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Initial D (2005)

Tau man ji D (original title)
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.

Directors:

Wai-Keung Lau (as Andrew Lau), Alan Mak | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Shuichi Shigeno (comic books), Felix Chong (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Yue ... Takeshi Nakazato
Edison Chen ... Ryousuke Takahashi
Jay Chou ... Takumi Fujiwara
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Bunta 'Tofuman' Fujiwara (as Anthony Wong)
Chapman To ... Itsuki Tachibana
Tsuyoshi Abe Tsuyoshi Abe ... Kenji
Anne Suzuki ... Natsuki Mogi
Kenny Bee ... Yuuichi 'Gasman' Tachibana
Will Liu ... Seiji Iwaki
Jordan Chan ... Kyouichi Sudou
Kiyohiko Ueki Kiyohiko Ueki ... Iketani
Kazuo Yashiro Kazuo Yashiro ... SpeedStars Member
Miki Kuroiwa Miki Kuroiwa ... Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Megumi Seitone Megumi Seitone ... Natsuki Mogi's Classmate
Sayaka Takizawa 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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Taglines:

It's not what you drive, it's what drives you See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Media Asia [Hong Kong]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

23 June 2005 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Initial D See more »

Filming Locations:

Mt. Akina, Gunma, Japan

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tsui Hark was originally set to direct Initial D, but there were "creative differences." After he left, Andrew Lau and Alan Mak signed on instead. 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

Bunta Fujiwara: A few years ago, my boy told me he needed glasses, so I took him to an optician. But his eyesight turned out to be 20/20. I told him, "Hey, kid, I'll kick your ass if your kidding me around."
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #37.5 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

We Roll
Performed by Ghost Style
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Great car racing and drifts, cute actors, who wants more?
7 September 2005 | by vivisiSee all my reviews

I haven't read any Initial D manga, and frankly, hadn't heard of it until a friend asked to watch this movie, thus cannot comment on the accuracy of the story.

But after watching the movie for the 10th time, I can freely say the movie is a must-see for car lovers, and goes beyond Hollywood fake races, which makes speed and fancy cars seem more important than the driver's ability. The actors did a great job, too, specially Bunta Fujiwara (Takumi's father), who plays hilarious scenes.

Not to mention the Soundtrack, which is great add to the competition scenes.


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