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Posted by: Perry Jul 21 2013, 06:38 PM
新劇場版「頭文字DLegend 1《覚醒》
NEW「INITIAL D THE MOVIE」LEGEND 1 - AWAKENING -

Theatrical Release: August 23rd, 2014 | Blu-ray Release: December 26th, 2014


R A W S / C C :

(Bilibili Streaming)
  • Legend 1 - http://www.bilibili.com/video/av1865729/ (720p HD RAW)
(YouTube Streaming)
  • Legend 1 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=LmcSpqbz2IY (720p HD RAW)
(Direct Downloads)
  • Legend 1 - https://mega.co.nz/#!cttjXBTI!qUi2Jsc2PP1tOqUcBhYJbcyRf1kzloRQ2ZwjvZvzFW8 (Password: initialdworld) (1280x720 23.97fps MP4 AVC1 - 468.5 MB)
(Torrent)
  • Legend 1 - http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=642513 (720p - 468.5 MB)



F A N S U B S :

(Torrent)
»»» Japanese Audio w/ English Subtitles (MKV Container - For Computer Use Only)
• http://centralanime.net/
  • Legend 1 - http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=650080 [Central Anime] (720p Blu-Ray - 468.50 MB) user posted image
  • Legend 1 - http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=650081 [Central Anime] (1080p Blu-Ray - 4.080 GB) user posted image

(Direct Downloads)
»»» Japanese Audio w/ English Subtitles (MKV Container - For Computer Use Only)
  • Legend 1 - https://mega.co.nz/#!rN4hHKgb!ZLE1W6vlph0bKIgsIwemriDsWQ7s26GDdHlYYp8x-bM [Central Anime Fansubs] (720p - 468.50 MB) user posted image



Other Notes:

• Music from Legend 1:
» Backdraft Smiths - Candle Flames
» Backdraft Smiths - We'll Start Our Race (D Version)
» Clutcho - Avoid
» Clutcho - Liberation
» The Valves - Galavanize
» 月光グリーン(Gekko Green) - 進化論(Evolution Theory)
» 月光グリーン(Gekko Green) - D.D.
» the Hug me - One By One
» the Hug me - Midnightscape


• For more information on music from Legend 1, please visit the pinned http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=47208 thread. Thank you.
• Special thanks to http://idforums.net/index.php?showuser=43254 for providing the direct download link and screenshots.



S C R E E N C A P S :

SPOILER




新劇場版「頭文字D」NEW Initial D The Movie (New promo video released by avex on Aug 5, 2014)
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cOD-DWLcqg )



新劇場版「頭文字D」NEW Initial D The Movie (New official trailer released by avex on May 15, 2014)
YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkjfHGdkDfQ )

Detailed analysis and screenshots available http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=46060&view=findpost&p=1296759.


New official trailer released by avex on February 3, 2014 (1080p HD)
YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90B6OQTQWYU )

avex announced on February 3rd, 2014 that the New Theatrical Initial D Movie will be a trilogy that consists of three parts. Part 1 is called Legend 1 -覚醒- (Awakening) and will be released on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 in theaters in Japan. From the look of the promo, part 1 seems to be a re-adaptation of First Stage. It's all about Takumi and how his genes for racing awakens. Hang tight, the street's fastest legend is back!


Official trailer released by avex on November 5, 2013 (480p SD)
YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM )

BGM: CLUTCHO - Abbey
(MP3 sample available here: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=46455)

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avex announced on July 22nd, 2013 that a new theatrical version of Initial D will be released in the summer of 2014 AND the production of a new anime series "Final Stage" has also been decided. More details will be released in the ヤングマガジン大アート原画展2013 "Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition 2013" that's being held in 渋谷ヒカリエ9階 (9th Floor Shibuya Hikarie) from July 26 to July 29.

Images and more announcement will be made on those dates. Stay tuned for more breaking news. The new anime series is tentatively named "Final Stage" It will continue where Fifth Stage left off. Following the protagonist Takumi Fujiwara and his last Kanagawa race against Sidewinder's Inui Shinji, we will see the conclusion of this battle in this short series. Currently, there are no information regarding the broadcast schedule of this short anime series yet. We also do not know what the new movie is about. All we know is that it's animation, not Live Action.

Kodansha has recently announced that on July 29th, 2013, they will publish the last issue of Initial D manga, ending the 18 years long running series in their publications. Starting in 1995, the popular comics has sold over 48 million copies over a span of almost two decades.

「頭文字D THE MOVIE」New Initial D The Movie
Trilogy Part One: Legend 1 -覚醒- (Awakening)
Official Site: http://initiald-movie.com
To be released on Saturday, 2014.08.23 in theaters (Japan Only)

Official sources / affiliated websites:
» 新劇場版「頭文字D」公式サイト | http://initiald-movie.com/
» 新劇場版「頭文字D」2014年夏公開決定 原作最終回、アニメシリーズは「Final Stage」へ | アニメ!アニメ!| http://animeanime.jp/article/2013/07/22/14895.html
» 頭文字[イニシャル]D avex | http://mv.avex.jp/initial/initial.html
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» http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=46060&view=findpost&p=1296759 user posted image


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QUOTE
『頭文字D』18年にわたる漫画連載に幕——
それでも伝説は終わらない!

新劇場版『頭文字D』アニメ映画化決定!
2014年夏 公開!

「ヤングマガジン大アート原画展2013」で
映像を初公開!

さらに、アニメシリーズもラストバトルを描く
『Final Stage』の制作が決定!


QUOTE
しげの秀一さんの人気マンガ『頭文字D』が、アニメ映画化されることになった。2014年夏に、新劇場版『頭文字D』として公開される。
18年間にわたった原作の連載が7月29日発売の「週刊ヤングマガジン」(講談社)で最終回を迎える。これに合わせた新展開だ。さらにアニメシリーズは、関東最終戦となる『Final Stage』に突入する。原作、そしてアニメと『頭文字D』は怒涛のフィナーレとなる。

発表によれば、新劇場版『頭文字D』はこれまでのシリーズとは違う、誰も見たことのない新しい「頭文字D」を目指す。詳細は明らかにされていないが、7月26日から7月29日まで渋谷ヒカリエ9階で開催される「ヤングマガジン大アート原画展2013」の『頭文字D』コーナーで、先行映像を公開する。イベント限定の初公開となる。
この先行映像で新たな情報が発表される可能性が強い、ファンにとっては目が離せない。

さらにアニメシリーズ『頭文字[イニシャル]D Final Stage』では、原作最後のバトルがアニメ化される。ここで描かれるのは、関東最終戦となる神奈川決戦である。主人公・藤原拓海はハチロクで、同じくハチロクを駆る乾信司と対決をする。壮絶なダウンヒルバトルとなる。
こちらも展開メディアやリリース時期は未発表だ。今後のさらなる情報発表を持つことになる。

『頭文字D』は、藤原拓海が豆腐屋を営む父親の愛車ハチロクに乗り、“公道最速”を目指すマンガだ。関東の走り屋たちを相手にダウンヒルバトルを繰り広げる。
1995年に「週刊ヤングマガジン」(講談社)で連載され、マンガファンだけでなく、自動車ファンなども巻き込み大人気となった。単行本累計発行部数4800万部を超える。これまでにもたびたびアニメ化され、2005年には台湾の人気俳優ジョイ・チョウが主演する劇場映画も製作された。国際的にも人気の高い作品だ。それだけに、大きな盛り上がりを見せる本作の劇場版にも期待がかかる。

新劇場版『頭文字D』
2014年夏公開
http://initiald-movie.com

『頭文字[イニシャル]D Final Stage』
http://mv.avex.jp/initial/

ヤングマガジン大アート原画展2013 『頭文字D』コーナー
日程: 2013年7月26日(金)~7月29日(月)

時間: 11:00~21:30(最終日は18:00まで)
場所: 渋谷ヒカリエ9階

Posted by: Perry Jul 21 2013, 06:40 PM
We should be getting trailer / promo videos next week. Very excited about this!!!

Posted by: Chidoki Jul 21 2013, 06:22 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-...nal-stage-anime

Official Final Stage anime...'nuff said

Shūichi Shigeno's Initial D car-racing manga is inspiring an anime film, Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D (New Initial D the Movie), next summer. The manga's final battles will also be adapted into a new anime series called Final Stage. The "Young Magazine Dai Art Genga-ten 2013" event, which will run at Tokyo's Shibuya Hikarie complex starting July 26, will screen early footage from the film.

The manga follows Takumi Fujiwara, a high school boy with a natural talent for driving, in his racing pursuits on the public highways. The manga debuted in 1995, and Kodansha published the 46th book volume in January. The manga inspired several television anime series (including the Fifth Stage that just ran last year), a live-action film, several original video anime projects, and a successful game line.

This year's 34th issue Kodansha's Young Magazine is revealing on Monday that Shūichi Shigeno will end the manga in the following issue on July 29. The manga has been running for 18 years in the magazine, and Shigeno had revealed in March that he was heading toward the manga's finale.

Source: Comic Natalie

Posted by: Takahashi Rensuke Jul 21 2013, 06:53 PM
Summer of 2014, eh? I want it, NOW! w00t2.gif

...

...

Seriously, I can't wait for it!

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 21 2013, 06:55 PM
This movie summing up the series is, for the most part, as I predicted in a recent post describing the likely conclusions to the series:

QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Jul 18 2013, 01:57 PM)
Alternatively, the OVA could be a big summary movie of everything in the entire series, and then ending will include the end of the Shinji race and the final chapter from the manga.

So I was pretty much right about that.

One thing that has me kind of confused is this "Final Stage" series. It says it will feature "the manga's final battles", so does that mean it will be a Battle Stage-type series, or what? Whatever the case, I can only hope it does justice to whatever material it works with. There could be hope for correcting the mess that was Fifth Stage... maybe.

In the end, I have to wonder how much any of this even matters, since the manga is going to get such in incomprehensibly shitty ending to begin with.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Jul 21 2013, 06:57 PM
There are gods and deities in the world... They have blessed us with Final Stage. We must rejoice and celebrate! I personally can't believe its happening in a year. I'm pumped now! biggrin.gif

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Posted by: Seri Jul 21 2013, 07:04 PM
Well, we'll have to wait even longer, unless we watch one of those camrips.

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Posted by: Phantom_R32 Jul 21 2013, 07:06 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 10 minutes, 37 seconds ago)
This movie summing up the series is, for the most part, as I predicted in a recent post describing the likely conclusions to the series:


So I was pretty much right about that.

One thing that has me kind of confused is this "Final Stage" series. It says it will feature "the manga's final battles", so does that mean it will be a Battle Stage-type series, or what? Whatever the case, I can only hope it does justice to whatever material it works with. There could be hope for correcting the mess that was Fifth Stage... maybe.

In the end, I have to wonder how much any of this even matters, since the manga is going to get such in incomprehensibly shitty ending to begin with.

I hope it's more like that scene in Third Stage where Iketani and the gang were thinking about Takumi's battles during that first summer. That way it doesn't use up too much of the movie time. Just shows the highlights of each of the races throughout 5th Stage.

And maybe they'll be nice to us and include a Keisuke vs. Takumi race at the end of the movie. Kinda like how Third Stage included that short Ryosuke vs. Takumi race. It's pretty much the only optional race they could include, since a race against Bunta is out of the question. Unless they make Bunta show up in yet another new car. lol

Posted by: Perry Jul 21 2013, 07:10 PM
I am pretty sure the movie will have some anime-only fillers. It's just a matter of if it'll be done tastefully. I hope Shigeno will give some advice to the production team and hopefully they redeem themselves this time. Please, make this good!!

Edit: Summer 2014... You know what, I think they are going to pull another 8-6 Day. Watch, I BET it's going to be 2014.8.6!! w00t2.gif

Posted by: Seri Jul 21 2013, 07:14 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 4 minutes, 10 seconds ago)
I am pretty sure the movie will have some anime-only fillers. It's just a matter of if it'll be done tastefully. I hope Shigeno will give some advice to the production team and hopefully they redeem themselves this time. Please, make this good!!

Edit: Summer 2014... You know what, I think they are going to pull another 8-6 Day. Watch, I BET it's going to be 2014.8.6!! w00t2.gif

And then we have to wait until the next 8-6 day for the DVD/BD release.

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Posted by: BlitzKonig Jul 21 2013, 07:16 PM
Im so excited for this biggrin.gif

I think itll have a flashback to the early days of Takumi, skilling doing his delivery runs and do a final sum up for the fans. Because clearly Shūichi Shigeno realized, that we are grateful for his continuation with the series and wants to provide us with a great memory, before we all start rewatching the complete 5stages for the nth time.

Posted by: Archbishop Banana Jul 21 2013, 07:45 PM
Please don't be live action.

Posted by: eatsuki Jul 21 2013, 07:52 PM
What the LONGEST anime with a theatrical release that you've seen? I hope it's long so we cover the last Kanagawa race PLUS stuff not covered in the manga (but still canon stuff that's made with Shigeno's approval)

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Jul 21 2013, 07:54 PM
I bet it will be live action.

This is the good news we needed to hear to keep this awesome forum active.


Posted by: Lett Jul 21 2013, 07:57 PM
Excited, very glad we will see more footage and no more doubt this time it actually is the end.

By the way I managed to buy Buntas car before the manga ended (Type Ra STi Version 6 Limited Edition). happy.gif
Guess I should make a thread in automotive section with bread & milk pictures?

Posted by: Perry Jul 21 2013, 08:01 PM
QUOTE (Nakazato @ 16 minutes, 8 seconds ago)
Please don't be live action.

It won't be. When they film the Live Action in Japan back in 2004~2005, everybody knew. Photos were leaked left and right. Now it's 2013, the moment they start to set up the movie set, the photos will be on the Internet within minutes. laugh2.gif

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Jul 21 2013, 08:04 PM
QUOTE (Lett @ 6 minutes, 52 seconds ago)
By the way I managed to buy Buntas car before the manga ended (Type Ra STi Version 6 Limited Edition). happy.gif
Guess I should make a thread in automotive section with bread & milk pictures?

Please do!

Posted by: Seri Jul 21 2013, 08:23 PM
QUOTE (eatsuki @ 31 minutes, 1 seconds ago)
What the LONGEST anime with a theatrical release that you've seen? I hope it's long so we cover the last Kanagawa race PLUS stuff not covered in the manga (but still canon stuff that's made with Shigeno's approval)

Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was 2 hours and 42 minutes.

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Posted by: Turbo II FC Jul 21 2013, 09:51 PM
Awesome and exciting news!

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 21 2013, 09:52 PM
QUOTE (eatsuki @ 2 hours, 0 minutes ago)
What the LONGEST anime with a theatrical release that you've seen?

Space Battleship Yamato the Movie 5: Final Yamato. 175 minutes. No I'm not just picking that off of wiki, I've seen every single Yamato series and film to date.

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 21 2013, 11:17 PM
I'm curious as to if they will add anything else to the ending, like more interaction with Shinji after the race, Takumi spending more time with Itsuki, Iketani and Kenji before the final scene, Takumi speaking with Bunta about the fate of the 86, or maybe a final race (as has been mentioned previously) between Takumi and Keisuke. Either way, I hope they really fill in some of the blanks and give Initial D the send off it deserves.

