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Chidoki
Posted: Oct 21 2005, 01:35 PM


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SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THESE INITIAL D INFO FILLED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:

Note: Errors may be present as these sections are updated/edited occasionally. Wikipedia is a site where it can be edited to fix errors where it may be necessary for accuracy so have fun with it.

General Initial D Wikipedia Homepage (N/A - still being updated, at Wikipedia)
Characters & Car Modifications Part 1 - Before Project D (DONE, now at Wikipedia)
Characters & Car Modifications Part 2 - Project D (DONE, now at Wikipedia)
Terminologies and Techniques (Loosely DONE, now at Wikipedia)
NON-SPOILER Episode Summary (DONE, now at Wikipedia)
Manga/Anime Comparison Part 1 - Volumes 01 - 17 (DONE, simplified for Wikipedia)
Manga/Anime Comparison Part 2 - Volumes 17 - 31 (DONE, simplified for wikipedia)
Manga Volumes/Chapters & NON-SPOILER Summary (DONE, now at Wikipedia)
Complete Vocal Song List (DONE, now at Wikipedia) ~from Takumi Trueno list~
Spoiler/Battle Section (N/A - still being updated)
Character/Car Pictures (N/A - still being updated) ~images courtesy of Smiley DC2
Real-Life Locations and Popularity (Loosely DONE, now at Wikipedia)
Miscellaneous Links (DONE) * To be edited

This topic is about my goal in updating the "Initial D" section of Wikipedia to somewhat the same caliber of information detail as "Naruto" section. Notice the big difference in the two websites, which is why most of this info will go to the wikipedia page of Initial D once it's completed:

Naruto Wikipedia
Initial D Wikipedia

NOTE: Please give me as many ideas as can be given...i'll need as much info...and if anyone can help i'd be really great for me to know. Please also tell me any errors so I may correct them whenever I get the chance.

Credit Thanks to the following people for ideas, fixing errors/edits or simply just because of this forum (even if it is a small deal):
Tessou, Smiley DC2, Braja, Akishiro, Takumi Trueno, BOZZY, InitialDRulz, xxxkHOLiC, Perry, Dave Rodgers

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Posted: Oct 21 2005, 01:50 PM


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Sounds cool .. if u need/want screenshots of characters and cars from 4th stage ~ then holla (or take em from my screenshot thread)

I think also a list of all the battles may be added (as opposed to the episode summaries), including the stage and episode it happened in .. perhaps even the manga volumes and chapters too if u really wanna be specific

all up sounds like a fairly big project so take ur time and have fun with it .. ive signed up for membership as well, so i may do some editing here and there if need be

edit ~ maybe even summaries of the locations where battles have taken place, perheps even comparison to the real life counterparts as well

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Posted: Oct 21 2005, 02:12 PM


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BEFORE PROJECT D...1st, 2nd, Extra, and 3rd STAGE...


GHOST OF AKINA (GUNMA):

Name: Takumi Fujiwara (Tak (Takumi))(Taku)
Team: N/A, Ghost of Akina
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Panda Toyota Trueno (AE86), FR, Twincam Valve 16 4A-GEU, fuel-injected 4-cylinder 1587cc, 1.6 Litre @ 150 hps
Later the TRD AE101 Valve 20 “Group A”, 1.6 Litre, 240hps, Non-Aspirated
Spec: Ventilated front disc brakes, rear solid discs, independent front coil spring suspension, rear beam-axle coil springs
Mods: None specified, reinforced suspensions and balance, also known as the Fujiwara Special (or also called Bunta Special)
Extra: Black RS Watanabe rims, T-VIS (Toyota Variable Induction System), optional LSD (Limited Slip Differential)
Driving Style: Streetracing in the most outworldly variety of street skills such as the gutter drop, gutter hook, and much more. He is an evolving driver with unpredictable possibilities.
Notes: Models equipped with a 4A-GE engine received a 6.7” rear differential, upgrade during 2nd Stage and 4th Stage, see Project D

Other Characters:
Name: Bunta Fujiwara (Vol 01) Relation: Owns a Tofu shop and has a son who delivers all the Tofu to the hotels for him
Name: Natsuki Mogi (Natalie (Natsuki)) (Vol 01) Relation: Takumi’s would be girlfriend who is also hiding a secret from him until he finds out.
Name: Yuiichi Tachibana (Boss) (Vol 01) Relation: Best friend of Bunta that owns the GS Gas Station, knows a lot about cars
Name: Masashi Suzuki (Vol 09) Relation: Gets Bunta all of the best car parts, even the street illegal parts he can get it
Name: Keiichi “Drift King” Tsuchiya (Episode 23) Relation: Also known as “Dori Dori”, the real-life drift king in Best Motoring Sports



AKINA SPEEDSTARS (GUNMA):

Name: Itsuki Takeuchi (Iggy (Itsuki))
Team: Akina Speedstars
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Panda Toyota Levin (AE85), FR, SOHC 3A-U, 87 hps, 1452cc
Spec/Mods: Rear drum brakes, optional LSD
Notes: 3A-U, models recieved a smaller, weaker, 6.38" rear differential

Name: Koichiro Iketani (Cole (Iketani))
Team: Akina Speedstars (Leader)
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Light Grey Nissan Silvia K (S13), FR, CA18DET, 1.8 Litre, 175 hps, 1809cc (2.0 Litre 4-cylinder DOHC SR20DET?!)
Spec/Mods: Front strut, rear multi-link suspension layout, super HICAS high level handling, single turbo, nismo front/rear spoiler
Notes: Iketani has 2 pairs of NISMO shirts, and he only wears his clean one on special occasions.

Name: Kenji
Team: Akina Speedstars (2nd Fastest)
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: White Nissan 180SX (RPS13), FR, DOHC inline 4 CA18DET, 1.8 Litre, 1998cc
Spec/Mods: Turbo aspirated, rear multi-link suspension layout, 205 hps ps / 6000rpm, torque 28.0kgm/4000rpm



AKAGI REDSUNS (GUNMA):

Name: Ryosuke Takahashi (Ry (Ryousuke))
Team: RedSuns, White Comet (Founder)
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: White Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) Savanna, FR, Rotary Engine 13B Turbo II, (against Takumi, set-up at 260hps)
Spec/Mods: Stock internals, performance computer, boost setting 1.98 psi, twin-plate clutch, sports muffler
Extra: Turbo II (200 hp @ 149 kW), lighter rotors, higher compression ratio, engine management, RS Watanabe rims, Fujita front spoiler
Driving Style: Downhill, Analysis of weaknesses through computer data collections, stylish smooth driving like a work of art, psychology trick of imitating the exact same skills of his opponents, he is a perfectionist at planning and pinning a strategy.

Name: Keisuke Takahashi (K.T.)
Team: RedSuns
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Yellow Mazda RX-7 Efini (FD3S), FR, Rotary 2 Rotary REI3BT Engine, Max Output 350hps
Spec/Mods: Racing beat body kit, shortshift, sports muffler, electric boost, controller, sequencial adaptor, sports computer, twin turbo
Driving Style: Ryosuke believes in Keisuke’s natural instinct to become much greater of a racer, but that’s yet to be proven
Sidenotes: After his loss twice from Takumi, Keisuke made a drastic change in his driving skills

Name: Kenta Nakamura (Kent)(Danny)
Team: RedSuns (Rain Racer)
First Appearance: Volume 07
Vehicle: Orange Nissan Silvia Q (Sil 14), FR, SR20DE Engine, 2.0 Litre, 170hps
Spec/Mods: Sports racing type muffler (Dirt-Cheap), air intake filter, suspensions and tires heavily modified for rain racing
Driving Style: Downhill rain racer
Sidenotes: He is Keisuke Takahashi’s #1 fanboy as he admires him too much.

Other Characters:
Name: Hiroshi Fumihiko (Shiharu)(Vol 01) Relation: RedSuns mains spokesperson Car: MR2 (SW20)
Name: Tsugumi (Tricia) (Vol 04) Relation: Young cousin of Ryosuke and Keisuke that often stays at their house (Manga only)



MYOGI NIGHTKIDS (GUNMA):

Name: Takeshi Nakazato (Zack)
Team: NightKids (Leader)
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Black Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNK32), AWD, 16 DOHC RB 26DETT Engine, 2.6 Litre, 380hps
Spec/Mods: 90stain muffler, sports computer, racing plug, Tri-plate clutch, oil cooler, air cleaner, waste gate, 380 hps
Notes: Uses the ATTESA-ETS – Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All – Electronic Torque Split
Driving Style: Uphill Specialist (not really a downhill specialist), mastered the controls of the GT-R in fast accelerations and shifting
Sidenotes: Was once a well-known drift racer when he used a Black Nissan Sylvia S13 (240SX)

Name: Shingo Shouji
Team: NightKids (Downhill Technician)
First Appearance: Volume 03
Vehicle: Red Honda Civic SiR2 (EG6), FF, DOHC VTEC B16A, 1.6 Litre, N/A (Non-Aspirated), 185hps
Spec/Mods: Compression ratio up, balanced piston conrod, light flywheel, sports computer, EX manifold, sports muffler 70
Extra: Mugen 5 Spoke Rims, Front Grille
Driving Style: Downhill Specialist, Left-Foot Braking, Gumtape Death Match, Fake Brakelights Trap
Sidenotes: Shingo and Sayuri of Impact Blue were both childhood friends

Other Characters:
Name: Miyahara (Anime Special Stage) Relation: Shingo friend, hooking up with Mako Car: Pink MR2 (SW20)



USUI IMPACT BLUE (GUNMA):

Name: Mako Satoh (Maya)
Team: Impact Blue (Angels of Usui)
First Appearance: Volume 05
Vehicle: Dark Blue Nissan Sil-Eighty (RPS13), 180SX with a custom S13 front body, FR, SR20DET Engine, 2.0 Litre, 230hps
Spec/Mods: Stand-alone fuel management ECU, additional mufflers, high performance exhaust, suspensions/tires heavily modified, sideskirt, rear spoiler
Note: Gold mesh BBS wheels, 180SX with S13 front conversion makes it lighter
Driving Style: Downhill/Uphill, Sayuki navigates Mako from incoming traffic and rocks, C-121 hairpin specialty, when Mako is in the rhythm groove, her mountain driving skills becomes much better that Sayuki’s rally navigation is not needed.
Sidenotes: It took her two years to become the best of Usui at the age of 20, and had a crush on Ryosuke. Is in love with Iketani.

Other Characters:
Name: Sayuki (Simone (Sayuki)) (Vol 05) Relation: Best friend of Mako who acts also as Mako’s rally Navigator in all races
Name: Usui Racer (Kenta look alike), Usui Racer (Miyahara look alike), other various Usui racers Car: Honda CRX



IROHAZAKA EMPERORS (TOCHIGI):

Name: Kyoichi Sudoh (Kyle (Kyouichi))
Team: Emperor, (Leader)
First Appearance: Volume 07
Vehicle: Black Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III (GSR), AWD, E-CE9A 2.0 Litre Engine, 310hps
Spec/Mods: Metal head gasket, stock turbo customized with high-flow turbine housing, boost controller, misfiring CPU,sport muffler
Note: Misfiring engine is installed minimizing turbo lag, has a “BANG!” sound tuned initially for rally racing
Driving Style: Made the best tuning of his Evo III with a misfiring engine to eliminate Turbo Lag, very conservative and clear of his driving strategies, uses various Simulations strategies to win, can hide his true potential and doesn’t race for speed
Sidenotes: Ryosuke’s rival who improved himself to become a much better tuner and driver in motorsports racing

Name: Seiji Iwaki (Hawk (Seiji))
Team: Emperors
First Appearance: Volume 07
Vehicle: White Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV (RS), AWD, 4G63 Turbo, 2.0 Litre, 280 PS at 6500rpm & 260 ft-lbs torque 3000rpm
Spec/Mods: Signature foglights, exhaust manifold, waste gate, front pipe muffler, boost controller, max 300hps, AYC, front LSD, OZ silver multi-spoke rims
Note: Unlike Evo III, has the Active Yaw Control which adjusted torque split to rear wheels individually mimimizing understeer, MONSTER
Driving Style: Steeringwheel reliance on turns, simply let go on turns, accelerate on pedal at the exit, but really fast and effective
Sidenotes: Though it was never seen, Seiji also lost to Kai “Caine” in Irohazaka’s homecourse.

Name: Satake & Nogami Team: Emperors (Scouts) First Appearance: Anime Special Stage
Car/Mods: Silver Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV (RS), AWD, 4G63 Turbo, 2.0 Litre, 280 PS at 6500rpm & 260 ft-lbs torque 3000rpm
Spec/Mods: Signature foglights, AYC, front LSD Specialty: None specified
Sidenotes: Both drivers acts as scouts for Team Emperor in looking for other teams in Gunma worth conquering



SAITAMA’S EIGHT-SIX DRIVER (SAITAMA):

Name: Wataru Akiyama (Aki (Wataru))
Team: N/A, Saitama United Alliance
First Appearance: Volume 11
Vehicle: Panda Toyota Levin (AE86), 14 DOHC inline 4 (4A-G), 1.6 Litre, 1587cc
Spec/Mods: Turbocharger @ 250 hp / 7400rpm, torque 26.6kgm / 6000rpm, booster guage, oil & water temp, bucket seats, rollbars, white multi-spoke Enkei rims
Note: With the original turbo, the AE86 handling is very wobbly to being too unstable to control, but that was just the style of Wataru
Driving Style: Levin AE86 is unstable yet he can control the Turbocharger wobble, Downhill/Uphill multi-round endurance racer
Sidenotes: Best of Saitama. Deep inside he’s jealous and hates Takumi because he doesn’t know anything about cars. The same thing goes to Keisuke who Wataru thinks is a spoiled rich brat. But Wataru admires them greatly of their superior driving skills. Wataru loves challenging better drivers then himself.

Other Characters:
Name: Kasumi (Carrie (Kazumi)) Akiyama (Vol 11) Relation: Younger sister of Wataru that has an aunt living in Gunma, Itsuki’s love



TOCHIGI MID-REAR SPECIALIST (TOCHIGI):

Name: Kai Kogashiwa (Caine)
Team: N/A, Bunta’s original rival’s son
First Appearance: Volume 15
Vehicle: Dark Blue Toyota MR-2 G-Limited (SW20), Mid-ship (MR for Midrear), Type IV, 3S-GTE, 2.0 Litre, 1998cc
Spec/Mods: TRD large cambers, Max horsepower 180 / 7000rpm, Max torque 19.5kg / 4800rpm, TRD rims
Note: G-Limited actually has less horsepower than a standard MR-2, but makes up it’s power with better handling at corners
Driving Style: Has a quick sense to know the best driving line, uses his left foot braking to control understeer, Iroha hairpin jump/drop
Sidenotes: Before he was at the age of 18 for a driver’s licence, Kai had to settle riding a motorcycle since he was 16 years old

Other Characters:
Name: Ken Kogashiwa (Vol 15) Relation: Father of Kai and old rival of Bunta Fujiwara. He has never beaten Bunta.



