expect in the least.