Posted by: Burtonik Jul 22 2013, 12:15 AM
I've been with this series almost all of my life and it kind of saddens me that the series is finally ending D:. But I'm super stoked!!!!!!!! Even though 5th stage wasn't very good, I hope they redeem themselves with this one, especially with it being the final stage.

Posted by: Lebon14 Jul 22 2013, 12:26 AM
Good news to close up the Initial D saga.

I have just one wish for this. PLEASE, PLEASE... No PPV. Just release a BD and let the fansubs do their job on an amazing RAW. And moar Eurobeat.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 12:59 AM
QUOTE (Lebon14 @ 32 minutes, 35 seconds ago)
No PPV. Just release a BD and let the fansubs do their job on an amazing RAW. And moar Eurobeat.

Where are people getting this 'Live Action' and 'PPV' nonsense from?

It's an animated film.

It's coming out in theaters.

Then it'll come out on DVD.

Considering none of Fifth Stage was released on BD, it's questionable whether or not it will.

Facts, eat them.

Posted by: BURN_BABY_BURN Jul 22 2013, 01:09 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 10 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
Where are people getting this 'Live Action' and 'PPV' nonsense from?

It's an animated film.

It's coming out in theaters.

Then it'll come out on DVD.

Considering none of Fifth Stage was released on BD, it's questionable whether or not it will.

Facts, eat them.

Is it just the animated film, or is there another TV series as well? Source in the OP says the movie will wrap up Initial D while ANN says that will be done in another TV series.

Posted by: Meteor Jul 22 2013, 01:17 AM
QUOTE
I have just one wish for this. PLEASE, PLEASE... No PPV.

QUOTE
Theatrical Initial D Movie

No chance of PPV dude- Oh look N1 beat me to it.

So the movie's going to start right from the Takumi VS Shinji race? I guess they could stretch that one race out to around 60 or 90 minutes. Hope they come up with something decently written for the rest of it.

Here's hoping this isn't literally just an extended episode of Fifth Stage, with slightly better 2D animation, the same weirdly moving randomly teleporting cars, and the same sort of overall direction.

Posted by: D33DO_R32 Jul 22 2013, 01:51 AM
summer 2014? too damn long to wait for crying2.gif

Posted by: Perry Jul 22 2013, 02:17 AM
QUOTE (BURN_BABY_BURN @ 1 hour, 2 minutes ago)
Is it just the animated film, or is there another TV series as well? Source in the OP says the movie will wrap up Initial D while ANN says that will be done in another TV series.

QUOTE ( http://mv.avex.jp/initial/initial.html )
『頭文字D』18年にわたる漫画連載に幕——
それでも伝説は終わらない!

新劇場版『頭文字D』アニメ映画化決定!
2014年夏 公開!

「ヤングマガジン大アート原画展2013」で
映像を初公開!

さらに、アニメシリーズもラストバトルを描く
『Final Stage』の制作が決定!


Here's my rough translation...

"Initial D" serialized for 18 years in manga ---
The legend is still not over!

New theatrical version of "Initial D" anime film adaptation decided!
Released in summer of 2014

The first public video will be released in "Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition 2013"

In addition, the production to draw the last battle in the anime series "Final Stage" has been decided!


So it looks like we do get a short anime series called "Final Stage" that continue where Fifth Stage left off. We are also getting an anime film adaptation that's being tentatively called the New Initial D The Movie that's coming out in summer 2014. There is no date on the "Final Stage" though. This is where it might get crazy, the 2-hour movie might actually redo some of the races shown in Fifth Stage with bigger production budget. Maybe they thought they screwed up also. Who knows.

More information should surface on the net by 7/26. Wait a few more days.

Posted by: hackgrid Jul 22 2013, 02:37 AM
A new series and a all new movie? Sounds great smile.gif
I guess we have to wait until 2015 to see the movie then (until the bluray comes out) , or are there cam releases of movies in Japan too?

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Posted by: Tessou Jul 22 2013, 08:30 AM
Odd are that this Final Stage will be something like Extra Stage and be an OVA.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 08:32 AM
QUOTE (BURN_BABY_BURN @ 7 hours, 23 minutes ago)
Is it just the animated film, or is there another TV series as well? Source in the OP says the movie will wrap up Initial D while ANN says that will be done in another TV series.

It's not clear exactly what it is from the promotion. All it says is, "The Anime Series too will represent the last battle in 'Final Stage'!" It doesn't say that Final Stage is a series. If it had, the phrasing would have been like 'TVシリーズでラストバトルを描く'. However, that's not what the image says. All it says is that the last battle, now that it's been covered in the manga, will be covered by the Anime in 'Final Stage'.

There's no additional information. Anyone saying otherwise--whether it's the first post of this thread, the official thread in Announcements or ANN--can't read Japanese.

EDIT:

QUOTE (D33DO_R32)
summer 2014? too damn long to wait for

Six years for Fifth Stage and you can't wait a single year for the movie? Wow.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Jul 22 2013, 08:36 AM
This news keeps getting better and better smile.gif

I'm glad we have more stuff to discuss about here on the forum.

Posted by: PWNatorPWNED Jul 22 2013, 08:43 AM
CAN. NOT. WAIT.

Posted by: eatsuki Jul 22 2013, 09:02 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 29 minutes, 41 seconds ago)
It's not clear exactly what it is from the promotion. All it says is, "The Anime Series too will represent the last battle in 'Final Stage'!" It doesn't say that Final Stage is a series. If it had, the phrasing would have been like 'TVシリーズでラストバトルを描く'. However, that's not what the image says. All it says is that the last battle, now that it's been covered in the manga, will be covered by the Anime in 'Final Stage'.

So does this mean that the last battle in the manga is also the last battle of the series? So the animated movie will have no LATER battles? (like Takumi vs Keisuke 2 or Takumi vs Bunta) edit: Or maybe last could mean "most recent", in that case we might see new battles too

If the animated movie has a duration of 162 min or 175 min like the longest animated movies you guys listed, that would be cool. But if they don't show any NEW races, I think it might be around the 100 mins of Third Stage or shorter.

I would prefer a NEW race in Final Battle animated movie, but if they just show Takumi vs Shinji then a LOT of dialogue to wrap up all the unanswered plot questions that would be good too. Good but not great.

But personally, I think a theatrical released movie is something that MUST have eye candy/go out with a bang to keep the casual viewers interested. So I think we may see Takumi vs Keisuke or Takumi vs Bunta, at least one new race biggrin.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 09:09 AM
QUOTE (eatsuki @ 6 minutes, 40 seconds ago)
So does this mean that the last battle in the manga is also the last battle of the series? So the animated movie will have no LATER battles? (like Takumi vs Keisuke 2 or Takumi vs Bunta) edit: Or maybe last could mean "most recent", in that case we might see new battles too

If the animated movie has a duration of 162 min or 175 min like the longest animated movies you guys listed, that would be cool. But if they don't show any NEW races, I think it might be around the 100 mins of Third Stage or shorter.

Yes it means that the last battle of the manga is the last battle of the series. It didn't say 'latest', it said last. Last. Final. The end. Period.

No, it's not going to have the same duration as Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya or Final Yamato. Period end of story. It'll be closer to Third Stage, because they clearly don't have the budget to put together a top-quality product.

Posted by: Tessou Jul 22 2013, 10:01 AM
Probably won't have the great look of Third Stage, though. They put a lot of work and love into that movie.

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 22 2013, 10:11 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 9 minutes, 45 seconds ago)
Probably won't have the great look of Third Stage, though. They put a lot of work and love into that movie.

If it's a theatrical release it should look pretty good. I don't think they will put the same care in as Third Stage, but I remain hopeful. But then I did the same for Berserk and look what that got me dry.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 22 2013, 10:22 AM
^ Look at the Berserk manga... it's also full of facepalm. It's been over a decade and Guts is still basically right where he was after the crimson behelit incident.

I saw the recent Berserk movie treatments and thought the old anime series was better. Smooth animation and full frontal nudity doesn't make a new version better.

Posted by: Lett Jul 22 2013, 10:56 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 2 hours, 23 minutes ago)
QUOTE (D33DO_R32)
summer 2014? too damn long to wait for

Six years for Fifth Stage and you can't wait a single year for the movie? Wow.

This lol, waiting a year for a new stage just doesn't seem right laugh2.gif Everything is happening too fast

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 11:33 AM
QUOTE (Jezza_HR @ 1 hour, 22 minutes ago)
If it's a theatrical release it should look pretty good.

If Fifth Stage is anything to go by, hah. My guess is it'll look just like Fifth Stage but be feature-length.

Posted by: Perry Jul 22 2013, 11:43 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 9 minutes, 6 seconds ago)
If Fifth Stage is anything to go by, hah. My guess is it'll look just like Fifth Stage but be feature-length.

Hopefully we'll find out who's making it in a few days when the new announcement from the art show surfaces the net. They better change the studio that made Fifth Stage for the movie. pinch2.gif

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 22 2013, 11:43 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 1 hour, 20 minutes ago)
^ Look at the Berserk manga... it's also full of facepalm. It's been over a decade and Guts is still basically right where he was after the crimson behelit incident.

I saw the recent Berserk movie treatments and thought the old anime series was better. Smooth animation and full frontal nudity doesn't make a new version better.

Oh, I'm a big fan of the Berserk manga, Miura has become so particular about his work that he takes so many breaks to get everything to his standard. The last chapter/episode release was back at Christmas as they're finally getting to the point in the manga where Casca regains her sanity. It's a very in depth story but the new films really bastardized a load of the characters. Studio 4C was the worst choice it would seem.

QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 1 hour, 20 minutes ago)
If Fifth Stage is anything to go by, hah. My guess is it'll look just like Fifth Stage but be feature-length.


True, Fifth Stage wasn't a great step above Fourth Stage animation-wise, but then if you look back to Second Stage versus Third Stage there was a decent leap in quality there, I would hope for something similar here as they're putting all their creative efforts into one feature length production.

Posted by: eatsuki Jul 22 2013, 12:00 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 2 hours, 51 minutes ago)
Yes it means that the last battle of the manga is the last battle of the series. It didn't say 'latest', it said last. Last. Final. The end. Period.

No, it's not going to have the same duration as Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya or Final Yamato. Period end of story. It'll be closer to Third Stage, because they clearly don't have the budget to put together a top-quality product.

I see, thanks for the clarifications. Without a new race, they better go heavy on the story development and tie up any loose ends. Hope Mogi shows up too.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 12:04 PM
QUOTE (Jezza_HR @ 19 minutes, 1 seconds ago)
True, Fifth Stage wasn't a great step above Fourth Stage animation-wise, but then if you look back to Second Stage versus Third Stage there was a decent leap in quality there, I would hope for something similar here as they're putting all their creative efforts into one feature length production.

In the past, they seemed to have more 'love'. Now they don't seem to care. Unless a completely different studio is handling the movie, it's practically guaranteed to be the same thing as Fifth Stage but longer.

QUOTE (eatsuki @ 1 minute, 32 seconds ago)
I see, thanks for the clarifications. Without a new race, they better go heavy on the story development and tie up any loose ends. Hope Mogi shows up too.

If it happened in the manga, it'll happen. If it didn't, don't bet a single cent.

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 22 2013, 12:28 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 24 minutes, 28 seconds ago)
In the past, they seemed to have more 'love'. Now they don't seem to care. Unless a completely different studio is handling the movie, it's practically guaranteed to be the same thing as Fifth Stage but longer.

Let's hope they give this the love it deserves, since Initial D could still be a fairly decent draw for a theatrical release if it's marketed correctly. Saying that though, the animation for Fifth Stage wasn't bad, it was the immense chopping of scenes they did to finish it that seemed to make it the mess it was.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 12:41 PM
QUOTE (Jezza_HR @ 13 minutes, 7 seconds ago)
Let's hope they give this the love it deserves, since Initial D could still be a fairly decent draw for a theatrical release if it's marketed correctly. Saying that though, the animation for Fifth Stage wasn't bad, it was the immense chopping of scenes they did to finish it that seemed to make it the mess it was.

Oh you mean besides the 3D being just like it was in Fourth Stage, the character designs all being generic molds of the same basic facial layout, and all the 2D artwork being completely flat and static? Let's not even mention all the times they screwed up sound effects.

But no, you're right, the only thing that made Fifth Stage a mess was chopping some scenes here and there. derp.gif

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 22 2013, 12:52 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 11 minutes, 1 seconds ago)
Oh you mean besides the 3D being just like it was in Fourth Stage, the character designs all being generic molds of the same basic facial layout, and all the 2D artwork being completely flat and static? Let's not even mention all the times they screwed up sound effects.

But no, you're right, the only thing that made Fifth Stage a mess was chopping some scenes here and there. derp.gif

I had no real issues with the CGI animation, since I liked how it worked in Fourth Stage. Yes, it would have been nice to get an update but it's not exactly horrendous, certainly not in the same way that some CGI animation has been incorporated in various other anime series.

The character models (Ryosuke especially) did leave little to be desired, but then that has always been the way with previous stages. I remember people complaining about Ryosuke having purple hair and Keisuke looking like he was in Super Saiyan mode in Fourth Stage. Third Stage set the benchmark for this in my opinion.

As for the sound effects, I probably need to go back and check several of them out, since I haven't really paid too much close attention to them in all honesty, but as far as other sounds go, I will say the use of Eurobeat was nowhere near as good as previous stages.

Posted by: Tessou Jul 22 2013, 12:53 PM
Fifth Stage showed me just how far off the deep end this series has gone.

Also, considering this will probably be made by the same idiots: fool me once...

No thanks. This just looks like a cash grab.

Posted by: SkyDuDe Jul 22 2013, 01:03 PM
user posted image
Good news, Now lets wait 1 year tongue.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 01:04 PM
QUOTE (SkyDuDe @ 1 minute, 34 seconds ago)
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5zyk2Fu...v0o1_r1_400.jpg
Good news, Now lets wait 1 year tongue.gif

I would save that image for news of the movie being done by a company other than who handled Fifth Stage. If it's done by the same people, I don't see why it would change your faith in humanity. wink2.gif

Posted by: cbb Jul 22 2013, 01:28 PM
hia im namoke wan and i shit on everything

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 01:36 PM
QUOTE (cbb @ 7 minutes, 54 seconds ago)
hia im namoke wan and i shit on everything

Welcome again to the table. I was hoping that eventually you'd be able to type with proper spelling and grammar and have an adult discussion, but this apparently appears to be impossible. That's disappointing.

I believe I'm simply lowering everyone else's expectations so that they aren't disappointed when the movie comes out. If people go in with low expectations and it ends up being great, all the better! But if you think it's going to be the greatest Anime film ever made and it ends up being an extended episode of Fifth Stage... well, I think it goes without saying what happens then.

Feel free to add something of substance to the discussion, however. I'm all ears. smile.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 22 2013, 01:37 PM
QUOTE (cbb @ 9 minutes, 25 seconds ago)
hia im namoke wan and i shit on everything

Hi, I'm an administrator and I noticed your flamebait post.