OTHER DRIVERS (GUNMA/TOKYO):

Name: Miki
Team: N/A, Originally from Gunma, but now in Tokyo
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Silver Toyota Celica GT-4 (ST205), AWD, DOHC In-Line 4 3S GTE, 253hp/6000rpm, 31.0 kgm/4800rpm, 1998 cc
Spec/Mods: None mentioned, bodykit for this type had side skirts, rear spoiler, and grille reworked over previous models
Note: The Celica has also been named the CelicaSupra out of it’s major similarities
Sidenotes: Pervert & crazy Ex-boyfriend of Natsuki who was also punched by Takumi because he was taking advantage of Mogi.

Name: Papa
Team: N/A
First Appearance: Volume 01
Car/Mods: Mercedes Benz E-Class (E180), FF, no modifications
Specialty: Spending lots of money on Natsuki just to have sex with her in return. Oops, I mean not a specialty lol.
Sidenotes: In the anime series, Miki refers that Natsuki use to do everything that his dad told her. So Papa could be Miki’s father.

Manga Only Characters:
Name: Shiraishi (Vol 01) Relation: This is the so-called mystery caller that was warning Takumi, who is also Natsuki’s friend and Papa’s daughter (Manga only character, possible fan-name translation)
Name: Tsukamoto (Vol 09) Relation: Wannabe racer, senior from the same highschool as Takumi and Natsuki driving a 180SX (Manga only character, but makes a brief anime appearance in 2nd Stage episode 05)

Anime Only Characters:
Name: Saori (Anime Eps 11) Relation: Old classmate of Natsuki who went on a date with Itsuki for awhile (anime only)

Other Race Teams:
Name: Team Thunder-Fire Relation: Team from Gunma, usually driving cars like the 180SX, S13, and MR2 SW20. (anime only team, in 1st and 2nd Stage)
Other teams include from the Emperor’s sticker collection such as team Drifters (anime only)
Emperor beat in the manga are teams Over Take, Kings, and Shirane. (sticker reference or by word)
Teams from Usui seen in the Extra Stage anime are referred as well. (anime only)

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Posted: Oct 21 2005, 02:18 PM


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I've been thinking about working on the Initial D wiki for some time now, but I never got around to it.
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Posted: Oct 21 2005, 02:37 PM


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Initial D 4th Stage...

PROJECT D (GUNMA):

Name: Takumi Fujiwara (Tak (Takumi))
Team: Ghost of Akina, Project D
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Sprinter Toyota Trueno GT-APEX (AE86), FR, TRD AE101 Valve 20 “Group A”, 1.6 Litre, 240hps, Non-Aspirated
Spec: Ventilated front disc brakes, rear solid discs, independent front coil spring suspension, rear beam-axle coil springs
Mods: Reinforced suspensions and balance, weight reduction, tachometer, oil and water temperature guage, carbon fibre hood
Extra: Black RS Watanabe rims, Takumi noticed the harder clutch, harder steering, and bucket seat, additional upgrades seen later
Driving Style: Downhill Specialist, one of Project D’s double aces with an outworldly variety of street skills such as the Gutter Drop, Gutter Hook, Gutter Jump, Gutter Lift Weight Transfer, Hairpin Jump, or the Blind Attack Fujiwara Special. Ryosuke chose him because of his natural improvising as a Street Racer would, and many other outworldly skills and high sense of concentration when he is the chaser.
Note: Takumi becomes more knowledgeable about cars consciously without realizing it. It's a result of how the professional attitude of Project D affected him.

Name: Keisuke Takahashi (K.T.)
Team: Prince Of Rotary, Project D
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: MazdaSpeed Yellow Mazda RX-7 Efini (FD3S), FR, Rotary 2 Rotary REI3BT, Max Output 350hps
Spec: MazdaSpeed front grill, rims, and rear wing spoiler
Mods: Shortshift, sports muffler, electirc boost controller, sequencial adaptor, sports computer, twin turbo

Vehicle: [URL=]RE-Amemiya Yellow Mazda RX-7 Efini (FD32)[/URL], FR, Rotary 2 Rotary REI3BT, Max Output 380 – 400hps?!
Spec: RE-Amemiya wide body, black front grill bumper, front hood, rear wing spoiler, volk TE37 rims, rear diffuser, Razo pedals
Mods: Sharper turns with more horsepower, less oversteer and reinforced stability
Driving Style: Uphill Project D double-ace aiming to be a Pro Racer, Equal distribution of Turbo, Maximum Speed Velocity Theory, Accelerator Theory, but his greatest gift is his Natural Instincts to improvise as a Pro Racer would in a circuit
Note: Unlike his brother Ryosuke who is a multi-task person, Keisuke can't handle doing more than one thing.

Other Characters:
Name: Ryosuke Takahashi (Ry (Ryousuke))(Vol 01) Relation: Founder and main strategist in Project D, also busy with Medschool study. Talk about Ryosuke's FC is seen here
Name: Hiroshi Fumihiko (Shiharu)(Vol 01) Relation: Spokesperson for Project D with a lot of public charisma
Name: Kenta Nakamura (Kent) (Danny) (Vol 07) Relation: Acts as the location scout of the team doing all of the video taping
Name: Matsumoto Shuichi (Vol 17) Relation: Personal mechanic to the Trueno AE86 for data and analysis
Name: Tomiguchi (Noto: fan-name) (Vol 17) Relation: Personal mechanic to the RX-7 FD3S collecting data and analysis
Name: Natsuki Mogi (Natalie (Natsuki)) (Vol 01) Relation: Takumi’s would be girlfriend who is recently attending Tokyo University



NIGHTMARE DRIVER (GUNMA): (Note: This name is taken from Chapters 258, 259, and 317 of manga upon Impreza’s first appearance, so I just had it written down as this)

Name: Bunta Fujiwara
Team: N/A, Takumi’s Nightmare Driver
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Dark Grey (Blue) Subaru Impreza WRX sTi Type-V (GC8), AWD, EJ20 Engine, 2.0 Litre, 280ps/6500rpm, 36.0kgm/4000rpm
Spec/Mods: Aerodynamics (large rear spoiler, hood scoop intercooler spray), BREMBO disc brakes,driver controlled center differential
Driving Style: Tofu style driving so can’t really say, but he thinks that he is flying when he drives fast
Note: A large debate is talked about the type of engine Bunta’s vehicle may have as is written in this forums page here
Sidenotes: Since Bunta gave takumi the Eight-Six, he bought an Impreza and uses Takumi to alter driving the Impreza every other day

Other Characters:
Name: Yuiichi Tachibana (Boss) (Vol 01) Relation: Best friend of Bunta that owns the GS Gas Station, knows a lot about cars
Name: Masashi Suzuki (Vol 09) Relation: Gets Bunta all of the best car parts, even the street illegal parts he can get it



AKINA SPEEDSTARS (GUNMA):

Name: Itsuki Takeuchi (Iggy (Itsuki))
Team: Akina Speedstars
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Panda Toyota Levin (AE85), FR, SOHC 3A-U, 87 hps, 1452cc
Spec/Mods: Rear drum brakes, optional LSD, Turbo upgrade up to 150 hps
Notes: 3A-U, models recieved a smaller, weaker, 6.38" rear differential
Sidenotes: Itsuki has just recently had a turbo installed to his AE85

Name: Koichiro Iketani (Cole (Iketani))
Team: Akina Speedstars (Leader)
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: Light Grey Nissan Silvia K (S13), FR, CA18DET, 1.8 Litre, 175 hps, 1809cc (2.0 Litre 4-cylinder DOHC SR20DET?!)
Spec/Mods: Front strut, rear multi-link suspension layout, super HICAS high level handling, single turbo, NISMO front/rear spoiler
Notes: Judging from the NISMO shirt Iketani always wears, most likely parts of the company are installed in his S13
Sidenotes: Is also the one who taught Takumi the basics of car parts just before Takumi joined Project D

Name: Kenji
Team: Akina Speedstars (2nd Fastest)
First Appearance: Volume 01
Vehicle: White Nissan 180SX (RPS13), FR, DOHC inline 4 CA18DET, 1.8 Litre, 1998cc
Spec/Mods: Turbo aspirated, rear multi-link suspension layout, 205 hps ps / 6000rpm, torque 28.0kgm/4000rpm
Sidenotes: Kenji provides Iketani, Itsuki and Yuiichi of every Project D battle updates whenever he is on the website



MOMIJI LANE SEVEN STAR LEAF/REEF (TOCHIGI):

Name: Tooru Suetsugu (Matsuji)
Team: Seven Star Leaf (SSR)
First Appearance: Volume 17
Car/Mods: Red Mazda Roadster Miata S Special(NA6C), FR, B6 Engine, 1.6 Litre, upgrade to 1800cc displacement
Spec: Mazda front spoiler, mud guard, mirror, hardtop, 7 spoke rims
Mods: Weight reduction, compression ratio action pistons, four rows race car fuel injection system,
Driving Style: Downhill with the absolute familiarity of Momiji Lane the same amount Takumi has on Akina, and lightweight speed car then the heavier AE86, an expert at making inertia drifts in every corner. A reckless driver just like Takumi.
Sidenotes: Is poor and in debt by a lot of money. He has a rich girlfriend named Nao to change his tires

Name: Atsorou Kawai (Ju’nou)
Team: Seven Star Leaf (SSR)
First Appearance: Volume 17
Car/Mods: Dark Gray Nissan Skyline GT-S Turbo (ER34 25T), FR, L6 DOHC RB25DET, L6 DOHC, 2.5 Litre
Spec/Mods: Single Turbo, Max Output 400 hps, chrome Rays with outer rim studs, polished lip, front spoiler
Note: After the battle, Keisuke told Atsorou that the ER34 had more hps, however timing of the turns was out of lack full potential
Driving Style: Uphill, using basic out-in-out driving technique and Single Turbo straightaways

Other Characters:
Name: Shinichi (Vol 17) Relation: Another member of SSR that looks up to Tooru (he’s just like Kenta)
Name: Nao (Vol 17) Relation: Tooru’s girlfriend for six years that is rich, who buys his tires



ENNA/HAPPOGAHARA TODOH RACING SCHOOL (TOCHIGI):

Name: Daiki Ninomiya (Dice)
Team: Todoh Racing School (TRS)
First Appearance: Volume 18
Vehicle: Yellow Honda Civic Type R (EK9), FF, B16B 9.8 spec-R, VTEC Engine, 1.6 Litre, 9000rpms, 220 hps
Spec/Mods: crankshafts, 15 inch front brake motor, special TRS (Todoh Racing School) suspensions & coil springs, advan rims, rear spoiler, aerodynamic mirror
Note: Tomo later recommends Daiki to set up his rear tires inward by 10 degrees to increase time attack records
Driving Style: Downhill, he is considered the best at braking that his late braking can go without using the ABS to lock up the wheels. Aside from that, he is also a semi-pro racer level
Sidenotes: Daiki had the chance to drive Mr. Todoh’s own “Demo Car” but turned it down feeling he has to use his own car to win

Name: Smiley Sakai (Smiley)
Team: Todoh Racing School (TRS)
First Appearance: Volume 18
Vehicle: White Honda Integra Type R (ITR DC2), FF, B18A VTEC, 2.0 Litre
Spec/Mods: Turbocharger, Carbon Fibre Hood, special TRS made (Todoh Racing School) suspensions and coil springs
Note: Having a VTEC mixed with a Turbo is a very bad idea, as it ruins the engine transmission
Driving Style: Uphill with the fake brake lights trap and also the quick hairpin and corner turning at highspeed trap,
Sidenotes: His face tenses up as if he was smiling when he starts to drive seriously

Name: Tachi “Tomo” Tomoyuki (Touch)
Team: TRS Graduate, Pro Racer
First Appearance: Volume 20
Vehicle: Yellow Honda Civic Type R (SPOON “Demo car” EK9), FF, B16B VTEC Engine, 2.0 Litre, 9000rpm
Spec/Mods: TRS (Todou Racing School) suspensions and coil springs, SPOON products (camshaft, arm bar, brakes, CB hood, rear roof wing, bucket seat, aluminum shift nob, steering wheel, aerodynamic mirror)
Note: Set-up has the rear swings out more (modified to compete against turbo cars such as the FD with the suspensions and balance)
Driving Style: Fading line technique, Fantastic tuner of any car he drives, Has great analysis when following an opponent from behind, also has the bump attack maneuver that pro racers do in the middle of a race. Many more Pro Level abilities.
Sidenotes: Of all the graduates of Todoh, he is the most favoured by Mr. Todoh.

Other Characters:
Name: Mr. Todoh (Vol 19) Relation: Founder of Todoh Racing School (TRS), with the motto “Braking is the key to win”
Name: Kyoiichi Sudoh (Kyle (Kyouichi)) (Vol 07) Relation: Graduate of Todoh Juku the same time Tomo graduated, is also Ryosuke’s rival, founder of team Emperor driving an Evo III
Name: Seiji Iwaki (Hawk (Seiji)) Relation: Part of Kyoiichi’s team Emperor driving an Evo IV
Name: Todoh Juku Alumni Relation: Graduates include Saiyu, Nishiyama, Yamashita, and many others from previous years



SADAMINE/M-PASS/NORTHWEST GRAND UNITED (aka ALLIED TEAMS) (SAITAMA):

Name: Kyoko Iwase (Kylie)
Team: S-Pass H-Town Team
First Appearance: Volume 22
Vehicle: Black Mazda RX-7 Type R (FD3S), FR, Rotary 2 Rotary REI3BT, FR, max output 350hps
Spec: RE-Border bodykit, RE-Amemiya rims, Border front and sideskirt, Mazda rear spoiler, aerodynamic mirror and hood
Mods: Single turbine, shortshift, sports muffler, electric boost controller, sequencial adaptor, sports computer
Driving Style: Uphill, Driving out of Love Motivation is what drives Kyoko to become a better racer everytime
Note: Kyoko’s FD differ from Keisuke to her advantage in Saitama designed coarses making settings superior against twin turbo FD
Sidenotes: Kyoko has a major crush on Keisuke, that she calls him her “darling”, but Keisuke doesn’t want to be distracted by her.

Name: Nobuhiko Akiyama (Nobu)
Team: S-Pass H-Town, Allied Teams
First Appearance: Volume 22
Vehicle: Grey Toyota Altezza RS-200 (SXE10), FR, 2.0 litre inline 6 cylinder DOHC (1G-FE), VVT-I (3S-GE inline-4 @ 210 hps?!)
Spec/Mods: Progress platform chassis, shortened wheelbase, ball shift nob, double wishbone, chronograph style instruments, roll cage, bucket seats, TRD front/rear spoiler, muffler, and wheels, Toyota sideskirt
Driving Style: None since he isn’t very talented, but a genius at analysis for a rematch counterattack
Sidenotes: The cousin of Wataru and Kasumi Akiyama. If Ryosuke is Gunma’s analysis, and Kyoichi is Tochigi’s, that would make Nobuhiko Saitama’s specialist in analyzing.

