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Posted by: KC Justice Jul 30 2012, 03:18 AM
Episode Discussion and Downloads:
  • ACT.1 -「運命の出会い」"Encounter of Destiny"
  • ACT.2 -「新たなる戦場」"The New Battlefield"
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44925
  • ACT.3 - 「デッド・ライン」"Dead Line"
  • ACT.4 - 「因縁のリベンジバトル」"Revenge Battle of Fate"
    └ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2tvpNKbe4Y
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45126
  • ACT.5 - 「藤原ゾーン」"Fujiwara Zone"
  • ACT.6 - 「啓介の意地(プライド)」"Keisuke's Determination (Pride)"
    └ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7-zUtwL3Ms
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45268
  • ACT.7 - 「無(ゼロ)の心」"Mind of Nothing (Zero)"
  • ACT.8 - 「白い悪魔」"White Devil"
    └ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7DN0pjo7UA
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45390
  • ACT.9 - 「死神」"Death God"
  • ACT.10 - 「終止符」"Full Stop"
    └ http://bcove.me/7qg14bi7
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45494
  • ACT.11 - 「終止符。そして」"Full Stop. Continued..."
  • ACT.12 - 「ブラザーズ」"Brothers"
    └ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxq4uKzGF-k
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45657
  • ACT.13 - 「想定外バトル」"Unexpected Battle"
  • ACT.14 - 「決着!極限ヒルクライム」"Conclusion! Extreme Hill Climb"
    └ http://youtube.com/watch?v=YsrDAgtfYMU
    http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45775 user posted image

Music Discussion:
All music used in Fifth Stage will be posted here: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44886


Initial D Fifth Stage was officially confirmed on August 6th, 2012 by http://www.perfectchoice-pr.com/initial-d/. Animax has decided to air episode 1 of Fifth Stage on Sunday, 8:00pm November 4th, 2012 (UTC+09:00) as a preview. The official air date for Fifth Stage Episode 1 - 2 is confirmed to be on Friday 4:00am November 9th, 2012 (UTC+09:00) (second Friday of the month). And there will be two new episodes every month. The theme song "Raise Up" will be by M.O.V.E as usual. The episodes will be aired on Animax's PPV program for 840 Yen each viewing (two episodes). The DVDs will be released some time after at the same time as the broadcast ends.


Fifth Stage Airdate Schedule: (Subject to change with notifications)
  • Episode 1 - 2: Friday 4:00am November 9th, 2012 (UTC+09:00)
  • Episode 3 - 4: Friday 4:00am December 14th, 2012 (UTC+09:00)
  • Episode 5 - 6: Friday 4:00am January 11th, 2013 (UTC+09:00)
  • Episode 7 - 8: Friday 4:00am February 8th, 2013 (UTC+09:00)
  • Episode 9 - 10: Friday 4:00am March 8th, 2013 (UTC+09:00)
  • Episode 11 - 12: Friday 4:00am April 12th, 2013 (UTC+09:00)
  • (Finale) Episode 13 - 14: Friday 4:00am May 10th, 2013 (UTC+09:00)
(Note: multiple rebroadcast will be in place after the initial airing throughout the month.)

Official sources / affiliated websites:
- http://www.perfectchoice-pr.com/initial-d/
- http://www.animax.co.jp/special/initial-d/
- http://mv.avex.jp/initial/initial.html
- http://natalie.mu/comic/news/73769
- http://electropica.com
- http://ameblo.jp/blog-move/
- http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2012/08/06/079/index.html
- http://www.musicman-net.com/artist/19175.html

Fifth Stage Gallery:
http://idforums.net/images/fifthstage01.gif http://idforums.net/images/fifthstage02.jpg http://idforums.net/images/fifthstage03.jpg http://idforums.net/images/fifthstage04.jpg http://idforums.net/images/fifthstage05.jpg


Animax's own promo for Initial D Fifth Stage!!
http://www.animax.co.jp/special/initial-d/
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New images of Fifth Stage are surfacing! - http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44541&view=findpost&p=1244846

Fifth Stage Official Site analyzed!! - http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44541&view=findpost&p=1244342

http://www.perfectchoice-pr.com/initial-d/
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QUOTE
It has been announced in this year's 35th issue of Young Jump magazine that Shuuichi Shigeno's racing manga Initial D will get a new anime adaptation. So far no additional details have been revealed as of writing.

More information are yet to be revealed in the combined 36th and 37th issue of Young Jump magazine on August 6th. Stay tuned!

From Jefusion.com

Finally!!!

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 30 2012, 03:20 AM
Easily the biggest news since the acquisition of the franchise by Funimation! I can't wait for more details!

Posted by: ZeetherKID77 Jul 30 2012, 06:32 AM
I hope it can get picked up here. The fact that the series went straight to Funi's budget line wasn't a good sign, but I know I'd love to see it licensed because it's pretty much the last leg of the series. Crossing my fingers.

Also, August 6 is Eight-six day. laugh2.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 30 2012, 07:15 AM
QUOTE (ZeetherKID77 @ 43 minutes, 12 seconds ago)
Also, August 6 is Eight-six day. laugh2.gif

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That just blew my mind. Didn't even think that the date was significant!

Posted by: Drew Jul 30 2012, 07:33 AM
YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_xjBAd5G84&feature=related )


>MFW.

Also because every mofo was doing this at otakon whenever a Daniel Bryan T-Shirt was spotted

Posted by: Scuba Steve Jul 30 2012, 07:56 AM
So who thinks they are going to retire the ae86 like they have been hinting on the manga

Maybe it's time?

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Posted by: Perry Jul 30 2012, 08:02 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 47 minutes, 25 seconds ago)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/Tes...putergaming.gif

That just blew my mind. Didn't even think that the date was significant!

That's my exact reaction when that realization hits me. This is indeed the real deal!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Vile Jul 30 2012, 08:20 AM
The best thing that came out in this forum in like forever! w00t2.gif w00t2.gif w00t2.gif

Posted by: Slade Jul 30 2012, 08:55 AM
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Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Jul 30 2012, 09:04 AM
^ My face when ever I see something I want. This is no exception. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY WALLET! *looks in wallet realizes there's no money in it* Crap... you guys can sell the wallet for money. derp.gif

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Posted by: SonicSP Jul 30 2012, 09:12 AM
I'm hoping its Fifth Stage.

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 30 2012, 10:38 AM
QUOTE (Slade @ 1 hour, 42 minutes ago)
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http://cg3282.k12.sd.us/pictures/seor-gif-...oney%5B1%5D.gif

Goddamn, Slade's back too?! Not even 24 hours since the announcement and already old members are returning. This is just as impressive as expected.

If whatever they announce is going to touch on Fifth Stage's story, it better be an anime series and not a movie. I'd hate to see the story get condensed.

Posted by: Shirogane Jul 30 2012, 10:41 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 3 minutes, 47 seconds ago)
If whatever they announce is going to touch on Fifth Stage's story, it better be an anime series and not a movie. I'd hate to see the story get condensed.

Seeing what they did with Persona 4 over at AIC/Aniplex made me think that's a likely situation. sad.gif

Posted by: r33skyline Jul 30 2012, 11:07 AM
Great! cool.gif

So many years from the 4th stage and the battle stage 2...
I'm so happy that I almost don't believe in this news! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Jul 30 2012, 11:10 AM
If Fifth Stage were to become a movie then at least it will look good. I'm really hoping for a series though so the plot doesn't get smushed into an hour and a half. My real hope is that FUNimation acquires the rights to translate and release it here in the states. That's right, I liked the FUNimation dub.

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Posted by: geokilla Jul 30 2012, 11:12 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! IT'S BACK!

Hopefully it won't be as bad as Fourth Stage. I say bad because Fourth Stage felt so rushed.

Posted by: Chidoki Jul 30 2012, 11:13 AM
If 5th Stage was even a movie it should be a 3 or 4 part movie or something like that. At least all the people I got into fans of Initial D won't have to ask me when the next series will be animated anymore.

Posted by: fuji_tak Jul 30 2012, 12:28 PM
QUOTE
New Initial D Anime Series, Announced in 35th issue of Young JumpMagazine

initial d is serialized in young magazine not young jump

we don't know the format (TV, oav or movie)
much datas in the next double issue YM #36-37 next week.
Stay tunned !!

Posted by: RalliKai Jul 30 2012, 12:44 PM
Very good news! Looking forward to hearing more details and crossing my fingers that it actually is 5th Stage granted any new adaption would be welcome.

Posted by: Lebon14 Jul 30 2012, 01:15 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 5 hours, 59 minutes ago)
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That just blew my mind. Didn't even think that the date was significant!

Holy crap, indeed!

Posted by: Slade Jul 30 2012, 03:12 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 4 hours, 34 minutes ago)
Goddamn, Slade's back too?! Not even 24 hours since the announcement and already old members are returning. This is just as impressive as expected.

If whatever they announce is going to touch on Fifth Stage's story, it better be an anime series and not a movie. I'd hate to see the story get condensed.I do hope Funimation get its too cuz I like theyre dub as well.

LMAO laugh2.gif well Ive been super busy lately and I came back to check whats new and thats 1st thing I saw happy.gif

I hope its 5th Stage and yes not a movie either.Also hope Funimation gets the rights as well,cuz I like theyre dub as well.

Posted by: PsychoKilla666 Jul 30 2012, 03:23 PM
Exciting stuff, can't wait. What a great time to check back on this community, I miss Initial D and this board/site. Cheers

Posted by: Banken Jul 30 2012, 05:20 PM
It will probably be another PPV series like Fourth Stage, although I hope it's a high-budget TV series.

There's easily enough material to make a two-season series now.

I mean, it's only been EIGHT YEARS lol.

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 30 2012, 05:23 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ 2 minutes, 56 seconds ago)
I mean, it's only been EIGHT YEARS lol.

Aagh, that's the second time I've read this today. Fourth Stage ended in 2006. That's six years.

SPOILER

Posted by: Yoshida Seiji Jul 30 2012, 05:58 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 34 minutes, 59 seconds ago)
Aagh, that's the second time I've read this today. Fourth Stage ended in 2006. That's six years.

SPOILER

I thought it was 04, for some reason.

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 30 2012, 06:05 PM
QUOTE (Yoshida Seiji @ 7 minutes, 33 seconds ago)
I thought it was 04, for some reason.

It did start in 2004, just it ended in 2006. It ran from April 17, 2004 February 18, 2006.

Posted by: Banken Jul 30 2012, 06:42 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 1 hour, 19 minutes ago)
Aagh, that's the second time I've read this today. Fourth Stage ended in 2006. That's six years.

SPOILER

It's been (over) eight years since the last new Initial D series based on the manga came out.

Plus, the only reason it lasted until 2006 was because they only played two episodes every two months month. That's four times slower than a normal TV series.

There has only been six years worth of new manga, but it's more than enough.

I wonder who they're going to cast for Mika...

Posted by: PsychoKilla666 Jul 30 2012, 11:17 PM
So, any guesses yet? Fifth Stage to be same as Fourth Stage, same format and time frame. Starting on the 9 year anniversary of Fourth Stage?

Posted by: Perry Jul 30 2012, 11:43 PM
I think they are hyping it up by releasing information prior to the actual confirmation. Boy I tell you, it is working. A lot of people are hyped up about this. Plus, they got the August 6, 8-6 day thing going. They are definitely going for the hype. I think they have already started animating the series last year. The biggest hint was the re-broadcast of Initial D by Animax HD starting last October.

I think they had insider info about the new project so they started re-broadcasting Initial D in an attempt to bring back some interests and prep the fans for the big announcement. Personally I think we'll see Fifth Stage as early as January or February 2013. They usually announce it six months in advanced of the actual air date. But that's only my speculation. smile.gif

Posted by: cham2020 Jul 31 2012, 12:15 AM
that's great. i am back in business for more initial d action rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Takumi Trueno Jul 31 2012, 12:55 AM
I can't wait! best news I've heard in a long time. My friend had to tell me while I was at work.

Posted by: Perry Jul 31 2012, 01:00 AM
QUOTE (Takumi Trueno @ 4 minutes, 37 seconds ago)
I can't wait! best news I've heard in a long time. My friend had to tell me while I was at work.

I am very surprised at how fast this news is traveling across the Internet. It has only been one day since the release of that news and I believe the news has reached as many as 500,000 Initial D fans worldwide. However, the core fanbase for Initial D is much larger than that and many people still haven't been informed yet.