Posted by: Archbishop Banana Jul 22 2013, 02:25 PM
QUOTE (cbb @ 57 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
hia im namoke wan and i shit on everything

Hi, I'm Nakazato, and I think you need to spell better.

Posted by: ItBMD Jul 22 2013, 06:14 PM
Wow, this is exciting news. I agree with what others have said. Let's hold off on the champagne until we know who is producing the "final stage/movie". I hope it's someone else. Certainly it can't get worse...(or can it?)

I did want to clarify though in regards to the manga. This is it on July 29th? So Takumi vs. Shinji is the end? Really? That really bums me out. I thought for sure Shigeno would make it come full circle and have Takumi race Keisuke again. It would be the perfect ending. Even if they ended it like they did with Takumi vs. Ryosuke 2 on Akina and left it "open ended", even that would've been ok.

Talk about bittersweet...

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 22 2013, 06:44 PM
QUOTE (hackgrid @ Today, 6:37 AM)
...are there cam releases of movies in Japan too?

Generally, yes. That mostly depends on the movie's popularity, though.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 22 2013, 07:03 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 19 minutes, 37 seconds ago)
Generally, yes. That mostly depends on the movie's popularity, though.

You should be honest and say it depends heavily on the movie's popularity, orders of magnitude more heavily than overseas. The last camrips I saw of a film were of Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and Evangelion 3.0:Q...and the camrips hit very late into their respective theatrical releases. EVA Q for instance had a complete camrip a month or two before the bluray came out. Yikes!

So in general, assume that there will not be a camrip. Initial D is not Haruhi nor Evangelion.

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 22 2013, 07:48 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 45 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
You should be honest and say it depends heavily on the movie's popularity, orders of magnitude more heavily than overseas. The last camrips I saw of a film were of Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and Evangelion 3.0:Q...and the camrips hit very late into their respective theatrical releases. EVA Q for instance had a complete camrip a month or two before the bluray came out. Yikes!

So in general, assume that there will not be a camrip. Initial D is not Haruhi nor Evangelion.

That's what I was suggesting by saying "mostly". To be honest, I was waiting for you or someone else to confirm the suspicion, since I'm not so knowledgeable about camrips for anime movies outside my knowing that Eva and Haruhi were leaked.

Posted by: BURN_BABY_BURN Jul 22 2013, 09:08 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Today, 8:32 AM)
It's not clear exactly what it is from the promotion. All it says is, "The Anime Series too will represent the last battle in 'Final Stage'!" It doesn't say that Final Stage is a series. If it had, the phrasing would have been like 'TVシリーズでラストバトルを描く'. However, that's not what the image says. All it says is that the last battle, now that it's been covered in the manga, will be covered by the Anime in 'Final Stage'.

There's no additional information. Anyone saying otherwise--whether it's the first post of this thread, the official thread in Announcements or ANN--can't read Japanese.

Ahh I see, cheers for clearing that up. I just hope they don't distort the ending like Capeta and so many other anime have.

Posted by: Perry Jul 22 2013, 09:43 PM
Now that I have some time to calm down, I think the new movie or the Final Stage will focus on things happened right after the Takumi vs Shinji race. Remember the two-week time skip after the race in the manga? That could mean a lot of fillers, hopefully good fillers.

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 23 2013, 12:59 AM
I'll be in Tokyo at the beginning of September next year, so provided it's showing in theaters at this time I might be able to catch it wink2.gif

Posted by: SonicSP Jul 23 2013, 07:37 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 9 hours, 54 minutes ago)
Now that I have some time to calm down, I think the new movie or the Final Stage will focus on things happened right after the Takumi vs Shinji race. Remember the two-week time skip after the race in the manga? That could mean a lot of fillers, hopefully good fillers.

Rarely there is a time where I want an anime adaptation to add more original stuff the original manga source didn't have, but in the case of Initial D, yeah I wish they would even if its unlikely.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Jul 23 2013, 07:59 AM
I really hope it starts off right after the battle between Takumi and Shinji. I would like to see the part of the BBQ as well and see Keisuke upset about seeing the AWD happy.gif

As for the races I would just love to see Bunta race, If it doesn't happen oh well.

Posted by: wilbertoJM Jul 23 2013, 01:18 PM
theatrical huh ? so meaning it might come in english dub once on dvd ? and also meaning it wont come out in america for a bit of a while after its release.

Well patience is a virtue i guess.

on another note what if they have a takumi vs keisuke battle in the movie ?
that'd be pretty awesome

Posted by: kkullar Jul 23 2013, 03:55 PM
Oh man I'm so sad it's gonna be over, but so happy because I feel that It's gonna be the greatest send off. All great things have to come to an end through.

Posted by: 180sx Jul 23 2013, 04:07 PM
My thoughts:

Final stage will focus on the last race. Clear some things up. Lot's of flash backs.

New Initial D The Movie: Hint is in the name! NEW!! So I assume this is the real ending, with some new material opening it up to something else. You know, an open ending. The Tak vs KT race!

Mere wishing and hoping on my part. I'm excited none-the-less!

Jose

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 23 2013, 04:43 PM
QUOTE (180sx @ 36 minutes, 12 seconds ago)
My thoughts:

Final stage will focus on the last race. Clear some things up. Lot's of flash backs.

New Initial D The Movie: Hint is in the name! NEW!! So I assume this is the real ending, with some new material opening it up to something else. You know, an open ending. The Tak vs KT race!

Mere wishing and hoping on my part. I'm excited none-the-less!

Jose

What does new being in the title have to do with anything? All they're doing is differentiating it from Third Stage. ermm2.gif

Posted by: datbluebox Jul 23 2013, 05:03 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Jul 21 2013, 09:52 PM)
Space Battleship Yamato the Movie 5: Final Yamato. 175 minutes. No I'm not just picking that off of wiki, I've seen every single Yamato series and film to date.

HOLEY MOLEY! That's so long for an (anime) movie!

I wish the Final Stage will include a real full-fledged, incredible footage of Taku-Shinji battle. And some missing scenes form the manga, too.

If the release is like Haruhi, we'll have to wait 10 months after the movie release. Which is quite long.

Posted by: eatsuki Jul 24 2013, 09:32 AM
The more I think about this the more Final Stage MUST have a new race. If it's a theatrical release, then there must be a lot of money invested. The Takumi Shinji race + boring manga aftermath alone will not recoup that investment. People won't get in line to watch that.

Posted by: Tessou Jul 24 2013, 10:21 AM
There was one extra race added in Third Stage and it barely counted. If they follow suit in the new movie and add another race for some stupid reason, it will be just like the final race in Third Stage.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 24 2013, 11:11 AM
QUOTE (eatsuki @ 1 hour, 39 minutes ago)
The more I think about this the more Final Stage MUST have a new race. If it's a theatrical release, then there must be a lot of money invested. The Takumi Shinji race + boring manga aftermath alone will not recoup that investment. People won't get in line to watch that.

Final Stage is not the name of the movie. The announcement clearly differentiates between a new movie project and whatever 'Final Stage' is.

You'd be surprised what people will line up for.

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Posted by: Tessou Jul 24 2013, 11:31 AM
Final Stage: Anime series (probably 2-part OVA, don't quote me on it) to wrap up the cliffhanger at the end of Fifth Stage.

Movie: No idea what the subject material will be, considering the manga is clearly at the very end.

Posted by: eatsuki Jul 24 2013, 01:46 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 2 hours, 34 minutes ago)
Final Stage is not the name of the movie. The announcement clearly differentiates between a new movie project and whatever 'Final Stage' is.

You'd be surprised what people will line up for.

Oh, so there's a lot more Initial D ahead of us than I thought. Final Stage = covers the rest of the manga. Like Tessou said, a 2 episode OAV seems likely, or maybe just a long OAV.

If the rest of the manga material will be featured in Final Stage OAV, then the unnamed theatrical movie MUST contain new races. Whether most Initial D lovers will accept the animated movie as canon remains to be seen. I dare to hope that the movie will be good, with Shigeno's stamp of approval and will become canon smile.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 24 2013, 01:51 PM
It would be incredibly funny to see Final Stage actually comprise solely of all the guys on the side of the road reminiscing about Takumi and Project D, and then the race actually starting... as the credits start rolling. Cue the "See you next time" text leading into the movie, which will finally show the race. troll.gif

Posted by: Seri Jul 24 2013, 10:57 PM
So... Battle Stage 3?

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Posted by: Heldent Jul 25 2013, 05:56 AM
are we going to have the last chapter tomorrow? or on monday?

Posted by: Chidoki Jul 25 2013, 06:51 AM
Since "M.O.V.E." is disbanded its too bad we probably won't hear them do the opening theme for the upcoming stages. Now I know we've mentioned "ALTIMA" in the music thread as a possible replacement especially since Motsu is in that group. Unless M.O.V.E. magically sings it which probably won't happen.

For closing song though I can't say it would be Clutcho since they only did one song for the series, but two closing songs is possible. 3rd Stage did sort of have 2 closing songs with "Jirenma" just before the credits and "The Race is Over" being the eurobeat closing song.

And if they will release a PS4 Initial D game or an Arcade Stage 8 the same time the movie or the dvd is released. I don't know what else they could add in an Arcade Stage though, other than a more complete list of maps since they never post up all the maps in one arcade game.

Posted by: PrinceGoro Jul 25 2013, 12:32 PM
QUOTE (Chidoki @ 5 hours, 41 minutes ago)


And if they will release a PS4 Initial D game or an Arcade Stage 8 the same time the movie or the dvd is released. I don't know what else they could add in an Arcade Stage though, other than a more complete list of maps since they never post up all the maps in one arcade game.

Yes please ! PS4 game with all the maps and all the characters from the anime/manga

And 2 player offline please. smile.gif

Posted by: alex1287 Jul 26 2013, 07:07 AM
Guys i found teaser biggrin.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXpGjBZgXCU
Edit
This guy deleted this sad.gif but draw and animation is amazing smile.gif

Posted by: mike962 Jul 26 2013, 07:39 AM
use http://keepvid.com/ to download vidoes from youtube imediatly !!

Posted by: W.A.R Jul 26 2013, 07:46 AM
QUOTE (Chidoki @ Yesterday, 6:51 AM)
Since "M.O.V.E." is disbanded its too bad we probably won't hear them do the opening theme for the upcoming stages. Now I know we've mentioned "ALTIMA" in the music thread as a possible replacement especially since Motsu is in that group. Unless M.O.V.E. magically sings it which probably won't happen.

For closing song though I can't say it would be Clutcho since they only did one song for the series, but two closing songs is possible. 3rd Stage did sort of have 2 closing songs with "Jirenma" just before the credits and "The Race is Over" being the eurobeat closing song.

And if they will release a PS4 Initial D game or an Arcade Stage 8 the same time the movie or the dvd is released. I don't know what else they could add in an Arcade Stage though, other than a more complete list of maps since they never post up all the maps in one arcade game.

They will eventually release a PS4 version but I dont see any reason to release a version 8. Theres nothing to add because the series is over.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 26 2013, 08:28 AM
QUOTE (mike962 @ 49 minutes, 51 seconds ago)
use http://keepvid.com/ to download vidoes from youtube imediatly !!

Forget that! You don't need stupid Java to get videos from youtube! Just use the bookmarklet from here:

http://deturl.com/bookmarklet-to-directly-...rom-youtube.asp

Posted by: Shikusen Jul 26 2013, 09:02 AM
youtube.com/watch?v=JglOwvb3WC8 Someone recorded it on a handcam, the animation does look amazing... I hope an actual version of the trailer is released some time soon.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Jul 26 2013, 09:12 AM
QUOTE (Shikusen @ 9 minutes, 59 seconds ago)
youtube.com/watch?v=JglOwvb3WC8 Someone recorded it on a handcam, the animation does look amazing... I hope an actual version of the trailer is released some time soon.

Fixed.

ohmy.gif

So does this mean Takumi vs Keisuke!? And is the 86 restored?!

YOUTUBE ( http://youtu.be/JglOwvb3WC8 )

Posted by: hackgrid Jul 26 2013, 09:12 AM
Looks great w00t2.gif

Posted by: W.A.R Jul 26 2013, 09:14 AM
Looks good, Cant really tell if they finally animated the car or if the car is just a 3d model with Manga book shading skin, cant really tell.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 26 2013, 09:27 AM
Lol, their announcement was so confusing that even the Japanese (I'm assuming the uploader is Japanese anyway) are confused. Movie != Final Stage. The beginning of the video is the announcement of Final Stage, and ends with the copyright on the bottom-right of the screen. Then the screen blanks out and starts playing the PV for the movie. The movie title is shown at the end, and it's just called "Initial D the New Movie."

Just clearing that up before people start getting the wrong idea yet again.

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 26 2013, 09:29 AM
This looks pretty great based on what I can see in that clip. Are those race scenes 3DCG? They look normally-animated. That'd be a first for Initial D - races not in 3DCG.

Posted by: Meteor Jul 26 2013, 09:52 AM
QUOTE
And is the 86 restored?!

That's clearly a reanimated version of the very first race, you know.

This trailer looks amazing. And judging from how the cars moved, it's actually all 2D this time, and really good 2D too! w00t2.gif The animation alone could make this worth watching, and a good adaptation of Initial D's plot, plus the obligatory awesome soundtrack, will make this a clear winner.

Posted by: Perry Jul 26 2013, 10:37 AM
So just to clarify, the new movie is completely separate from the Final Stage which is a continuation of Fifth Stage anime.


I AM SO PUMPED BY THIS!!! ohmy.gif

Posted by: mike962 Jul 26 2013, 11:12 AM
frankly I am dissapointment

they should have animated a new car manga (like Over Rev) instead of redoing the first battles of ID facepalm.gif pinch2.gif

Posted by: W.A.R Jul 26 2013, 11:36 AM
QUOTE (mike962 @ 24 minutes, 16 seconds ago)
frankly I am dissapointment

they should have animated a new car manga (like Over Rev) instead of redoing the first battles of ID facepalm.gif pinch2.gif

Yes, this makes me think that they are redoing all of the battles, which is great and all but I want to see new races and more "Questions" that need to be answered.

Posted by: robertsnow69 Jul 26 2013, 11:57 AM
So can we interpret this like 6th stage? awesome.gif

Posted by: Jezza_HR Jul 26 2013, 02:23 PM
I guess we know where the budget for Fifth stage went now whistling.gif

Posted by: nasaeepandai59 Jul 26 2013, 03:03 PM
QUOTE (Chidoki @ Yesterday, 6:51 AM)
And if they will release a PS4 Initial D game or an Arcade Stage 8 the same time the movie or the dvd is released. I don't know what else they could add in an Arcade Stage though, other than a more complete list of maps since they never post up all the maps in one arcade game.

THIS THIS THIS! I really hope they make a new game for the PS3 or PS4 because its been some time from Extreme Stage up till now. At least if they do make a game for this platform, we don't have to waste so much on the arcades and just chill at home playing ID.

