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  • Initial D Fifth Stage has ended with 14 episodes. [confirmed]
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    Posted: Oct 1 2003, 07:15 PM


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Initial D World - Frequently Asked Questions
Tips: If you wish to read the *spoilers*, highlight the text after the word "*spoiler*" and the spoiler will be shown.
  • How many series are there, and how many episodes does each series have?
    There are currently six series, called "stages." They are in this order:
    First Stage: 26 Episodes (TV Series)
    Second Stage: 13 Episodes (OVA)
    Extra Stage: 2 Episodes (OVA)
    Third Stage: 1 Movie (Film)
    Battle Stage: 1 Movie (Special)
    Fourth Stage: 24 Episodes (TV Series)


  • When is 5th Stage coming out?
    We don't know. OB Planning has not as of yet made any announcements about a new series for Initial D. However, the manga is ongoing, so we can only assume that given time there will be a Fifth Stage.

  • Where can I find 4th Stage?
    4th Stage is currently unlicensed and can be found on P2P programs such as Kazaa, on MIRC and on bittorrent sites. Check out this thread for more information. http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=4547

  • What is the order of the stages?
    1st Stage (26 episodes), 2nd Stage (13 episodes), Extra Stage (2 episodes together, Impact Blue and Sentimental White), 3rd Stage (movie), Battle Stage (recap movie), 4th Stage (24 episodes)

  • What is your stance on Tokyopop?
    Initial D World does not support Tokyopop and its endeavors but we also do not discriminate against them. The general consensus on the board does not reflect the standpoint of the website and forums.

  • I hear FUNimation got the rights to Initial D. Is it being re-done?
    No, it is not being re-done. FUNimation merely got the distribution rights--they are just re-packaging and re-selling what TokyoPop already produced, no changes.

  • I've heard of Project.D, what is it?
    Project D is also known as 4th stage. However, *spoiler* Project.D is also known as Ryousuke's new racing team in 4th stage consists of himself, Keisuke and Takumi.

  • What does the D in Project.D or Initial D mean?
    We don't know. No one does. Anyone who says they do is just guessing and is not a reliable source of information (unless it's Shuichi Shigeno, in which case..). In 4th Stage, Ryosuke announced that there is definite meaning behind the 'D', but that he wouldn't say what it meant until the project was complete. As it's still not finished at the end of 4th Stage, we don't know.

  • Where can I get episodes of Initial D?
    You can either download the episodes using a peer-to-peer file sharing program such as Kazaa Lite K++, or edonkey. mIRC will most likely have episodes also. Be wary that you may get the Cantonese version of the anime. Another way is to buy the DVDs off jackadeal.com.

  • Where can I buy the DVDs?
    You can get the dvds off jackadeal.com. The prices on this site are very good and it's a real store so you know you will be getting high quality DVDs with english subtitles in the original Japanese voices. You can also walk into just about any store that sells Anime DVDs (Best Buy, Borders, FYE, etc.) and pick up the TokyoPop ones for 1st, 2nd and Extra Stage. They have excellent video quality, and include the original Japanese language track (with 5.1 Digital audio) and subtitles.

  • Where can I buy Initial D merchandise?
    For original Japanese Initial D stuff, ebay and import shops in your local area are your best bet. Due to Tokyopop's release of ID, more merchandise will be available soon.

  • What year is the Hachi-Roku?
    The Hachi-Roku was in production from 1983-1986. It is called the 86 not because of the year, but the chassis code. The chassis code is AE86. Takumi's is a 1983 model.

  • How much horsepower does the Hachi-Roku have?
    The Hachi-Roku is rated to be around 150HP with the stock 4-AG engine.

  • What is the name of Takumi's new engine and how much power does it have?
    The engine is still a 4AG. However, it comes from an AE101 and is from the Group A racing circuit. The suspected power output is 240hp@11,000rpm.

  • Do Bunta and Takumi ever race?
    Yes, Takumi and Bunta race in 4th stage, but Takumi doesn't know who he's racing with.

  • What are the teams in Initial D?
    Speedstars @ Akina, Redsuns @ Akagi, Night Kids @ Myogi, Impact Blue @ Usui, Emperor @ Irohazaka, Purple Shadow @ Ibaraki, Seven Star Leaf @ Momiji Line, Toudou Juku @ Happogahara.

  • Who races, but isn't on a team?
    Takumi, Kai, Wataru.

  • Is Takumi part of the Speedstars?
    No; Takumi is not affiliated to any racing team until 4th stage where he joins Ryosuke in Project.D.

