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Posted 7/22/13



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


Shūichi Shigeno's Initial D car-racing manga is inspiring an anime film, Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D (New Initial D the Movie), next summer. The manga's final battles will also be adapted into a new anime series called Final Stage. The "Young Magazine Dai Art Genga-ten 2013" event, which will run at Tokyo's Shibuya Hikarie complex starting July 26, will screen early footage from the film.

The manga follows Takumi Fujiwara, a high school boy with a natural talent for driving, in his racing pursuits on the public highways. The manga debuted in 1995, and Kodansha published the 46th book volume in January. The manga inspired several television anime series (including the Fifth Stage that just ran last year), a live-action film, several original video anime projects, and a successful game line.

This year's 34th issue Kodansha's Young Magazine is revealing on Monday that Shūichi Shigeno will end the manga in the following issue on July 29. The manga has been running for 18 years in the magazine, and Shigeno had revealed in March that he was heading toward the manga's finale.

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Posted 7/22/13 , edited 7/22/13
I r z Drift King.

Driving on steroids all in the while drinking raw eggs and having an IV of protein shake. Initial D in a nutshell... driving.
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Posted 7/22/13

AnimeKami wrote:

I r z Drift King.

Driving on steroids all in the while drinking raw eggs and having an IV of protein shake. Initial D in a nutshell... driving.



On steroids?
Raw eggs?
Protein shake?

What?


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Posted 7/22/13
I should start watching the previous seasons soon
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stark700 wrote:

I should start watching the previous seasons soon



It's going to be a hell of a ride, Starky.
Get into one of the most iconic animus of the '90s!


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Posted 7/22/13
My body simply cannot be ready for this I'm so excited!
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Posted 7/22/13
Oh I can't wait to see it. I'm sad that it's going to end, but yet happy that it's going to end. At this point, it's been so long, that I'm waiting for the story to end. I'll probably have to rewatch it again before final stage comes out.
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Posted 6/28/14
Final episode:


Nice symbolism there. Although the race was intense as usual, I thought these episodes were a bit...eh underwhelming in general. It's not that they were bad or anything but kinda lacked what I had hoped for.

Sill decent series though.
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Posted 6/28/14 , edited 6/28/14
i can not wait
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Posted 8/9/14
Will Crunchyroll broadcast the movie?
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Posted 8/23/14
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AWESOME

Initial D is one of my top 10 favorite Animes.

THis is awesome news to hear.

I think im going to go back and rewatch the whole series and movie!
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Posted 8/24/14
In the movies they are replacing most of the cast and all the music. Not excited for this anymore.

No more burning in the 90s, they've fizzled out in the 2010s. Was looking forward to this too, now I can't see it ever being great. At least they didn't replace them in Final Stage.

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