As soon as we get more details on 8.6.12, I plan to mass Email everyone on the forums, that's 12,000 members that I have to contact! We need to do our parts to inform those old Initial D fans! Together we can bring the passion we all had for Initial D back. cool.gif

Posted by: admiralhonshu Jul 31 2012, 01:07 AM
Awsome news to hear, still having withdrawl pains from 2006, only reruns. Lol!

Posted by: Takumi Trueno Jul 31 2012, 01:14 AM
I agree Perry. I hope this news and the anime help revive the Initial D community. I think this new anime is what everyone needs. brings back all the old and brings in new comers as well.

Posted by: Saxifrage Jul 31 2012, 01:56 AM
This forum will get VERY ACTIVE.....

I just want the DVDs not the TV show.... MY might never get them...or they might...1 year later facepalm.gif

Posted by: ?wha? Jul 31 2012, 03:02 AM
*pops in*

Did I hear new Initial D?

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jul 31 2012, 03:05 AM
QUOTE (admiralhonshu @ 1 hour, 58 minutes ago)
Awsome news to hear, still having withdrawl pains from 2006, only reruns. Lol!

Holy crap, I haven't seen you in forever. I love Initial D. w00t2.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 31 2012, 03:10 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 2 hours, 9 minutes ago)
As soon as we get more details on 8.6.12, I plan to mass Email everyone on the forums, that's 12,000 members that I have to contact! We need to do our parts to inform those old Initial D fans! Together we can bring the passion we all had for Initial D back. cool.gif

This is an amazing idea! I hope our servers can take all the traffic! laugh2.gif

Posted by: Tomiya Takato Jul 31 2012, 04:39 AM
I had a thought that it might be a Movie like the Stage 3. Just to get 5th stage fired up beforehand.

Or maybe a prologue to hype up the new GT86. Unrelated story where Takumi ditched/upgraded his AE86 to a GT86. All we can do is wait and see. derp.gif

Its been too damn long crying2.gif

Posted by: admiralhonshu Jul 31 2012, 08:53 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 5 hours, 43 minutes ago)
This is an amazing idea! I hope our servers can take all the traffic! laugh2.gif

Sounds more of tail pipe loving coming our way. Lol!

Posted by: mike962 Jul 31 2012, 08:59 AM
well at least we shal get some trailers/footage a few months before actual release happy.gif

Posted by: Alastair Jul 31 2012, 09:10 AM
Not gonna lie, im kind of excited.

Posted by: Slade Jul 31 2012, 09:46 AM
This is me right now
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Posted by: Lebon14 Jul 31 2012, 11:38 AM
QUOTE (Nicholas86 @ 9 hours, 41 minutes ago)
This forum will get VERY ACTIVE.....

Man, I remember when I joined in 2006. The forum was full of activity. But as years went on, forum activity declined and it was sad. But now, the hype came back with this announcement. What will happen on 8/6/2012? If it's the fifth stage, the forums are gonna spring with life once again! I'm looking forward to that, a lot (even as a mod)!

Posted by: Tessou Jul 31 2012, 11:48 AM
QUOTE (Lebon14 @ 10 minutes, 10 seconds ago)
I'm looking forward to that, a lot (even as a mod)!

I'm struggling to comprehend what that means. Is the moderating team disallowed from anticipating things? laugh2.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 31 2012, 11:56 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 7 minutes, 11 seconds ago)
I'm struggling to comprehend what that means. Is the moderating team disallowed from anticipating things?  laugh2.gif

I think he means that he's still looking forward to this, even from the perspective of a mod whose job would get a whole lot harder when tons of people flood the site. wink2.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 31 2012, 12:01 PM
Harder? More like intense super fun!

Or, in other words, actual work. You guys haven't had shit to do for weeks. biggrin.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 31 2012, 12:11 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 10 minutes, 16 seconds ago)
You guys haven't had shit to do for months. biggrin.gif

Fixed that for you. tongue.gif

Posted by: Lebon14 Jul 31 2012, 12:43 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 47 minutes, 8 seconds ago)
I think he means that he's still looking forward to this, even from the perspective of a mod whose job would get a whole lot harder when tons of people flood the site. wink2.gif

Exactly my point, kyon. smile.gif

Posted by: Tessou Jul 31 2012, 12:47 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 36 minutes, 19 seconds ago)
Fixed that for you. tongue.gif

Awwww, you don't consider banning a member "work"? sad.gif '

Oh well, I'm taking this way off topic. My bad. Sorry to those that wanted Initial D information and instead got a bunch of mod banter.

Posted by: Scuba Steve Jul 31 2012, 01:09 PM
QUOTE (Takumi Trueno @ Today, 3:14 AM)
I agree Perry. I hope this news and the anime help revive the Initial D community. I think this new anime is what everyone needs. brings back all the old and brings in new comers as well.

I'm not old sad.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Jul 31 2012, 01:10 PM
QUOTE (Scuba Steve @ 1 minute, 7 seconds ago)
I'm not old sad.gif

Not old in age, old in membership. smile.gif

Posted by: Spaz Jul 31 2012, 01:37 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 27 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
Not old in age, old in membership. smile.gif

I believe there's a term for that; tenure.

Posted by: Scuba Steve Jul 31 2012, 02:22 PM
QUOTE (Spaz @ 45 minutes, 8 seconds ago)
I believe there's a term for that; tenure.

Exactly spaz you classy son of a bitch.

Posted by: Spaz Jul 31 2012, 08:52 PM
QUOTE (Scuba Steve @ 6 hours, 29 minutes ago)
Exactly spaz you classy son of a bitch.

Goddammit, I sure try!

Posted by: biggamehit Aug 1 2012, 05:37 AM
awesome can not wait!

Posted by: Guate in evoV Aug 1 2012, 06:36 AM
holy crap really new initial d lol, i just got my girl into it and we are on the last episode of forth stage, she never liked anime and i had to force her to watch it, now she is sad that its ending, good news for me and her.

Posted by: InitialDG Aug 1 2012, 06:41 AM
Yoooooooshaaahhh!!! Finally!!

Posted by: EmperorIV Aug 1 2012, 08:54 AM
ohmy.gif w00t2.gif

Last time I posted was back in 2007. Checked back in and saw this thread.

Cant wait.

Posted by: admiralhonshu Aug 1 2012, 11:13 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Yesterday, 1:10 PM)
Not old in age, old in membership. smile.gif

Hey kyonpalm you are not that old! I am 37! Lol Old in many ways. LOl! A living Antique, made a paper AE86 Model yesterday.

Posted by: Tessou Aug 1 2012, 11:16 AM
Heh, in before Mobius calls you a young grasshopper.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 1 2012, 11:28 AM
Totally in before Moby calls you young. Anyway care to post up a picture of the paper 86 you made? If you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of an origami freak and I also do some papercraft on the side. I've been thinking about making a papercraft model of the 86 or the FD for quite some time but I can't seem to find a nice model to use.

Posted by: Yoshida Seiji Aug 1 2012, 11:55 AM
QUOTE (THE_HONDA_CG2 @ 26 minutes, 23 seconds ago)
Totally in before Moby calls you young. Anyway care to post up a picture of the paper 86 you made? If you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of an origami freak and I also do some papercraft on the side. I've been thinking about making a papercraft model of the 86 or the FD for quite some time but I can't seem to find a nice model to use.

Totally off topic, but here's a sweet paper S13.
YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqA_RKqqIWA )

Posted by: Jezza_HR Aug 1 2012, 02:58 PM
It's been a while for me to post around these parts too. As soon as I heard the news, I went absolutely crazy. I can't wait to hear what comes from Monday's announcement. This is likely to get me more interested in spending money on my car again. smile.gif

Posted by: SHIFTYzx Aug 1 2012, 05:35 PM
Yea 5 more days w00t2.gif

Posted by: 94hondaaccord Aug 1 2012, 08:36 PM
What's up party people! I'm so glad that I had randomly checked this page after so long! Glad to be back & excited. I can't believe my last post was over 3 & a half years ago!

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 1 2012, 09:08 PM
phwoarrrrrr!!!


that pretty much sums it all up! Nice to see some of the old school members popping back up in here after the news hit

Posted by: Akagi's White Comet Aug 1 2012, 09:23 PM
Can't wait! I revisted this forum after I found out the news on Reddit! My addiction to Initial D stays strong 8 years later ...

Posted by: admiralhonshu Aug 1 2012, 10:06 PM
QUOTE (Yoshida Seiji @ Today, 11:55 AM)
Totally off topic, but here's a sweet paper S13.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqA_RKqqIWA

w00t2.gif That is hot!, Should try to make it in an bottle? smile.gif

Posted by: Wanderer Aug 1 2012, 10:08 PM
In a bottle you say?


Challenge..... denied. derp.gif

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 2 2012, 01:59 PM
it's gotta be 5th stage..

m.o.v.e. are again onboard to do the opening and ending themes!!

QUOTE
This year's combined 36th/37th issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine is announcing on Monday that the musical group m.o.v.e will once again contribute the opening and ending theme songs for this year's new Initial D anime. The group is best known for its work on Initial D, but it also performed on the soundtracks for Ikki Tousen, Final Fantasy: Unlimited, and Asobotto Senki Goku.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com.au/interes...-d-anime-themes

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Posted by: Nerubian Aug 2 2012, 02:07 PM
Wait... There is an anime series of Final Fantasy?

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 2 2012, 02:10 PM
QUOTE (Nerubian @ 3 minutes, 26 seconds ago)
Wait... There is an anime series of Final Fantasy?

yup!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy:_Unlimited

Ending themes

"VIVID" (Episodes 1-12)
Lyrics and composition by: Takashi Genouzono
Arrangement by: FAIRY FORE & Masao Akashi
Song by: FAIRY FORE

"Romancing Train" (Episodes 13-24)
Lyrics: motsu
Composition and arrangement: t-kimura
Vocals: move


"Over the FANTASY" (Episode 25)
Lyrics by: Yuko Ebine
Composition by: Nobuo Uematsu
Arrangement by: Takahiro Ando
Song by: Kana Ueda

Posted by: Nerubian Aug 2 2012, 02:15 PM
Interesting. I think I'm going to check that series out, anytime...

Posted by: Meteor Aug 2 2012, 02:21 PM
Keep your expectations low and you might enjoy it. Also, expect a rushed ending since the show got cancelled.

Haven't watched that show to the end, but the few people who have say it has its moments.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 2 2012, 02:22 PM
QUOTE (Smiley_DC2 @ 22 minutes, 22 seconds ago)
it's gotta be 5th stage..

m.o.v.e. are again onboard to do the opening and ending themes!!

While I personally believe that the new series will be Fifth Stage, I have to at least try to play devil's advocate to your argument that m.o.v.e. doing the OP/ED means it must be Fifth Stage. Keep in mind that Extra Stage 2 had OP/ED themes done by m.o.v.e. as well. wink2.gif

However I do have to thank you for posting this, because had I not gone to double-check my memory I wouldn't have known that Extra Stage 2 got released as part of a complete DVD collection here in the US. Time for N1 to go buy some boxsets. cool.gif

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 2 2012, 02:49 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 27 minutes, 41 seconds ago)
While I personally believe that the new series will be Fifth Stage, I have to at least try to play devil's advocate to your argument that m.o.v.e. doing the OP/ED means it must be Fifth Stage. Keep in mind that Extra Stage 2 had OP/ED themes done by m.o.v.e. as well. wink2.gif

However I do have to thank you for posting this, because had I not gone to double-check my memory I wouldn't have known that Extra Stage 2 got released as part of a complete DVD collection here in the US. Time for N1 to go buy some boxsets. cool.gif

yes good point, will in any event it should be a new stage... so whether it be a 24-ep series, or a movie or (god forbid) another OVA it's definitely better than nothing cool.gif

hope you've been well Don happy.gif happy.gif

Posted by: admiralhonshu Aug 2 2012, 03:09 PM
QUOTE (Smiley_DC2 @ 20 minutes, 7 seconds ago)
yes good point, will in any event it should be a new stage... so whether it be a 24-ep series, or a movie or (god forbid) another OVA it's definitely better than nothing cool.gif

hope you've been well Don happy.gif happy.gif

Man You still alive!? Thought the Big O'l beastie Evo got you? Lol!

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 2 2012, 08:09 PM
QUOTE (admiralhonshu @ 4 hours, 59 minutes ago)
Man You still alive!? Thought the Big O'l beastie Evo got you? Lol!

damn straight i'm still alive!!! haha

glad to see you back around these parts too bro!!