  • What is the order of Takumi's races?
    FD3S, R32, EG6, Sileighty, S14, FC3S, EVO IV, EVO III, AE86 TURBO, EVO III(rematch), SW20, GT-4, FC3S (rematch; this last race was left unfinished), MX-5, EK-9, EK-9 (race prepped), WRX (an unofficial race), Altezza, Cappucino, EVO V, S2000.

  • What is written on the side of Takumi's Hachi-Roku?
    Fujiwara Tofu Shop (Private Use)

  • In different stages of initial D the AE86's name is different (ie, Trueno Toreno and Tureno) what is the correct spelling?
    Early in Initial D (anime) Shigeno Shuichi and the production team didn't have the full license to the name "Trueno." The correct spelling is "TRUENO" and that's how it is for the rest of the anime after he got the full license for the use of the name.

  • Who drives what car and where are they from?
    *thanks to the IDW members for helping to complete the list*

    Gunma(independent)
    Impreza WRX STi version V(GC8) - Bunta Fujiwara
    Toyota Celica GT-Four(ST205) - Miki
    Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86) - Takumi Fujiwara

    Akina SpeedStars
    Nissan Silvia (S13) - Kouichirou Iketani
    Nissan 180SX - Kenji
    Toyota Levin(AE85) - Itsuki Takeuchi

    Akagi RedSuns
    Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) - Keisuke Takahashi
    Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) - Ryosuke Takahashi
    Nissan Silvia (S14) - Kenta Nakamura
    Toyota MR-2 (SW20) - Fumihiro *does not compete*

    Myogi Night Kids
    Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) - Takeshi Nakazato
    Honda Civic (EG6) - Shingo Shouji

    Usui (Impact Blue)
    Nissan SilEighty (RPS13) - Mako Satou/Sayuki

    Saitama (Independent)
    Toyota Levin Turbo (AE86) - Wataru Akiyama

    Tochigi (Independent)
    Toyota MR2 (SW20) - Kai Kogashiwa

    Emperors
    Mitsubishi Evolution III (CE9A) - Kyouichi Sudou
    Mitsubishi Evolution IV (CN9A) - Seiji Iwaki

    Project.D
    Toyota Trueno(AE86) - Takumi Fujiwara
    Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) - Keisuke Takahashi
    Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) - Ryosuke Takahashi *does not compete*
    Nissan Silvia (S14) - Kenta Nakamura *does not compete*

    Seven Star Leaf
    Mazda MX-5 Roadster (NA5CE) - Tohru Suetsugu
    Nissan Skyline 2.5GT Turbo (ER34) - Atsuro Kawai

    Toudu Juku
    Honda Civic Type-R (EK9) - Daiki Ninomiya
    Honda Civic Type-R (EK9) - Tomoyuki Tachi
    Honda Integra Type-R Turbo (DC2) - Sakai

    Northwest Saitama Alliance
    Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) - Kyoko Iwase
    Toyota Altezza (SXE10) - Nobuhiko
    Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) - Sakamoto
    Toyota Levin Supercharged (AE86) - Wataru Akiyama

    Tsuchizaka
    Mitsubishi Evolution V (CP9AV) - *unknown*
    Mitsubishi Evolution IV (CP9AIV) - *unknown*

    Purple Shadow
    Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II (BNR34) - Hoshino Kouzou (God Foot)
    Honda S2000 (AP1) - Joushima Toshiya (God Hand)

    Tokyo (Independent)
    Nissan Silvia (S15) - *unknown*

    Thunders
    Nissan 180SX - *unknown*
    Nissan 180SX - *unknown*
    Nissan Silvia S13 - *unknown*

Thanks to the newbies and their questions and the veteran members also. Any irrelevant replies will be deleted. So please do not post any nonsense or spam here.

- Initial D World Staff

This post has been edited by Nomake Wan on May 7 2007, 04:48 AM
Kamui
Posted: Oct 1 2003, 07:20 PM


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good we need to update it more but its looking good now all the new members know the questions to ID they need . biggrin.gif



EDIT BY INDECISIVE: if more questions need to be added send a PM to Perry, Karasac or myself.
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Posted: Oct 2 2003, 07:01 AM


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About the teams, there are alos a lot of people who race solo such as Kai, Wataru, Takumi *spoiler* the two guys from tokyo, kyoko, Sakamoto i think, nobuhiko i think, and another racing team i can remember is Toudou-Juku and i think they race on Happo
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  Posted: Oct 2 2003, 12:47 PM


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I'll add a "who races but isn't on a team?"

thanks Kraz


if somebody can confirm the 4th stage teams and solo racers for me it would be great.
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Posted: Oct 2 2003, 02:11 PM


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im positive SPOLIER "Toudou-Juku and i think they race on Happo" this is right
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Posted: Oct 10 2003, 10:15 AM


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I know this is being knit picky, but I figured I'd post the info up.

