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Initial D (2005)

Tau man ji D (original title)
TV-PG | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 23 June 2005 (China)
After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

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(as Andrew Lau), | 1 more credit »

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(comic books), (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Takeshi Nakazato
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Ryousuke Takahashi
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Takumi Fujiwara
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Bunta 'Tofuman' Fujiwara (as Anthony Wong)
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Tsuyoshi Abe ...
Kenji
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Yuuichi 'Gasman' Tachibana
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Seiji Iwaki
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Kyouichi Sudou
Kiyohiko Ueki ...
Iketani
Kazuo Yashiro ...
SpeedStars Member
Miki Kuroiwa ...
Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Megumi Seitone ...
Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Sayaka Takizawa ...
Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
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Storyline

Two mountain road racers, Nakazato and Takahashi, challenged each other to find the best racers, and defeat them in "battles". Nakazato was surprisingly defeated by an old Toyota Trueno AE86 (Corolla in the US) one night, and he searched for the person who defeated him, which lead him to the Speedstars, a local team. But the car who beat him was actually driven by a local Tofu shop owner's son, Takumi Fujiwara, who had unknowingly perfected the art of mountain racing through daily deliveries of tofu. Takumi was able to defeat Nakazato again, showing that he is no fluke. However, winning hasn't helped him home life, as his father, Bunta Fujiwara, was a drunkard (and a racing genius). His girlfriend Natsuki Mogi wants his attention even though she's got a dark and shameful secret, and his best friend Itsuki (who has no talent in driving) wants Takumi to teach him road racing... after buying the WRONG car. In a mountain road encounter, they ran into Team Emperor's Mitsubishi Evo, and ... Written by K. Chang

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23 June 2005 (China)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$931,946 (Hong Kong), 1 July 2005, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

HKD 55,000,000, 26 June 2005
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Trivia

For a long period of time, Edison Chen was slated to play Takumi Fujiwara, and Andy Lau was even rumored to be up for the role of Bunta. See more »

Goofs

When Bunta is driving, there is a close-up of the tachometer where we can also see that the speedometer is not functioning at all. Later in the movie, a close-up of the speedometer shows it working again. See more »

Quotes

Itsuki Tachibana: [to himself about his dad, who left the gas station behind to look after Bunta's car] That sucks. He's not young anymore. He's so irresponsible, leaving his business like this. What's gonna happen to me if it goes bankrupt? It's good that I've been living on my own, or else, I wouldn't be this chubby.
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Connections

Remake of Initial D: Second Stage (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

God's Hands On The Wheel
Performed by Ghost Style
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It's Good Movie
7 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

OK, firstly, I see all you guys complaining about how gay the movie was. Well really, I've lots of movie based on books and animes and none of them are perfect. All you people think it is really easy to make a film based on a book or manga. The reasons why I liked the movie is because...

1. It was pretty funny especially Chapman To 2. The cars were all real and based on the anime and manga 3. They did all the basics in the anime and manga

I just don't get why all you people are complaining? As i said earlier, hardly any movie is 100% based onto the anime, manga or book. And as long as it entertains people, who cares?


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