Initial D First Stage

Initial D First Stage

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Unlike his friends, Takumi Fujiwara is not particularly interested in cars, with little to no knowledge about the world of car enthusiasts and street racers. The son of a tofu shop owner, he is tasked to deliver tofu every morning without fail, driving along the mountain of Akina. Thus, conversations regarding cars or driving in general would only remind Takumi of the tiring daily routine forced upon him. One night, the Akagi Red Suns, an infamous team of street racers, visit the town of Akina to challenge the local mountain pass. Led by their two aces, Ryousuke and Keisuke Takahashi, the Red Suns plan to conquer every racing course in Kanto, establishing themselves as the fastest crew in the region. However, much to their disbelief, one of their aces is overtaken by an old Toyota AE86 during a drive back home from Akina. After the incident, the Takahashi brothers are cautious of a mysterious driver geared with remarkable technique and experience in the local roads—the AE86 of Mount Akina.

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English: Initial D First Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 1998 to Dec 6, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: OB Planning, Fuji TV
Licensors: Funimation, Tokyopop
Studios: Gallop, Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Cars, Drama, Seinen, Sports
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Shinichi Masaki – Director, Storyboard
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Masami Hata – Episode Director, Storyboard
Naoyuki Kuzuya – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Around the World” by m.o.v.e (eps 1-19)
OP2: “Break in 2 the Nite” by m.o.v.e (eps 20-26)
ED1: “Rage Your Dream” by m.o.v.e (eps 1-14)
ED2: “Kiseki no Hana (Flower of Miracles)” by Galla (eps 15-26)

Episode List

01: The Ultimate Tofu Store Drift
02: Revenge! The Rumbling Turbo
03: Downhill Specialist Arrives
04: The Battle Begins
05: Dogfight!
06: A New Challenger
07: Pride of a Racer
08: Time’s Almost Up
09: Battle to the Limit
10: The Five Consecutive Hairpins
11: Shingo Arrives
12: The FR Killer
13: First Date
14: Evolving Drift
15: Takumi’s Fury
16: The Angel of Usui
17: Sudden-Death Death Match
18: Hot Winds and Furious Driving
19: Super Drift!
20: The End of Summer
21: Challenge From a Superstar
22: Fierce Uphill Battle!
23: The Rainy Downhill
24: Akagi’s White Comet
25: Last Great Battle
26: The New Downhill Legend
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Very dangerous to watch if you own a fun car.


Introduced me to the joys of Eurobeat.


The quintessential drifting show. The characters aren’t anything special but the hype factor make up for that a thousand times over.


Every season of Initial D is like sex. This is my life blood – my essence – my energy – my everything.


Thee anime for people who love cars, hell even if you dont, the hype alone will make you love it. The OST is beyond godtier


deja vu i just been to this place before higher on the street

Chris is AFK



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