Initial D

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  • TV-PG
  • 1998
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.4  (2,569)

Cars going at fast speeds, drifting in mountain roads and dealing with school, this are the things that go around Takumi Fujiwara. His life dream and goal is to be the fastest driver in the streets and after being convinced by friend and rivals he decides to join a local racing team and race against some of the fastest drivers in the city an soon the world. As the anime starts Takumi is a very inexperienced street racer and knows little about car mechanics but as each season, or as called in this series, stage ends, he learns more and more about features of cars and new driving techniques that will later allow him to win races against tougher opponents and like this become a much more mature street racer. The television series is based on the manga of the same title written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno. It was produced by Studio Comet and later by Pastel, it is licensed by FUNImation and it features 4 stages with each having its own development and all focusing around Takumi and how he progresses as a driver to extents never expected from him. The graphics are gorgeous and stylish and the soundtracks are phenomenal as they go to new extents to set the mood even before the scene starts rolling and like this causing a state of suspense in the viewers' mind and curiosity towards what is going to happen next. This truly is a television series for the entire audience as it doesn't contain many over perverted reactions from the characters and there is little to none fan service. The genders that compose this gorgeous and inspiring anime are comedy, action and suspense. This is a great anime for any fan specially if they like cars and is very unique in its perspective taking on a more realistic role of how life spins around aspiring racers.

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Act. 24 Endless Challenge
24. Act. 24 Endless Challenge
October 18, 2005
Takumi and God Arm speed toward the finish line. After the race ends, the rising star looks to the legend for a lesson in technique - and Project D looks into the future where new challengers wait for their shot.
Act. 23 Endless Battle
23. Act. 23 Endless Battle
October 18, 2005
Takumi's greatest strength is his greatest weakness in the match with God Arm. The race has become an endurance test, and both drivers are wearing thin. Something's got to give - and soon.
Act. 22 The Magic of the One Hand Steer
22. Act. 22 The Magic of the One Hand Steer
October 17, 2005
God Arm's unexpected moves and legendary steering skills have Project D's downhill ace feeling the pressure - and it doesn't help that Takumi's mind keeps drifting back to the Impreza.
Act. 21 Dogfight
21. Act. 21 Dogfight
October 17, 2005
God Foot executes the type of improbable moves that helped him earn his nickname. Unfortunately for the legend, Keisuke thrives when he's pushed to extremes. The race continues - but the battle is just beginning.
Act. 20 Transcendant GT-R
20. Act. 20 Transcendant GT-R
October 15, 2005
Keisuke climbs behind the wheel of his newly modified FD to take on the legendary God Foot's GT-R! The race will be tougher - and longer - than normal. Luckily, Ryosuke's got a plan.
Act. 19 God Foot and God Hand
19. Act. 19 God Foot and God Hand
October 15, 2005
Project D's next match is against a pair of legendary racers. The veteran drivers of Purple Shadow may be a lot older than Takumi's crew, but they aren't rusty. In fact, their skills are as sharp as polished blades.
Act. 18 Last Drive
18. Act. 18 Last Drive
April 20, 2005
Kyoko is delighted to spend a day with Keisuke while his car's in the shop. She likes him more than ever, but with his skills growing, Keisuke's never been more focused on driving.
Act. 17 Saitama Area's Final Battle
17. Act. 17 Saitama Area's Final Battle
April 20, 2005
The Lan EVO drivers have proven to be Project D's shadiest opponents yet. They've already shown their willingness to cheat - and now they've threatened Takumi's team with physical violence.
Act. 16 The Hated Hill Climb
16. Act. 16 The Hated Hill Climb
April 18, 2005
The damage to Keisuke's car might prevent him from driving in the uphill race. Just as it looks like he's out of options, Kyoko arrives on the scene in her FD.
Act. 15 4WD Complex
15. Act. 15 4WD Complex
April 18, 2005
Takumi continues wrestling with the differences in his Eight-Six and the Impreza. Later, when Keisuke falls prey to a trap set by Project D's next opponents, the upcoming race could be over before it begins.
Act. 14 The Pitiful Lonely Driver
14. Act. 14 The Pitiful Lonely Driver
April 16, 2005
After driving the Impreza, Takumi begins to question his abilities behind the wheel of the Eight-Six. Itsuki's got his own emotional turmoil after a date with Kasumi takes an unexpected turn.
Act. 13 Motivation
13. Act. 13 Motivation
April 16, 2005
Keisuke and Wataru's grueling race continues in the pouring rain. Meanwhile, the Cappuccino driver picks Takumi's brain, trying to better understand his amazing abilities behind the wheel.
Act. 12 Mt. Kattou's Straightaway
12. Act. 12 Mt. Kattou's Straightaway
February 19, 2005
Takumi is locked in the toughest race of his career! With Ryosuke's odd advice echoing in his mind, and the Cappuccino still leading, his decision in the last straightaway will be the difference in victory or defeat.
Act. 11 Downhill Battle in the Rain
11. Act. 11 Downhill Battle in the Rain
February 19, 2005
Takumi struggles to keep up with the Northern Saitama Alliance's Cappuccino. As the rain soaks the course, both teams find their confidence wavering - it seems the race could go either way.
Act. 10 Saitama Area Ultimate Weapon
10. Act. 10 Saitama Area Ultimate Weapon
December 19, 2004
Project D might be in trouble. The leader of the Northern Saitama Alliance has recruited a bold new driver to face Takumi. Ryosuke knows victory isn't a sure thing, and as the race begins, so does a heavy rain.
Act. 9 Kyoko's Confession
9. Act. 9 Kyoko's Confession
December 18, 2004
Hoping to keep up with Takumi's growth as a racer, Keisuke's spending most of his spare time driving. He's not interested in distractions - and that could spell heartbreak for Kyoko.
Act. 8 Fates FD Battle
8. Act. 8 Fates FD Battle
October 16, 2004
Keisuke meets a girl named Kyoko, who happens to be a fellow FD driver. Their first encounter is pleasant and leaves her weak in the knees. Their second encounter is a race on her turf.
Act. 7 The Stormy 85 Turbo
7. Act. 7 The Stormy 85 Turbo
October 16, 2004
New challenges are popping up on Akina: Takumi is shocked when an unfamiliar car passes him with ease, and Iketani takes on a cocky circuit driver from Tokyo.
Act. 6 Blind Attack
6. Act. 6 Blind Attack
August 21, 2004
The Toudou School's driver knows all about exploiting a challenger's blind spot. If Takumi hopes to win, he'll have to find a way to leave his opponent in the dark.
Act. 5 The Starting Line to Victory
5. Act. 5 The Starting Line to Victory
August 21, 2004
The Toudou School brings in a professional driver to face Project D in a rematch. With reputations on the line, Ryosuke must decide who will represent the team.
Act. 4 The Two Pieces of Advice
4. Act. 4 The Two Pieces of Advice
June 19, 2004
The Toudou School's driver could be the toughest Takumi's ever faced. If Project D is to claim victory, Takumi would be wise to listen to Ryosuke's advice.
Act. 3 The Top Gun of the Todo School
3. Act. 3 The Top Gun of the Todo School
June 19, 2004
The guys of Project D are great at keeping their cool, but the pressure can't be denied as they prepare to face their next opponents - the students of the Toudou Racing School.
Act. 2 Full Speed! Downhill Battle
2. Act. 2 Full Speed! Downhill Battle
April 17, 2004
Tohru's promised to quit racing forever if he loses his next match. The course is dangerous, and with Project D's downhill specialist on his tail, one wrong move could spell disaster.
Act. 1 Project D
1. Act. 1 Project D
April 17, 2004
Project D's reputation is growing with every race. The team's next match pits Takumi against a downhill racer with technique very similar to his own.
Description