Name: Sakamoto (Sid)
Team: Saitama United Alliance
First Appearance: Volume 23
Vehicle: Red Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) k-car, FR, DOHC 12 valve inline 3 (K6A) @ 63 hps
Spec/Mods: RHB31 turbine exchange, original computer, blow-off valve, air filter, chromoly flywheel, etal clutch, max boost 1.6 kg/cm^3, ax output 130 ps, gold 7 spoke Speedline rims, rear spoiler
Notes: K-car – a small lightweight type of car that meets certain criteria. In Japan, they use yellow license plates to distinguish it.
Driving Style: Oversteering any vehicle with drifts, skills of a Rally Racer.
Sidenotes: Sakamoto is from another team borrowed for Saitama. He is 26 years old and Takumi is a master driver at 19 years old.

Name: Wataru Akiyama (Aki (Wataru))
Team: N/A, Saitama United Alliance
First Appearance: Volume 11
Vehicle: Panda Toyota Levin (AE86), 14 DOHC inline 4 (4A-G), 1.6 Litre, 1587cc
Spec/Mods: Oil & water temp, bucket seats, rollbars, white multi-spoke Enkei rims, TRD Supercharger & compressor (less hp @ 240, yet better handling, no turbo lag), TRD Carbon Fibre hood, front lip, rear wing, and sideskirt
Notes: The supercharger was a replacement to the previous turbocharger Wataru had installed for better handling, corner attack and lack of turbo lag
Driving Style: Strong will when it comes to endurance battles
Sidenotes: Wataru returns this time with a newly modified AE86 Levin compared to his previous settings

Other Characters:
Name: Kasumi (Carrie (Kazumi)) Akiyama (Vol 11) Relation: Younger sister of Wataru, also a year older than Itsuki whom she sees as a younger brother.
Name: Saitou (Vol 22) Relation: Member of Nobuhiko’s team, has blond bleach hair and usually wears shorts
Name: Yokota (Vol 22) Relation: Another one of the members of Nobuhiko’s team
Name: Kyoko Friend (Vol 22) Relation: Kyoko and her friend talk about everything at their favorite restaurant hangout (whom i thought was named "Iori" at one point, no idea how i thought of that)
Name: Kasumi’s Ex-boyfriend (Vol 26) Relation: Much older than Kasumi, yet he is trying to get back together with her



UNKNOWN PASS (TSUCHIZAKA) NAMELESS REV EVO (SAITAMA):

Name: Unknown Uphill Specialist
Team: Nameless, (English Arcade Name: REV Evo)
First Appearance: Volume 26
Vehicle: White Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V (CP9A), AWD, DOHC inline 4-cylinder 4G63, 2.0 Litre, 276hp, increased torque
Spec/Mods: Turbocharger, BREMBO brakes, VOLK racing wheels, increased cylinder bore, ACD, AYC, 275 ft·lbs 3000rpm., 280 PS (206 kW) 6000rpm
Note: Unlike the Evo IV, this has larger parts (turbocharger, increased cyliner bore, new BREMBO brakes), 15 ft-lbs more torque
Sidenotes: Added an oil slick on the track to have Keisuke’s RX-7 totalled into a wall so that they win by default

Name: Unknown Downhill Specialist
Team: Nameless, (English Arcade Name: REV Evo)
First Appearance: Volume 25
Vehicle: White Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI (GSR), AWD, 4G63 inline 4-cylinder DOHC, 2.0 Litre
Spec: Unlike Evo V, this has larger intercooler, larger oil cooler, new pistons, resized foglights, improved airflow, BREMBO brakes
Mods: Twin scroll Turbo, max 280 ps, torque 38.0 kg-m, AYC, Front Air Dam, Rear Spoiler removed
Extra: There is a T.M. Edition (Tommi Makinen, Finnish rally driver, featured Recaro seats, 17” wheels, MOMO steering wheel and shift nob)
Note: Makinen Version had shades of red with special decals just like the original rally version, sometimes called the EVO 6.5
Sidenotes: Told Takumi that if he loses to his Evo VI, then he will have his team spared

Other Characters:
Name: Unknown acquaintance (Vol 26) Relation: Called up the Gang Leader friends to go beat up Project D if the Evos loses
Name: Former Gang Leader (Vol 28) Relation: Turns out to be an old acquaintance of Keisuke when he was back in Gunma



F-LINE/PURPLE SHADOW/MIDDLE-AGED ELDERS (IBARAKI):

Name: Jojima Toshiro
Team: Purple Shadow, Godhand
First Appearance: Volume 28
Vehicle: Dark Blue Honda S2000 (AMUSE S2K, AK1) (P.S. link does not have AMUSE), FR, 16-valve DOHC F20C NA 1-4 VTEC, 2.0 Litre, 125hp per litre
Spec: (VGS) Variable Gear Ratio System, 50/50 Weight distribution, (double X wishbone chassis frame suspension)
Mods: AMUSE body kit, hood, CB rear wing spoiler, titanium exhaust, ECU upgrade
Note: Set up of this S2K was to be able to defeat AWD vehicles such as the Impreza and Lan Evo
Driving Style: Godhand style with one hand on steering wheel and other hand on stickshift, both hands never let go. Analysing his opponents and messing them up with his driving lines, Gutter Jumps.
Sidenotes: Besides the fact that he is known as the Godhand in driving, Toshiro is a doctor as well.

Name: Hoshino Kozou
Team: Purple Shadow, Godfoot
First Appearance: Volume 28
Vehicle: Yellowish Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) (P.S. link does not have Nur version), AWD, DOHC 6 Inline RB26DETT, 2.6 Litre, N1 Twin Turbo 500hps
Spec: V-Spec II Nur, NISMO front/rear bumpers, CB diffusers and hood, two wing variable, Yokohama/Advan Rims, ATTESA-ETS
Mods: Helical LSD, alloy arms, extra body stifteners and suspensions
Driving Style: Godfoot for being able to drift the GT-R series which is considered impossible, gutter attacks, able to drive his GT-R just like that of a lightweight, fantastic acceleration techniques
Sidenotes: Besides being known as the Godfoot in driving, Hoshino was never a strategic racer and has always won his battle fast



TOKYO CIRCUIT RACER (TOKYO):

Name: Guy in S15 with Guy wearing Glasses
Team: N/A, Tokyo Circuit Racers
First Appearance: Volume 22
Vehicle: Silver Grey Silvia (S15), FR, DOHC inline 4 SR20DET Engine, 2.0 Litre, 300+ hps
Spec/Mods: Single Turbo, six speed gear box, Torsen LSD, Super HICAS
Driving Style: Saying he has circuit racing skills, Super-Ultra-Late-Braking Technique, 300+ hps just overpowered the S13
Sidenotes: Pudge Boy and Pudge friend go from circuit race to circuit race all across the Kanto Region



OTHER TEAMS:
Various teams from Tochigi were also beaten by Project D, most notable was at the intro of 4th Stage episode 01 with a 180SX and S14. (anime seen only, not manga)
Project D beat a team in Saitama just after the rain battles and before the Lan Evo races (manga only)

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Posted: Oct 21 2005, 02:58 PM


Did you really just say that?
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That's a very well done character sheet. Not too many errors if you can overlook the IDW filters adding the japanese names 3x after the Tokyopop versions.

Add pictures of the characters and their cars and this would be spot-on.
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its best to stick with the Japanese names instead of using TP (*cough* *cough*) names..

Takumi's lose record should add "the battle was never counted in Akina 86 record, so technically Takumi never lost."

he admit his defeat on the subaru though

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NON-SPOILER EPISODE GUIDE

Initial D: First Stage (1998)
Act 01 : The Ultimate Tofu Store Drift
Takumi Fujiwara is a 18 year old highschool student with a somewhat naive like attitude. Along with his best friend Itsuki, they both work at a gas station with Iketani, leader of the Speedstars and their manager Yuiichi. One night, Iketani brings the two up Mt. Akina to experience the life of a street racer. But just in time, the RedSuns from Akagi led by the Takahashi brothers have come to challenge the Speedstars into a battle of who’s the fastest. What they don’t know is the fastest car on the downhill is an Eight-Six that is used for delivering tofu every night.

Act 02 : Revenge! The Rumbling Turbo
Keisuke Takahashi of the RedSuns is on the hunt for the mysterious ghost driver of Akina that defeated him with a shocking drift technique. Upon hearing this rumor, Iketani goes out to locate this monstrous Eight-Six only to learn that it belongs to Takumi’s own dad.

Act 03 : The Downhill Specialist Appears
The Akina Speedstars has taken the challenge of the RedSuns, but Iketani won’t be able to compete in the upcoming battle. By chance, he hopes he can get Bunta Fujiwara to race in his place.

Act 04 : Into the Battle!
Iketani patiently waits for Bunta to appear to drive for his team against Keisuke Takahashi, but to his surprise, Takumi shows up in his place, reluctantly. This puts everybody in a state of shock, as the unexpected is about to happen.

Act 05 : Dogfight!
Everyone in the crowd are speechless, as they have just witness the impossible, an Eight-Six overtaking Keisuke’s FD. Ryosuke goes up to solve what’s the success behind this somewhat simple car to discover it’s unexpected secret. The next day Takumi goes out on a date with Natsuki to the beach, and the thrilling thoughts of racing has started to interest him.

Act 06 : A New Challenger
While Ryosuke is practising with his FC on Akina’s coarse, a more menacing vehicle appears from behind. Meanwhile Takumi is asked how he earned his godly drifting skills as Iketani wishes to see a demonstration first hand.

Act 07 : Pride of a Racer
Nakazato of the Nightkids wants to challenge this mysterious Eight-Six, but he assumes that it’s driver has agreed to do so. As Takumi ponders why he should take up the challenge, various people plan on making him change his mind.

Act 08 : Time's Almost Up!
The countdown to the night’s battle is closing in as everyone has gathered, but where is the Eight-Six? Itsuki will have to make an embarrassing apology to everyone if his best friend decides not to show.

Act 09 : Eight Six vs. GT-R
In the world of streetracing, the most essential way to win is through grip racing, which is what Nakazato believes in. He wants to crush the reputation of the Eight-Six’s flashy drifting techniques with his GT-R32.

Act 10 : Five Point Hairpin
Nakazato has underestimated Akina’s Eight-Six, and he might just be in trouble as the five consequtive hairpins are upon him.
Also to everyone’s surprise, Itsuki buys a new car.

Act 11 : Shingo Arrives!
To prove the potential of Itsuki’s new car, Takumi drives it against a minor racing team from Gunma. Members of the NightKids has been appearing more often, so on the night that Iketani drives out his S13, Shingo appears from behind with deadly intents.

Act 12 : The FR Killer
A comparison between the Civic EG6 driving style and the type the Eight-Six is explained concerning the mystery of this new downhill devil from Myogi. Iketani requests that Takumi demonstrates the hidden potential the S13 carries.

Act 13 : Itsuki's First Date
Itsuki is in love with Natsuki’s friend, and tries to set up another date with her. Word is spreading fast of the upcoming gumtape match, yet Takumi hasn’t agreed to competing in one. Much to his disappointment, Shingo intends to make that Eight-Six come out by force.

Act 14 : Evolving Drift
Takumi has no plans in running away from Shingo’s provoked challenge. When he discovers the suicidal consequences of having a gumtape death match with the addition of Shingo’s dangerous driving, Takumi might just have added too much pressure on himself.

Act 15 : Takumi's Fury
Triggered by Shingo’s reckless attacks, Takumi floors the gas on his Eight-Six harder than he’s ever before performing an insanely different style of driving. On another story, Iketani will meet his angel.

Act 16 : The Angel of Usui
Rumors of the fastest in Mt. Usui are a pair of females called Impact Blue. While Iketani is out on a date with his dreamgirl, his friends decide to watch this mountain pass in hoping to see the rare Sil-Eighty in action.

Act 17 : Sudden-Death Death Match
Mako gives Iketani a tempting offer to lure the Eight-Six in challenging the Sil-Eighty. At first Iketani wasn’t willing to agree to her terms, until Takumi considers it having his own agenda.

Act 18 : Hot Winds & Furious Driving!
Takumi is about to realize the importance of knowing your mountain roads, as he struggles to keep up with the Sil-Eighty. The teamwork of Mako and Sayuki prove to be a perfect match, making Impact Blue’s strategy is in their advantage.

Act 19 : Super Drift!
Mako discovers a new rhythm in her driving, as the final stretches of Mt. Usui is in her grasp. Trailing from behind, Takumi continues to struggle keeping up in Mako’s scary corner attacks and Sayuki’s navigation.

Act 20 : The End of Summer
Iketani learns more about Mako’s past and gets really depressed feeling that he isn’t worthy enough for her. When Mako asks to meet with him where they first met, Iketani decides not to show up. He realizes his mistake and rushes to his angel before it’s too late.

Act 21 : Challenge From a Super Star
Ryosuke has now issued a challenge to the Eight-Six’s driver, but for some reason Takumi has been acting more spaced out than usual. Itsuki and Iketani are worried, believing that their friend maybe suffering from lovesickness.

Act 22 : Fierce Uphill Battle!
Fujiwara isn’t the only one being challenged into a touge battle. After both losing to the newly famed Eight-Six, Keisuke Takahashi of the RedSuns and Takeshi Nakazato of the NightKids are competing against each other for position of which is the most skilled team in Gunma.

Act 23 : The Rainy Downhill
Another member of the RedSuns has issued a challenge against the Eight-Six, but this time it will be a rain battle down Mt. Myogi.

Act 24 : Akagi's White Comet
Everyone across Gunma has been waiting for this moment, when Akagi’s White Comet comes face to face with Akina’s Eight-Six. In preparation for this upcoming battle, Bunta tests out the stability of the Eight-Six.

Act 25 : The Last Battle
Nobody among the galleries has ever seen Ryosuke Takahashi drive his full potential, that is until the Eight-Six appeared. Instead of driving as the founder of the RedSuns, Ryosuke retains his title that made him famous. The White Comet has come at full force, as a new legend among the streets is about to be born between these two rivaling drivers.

Act 26 : A New Downhill Legend
The thrill of streetracing has finally caught up to Takumi. He still has a couple of tricks available to him, as the thrilling conclusion of Akina’s Eight-Six and White Comet of Akagi’s undefeated record is settled in one dynamic finish to remember.




Initial D: Second Stage (1999)
Act 01 : A New Threat
Emperor, a team of Lan Evos from the Tochigi prefecture has arrived with the goal to crush every team in Gunma. Soon they realize the fastest car in Gunma isn’t just Akagi’s White Comet, but also a new downhill legend known as Akina’s Eight-Six.

Act 02 : Team Emperor on Akina
What would happen if the Eight-Six gets a new upgrade? That’s exactly what Iketani and Itsuki has been thinking about to increase the performance of Takumi’s vehicle. But would Bunta allow it? Elsewhere, team Emperor’s winning streak isn’t slowing down as they continue to sweep across Gunma, defeating every race team with ease. Their next target, Akina’s Eight-Six.

