The Akagi Redsuns arrive on Mt. Akina to challenge the less-skilled Akina Speedstars and set a new record for the course. Later, Takumi Fujiwara, a local tofu delivery boy stuns the RedSuns #2 driver...
Picking up right after the events of 'First Stage', 'Second Stage' continues to follow the underground Road Racing career of high-school student/delivery boy Takumi Fujiwara and friends as ... See full summary »
After defeating every racing team, everything comes down to one last race. Will Project D succeed in the final and most difficult race of Initial D. And what is going to be the future of Project D after this final race.
Takumi Fujiwara is an average 18-year old high school student with an average job as a gas station attendant, and a not-so-average hand in the family business. To help his father's tofu shop, Takumi has been delivering tofu in his father's 'Eight-Six' Trueno (known as the Toyota Corolla GT-S in the US) to a hotel at the peak of Mt. Akina (the local mountain), every night at 4 a.m. In doing so, Takumi has been unknowingly training to be the greatest mountain-pass drift-racer in all of Japan. After a freak late-night encounter with Keisuke Takahashi, the number two driver of the infamous RedSuns team, Takumi is quickly, and unwillingly plunged into a high-speed world of white-knuckle contests on the most dangerous mountain passes in the Gunma prefecture. Assisted by the local Akina Speedstars team, his slightly obnoxious friend Itsuki, his somewhat shady girlfriend Natsuke and the sage-like words of his chain-smoking, ex-racer father Bunta, he'll need all the help he can get to outwit ...Written by
Nathan J Rossberg
Early in the TV series, many of the cars are either missing the proper badging for their cars, or the badging has been significantly altered (the most notable are the "Trueno" on the front of Takumi's AE86, and Nakazato's missing "Skyline" on the rear bumper and altered GT-R badge). This is due to the animation studio not having licenses from the car manufacturers at the time. Later on in the series, the badging is fixed and all the cars have their proper badging. However, correct badging appears in flashback scenes of episodes that originally didn't have badging on their cars. See more »
During the duct tape death match against Shingo, Takumi binds his right hand to the steering wheel, however, as he takes a corner, about halfway through the race, a shot of the steering wheel shows both hands free. See more »
The show is poorly animated and most of it's budget looked like it was spent only on the CG. I have seen better animation in Hentai that was released earlier than this show. I only enjoy the show for the memes and the music from Eurobeat. The only two things that make the show worth watching. Making fun of this show is fun because all of the memes that originated from this show. Basically the entire show is Shifting Gears and Drifting. The only good quotable line has to be "The setup point is in the next five consecutive hairpin curves!" I have personally made poorly created fan art to represent the poor quality in this anime. Would recommend to others.
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