Initial D (1998)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Action, Comedy


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The story of a young delivery boy who becomes a drift-racing legend.


8.4/10
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Creator:

Shuichi Shigeno

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5 May 2019 | Derache
6
| Aesthetically Amazing
This movie doesn't have an amazing story, or characters. In fact it doesn't have anything but aesthetics. It sounds, looks, and feels like an amazing and fun show to watch. Despite giving it a 6/10, I would still recommend everyone to watch at least 10-20 episodes of this show.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original comic had brand stickers on the racers' driver doors (Bomex, Greddy, HKS, etc). The animation studio could not obtain licenses for the brand names, and replaced them with generic stickers instead (Max Speed, Shift Down, etc).


Quotes

Takumi Fujiwara: 'Cute', she said... What do you think?


Goofs

Takumi's AE86 front bumper badge changes from "Trueno" to "Toreno" throughout the series.


Alternate Versions

In Tokyopop's American DVD release, there are two versions of the show. One is the original ('Import Version'). One is a new version ('Tricked-Out Version') which has an english dub and various other changes such as:

  • Japanese character names dropped in exchange for more English sounding names (i.e. Natsuki becomes Natalie, Iketani is Cole, Itsuki is Iggy, Ryosuke is Ry, Keisuke is K.T., Nakazato is Zack, Kenta is Kyle, Mako and Sayuki become Maya and Simone, and Takumi goes by Tak).
  • The 'Eurobeat' Japanese-techno soundtrack is replaced with a mix of rap and garage-indie-punk music.
  • The opening and ending themes change, as well as the footage shown in the ending credits.
  • Various video effects, such as inverse colors, mirrors and wipe transitions are added to the CGI race scenes.
  • The original, authentic engine/exhaust noises are replaced with louder, more aggressive race noises.
  • Scenes involving Natsuki's shady, sexual dealings with the character referred to as 'Papa' were either cut down, or re-written (even the translation in the subtitled version was altered on the Tokyopop release).


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Episode: {"Dangerous Five Hairpins" (1998) (ep. #1.10)}

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Genres

Animation | Action | Comedy | Sport

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