Cars going at fast speeds, drifting in mountain roads and dealing with school, this are the things that go around Takumi Fujiwara. His life dream and goal is to be the fastest driver in the streets and after being convinced by friend and rivals he decides to join a local racing team and race against some of the fastest drivers in the city an soon the world. As the anime starts Takumi is a very inexperienced street racer and knows little about car mechanics but as each season, or as called in this series, stage ends, he learns more and more about features of cars and new driving techniques that will later allow him to win races against tougher opponents and like this become a much more mature street racer.

The television series is based on the manga of the same title written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno. It was produced by Studio Comet and later by Pastel, it is licensed by FUNImation and it features 4 stages with each having its own development and all focusing around Takumi and how he progresses as a driver to extents never expected from him. The graphics are gorgeous and stylish and the soundtracks are phenomenal as they go to new extents to set the mood even before the scene starts rolling and like this causing a state of suspense in the viewers' mind and curiosity towards what is going to happen next.

This truly is a television series for the entire audience as it doesn't contain many over perverted reactions from the characters and there is little to none fan service. The genders that compose this gorgeous and inspiring anime are comedy, action and suspense. This is a great anime for any fan specially if they like cars and is very unique in its perspective taking on a more realistic role of how life spins around aspiring racers.Initial D is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on April 18, 1998.

Where to Watch Initial D

Initial D is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Initial D on demand at Amazon, Hulu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 18, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (2,569)