So just saw the trailer for the final stage and tbh it really looks DAMN good. It has that feel like we are reading the manga in video form and the quality is real solid too. And correct me if I am wrong but isn't that CLUTCHO singing in the trailer? Nonetheless, Im sure most people will agree with me that they are so ready for this Final Stage and New Movie. Let us keep praying that it will turn out well while we wait...

Posted by: Phantom_R32 Jul 26 2013, 03:11 PM
So this is pretty much Battle Stage 3, and Final Stage is still just the rest of the Kanagawa Arc? I'm ok with this. Especially with that animation. It looks gorgeous.

Posted by: eatsuki Jul 26 2013, 03:52 PM
I agree that the animation is GORGEOUS but I hope there will be new race and new story too. Still watching that remake of Takumi vs Keisuke I certainly caught my interest

Posted by: Manifesto Jul 26 2013, 06:21 PM
this is really good news,
i was wondering how long initial d would be left in limbo, and the trailer looked fantastic.

i would, however, love to see another live action initial d film. hopefully better presented than the hong kong release.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 26 2013, 06:39 PM
QUOTE (nasaeepandai59 @ 3 hours, 35 minutes ago)
So just saw the trailer for the final stage and tbh it really looks DAMN good. It has that feel like we are reading the manga in video form and the quality is real solid too. And correct me if I am wrong but isn't that CLUTCHO singing in the trailer? Nonetheless, Im sure most people will agree with me that they are so ready for this Final Stage and New Movie. Let us keep praying that it will turn out well while we wait...

QUOTE (Phantom_R32 @ 3 hours, 27 minutes ago)
So this is pretty much Battle Stage 3, and Final Stage is still just the rest of the Kanagawa Arc? I'm ok with this. Especially with that animation. It looks gorgeous.

The movie is not Final Stage.

Posted by: Phantom_R32 Jul 26 2013, 07:15 PM
I know. That's why I said this could be Battle Stage 3 while Final Stage is just the rest of the Kanagawa Arc. Probably should've worded my post better.

Posted by: keg11 Jul 26 2013, 08:53 PM
If anyone is interested, the BGM in the trailer is Clutcho; its called "Abbey" and its from their first album "Wicked" which was released last month.

Not bad sounding, a good successor to m.o.v.e's OP/Closings if you ask me.

Posted by: nasaeepandai59 Jul 26 2013, 09:08 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 2 hours, 28 minutes ago)

The movie is not Final Stage.

I separated Final Stage AND New Movie. I know they are 2 different things. Please look at my post first before saying.

Posted by: Perry Jul 26 2013, 09:23 PM
QUOTE (nasaeepandai59 @ 15 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
I separated Final Stage AND New Movie. I know they are 2 different things. Please look at my post first before saying.

What Nomake Wan was saying is that the trailer/promo video that you saw was for the movie, not for Final Stage. We know nothing about Final Stage other than the fact that it continues where Fifth Stage left of and is an anime. The new movie is a brand new adaptation of Initial D as a whole in movie format. Where it takes place in terms of the timeline in the Initial D universe is yet to be seen.

I know why it can be confusing though, because in the beginning of the trailer, it says the decision to make Final Stage has been confirmed. Then it plays a trailer of the new movie. Other than the Summer 2014 date for the new movie, we have no idea when Final Stage will even be completed. It's in production, that's all we know.

My guess is that Final Stage will be released after the new movie, possibly in 2015. So then they can say Initial D will finally wraps up in two decades since the manga started in 1995. happy.gif

Posted by: takumizim Jul 26 2013, 09:44 PM
Wow this could be great,hm hopefully this initial D will be the best memories for me happy.gif

Posted by: hackgrid Jul 27 2013, 01:15 AM
Maybe they will release movie remakes of each series, ala Berserk. awesome.gif

Posted by: Vortrex Jul 27 2013, 01:52 AM
Yeah good news while i'm on vacation !
And i have much better news! Summer 2014 i am going abroad, TO JAPAN!!!
And you know what that means! I gonna go watch Initial D The Movie in Japan!!!!! And i hope on the first day it lauches. awesome.gif
Can't wait for ir. But they could never cover up whole Initial D with a 120 min movie... so they probably do first stage only.

But Final Stage, i hope it will be the best initial d ever!!


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Posted by: nasaeepandai59 Jul 27 2013, 02:01 AM
Oh sorry my bad, I thought the trailer was for Final Stage but it is actually for the New Movie. But actually as what you have said and I have said, Final Stage and New Movie are 2 different things. From what I see now, I can understand that no news of Final Stage have been made in terms of when exactly it will come out BUT people say that Final Stage will come out end of 2013 and New Movie will come out summer 2014? That would be awesome. But in terms of chronological order, I guess it would be better if the New Movie came out first and then Final Stage as it would be much more fitting.

First we enjoy the remake and then standby for the final epic race which sounds nicer. But since its not that way, we can't do anything much but just wait it out and see how it pans out.

Posted by: Tomo Jul 27 2013, 11:47 PM
very interesting, a shame it's gonna be another year since I wasn't totally in love with 5th stage.

Posted by: AreYouDeeWhy Jul 28 2013, 08:45 AM
Anyone notice the pattern yet? Final Stage will maybe be just as long as Stage 1 or Stage 4.

Stage 1 - 2X episodes.
Stage 2 - 1X episodes.
Stage 3 - Movie
Stage 4 - 2X episodes.
Stage 5 - 1X episodes.
[The next movie]
Stage 6/Final Stage -??????

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 28 2013, 08:59 AM
QUOTE (AreYouDeeWhy @ 14 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
Anyone notice the pattern yet? Final Stage will maybe be just as long as Stage 1 or Stage 4.

Stage 1 - 2X episodes.
Stage 2 - 1X episodes.
Stage 3 - Movie
Stage 4 - 2X episodes.
Stage 5 - 1X episodes.
[The next movie]
Stage 6/Final Stage -??????

Two cycles can hardly be considered a pattern. Not to mention that 99% of the series would be filler, since the manga's content barely fits one or two more episodes' worth of anime. I honestly have no idea what Final Stage will be. Probably a multi-episode OVA, but almost certainly not an anime series.

Posted by: AreYouDeeWhy Jul 28 2013, 09:09 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 8 minutes, 48 seconds ago)
Two cycles can hardly be considered a pattern. Not to mention that 99% of the series would be filler, since the manga's content barely fits one or two more episodes' worth of anime. I honestly have no idea what Final Stage will be. Probably a multi-episode OVA, but almost certainly not an anime series.

Perhaps you may be right, but seeing how Stage 4 and up are already coming along how the first 3 stages are, there's a chance. Small chance perhaps, but it can happen. Though there might not be much to look forward to, seeing how the manga has gotten.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 28 2013, 09:19 AM
QUOTE (AreYouDeeWhy @ 10 minutes, 20 seconds ago)
Perhaps you may be right, but seeing how Stage 4 and up are already coming along how the first 3 stages are, there's a chance. Small chance perhaps, but it can happen. Though there might not be much to look forward to, seeing how the manga has gotten.

Not even. Second Stage was an OVA, Fifth Stage was PPV just like Fourth Stage was. That isn't even a pattern. If Fifth Stage had been a 13-episode OVA then you might have had something to stand on but it wasn't, so your theory is baseless.

Posted by: Tessou Jul 28 2013, 11:22 AM
Holy shit, am I the bearer of news this time?

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JglOwvb3WC8 )


Look at that... another recap. Tell me, who exactly predicted a recap? tongue.gif













(Hint: it was me.)

Posted by: hackgrid Jul 28 2013, 11:52 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 29 minutes, 34 seconds ago)
Holy shit, am I the bearer of news this time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JglOwvb3WC8

Look at that... another recap. Tell me, who exactly predicted a recap? tongue.gif













(Hint: it was me.)

What is new in this trailer? blink.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 28 2013, 12:15 PM
Has it already been posted? I read that it was releasing today (29th in Japan), and found it on Youtube this morning.

EDIT: Drat, I see that it was already posted. Fuck me sideways with a lunchbox.

Posted by: Deadly Stalker Jul 29 2013, 06:02 AM
The final manga make me very speechless! No one care about Takumi VS Keisuke battle will show up in this real world, and why no more painting for Bunta (Impreza) VS Takumi (AE86) better final tournament in the ended story, Yeah there's only to watched a last of Takumi racing his father Subaru type & no reason Shuichi Shigeno will show up the final special secret without my final dreams when summer coming up to 2014. facepalm.gif

So is right myself, very not fair he's final idea to ended up the final hope again for Fujiwara Teams victory forever & all the real worlds! thumb_down.gif

Posted by: PWNatorPWNED Jul 29 2013, 02:59 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ Yesterday, 12:15 PM)
Has it already been posted? I read that it was releasing today (29th in Japan), and found it on Youtube this morning.

EDIT: Drat, I see that it was already posted. Fuck me sideways with a lunchbox.

I would be glad to do that... derp.gif
Just kidding.

I am so hyped for the Movie and Final Stage! laugh2.gif Hopefully either one of them will have some more explanation for the vague ending in the manga...
I'm also hoping that someone will release this to the US, whether legal or illegal. Hopefully legally.

Posted by: BOZZ Jul 29 2013, 09:40 PM
The new movie looks pretty interesting, I kind of hope it's a re-telling of the series as a normal movie rather than a compilation of the races (ΰ la Battle Stage) with improved animation.

Posted by: Perry Aug 2 2013, 02:48 AM
YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4IR5vai-dE )


New 720p HD video of the promo is here. smile.gif

Posted by: kkullar Aug 2 2013, 04:01 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 1 hour, 12 minutes ago)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4IR5vai-dE

New 720p HD video of the promo is here. smile.gif

Oh my! So good I could watch this a million times. Thanks for the better quality version. Just wondering any high res pictures of the artwork at the start?

Thanks smile.gif

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Posted by: Taro Maki Aug 2 2013, 07:01 AM
QUOTE (kkullar @ 2 hours, 58 minutes ago)
Oh my! So good I could watch this a million times. Thanks for the better quality version.

Yeah, the squirrel at 0:58 is so cute !!!!! dribble.gif

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 2 2013, 12:13 PM
Yay! This is looking very promising. The style that they used for the race and the cars seems different from the series. It looks good though. I hope they use that style for the movie! happy.gif

Posted by: Darth_BAMF Aug 3 2013, 12:33 AM
That was the movie teaser trailer. I think it's going to be epic

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Posted by: mike962 Aug 4 2013, 12:51 AM
shouldn't the Clarifications On Fifth Stage section be updated ?

Posted by: Perry Aug 4 2013, 02:05 AM
QUOTE (mike962 @ 1 hour, 11 minutes ago)
shouldn't the   Clarifications On Fifth Stage  section be updated ?

Will be updated soon.

QUOTE (kkullar @ Aug 2 2013, 05:01 AM)
Just wondering any high res pictures of the artwork at the start?

There we go! 1920x1080 of all the photos at the Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition 2013!

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Posted by: Seri Aug 4 2013, 04:11 AM
Who are those girls?

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I don't recall them being part of Intial D.

Edit: The lighter haired one looks like Aisaka Taiga...

Posted by: mike962 Aug 4 2013, 04:33 AM
they could be some fangirls of Ryouske

Posted by: Takahashi Rensuke Aug 4 2013, 08:31 AM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 4 hours, 19 minutes ago)
Who are those girls?

http://i4.minus.com/iTqt4m5w7W3AI.png

I don't recall them being part of Intial D.

Edit: The lighter haired one looks like Aisaka Taiga...

They are not from the ID Universe. Refer Perry's post, the photo is taken from Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition 2013. So I guess it's just one of the manga that has been featured in Young Magazine...

Posted by: Taro Maki Aug 4 2013, 09:21 AM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 5 hours, 10 minutes ago)
Who are those girls?

http://i4.minus.com/iTqt4m5w7W3AI.png

I don't recall them being part of Intial D.

Edit: The lighter haired one looks like Aisaka Taiga...

The Girls are from the Anime "Minami-ke" (There are 3 Seasons)
The blonde one is Minami Chiaki and the blue haired Girl is Minami Toma

Posted by: Seri Aug 4 2013, 09:36 AM
Ah, thank you!

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Posted by: kkullar Aug 4 2013, 02:58 PM
QUOTE (Taro Maki @ Aug 2 2013, 07:01 AM)
Yeah, the squirrel at 0:58 is so cute !!!!! dribble.gif


I know right so cool and cute! smile.gif

QUOTE (Perry @ Today, 2:05 AM)
Will be updated soon.There we go! 1920x1080 of all the photos at the Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition 2013!


Thanks so much man these are absolutely amazing! smile.gif

Posted by: Perry Aug 4 2013, 10:42 PM
Just spent some time to extract the screenshots from the promo video and made some wallpapers out of it. xD Enjoy, guys!

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Posted by: Perry Aug 4 2013, 11:17 PM
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New Theatrical Version "Initial D"
Anime Film Adaptation Decided!
Release by Summer 2014


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Planning and Production
Kodansha
Avex Entertainment


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Production
Sanzigen Animation Studio
Liden Films


We finally got to know the companies that will make the movie! The new Initial D animation movie will be produced by SANZIGEN Animation Studio and LIDEN FILMS.

Sanzigen did 3DCG for many big name series. check it out: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycloped...any.php?id=5214 And just to name a few.
QUOTE
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa : 3D Graphics
IDOLM@STER: XENOGLOSSIA (TV) : 3D Works
Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing (TV) : 3DCGI
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV) : CG Studio, Effects, Eyecatch, Photography
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (TV) : 3D Graphics
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season (TV) : 3D Graphics

The problem is, they seem to do a lot of work for TV series, only a few titles under OAV. Not too sure if they are up to par with producing a movie. If any of you are familiar with this company, feel free to chime in.

The new movie will also be jointly produced by LIDEN FILMS for Animation Production. This is the important one because from the trailer, it seems many of the scenes will be 2D Animation. Check out their works: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycloped...ny.php?id=11121
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Aiura (TV) : Animation Production
Attack on Titan (TV) : 2nd Key Animation
Senyū. (TV) : Animation Production
Senyū. Dai 2 Ki (TV) : Animation Production
Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000% (TV) : 2nd Key Animation

No big names anime title under this company's work. Oh man... And why is it all TV?!! LIDEN FILMS has never worked on a OAV before?! What, are you freaking kidding me?! Kodansha and Avex hired some B-rated companies for the movie?! I hope they prove themselves.. but seriously, put your expectation down, way down for now, until we get to see more stuff...

Posted by: Archbishop Banana Aug 5 2013, 12:47 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 2 hours, 4 minutes ago)
Just spent some time to extract the screenshots from the promo video and made some wallpapers out of it. xD Enjoy, guys!

That's great, but I wish the video was better quality sad.gif. Oh well. I'm still using them, because it is still Initial D

Posted by: mike962 Aug 5 2013, 01:13 AM
I am more interested in FINAL STAGE seems no further details on that facepalm.gif

Posted by: nasaeepandai59 Aug 5 2013, 01:59 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ Yesterday, 2:05 AM)
Will be updated soon.


There we go! 1920x1080 of all the photos at the Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition 2013!

Damn that FC...

Anyways, it looks like everything is turning out for the best and I hope it proceeds smoothly as planned thus far. Now Im just waiting for news of Final Stage like what mike wants to know as well.