Act 03 : The Feeling of Defeat
Kyoiichi senses a uncanny fighting spirit within the Eight-Six’s driver, as he gives Seiji strict rules against the race. Seiji however decides to ignore these rules and launches his Evo IV into full power. Takumi is outclassed in almost every category as the Evo IV’s power is truly amazing. The battle risk escalates when the race reaches it’s second half point of the coarse.

Act 04 : Hollow Victory
In his heart, Takumi couldn’t accept his victory over the Evo IV and decides to make a vow. To add to his already uneasy thoughts … anonymous messages are being sent to Takumi concerning his relationship with Natsuki.

Act 05 : Countdown to Destruction
Takumi soon discovers Natsuki’s secret that leads him to vent his anger in an egotistic battle against Kyoiichi at Akagi, thinking little of the huge disadvantage he has.

Act 06 : Goodbye Eight-Six
Kyoiichi is realizing just how incredible Akina’s downhill is, yet he has full confidence in his rally tuned Evo III. Takumi soon realizes the difference between the Eight-Six and the loud banging horsepower of the Evo III. It seems that Bunta instinctively knows of the race taking place as a major turning point is about to happen in the series.

Act 07 : Battle at Akagi
With the Eight-Six out of the picture, the RedSuns has become the main representatives of Gunma, as every local racer within the prefecture are in favor of Emperor’s defeat. Ryosuke has returned on the street to defeat the revenge-seeking Kyoiichi, who plans to use his theories of motorsports against the White Comet. Also, Iketani and Kenji spot another racer from a neighbouring prefecture.

Act 08 : Dangerous Car
Mt. Akagi’s battle continues, as Ryosuke has his own theories about streetracing…and he plans to demonstrate it’s difference on Kyoiichi’s Evo III. Back in Akina, Takumi’s routine way of life is gone with the absence of the Eight-Six and the discovery of Natsuki’s secret.

Act 09 : The New Eight-Six
The Eight-Six has returned undergoing a major change. Takumi soon test-drives the new performance much to his mixed satisfactions and disappointments, but what he doesn’t understand is what Bunta knows what’s within that car. Also, the relationship between Takumi and Natsuki is falling apart, but Itsuki’s heart is shaken with the appearance of Kasumi.

Act 10 : The Eight-Six Turbo
After Wataru issues a short-lived battle against Keisuke, his sister Kasumi introduces him to Itsuki leading to a chance meeting with another Eight-Six driver. At first everything seems right with the meeting, but because of Takumi’s naïve reaction to his car’s new downhill weapon, Wataru rubs it the wrong way as his bad side emerges.

Act 11 : The Seal Is Broken
Fujiwara takes up the challenge and decides where the battle would take place. But before he can accept Wataru’s challenge, he’ll have to learn the most basic essentials of what it means to be a streetracer. Also, Itsuki’s relationship with Kasumi is teaching him the value of having a girlfriend.

Act 12 : Eight-Six Vs. Eight-Six
Fujiwara is about to experience a completely different type of racer within Wataru’s own Eight-Six, in a treacherous mountain pass consisted of mixed elevations, rusting guardrails, unexpected traps and aging rough pavements. As Takumi presses down the accelerator, the true nature of the Eight-Six’s new hidden weapon emerges in it’s monstrous raw performance.

Act 13 : Changing Seasons
The battle between the two Eight-Sixes have met Wataru’s satisfaction much higher than he expected, but he plans to decide the outcome of this battle with the judgement of the human body’s limitations. Takumi soon realizes he is losing grip of his pace. After the battle, a series of revelations take place among all the characters in preparation to what’s coming next.




Initial D: Extra Stage (2000)
Act 01 : Beyond The Impact Blue
Lately Mako’s driving concentration hasn’t been in rhythm as Sayuki draws out her problem. As a phonecall from Shingo of the Nightkids reaches Sayuki, members of team Emperors are on the lookout for other race teams to conquer. To prevent the conquest, Impact Blue’s Sil-Eighty will defend their homecoarse against these outsiders.

Act 02 : Sentimental White
To make Mako’s world better, Sayuki sets up a perfect match for her best friend. At first this seems alright, but if it means giving up her dreams in streetracing for a relationship, is that even worth giving up?




Initial D: Third Stage – The Movie (2001)
With his reputation growing, Takumi gets an offer of a lifetime from Ryosuke. Undecisive of his decision, Takumi tries to find his answers by requesting a challenge to battle the leader of team Emperor at his own homecoarse.
The battle doesn’t end there, as another challenger arrives immediately prior to the previous race. Kai Kogashiwa with an MR2 also wants a shot of Akina’s Eight-Six, as he has a loose connection to Takumi’s father.
As the season of Fall turns into Winter, Natsuki is determined to make her relationship with Takumi work. The unexpected arrival of an old flame of hers happens to be visiting from out of town, adding more complex problems. But if Natsuki and Takumi don’t admit to how they feel about each other honestly, then they may lose each other forever.
When Takumi finally makes his decision, a major turning point to everyone in Initial D is about to happen … and a new legend is about to begin.




Initial D: Battle Stage (2002)
Battle Stage is a compilation of every major street race of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Stage with the special addition of the never before seen battle between Keisuke’s FD and Seiji’s Evo IV.




Initial D: Fourth Stage (2004)
Act 01 : Project D
Takumi has made his decision and joins the Takahashi brothers in creating a new race team. Project D has now been formed, and they have only but one goal, to compete against the best drivers in all of Kanto region. This is the story of how their names became legendary among the streets of touge.

Act 02 : Full Speed! Downhill Battle
Takumi and Tooru are both reckless drivers, yet there is a big difference in their abilities. It is during this battle does it show why Takumi is known as one of the double-aces of Project D, as the Eight-Six is ready to overtake Seven Star Leaf’s very own Roadster of the downhill using techniques never dreamed possible on the streets.

Act 03 : The Top Gun of the Todou School
Project D has now come face to face with racers from the Toudou Racing School. This time, Toudou will use their wildcard racing students…Daiki with his EK9 and Sakai with his DC2 as they will use their skills learned in their goal to become pro racers. The pressure in Project D’s team has begun, as there is no time to make any mistakes if future battles are going to be like this.

Act 04 : The Two Pieces of Advice
Daiki decides on the position he’s going to take in the battle. To ensure a victory, Ryosuke gives Takumi advice to use against Daiki’s EK9, especially if Daiki’s level of techniques are that of semi-pros. Everything else is up to the reliance of Takumi’s driving skills.

Act 05 : The Starting Line to Victory
Project D gets another call from the Toudou Racing School, this time against a pro racer graduate who has just returned. Ryosuke gets a warning not to let Project D compete against the pro pacer, especially since it’s a newly formed team. To his confusion, which car should Ryosuke use against Tomo, one of Toudou’s elite graduates?

Act 06 : Blind Attack
Ryosuke has made his decision, and decides to take out the Eight-Six as his gamble. Tomoyuki then demonstrates all of his driving abilities that he learned as a pro using an EK9, but takes for granted that his opponent is a specialist of the streets. Takumi will have to find new ways to overcome some of the greatest barriers of racing in order to win.

Act 07 : Eight-Five’s Thunderous Turbo
A new nightmarish opponent arrives on Mt. Akina challenging Takumi in a downhill battle. Also, Itsuki gets a new upgrade for his Eight-Five as it is demonstrated on the downhill.

Act 08 : Fate's FD Battle
With two prefectures of Project D completed, they move on towards the prefecture of Saitama, only to discover the difference of the roads compared to Kanto’s Gunma and Tochigi counterparts. This time, Keisuke will have to work on his acceleration techniques. However, there seems to be an unexpected twist, as his opponent also drives an FD, and happens to be a girl.

Act 09 : Kyoko's Confession
Kyoko couldn’t bring to tell her newly found Prince about how she feels about him. Meanwhile Nobuhiko is chasing after the Eight-Six with his Altezza only to behold the shocking driving techniques Project D’s downhill ace can perform.

Act 10 : Saitama Area Ultimate Weapon
Nobuhiko has devised a new devilish Eight-Six destroyer at the sight of the Cappuchino, and with the addition of a rally racer named Sakamoto, the chance of success for Saitama Grand United is close to 100%. The next battle Project D will face is going to be in another new level, as chances of a rainy night is taken to notice.

Act 11 : Downhill Battle in the Rain
A new strategy is devised by Ryosuke at the last minute. It seems that the only way Takumi will win the battle in the rain is if he uses the same strategy a previous opponent he’s raced against before. The only problem to this is Takumi gets confused on what to do, as the rain is making it even more difficult during the race against the Cappuchino…but to what advantage?

Act 12 : The Straightaway of Discontent
The final segments of the rain race is at hand as Takumi now begins to perform the most daring attacks against the insane corner-attacking Cappuchino. But as it seems that Sakamoto isn’t willing to give Takumi any chances for a sure-fire victory.

Act 13 : Motivation
The rain continues to pour down towards the next battle where Keisuke’s FD competes against Wataru’s newly upgraded Eight-Six. Instead, it only gets far more intense and time consuming if it keeps raining harder and harder.

Act 14 : The Pitiful Lonely Driver
Takumi wakes up for his usual Tofu delivery when he recognizes the sight of the Impreza in front of him. Suddenly, everything he knows about his Eight-Six begins to collapse. Elsewhere, Itsuki is out on a date with Kasumi, but he might be going too far with his date when there is more to the story.

Act 15 : 4WD Complex
Takumi continues to struggle between the difference of his Eight-Six and the Impreza’s awesome 4WD capabilities. Surprisingly, he gets a tip in starting to solve this problem from an unexpected ex-rival. Now Project D has come to meet with their next opponents, a pair of Lan Evos. However a deadly trap that will turn the tides has been set against them. This puts the practise on a risky hold.

Act 16 : The Hillclimb of Fury
Keisuke doesn’t know what to do now that the trap has become a success in his opponent’s favor. Nonetheless, he fights to find alternate ways to accomplish his goals, but fails with little success. Instead of giving up, an unexpected source arrives to his aid, but would Keisuke break the code of the RedSuns to compete with his pride as a Project D racer?

Act 17 : Saitama Area Final Battle
It seems that the Lan Evo team will continue to do everything to win the battles, even if they have to resort to dirty tricks. That’s just exactly what the next Lan Evo driver told Takumi, to give the Project D driver a warning of what’s to come. If Takumi wants to complete the Saitama battles of Project D, he’ll have to make a choice whether to heed the warning or not.

Act 18 : Last Drive
While his FD is in the shop being upgraded, Keisuke and Kyoko go out on a date. Afterwords, Keisuke testdrives his FD, as his acceleration skills has finally payed off in unleashing this new vehicle’s monstrous power.

Act 19 : Godhand and Godfoot
Now that Project D is now recognized as streetracers worthy of competing against high levels, they have to venture out much farther to meet greater rivals in the streets. Purple Shadow, a legendary pair of streetracers in Ibaraki prefecture have come back out of retirement to prove that they can still hold the title of not just kings, but Gods of the streets.

Act 20 : The Ultimate GT-R
Keisuke agrees to Hoshino’s request in making the uphill battle rule different, until Ryosuke tells him that this is in favor of the FD. This makes Keisuke feel a lot of pressure concerning Hoshino’s true intentions, as the battle between his newly modified FD is put to it’s first test against Godfoot’s newly purchased next generation GT-R34.

Act 21 :
The battle between the FD and GT-R continues, however the real battle has just begun. Now, Hoshino demonstates his unique driving skills that people call the impossible earning him the name Godfoot. This makes Keisuke’s true racing abilities appear when it’s pushed beyond his limits as both drivers begin to drive recklessly forcing the battle to be settled in more than just one battle.

Act 22 :
As the battle between the super powered cars of the hillclimb has ended, Takumi’s battle is another story. Takumi realizes that his opponent has the same frightening aura that the Impreza driver had, making his battle with Godhand more difficult. This time, it’s streetracing skills against another form of streetracing skills.

Act 23 :
The battle between Takumi’s Eight-Six and Toshiro’s S2000 has become a battle of the best endurance. Yet Ryosuke suspects that something isn’t right about the battle, rather he finds out late on what has just happened. Now that the battle has stretched for far too long, Godhand gets serious and shows off his true driving skills when he is at the peak of his full potential.

Act 24 :
The dramatic conclusion between the Eight-Six and S2000 is at hand…or is it. Now that Godhand has gotten serious, how will Takumi compensate into winning, or worse…how will the Eight-Six hold itself together if risky maneuvers are the only way to success?!

NOTE: Before anybody assume why I have a summary of Acts 21 - 24 if the episodes aren't out yet, it's just my prediction of how everything happens as this will change later on when the official episodes have been released.

This post has been edited by Chidoki on Nov 7 2005, 08:00 PM
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its best to stick with the Japanese names instead of using TP (*cough* *cough*) names..

Takumi's lose record should add "the battle was never counted in Akina 86 record, so technically Takumi never lost."

he admit his defeat on the subaru though

Funny thing is, that's the only manga/anime I've seen TP f**k up...everything else hasn't been butchered... +_+
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Oh they americanize a lot of their stuff... They did it in Rayearth and a few other titles, but nowhere near as bad as Initial D though...
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NIGHTMARE DRIVER (GUNMA):

Name: Bunta Fujiwara Team: N/A, Nightmare Driver First Appearance: Volume 01
Car/Mods: Dark Grey Subaru Impreza WRX sTi Type-V (GC8) (Blue in the anime), AWD, EJ20 Engine, 280ps/6500rpm, 36.0kgm/4000rpm
Specialty: Everything you can think of Lose Record: None recorded
Sidenotes: Owns a Tofu shop and has a son who delivers all the Tofu to the hotels for him


How come I never heard of this team called Nightmare Driver?? I thought Bunta was by himelf but some helpers........
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MANGA/ANIME DIFFERENCES PART 1:
VOLUMES 01 - 17
The explanation of the races has a lot more narrative in car terms in the manga then there is in the anime, even explaining what customization parts and specs were added or modified. But most of these narratives are retained in the anime, through the explanations of either the audiences (usually key characters like Ryosuke) or through the psychological thinkings of the drivers which is not very often. Example) In the battle between Takumi and Shingo, Takumi performs the 4WD pass an incoming car. This was narrated in the manga, but in the anime, this was loosely explained by Ryosuke.
The race battles in the anime are more extreme in camera angle and performance compared to it’s original manga counterparts, more for a shocking dramatic and flashy appearance. When manga and anime are seen side by side, the difference becomes obvious.
The audience gallery in the races (mostly in 4th Stage) has a lot more involvement in the manga, but they tend to be too repetitive that most of their conversations have been removed making the anime more fast paced.
Smoking is also more commonly seen in the manga book and more toned down in the anime.
The clothing changes everytime just like in real-life. In the anime, the clothing changes don’t take place as much in the 1st Stage, but is commonly seen happening in the following Stages ahead. In the manga however, brand name shirts could be seen. Such shirts may include a Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey, a Spiderman? like shirt, or even brand names of famous car part companies like BLITZ, Mugen, NISMO, etc. Plus, the use of the “New Balance” clothing line is heavily used, especially in the anime. The anime does include car company names but they may tend to be mis-spelled in early Stages such as “Trueno” would be called “Toreno”.