Posted by: minicar Aug 2 2012, 10:43 PM
I'm so glad to see this forum in Korea. Wow, fantastic. I imagined that if Kanagawa battles are come out in animation, it'll be great. And now, I have a little question about the story of new Initial D Animation. w00t2.gif w00t2.gif w00t2.gif

Posted by: ZeetherKID77 Aug 3 2012, 12:18 PM
Would it be a good idea to try to see if we can try to drum up a little interest in getting the series licensed here? I definitely bought all the collections when Funi rescued and licensed 3rd/4th Stage and I got one of my friends to watch it on Netflix (if streaming can actually count)

Posted by: Klad123 Aug 3 2012, 02:29 PM
I'm in for the epic music.

Posted by: wolf4537 Aug 4 2012, 09:49 PM
OMG YES!!!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!!! smile.gif

Posted by: gc8Ninja Aug 4 2012, 10:13 PM
Bet this forum has seen more life in the past week than it has over this whole year.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 4 2012, 10:16 PM
Hey! Now that's not true! We had activity back when... Well I guess you're right. There has been a HUGE spike in activity. Hopefully it keeps up. derp.gif

Anyway, welcome to the forums gc8Ninja! You've come at a very good time. Hope you stick around! happy.gif

Posted by: gc8Ninja Aug 4 2012, 11:32 PM
QUOTE (THE_HONDA_CG2 @ 1 hour, 15 minutes ago)
Hey! Now that's not true! We had activity back when... Well I guess you're right. There has been a HUGE spike in activity. Hopefully it keeps up. derp.gif

Anyway, welcome to the forums gc8Ninja! You've come at a very good time. Hope you stick around! happy.gif

Thanks, but I used to have an SN on here but I wanted a new name lol

and I meant no offense to the forum or the community I just made an observation from my years of visiting this forum, when there's ID episodes coming out it's way more active.

Posted by: mike962 Aug 5 2012, 03:57 AM
soo tommorow the details will be revealed about the new anime

hopefully 26 episodes format cool.gif

Posted by: RIT_ninja Aug 5 2012, 08:20 AM
Any ideas on whether it will show on regular TV in Japan or PPV? Let's hope it doesn't just end up on DVD or Blu-Ray before even airing once

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 5 2012, 09:13 AM
QUOTE (RIT_ninja @ 52 minutes, 26 seconds ago)
Any ideas on whether it will show on regular TV in Japan or PPV? Let's hope it doesn't just end up on DVD or Blu-Ray before even airing once

It was already confirmed via magazine scan that the new series would be airing on Animax PPV in November.

Posted by: Tomiya Takato Aug 5 2012, 09:19 AM
It's already the 8/6/2012 today, cant wait!

Posted by: SkyDuDe Aug 5 2012, 10:05 AM
QUOTE (Tomiya Takato @ 45 minutes, 30 seconds ago)
It's already the 8/6/2012 today, cant wait!

Lets wait for the news tongue.gif
7 long days of waiting awesome.gif

Posted by: Lebon14 Aug 5 2012, 11:30 AM
QUOTE (SkyDuDe @ 1 hour, 25 minutes ago)
Lets wait for the news tongue.gif
7 long days of waiting awesome.gif

You realize that the 6th is tomorrow right?

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 5 2012, 11:41 AM
QUOTE (Lebon14 @ 10 minutes, 56 seconds ago)
You realize that the 6th is tomorrow right?

It is 4:40 AM on the 6th in Japan right now.

[ Post made via Mobile Device ]

Posted by: SkyDuDe Aug 5 2012, 12:39 PM
QUOTE (Lebon14 @ 1 hour, 9 minutes ago)
You realize that the 6th is tomorrow right?

huh... I thought it was 7 I find out about the 5th stage on Monday.. so I guess its 7 days right?

Posted by: PsychoKilla666 Aug 5 2012, 01:26 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 4 hours, 13 minutes ago)
It was already confirmed via magazine scan that the new series would be airing on Animax PPV in November.

Did everyone miss this post? He's correct, new series starts in November according to the new Magazine scan. My source says it's on Sky Perfect TV PPV though. [maybe different region] Thanks Nomake Wan happy.gif
Also correctly guessed m.o.v.e will be doing the theme song[s]

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 5 2012, 03:53 PM
QUOTE (PsychoKilla666 @ 2 hours, 26 minutes ago)
Did everyone miss this post? He's correct, new series starts in November according to the new Magazine scan. My source says it's on Sky Perfect TV PPV though. [maybe different region] Thanks Nomake Wan happy.gif
Also correctly guessed m.o.v.e will be doing the theme song[s]

What source do you have? Because my source--the magazine scan itself featured http://i.imgur.com/fECo5.jpg--says clearly Animax PPV. (アニマックスPPV) wink2.gif

You're quite welcome, though. The confusion is likely because there are now mutliple threads on this topic. This one and the official announcement in the Announcements Forum http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44540.

Posted by: 13darkblood Aug 5 2012, 07:19 PM
Totally excited for this!!

Posted by: admiralhonshu Aug 5 2012, 08:59 PM
Think they will screw up the dub to English?

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 5 2012, 09:06 PM
QUOTE (admiralhonshu @ 7 minutes, 5 seconds ago)
Think they will screw up the dub to English?

They? Who is this 'they' you're referring to? /acecombatzero

Posted by: Meteor Aug 5 2012, 09:25 PM
I guess by "they" you mean "Tokyopop", who lost the rights to Initial D ages ago. Or maybe you meant something else. . .

Well, if Animax-Asia (not the same thing as Animax) ends up getting the rights to air Fifth Stage, then I guess it's likely to get a bad English dub or a bad Tagalog dub or maybe both. I remember their First Stage dub being pretty bad and their Second Stage dub being so-so.
They've aired decent-dubs at times though, so maybe Initial D would get lucky this time.
Funimation could also end up getting it, but I don't think their dubbing counts as bad.
(Not that I've watched their dub. . . . Well, except for a dubbed clip they posted up and a dubbed clip of the 86 VS Impreza race. Liked the former, didn't like the latter.
That's all I'll get to see of the dub at this point, but it's clearly miles ahead of the TP dub anyway)

Well, to give a short answer to your question:
American release: Extremely likely to not have a screwed up dub.
Singaporean/any-other-place-that-gets-Animax-Asia broadcast: 50/50 chance

Posted by: Lebon14 Aug 5 2012, 10:29 PM
Totally excited for this. Totally excited to know if Eurobeat will back in the soundtrack!

Posted by: Perry Aug 5 2012, 11:12 PM
My Japanese isn't that good, but I'll try to dissect everything on the current Official Site - http://www.perfectchoice-pr.com/initial-d/

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PART 1:
「頭文字<イニシャル>D」 最新シリーズアニメ化決定!
QUOTE
Initial D latest anime series decided!


アニメ「頭文字<イニシャル>D」最新シリーズが約6年ぶりに解禁
11月9日(金)よりアニマツクスpresents PPVで放送開始
QUOTE
For the first time in about six years Initial D has lifted the ban on the latest anime series.
Animax presents PPV broadcast begins starting from Friday, November 09.


PART 2:
8月6日(ハチロクの日)の最新情報!
QUOTE
The latest information of (Hachiroku Day) August 6!


アニメ専門チャンネル<アニマックス>は、 11月9日(金)より『アニマックス presents PPV 』で最新シリーズ「頭文字D Fifth Stage」をDVDリリース前独占放送致します。
詳しくはこの特設サイトにて、随時情報を更新していきます。お見逃し無く!
QUOTE
Anime specialty channel <Animax> will release the DVD before exclusively broadcasting "Initial D Fifth Stage" the latest series starting on Friday, November 9.
Anime specialty channel <Animax> will be broadcasting "Initial D Fifth Stage" the latest series starting on Friday, November 9 exclusively before the DVD release.
For more information about special deal, we will continue to update the information at any time. Don't miss it!



PART 3:
【頭文字D】

原作は1995年より「週刊ヤングマガジン」(作者:しげの秀一)で連載中の大ヒット漫画。

関東の名立たる峠道を舞台に、本来ならば「若葉マーク」であるはずの主人公、藤原拓海が、豆腐屋を営む父親の愛車、AE86型(ハチロク)スプリンタートレノを駆り、各地の峠の名だたる走り屋たちの車を相手にダウンヒルバトルを繰り広げ、公道最速を目指すストーリー。

1998年にアニメ化され大ヒット、以降Second Stage、Third Stage、 Fourth Stageとシリーズを重ね、今回の最新シリーズはFifth Stageとして、Fourth Stageから約6年振りにアニメ化が決定した。

QUOTE
[Initial D]

Originally from 1995 in "Weekly Young Magazine" (author: Shuichi Shigeno), it was a big hit in the cartoon series.

The stage was set on a road over a mountain pass in the famous Kanto region. The protagonist is an ordinary newly-licensed driver. Takumi Fujiwara borrowed his father's tofu shop car (hachiroku) Sprinter Trueno type AE86, and many downhill battles were waged against our famous ride. The story aims for the fastest on public road.

It was the biggest hit back in 1998, piled with Second Stage, Third Stage, Fourth Stage and other other repeated series. Fifth Stage the latest animation will start the series from where roughly six years ago left off.


PART 4:
放送情報
タイトル 頭文字<イニシャル>D Fifth Stage
放送チャンネル アニマックス presents PPV (パーフェクト チョイス プレミア 1)
※「パーフェクト チョイス プレミア 1」は、2012年10月1日に現在の「パーフェクト チョイス プレミア」から名称変更するチャンネルです。
※スカパー! 162CH(SD)・500CH(HD・10/1開局) / J:COM 930CH(SD) / エラボ J162CH(SD)
放送日程 11月9日(金)午前4:00より放送開始 他複数再放送アリ
※毎月2話セットで放送(11月#01(1・2話)放送/12月#02(3・4話)放送/1月#03(5・6話)放送・・・)
※番組の更新は、毎月第2週の金曜日に更新予定
※放送日程は変更の可能性もあります。/全話未定/詳細は随時こちらのサイトで発表致します。
視聴料金 PPV 840円/番組(2番組セット)
主題歌 m.o.v.e (公式サイト http://electropica.com)

QUOTE
Broadcasting information
Title: Initial D Fifth Stage
Animax channel presents: PPV (Perfect Choice Premier 1)

- "Perfect Choice Premier 1" is the channel to change name from "Perfect Choice Premier" of the current October 1, 2012.
- SKY! / J (started broadcasting in HD 10/1) 162CH (SD) 500CH: COM 930CH (SD) / elaboration J162CH (SD)
Rebroadcast: Several other start broadcasting from 4:00 am (Fri) November 9 broadcast schedule
- story set two monthly broadcast (broadcast) stories # 01 (Act 1,2) November / # 02 (Act 3,4) December / #03 (Act 5,6) January 2013.
- Update of the program, will be updated on Friday the second week of every month
- Broadcast schedule is also possible to change. Details / / undecided Episodes will be announced at the site at any time here.

Program: yen 840 PPV viewing price (set program 2)
Theme: m.o.v.e ( http://electropica.com official site )

Posted by: PsychoKilla666 Aug 5 2012, 11:12 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 7 hours, 19 minutes ago)
What source do you have? Because my source--the magazine scan itself featured http://i.imgur.com/fECo5.jpg--says clearly Animax PPV. (アニマックスPPV) wink2.gif

You're quite welcome, though. The confusion is likely because there are now mutliple threads on this topic. This one and the official announcement in the Announcements Forum http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44540.

Hehe, my source is my friend walking into 7-11 and picking up the Magazine LOL
Maybe it's a region thing, maybe in his haste to report back he mixed it up, who knows lost in translation maybe tongue.gif
Awesome we got the date now, did it come from a site? I think the ad mentioned a site.
Thanks for the url and info Perry

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 5 2012, 11:21 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ 9 minutes, 13 seconds ago)
My Japanese isn't that good, but I'll try to dissect everything on the current Official Site - http://www.perfectchoice-pr.com/initial-d/

[snip]

Bad ass post Perry! This sheds a lot of light on the upcoming news. hopefully well get updates on all the nitty gritty details. Maybe some screen shots too if we're lucky. Ah I'm so excited I'm throwing up rainbows again!

Posted by: dmhc69 Aug 6 2012, 01:05 AM
this is awesome!

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 6 2012, 02:57 AM
QUOTE (dmhc69 @ 1 hour, 51 minutes ago)
this is awesome!

yo!! good to see you around these parts again bro!!!

Posted by: Tessou Aug 6 2012, 04:09 AM
Wait... so they're releasing a DVD before the series airs?

Posted by: Banken Aug 6 2012, 04:55 AM
No, they're playing it PPV before the DVDs are released.

Sky Perfect is the cable or satellite service, Animax PPV is the channel.