Posted by: keg11 Aug 5 2013, 02:02 AM
An interesting part of those images I saw:

The Eight-Six's license plate has changed, from

Gunma 55 "O" 13-954

to

Akina 50 "Se" 26-749

Posted by: Jezza_HR Aug 5 2013, 05:19 AM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 3 hours, 17 minutes ago)
An interesting part of those images I saw:

The Eight-Six's license plate has changed, from

Gunma 55 "O" 13-954

to

Akina 50 "Se" 26-749

Interesting observation, I wonder why they have done this.

Posted by: KeNgai_rcrZero Aug 5 2013, 07:27 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Jul 22 2013, 12:59 AM)
Where are people getting this 'Live Action' and 'PPV' nonsense from?

It's an animated film.

It's coming out in theaters.

Then it'll come out on DVD.

Considering none of Fifth Stage was released on BD, it's questionable whether or not it will.

Facts, eat them.

You mean theaters in Japan, right? Or in parts of Asia? I doubt we will see it here in the U.S. And if you do happen to find out if it's going to be playing in the U.S., you better post it ASAP!

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 5 2013, 08:27 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 9 hours, 0 minutes ago)
Sanzigen did 3DCG for many big name series. check it out: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycloped...any.php?id=5214

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Attack on Titan (TV) : Photography Cooperation
Black Rock Shooter (TV) : Animation Production
A Certain Scientific Railgun (TV) : 3DCGI
Gurren Lagann (TV) : 3DCGI
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV) : CG Studio, Effects, Eyecatch, Photography
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (TV) : 3DCGI, Animation Direction, Episode Direction
Penguindrum (TV) : 3D Graphics
Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki (movie) : CG Production
Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life (TV) : Animation Production

HOLY SHIT.

QUOTE (Perry @ 9 hours, 0 minutes ago)
The new movie will also be jointly produced by LIDEN FILMS for Animation Production. This is the important one because from the trailer, it seems many of the scenes will be 2D Animation. Check out their works: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encycloped...ny.php?id=11121

QUOTE
Attack on Titan (TV) : 2nd Key Animation
Flowers of Evil (TV) : In-Between Animation
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (TV) : Production Assistance

HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT.

QUOTE (Perry @ 9 hours, 0 minutes ago)
No big names anime title under this company's work.

QUOTE (Perry @ 9 hours, 0 minutes ago)
No big names

QUOTE
Attack on Titan (TV) : 2nd Key Animation
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (TV) : Production Assistance

QUOTE (Perry @ 9 hours, 0 minutes ago)
No big names

Okay, I am visibly mad at you right now.

QUOTE (keg11 @ 6 hours, 15 minutes ago)
An interesting part of those images I saw:

The Eight-Six's license plate has changed, from

Gunma 55 "O" 13-954

to

Akina 50 "Se" 26-749

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this, haha. I pay way too much attention to stuff like that.

Posted by: Meteor Aug 5 2013, 10:55 AM
QUOTE (Perry)
No big names anime title under this company's work.

Boy did you fuck up on this one laugh.gif Guess we don't have to keep our expectations particularly low after all with these companies being far from B-rate.

I'll still wait for more info before setting my expectations high though, but the animation is definitely going to be amazing (albeit with some very unrealistic driving, but oh well, still gonna be amazing).

As for the license plate, I guess they did that to make it bear less resemblance to any real world ones. That, and possibly just not bothering to look up the numbers the anime's previously used.
EDIT: Yep, more likely the latter.

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 5 2013, 11:05 AM
QUOTE (Meteor @ 9 minutes, 14 seconds ago)
As for the license plate, I guess they did that to make it bear less resemblance to any real world ones.

It still follows the five-digit pattern, though. They originally added the fifth number in order to eliminate any possible resemblance to real plates (Japanese plates have four digits), so I can't see any reason for changing just the numbers here. Maybe they just never thought to check the numbers from before for reference.

Posted by: Tessou Aug 5 2013, 11:56 AM
I think you guys are mistaking the credits here. "2nd Key Animation" and "Production Assistance" equate to being the B-Team on a show's animation staff. They are there to handle non-priority work, not the shit you're going to be ogling most of the time. Think about the guys that draw the static background characters and insert the random cars into backgrounds in Initial D. wink2.gif

Remember how some shonen anime (Inuyasha is a good example) end up having episodes where the art style is completely different than usual? Yeah, that's the b-team, or even the c-team, depending on scheduling.

So yes, the anime they had a hand in was impressive, but you're overblowing their contributions. That's like giving full production credit to the caterers just because they're listed.

Posted by: Filphil Aug 5 2013, 01:08 PM
I like that art style much better than 4th and 5th stage. It seems a little more "anime" to me.

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 5 2013, 01:13 PM
QUOTE (Filphil @ 5 minutes, 24 seconds ago)
I like that art style much better than 4th and 5th stage. It seems a little more "anime" to me.

I think it harkens back to the '90s, which is only appropriate considering when the story was made and set in. I love it.

Posted by: Perry Aug 5 2013, 01:42 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 5 hours, 14 minutes ago)
Okay, I am visibly mad at you right now.

Sorry, I've been out of the loop for awhile. I only recognized Attack on Titan. derp.gif

Posted by: W.A.R Aug 5 2013, 03:05 PM
Jo Jo Bizarre Adventure is such a good anime still waiting for season 3 Stardust Crusaders remake. happy.gif

And the All stars fighting game comes out this month

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 5 2013, 03:24 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 1 hour, 42 minutes ago)
Sorry, I've been out of the loop for awhile. I only recognized Attack on Titan. derp.gif

Don't worry Perry, I don't really blame you for not recognizing everything. Its hard to keep up with names if you're not actively following the discussions. Kyon, don't expect everyone to know all the big names in this seasons anime! Although I see Gundam 00, super excite! laugh.gif

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Posted by: Archbishop Banana Aug 5 2013, 03:41 PM
QUOTE (keg11 @ Today, 4:02 AM)
An interesting part of those images I saw:

The Eight-Six's license plate has changed, from

Gunma 55 "O" 13-954

to

Akina 50 "Se" 26-749

Hmm, I never noticed that. Thanks for pointing that out.

Posted by: kkullar Aug 6 2013, 03:21 PM
I think I would love if this was a bridge between 5th and Final stage even if it does show old races, maybe there all flashbacks, I know it's highly unlikely but I think that would be cool. Like showing all the characters progression to this final race. Something just makes me want to see this more than a remake of everything we already know.

Oh well just have to wait and see!

Posted by: earlyseven07 Aug 6 2013, 04:30 PM
So sad the new movie is the last stage of the anime sad.gif

Posted by: RIT_ninja Aug 6 2013, 04:44 PM
QUOTE (earlyseven07 @ 13 minutes, 45 seconds ago)
So sad the new movie is the last stage of the anime sad.gif

Why are people still confused that the movie is not Last Stage

Posted by: Filphil Aug 6 2013, 05:14 PM
QUOTE (kkullar @ 1 hour, 53 minutes ago)
I think I would love if this was a bridge between 5th and Final stage even if it does show old races, maybe there all flashbacks, I know it's highly unlikely but I think that would be cool. Like showing all the characters progression to this final race. Something just makes me want to see this more than a remake of everything we already know.

Oh well just have to wait and see!

Sounds like battle stage 2.5

Posted by: Gazump Aug 8 2013, 04:49 PM
Not as exciting as the trailer for 3rd stage. I remember watching that over and over... and then over and over some more.

Then I remember watching fourth stage, episode one. Hearing the intro music... jumping up and down in excitement in front of my computer...

5th stage is meh...

This movie has a lot of hearts to win back. The trailer isn't a good start.

Posted by: kkullar Aug 8 2013, 05:54 PM
QUOTE (Gazump @ 1 hour, 5 minutes ago)
Not as exciting as the trailer for 3rd stage. I remember watching that over and over... and then over and over some more.

Then I remember watching fourth stage, episode one. Hearing the intro music... jumping up and down in excitement in front of my computer...

5th stage is meh...

This movie has a lot of hearts to win back. The trailer isn't a good start.

Was the third stage movie branded in a similar way like not stating what it's about? Or did they make it clear what story it was about ?

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2013, 06:25 PM
QUOTE (kkullar @ 30 minutes, 44 seconds ago)
Was the third stage movie branded in a similar way like not stating what it's about? Or did they make it clear what story it was about ?

I don't recall a trailer for Third Stage, personally. If anyone can post it up that would be great.

Posted by: PWNatorPWNED Aug 8 2013, 10:02 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 3 hours, 36 minutes ago)
I don't recall a trailer for Third Stage, personally. If anyone can post it up that would be great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es_JcmKolis

I believe this is it.

Posted by: Filphil Aug 8 2013, 10:54 PM
They revealed so much more in the third stage trailer than they did for this upcoming movie.

Posted by: Jezza_HR Aug 8 2013, 11:26 PM
QUOTE (Filphil @ 31 minutes, 6 seconds ago)
They revealed so much more in the third stage trailer than they did for this upcoming movie.

Generally, there is a bit of a difference between a teaser and a trailer

Posted by: kkullar Aug 9 2013, 03:25 AM
QUOTE (Jezza_HR @ 3 hours, 59 minutes ago)
Generally, there is a bit of a difference between a teaser and a trailer

Maybe the purpose of the teaser is to show there new style of animation, and in the new trailer they will explain story like third stage trailer.

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Posted by: Meteor Aug 9 2013, 10:31 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm)
I think it harkens back to the '90s, which is only appropriate considering when the story was made and set in. I love it.

Entirely seconded. The character designs are great in this one. cool.gif

And I hope they release another trailer soon.

Posted by: aleeease Aug 9 2013, 01:50 PM
I have a feeling that final stage will come out end of this year or beginning of next year. Then Initial D the new movie will come out in summer 2014. Then the live action movie 2 will come out 2014 end or in 2015.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 9 2013, 07:41 PM
QUOTE (PWNatorPWNED @ Yesterday, 10:02 PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es_JcmKolis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es_JcmKolis

I believe this is it.

Dude, super awesome! Agreed that the trailer for Third Stage was way better than the one for the new movie. At least with Third Stage it showed what part of the story it was covering!

QUOTE (aleeease @ 5 hours, 48 minutes ago)
I have a feeling that final stage will come out end of this year or beginning of next year. Then Initial D the new movie will come out in summer 2014. Then the live action movie 2 will come out 2014 end or in 2015.

Be more generic, I dare you. Also, the live action has nothing to to with the original franchise so good luck with that.

Posted by: rwd2k Aug 12 2013, 11:42 PM
whats live action? sorry newbie here unsure.gif

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 12 2013, 11:56 PM
To answer your question rwd2k, live action is when something other than animation is used in film. So the use of actors and real life settings is live action, something that is drawn is animation. Simple as that! happy.gif

Posted by: fuji_tak Aug 12 2013, 11:57 PM
if the live action movie Initial D 2 is another movie made by Korean (realisator and actors)
No hope for this
the first live movie was just too bad and doesn't stick always with the original.

Posted by: StephanCTR Aug 13 2013, 12:11 AM
QUOTE (fuji_tak @ 13 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
if the live action movie Initial D 2 is another movie made by Korean (realisator and actors)
No hope for this
the first live movie was just too bad and doesn't stick always with the original.

Total agreement here, the movie was so bad.. I've seen it only once, because I never felt like rewatching it. The only nice thing it there were the cars themselves, but that weird actors, modified plot, and fast-forward racing scenes totally ruined it.

If there is another live action movie, I really hope it's japanese just like Wangan Midnight (2009), which was quite good!

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 13 2013, 02:56 AM
I'm not sure why we're talking about the live action movie in this thread. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this thread, period. Let's take that to the actual live-action pinned thread, shall we?

Posted by: rwd2k Aug 13 2013, 02:07 PM
thanks cg2...just trying to keep up with the convos...cant wait for the movie happy.gif

Posted by: KevinMCMXXCIX Aug 15 2013, 06:40 AM
I can't wait for it to come out!
Awesome it's gonna be an anime movie! biggrin.gif

They need to make a live-action episodes of all stages! w00t2.gif

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Aug 15 2013, 08:10 AM
QUOTE (KevinMCMXXCIX @ 1 hour, 29 minutes ago)
They need to make a live-action episodes of all stages! w00t2.gif

I personally think that would be a terrible idea

Posted by: Jezza_HR Aug 15 2013, 10:41 AM
QUOTE (FC_spec @ 2 hours, 30 minutes ago)
I personally think that would be a terrible idea

I second this comment. If they were to do anything, I would like every part of the manga painstakingly done in OVA format without rushing and a level of consistency for every character.

Posted by: kkullar Aug 16 2013, 01:30 PM
I was wondering does Shuichi Shigeno have any input in the animes? Apart from what is written of course, but does he look over to see if it is inline with his original vision?

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Posted by: Phantom_R32 Aug 16 2013, 03:34 PM
QUOTE (FC_spec @ Yesterday, 12:10 PM)
I personally think that would be a terrible idea

Just by going off of how bad the first live action movie was, yeah it would be terrible.

But if they had a huge budget, and actually followed the manga closely. It would be pretty amazing.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 16 2013, 03:45 PM
QUOTE (Phantom_R32 @ 10 minutes, 50 seconds ago)
Just by going off of how bad the first live action movie was, yeah it would be terrible.

But if they had a huge budget, and actually followed the manga closely. It would be pretty amazing.

This is of course falling into the trap in which you assume the person who said that was referring to the Chinese team that made the first movie, and not referring to a new movie with a different crew and Japanese cast etc etc.

No reason to assume either way, though I don't know how relevant that is to the topic of this thread. wink2.gif

Posted by: spark guo Sep 1 2013, 01:39 AM
Final stage already??? After this no more initial d alreay???!! SAD!!!!!!!!! sad.gifsad.gifsad.gifsad.gifsad.gifsad.gif

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Posted by: TheLittleHachiThatCould Oct 6 2013, 12:46 PM
Today was a good day
Really wanted to see 86 v 86 :rolleyes:

Posted by: Danceswithfoxes Oct 7 2013, 09:17 AM
I noticed in the screen shots that Takumi is not wearing New Balances anymore. Perhaps Takumi's preferences changed or New Balance was not willing to pony up money to Initial D for marketing? Conspiracy?

Posted by: TranceKitsune Oct 7 2013, 11:19 AM
QUOTE (TheLittleHachiThatCould @ Yesterday, 12:46 PM)
Today was a good day
Really wanted to see 86 v 86 rolleyes.gif

You can read up on the Manga if you are eager to see the final 86 vs. 86 battle since its already ended. Just don't forget to check out Final Stage once it's released as well!

Posted by: BOZZ Oct 8 2013, 09:58 PM
Has there been no news yet on either the movie or final TV series since they announced it?

Posted by: Nomake Wan Oct 9 2013, 08:54 AM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ Yesterday, 10:58 PM)
Has there been no news yet on either the movie or final TV series since they announced it?