Volume 01:
In the opening driving sequence of the anime, Yuiichi is seen flashing his headlights at the incoming Eight-Six during it’s delivery times. This is not in the manga.
In the first chapter, Takumi got angry and punched his senior Miki, for his perversion comments concerning Natsuki. However in the anime, this event was moved after the race with Keisuke, in episode 07 of 1st Stage.
Koichiro Iketani originally had a different hairstyle in the first few chapters, until he gets his S13 into an accident. Afterwards, his next hairstyle has become the standard throughout the whole series. In the anime, his hairstyle remained the same throughout the whole series.
One character in the manga wears a cap, in the anime, that same character wears his cap backwards.
In the manga, while working at the GS Gas Station Itsuki and Iketani tease Takumi if he can describe what a drift is. In the anime however, they were watching “The Drift Bible” at work featuring the “Drift King” while Takumi ignored Itsuki’s enthusiastic comments making Itsuki ask Takumi if he knows what is a drift.
Shiraishi, who is Natsuki’s classmate friend and Papa’s daughter, makes her first appearance in Chapter 006, but never makes any appearances again until Volume 14.
Natsuki has a nude scenes in the manga in Volumes 01 and 09. In the Tokyopop release, clothing were added into her. In the anime, none of the nude scenes were featured, but the story of her relationship with Papa remains identical.
Iketani’s time trial attack on Mt. Akina happens after he changes the tires in the manga, but in the anime he does the time attack just before he decides to talk to Bunta.
Iketani’s first time going to talk to Bunta while driving s scooter is not seen in the manga, but Bunta mentions it to Yuiichi. The part when Iketani on the scooter appears the 2nd time is seen in the manga.
Nakazato’s introduction to the series is right at Mt. Akina in the manga. His intro in the anime is seen with the Nightkids at a restaurant driving their way to Mt. Akina.
Takumi’s comment to his dad that he can probably beat him in a year or so is mentioned just at the time he’s leaving to defeat Keisuke. Takumi doesn’t mention this in the anime until after he defeats Ryosuke.
Just before the Takahashi drivers arrive to perform their drifts for show, other Redsuns members show off their drifting skills in the manga. Not so in the aniime since it’s focused already on the Takahashis.
Ryosuke’s drifting scene near the guardrail is only a few centimeters off in the anime where the manga has more of a sense of simplistic realism, the anime version exaggerates it’s dramatic angle for a more flashy effect.

Volume 02:
Ryosuke states that the Eight-Six must have a monster driver at the starting launch in the anime. He never mentions thinking of this until halfway through the race in the manga.
In the anime, when Ryosuke explains how Keisuke got passed on the third hairpin, Keisuke vents out a lot of anger and kicks the guardrail. He never did any of this in the manga.
Itsuki in the anime shows a picture of him being known as a Eight-Six duo with Takumi, though this is also mentioned in the manga without the picture. This segment is also scenes switched with Takumi and Natsuki going to the beach in both versions.
In the anime, Nakazato has a flashback as a drift racer showing him driving an S13 in Myogi, where he was beaten by a white GT-R32. This result in him buying a grip only GT-R32 is also part of a radio drama in Japan that actually has a story of him defeating the white GT-R32 with his black GT-R32. This is not in the manga.
Takumi brings Tofu at work to give to Iketani, courtesy of Bunta feeling bad for the S13 racer in the anime only.
When Takumi drives with Iketani as the passenger, Yuiichi is hiding in the bushes watching the drift. He also appears out of nowhere to comment on Iketani passing out. Only in the anime.
Itsuki makes a exaggerated comment about Iketani passing out during Takumi’s test drive on Akina. This attitude of Itsuki’s exaggeration is only seen in the anime.
In the manga, while driving around Iketani tells Kenji of his experience as the passenger of the Eight-Six. Not seen in the anime.
The car Nakazato passes in the manga is an Integra DC2 where in the anime it was an S13 Silvia.
After coming back from a delivery using Yuiichi’s car, Takumi is asked by Itsuki about racing another battle. I the anime Takumi was just about to park the car, but in the manga he was asked after getting out of the car.
Nakazato comments that the race is in two days while practising on Mt. Akina. This isn’t in manga, but in the anime this is a bridge between two scenes. The scene were Nakazato visits the gas station and the scene when Kenji arrives to tell about the unexpected battle.

Volume 03:
Yuiichi in the anime is hiding among the crowd in the battle against the Eight-Six and GT-R32.
The race battle between the Eight-Six vs the R32 in the anime is more extreme, because Takumi drives his car much deeper into the inside gutter of the fourth hairpin compared to the manga.
After the race the next few days Iketani and Itsuki are talking about improving their driving skills. Takumi is out with Natsuki talking about him not having his own car. Both scenes were removed in the anime.
Upon meeting Shingo at the peak of Mt. Akina, Itsuki attempted to do the Gumtape method in his Eight-Five to see how it feels. In the anime, he attempted this method at the GS Gas Station.
A miscellaneous team consisted of an MR2 and S13 was beaten by Itsuki’s Eight-Five driven by Takumi in the manga. In the anime however, this would be known as team Thunder-Fire, that drove the S13 yet the other car was a 180SX.
The scene of Itsuki putting the Speedstars sticker on his Eight-Five and Yuiichi and Iketani trying to remove the sticker because is crooked is not in the manga. The part of them talking about Itsuki being as a passenger in the Eight-Five is also much later on.
Shingo is seen arriving at a restaurant. Iketani and Kenji see his EG6 arriving in the manga, but in the anime it was Kenji and another member of the Speedstars that see this car.
As seen only in the anime, Takumi and Natsuki going out on another date is the start of the filler episode coming up when Takumi ask Natsuki to find a blind date for Itsuki. This is the intro start of Saori (an anime only female character). The date happens the next day which goes out quite well.
Itsuki’s exaggeration of Iketani’s fear in Takumi’s driving is repeated in the S13 sequence, as this is also only in the anime. Also in the manga, Itsuki is seen falling out of his car.

Volume 04:
The Shingo race had a major difference in the anime comparison to the manga. In the original manga, the race is settled immediately after the challenge with Itsuki present. In the anime, Takumi didn’t bring his Eight-Six with him and Shingo did not recognize who the Eight-Six driver was until the next week when the race took place. A gallery of people arrive to watch the race the next week. This was also added with the RedSuns and NightKids watching the whole Gumtape Deathmatch battle.
Another filler like episode is created with Takumi asking Natsuki to find Itsuki a date. This gave the appearance of Sasori, an anime only character, a chance for Itsuki to come along for a blind-date. Elsewhere Nakazato meets up with Shingo at a restaurant to warn him about the dangers of the Eight-Six race where Shingo ignores the leader of the Nightkids. Later on Itsuki sets up another date with Saori and begins reading a “Love Manual: How to Impress a First Date” while at work. However, the plans of the date goes out well at first but falls apart when Itsuki makes a rush kiss to Saori at Lake Akina. Meanwhile Shingo is really upset that the Eight-Six driver does not want to challenge him in a Gumtape match. Eventually the whole date fell apart with the arrival of Shingo in Mt. Akina, assuming Itsuki’s Eight-Five was the Eight-Six, forcing Itsuki to lose control and crashing his car with Saori in the passenger seat. This puts Itsuki in the hospital and was never present during the Takumi vs Shingo race. Saori also cuts off her ties with Itsuki and she is never seen again in the anime. This story arc is what triggers Takumi to battle Shingo in the gumtape race, and Iketani couldn’t talk Takumi out of the race. Just before the battle, Takumi goes out with Natsuki again.
Yuiichi went to watch the gumtape match in the anime, and is nearly runned into by the Eight-Six on the first corner because Takumi wasn’t aware of the gumtape limitations that he understeers and nearly collides to the guardrails.
The incoming car during the Four Wheel Drift segment was an S13 in the anime, and an SUV in the manga.
Takumi bump the guard railings as a rebound twice in the manga and once in the anime. Takumi also overtook the EG6 in the 3rd hairpin in the manga, and the 4th hairpin in the anime.
Anime only, Ryosuke comments that if the Eight-Six can’t do a Four Wheel Drift against an incoming car, then it never was a worthy opponent for him. Nakazato on the other hand comments that the Eight-Six only gets faster when the driver is angry rather than making mistakes and choking.
In the anime, Iketani follows the Eight-Six and EG6 from behind with Kenji as the passenger of the S13. In the manga, it was Itsuki that was the passenger, and Kenji followed behind with his 180SX.
In the manga at the Esso Gas Station, Takumi and Itsuki ask Iketani about what an FC and FD car is like, which is a segment concerning rotary engines. But in the anime, Kenji brings over a rare video tape at the gas station to showoff the driving skills of the “White Comet” two years prior to the arrival of the RedSuns at Mt. Akina. Itsuki also brags how Takumi will not lose if he’s won against an FD, a GTR, a race in another mountain (Usui), a gumtape match, and a rain race, but nobody would believe him.
Tsubame (Tricia in Tokyopop) is Ryosuke and Keisuke’s cousin, and makes her appearances in volumes 04 and 07, but never makes any appearance in the anime.
In the anime at the restaurant, Ryosuke tells Keisuke, Fumihiro and Kenta that he does not want to go pro. In the manga, Keisuke tells Fumihiro that Ryosuke doesn’t want to go pro, as Ryosuke is elsewhere at the car shop and Kenta has not made a manga appearance until the end of Volume 06.
Bunta test drives the Eight-Six with Yuiichi much earlier in the manga than in the anime, but still it takes place just before the race between Takumi and Ryosuke.
Just a day before the Ryosuke and Takumi battle, Itsuki takes Takumi up Mt. Akina with his Eight-Five asking questions and driving wildly out of control to Takumi’s shock. Other questions included if Takumi has already hit first base with Natsuki or not. Itsuki asks these questions because Takumi hasn’t been himself lately assumed he was avoiding his best friend. Strange thing is this plot happens before the rain race in the anime.
Also, a battle between Keisuke and Nakazato takes place, as they pass by the Eight-Five in Takumi’s shock to see it. This reckless race resulted in a tie as both drivers are saying who is the fastest and how they weren’t really driving their best when in reality they are just bluffing their way out of it. However this was the set up leading to the official race in Myogi in Volume 07. This segment was never seen in the anime, being an unnecessary plot segment.
And the next day was the official battle between Ryosuke and Takumi. In the anime Iketani tells Yuiichi about the race battle before going to the mountain. In the manga, this is where Mako and Sayuri make their first appearance.

Volume 05:
In the manga, Ryosuke’s race against Takumi began after Shingo’s battle. In the anime, Ryosuke was the last race of the 1st Stage. Shingo’s race was followed by Mako and Sayuki’s Sil-Eighty, then the Keisuke vs Nakazato and the Kenta rain race before the final Gunma battle between Takumi and Ryosuke.
Shingo’s arm is in broken from his last race against Takumi where in the anime, his arm is completely healed. It makes more sense in the anime because it would be weird to see Shingo driving his EG6 with his arm wrapped around, especially since his car is a stickshift.
In anime, Fumihiro originally does the countdown until Keisuke interrupts saying he should do the countdown. In the manga, Keisuke was already the choice of the countdown. Also in the anime only, Iketani/Kenji/Itsuki are seen shouting for joy in Takumi’s launch and lead at the starting point.
In the manga, there was no audience that watched the Takumi vs Shingo Gumtape match. By Volume 05, Takumi has fixed his weakness of oversteering. Ryosuke was surprised on how Takumi has improved this quickly in such a short period of time. This is apparent to see how the Gumtape match effected Takumi’s driving was different within a week. In the anime, the race is stretched much further later on.
Yuiichi was watching the whole race in the anime to tell Bunta about the Eight-Six being in the lead. Bunta comments that it’s a bad idea to have the Eight-Six in the lead. In the manga, Bunta never knew anything about the Eight-Six being in the lead since Yuiichi never went to see the battle.
Takumi does the gutter technique and Ryosuke also does the same from behind. Oddly enough, this gutter move was only seen in the manga and not in the anime. Nonetheless, the following from behind sync was identical from manga to anime. Another oddity is most people assumed Ryosuke did do the gutter trick as well in the anime.
Anime only, Kenta is seen at the Five Consequtive hairpins.
Takumi does not perform the gutter hook technique until he races against Seiji in Volume 09. There was also no flashback of Takumi talking to Bunta in the wintertime until Volume 09. However in the anime, he recalls the winter season flashback during this race and uses this technique twice in order to catch up to Ryosuke during the climatic battle of episode 26 of 1st Stage. For the anime segment Takumi was of close to the same age, probably about 17 years old, but in the manga he was still in his early teens of Junior High.
When Takumi beat Ryosuke, everyone in the gallery were shocked of the final results. In the manga, they were so shocked that everyone were speechless in silence. It is as if everyone wanted the White Comet to win, but everyone also wanted the Eight-Six to win as well. Nakazato and Shingo also comment how FR cars are also amazing, compared to their FF and AWD ones. Sayuri tells Mako to pay attention to the driving styles of the FC and Eight-Six.
But in the anime, Itsuki shouts “Banzai!!” as the Speedstars are in full joy of the outcome. Nakazato and Shingo also keep their distance from each other avoiding the fact they are firends, Sayuri comments about going out with Takumi while Mako should go with Iketani, and Natsuki makes a comment saying that cars are cool to Takumi at lake Akina.
Natsuki in the anime was at the finish line of Mt. Akina wanting to see Takumi’s battle.
After what Ryosuke telling Takumi there are many other great racers around the world, Takumi goes up Mt. Akina to reflect on this. In the anime however he is seen reflecting on this while doing his deliveries.
At Mt. Usui, just before Iketani meets Mako for the first time, Sayuri comments Mako about her driving skills and how she should not worry about knowing anything about cars, just like how Takumi knows nothing about cars. This is not in the anime.
In the anime only, Kenji pinches Itsuki in the face, and Itsuki pinches Takumi in the face as the shock of seeing Mako for the first time.
Iketani was planning to speed up his car to show off to Mako in the manga, but Mako doesn’t like people that just speed up on public roads to impress people, saving Iketani the embarassement.
In manga only, we see Iketani talking more about Mako at the restaurant with the guys. They never were seen at the restaurant in the anime, although Iketani noted of going to a restaurant before going to Mt. Usui.