Posted by: Tessou Aug 6 2012, 05:00 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 5 minutes, 19 seconds ago)
No, they're playing it PPV before the DVDs are released.

Sky Perfect is the cable or satellite service, Animax PPV is the channel.

That's very strange. Why are they saying that the DVD is 前 (before, ahead of) the exclusive broadcast, then? Am I reading things incorrectly? blink.gif

(Not sarcasm)

Posted by: Banken Aug 6 2012, 05:04 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 4 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
That's very strange. Why are they saying that the DVD is 前 (before, ahead of) the exclusive broadcast, then? Am I reading things incorrectly? blink.gif

(Not sarcasm)

DVDリリース前独占放送致します

"We're broadcasting it exclusively before the DVD release"

Posted by: Tessou Aug 6 2012, 05:04 AM
Ah, I was reading things incorrectly.

Posted by: javierel22 Aug 6 2012, 05:24 AM
Fantastic news w00t2.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 6 2012, 06:24 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 9 hours, 18 minutes ago)
They? Who is this 'they' you're referring to? /acecombatzero

Oh lord. I think he's been gone so long, he doesn't even know Tokyopop went bankrupt, let alone that Funimation acquired the rights to the series ages ago. pinch2.gif

At any rate, I am so excited about this news, it's just barely starting to sink in! Best news of the year!

Posted by: Patricko Aug 6 2012, 06:49 AM
Oh God, Finally! I was waiting about 6 years for this day smile.gif
I wasn't sure if it was 5th Stage, when they said "New Initial D Project", but today everything is clarified smile.gif

Now I'm hoping for some Blu-Ray release of whole Initial D series biggrin.gif

Posted by: Phantom_R32 Aug 6 2012, 07:38 AM
So pumped for this.

Although.. I hope they don't pull the same crap they did with 4th Stage. Where they cut out Keisuke's first two races.

SPOILER

Posted by: Grappler Aug 6 2012, 08:06 AM
Fan subs go!


Posted by: ZeetherKID77 Aug 6 2012, 08:43 AM
Great news. I'm going to wait for this to be licensed here, hopefully it does. As much as I don't like the way the manga goes after 4th Stage's events seeing more of the anime would be nice.

And I liked Funi's dub for the record. Someone also relayed the new anime news to Joel McDonald (Takumi's VA) on Twitter.

Posted by: Perry Aug 6 2012, 08:52 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 3 hours, 47 minutes ago)
DVDリリース前独占放送致します

"We're broadcasting it exclusively before the DVD release"

Thanks for the correction, Banken! I've fixed the translation. smile.gif

Posted by: Slade Aug 6 2012, 09:47 AM
Awesome w00t2.gif

I do hope Funi get its down the road happy.gif .

Posted by: mike962 Aug 6 2012, 10:08 AM
any news regarding a TRAILOR so we can have an idea of animation ?

if its at least as good as Wangan Midnight we should be for a great time cool.gif

BTW Nomake or anyone speaking japanese

could you guys perhaps mail / twitter Apex/ Ob Planning if they could animate Coutach too ? smile.gif

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Posted by: stars-lullaby Aug 6 2012, 02:40 PM
awesome.gif Hello! This is going to be my 1st post here.

biggrin.gif Wonderful news after 6 years, I thought the games where continuation of the anime. facepalm.gif By the way, I've Initial D Music Lossy Collection [ver. 4.3] folder with the complete albums, do they have the tracklist for 5th stage?

I read on Crunchyroll www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/07/30/new-initial-d-anime-series-announced that they're going to replace Eurobeats songs for Hip-Hop songs and remove some scenes/change that can't be showed or try to make it more appeal for the USA. pinch2.gif I hope they don't do that because that is going to kill the anime action, Japanese version is better. If this info. is true?

Posted by: Tessou Aug 6 2012, 02:50 PM
Absolutely 100% untrue. The hip hop Americanization was a product of Tokyopop, which held the license many years ago. Here's an example of what they thought was "cool" to do to Initial D.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cdKtDK7cTg )


Thankfully, Kodansha revoked their manga rights, and Funimation picked up the expired anime rights back in 2010. Funimation has treated the series very well and never adds anything to the series without reason (missing BGM, for instance). They re-released the series, without any unnecessary alterations, in 2010 and 2011.

The formula of Initial D is not going to be broken. Avex, which is the distributor of Initial D, also handles the Super Eurobeat label in Japan, so they're making nothing but profit on Eurobeat soundtracks for the show (no money wasted licensing music).

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 6 2012, 07:23 PM
oh man those "Tricked Out" versions on the Tokyopop dvds are the absolute worst!! facepalm.gif facepalm.gif

Posted by: xkhol Aug 7 2012, 11:27 AM
It's about damn time.

Posted by: lance Aug 7 2012, 12:13 PM
Been awhile since I've been here. Glad it's been snnounced finally!!

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Posted by: otakud00d Aug 7 2012, 12:57 PM
New season!? YEEEEAAAAAAWWWWWWW.

Posted by: SkyDuDe Aug 7 2012, 02:18 PM
Now with 5th stage confirmed I'm hoping that some fan-sub translate the episodes on the future.. Barely can understand Japanese.. just a few words tongue.gif

Posted by: PsychoKilla666 Aug 7 2012, 02:21 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ Yesterday, 4:55 AM)
Sky Perfect is the cable or satellite service, Animax PPV is the channel.

Ah, that makes sense, I figured it was something like that. Thanks

@SkyDuDe Fansubs of Fifth Stage are pretty much Guaranteed

Posted by: Red Suns FC3S Aug 7 2012, 03:41 PM
My gosh. I have not been on this site since 2009. 6 years is a long time ago...I'm bouncing near 30. This is great news.

Very excited. Thought I would say hello to all after a long, long time. Work is a killer. Will pop in once in a while!

Posted by: mujjuman Aug 7 2012, 04:09 PM
YES!!!! finally!! i didnt think they'd ever do this lol!

Posted by: Takumi Trueno Aug 7 2012, 06:03 PM
So who is going to fansub it? Do we need to recruit?

Posted by: wusta515 Aug 7 2012, 06:43 PM
QUOTE (Takumi Trueno @ 39 minutes, 39 seconds ago)
So who is going to fansub it? Do we need to recruit?

Seriously,,,about damn time! I gave up waitin and finally started the manga. Then I finished the manga and now waitin for more. So at least we got a time frame of how long the wait will b. I prefer fansubs for authenticity. English speakers sound cheesy! Anyways...awesome!

Posted by: Tessou Aug 7 2012, 06:49 PM
QUOTE (Takumi Trueno @ 46 minutes, 4 seconds ago)
So who is going to fansub it? Do we need to recruit?

I'd say N1 would be our guy, but I have no idea what his schedule is like, or if he's even doing subs anymore. That said, there are other groups out there that sub Initial D, but the quality varies.

As for wusta515: Have you watched the FUNimation dub, or are you just spouting off on the old Tokyopop version? FUNimation did a pretty damn good job with the series when they rescued it.

Posted by: Nd4SpdSe Aug 7 2012, 07:12 PM
Just got the e-mail, yay 5th Stage!

Posted by: Wanderer Aug 7 2012, 07:16 PM
Glad to see Perry's mass-email got back quite a few members. Welcome back. happy.gif

Posted by: Gold_Ultima Aug 7 2012, 07:33 PM
ZOMG! Yes! I cannot friggen wait now! Also, thanks for the mass eMail! You have made my year!

Posted by: Perry Aug 7 2012, 08:40 PM
Welcome back guys! I am glad the Email has reached you guys and that you decided to come back to take a look! smile.gif We are all excited here with the news. Now we have something to look forward to in a three month timeframe. There will be official discussion thread dedicated to each two episodes just like how Fourth Stage was.

The only thing we don't know is how many episodes are in Fifth Stage. No one can seem to answer that at the moment. I am thinking it will be 24 episodes again though, but that's just my guess, it is as good as anyone else's at this point.

Posted by: Oak Aug 7 2012, 10:17 PM
I'm so excited for the new music it'll bring, especially after watching the 4th Stage.

Each stage is animated distinctly with a different style as well-- I wonder what stage 5 will look like!!

Posted by: Team Evolution Aug 7 2012, 11:07 PM
Waited forever for the 5th Stage hope it will be awesome like the 4th

Thanks also for the Mass Email, you made my DAY !! w00t2.gif

Posted by: Gold_Ultima Aug 7 2012, 11:10 PM
QUOTE (Oak @ 52 minutes, 43 seconds ago)
I'm so excited for the new music it'll bring, especially after watching the 4th Stage.

Each stage is animated distinctly with a different style as well-- I wonder what stage 5 will look like!!

This. I'm really curious to see what new style of animation is used, if any. Since I'm anticipating that Stage 5 will be the final stage, I'm hoping that the series goes out with with a bang and an amazing art style.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2012, 01:19 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 6 hours, 29 minutes ago)
I'd say N1 would be our guy, but I have no idea what his schedule is like, or if he's even doing subs anymore. That said, there are other groups out there that sub Initial D, but the quality varies.

As for wusta515: Have you watched the FUNimation dub, or are you just spouting off on the old Tokyopop version? FUNimation did a pretty damn good job with the series when they rescued it.

Translation is simple enough. Timing and typesetting are different things altogether. Those are why I stopped doing fansubs, really. I'm likely going to do a v2 release of Battle Stage to fix some errors and update it for the 21st century (seriously, hardsubbed XviD? How n00b was I!?). Aside from that, someone would have to volunteer to time and typeset were I to tackle translating.

I'd say wait and see. Shinsen or hell, Live-Evil might pick it up. It'll be popular enough that I honestly don't think finding fansubs will be any issue whatsoever.

Posted by: DXPetti Aug 8 2012, 01:27 AM
I gave up on this day every occuring...wow crying2.gif

Bring on November

P.S. Glad to see the site is still going happy.gif

Posted by: xmark Aug 8 2012, 01:33 AM
I hope the Storyline will be loyal on the manga.

Posted by: soros151 Aug 8 2012, 01:48 AM
WOW! I have not been here since 2006... or 2005. Can't even remember. SO EFIIIINGGGGG EXIIIITEDDDD!!!!! BRAAAAAAAAAAAPPRAAAAAAAAAA!!!! :awesome:Thank you for that email guys. It made my day.... now... let me go so I can go to work.

Posted by: Lebon14 Aug 8 2012, 01:53 AM
@xmark Good point. I hope that they will respect it too.

Also, It's good to see some old members coming back for the 5th Stage!! smile.gif

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2012, 02:00 AM
I'm going to post this in both Fifth Stage threads just to be sure it gets complete visibility. I heard from some friends that there was a rumor going around about Fifth Stage being only six episodes long. Asking a little deeper, I found that this rumor appears to have stemmed from a chart depicting Fall 2012's Anime selections. Let me correct this misinformation before it spreads too far.

Fifth Stage does not have an announced episode length as of yet. It is a TV series, and it may be 24-26 episodes similar to First/Fourth Stage. However there is no information indicating its length.

The error is a result of failing to correctly read the Japanese on Animax's official site. On the site, it informs the reader of the two-episodes-per-month schedule, giving examples for November, December and January. It then ends with an 'etc', indicating that the pattern will continue. Apparently some people just glanced it over and thought "Well it only lists up to episode 6 so it must be only 6 episodes!" Incorrect.

Rest assured, Fifth Stage will be plenty long. cool.gif

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 8 2012, 02:28 AM
hope so, and just as long as they plan for it in advance. I recall 4th stage originally going to be 14 episodes with all of keisuke's early races cut out

like everyone else, looking forward to all the eurobeats to be featured as well as the new opening/ending themes by m.o.v.e.

Posted by: Kairi Aug 8 2012, 03:19 AM
Long time reader and scarce poster, can't wait for November. I'm wondering if they are going to pick up exactly where 4th stage ended?, or are going to time skip a little forward?.

Posted by: rdt320 Aug 8 2012, 03:27 AM
I've been hoping and waiting for this day... Time to re watch the first 4 seasons to get back into it biggrin.gif waking up to the mass email made my day.

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 8 2012, 04:13 AM
QUOTE (Takumi Trueno @ Yesterday, 10:03 PM)
So who is going to fansub it? Do we need to recruit?

I think this is big enough for one of the big fansubbing groups to pick up on. Perhaps Horrible or Commie will. If none of the bigger groups take it, either a smaller one will, or if for some reason no one does, a local IDW team could do something. If Don is comfortable with translating but not with timing and typesetting, then we could have him do the translations and Amaranthea do the timing and typesetting, since he's doing that work already for his sub group.

