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Initial D First Stage

Synopsis: Unlike his friends, Takumi Fujiwara is not particularly interested in cars, with little or no knowledge about the world of car enthusiasts and street corridors. Son of a tofu store owner, he has the task of delivering tofu every morning without fail, driving through the mountain of Akina. Thus, cars conversations or driving generally would only remember Takumi of the tiring daily routine forced to him.

One night, Akagi Red Suns, an infamous street riders team, visit Akina's city to challenge the local mountain pass. Led by his two Audes, Ryousuke and Keisuke Takahashi, Red Suns plans to win all the running paths in Kanto, establishing themselves as the fastest team in the region. However, for his disbelief, one of his ASES is overtaken by an old Toyota AE86 during a trip back home from Akina. After the incident, the Takahashi brothers are cautious with a mysterious driver focused on a remarkable technique and experience on local roads - AE86 of Mount Akina.

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- Information
- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Initial D First Stage
  • Anime Name in Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D
  • Anime Name in English: Initial D First Stage
  • Other names: ID

Production information

  • Producers: OB Planning, Fuji TV
  • Licensors: Funimation, Tokyopop
  • Studios: Gallop, Studio Comet

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 26
  • Date: April 19, 1998 - December 6, 1998 - Tuesdays at 0000 (JST)
  • Genres: Action, drama
  • Subjects: Running
  • Target: Seinen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 8.321
  • Popularity: 163194

Video Trailer/Opening

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  • Curiosities

    Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Initial D First Stage": 

    • The manga creator, Shuichi Shigeno, is a big fan of cars and street races, and based many of the anime characters and situations in his own experiences.
    • The name "Initial D" is a reference to the starting position in a drift race, where the pilot must start the curve at high speed.
    • The Toyota AE86, the anime's main car, has become extremely popular with car fans and street races, and is considered an icon of Japanese automotive culture.
    • The anime was a big hit in Japan and around the world, and inspired a series of racing games as well as a live-action film adaptation.
    • The anime features an amazing soundtrack, with songs by artists such as Eurobeat, Dave Rodgers and Max Coveri, who became popular among anime and electronic music fans.
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    Manga and Products from Initial D First Stage

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    Main Characters

    Below is the main characters of: "Initial D First Stage"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

    • Takumi Fujiwara (Mitsuo Iwata) - A high school student who works at a tofu store during the day and is a homemade at night.
    • BUNTA FUJIWARA (UMHO ISHIZUKA) - Takumi's father and a legendary street corridor.
    • Ryosuke Takahashi (Shinichiro Miki) - leader of the Akagi Redsuns race team and an engineering genius.
    • Keisuke Takahashi (Tomokazu Seki) - Ryosuke's younger brother and a member of the Akagi Redsuns race team.
    • Itsuki Takeuchi (Takehito Koyasu) - Takumi's friend and obsessed with cars and races.
    • Kenji (Kazuki Yao) - Takumi's friend and a member of the Akina Speedstars race team.
    • Takeshi Nakazato (Kappei Yamaguchi) - Leader of the Myogi Nightkids race team and one of Japan's best street runners.
    • Mako Sato (Michiko Neya) - Member of the Impact Blue race team and one of Japan's best female riders.
    • Sayuki (Yumi Kakazu) - Member of the Impact Blue race team and Mako's twin sister.
    • Kenta Nakamura (Kazuhiko Inoue) - Takumi's friend and a member of the Akina Speedstars race team.

    Summary and events

    1. Takumi Fujiwara is a high school student who works at a tofu store in his family.
    2. Takumi is a skilled pilot who drives a Toyota Ae86 Trueno Sprinter.
    3. Ryosuke Takahashi, leader of the Radsuns running team, challenges Takumi for an Akina mountain race.
    4. Takumi wins the race and begins to be recognized as a talented pilot.
    5. Ryosuke's younger brother Keisuke challenges Takumi for an Akagi mountain race.
    6. Takumi wins the race and Keisuke joins the Takumi race team, the D. project.
    7. The D Project faces other running teams, including the Nightkids running team and the running team.
    8. Takumi faces professional pilot Kyoichi Sudo in a race in the Akina circuit.
    9. Takumi wins the race and becomes the new king of the mountain of Akina.
    10. Project D prepares to face the Thunderfire race team in a Myogi mountain race.

    What happens in the end?

    Below we have a summary of what happens at the end of the anime Initial D First StageWe have placed a Spoiler alert, just click below to display the content of the end of the work.

    At the end of the first season of Initial D, Takumi wins the race against Keisuke and becomes the new king of the mountain. He also starts to be interested in cars and races, and starts training to become an even better pilot. The story remains in later seasons.

    Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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    Meaning of Initial D First Stage

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    • 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D - Initial D
    The "Initial D" anime is a series of manga and anime created by Shuichi Shigeno. The story takes place in Japan and revolves around illegal street races in the mountains. The protagonist, Takumi Fujiwara, is a young tofu delivery man who becomes a talented race pilot. The "D" in the title refers to the word "drift", which is a driving technique in which the pilot makes the car slide in the curves. The series is known for its exciting running scenes and the realistic representation of the world of street racing.

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    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    Initial D First Stage has a total of 26 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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