If there had been any, you would have seen it. This place is practically rabid for that sort of thing to the point of releasing misleading information rather than waiting for proper translations of news articles. tongue.gif

Posted by: D_boy Oct 9 2013, 08:34 PM
i wat to watch more new episodes of id now lol

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Posted by: BOZZ Oct 9 2013, 10:08 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Yesterday, 12:54 PM)
If there had been any, you would have seen it. This place is practically rabid for that sort of thing to the point of releasing misleading information rather than waiting for proper translations of news articles. tongue.gif

I kind of wonder if there's anything posted here: https://twitter.com/InitialD_PR

It seems to be an semi-official Twitter account for Initial D.

Posted by: Perry Oct 9 2013, 10:21 PM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ 13 minutes, 12 seconds ago)
I kind of wonder if there's anything posted here: https://twitter.com/InitialD_PR

It seems to be an semi-official Twitter account for Initial D.

It's the official Initial D twitter. It's updated constantly by avex. I monitor that feed on a daily basis. happy.gif

Posted by: BOZZ Oct 10 2013, 08:41 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ Yesterday, 2:21 AM)
It's the official Initial D twitter. It's updated constantly by avex. I monitor that feed on a daily basis. happy.gif

Ah, meaning there is no new info from them about this movie or the final TV series... sad.gif

Posted by: BOZZ Nov 5 2013, 09:24 PM
Just saw that there was a new video posted on Anime News Network regarding the movie, I think there is some new content in this trailer:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-...-in-pilot-video

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM )


Also these are the two studios working on the movie:

SANZIGEN Animation Studio

Anime with which this company was involved:

SPOILER


Raiden Films

Anime with which this company was involved:

SPOILER

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Nov 5 2013, 10:07 PM
HEY GUYS DID YOU KNOW THERE'S THIS NEW VIDEO OUT FOR THE MOVIE AND IT LOOKS GREAT!

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM )


Edit: BOZZ beat me to it. Awesome..... derp.gif

Posted by: Perry Nov 5 2013, 10:28 PM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ 1 hour, 3 minutes ago)
Just saw that there was a new video posted on Anime News Network regarding the movie, I think there is some new content in this trailer:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-06/2014-initial-d-car-racing-anime-film-previewed-in-pilot-video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM

Also these are the two studios working on the movie:

SANZIGEN Animation Studio

Anime with which this company was involved:

SPOILER


Raiden Films

Anime with which this company was involved:

SPOILER

Thanks for posting this, BOZZ!

But this trailer offers nothing new aside from better quality. It's actually the actual trailer being put on YouTube instead of it being recorded by a camera from the Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition. happy.gif

We already knew the animation companies that are going to take part in making the new movie three months ago. Read here for details: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=46060&view=findpost&p=1282922

Posted by: BOZZ Nov 5 2013, 10:49 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 21 minutes, 0 seconds ago)
Thanks for posting this, BOZZ!

But this trailer offers nothing new aside from better quality. It's actually the actual trailer being put on YouTube instead of it being recorded by a camera from the Young Magazine Original Art Exhibition. happy.gif

We already knew the animation companies that are going to take part in making the new movie three months ago. Read here for details: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=46060&view=findpost&p=1282922

I'm kind of curious which studio is working alongside that Sanzigen one cause in the post from before it's a company called Liden Films and according to Anime News Network it's another one called Raiden Film...

Posted by: Perry Nov 5 2013, 10:55 PM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ 6 minutes, 50 seconds ago)
I'm kind of curious which studio is working alongside that Sanzigen one cause in the post from before it's a company called Liden Films and according to Anime News Network it's another one called Raiden Film...

I believe it's simply a transliteration error. Japanese are known to not be able to pronounce the "R" sound, so they change everything with "R" to "L."

A typical example is the team SSR (Seven Star Reaf) They really meant Seven Star Leaf, but since they pronounce R as L, it works out for them. Another example is Light Yagami from Death Note, his name is actually Raito Yagami. "Raito" is pronounced as "Lighto" in Japan. For us from the West, it seems pretty strange. So I believe Liden is just how they pronounce Raiden in Japan.

Posted by: BOZZ Nov 5 2013, 11:40 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 44 minutes, 32 seconds ago)
I believe it's simply a transliteration error. Japanese are known to not be able to pronounce the "R" sound, so they change everything with "R" to "L."

A typical example is the team SSR (Seven Star Reaf) They really meant Seven Star Leaf, but since they pronounce R as L, it works out for them. Another example is Light Yagami from Death Note, his name is actually Raito Yagami. "Raito" is pronounced as "Lighto" in Japan. For us from the West, it seems pretty strange. So I believe Liden is just how they pronounce Raiden in Japan.

Yeah, turns out it is Liden, although there is an actual Raiden Film (a separate company) as well...

Posted by: Seri Nov 6 2013, 03:35 AM
So, I mentioned this to a friend. What if this is a prequel? As in, young Takumi doing deliveries, Keisuke in the gang, and Ryosuke's college/early racing days.

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Posted by: Banken Nov 6 2013, 04:08 AM
3 to 1 it's a remake of first stage...

Posted by: Perry Nov 6 2013, 04:10 AM
For those of you looking for the BGM of the trailer. It's Abbey by CLUTCHO. It seems highly likely they will be the one performing the OP and/or ED for the new movie. Sample the song in this thread: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=46455 Buy the track or the entire album if you like it! smile.gif

Posted by: Gunma's 34 Nov 6 2013, 04:25 AM
Did anyone notice how the number plates in the movie are totally different from their original plates in the anime?

Posted by: Seri Nov 6 2013, 06:00 AM
That's been mentioned a few times.

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Posted by: kyonpalm Nov 6 2013, 08:41 AM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 5 hours, 6 minutes ago)
So, I mentioned this to a friend. What if this is a prequel? As in, young Takumi doing deliveries, Keisuke in the gang, and Ryosuke's college/early racing days.

...but the trailer shows Takumi vs. Keisuke.

Posted by: Seri Nov 6 2013, 08:45 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 3 minutes, 54 seconds ago)
...but the trailer shows Takumi vs. Keisuke.

Which is how it ends. It's grasping at straws, but, it's possible.

And I'd be surprised if it actually is... It's a pretty slim chance, after all. derp.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Nov 6 2013, 07:38 PM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ Today, 9:45 AM)
Which is how it ends. It's grasping at straws, but, it's possible.

And I'd be surprised if it actually is... It's a pretty slim chance, after all. derp.gif

Grasping at straws doesn't even begin to describe it. You'd have to completely ignore the visuals in the trailer to make such an outrageous claim. That's clearly the First Stage iteration of the FD and First Stage iteration of the AE86. Note the ridiculous amount of stickers on the FD and the tail. Note the lack of carbon fiber on the 86. Note the 86's original tachometer working properly, meaning it's pre-engine swap.

Come on.

Posted by: Seri Nov 6 2013, 07:51 PM
Yes, I know that. I'm saying that's the end of the movie. But whatever.

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Posted by: Jezza_HR Nov 7 2013, 01:32 AM
I like the idea of more story prior to the opening of the manga, but I think if it were covered, it would likely be in some form of brief flashbacks, as this is going to be a feature length film somewhere in the average running time of 90 minutes I doubt they would make the cut.

Also, if/when they do the same opening scene from 1st stage, I don't know how I would feel seeing it without hearing "Space Boy" playing over the top. ermm2.gif

Posted by: Perry Nov 7 2013, 03:20 AM
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The little flyer for Final Stage and the New Initial D Movie found in the final manga Vol.48. The new movie will be released some time in August 2014. Which day in August? Wanna make a guess? Hachiroku wink2.gif

Posted by: Jezza_HR Nov 7 2013, 03:37 AM
I'm really happy to hear it's going to be in theatres around this time, as I'll be in Tokyo at the end of August/beginning of September. Hopefully there will still be showings to attend happy.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Nov 7 2013, 01:18 PM
I might actually be there to see the movie as well. After all, summer Comiket is the middle of August. awesome.gif

Posted by: Vortrex Nov 12 2013, 01:58 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Nov 7 2013, 10:18 PM)
I might actually be there to see the movie as well. After all, summer Comiket is the middle of August. awesome.gif

I wonder what cinemas in Japan you can watch Final Stage (ID The Movie). As me and a friend also go to Japan around August, i would really like to see it in theathers. biggrin.gif

Come on guys, let's go watch it together in the biggest hall of Tokyo! tongue.gif

YAY, 500 POSTS! It doesn't really matter but okay. -.-

Posted by: Nomake Wan Nov 12 2013, 03:10 AM
QUOTE (Vortrex @ 1 hour, 11 minutes ago)
I wonder what cinemas in Japan you can watch Final Stage.

None. Final Stage is an OVA, not a movie.

Posted by: Vortrex Nov 12 2013, 01:10 PM
Oh crap pinch2.gif
I mean Initial D The Movie... -.-

So, will Final Stage be earlier or later than Initial D The Movie? I know there isn't an exact date, but they are both in 2014.
And i didn't knew Final Stage will be an OVA... If it will be an OVA of 1 episode, it would be like rushed Fifth Stage.

Cause, the last battle of Fourth Stage was like 4 episodes. Shinji's battle was almost as long as that.
But then they do it in 1 episode, so they fail again. ermm2.gif
Then make it 50 minutes!

Posted by: BOZZ Nov 12 2013, 01:16 PM
QUOTE (Vortrex @ 6 minutes, 20 seconds ago)
Oh crap pinch2.gif
I mean Initial D The Movie... -.-

So, will Final Stage be earlier or later than Initial D The Movie? I know there isn't an exact date, but they are both in 2014.
And i didn't knew Final Stage will be an OVA... If it will be an OVA of 1 episode, it would be like rushed Fifth Stage.

Cause, the last battle of Fourth Stage was like 4 episodes. Shinji's battle was almost as long as that.
But then they do it in 1 episode, so they fail again. ermm2.gif
Then make it 50 minutes!

The movie is coming out in August whereas the Final Stage OVA is coming out in Spring.

Posted by: BOZZ Feb 3 2014, 11:14 PM
It looks like this thread is going to need to be renamed... It's not just a single movie... but a trilogy... The first movie is titled - Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 1 -Kakusei- (New Initial D the Movie Legend 1: Awakening).

YOUTUBE ( http://youtu.be/Pn-prbM-q3I )


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-...ls-film-trilogy

Posted by: xmark Feb 4 2014, 12:38 AM
Looks like Bunta on his younger years biggrin.gif

Posted by: Perry Feb 4 2014, 01:36 AM
Avex Entertainment released a new 30-second promo/trailer for the new movie. As mentioned above, the new movie is confirmed to be a trilogy, consisting of three parts. Part 1 is going to be released on August 23, 2014. Part 1 is called Legend 1: Awakening (覚醒)

Rough translation of the text in the trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90B6OQTQWYU

QUOTE
ヤングマガジン創刊35周年記念作品
原作 しげの秀一

三部作
第一弾

走りの遺伝子が
覚醒する

Dの衝撃

目撃せよ

公道最速伝説 再び


原作 : しげの秀一
監督 : 日高政光
脚本 : 関島眞頼
音楽 : 土橋安騎夫

製作 : 新劇場版「頭文字D」製作委員会
講談社/エイべシクス・エンタテインメント/松竹/Sammy/ウルトラスーバービクチャーズ
制作プロダクション : サンジゲン X ライデンフイルム
配給 : 松竹

QUOTE
35th anniversary for first published work on Young Magazine
Original Work: Shuichi Shigeno

First part of the Trilogy

The gene for racing awakens

Witness the impact of D

The street's fastest legend is back

Original Work: Shuichi Shigeno
Director: Masamitsu Hidaka
Screenplay: Makoto Yoriyuki
Music: Akio Dobashi

Production: New Theatrical version of "Initial D" Production Committee
Kodansha / Eibe Intrinsics Entertainment / Shochiku / Sammy / Ultra Suba Vic Orchards
Production: Sanjigen X Leiden film
Distributor: Shochiku


Screenshots of the new promo for Legend 1.

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Posted by: mike962 Feb 4 2014, 05:29 AM
so the question is until when will they redo this, perhps the Emperors arc ?

Posted by: Seri Feb 4 2014, 06:03 AM
I'm putting my prequel theory back on the table.

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Posted by: Shirogane Feb 4 2014, 06:15 AM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ Nov 5 2013, 10:24 PM)
Just saw that there was a new video posted on Anime News Network regarding the movie, I think there is some new content in this trailer:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-...-in-pilot-video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM

Also these are the two studios working on the movie:

SANZIGEN Animation Studio

Anime with which this company was involved:

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (TV) : 3DCGI

I have slightly good hopes for the trilog-

>Attack on Titan

.... On second thought...

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And yes, I hate AoT with a burning passion.

Anywhoo, this feels like a trend in the animation market - making an "origin" film as a special (Pokemon, I'm looking at you!)

Posted by: Banken Feb 4 2014, 06:42 AM
If you hate AoT something is wrong with you... unless you hate it because of the violence and horror. In which case you're just a puss.

Posted by: Phantom_R32 Feb 4 2014, 08:14 AM
QUOTE (Shirogane @ 1 hour, 59 minutes ago)
I have slightly good hopes for the trilog-

>Attack on Titan

.... On second thought...

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/grumpy-cat-movie.jpg

And yes, I hate AoT with a burning passion.

Anywhoo, this feels like a trend in the animation market - making an "origin" film as a special (Pokemon, I'm looking at you!)

I'm not a fan of AoT either, but the art design was pretty good.

I'm glad they're working on this. Those two previews so far already look better than 5th Stage.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Feb 4 2014, 11:22 AM
GET HYPE! I'm looking forward to this now! This is such great news! But trilogy? What do they mean by that? I hope they don't milk the series for all its worth... I don't want some dried up husk of a series...

Posted by: kyonpalm Feb 4 2014, 01:00 PM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 6 hours, 51 minutes ago)
I'm putting my prequel theory back on the table.

How much time do you think they're going to spend on a prequel? The only canon pre-main-story content that exists are a handful of flashbacks (including that short story). There isn't nearly enough material for that. And it's also too boring a subject (in my opinion) to warrant new non-canon stuff written in. But let's assume the first film is a prequel - that only leaves two movies to account for the rest of the story's content. Those are going to be two hella condensed movies.

tl;dr - no.

QUOTE (Banken @ 6 hours, 12 minutes ago)
If you hate AoT something is wrong with you...  unless you hate it because of the violence and horror.  In which case you're just a puss.

The only reason to hate SnK that anyone should have is its mouth-breathing fanbase. And that's still not a good reason.

QUOTE (THE_HONDA_CG2 @ 1 hour, 32 minutes ago)
But trilogy? What do they mean by that?

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Posted by: teknoman Feb 4 2014, 02:12 PM
So Initial D: Final Stage movie will be the last?. I can't wait to see it as well.

Posted by: poisonfruitloops Feb 4 2014, 04:39 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ 9 hours, 56 minutes ago)
If you hate AoT something is wrong with you... unless you hate it because of the violence and horror. In which case you're just a puss.

I'm watching AoT atm. The animation is top notch, and the story is interesting enough.