Posted by: Sweepy Aug 8 2012, 05:38 AM
How long do you guys think it will be until the episodes hit the internet after it rolls onto TV?

Posted by: Tessou Aug 8 2012, 06:20 AM
The raw will probably be available within a day. Subs... who knows.

Posted by: Lance702 Aug 8 2012, 06:26 AM
Been a long time since I have been around these parts. I never expected to get that e-mail! w00t2.gif

Posted by: Ry_FC3S Aug 8 2012, 07:11 AM
Yes!

Get the hype guys!!!

Until that part of the manga you guys think the anime will?

Posted by: Pasta Aug 8 2012, 07:39 AM
Coming out of posting retirement to say how legitimately excited I am for this.

Posted by: Asianspec Aug 8 2012, 07:54 AM
Finally! Finally! Finally!

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Posted by: Kusanagi Fire Aug 8 2012, 07:56 AM
This is great news! I just happened to start listening to my Super Eurobeat collection a couple of days ago and actually came to visit this site after a couple years hiatus, and this must be why! (Nah, it really was just a coincidence)

Really looking forward to November! Initial D has quite a bit of albums to source songs from now, but hopefully SEB (221 and on) now have a reason to come out!

Posted by: chillined Aug 8 2012, 08:08 AM
Winning! After all this time, it's actually paid off. Sweeeettt.

Posted by: MGl Aug 8 2012, 08:30 AM
Wow it's been a while! whistling.gif
I think we may be seeing some Toyota 86 Action! It's time!

Anyway, love to come back to my first forum! cool.gif

Posted by: ares650 Aug 8 2012, 08:34 AM
woot woot.....I am so happy

Posted by: drmchsraj Aug 8 2012, 08:41 AM
Great news, just great news woohoo!
The internet has become a totally new place since 4th Stage so let's hope we can expect great things without much wait smile.gif.

Posted by: Demon_Lord Aug 8 2012, 09:40 AM
Hey guys...long time no see. I got this email about Fifth stage and uh... got really excited!

Posted by: E30Six Aug 8 2012, 09:50 AM
...So when's funimation going to get the license to dub? Or do they already have it?

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 8 2012, 10:03 AM
If only you all could see the grin on my face after seeing all these past members coming back...! 13 posts in the last 5 hours in this thread alone.

Posted by: Meteor Aug 8 2012, 10:12 AM
Yeah. Welcome back to those who've returned and welcome to those who've joined/made their first posts recently. I hope we see even more members return and even more people sign up happy.gif

Posted by: mrmigs Aug 8 2012, 10:14 AM
FINALLY. I've been waiting forever w00t2.gif

Posted by: Hito Aug 8 2012, 10:19 AM
Long time since I've last posted around here.
Great to hear that there finally will come a Fifth Stage. 6 Years is a pretty damn long time. If only the manga will get picked up again in English somewhere soon, or maybe the French have to translate faster so I can continue in French. But that's another thing to worry about. For now I'm glad there'll be a new Intial D anime series.

Posted by: Todeshornisse Aug 8 2012, 10:55 AM
Best news for a long time!!!!

Want to hear RAISE UP!!!!

Posted by: Vile Aug 8 2012, 11:06 AM
It's nice seeing a lot of the members coming back up. w00t2.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2012, 12:27 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 8 hours, 14 minutes ago)
I think this is big enough for one of the big fansubbing groups to pick up on. Perhaps Horrible or Commie will. If none of the bigger groups take it, either a smaller one will, or if for some reason no one does, a local IDW team could do something. If Don is comfortable with translating but not with timing and typesetting, then we could have him do the translations and Amaranthea do the timing and typesetting, since he's doing that work already for his sub group.

Note that HorribleSubs and Commie are not sub groups. HorribleSubs are a rip group who rip content from CrunchyRoll verbatim. Commie is a rip group who takes the CrunchyRoll rip and applies fancy typesetting (and lately tends to re-encode to 10bit for no real reason). So whether those two groups release it will depend on whether the episodes hit Crunchy--

--Oh, that's right, it's airing on Animax PPV. Well, there goes that theory.

Anyway, I'll talk to Ama and see what happens. I'd be totally chill with handling it... assuming no one picks it up within a week of broadcast. I'm still putting my chips in with groups jumping out of the woodwork to sub it. cool.gif

And oh shit it's Demon_Lord! Sup, Shanaman! Look at all these old members coming back!! w00t2.gif

Posted by: Tessou Aug 8 2012, 01:25 PM
QUOTE (E30Six @ 3 hours, 35 minutes ago)
...So when's funimation going to get the license to dub? Or do they already have it?

They have not yet mentioned anything regarding Fifth Stage. As sales of the US DVDs were apparently below expectations, they might not pick it up.

I'll call them and see what their take on it is.

Posted by: Mazda ina Ford guy Aug 8 2012, 04:14 PM
Holy crap, It's like I walked in to my favorite bar and IT'S JAM PACKED WITH PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW! Welcome back old members and ditto to the new members.

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Posted by: rycerocketz1225 Aug 8 2012, 05:13 PM
Was hoping for this very day to arrive so I can post on this board again smile.gif. Definitely looking forward to this!

Posted by: Dan Aug 8 2012, 05:49 PM
If 5th Stage is a Planned Final Season?
I hope they show out ALL the manga chapters into an anime! biggrin.gif
Down to the Ultimatum Final Race in Kanagawa or Tokyo.


Side Story:

Oh man, Natsuki vs. Mika.......YIKES! whistling.gif
If there's at least a thin string of hope of Improvements of Speedstars. crying2.gif


Personal Taste Aside:

YES! I want to see TOYOTA SUPRA RZ in action! w00t2.gif
Driven by Uphill man Hideo Minegawa.

Posted by: Bunta Aug 8 2012, 05:57 PM
Yapari desu - (as expected). Good news. There are plenty of die-hard fans of this anime still around, good to see.

Posted by: Killah Jamez Aug 8 2012, 06:05 PM
Hello Idw I am A total newbie I Really just got heavy into the world of anime in the last year when I got netflix. Initial D would usually be one on the top anime's that Netflix would suggest I watch based on my other preferences but I originally brushed it off because I have never heard of it..when I eventually gave it a shot I was hooked within a few weeks I had watched every stage including the battle stage and extra's..Then once it was over I felt a huge void so I started searching online and it even got me watching all different kinds of anime and I have been checking this site for new for the past 7 to 8 months almost daily..I can only imagine ho you guys feel who have been invested in this since the beginning and having to wait those excruciating years. No other anime have I ever been connected with as much as this not even Inuyasha which introduced me to the world of anime. the only anime which even come close to the awesomeness of ID to me is Black Lagoon which I Learned about on this site I know this is long for my first post but i wanted to give a lil background and say thank you to all u guys here that love ID..all that said Im really excited for Nevember...

Posted by: ride4life32 Aug 8 2012, 07:32 PM
Best news I have heard in a while! Cant wait for this. I just wonder how long it will take until subs come out.

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Posted by: Spaz Aug 8 2012, 08:38 PM
I hope somebody gets into subbing this like Dattebayo did with Naruto, where they were efficient enough that it would air at 7pm in Japan, and it would be up for d/l on their site in time to watch it at 7pm here in the states on the same date.

I mean, that's a bit over the top, but something within 48 hours would be awesome if someone would be willing to step up. No doubt there'll be DVR rips available within minutes of the broadcasts ending.

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 8 2012, 08:50 PM
QUOTE (Spaz @ 11 minutes, 32 seconds ago)
I hope somebody gets into subbing this like Dattebayo did with Naruto, where they were efficient enough that it would air at 7pm in Japan, and it would be up for d/l on their site in time to watch it at 7pm here in the states on the same date.

If someone did this like Dattebayo apparently did with Naruto, this would be just the same except they'd be doing a series that is actually good. tongue.gif

Still, that is a very impressive time frame. I doubt whoever subs Fifth Stage will be so quick, but who knows - since we don't know who will be doing it, anything could happen.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2012, 09:40 PM
QUOTE (ride4life32 @ 2 hours, 8 minutes ago)
Best news I have heard in a while! Cant wait for this. I just wonder how long it will take until subs come out.

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While normally I wouldn't bother indulging comments like this--which I put in the same category as people asking if Japanese-region-only games have English settings--since a mod joined in I'll just answer it anyway. Feel honored!

The first episode will be subbed within 14 days. Each subsequent episode pair will be subbed within 24 hours of its release. "But N1!" you start to ask, giving me a look of disbelief, "How can you possibly be so sure!?"

Because I'm Rick James, bitch. No, but seriously, it's because if no other group subs Fifth Stage within 7 days, then I'll do it myself. Either some other group picks it up and subs it quickly, or I pick it up and sub it quickly. Either way we'll have reliable subs just like we did with Fourth Stage.

Seriously guys, this doesn't air until November. Asking when it'll get licensed or when there'll be fansubs is hilariously unnecessary. Kick back, pop a cold one and chill.

Posted by: Wanderer Aug 8 2012, 10:38 PM
Hey hey hey. I can't drink. I think I'll just roll one up and chill.

Posted by: Banken Aug 8 2012, 11:30 PM
Subs? Where we're going, we don't need subs.

...well, maybe you do.

I'll be more than glad to TL check for you...heheh

If it wasn't for the PPV broadcast being before DVD release, and DVD release being before rental DVD release, I would have totally watched the show legitimately... but...yeah....

Hmm, I wonder if I even have access to Animax PPV...

Posted by: Tee:k Aug 8 2012, 11:48 PM
Ah GOSH! 6 years i've waited! 6 years! This is great news! oh my gosh, i can't even think straight...

But i have a lot of questions! As i'm norwegian, i have the English dubbed versions, and i love the dubbed voices. Do anyone know if the same voices will be applied to this new series?

How many Episodes will it be? I HOPE MANY!

If it took 6 years to complete like 12 episodes or something, i will get totally emo.


i haven't red the manga, so i have no clue about the story after Stage 4.

This is SO exciting! FUCK YEAH! bounce.gif apxrock.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2012, 11:51 PM
QUOTE (Tee:k @ 3 minutes, 22 seconds ago)
But i have a lot of questions! As i'm norwegian, i have the English dubbed versions, and i love the dubbed voices. Do anyone know if the same voices will be applied to this new series?

How many Episodes will it be? I HOPE MANY!

There is no talk of the series being licensed as of yet. It hasn't even started airing in Japan, so you'll be waiting a while before there's any announcement of licensing. In case it's confusing why I'm talking about licensing, it's because there won't be an English dub unless it gets licensed.

As for the episode count, look at the top of this forum right next to the huge Fifth Stage picture. It'll answer those questions. cool.gif

Posted by: Saxifrage Aug 8 2012, 11:52 PM
Suddenly there are so many old & new members that I don't know posting derp.gif
5th stage does have a HUGE impact on IDWF's activity.

Posted by: strioch Aug 8 2012, 11:58 PM
ohmy.gif I am speechless

Looking forward to November happy.gif

Posted by: wolf4537 Aug 9 2012, 12:04 AM
OMG YES!!! CAN'T WAIT!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Tee:k Aug 9 2012, 12:45 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 53 minutes, 59 seconds ago)
There is no talk of the series being licensed as of yet. It hasn't even started airing in Japan, so you'll be waiting a while before there's any announcement of licensing. In case it's confusing why I'm talking about licensing, it's because there won't be an English dub unless it gets licensed.

As for the episode count, look at the top of this forum right next to the huge Fifth Stage picture. It'll answer those questions. cool.gif

Thank you so much! ^^

Well, all of the other stages has been licensed? so i guess it's the same for this 5'th stage. Tho, i have no problem seeing it in Japanese as long as it is correctly subbed.

But some of the guys here are "hinting" towards the case that this might be the last stage? ever? is this true? In that case, i'm doing suicide after i've seen the 5th stage! Dat will bo so sad facepalm.gif

Posted by: Perry Aug 9 2012, 02:30 AM
Some images of Fifth Stage are starting to surface. So apparently this will be how Fifth Stage's style looks like. It looks much more realistic than Fourth Stage!!

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Posted by: Gold_Ultima Aug 9 2012, 02:33 AM
I dunno. Maybe it's just me, but that looks like the exact same cel shaded model from Fourth Stage, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: wiqilante Aug 9 2012, 02:35 AM
finally !!!

Posted by: Perry Aug 9 2012, 02:50 AM
QUOTE (Gold_Ultima @ 17 minutes, 27 seconds ago)
I dunno. Maybe it's just me, but that looks like the exact same cel shaded model from Fourth Stage, not that there's anything wrong with that.