The stock 4age engine was 130 HP. That's a pretty generous figure too, it's probably a bit lower on most engines.

That and I'd say Takumi's 2nd engine is probably based off an AE111 engine, not really significant since VVT is turned off. But basically it's a TRD Group A engine. Group A was a race series in Japan. All the part #s are listed in the TRD Levin/Trueno Bible.
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Posted: Oct 10 2003, 10:37 AM


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so how did it get flown in from afar?
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Posted: Oct 16 2003, 01:55 PM


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My guess? That they didn't get the engine built locally, that an engine builder built the engine. A company like Toda Racing, or TRD. TRD Japan preps all the motors for Toyota's Japan race teams.

I don't think that's really important to the storyline though, if it was I'm sure the would have gone in to more detail about it.
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Posted: Nov 7 2003, 07:30 PM


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the engine came from one of buntas contacts at a local garage, i think it might have had something to do with the drift king, if someone could claridy that it would be great.

Thanx for all those, i mena, i didn't know it all bu im sure it will help noobs(liek i was a month ago) understand a bit more bout id
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Posted: Nov 11 2003, 10:25 AM


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wasen't the engine flown in from a from a different countrey blink.gif
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Posted: Nov 11 2003, 10:59 AM


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yea im pretty sure it was.
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Posted: Nov 25 2003, 03:23 PM


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Sorry for the double post.

Ok so i just want to say that the Second race (in Third Stage) against Ryousuke wasnt really a rematch. *spoiler* Im pretty sure that takumi just wanted to race with him just because he needed to make his decision about Project D. Dont think it was a rematch.
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QUOTE (KrazFD @ Nov 25 2003, 03:21 PM)
Sorry for the double post.

Ok so i just want to say that the Second race (in Third Stage) against Ryousuke wasnt really a rematch.  *spoiler* Im pretty sure that takumi just wanted to race with him just because he needed to make his decision about Project D.  Dont think it was a rematch.

how so?
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Posted: Nov 29 2003, 03:10 PM


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If i order this DVD set does it come in English so i dont have to read the subtitles? It only says Japanese dialogue but is there a option to change it to english?
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http://store.yahoo.com/jackadeal-store/indcobudvd.html
this is the one i wanan buy.
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Posted: Nov 29 2003, 03:28 PM


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You going to have to read subtitles. If you dont want to listen to the tokypop garbage and watch ID how it was suppose to be
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Posted: Nov 29 2003, 04:26 PM


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The only existing English dialogue version of Initial D is the TokyoPop version.
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  Posted: Nov 29 2003, 04:42 PM


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QUOTE (eightsixdrifter9 @ Nov 29 2003, 04:24 PM)
The only existing English dialogue version of Initial D is the TokyoPop version.

which is CRAP

can somebody let this guy listen to the raped version.
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i turned the subtitles on and made it speak japanese and english and watched it. There is a huge diffrence i like the orginal verson better.
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Posted: Nov 30 2003, 06:20 AM


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For the TP dvds?

Its still garbage if you did.
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Posted: Nov 30 2003, 09:29 AM


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QUOTE (CrypticApathy @ Nov 29 2003, 06:12 PM)
i turned the subtitles on and made it speak japanese and english and watched it. There is a huge diffrence i like the orginal verson better.

there are whole sections of the storyline that were removed from the TP DVD's because they were not appropriate for 10 year olds. THATS why they suck
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If i do the Jackadeal thing is it the unedited versions? i dont wanna stick out 100 bucks for something that i can get locally
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ummm....duh? Obviously, jack a deal supplies the original versions of initial d (non butchered) with sub titles at the bottom. Thats pretty much it.
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QUOTE (CrypticApathy @ Nov 30 2003, 04:44 PM)
If i do the Jackadeal thing is it the unedited versions? i dont wanna stick out 100 bucks for something that i can get locally

You are going to waste even more money buying those TP dvds. When thy brought it over to North America to make money to they put out 3 episodes on each dvd.
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yeah but to me its worth the extra since i dont have to wait for it to arrive i can go there buy it and leave with it not buy it and wait like a week or 2. if the Jack A deal though are the real versions not the edited. If its the unedited versions then its worth the money to me. If its edited i can go to the mall and get them.

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Its the unedited ones Jack A Deal is selling. Buy those ones much better than TP dvds

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