Volume 06:
After leaving Mako after asking to challenge the Eight-Six, Iketani pisses off unintentionally an incoming car in the manga, but no incoming car was present in the anime.
Mako talking to Sayuri in the manga about moving on is moved to a scene a little later on in the anime but otherwords is still the same.
In the Mt. Usui battle, Takumi decided to be the chaser car against the Sil-Eighty for the first run (and only run). This is because Takumi thought of how Ryosuke decided to chase after him. But in the anime, Takumi did not race Ryosuke first, but he concluded with his own improvising of what he should do, which is be the chaser rather than the runner.
Only in the anime, some of the roads of Mt. Usui had rock piles that Takumi had to avoid by swerving. This is also the longest race in 1st Stage being 1 and 2/3 of an episode long, yet it wasn’t that long of a race in the manga.
In the anime only during the battle at Mt. Usui, Ryosuke elsewhere was collecting data concerning where is the best point to attack Takumi. This was only in the anime since in the manga, Ryosuke has already lost to the Eight-Six. Another small scene in the anime shows Papa dropping Natsuki home, which is a hint of the story that is to come in 2nd Stage.
During the battle, the incoming car in the manga was an S14 Silvia, but in the anime it was an S13.
In Mako’s flashback sequence 3 years prior to meeting Iketani, Ryosuke with his FC defeated a Supra in a battle. The rare scene of seeing a Supra lose is so briefly seen in the anime. Iketani also asked Mako about Ryosuke which he never asked in the manga, and Mako tells him everything she knows about Ryosuke.
Ryosuke’s theory begins to evolve his strategy in the anime for his upcoming battle with the Eight-Six, with Keisuke having a hard time keeping up. Again this is not in the manga since Ryosuke has already lost to the Eight-Six.
This is the end of summer as Itsuki comments to Takumi that he has already competed in 5 races being the FD, GT-R, EG6, FC, and Sil-80 just before school starts, and a note that the EG6 was not an official race in the manga. But in the anime there was only 4 races Takumi has competed against since the FC battle is the last in 1st Stage.
In the anime, Itsuki brags to his classmates about what happened during the summertime battles racalling them all in class. In the manga, he mentions this to Takumi at a park.
Kenta’s character design in the anime for 1st Stage, 2nd Stage, and 3rd Stage are completely different to his original character design in the manga. However by 4th Stage, Kenta has been reanimated to look identical to his original manga counterpart.
At a restaurant Ryosuke talks to Keisuke about forming his own Dreamteam of streetracers to compete against other Prefectures, this is the prelude to “Project D”, but in the anime this whole sequence is cut out. However the dreamteam idea is mentioned at the very end of 2nd Stage, which makes a lot more sense of what’s to come.

Volume 07:
In the anime only filler plot, Kenji sees Takumi with Natsuki one night (when Takumi and Natsuki were out again which was Takumi’s first kiss with her). This results with Kenji telling Iketani and Itsuki about Natsuki and Itsuki getting jealous upon hearing this, plus Iketani remembering Mako. This leads to the forming of the anime only “LONELY DRIVERS CLUB”, to Kenji’s embarrassment among his friends.
To further this plot but in the manga Volume 04 just before the Ryosuke and Takumi battle, Itsuki takes Takumi up Mt. Akina with his Eight-Five asking questions and driving wildly out of control to Takumi’s shock. Other questions included if Takumi has already hit first base with Natsuki or not. Itsuki asks these questions because Takumi hasn’t been himself lately assumed he was avoiding his best friend. Strange thing is this plot happens before the rain race in the anime.
In the manga, Takumi and Itsuki have a paper, rock, scissor battle of who is driving to Mt. Myogi and Takumi loses as he has to drive his Eight-Six. In the anime, Itsuki wanted to save gas and asks Takumi to drive his Eight-Six.
In the manga, Keisuke and Nakazato were driving downhill towards the Mt. Myogi starting point where they pass by the Eight-Six. In the anime, both drivers were already at the downhill start, when they see the Eight-Six drive up the mountain.
Ryosuke was present during the Keisuke vs Nakazato battle in Myogi in the manga. In the anime, Ryosuke didn’t bother even going knowing he had full confidence in Keisuke’s driving skills. Instead he was busy collecting more data to compete against the Eight-Six.
Nakazato and Shingo were talking to each other to get Nakazato motivated to defeating Keisuke’s FD. This was only seen in the manga and not in the anime.
Keisuke forbid Kenta from battling the Eight-Six in the rain. In the anime Nakazato said anyone can battle the Eight-Six, saying it’s not a private challenge but everyone wants a piece of the action, and Keisuke should understand this feeling as a streetracer. In the manga however, Nakazato could careless since he has lost his racing confidence, but Ryosuke who is seen at Mt. Myogi was the one who didn’t mind seeing Kenta race against the Eight-Six.
In the anime, Kenta issues this challenge to Takumi saying that if he can’t beat Kenta, then the battle between Ryosuke is cancelled. Of course in the manga, this isn’t the case since Ryosuke already lost.
Kyoiichi and Seiji (at the time had a slightly different character designs), were seen in the shadows watching the whole rain battles leading to the next story arc.

Volume 08:
During the rain race between Takumi and Kenta, the Evo IV of team Emperor makes an appearance trailing from behind. In the end, the Evo IV beats both cars which Takumi never mentioned (nor was he really trying his best during the race). The next day at the GS Gas Station, Iketani and Kenji were estatic to ask if Itsuki saw the Evo IV during the rain race. Ryosuke has a video of the rain race with the Evo IV’s appearance. Tsubame (female cousin of the Takahashis) wakes up Keisuke from his messy room to go watch the video. None of this made it into the anime because this happened loosely in between 1st and 2nd Stage. To add this scene would be too confusing to divide the seasons. It’s a shame though since it’s a great plot twist.
After the rain battle in the anime, Natsuki on a bike visits Takumi at the Gas Station. Itsuki, Iketani, Kenji, and Yuiichi are spying on them from across the street.
In the anime, Team Emperors defeated Thunder-Fire as the intro to 2nd Stage. Other teams they have beaten included team Drifters. In the manga, other teams included team Kings and team Over Take, plus references to the defeat of another team in Shirane. While Seiji defeated Nakazato of the Nightkids, Kyoichi at the same time was scouting out the course of Mt. Akina with his Evo III. In the anime, the Evo IV vs R32 was extended by a whole lot more, with Kyoichi present during the race sincee in the manga being only a few pages long.
A scene with Takumi and Natsuki at school is reintroduced for the start off of 2nd Stage. Another scene later on, Takumi finds a note in his locker saying Natsuki is seeing an older man in a Benz. This note never existed in the manga book and only in the anime.
Bunta shows Yuiichi the new engine earlier in Volume 08, but a little by later on in the anime. Bunta also tells Yuiichi that Takumi has to lose to learn something new but says this at the mountain peak in the manga, yet in the anime he tells this at the car shop alongside with Masashi.
Takumi carwashes the Eight-Six just before the race against Seiji. In the anime, while Takumi was carwashing, Bunta was talking
with real-life “Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya, aka “Dori Dori” in episode 23, concerning with the race against Takumi and Ryosuke coming up. Also in the anime 1st Stage, Itsuki tries to show Takumi his heel-toe techniques which were completely off. Also at school he is embarrassed of his overracting in front of the teacher.

Volume 09:
Masashi and Yuiichi saw Takumi race the Evo IV in Mt. Akina in the anime. This was the first time Masashi saw Takumi’s driving skills, but in the manga he saw him drive the first time during a regular delivery run in Volume 08.
Ryosuke predicts the corner Takumi will overtake the Evo IV as Keisuke was told. The question was, did Ryosuke know this off out of strategy in the manga?! Or was it because of his experience against this gutter hook technique in the anime?!
Takumi’s original flashback of him driving in the Winter in his Junior High days as well as Bunta telling him of the gutter hook technique is mentioned here originally in the manga. In the anime, the flashback took place during Ryosuke’s battle with Takumi.
In the manga only, after Takumi overtakes the Evo IV and wins, the Speedstars all get cans of cold drinks, shake them and open the cans to celebrate the win of the Eight-Six once again.
Takumi in the anime finds another note of Natsuki going out with papa in his locker. This makes him somewhat suspicious and reluctant whenever he sees Natsuki’s face.
Tsukamoto, a wannabe RedSuns (yet never any raceteam member) manga only character, was a senior of Takumi and Natsuki’s highschool. He drives a 180SX, and brings both Takumi and Natsuki to Mt. Akagi. Tsukamoto also talks about the popularity of the RedSuns and the legendary Eight-Six (not knowing Takumi is the driver of that Eight-Six). Because of Tsukamoto’s terrible driving skills, it is more apparently seen here how Natsuki has car motion sickness which is never really seen in the anime. At the peak of Mt. Akagi Tsukamoto and Takumi get a drink while Natsuki accidentally leans on an S13 car bumping it by accident. A girl and her boyfriend accuse her of denting the car and begin to degrade Natsuki in trash talk making her feel really bad in low self-esteem. By chance, Takumi asked to drive Tsukamoto’s 180SX downhill to see the difference in technique. It’s also by chance that the S13 was on the downhill and Natsuki requests that Takumi defeats the S13 out of her own pure revenge. Tsukamoto in the passanger seat is shocked that his 180SX is so fast he feints and the S13 loses out of the driver and his girlfriend’s own embarassment and humiliation. The next day Natsuki and Takumi were talking about leaving Tsukamoto in his car since he feinted, is also when Itsuki came into the scene to ask Takumi if he wanted to go see the race between the Redsuns and team Emperor. Later on that day, Natsuki visits Takumi at the GS Gas Station for the first time in the manga (in the anime Natsuki visited Takumi just before the race against Ryosuke), while Itsuki, Iketani, Kenji and Yuiichi saw them talk from the distance. This whole plot sequence was removed in the anime being not necessary or out of place.
Since Tsukamoto was never in the anime, Natsuki talking to Papa about not seeing him anymore is mentioned during the battle of the Eight-Six against the Evo IV, while she was being dropped off home. But in the manga after the Tsukamoto story, Natsuki had just had sex with Papa and is seen in the manga naked (edited in Tokyopop with clothes), where she tells Papa in the hotel afterwords that she doesn’t want to see him anymore. On their way back, Papa and Natsuki pass by Kyoiichi’s Evo III as he is on his way to Mt. Akagi.
However this was Takumi and Natsuki’s last date, just before he gets his first telephone call concerning Natsuki’s relationship with Papa. Another girl tells him off the phone that Natsuki has sex with an older man in a Benz.
Maebashi

Volume 10:
One of Kyoiichi’s scout finds the location of Takumi’s work at the GS Gas Station, this wasn’t mentioned in the anime as it was unnessesary if Kyoiichi is eventually meeting with Takumi at the Gas Station.
Also in the manga, Takumi gets another phonecall from the same girl telling him about Natsuki and Papa. This time Takumi is furious about her lies, but she begins to cry saying it’s all true before hanging up.
Takumi sees Natsuki with Papa coming out of the hotel near the Maebashi interchange in the manga. At the time Takumi was having a drink and when he saw them, he threw his drink towards a wall. The anime had them coming out of a restaurant also near Maebashi and Takumi was in his car having a drink, which he crushed his drink and threw it across the road.
In the anime, Tsukamoto makes a very very brief cameo appearance during the Eight-Six vs Evo III Akagi battle. Most manga readers
may not have recognized this however.
Also in the anime only, Natsuki visits Takumi at work that same night but he was off work that day (not knowing he was actually in Akagi battling the Evo III), but Itsuki was at work at the time. There Iketani suspected that if Natsuki is there looking for Takumi, then it’s possible Takumi went to challenge Kyoiichi at Mt. Akagi, taking the bait. In the manga, Iketani wasn’t working that night, instead he was with Kenji at the restaurant talking in concern about Takumi not taking the battle, unaware that he took the bait.
In the anime only. After te battle, Kyoiichi goes up to tell Ryosuke that Takumi has an engine blow, and reminding him of the upcoming battle between the FC and Evo III.

Volume 11:
Both Shingo and Nakazato are present in Akagi watching the battle between Ryosuke and Kyoiichi, where they made an appearance in the anime but never made an appearance in the manga. Iketani and Kenji are also seen in the anime, although they were also there in the manga itself, they were never seen once during the race.
Wataru and Kasumi make their introduction just before the race begins in the anime as they were part of the gallery at the peak, where they were introduced in the manga during the first quarter of the race somewhere along the roadside.
There was no countdown start seen in Ryosuke and Kyoiichi’s race in the manga, unlike in the anime.
Only in the anime, at the point where the Evo III overtakes the FC is where Nakazato and Shingo are seen, surprisingly they were cheering on Ryosuke to defeat Kyoiichi.
Manga only, there is a brief scene where Kenta is speechless after what Keisuke said about Ryosuke winning. This is probably in reference to remind people how good the Takahashi brothers really are.
In the anime only, Keisuke tells Ryosuke that Kenta saw the Eight-Six recently back on the road. The brothers take a look at Mt. Akina to see the car realizing by the sound of the new engine, it has just become a more formidable monster.
At one point in the manga, on her lunchbreak Kasumi visits Itsuki at the GS Gas Station while wearing her kimono which she never wore in the anime. Instead she was just carrying a grocery bag and regular clothes.

Volume 12:
Just before Wataru went to Akagi, friends of his are asking about his cute sister Kasumi. This isn’t mentioned in the anime but completely shifts to the point where Wataru is already talking to Keisuke. Wataru tells Keisuke about him seeing the race of the FD vs Emperor’s Evo IV in Mt. Akagi, how the FD easily defeated the LanEvo. You never hear this explanation in the anime. Interesting note though, the battle between the FD and the Evo IV were never seen in the manga nor in the anime stages, but was added into the Battle Stage anime special as a bonus race.
Only in the manga, elsewhere in Kasumi and Itsuki were talking about their dreams and the next day Itsuki is talking to Takumi about girls, asking about his relationship with Natsuki (in the anime Itsuki asked this much later on after Itsuki has gone out with Kasumi a couple of times already). Oddly though the FD vs Eight-Six Turbo short-lived unofficial battle took place the next day in the manga, when in the anime it took place the same night Itsuki was with Kasumi (rather than Itsuki and Kasumi going out already on another date in the manga).
During the Keisuke and Wataru unofficial race on Akagi, Tsukamoto crashes his 180SX on the mountain railing. However in the anime, Tsukamoto was replaced with a member of Thunder-Fire.
After the Eight-Six Turbo visited the GS Gas Station, Iketani was talking to Yuiichi inside the store in the anime, where in the manga they were talking outside near the garage.
Wataru leaves after Kasumi slaps him and gets angry at him. When Takumi leaves Itsuki with Kasumi, he tells Itsuki he is going already as was stated in the anime. In the manga, Takumi didn’t say anything, instead you could tell in his facial gestures and body language that he was going without using words and Itsuki also did facial gestures and body language without using words to tell Takumi not to go. The words they trade back are in word bubbles as if they were reading each others thoughts which is a unique way to express character in the manga.
After Wataru leaves, in the anime Kasumi was more sad and Itsuki tries to cheer her up. In the manga, Kasumi turns around and has a cheery face making fun of Itsuki saying that Takumi was the real Eight-Six driver friend.
When Kasumi was teaching Itsuki how to drift his Eight-Five, they were having a good conversation while Itsuki was driving in the anime. The manga, they were having the same conversation, yet the Eight-Five was parked on the side of the road. Also the scene where they are both sleeping inside the car is only in the anime.
In the anime, after Takumi hears of the new tachometer’s arrival, he rushes right out of school and sees Natsuki, but completely ignores her saying he was busy. After installing it, Wataru visits Takumi at the GS Gas Station to plan out their race match. Later that day Takumi visits Itsuki’s house to ask if he can go with him to Syoumaru. In the manga, Takumi asks Itsuki to go to Syoumaru at the GS Gas Station, although they weren’t working at the gas station that day.