I believe it looks slightly more detailed, but that's just me. It could be a psychological thing. I wonder if someone can dig up a HD copy of Fourth Stage in RAWs and compare to these shots.

Posted by: dj_jm09 Aug 9 2012, 03:01 AM
I absolutely cannot wait until Fifth Stage starts!!! I am really anticipating on watching the battles and hearing the new soundtrack that will be on the Fifth Stage!!! The soundtracks for each Initial D stage have always been on point!

Posted by: keg11 Aug 9 2012, 03:36 AM
Just a quick mock-up...

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Posted by: Banken Aug 9 2012, 03:41 AM
It's probably the same model but with a better render.

Anyone notice how there doesn't seem to be any detail on the back side of the wheels?... I could be wrong though.


You can see that the tires are Potenza RE-11s in the picture though, based on the tread. LOL.

Although I think they used the same tread design in Fourth Stage...

Posted by: xan2116 Aug 9 2012, 04:13 AM
Hells Yes! This is great, as im just finnishing watching all the series a second time and got a little sad after each episode, but no longer!
Can't god damn wait!

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Aug 9 2012, 05:19 AM
#uck yeah!!!!!!!


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Posted by: Septic Aug 9 2012, 05:41 AM
Just came on (after YEARS!) to say that I got the email that the Fifth Stage was announced (ON MY BDAY!) WOHOO!! I honestly cannot wait!

Posted by: Saxifrage Aug 9 2012, 05:41 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 2 hours, 50 minutes ago)
I believe it looks slightly more detailed, but that's just me. It could be a psychological thing. I wonder if someone can dig up a HD copy of Fourth Stage in RAWs and compare to these shots.

I think so too.And the fog lights' colour seem to be more yellowish.I think the taillights do look more realistic.

Posted by: Solid Snake Aug 9 2012, 05:41 AM
Wahoo! 5th Stage! Finally!

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 9 2012, 05:53 AM
OK yeah. Just release pictures of Takumi's 86 and not Keisuke's FD or Ryosuke's FC whatever. I don't care. derp.gif

Honestly though, its great setting these pictures come out months before the anime its set to air. I'm getting pretty excited for this. Not gonna lie. Its awesome seeing all these old and new names come to the forums. This place is now kicking with activity! I for one am glad. biggrin.gif

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Posted by: cipotlar Aug 9 2012, 06:30 AM
Strange. I was rewatching Initial D and catching up with the manga a couple months ago, and actually listened to Eurobeat just a week ago, having not touched all of them for a long long time. Never thought that the 5th stage announcement was just around the corner. Great day for all the fans!

Posted by: mike962 Aug 9 2012, 06:43 AM
persoanly I think Stage 5 will end with Ryouske VS Rin Hojo battle and the rest , Keysuke VS NSX, and Takumi VS Shinn and what may come after will be a OVA like Stage 3 rolleyes.gif

so lelt's Recap what will get

The Fake Project D impostors and MIKA

- Team 246

Downhill : Mazda MX 5 (Eunos Roadster)
Uphill : Lancer EVO 7

I think this battles might be Battle Stage 3 only , specialy the Evo one rolleyes.gif

- Racing Team Katagiri


Downhill : Kai Kogashiva in his Toyota MRS
Uphill : Toyota Supra

I think the Supra race might also be just Battle Stage 3 material

- Team Spiral

Downhill : Nissan Silvia S15
Uphill : Z33 , the famos FOG race

God Death VS Ryouske

- Team Sidewinder
Downhill : Shiin in AE86 Coupe
Uphill : Go Hojo in NSX

Posted by: ZeetherKID77 Aug 9 2012, 07:09 AM
I agree with Nomake. There's no use in speculating on a license now, or heck, even while it's started because it's a 2 episode per month thing.

In the meantime, there's a new Densha De D game coming out biggrin.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 9 2012, 07:18 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ 4 hours, 9 minutes ago)
I believe it looks slightly more detailed, but that's just me. It could be a psychological thing. I wonder if someone can dig up a HD copy of Fourth Stage in RAWs and compare to these shots.

I see a slight improvement too, but it is really subtle. Had you lined up two images from Fourth Stage and this set, I definitely wouldn't be able to tell the difference at first glance. I think the (ever so slight) improvement is in the lighting and shading.

QUOTE (keg11 @ 3 hours, 23 minutes ago)
Just a quick mock-up...

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QUOTE (mike962 @ 18 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
persoanly I think Stage 5 will end with Ryouske VS Rin Hojo battle  and the rest  , Keysuke VS NSX, and Takumi VS Shinn and what may come after will be a OVA like Stage 3  rolleyes.gif

That's a good point - we may have some races omitted like in Fourth Stage to save space for the rest of the story. If that's the case, I'm probably fine with it, as long as they show them in Battle Stage 3.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Aug 9 2012, 07:19 AM
Anyone know what they will be doing with voices? New character voices?

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 9 2012, 07:22 AM
QUOTE (EFakina @ 2 minutes, 54 seconds ago)
Anyone know what they will be doing with voices? New character voices?

As far as I know, there has been no information about VAs released, but I would assume they'll stay the same. It would be pretty crazy if they changed them, so I very highly doubt any of them will change.

Posted by: Randy Aug 9 2012, 07:42 AM
Here are the ones I know (and not know) so far:

Kobayakawa (Evo VII) voiced by Hamada Kenji
Omiya Satoshi (Roadster RS) voiced by ???
Minagawa Hideo (Supra RZ) voiced by Konishi Katsuyuki
Ikeda Ryuji (Nissan Fairlady Z33) voiced by Nakai Kazuya
Okuyama Hiroya (Silvia S15 Spec R) Voiced by Sakaguchi Shuhei
Hojo Go (Honda NSX) voiced by ???
Hojo Rin (BNR32 Shinigami) voiced by Nakamura Yuichi
Kubo Eiji (Sidewinder mechanic) voiced by ???
Inui Shinji (86 Coupe) voiced by ???

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 9 2012, 07:57 AM
QUOTE (Randy @ 15 minutes, 7 seconds ago)
Here are the ones I know (and not know) so far:

Kobayakawa (Evo VII) voiced by Hamada Kenji
Omiya Satoshi (Roadster RS) voiced by ???
Minagawa Hideo (Supra RZ) voiced by Konishi Katsuyuki
Ikeda Ryuji (Nissan Fairlady Z33) voiced by Nakai Kazuya
Okuyama Hiroya (Silvia S15 Spec R) Voiced by Sakaguchi Shuhei
Hojo Go (Honda NSX) voiced by ???
Hojo Rin (BNR32 Shinigami) voiced by Nakamura Yuichi
Kubo Eiji (Sidewinder mechanic) voiced by ???
Inui Shinji (86 Coupe) voiced by ???

How do you know this? Was there an announcement?

Posted by: Randy Aug 9 2012, 07:58 AM
I know it from D6AA. I know some voice actors, but some weren't so sure...so I just put ??? as I don't wanna act too smart. xD

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 9 2012, 08:03 AM
QUOTE (Randy @ 4 minutes, 29 seconds ago)
I know it from D6AA. I know some voice actors, but some weren't so sure...so I just put ??? as I don't wanna act too smart. xD

Oh, I forgot about Arcade Stage! Good point - those actors are almost certainly going to be doing Fifth Stage.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Aug 9 2012, 08:04 AM
Sweet!! Thanks!!

Posted by: 05ekwong Aug 9 2012, 10:24 AM
wow.... THANKS A BUNCH FOR THE MASS EMAIL! i wouldn't of known otherwise, literally going crazy, i'm 18 now, been watching initial D ever since it came out. i've always been checking for initial D 5th stage, i think about 3/4 years, i gave up and just gave a very sad face sad.gif but omg, SO GLAD! and N1, can i just say thanks for helping out to sub this! (if the other sub groups are not going to) as then i know there's a guarantee for the sub version after 14 days of the pair of episodes being released happy.gif.
novembers the month of my bday too! haha biggrin.gif

Posted by: Tuskano Aug 9 2012, 11:09 AM
Whooo!!!! Just saw the email. I am excited... now if I can only get my younger brother to watch Stage 1 lol

Posted by: MarcoM Aug 9 2012, 11:48 AM
Verry happy with the mass email. Tnx.

I still play the music while driving to work, trying to look cool as Takumi cool.gif

Praying for fansubs already!!!

Picking Initial D cars in Gran turismo. Admiring my Initial D model cars.......

Yes I am ready!

Posted by: sergiogon Aug 9 2012, 11:55 AM
Its just a shame that the MR-S doesn't have a 2ZZ, it would be great to hear it scream in the anime!

Posted by: TakumiFuji01 Aug 9 2012, 02:28 PM
QUOTE (sergiogon @ 2 hours, 33 minutes ago)
Its just a shame that the MR-S doesn't have a 2ZZ, it would be great to hear it scream in the anime!

They'll probably will use it since Keiichi is the Editorial Supervisor for the series & most of the car sounds come from Hot Version. Spirit's MR-S is what I would prefer to use for sound recording if they had the 2ZZ in Kai's MR-S

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Aug 9 2012, 02:51 PM
Some one told that the 2 episodes that are coming out 11.9.2012 will only be shown on ppv in Japan? Is this true or will be able to see the episodes as well?

Posted by: Tessou Aug 9 2012, 03:16 PM
It is airing on Animax PPV in Japan. As far as I can tell from their website, they are Japan-exclusive. Never fear. This is exactly how Fourth Stage aired as well, and everybody outside of Japan managed to get the episodes soon after they aired.

So no, you won't be getting it at the same time as it airs. You will have to wait a little while, but it will pay off. smile.gif

Posted by: Blues Aug 9 2012, 04:17 PM
I wonder if the same group that subbed fourth stage will do it again. I thing their name was LE- something.

Anyway, I'm very interested to see how the art style on the characters have changed compared to the last stage and whether Ryosuke will have brown hair this time around since I noticed they changed his hair color each stage.

Posted by: Gold_Ultima Aug 9 2012, 04:42 PM
QUOTE (Blues @ 25 minutes, 45 seconds ago)
I wonder if the same group that subbed fourth stage will do it again. I thing their name was LE- something.

Anyway, I'm very interested to see how the art style on the characters have changed compared to the last stage and whether Ryosuke will have brown hair this time around since I noticed they changed his hair color each stage.

They were called Live-Evil. Also, yeah. His hair was purple or something last stage. =P

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 9 2012, 04:44 PM
QUOTE (Gold_Ultima @ 1 minute, 28 seconds ago)
His hair was purple or something last stage. =P

If I'm not mistaken, some people deduced that to be a plausible occurrence. Something about how the light hits people's hair in certain conditions...

Posted by: Blues Aug 9 2012, 05:04 PM
I also can't wait to hear the Eurobeat tracks used this time around, since fourth stage had an impressive track list, in my opinion.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 9 2012, 05:23 PM
QUOTE (Blues @ 1 hour, 6 minutes ago)
I wonder if the same group that subbed fourth stage will do it again. I thing their name was LE- something.

Live-Evil is very much still alive. Their last release was June of this year (albeit for non-Initial-D-related series of course). Since they're not dead I can't imagine they won't jump at the opportunity to sub it first.

All of you waiting for subs or licensing, take a breath. Deep breath. Let it out slowly. Find your favorite beverage and sip it. Enjoy the taste.

'Cause the thing is, we won't get episodes until November. You can start complaining about subs after November 16th. cool.gif

Posted by: Smiley_DC2 Aug 9 2012, 05:54 PM
i just want to see some fresh racing scenes, such a tease seeing a microsecond of post-4th stage battles in the opening cinematics to Arcade Stage 5+

meanwhile, like everyone else i hope they get around to doing a new console version of Arcade Stage

Posted by: Blues Aug 9 2012, 06:01 PM
QUOTE (Smiley_DC2 @ 6 minutes, 14 seconds ago)
i just want to see some fresh racing scenes, such a tease seeing a microsecond of post-4th stage battles in the opening cinematics to Arcade Stage 5+

meanwhile, like everyone else i hope they get around to doing a new console version of Arcade Stage

If they do, I'm hoping it's soon. Extreme stage long since worn out its welcome on my PS3 and since IDAS 5-7 haven't made it to New England, I NEED something new. crying2.gif

Posted by: xmark Aug 9 2012, 07:31 PM
I hope they will not skip some scenes from the manga... There are so many races after the anime ends.
In my opinion, Ryosuke's past will be the high light of this anime.

Posted by: Solid Snake Aug 9 2012, 07:56 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 2 hours, 32 minutes ago)
Live-Evil is very much still alive. Their last release was June of this year (albeit for non-Initial-D-related series of course). Since they're not dead I can't imagine they won't jump at the opportunity to sub it first.