But i hate how EVERY DAMN EPISODE is like 1/2 flashbacks. It drives me insane >_<

That said, i'm totally pumped for this movie(s), would really like to know if it's a prequel/re-telling/sequel though :/

Posted by: Banken Feb 4 2014, 05:24 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 4 hours, 23 minutes ago)
The only reason to hate SnK that anyone should have is its mouth-breathing fanbase. And that's still not a good reason.

Not sure if that's a crack at me or the fanbase in general...


But I personally watched it over a year after it came out with no real knowledge of what happens (except from what I heard about it on Japanese TV several years ago) and I COULDN'T STOP WATCHING.

That is pretty much the ultimate sign that a show is good.

On the other hand, not being willing to watch the second episode is a pretty good sign that a show is bad.

Posted by: kyonpalm Feb 4 2014, 05:56 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ 31 minutes, 50 seconds ago)
Not sure if that's a crack at me or the fanbase in general...

It's at the fanbase in general. Sorry, I should have clarified.

Posted by: thewhiteghost Feb 5 2014, 10:12 PM
Why is the new movie title Legend 1, is like back to the begining even before takumi start delivering toufu... blink.gif

Posted by: CaesarT Mar 12 2014, 12:58 AM
QUOTE (poisonfruitloops @ Feb 4 2014, 04:39 PM)
That said, i'm totally pumped for this movie(s), would really like to know if it's a prequel/re-telling/sequel though :/

Yeah I'm confused. This is something I want to know. I feel like the movie will retell the story with extra insight and side stories maybe?

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Posted by: eatsuki Apr 9 2014, 05:58 PM
Wow, so this will be a 3 part movie series! Awesome! After seeing how good made for movies anime can be, like the Stein's Gate movie, and hearing that this will be 3 part series, I have high hopes. Stein's Gate made 5 million, and the Evangelion movies made well over 10 million, I'm predicting Initial D might make 5 million at least. I can see them putting a lot of effort into these movies, hopefully the 3rd movie will bring new material not seen in the manga (but that will still be accepted as canon)

Posted by: Perry Apr 26 2014, 04:36 AM
AE86型スプリンタートレノ
設定画大公開

Gallery of AE86 Sprinter Trueno from the New Initial D Movie
avex just released some new images of the AE86 from the New Initial D Movie today. The AE86 looks very different from the usual 3DCG that we are all familiar with. The style is very manga-like with an emphasis on realism. We shall see how it looks when it gets animated.

http://idforums.net/images/gallely_main1b.jpg http://i5.minus.com/ib2t5u5ueiolch.jpg http://i5.minus.com/iJ2mKGkhHFdD3.jpg

http://i3.minus.com/iqzQFE4ApSH9Q.jpg http://i7.minus.com/ibs9jBYrx9FN0O.jpg http://i2.minus.com/iuPBpCDPuMN1z.jpg

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Source: http://initiald-movie.com/#car

Posted by: kkullar Apr 26 2014, 07:39 AM
The shaders look like they will render quicker, I think we are going see some crazy attack on titan style camera moves. Also I like how in the trailer there was a light behind the camera lighting the car, and the paint work got over exposed when the car got close, we're so used to the ambient/indirect light being enough to light the the scene in normal Initial D. This is gonna look so cool!!

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Posted by: PWNatorPWNED Apr 26 2014, 10:03 PM
QUOTE (kkullar @ Today, 7:39 AM)
The shaders look like they will render quicker, I think we are going see some crazy attack on titan style camera moves. Also I like how in the trailer there was a light behind the camera lighting the car, and the paint work got over exposed when the car got close, we're so used to the ambient/indirect light being enough to light the the scene in normal Initial D. This is gonna look so cool!!

Agreed happy.gif

Posted by: keg11 Apr 27 2014, 06:10 AM
Reminds me of the ex-driver films

Posted by: Falbere May 14 2014, 09:03 PM
Here is the new trailer for the movie.
www youtube.com/embed/ePbmTTi2LTU?rel=0

add a "." after triple Ws
found this in the baidu chinese forum, looks official biggrin.gif happy.gif
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Posted by: Falbere May 14 2014, 09:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePbmTTi2LTU

Here are some screenshots too.
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New RedSuns Logo is EPIC!
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EDIT: At first, there appears to be 2 general-looking car in the drifting scene, probably a MX5(NA8C) and a Lexus IS300(XE10)

EDIT 2: Oops, Japanese NA8Cs are Eunos Roadsters XE10s are called Toyota Altezza, sorry!

Posted by: strategist102 May 14 2014, 10:00 PM
It'd be nice if this trilogy gave a fan epilogue to the ending of Initial D....too bad the manga resolution felt rushed and abrupt.

Posted by: keg11 May 14 2014, 11:06 PM
Another thing we're going to have to get used to: new voice actors! If you notice in the trailer, none of the regular cast are noted (although the differences in their voices isn't terribly big).

Could someone see who will be voicing the character and what other projects they've been in (stated in trailer)?

Posted by: Perry May 14 2014, 11:22 PM
新劇場版「頭文字D」NEW Initial D The Movie (Official Trailer)
YOUTUBE ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=KkjfHGdkDfQ )


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Avex released a much longer trailer today (1m30s) The trailer shows that the story will be based on First Stage's AE86 vs FD3S plot. Basically, they are trying to condense the first five or six episodes from Initial D First Stage into a 2-hour movie as a re-adaptation. So, everything looks refreshed. Even details like the REDSUNS sticker had been redesigned. One disappointing turnout though, the voice actors cast are completely changed. Here are the new voice actors (seiyuu):

Character...........Voice Actors (Seiyuu)
Takumi Fujiwara --- Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守)
Keisuke Takahashi --- Yuuichi Nakamura (中村 悠一)
Ryousuke Takahashi --- Daisuke Ono (小野 大輔)
Itsuki Takeuchi --- Minoru Shiraishi (白石 稔)
Natsuki Mogi --- Maaya Uchida (内田 真礼)
Bunta Fujiwara --- Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明)

So what are these new voice actors known for? Well, for starters, Takumi Fujiwara's new seiyuu happens to be the voice actor of Lighto Yagami from Death Note. That's a big one. Itsuki's new voice actor is also the one who voice as himself from Lucky ☆ Star. And Bunta's new voice actor is best known for his roles as Sanji from One Piece.

Honestly, I think it will take a little bit to get used to the new voices. But I think it will not affect the overall experience that much. Hopefully.

Edit: thank you very much to dummyinthecity for providing the link!!

Posted by: Vortrex May 15 2014, 12:40 AM
Lol, when I watched the trailer I was sooo freaking out because I knew almost all of the voices but I couldn't remember their names pinch2.gif

But imma go miss Shinichiro, cause he's my favorite Seiyuu ever since I watched Anime.
*EDIT, the art and animation looks astonishing! Really looking forward tot that aspect. I hope it won't be fast-paced, like the Live-Action movie -.-

IF the voices are different in Final Stage too I'm going to get really really mad!!! blink.gif

Posted by: RIT_ninja May 15 2014, 01:36 AM
I don't mind the new voices, but they did cut Kenji out

Posted by: mike962 May 15 2014, 02:49 AM
honestly while the art is good it's a bit pointless


they should have animated another car manga instead like Over-Rev or Countach

Posted by: Seri May 15 2014, 02:59 AM
Oh god. Daisuke Ono better work hard to match Takehito Koyasu.

I'm waiting to watch it with a friend, so I have no clue at this point how it sounds.

Posted by: keg11 May 15 2014, 03:01 AM
QUOTE (RIT_ninja @ 1 hour, 24 minutes ago)
...but they did cut Kenji out

expendable

Posted by: Seri May 15 2014, 03:07 AM
I just realized that Keisuke is voiced by the same guy as Shinigami. Fun.

Posted by: keg11 May 15 2014, 03:12 AM
QUOTE (dummyinthecity @ 5 hours, 41 minutes ago)
New RedSuns Logo is EPIC!

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SpeedStars is EPIC, also!

Posted by: Falbere May 15 2014, 04:38 AM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 1 hour, 25 minutes ago)
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SpeedStars is EPIC, also!

Yea i really liked it that they changed those logos to look better, but i am still waiting someone to point out how this is not the original logo tongue.gif also there is gonna be people hating on the liscence plates with area codes "akina" and "akagi" ohmy.gif

Posted by: keisuke1995 May 15 2014, 06:09 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 6 hours, 46 minutes ago)
新劇場版「頭文字D」NEW Initial D The Movie (Official Trailer)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KkjfHGdkDfQ

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Avex released a much longer trailer today (1m30s) The trailer shows that the story will be based on First Stage's AE86 vs FD3S plot. Basically, they are trying to condense the first five or six episodes from Initial D First Stage into a 2-hour movie as a re-adaptation. So, everything looks refreshed. Even details like the REDSUNS sticker had been redesigned. One disappointing turnout though, the voice actors cast are completely changed. Here are the new voice actors (seiyuu):

Character...........Voice Actors (Seiyuu)
Takumi Fujiwara --- Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守)
Keisuke Takahashi --- Yuuichi Nakamura (中村 悠一)
Ryousuke Takahashi --- Daisuke Ono (小野 大輔)
Itsuki Takeuchi --- Minoru Shiraishi (白石 稔)
Natsuki Mogi --- Maaya Uchida (内田 真礼)
Bunta Fujiwara --- Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明)

So what are these new voice actors known for? Well, for starters, Takumi Fujiwara's new seiyuu happens to be the voice actor of Lighto Yagami from Death Note. That's a big one. Itsuki's new voice actor is also the one who voice as himself from Lucky ☆ Star. And Bunta's new voice actor is best known for his roles as Sanji from One Piece.

Honestly, I think it will take a little bit to get used to the new voices. But I think it will not affect the overall experience that much. Hopefully.

Edit: thank you very much to dummyinthecity for providing the link!!

Who knows what's name of the BGM in this New Trailer?Thanks!

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Posted by: BOZZ May 15 2014, 09:20 AM
Pretty cool trailer, but I just wonder what was up with recasting the whole cast?

I do like the guys and gal voicing Natsuki, Keisuke and Bunta (still would have preferred the original voice actors), but for Takumi, I just keep picturing the main character of Gundam 00 (same voice actor), when I hear his voice.

Posted by: kkullar May 15 2014, 10:51 AM
Everything looks great! But I feel really weird watching it, I guess there's gonna be no seb and have a feeling that if this is focusing on fd maybe fc battles.

Maybe this could be the whole Natsuki plot from start to finish, then in the second they focus on pre and during project d? Just a theory. It's really difficult to look at in the light of first stage because the run time probably will be less than two hours. And first stage was perfection.

But who knows it does feel very emotional not sure if that's because it feels like we are starting again.

I hope this doesn't make people forget how much win first stage was, I guess that's my main worry that changing everything might make people new to the franchise think this is the way it should be etc.

EDIT: yeah anyone know what the bgm is?

Posted by: Jezza_HR May 15 2014, 10:23 PM
I haven't seen this shared yet, but I apologise if it has. New Movie Poster

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Posted by: keg11 May 15 2014, 11:36 PM
QUOTE (keg11 @ Yesterday, 9:42 PM)
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SpeedStars is EPIC, also!

A bit of info on that: A limited amount of SpeedStars will be given way if you preorder tickets for the film from today (May 16) 'till stock runs out. They cost ₯1,200 (US$12).

http://initiald-movie.com/theater.html

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted by: Jezza_HR May 15 2014, 11:44 PM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 7 minutes, 35 seconds ago)
A bit of info on that: A limited amount of SpeedStars will be given way if you preorder tickets for the film from today (May 16) 'till stock runs out. They cost ₯1,200 (US$12).

http://initiald-movie.com/theater.html

Correct me if I'm wrong.

How gutting, I will literally be just over a week late.

Posted by: Hachi_Roku May 16 2014, 01:14 AM
In addition to being Light's seiyuu, Mamoru Miyano is also Mr. "I am Gundam", Setsuna F. Seiei. Looking forward to how this re-hash pans out!

Posted by: Venny503 May 16 2014, 04:00 AM
Why does the new Redsuns font look like it's from an old Nickelodeon show?

EDIT: I think it's the PSG font

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Posted by: Banken May 16 2014, 05:44 PM
WHY THE FUCK ARE ALL THE VOICE ACTORS DIFFERENT.

This is almost as bad as the live action Initial D... it's like watching people doing impressions of the characters.

The animation look good, of course.

Posted by: Juke May 16 2014, 05:50 PM
I really hope that they keep putting Eurobeat in the movies, though.

Posted by: keg11 May 16 2014, 06:05 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ 20 minutes, 56 seconds ago)
WHY THE **** ARE ALL THE VOICE ACTORS DIFFERENT.

This is almost as bad as the live action Initial D... it's like watching people doing impressions of the characters.

It's not as bad. Don't get your knickers in a twist!

Yes, it'll take some getting used to, but it should not be a problem as the voices are not too much different from the original cast and you're not seeing their (the actor's) faces.

Posted by: keisuke1995 May 16 2014, 06:10 PM
Who knows what's name of the BGM in this New Trailer?Thanks!

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Posted by: Nik026 May 16 2014, 06:13 PM
banken hasnt changed has he? XD

i agree with you keg11, as long as the actors capture the character's personality, it's all good. besides, a recast would have been inevitable sooner or later so what better timing than a reboot.

i see no problem with this whatsoever

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 16 2014, 06:27 PM
Movie confirmed for shameless money grab. Oh Avex, never change.

Initial D cannot possibly die fast enough.

Posted by: Banken May 16 2014, 07:41 PM
There was zero reason not to use the old cast. No one has died. They all sound the same as they did in 1998. The only reason they would replace the entire cast would be to save money or pander to people who aren't ID fans but like the new voice actors.

Posted by: Venny503 May 16 2014, 08:48 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ 3 hours, 4 minutes ago)
WHY THE FUCK ARE ALL THE VOICE ACTORS DIFFERENT.

This is almost as bad as the live action Initial D... it's like watching people doing impressions of the characters.

The animation look good, of course.

I think the new voice actors are good. It feels refreshing with new sound, animation, and voice.

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Posted by: BOZZ May 17 2014, 10:48 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ Yesterday, 11:41 PM)
There was zero reason not to use the old cast. No one has died. They all sound the same as they did in 1998. The only reason they would replace the entire cast would be to save money or pander to people who aren't ID fans but like the new voice actors.

It's probably to attract new fans who aren't familiar with Initial D.

Posted by: Shinra Sgt Zero May 17 2014, 12:45 PM
QUOTE (keisuke1995 @ Yesterday, 6:10 PM)
Who knows what's name of the BGM in this New Trailer?Thanks!

Was Wondering This myself can anyone read it lol?

Posted by: Banken May 17 2014, 11:17 PM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ Today, 10:48 AM)
It's probably to attract new fans who aren't familiar with Initial D.

How would this do anything but alienate long-time fans?

Posted by: Lebon14 May 17 2014, 11:35 PM
QUOTE (keisuke1995 @ May 16 2014, 10:10 PM)
Who knows what's name of the BGM in this New Trailer?Thanks!

I can tell you right now that I can't help you.
Probably an unreleased song by a jrock band that'll get released around the time of the movie. Good for you if the song is already released and somebody can identifying but I'm not the one.