Volume 13:
In the manga, Itsuki notices all the new upgrades in the Eight-Six dashboard, but he was also thinking about his own problems and relationship with Kasumi. Not noted in the anime.
In the anime only…Kenta gets some realiable information about the Eight-Six vs Eight-Six battle. Both Ryosuke and Keisuke see this as a chance to see the battle. Iketani is working that night but is excused by Yuiichi to go see the battle with Kenji. Unlike in the anime, in the manga there were nobody present throughout the whole match, so none of the RedSuns knew about the battle. Only Takumi and Wataru were in Syoumaru.
In the anime only, Natsuki is applying to work at a McDonald’s like restaurant. On their way to Syoumaru by chance, Iketani and Kenji see her having an interview at the McDonald’s.
Each round that is fought in the anime we see the end and start of each round. In the manga however, we never really see the end or start of each next round and it’s rather narrated that the next round has already begun.
On the 5th round of the battle between the two Eight-Sixes, Wataru was running low on gas and lost his concentration thinking about the gas. It was during this brief lost in thought did Takumi overtake Wataru in the brief space he had. The anime finish was far more dramatic, as Takumi overtakes Wataru through the mudslide that was lowered after passing it five times.
Natsuki applies a job at a McDonald’s like restaurant in the anime, which Iketani and Kenji see while on their way to see Takumi’s race. This is only in the anime.
Kasumi’s flashback of Wataru in the manga and anime are identical in plot, except in the anime there was only one flashback and Wataru was tuning up his Eight-Six, where in the manga he was simply just talking. Also Kasumi telling Itsuki he was leaving Gunma for good in the anime was during the 2nd round of the battle, where in the manga the battle has already ended when Kasumi tells Itsuki this.
Additional plot of Itsuki and Kasumi are removed in the anime. These are, one in school when Itsuki is talking to Takumi about Kasumi’s true feelings of Itsuki as only like a friend or younger brother yet also like a boyfriend to her. Another segment of the story was the conversation at Lake Akina. After dropping off Kasumi at the station, Itsuki also has a lot more thoughts explained concerning about him moving on with his life.
In thea anime only, Nakazato plans his revenge against the Eight-Six and Emperor. However, the Nightkids story ended in volume 08 of the manga never seen again. In the anime they were seen throughout 2nd Stage, even 3rd Stage and Extra Stage. This is also where Ryosuke starts forming his own team which will become “Project D”, even though this is mentioned in Volume 06 of the manga. Other additional scenes include Iketani teaching Takumi about car engines and Natsuki seen working at the GS Gas Station.

Volume 14:
Since 3rd Stage is a movie, most of volume 14 – 17 have been re-edited to make the transition as a theatrical like storytelling. The intro opens with Natsuki having a cheery smile to set up the movie, yet in the manga she is already in a frown since it’s a continuation.
Flashbacks of all the previous races of 1st Stage and the engine blow of 2nd Stage are seen in the anime movie version being necessary, but wasn’t necessary in the manga.
In the manga, after work, Takumi talks to Ryosuke at Lake Akina while Itsuki, Kenji, and Iketani were at the restaurant. In the anime, the conversation was just at the side of the streets (possibly the gas station?), and the restaurant scene wasn’t present.
Takumi calls up Ryosuke upon meeting him in consideration to join the new racing team. But instead Takumi asks where to meet Kyoiichi for a race battle. Ryosuke was driving in his car talking in a cellphone to Takumi in the manga, but in the anime he was in his room at home. Takumi on the other hand was calling at a payphone in the anime where in the manga it was elsewhere?
Ryosuke and Keisuke have a conversation about Takumi’s new engine. In the anime, their conversation was at their home, while in the manga, they were at Mt. Akagi, plus there is a lot more conversation about the Eight-Six engine in comparison to Kyoiichi’s monster engine with it’s dry sump.
Kyoiichi in the manga has a couple segments where he is in somewhat of a shock of the Eight-Six driving abilities. Seiji also notes the part of Kyoiichi’s absolute victory near the end of the race not presented in the anime as it’s already been repeated.
In the manga only, after Kyoiichi and Takumi have their conversation, Kyoiichi leaves and in his mind he already knows that Takumi is going to make it bigger saying Gunma is too small for him. He also notes that if Takumi had a better racing car, he would be undefeatable.
This is the original story in the manga completely removed in the movie for time constraints. Shiraishi (a fansub name?!) makes her first appearance in volume 01, chapter 06 of the manga and is never seen again until volume 14 – 16, but she is never seen in the anime. Shiraishi was working on a project on who is the coolest guy in their highschool. Takumi was ranked 2nd coolest guy in all 3rd year of class seven to his surprise. But it was this very brief moment did Takumi recognize Shiraishi’s voice as the mystery girl who made the phonecalls about Natsuki. After class, Takumi has a private talk with Shiraishi who would assume to deny making the phonecalls but later admits it is her. One thing to note is, Shiraishi never wrote any letters like in the anime but only made two phonecalls. Her relationship with Natsuki goes so far to reveal that Shiraishi is Papa the Benz driver’s daughter. NOTE: It’s odd to remove a pivotal role of a character like her to connect with the letters and phonecalls.
Other notable manga only plot is Bunta and Yuiichi’s continual talk how the Eight-Six is going to blow everyone away, which is an unnessesary explanation in the movie.

Volume 15:
Only in the manga. Just before Kai’s arrival at the GS Gas Station, at the highschool Itsuki asked Takumi what his plans were after graduation. In another part of the highschool Shiraishi also asked the same question to Natsuki.
In the anime, on his way to work Takumi sees Natsuki working at the McDonald’s, and remembers a flashback of when both of them went to the beach. Itsuki was already working at the GS Gas Station at the time so he saw Kai Kogashiwa in the anime, where he was still in school in the manga talking to Takumi about the new race team Ryosuke is putting together and the chance meeting with Keisuke at Mt. Akina.
In the anime Kenji tells Iketani about the info of Kogashiwa’s race history while driving on their way to Irohazaka. The manga had Kenji explaining all this in their favorite family restaurant hangout, along with Itsuki, down to when Kogashiwa use to ride motorcycles, gokarts, and beating Seiji at Irohazaka.
Manga only, Bunta and Yuiichi have a small argument at the GS Gas Station concerning Ken, as if both Bunta and Ken are settling their scores against each other through their sons. Iketani notices this. Also another scene with Takumi talking to Itsuki at the highschool concerning what Takumi thought of Kai’s aura. Another short scene is Bunta was just revving the car when Takumi appears out of nowhere beside him scaring the face on Bunta.
Kai meets up with his friends at a restaurant just before the race at Irohazaka, but in the anime he never meets up with them.
Both Ryosuke and Keisuke were present during the battle between the Eight-Six and the SW20. This makes sense because Ryosuke is gathering more data about the Eight-Six on how Takumi overcomes his obstacles. But in the manga, they made no appearance.
Takumi gets the idea on how to do Kogashiwa’s hairpin jump on his 2nd time seeing it in the manga book. In the anime, he gets the idea after he sees it the 4th time.
Kyoiichi and Seiji were watching the race at the 2nd Bridge of Irohazaka, but in the anime they were up at the peak of the mountain.
In the manga, Kyoiichi describes all the events of the race between Takumi and Kai. Kyoiichi predicted Kai’s hairpin jump attack, but he also predicted that Kai performed his hairpin jump too soon as Takumi will have time to recover from the shock. In the anime however, it was Ryosuke who tells Kyoiichi that the hairpin attack Kai performed was much too soon (as if the anime version of Kyoiichi was less knowledgeable then the manga version).

Volume 16:
Manga only, the next day Takumi has 2 hours sleep and is greatful for Bunta’s tip on how to win, but at the same time he drinks the cup of water Bunta gave him not realizing it’s the cup for rolling the water. So Bunta whacks him in the head.
Earlier in the anime, just after the Kyoiichi battle Natsuki asked Takumi they were friends so she wants to be able to work in talking to her. Later on after the battle with Kai, Takumi picks Natsuki up at the McDonalds and brings her up Lake Akina as they were talking about Papa the Benz break up, and Natsuki telling him he loves him with a strong aggressive, yet expressive voice of honesty.
The manga original story (never in the anime and is probably the most major change in the anime/manga plot) had it all different as it begins with Yuiichi talking to Iketani about what happened at Irohazaka against the MR2. This was then followed with Takumi and Itsuki at school talking about what is their goal after graduation. At the front doors of the school Natsuki asks Takumi who is reluctant of talking to her to meet with her after school. Later that day Takumi picks Natsuki up and they have a conversation on the way up Mt. Akina about how she broke up with Papa the Benz. At the lake itself she fights to make their friendship with each other work as it begins to snow. On the way down the mountain is when Natsuki ask what Takumi’s plan is for Christmas time. And it was after she was dropped off at home did Takumi ask why Natsuki spends so much time talking to him when Natsuki simply bluntly told him how much she likes/loves him leaving in tears. This makes Takumi angry at himself for making Natsuki cry. The next day, manga only, Natsuki applies part-time at the GS Gas Station shocking Takumi. There she gets to know also Yuiichi, Iketani and Kenji and is popular among the customers. Takumi wants Natsuki to quit but she wouldn’t saying she likes the job and it is Takumi that doesn’t understand. Even Kenji, Iketani, and Itsuki at the family restaurant enjoy Natsuki’s company at the Esso.
More plot in the manga only show Itsuki attempts to drive his Eight-Five during the snow, and more driving ofTakumi at Akina (Note: You never seen the Eight-Six drive in the snow in the anime until the part where it chases after the Celica GT-4) Knowing this, Itsuki starts bragging to Takumi of his driving his Eight-Five with Iketani at the snowy mountain road. Meanwhile Natsuki and Shiraishi are talking to each other about the new part-time job at Takumi’s work to Shiraishi’s surprise. Also when the guys at the Gas Station ask Natsuki to go out with them for a Christmas party, Natsuki declines. Right here, Kenji gives Takumi a hint and tips about a girl’s feelings which Takumi doesn’t understand Kenji. All this manga only plot leads to Natsuki’s eventual arrival at the Fujiwara Tofu Shop for Christmas just like in the anime. Although in the manga, Natsuki’s panties are accidentally seen by Takumi and Bunta.
Extra Stage episode 02 with the Sil-80 takes place around this time around the Christmas season. The original story was on a separate manga?!
Natsuki makes a handmade Eight-Six keychain for Takumi in the anime. There is no such keychain in the manga.
Back to more manga only plot, Keisuke is seen practising driving in the snow at Mt. Akagi because of Ryosuke’s influence that the Eight-Six practises in the snow. Although this plot segment is told in the anime Extra Stage, you don’t see him driving unlike in the manga. At the school, Natsuki again has a conversation with Shiraishi about the part-time job and Shiraishi’s jealousy of Natsuki. Takumi and Itsuki are at the same time talking about Valentine and Takumi’s popularity among the girls. And about this time, Miki makes an appearance in the manga at the highschool. Miki, with his Celica then drops off Natsuki at the gas station where he sees Takumi working there too making Miki angry and remembering that time back in volume 01. Later on during her workshift, Miki calls her at work, much to Natsuki’s irritation to meet up later.
Miki picks up Natsuki at the Esso after her work shift, but in the anime Natsuki decides to go along with Miki after her McDonald’s job out of chance seeing her. Natsuki agrees to go with him since she didn’t want to scare away the customers. In the manga, Shiraishi is known as Papa’s daughter. In the anime, there is rumors that Miki is Papa’s son, as seen in the 3rd Stage fansub translations. And Miki in the anime is more irate and insane then he was in the manga book he was a more believable character.
Takumi’s driving in the snow chasing after the Celica GT4 was greatly extended in the anime compared to the manga where it was barely seen. In the manga, Takumi going up Mt. Akina in the snow isn't seen as he already meets up with Miki's GT4, unlike in the anime where the snow driving hillclimb can be seen.

Volume 17:
In the manga only (more plot removed heavily in the anime), after having the conversation with Natsuki after the Miki chase, Takumi admits to Natsuki that it wouldn’t be the same working at the GS Gas Station without her, as he liked working with her. Natsuki turns red and realizes that Takumi does like her still, not knowing what she should do.
More manga only plot, it’s Valentine’s day February 14, Natsuki makes three boxes of chocolate at work, but one of them was originally for Itsuki who wasn’t working that day. In a brief scene at school Itsuki passes by Shiraishi and thinks of her concerning what is her connection in relevence. Another cute girl approaches him to tell Itsuki to give the chocolate to Takumi. Itsuki then discovers that there are two more chocolates for Takumi in his locker and gives them all to Takumi at work. Natsuki on the other hand had already given the last chocolate originally for Itsuki to the usual customer guy that fills up gas there. To Itsuki’s disappointment, a rare scene of him smoking can be found. Elsewhere also that day, Takumi meets up with Shiraishi who admits leaving a box of chocolate in his locker for Valentines, and apologizes for him and Natsuki’s connection to each other. This is the last time Shiraishi is mentioned in the manga as she never makes any more appearance in the series.
Anime only segment, while driving on Mt. Akina, Takumi sees a motorcyclist overtake him. Takumi then meets with Ryosuke and challenges him at Mt. Akagi in an unofficial match to find out something about himself. Ryosuke accepts the challenge. When Takumi asks what he should do at the battle to Bunta, his father simply says to find out the answer on his own. During the battle in Akagi, the Nightkids, Impact Blue, Redsuns, Speedstars and Team Emperor were present. The end of the race was never seen, yet most fans had many assumptions how it was finished (although it looked like a tie). At the same time, this being an anime exclusive, some people consider this race as canon to the story while many don’t recognize it as any race of importance.
Bunta hates going to graduation so he never attended Takumi’s graduation in the manga. Somehow Bunta decided to go to the graduation in the anime movie instead.
Manga only, during graduation time, only Iketani and Yuiichi were at work. Rather than seeing a battle between Takumi and Ryosuke like in the anime, Takumi decides to bring Natsuki to Mt. Akina after graduation. Although Takumi tells him that he wants to be the fastest driver to Natsuki at Lake Akina, this was only in the anime. In the manga, Takumi showed her why he wants to be the fastest driver since Natsuki asked why wouldn’t he go away from Gunma like schooling in Tokyo. This was Takumi’s answer and for one night just to show how fast he could drive. Natsuki isn’t afraid of Takumi’s fast driving, and most noticeable is the fact that his time attack exceeds beyond the speed he won against Ryosuke’s FC and Seiji’s Evo IV. However, no public audience was present to witness the incredible new course record. On top of that, the winter to spring season change had the roads covered with pebbles which makes it even more challenging to drive on. Afterwords Natsuki decided not to go to Tokyo but Takumi was able to convince her to go, because they both have to chase their dreams even if they are separate. Time also passed by that night for two hours. These two hours were of debate among fans wondering if Takumi had made love with Natsuki or not, yet it’s ambiguous and not proven.
(Note: This is because Itsuki asked Takumi that question if Takumi did have sex with Natsuki or not at Mt. Akina, but Takumi simply replied yet another ambiguous answer of “That’s none of your business”.)
The manga ending of Part 1 of “Initial D” before Part 2 begins (which is Project D), is when Natsuki finally leaves her work at the GS Gas Station, and Takumi drops her off to take a train to Tokyo University. Natsuki is in tears while in the train, and Takumi has made the choice to stay behind to complete his goal.
The anime ending is presented differently yet the same direction and references. Natsuki is seen studying at the University tired, and working at a video store in downtown Tokyo. Takumi is working as part of a moving company, driving with Natsuki’s homemade Eight-Six keychain, and preparations of Project D is commencing (with Matsumoto’s first appearance).