All of you waiting for subs or licensing, take a breath. Deep breath. Let it out slowly. Find your favorite beverage and sip it. Enjoy the taste.

'Cause the thing is, we won't get episodes until November. You can start complaining about subs after November 16th. cool.gif

I remember waiting those 2 weeks for the subs after the episodes aired. I dreaded the first 2 weeks of every month. The anticipation, the "where are the subs?" posts and then finally the release of the subs. Those were the days. crying2.gif

Posted by: E30Six Aug 9 2012, 08:22 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ Yesterday, 1:25 PM)
They have not yet mentioned anything regarding Fifth Stage. As sales of the US DVDs were apparently below expectations, they might not pick it up.

I'll call them and see what their take on it is.

You got a lot nicer, haha.

Anyway, would it be worth a shot to make / create a poll and see how many people would be interested in buying subbed and dubbed 5th stage DVD's? I don't think they're trying to get rich off of the PPV, but I think they're trying to get all the die hard fans to spend that $10.xx every month or two and really milk it, then go to the DVDs, where die hard fans + others will buy it, and milk that.

With that being said, I know dubbing / licensing won't happen for a while, but hey, some word on what Funimation thinks of this would be nice.

I've trolled this forums for years to finally come to this >.>


P.S. The "5th stage surface'd pics" show's more detail on the tail lights, fender flare / roll and jdm front bumper curve.


Posted by: jy1235689 Aug 9 2012, 08:30 PM
YEUS! awesome.gif w00t2.gif YEUS! awesome.gif w00t2.gif YEUS! awesome.gif w00t2.gif YEUS! awesome.gif w00t2.gif I can't wait!~! happy.gif n_n ._. Giacomo Maiolini, here I come BD

Posted by: Smash Aug 9 2012, 08:51 PM
HERMAGUARD ERNURSHAL DURR FUURVE ARRRRR

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 9 2012, 10:55 PM
QUOTE (E30Six @ 2 hours, 33 minutes ago)
Anyway, would it be worth a shot to make / create a poll and see how many people would be interested in buying subbed and dubbed 5th stage DVD's? I don't think they're trying to get rich off of the PPV, but I think they're trying to get all the die hard fans to spend that $10.xx every month or two and really milk it, then go to the DVDs, where die hard fans + others will buy it, and milk that.

OB Planning doesn't care what you or anyone one of us non-Japanese thinks about their business practices. Similarly, FUNimation won't be doing anything until all the episodes have aired in Japan at least.

A poll would be useless. You won't be getting any subbed or dubbed DVDs until it's licensed. It won't get released in the US until it has completed airing in Japan. That's just how it is.

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Posted by: Gold_Ultima Aug 9 2012, 11:52 PM
I already know what everyone says anyways, so I'm cool to just watch the raws, then wait for the fansubs. I'd love to buy some real dvds from Funimation down the line though because I want to support the franchise, since it has brought me so much joy. In fact I just bought the Funimation DVDs for Stages 1-4 yesterday out of random guilt for not having payed, especially when Funimation seems to have put way more effort into their conversions than Tokyopop.

Posted by: Perry Aug 10 2012, 12:01 AM
http://www.animax.co.jp/special/initial-d/'s own promo for Initial D Fifth Stage!! smile.gif

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Posted by: suv_drift Aug 10 2012, 08:14 AM
so... it's back.......

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It's going to be a looooooooong 3 months. Let the countdown timer begin.

(It's nice to remember the login and password, lol)

Posted by: Slade Aug 10 2012, 10:51 AM
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Posted by: fuji_tak Aug 10 2012, 10:55 AM
we will have some PV or trailer before.
At least some captures pics.

Posted by: Blues Aug 10 2012, 06:54 PM
I wonder how much TakumixMika will be featured in the anime? Even though there wasn't much in the first place, it would be cool if they left it all in. Also, Ryosuke vs Rin Hojo will be awesome! w00t2.gif

Posted by: keg11 Aug 10 2012, 11:22 PM
Personally, my view on what's (possibly) going into Fifth Stage is similar to what Mike962 said (http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44541&st=200#): Everything except FD vs. EvoVII & FD vs. Supra (maybe). (On the other hand, I have doubts they can fit the whole content I stated within 24-26 episodes. Maybe another 2-3 would do).

Posted by: reiz Aug 11 2012, 01:08 AM
Hell yeah! Been waiting forever! wub.gif

Posted by: Splitter Aug 11 2012, 04:11 AM
Finally after all these long years wub.gif

Maybe Fifth Stage's announcement will spawn a (bunch of) new Initial D related eurobeat songs.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Vfvzj9ipQ )

Posted by: Blues Aug 11 2012, 04:24 AM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 5 hours, 2 minutes ago)
Personally, my view on what's (possibly) going into Fifth Stage is similar to what Mike962 said (http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=44541&st=200#): Everything except FD vs. EvoVII & FD vs. Supra (maybe). (On the other hand, I have doubts they can fit the whole content I stated within 24-26 episodes. Maybe another 2-3 would do).

I believe they'll have no problem showing all the races. With 26 episodes It can be done. Besides, it's possible Ryosuke v Rin will be shortened much Takumi v. Joshima was.

Posted by: Renmazuo Aug 11 2012, 05:45 AM
The only race that seems to be worth seeing is Ryosuke vs. Rin.

All the others just don't seem to have the heart anymore......

But, I hope it comes back with some new Super Eurobeat!

Any predictions on what songs can be used in which races?

Posted by: Randy Aug 11 2012, 07:47 AM
for song predictions...I am very sure they'll bring back Hojo Rin's beautiful theme song: FOREVER SAD - HELY.

That song fits the Shinigami the best. happy.gif

Posted by: Munchlax Aug 11 2012, 08:28 AM
Awwww~~~~only two episode every month !

Posted by: Blues Aug 11 2012, 12:51 PM
Awww? Two episode per month is a good thing, considering fourth stage aired two episode every other month. This is an improvement.


Posted by: s12drifter Aug 11 2012, 01:30 PM
I know this in I/d but i wonder if their going to make a new wangan midnight too

Posted by: Wanderer Aug 11 2012, 02:37 PM
It'd make sense since the manga lives on, just not focusing on Akio anymore.

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 11 2012, 04:55 PM
QUOTE (s12drifter @ 3 hours, 24 minutes ago)
I know this in I/d but i wonder if their going to make a new wangan midnight too

Screw that. I'd be happy if they would just release the last OST. All the best music was on it.

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Posted by: keg11 Aug 11 2012, 06:47 PM
QUOTE (Randy @ Today, 7:47 AM)
for song predictions...I am very sure they'll bring back Hojo Rin's beautiful theme song: FOREVER SAD - HELY.

& BACK ON THE ROCKS - MEGA NRG MAN. They've used it for all other GT-R races so it's quite likely they'll do the same here.

Also, I would assume they would use songs from the upcoming Arcade Stage 7AAX. Gotta love DISCONNECTED - HOTBLADE smile.gif

Posted by: Renmazuo Aug 11 2012, 07:13 PM
Actually, for the Shingami race, I thought "I'm Gonna Carry On" by Nuage is pretty good too.

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 11 2012, 07:14 PM
QUOTE (Renmazuo @ 1 minute, 26 seconds ago)
Actually, for the Shingami race, I thought "I'm Gonna Carry On" by Nuage is pretty good too.

I always thought Sophie's cover of Rapture by Blondie would be perfect for that race.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gdsLdYmoE )

Posted by: E30Six Aug 12 2012, 07:44 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Yesterday, 7:14 PM)
I always thought Sophie's cover of Rapture by Blondie would be perfect for that race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gdsLdYmoE

Wtf is that ._. Its kinda slow >.> As opposed to the other fansub supreuro beat posted ..

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 12 2012, 07:55 AM
QUOTE (E30Six @ 10 minutes, 31 seconds ago)
Wtf is that ._. Its kinda slow >.> As opposed to the other fansub supreuro beat posted ..

The music doesn't always have to be fast to fit a race scene. wink2.gif

Posted by: Renmazuo Aug 12 2012, 11:20 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 3 hours, 25 minutes ago)
The music doesn't always have to be fast to fit a race scene. wink2.gif

That's true, especially this one, since it's a more emotional race.

Posted by: LRayse Aug 12 2012, 11:28 AM
I drool. That's it.

Posted by: DownhillFR-S Aug 12 2012, 11:54 AM
Anyone else psyched to see what new cars they're going to bring? There have been an absolute ton of new cars released since Stage 4 dropped off.

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 12 2012, 12:31 PM
QUOTE (DownhillFR-S @ 37 minutes, 51 seconds ago)
Anyone else psyched to see what new cars they're going to bring? There have been an absolute ton of new cars released since Stage 4 dropped off.

What do you mean? If by "new cars" you mean the opponents' cars, you need look no further than the manga for that information.

Posted by: Newneo5879 Aug 12 2012, 01:03 PM
rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif Hi every body .. how all of you very excited with a 5th stage tv series. No suprise there. It just translated from Initial D manga. Fujiwara still using AE86 but upgraded with roll cage and Keisuke still using FD. Don't know where want to read ? just click this link smile.gif smile.gif
http://mangafox.me/manga/initial_d/

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 12 2012, 04:59 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 4 hours, 28 minutes ago)
What do you mean? If by "new cars" you mean the opponents' cars, you need look no further than the manga for that information.

Or the Initial D arcade games. cool.gif

Posted by: jeremigoku Aug 12 2012, 05:00 PM
It would be awesome to see in the first scene, *(Split Screen) takumi training on akina in his 86 chasing an imaginary Impreza and Keisuke training on his specific timed lap on akagi. With the background music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pb2bh9EcU4

Posted by: K24-DB8R Aug 12 2012, 07:41 PM
Cant wait until its released! I gave up hope after a while lol, I just want it on Dvd! smile.gif

Posted by: Renmazuo Aug 12 2012, 09:05 PM
QUOTE (jeremigoku @ 4 hours, 5 minutes ago)
It would be awesome to see in the first scene, *(Split Screen) takumi training on akina in his 86 chasing an imaginary Impreza and Keisuke training on his specific timed lap on akagi. With the background music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pb2bh9EcU4

Maybe not the remix version. But I think this would be a good song to include in the series.

I'd also like to see them include "Speed of Light" by The Snake.

Posted by: WRX DEMON Type R Aug 12 2012, 09:12 PM
QUOTE (jeremigoku @ 4 hours, 12 minutes ago)
It would be awesome to see in the first scene, *(Split Screen) takumi training on akina in his 86 chasing an imaginary Impreza and Keisuke training on his specific timed lap on akagi. With the background music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pb2bh9EcU4

I like the impreza idea.

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Posted by: fuji_tak Aug 12 2012, 11:44 PM
certainly when keisuke is training at akagi, the image he chase is Rosuke FC or some GTR.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 13 2012, 01:38 AM
QUOTE (fuji_tak @ 1 hour, 53 minutes ago)
certainly when keisuke is training at akagi, the image he chase is Rosuke FC or some GTR.

No way it would be a GT-R. He beat Hoshino fair and square, so I don't think he's really afraid of a GT-R or really has a complex about a GT-R. His brother's FC, though...? Yeah, I could see that.

Posted by: shewsbury Aug 13 2012, 03:56 AM
From the mangga, it seems we could expect the following though this is not confirmed yet, we still need to wait for the anime;

1) Apart from the usual Panda 86 and Yellow FD3S, these cars will appear in the series; MX-5, Sylvia S15, Fairlady 350Z, Supra, MR-S, Mitsu Lan Evo (not sure which version), GT-R34 and Coupe AE86. There is a Honda NSX also but not sure if this car will be involved. It seems this time we can see many cars using ""GT Wing"?

2) The White Comet of Akagi, the genius strategist and team leader of Project D, Ryosuke Takahashi, will have 1 final "dead match" with his old rival. This will be the best race ever in the series

3) Takumi Fujiwara will get a new girl friend?

4) The Panda 86 will get a significant upgrade on suspension and body works for safety reason.

5) This seems to be the final stage of Project D and Initial D :-(

Posted by: touge_rider Aug 13 2012, 05:29 AM
QUOTE (Scuba Steve @ Jul 31 2012, 01:56 AM)
So who thinks they are going to retire the ae86 like they have been hinting on the manga

Maybe it's time?

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-...806091582_n.jpg

maybe after Project D have completed the main goal, or maybe never. Who knows until it is actually released. I doubt it because it is chronologically out of place (after all, it is technically still '01/'02 then)

Posted by: Tessou Aug 13 2012, 05:43 AM
If they want to keep it in a reasonable timeline (they're time-correct if it's 2001-2002), a GT-86 is outlandish.

