Initial D | Final Stage
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Posted 6/2/14 , edited 6/2/14
(This is my first time making one of these topics so go easy on me. )

I can't believe this series is coming to an end! Such a fantastic classic! This anime really dose deserve a proper ending, and that is exactly what it is going to get with the release of Final Stage and the new theatrical movie trilogy!

Also, I'd really like to see this added to Crunchyroll, the anime and the movie! This anime deserves it! Tell me what you think about this long-running classic!





Final Stage Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5dvP2_SqSw

Initial D Movie (2014) Trailer: [Epicness!!!]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkjfHGdkDfQ

Anime Info:
http://myanimelist.net/anime/22507/Initial_D_Final_Stage

Animax announced on March 1st that Initial D Final Stage will be available starting on May 16th, 2014. Initial D Final Stage will start right after where Fifth Stage left off. There are a total of four episodes that makes up this mini stage!

Opening and Ending theme had also been announced. They are apparently using two of m.o.v.e's unreleased tracks. The OP will be Outsoar The Rainbow and the ED will be Days. The OP also happens to be the same theme song they use for Initial D Arcade Stage 8 infinity. For those of you that follows the anime, you'll know that m.o.v.e disbanded as of March 2013. Initial D just isn't the same without m.o.v.e. Maybe the producer also thinks the same way, hence the songs choice.

Also: A theatrical version of Initial D is confirmed for release in August 2014! Avex has confirmed that the New Initial D The Movie will be a trilogy. First part of the trilogy is called Legend 1 -Awakening- slated for release in theaters on August 23rd, 2014 (Japan Only)

Final Stage Airdate Schedule: (Subject to change with notifications) (Images and more announcement will be made on those dates)

(#01) Episode 1 - 2: Friday May 16th, 2014
(#02) Episode 3 - 4: Sunday June 22nd, 2014





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Posted 6/2/14
Yeah, I've seen the first two episodes, actually the second episode earlier today. Pretty neat stuff with the OST. I think there are two more episodes and the movie which will wrap up the anime franchise.

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Posted 6/2/14
I ain't even mad. This show needs a proper ending.
Better to have an adaptation of the final bits of the manga or nothing at all and we're left with just a cliffhanger 5th stage.

Can't wait to watch it though. Both the final stage and the movie. I've been a big fan since I saw the first episode.
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Posted 6/2/14 , edited 6/2/14

chrome_mist wrote:

I ain't even mad. This show needs a proper ending.
Better to have an adaptation of the final bits of the manga or nothing at all and we're left with just a cliffhanger 5th stage.

Can't wait to watch it though. Both the final stage and the movie. I've been a big fan since I saw the first episode.


Same here! I've always loved this anime and you're right! It really dose deserve a properly good ending!
I still can't believe they decided to end Fifth Stage THERE! Such a cliffhanger!

That movie looks like it's going to be unbelievably good as well! That trailer gives me goosebumps! Lolol
Posted 6/2/14
This was only anime I knew existed for a long time.. then i stumbled into the other stuff.. love it and the manga.. Try out Wangan Midnight if you haven't, another good story..
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Of course I'm sad to see it end, but it does need a conclusion. Initial D was my very first "marathon" anime, and I marathoned it twice.
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querkle wrote:

This was only anime I knew existed for a long time.. then i stumbled into the other stuff.. love it and the manga.. Try out Wangan Midnight if you haven't, another good story..


Oh yea, forgot about Wangan Midnight! lol. Yet another great car anime. They really need to make more motorsport-based anime!

I just watched the first episode of Final Stage last night! It looks sooooo epic!!! I ended up staying up until 5:00AM to watch it! Damn you anime for being soo good! lol

Looks like it's going to be Takumi's closest race yet! I've got goosebumps!..
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