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 18 2014, 05:17 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 6 hours, 0 minutes ago)
How would this do anything but alienate long-time fans?

JJ Abrams would like a word with you. smile.gif

Posted by: Banken May 18 2014, 05:56 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 38 minutes, 54 seconds ago)
JJ Abrams would like a word with you. smile.gif

Arbitrary voice actor changes in a series that had its latest release literally weeks ago bears little resemblance with replacing actors in a live action remake made 50 years after the original.

The original Namihei from Sazae-san JUST died this year...after FOURTY FOUR years of voicing the same role.

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 18 2014, 07:54 AM
I'm just saying, there's precedence. I'm not saying I agree with it. I'm the one who wants Initial D to die quietly so it can rest in peace. It's less the VA changes that bother me and more that they're prolonging the death of the series.

Posted by: mike962 May 18 2014, 08:24 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 29 minutes, 52 seconds ago)
I'm just saying, there's precedence. I'm not saying I agree with it. I'm the one who wants Initial D to die quietly so it can rest in peace. It's less the VA changes that bother me and more that they're prolonging the death of the series.

the problem is there is nothing in to fill the vacuum

no anime of Countach, Over-Rev or Wangan Midnight C1 Runner facepalm.gif

and it's stupid cos all those mangas ended so they know exactly how many episodes it would take and what to cut out

EDIT thinking of it there are actually no car mangas going to replace those mentioned..

Posted by: BOZZ May 18 2014, 08:37 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 9 hours, 9 minutes ago)
How would this do anything but alienate long-time fans?


QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 3 hours, 9 minutes ago)
JJ Abrams would like a word with you. smile.gif

It sure does alienate fans in a sense (although I really liked Abrams' Star Trek movies, I'd say even more than the original six) since it is something new based on the thing that fans have watched and grown attached to.

In the case of something like Star Trek it made sense to re-cast the roles since the original actors are too old (or no longer alive), but in this case it doesn't make a lot of sense to me since the original voice actors are still alive and have just completed work on the same cast of voices recently. That's really the problem I have with the re-casting, why did they do it when the original actors are still around. The only answer I see making sense is these movies are to attract new fans to continue to build this bankable franchise (so they can continue to milk it and get lots of cash) with and perhaps to create something new with the series.

QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 32 minutes, 31 seconds ago)
I'm just saying, there's precedence. I'm not saying I agree with it. I'm the one who wants Initial D to die quietly so it can rest in peace. It's less the VA changes that bother me and more that they're prolonging the death of the series.

Any particular reason you want Initial D to just go away? Is it that you just don't want to see another series milked to death by a company?

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 18 2014, 09:06 AM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ 28 minutes, 58 seconds ago)
Any particular reason you want Initial D to just go away? Is it that you just don't want to see another series milked to death by a company?

Shigeno lost the magic somewhere around the middle of Project.D. He tried to get it back...but the Anime adaptation failed to grab hold of that attempt. It just kept doing the same old shit it had been, except at an even lower quality level. It's an absolute insult to fans.

Since I already know what they're going to do with it, I don't want to see it live even one more day. The series is over. It's done. There is no more, there will be no more, and I don't want any more.

Leave the door open for some other series, like some of the other racing manga listed above. Just...don't let Avex do it. They've killed too many decent shows. I'm still waiting for Wangan Midnight OST 3. dry.gif

Posted by: keg11 May 18 2014, 03:44 PM
QUOTE (mike962 @ 7 hours, 19 minutes ago)
EDIT  thinking of it there are actually no car mangas going to replace those mentioned.

It just goes to show how no-one is interested in cars or street racing anymore, with rising fuel prices and no cheap sports cars and all.

Also, with a few exeptions, street racing in pop culture died c.2006, and everything related to it after that has been between "could be better" and "absolute crap".

@Nomake Wan: Not trying to challenge your seniority, but you do know there is more to Initial D than the later volumes where the quality dropped off considerably. Personally, I am looking forward to the movie, because I'm curious of how this new approach to this old series works.

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 18 2014, 07:58 PM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 4 hours, 14 minutes ago)
@Nomake Wan: Not trying to challenge your seniority, but you do know there is more to Initial D than the later volumes where the quality dropped off considerably.

Your statement is contradictory, so I'd love for you to provide an example of what more there is to it.

Posted by: keg11 May 18 2014, 09:59 PM
The "Akina's Eight-Six" arc, mainly. I've seen post of people saying that they enjoy reading the original arc of the series because it did truly show how Takumi developed as a driver before he was called up to Project D. As such, I'm more likely to read them again over the Project D arc (although, there were some interesting battles during that arc, as well).

Posted by: Banken May 18 2014, 11:30 PM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 7 hours, 46 minutes ago)
It just goes to show how no-one is interested in cars or street racing anymore, with rising fuel prices and no cheap sports cars and all.

Also, with a few exeptions, street racing in pop culture died c.2006, and everything related to it after that has been between "could be better" and "absolute crap".

@Nomake Wan: Not trying to challenge your seniority, but you do know there is more to Initial D than the later volumes where the quality dropped off considerably. Personally, I am looking forward to the movie, because I'm curious of how this new approach to this old series works.

I call bullshit on no cheap sports cars... you can buy an R32 GT-R for a couple thousand dollars. The problem isn't so much the cost of the car, but that kids in Japan are less and less interested in cars.

Posted by: keg11 May 19 2014, 04:10 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 4 hours, 40 minutes ago)
I call bullshit on no cheap sports cars... you can buy an R32 GT-R for a couple thousand dollars. The problem isn't so much the cost of the car, but that kids in Japan are less and less interested in cars.

Sorry, should've clarified: new cheap sports cars i.e. Silvias, Sprinters etc. until now.

And I heard a while ago that more and more of the older cars are getting scrapped due to the rising cost to keep them on the road (is this still true?)

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 19 2014, 04:29 AM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 6 hours, 26 minutes ago)
The "Akina's Eight-Six" arc, mainly. I've seen post of people saying that they enjoy reading the original arc of the series because it did truly show how Takumi developed as a driver before he was called up to Project D. As such, I'm more likely to read them again over the Project D arc (although, there were some interesting battles during that arc, as well).

First Stage is already a thing. Your argument is invalid. Since what you gave as an example already exists, it serves as no counter to my argument that Initial D needs to die. Perhaps you were confused? I do not mean that all copies of Initial D should be burned. Hell no! I just mean that they need to stop trying to extend it. It needs to end. That's what I'm saying.
QUOTE (keg11 @ 16 minutes, 13 seconds ago)
And I heard a while ago that more and more of the older cars are getting scrapped due to the rising cost to keep them on the road (is this still true?)

Yes. The Shaken is an ungrateful bitch.

Posted by: Banken May 19 2014, 04:59 AM
That applies to ALL cars, but I'd say there are vastly more sports cars from the 80s and 90s still on the road for every car sold than grocery getters.

It costs a ton of money to own a car, period. Parking, shaken, tires, and gasoline. But you still see lots of young guys driving GT-Rs and RX-7s they never could have afforded to buy when they were new.

Posted by: kyonpalm May 19 2014, 07:33 AM
Guys, guys, hold on a second. Has anyone maybe considered that the new VAs were, you know... cheaper to hire?

Posted by: BOZZ May 19 2014, 09:13 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 1 hour, 40 minutes ago)
Guys, guys, hold on a second. Has anyone maybe considered that the new VAs were, you know... cheaper to hire?

I doubt it's that at all...

Posted by: fEELINGS96 May 19 2014, 09:29 AM
hi guys im new here o/ but anyways about the VAs i guess since this feels more like a renewal, i guess that's why they changed them? unsure.gif (also gonna miss shinichiro miki crying2.gif )

Posted by: Jezza_HR May 19 2014, 09:29 AM
I think that, due to it being something of a reboot, they wanted to distance itself from the original anime. I have a feeling we won't be seeing any Eurobeat or M.O.V.E in these films. I also think it's going to move away from the manga quite a bit too, we've already seen signs of this from the changing of the license plates and race team logos. I've said it before, but you only need to look at the recent Berserk trilogy to hazard a guess at how much these films may vary from the manga.

Posted by: fEELINGS96 May 19 2014, 09:35 AM
i had a feeling about that as well! though i dont mind with the changes and stuff. like i guess that's how reboot goes. i just hope they still have that "Initial D" feel for all of us w00t2.gif (also if i remember correctly M.O.V.E disbanded right? sad.gif )

Posted by: Banken May 20 2014, 06:46 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Yesterday, 7:33 AM)
Guys, guys, hold on a second. Has anyone maybe considered that the new VAs were, you know... cheaper to hire?

I give absolutely no fucks about this. VAs are, in general, cheap as hell to hire. The vast majority of VAs have to work second jobs.

I guarantee none of the cast of Initial D cost especially much to hire compared to the cost of animating the movie and licensing the rights.

Posted by: Vortrex May 20 2014, 09:32 AM
QUOTE (Jezza_HR @ Yesterday, 6:29 PM)
I think that, due to it being something of a reboot, they wanted to distance itself from the original anime. I have a feeling we won't be seeing any Eurobeat or M.O.V.E in these films.

People, PLEASE STOP saying there will be no Eurobeat!!!! mad.gif


Everyone knows the trailers of Initial D don't show Eurobeat!
So THERE IS STILL A CHANCE, that Eurobeat will be used in the movies!!

So just wait for it be in the cinema!

Posted by: DustnBonez May 21 2014, 07:22 AM
Soooooo as this is an actual movie/trilogy it therefore should come out with subtitles shouldn't it?
Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Posted by: Jezza_HR May 21 2014, 01:48 PM
QUOTE (Vortrex @ Yesterday, 9:32 AM)
People, PLEASE STOP saying there will be no Eurobeat!!!! mad.gif


Everyone knows the trailers of Initial D don't show Eurobeat!
So THERE IS STILL A CHANCE, that Eurobeat will be used in the movies!!

So just wait for it be in the cinema!

Relax, it's just speculation. There are several changes taking place, so it's safe to assume that the choice of music COULD be one of them. I don't want it to be, since I am a fan of Eurobeat, but I want to prepare myself in case it's missing.

Posted by: Shirogane May 22 2014, 08:38 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ May 16 2014, 06:44 PM)
WHY THE FUCK ARE ALL THE VOICE ACTORS DIFFERENT.

This is almost as bad as the live action Initial D... it's like watching people doing impressions of the characters.

The animation look good, of course.

I'm sorry but it's a fucking god-send. The old actors were great... For only 2 stages. If someone says I'm a heretic, well then, who the fuck cares?

I kind of wished they had Daisuke Namikawa as Takumi, though.

Posted by: Banken May 22 2014, 02:00 PM
Horseshit, they sound exactly the same as they did in Stage 1. They're all adult voice professional voice actors. It's not as if their voices changed. I'm not saying they should have just reused the audio from Stage 1, but I want to know why they thought changing the entire cast was a good idea.

Posted by: Phantom_R32 May 22 2014, 02:18 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ 17 minutes, 50 seconds ago)
Horseshit, they sound exactly the same as they did in Stage 1.

This.

I don't understand why people think they sound worse. If anything, they sound worse because the races and characters have become boring. There's not many of those high tension, dramatic shouting moments like you would find in stages 1-3.

Posted by: Tessou May 22 2014, 03:15 PM
Ever thought that maybe the VAs were getting tired of voicing the series for over ten years?

Posted by: BOZZ May 22 2014, 04:09 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 54 minutes, 22 seconds ago)
Ever thought that maybe the VAs were getting tired of voicing the series for over ten years?

That does sound reasonable, but I still have this feeling that they're doing what other reboots do and hire a new cast.

Posted by: Venny503 May 22 2014, 04:29 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ May 19 2014, 07:33 AM)
Guys, guys, hold on a second. Has anyone maybe considered that the new VAs were, you know... cheaper to hire?

Have you considered if they were more expensive to hire?

Posted by: kyonpalm May 22 2014, 05:34 PM
QUOTE (Venny503 @ 1 hour, 4 minutes ago)
Have you considered if they were more expensive to hire?

Many of the original voice actors, Koyasu in particular, are household names. I would expect them to be pretty damn expensive to get, so I'm just assuming when I say that. I'm not a VAfag, so don't take me too seriously.

Posted by: Tessou May 23 2014, 03:24 AM
QUOTE (BOZZ @ Yesterday, 8:09 PM)
That does sound reasonable, but I still have this feeling that they're doing what other reboots do and hire a new cast.

You have a good point there.

Posted by: Banken May 23 2014, 04:55 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ Yesterday, 3:15 PM)
Ever thought that maybe the VAs were getting tired of voicing the series for over ten years?

The actual work hours required to voice a character in less than 50 hours of actual footage is really, really small. No one is going to give up a payday because they've been playing the same character sporadically for 14 years. If anything, they'd be glad to have a steady job. There are VAs who played characters every week for decades.

It's not like making a movie or TV show, which is a lot more work and far more likely to typecast you if you do something for too long.

In the case of a VA, I'd say being a fixture in a series is the best way to get your name out there and keep it there.

Posted by: BOZZ May 23 2014, 07:27 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 2 hours, 31 minutes ago)
The actual work hours required to voice a character in less than 50 hours of actual footage is really, really small. No one is going to give up a payday because they've been playing the same character sporadically for 14 years. If anything, they'd be glad to have a steady job. There are VAs who played characters every week for decades.

It's not like making a movie or TV show, which is a lot more work and far more likely to typecast you if you do something for too long.

In the case of a VA, I'd say being a fixture in a series is the best way to get your name out there and keep it there.

Your post reminded of long running shows like One Piece (another example is Dragon Ball Z, although shorter than One Piece) which have been running since 1999 with hardly any breaks between seasons, unlike say Initial D, and the main cast has not changed in that series. So I can't imagine the actors getting bored of a steady pay cheque.

Posted by: Tessou May 23 2014, 08:17 AM
The most logical answer is that Avex is doing a fresh take on the series, which means ditching the original cast. We'll probably never know because they never answer questions like this.

Posted by: BOZZ May 23 2014, 08:27 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 10 minutes, 4 seconds ago)
The most logical answer is that Avex is doing a fresh take on the series, which means ditching the original cast. We'll probably never know because they never answer questions like this.

I am sure they'll get around to at least commenting on the change eventually...

Posted by: Banken May 23 2014, 04:29 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 8 hours, 12 minutes ago)
The most logical answer is that Avex is doing a fresh take on the series, which means ditching the original cast. We'll probably never know because they never answer questions like this.

FWIW, some comments I read online on Japanese sites were "they're just pandering to the fujoshi and VA otaku."

Posted by: Tessou May 23 2014, 06:51 PM
Well, that's something new I learned today.

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Posted by: D33DO_R32 May 27 2014, 06:28 AM
guys in the 1:30 duration trailer, what's the soundtrack? any of u know? biggrin.gif

Posted by: fEELINGS96 May 29 2014, 06:15 PM
to be honest really im still unsure about eurobeats or not in the new movie trilogy. but like i said before, these new movie adaptations are more like a reboot, like a renewal if you may. i dont have any problems with the new VAs personally, im just surprised they put Daisuke Ono and Yuichi Nakamura as Ryosuke and Keisuke o_o

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