The AE86 is the iconic car of Initial D. It would be wrong to get rid of it.

Posted by: fuji_tak Aug 13 2012, 09:26 AM
QUOTE (touge_rider @ 3 hours, 56 minutes ago)
maybe after Project D have completed the main goal, or maybe never. Who knows until it is actually released. I doubt it because it is chronologically out of place (after all, it is technically still '01/'02 then)

Takumi drving the FT86, it was a promotional Shigeno X Toyota chief enginer who talked in a car magazine about the new Toyota cars
I don't think that Takumi will drive in official arce other car than his panda trueno.
AE86is initial d masterpiece happy.gif

Posted by: xavixote Aug 13 2012, 11:48 AM
Initial D timeline can't be 2001-2002 because in one race there is a Nissan 350z which is from 2003

Posted by: Spaz Aug 13 2012, 11:51 AM
The Evo mentioned would be a gen VII.

Posted by: keg11 Aug 13 2012, 02:53 PM
QUOTE (xavixote @ 3 hours, 4 minutes ago)
Initial D timeline can't be 2001-2002 because in one race there is a Nissan 350z which is from 2003

Well, it's hard to distinguish distinguish a plausible timeline for the series full stop. I guess it's because how long Shigeno takes to write the chapters, so he need to keep up the times.

Posted by: hero1991 Aug 13 2012, 10:34 PM
When i first heard that 5th stage was finally coming out i was so excited.I knew that 5th stage would finally happen one day. I never gave up hope. smile.gif

Posted by: Banken Aug 14 2012, 02:01 AM
Initial D has a sliding timeline that is always more or less in the same time we are in.

Proof? In volume 45 some characters mentioned how sports cars are a dying breed, and how good ones are becoming rarer and more expensive. Especially Hachirokus.

Initial D began right in the middle of the sports car boom of the 90s, when Hachirokus in perfect condition were a dime a dozen (the newest ones were less than 10 years old at the time), gasoline was cheaper, and there were street racers everywhere.

So completely different than how it is now.

It's also irrelevant what year the story takes place in... Shigeno will bring in whatever cars he feels like drawing. I would bet the reason there are no racers with foreign cars in the story is because he just doesn't feel like drawing them.

Posted by: keg11 Aug 14 2012, 04:16 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 2 hours, 14 minutes ago)
I would bet the reason there are no racers with foreign cars in the story is because he just doesn't feel like drawing them.

Actually, he done it at least once.

At the end of the Tokyopop release of vol. 33(?), there was a mini-story which involved Fumihiro getting a stomach ache at Akagi. As Ryosuke was flying down Akagi to get Fumihiro treated (he took it way more seriously than normel, guess it comes when you're studying to be a doctor), they blow pass a Porsche 911.

However, that's the only time.

Posted by: Wanderer Aug 14 2012, 04:23 AM
Then there's Natsuki's trick that drove the Mercedes as well.

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Posted by: Banken Aug 14 2012, 04:47 AM
QUOTE (keg11 @ 31 minutes, 14 seconds ago)
Actually, he done it at least once.

At the end of the Tokyopop release of vol. 33(?), there was a mini-story which involved Fumihiro getting a stomach ache at Akagi. As Ryosuke was flying down Akagi to get Fumihiro treated (he took it way more seriously than normel, guess it comes when you're studying to be a doctor), they blow pass a Porsche 911.

However, that's the only time.


I know, but that whole scene only seemed to imply that Japanese cars are superior to Porsches...

Like I said, there are no main characters with foreign cars. The excuse they give in the manga is that either they're too expensive or the character has money but isn't interested.

Posted by: jeremigoku Aug 14 2012, 04:30 PM
QUOTE (Renmazuo @ Aug 12 2012, 09:05 PM)
Maybe not the remix version. But I think this would be a good song to include in the series.

I'd also like to see them include "Speed of Light" by The Snake.

I think this song would be a good addition to the series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGme2QKYa0

Posted by: fuji_tak Aug 14 2012, 04:56 PM
QUOTE (Banken @ Today, 4:47 AM)

I know, but that whole scene only seemed to imply that Japanese cars are superior to Porsches...

Like I said, there are no main characters with foreign cars. The excuse they give in the manga is that either they're too expensive or the character has money but isn't interested.

they are just addicted to their national cars constructors
shigeno views is wrong
Porsche is a car tat a lot japanese track/toge specialist like.
In reality i don't think that FC could stand against porsche carrera in public road.

Posted by: Kalevispetke Aug 15 2012, 02:52 AM
QUOTE (jeremigoku @ Yesterday, 4:30 PM)
I think this song would be a good addition to the series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGme2QKYa0

Wow, Ace songs still kick ass biggrin.gif Seconded.

Posted by: TimeZero Aug 15 2012, 07:09 AM
Subsribing to that mass email years ago...

BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE!!!!

So exicited I was shaking when I read that 2 days ago!!!! awesome.gif

Posted by: Renmazuo Aug 15 2012, 03:00 PM
QUOTE (jeremigoku @ Yesterday, 4:30 PM)
I think this song would be a good addition to the series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGme2QKYa0

You did not just suggest this song......

YOU DA MAN!!!!

Posted by: Phantom_R32 Aug 15 2012, 05:30 PM
I think they should start the season with a song everyone knows, but yet, it can't be a song they used already.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_ng7JCkkc )

I think this song would be perfect for the start of the first race. The beginning of the song is perfect for it, then both cars can take off once the songs gets to about 0:27

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 15 2012, 05:46 PM
QUOTE (Phantom_R32 @ 15 minutes, 51 seconds ago)
I think they should start the season with a song everyone knows, but yet, it can't be a song they used already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_ng7JCkkc
I think this song would be perfect for the start of the first race. The beginning of the song is perfect for it, then both cars can take off once the songs gets to about 0:27

But that has been used already, in Arcade Stage.

Posted by: Perry Aug 15 2012, 05:49 PM
QUOTE (Phantom_R32 @ 17 minutes, 30 seconds ago)
I think they should start the season with a song everyone knows, but yet, it can't be a song they used already.

It would be nice if they do that, but that's not how they make money. M.O.V.E has already announced their "Raise Up" will be the OP of Fifth Stage, we just don't know what the ED theme is at the moment. We'll find out soon enough.

Posted by: Phantom_R32 Aug 15 2012, 05:55 PM

QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 5 minutes, 46 seconds ago)
But that has been used already, in Arcade Stage.


Well, I meant for the anime. That's why I said a song that everyone knows. Because everyone remembers it from Ver.3, but it hasn't been used in the TV series yet.

QUOTE (Perry @ 2 minutes, 29 seconds ago)
It would be nice if they do that, but that's not how they make money. M.O.V.E has already announced their "Raise Up" will be the OP of Fifth Stage, we just don't know what the ED theme is at the moment. We'll find out soon enough.


I just meant for the first race, not the actual opening. I didn't word my post that well. pinch2.gif

Posted by: Silec Aug 16 2012, 01:24 PM
Okay... I am following this Board since...... hell since 9 years now. And this announcement was reason enough to finally get active in here.

How long have we waited for this to become true and now it finally comes... just thanks.gif for giving me a second reason to make this day the best one for me this year smile.gif

Posted by: Animefreak1983 Aug 16 2012, 02:23 PM
I haven't been on here all that much and it's been a while since I was.
But so thrilled by this news.
I'm also hoping this helps bring renewed interest in the franchise and we will get the rest of the manga released here in the U.S .

I would also like to see some different cars added in the mix. Such as the 4th generation Mitsubishi Eclipse , Subaru BRZ, and many others.

Posted by: THE_HONDA_CG2 Aug 16 2012, 04:02 PM
QUOTE (Perry @ Yesterday, 6:49 PM)
It would be nice if they do that, but that's not how they make money. M.O.V.E has already announced their "Raise Up" will be the OP of Fifth Stage, we just don't know what the ED theme is at the moment. We'll find out soon enough.

Can we get a youtube link to the music video or something? It's been ages since I last listened to M.O.V.E. and I've been waiting ages for them to announce their next album or song.

Posted by: Nd4SpdSe Aug 16 2012, 04:12 PM
QUOTE (Solid Snake @ Aug 9 2012, 11:56 PM)
I remember waiting those 2 weeks for the subs after the episodes aired. I dreaded the first 2 weeks of every month. The anticipation, the "where are the subs?" posts and then finally the release of the subs. Those were the days. crying2.gif

Been so long, I don't even remember subscribing to an emailing system, lol. Nice considering that I've never gotten anything from you guys before, so I've never unsubscribbed because it got annoying/spammy, thank god, this was important!

I was remembering a week, but maybe it was two, but they were pretty regular with their releases in relation to their TV Japan air date, I would expect the same.

Hopefully the Rx8 gets some action in 5th stage, it is in the arcade game whistling.gif

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 16 2012, 04:58 PM
QUOTE (Nd4SpdSe @ 45 minutes, 41 seconds ago)
Hopefully the Rx8 gets some action in 5th stage, it is in the arcade game whistling.gif

I keep seeing comments like these. What makes anyone think that Fifth Stage will feature any cars that weren't in the manga? This is an anime adaptation of the manga. If it wasn't in the manga, it's not going to be in the anime. What's so hard to get about this?

Posted by: Kelvin Aug 16 2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks to Perry for the email.

I seriously hope the Evo7 and Supra races are not cut out and saved for Battle Stage 3. Anyways, does the yellow Fifth stage looks like Filth stage to anyone?

Posted by: kyonpalm Aug 16 2012, 05:23 PM
QUOTE (Kelvin @ 7 minutes, 16 seconds ago)
Anyways, does the yellow Fifth stage looks like Filth stage to anyone?

AH DAMMIT, CANNOT UNSEE.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 16 2012, 05:42 PM
QUOTE (Nd4SpdSe @ 1 hour, 30 minutes ago)
Been so long, I don't even remember subscribing to an emailing system, lol. Nice considering that I've never gotten anything from you guys before, so I've never unsubscribbed because it got annoying/spammy, thank god, this was important!

And this is why Perry is so awesome. Only use the mass-mail option when it's really important and you can be sure everyone will get it...unless they no longer used the e-mail address they registered with, of course!

Posted by: Meteor Aug 16 2012, 06:41 PM
QUOTE
Anyways, does the yellow Fifth stage looks like Filth stage to anyone?

And here I thought I was the only one who spotted that.

Posted by: Soran Aug 16 2012, 10:25 PM
QUOTE (Kelvin @ 5 hours, 9 minutes ago)
Thanks to Perry for the email.

I seriously hope the Evo7 and Supra races are not cut out and saved for Battle Stage 3. Anyways, does the yellow Fifth stage looks like Filth stage to anyone?

That was my only major gripe with 4th stage, them skipping the ER34 and DC2 races

I remember saying to myself that if they skipped FD vs FD I will scream...

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 17 2012, 12:04 AM
QUOTE (Soran @ 1 hour, 38 minutes ago)
That was my only major gripe with 4th stage, them skipping the ER34 and DC2 races

Well, at least they put the races back in with Battle Stage 2.

Posted by: mike962 Aug 17 2012, 12:47 AM
QUOTE (Kelvin @ 7 hours, 31 minutes ago)
Thanks to Perry for the email.

I seriously hope the Evo7 and Supra races are not cut out and saved for Battle Stage 3. Anyways, does the yellow Fifth stage looks like Filth stage to anyone?

I think that's exactly what is going to happen rolleyes.gif

remember they do need some extra material for Battle Stage 3 and this races were probably the most unimportant and "easy" for Keisuke , you can't have that much drama with them into the anime like with the Ikeda or the NSX races for example


also you all seem to forget that Battle Stage 1 had a missing race too the Keisuke VS Seiji (Emperor with Evo 4) race rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 17 2012, 01:48 AM
QUOTE (mike962 @ 1 hour, 0 minutes ago)
also you all seem to forget that Battle Stage 1 had a missing race too the Keisuke VS Seiji (Emperor with Evo 4) race rolleyes.gif

Well, that one was pretty shoddy. I don't know if it really didn't have that much going on with it in the manga but they didn't put a lot of effort into animating it. The cars, yeah, sure, they had the same quality as the rest of the First Stage remastered CG cars. But they reused cockpit/character stock from First Stage and Second Stage and I think Seiji had like...two lines? Which may have been from Second Stage anyway?

Whereas at least in Battle Stage 2 the two 'missing' races were fully animated and scripted just like they would have been in-series.

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