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MANGA/ANIME DIFFERENCES PART 2
VOLUMES 17 - 31
4th Stage – PROJECT D

Volume 17: Continued…
Originally in the manga, the mentioning of Project D is stretched into two short chapters showing different locations across the Kantou region. In the anime, this has been simplified with the showing of the official Project D website, and a miscellaneous race team they have just defeated before their arrival to Seven Star Leaf’s Momiji Lane.
In the anime, Tooru is seen driving his Roadster thinking about what Nao said. In the manga, Atsorou asks about how Tooru might be ruining his relationship with Nao, just before the arrival of Project D.
In the anime only, since this is the introduction of 4th Stage, Takumi is seen doing a usual tofu delivery run as Bunta hands him a cup of water. A flashback scene of Takumi and Natsuki at Lake Akina is also triggered when Takumi during his moving company job sees the train station. Takumi working as part of a moving company is only seen in the anime but mentioned in the manga.
Itsuki tells Takumi that he is going to get a new turbo for his Eight-Five at Lake Akina in the manga. But in the anime, Itsuki tells Iketani about his turbo while working at the GS Gas Station, as Iketani imagines Itsuki overtaking him out of Itsuki’s bragging.
Not explained in the anime, Tooru goes into length in telling Shinichi that he has plans of selling his Roadster. Tooru also starts explaining some of his insights on his driving style and engine tuning.
The random talk among the crowd of Momiji Lane in the manga has been replaced in the anime by a scene of Bunta and Yuiichi at their favorite restaurant & bar, with Bunta saying “Project D” will lose someday.

Volume 18:
During Tooru’s crash, flashbacks of Nao are seen in the anime. After Tooru’s crash, the Eight-Six drifts to a stop in the manga. It simply stops in the anime, and Takumi asks if Tooru is alright or hurt, which Tooru shakes his head to Takumi’s relief.
The race between Keisuke Takahashi and Atsorou Kawai has been removed in the anime completely, but a part of this race is referred during the FD vs Evo V battle in Tsuchizaka. Rumours of this race is in talk to appear in a separate Stage of the anime, a possible 2nd Battlestage or a Stage directly dedicated to Keisuke.
FD vs ER-34 detailed Spoiler: After the Roadster has lost to the Eight-Six, most of the people in the gallery has had doubts of Atsorou able to win if the FD driver is of the same calibur as it’s downhill counterpart. This battle wasn’t about drifting or taking highspeed corners, nor was it about taking any gutter tricks. This was about the best driving line and use of the right balance of Horsepower as both drivers did not perform any fancy tricks. Atsorou leads almost the entire race using a brake out-in-out style, which Keisuke makes fun of. “Out-in-out style” means that you stay outside of the turn before turning in. (ex: stay right side before you make a left turn then turn your car into apex and exit at outside again. This is a basic technique for every racer. It allows to clear the low speed or sharp corners faster.) But Keisuke is confident that he can beat Atsorou because his brother Ryousuke taught him the "Theory of Maximum Speed". Despite having lower horsepower, Keisuke manages to shock Jun'ou by accelerating faster every corner after every corner. Atsurou was probably too pre-occupied with blocking the inside to prevent Keisuke from using the drains (Tooru told him to after losing to Takumi that way), that he never realised his line was bad at a big disadvantage eventually Keisuke passed him on the long straight. Twin turbos allow the car to enter and exit turns without or little turbo lag compared to the Skyline GTS single turbo. The emphasis was placed more on driving line rather than the difference between power deliver. Twin turbos might have played a part in it, but Keisuke clarified himself that it had to do with "watching how you exit the corner". He sacrificed a few corners to drive the better line, which in turns give a better exit. As Ryosuke said, Keisuke was the winner from the beginning, and Junrou's racing strategy was basic, use the Skyline’s power to pull faster on the straights was bad with turbo lag.
After his Tofu delivery, Takumi meets up with Itsuki at Lake Akina, talking about the Eight-Five’s turbo upgrade before going to the GS Gas Station. In the anime, Itsuki talks about his turbo upgrade to Iketani while working. In the manga, it was Itsuki’s day off.
Fumihiro and Kenta coming back from filming Mt. Enna to make copies for Fujiwara are removed in the anime.
The scene with Daiki and Tomo talking on the phone is longer in the manga. In the anime, the glimpse of how Tomo looks like is never seen, and the conversation is shortened greatly into only a few lines.
At the top of Mt. Akagi, Keisuke comments on Kenta’s driving improvements and faults. Cut out of the anime, as not needed.
Daiki talking to the other Toudou racers just before meeting with Mr. Todou has been removed in the anime.
At Irohazaka, Seiji tells Kyoiichi that Project D is meeting with Toudou Racing School, which Kyoichi has already found out earlier. This is not in the anime since Team Emperor makes no appearance in Mt. Enna.

Volume 19:
In the manga, news spread fast across the cities of the battle between Project D and Toudou Racing School. In the anime, Kenji represents this crowd by telling Iketani and Itsuki at the Gas Station of Project D’s battle beginning tonight.
In the manga, the crowd gathering talk just before the Daiki and Takumi battle is seen as this is not needed in the anime.
There was a mixed audience of both Toudou Racing School and Project D fans. The Toudou School fans would say that Project D would lose, while Project D fans would say the same being confident in Gunma’s team.
After the end of the first run, there is a lot of talk among the audience to their surprise of a second run. This is an unnessary scene in the anime so it was removed.
Although Daiki performs left-foot braking with his EK9, no animation sequence in the anime shows his foot doing this.
At one point in the manga during the 2nd round, a Todou student is timing the time trial. To his timing of Daiki’s best downhill record, the student realizes that the gap between Daiki and Takumi are as if they were identical, meaning the student underestimated the Eight-Six as being a really fast car with it’s full power being restrained by the EK9 in front.

Volume 20:
After his loss, Daiki tells Sakai that Project D is a very smart team. Daiki never mentions this in the anime, since it was obvious.
Keisuke asks Sakai what’s under his DC2’s hood just before the race starts. This wasn’t explained in the anime.
Both Kyoiichi and Seiji of Team Emperor were watching the battle between Project D and Todou Racing School, but their appearance were cut out in the anime. However, they still make an appearance in the battle between Tomo at Happougahara.
The race between Keisuke Takahashi and Smiley Sakai has been removed in the anime. Rumours of this race is in talk to appear in a separate Stage of the anime, a possible 2nd Battlestage or a Stage directly dedicated to Keisuke.
FD vs DC2 details: The hill climb pitched the FD3S against “Smiley” Sakai’s Integra DC2 Type R (coloured White with a B18C engine). The tuning of the Integra DC2 has the combination power of the VTEC and Turbo in one, and on top of that, the course of Enna has only four hairpins. Unlike any advice that was given to Takumi, Ryosuke didn’t give Keisuke any advice at all but had complete faith in his brother. Smiley got that nickname because the muscles of his face tenses up when he begins to race seriously, making it look like he’s smiling, and he also has more experience then Daiki. Smiley drives with the style of Shingo (a driving trapper) except he’s going uphill. First he makes the driver behind him discover his rhythm making them both syncronized. Then, on the 2nd corner hairpin, he uses a trap he planned out, the fake brake lights (ala Shingo vs. Iketani) to trick Keisuke into breaking his rhythm by forcing the FD to slam his brakes, because the lights of the Integra turns on quickly by tapping the brakes. This technique is called the “Braking Feint”. Smiley didn’t do this technique to insult Keisuke but rather to him aware aware of various techniques on how to win battles, especially since Smiley gained a huge 20 meter boost ahead of the RX-7 FD. Another trick he used was entering a corner at a really high speed in order to get his opponent to enter at the same rhythm speed or higher; this speed is actually too fast for the corner, and he’s adept at fixing his speed throughout the corner. This is another trap which makes Keisuke almost collide into the guardrails. Ryosuke notes that Keisuke is always around to be taught new tricks, and teaching new tricks during a race doesn’t work for Keisuke but only on a race battle will Keisuke’s hidden power shine, depending on the opponent’s difficulty level. This is what Ryosuke envies about Keisuke. And this is also why Kenta doesn’t understand why Ryosuke never gives his brother any tips like Takumi. Since Smiley is getting away, Keisuke starts gaining distance by entering corners without braking, causing his FD to drift uphill, in the crowd’s amazement. Seiji gets shocked by this that he goes up the cliff feeling he is going to be runned over by the FD driver. This is when Keisuke changes his strategy completely and becomes a blazing aura of fire, when he struts out his natural instincts to the fullest. Smiley becomes surprised how the FD is gaining on him fast. Keisuke knows the key to winning in uphills is the exiting turn of a corner as Takumi explains it, that the 3rd and 4th hairpin corner will be the most difficult for the DC2 giving the FD the advantage. On the 4th corner Sakai plans to set up his trap on Keisuke again, since the corner is a sharp S-Turn. Basically Sakai takes the inside to the other inside of the S-Turn, while Keisuke takes the outside to the inside of the S-turn, and begins to rub his FD’s right nose on Sakai’s rear fender left. This results in the final straightaway of the two cars side by side, and as both cars reach the final corner, Sakai could no longer use his Turbo because it wobbles his car making the situation dangerous for a narrow space, showing it’s weakness. On the final turn, Keisuke easily overtakes the Integra because of Sakai’s restrained power and wins.
After the defeat of Toudoh Racing School, Project D’s Eight-Six breaks the downhill course record of Mt. Enna’s previous one. Keisuke on the other hand breaks the hillclimb record in two tries, however Keisuke wasn’t happy with it and does a third run breaking his previous record. This was never mentioned in the anime.
The course breaking record of Project D continues towards Tomo arrival as both Daiki and Sakai explain the situation. Tomo takes Daiki’s EK9 for a test drive on Mt. Enna’s downhill and beats Takumi’s record easily without pushing the car to it’s limits. Tomo also notes that the alignment was off and the tires should be 10 degrees more inwards, he could shave a couple more seconds. Tomo also has conversations with the other students and graduates before meeting with Mr. Toudou himself. This was also never mentioned in the anime.
The gathering spot of Project D in Gunma and Fimihiro and Matsumoto talking at a restaurant just after Ryosuke announces the Pro Racer and before arriving at Happougahara wasn’t in the anime. This wasn’t necessary after all.
In the manga, Keisuke wanted to wake up Ryosuke from his sleep to check on the settings of the FD. Not in anime.

Volume 21:
In the anime, without looking, Tomo hears the car engine of the Eight-Six in shock of the upcoming challenger not being the FD.
The order of Ryosuke talking to the Project D members, Mr. Todou talking to his students, and Tachi doing the disappearing line has been reorganized in a different order in the anime compared to it’s original order in the manga.
After Tomo performs the disappearing line there is a scene where Toudou students ask how Daiki feels about Tomo overtaking the Eight-Six. This isn’t mentioned in the anime.
Masashi asks Bunta what car he wanted to get which was an AWD while sitting inside the Tofu Shop. In the anime, this conversation to place just after Tomo overtakes Takumi with the disappearing line. In the manga, this conversation takes place outside of the Tofu Shop, and happens before the battle of Takumi and Tomo begins.
Mr. Todou is surprised and smiles that the Eight-Six was able to overtake Tomo for the first time. This is never seeen in the anime.
In the manga, although everyone knew that the Eight-Six has finally lost to Tomo, Keisuke was somewhat relieved that Takumi tried his very best to win but couldn’t. Keisuke was willing to give Takumi a pat in the back for the hard effort. Smiley also approaches Keisuke saying that it was great to have incredible opponents like Project D against Todou. On the final two corners, screaming fans cheer on for the battle. To Keisuke and everyone’s surprise, Takumi defeated the Pro Racer with his newly developed blind attack (and with the help of a ferret), for the shocking win by mere inches.
This race was never published on the Project D website in the manga book. This wasn’t mentioned in the anime.
In the anime, Tomo tells Mr. Toudou how thrilled he was during the race and Ryosuke gives Takumi a pat in the shoulder. In the manga, Tomo doesn’t say this to Mr. Todou until much later on the night, when he is leaving the Toudou School.
Before going out on delivery after Tomo’s race, Takumi and Bunta have a talk about the battle. Removed in the anime.

Volume 22:
In the manga and arcade stage, Bunta’s Impreza is dark grey in colour where in the anime, it was blue.
In the manga, after the Impreza defeat’s the Eight-Six, Bunta says to Masashi that he’ll take the car. But in the anime, Bunta says this to Masashi only after the Eight-Five defeat’s the S15 Silvia.
In the manga only while Takumi was with his friends at the peak of Mt. Akina. At the RedSuns tune shop, Fumihiro tells Ryosuke that Kenta car gets into an accident in trying Takumi’s Blind Attack technique. This is the reason Keisuke went in place of Kenta’s usual scouting with Fumihiro to film the Sadamine Pass in Saitama, leading to his chance first meeting with Kyoko.
There is a scene of Kyoko doing a doughnut with her FD and pebbles from the ground fly to her friend. Her friend says to be careful but Kyoko revs her can saying she can’t hear her and then leaves her friend to go to the mountains. Not in the anime.
Keisuke does a daytime trial run of the Sadamine Pass in the manga, never seen in the anime.
Kyoko is electrified by the appearance of Keisuke, her darling while having a conversation with him in the anime. In the manga, her thoughts of this are mentioned after Keisuke ditches her to go to the Sadamine Pass. She also begins to act very strange at the machine shop. Later that night she brags to her bestfriend about her chance meeting with the Prince, until she gets a phone call from Nobuhiko to meet at the mountain pass.
Kyoko in the anime while practising that night isn’t in the groove and she nearly collides her FD into a guardrail, a result of her thinking about Keisuke. Later that night, Project D arrives. In the manga, Kyoko does her practise run at night, and the next day Kyoko couldn’t seem to get into the groove of the racing thinking about her prince, only to see Project D’s arrival that night.
Kyoko’s tears is facing down the front of her FD hood in the anime where in the manga she was facing towards the direction of where Keisuke left her, and leaning on the front side fender of her FD.
The part where Fumihiro tells Keisuke not to underestimate a beautiful woman, and Keisuke commenting that’s Kyoko is only a girl is cut out of the anime and only seen in the manga. This is just before Kyoko and Keisuke re-introduce to each other for the battle.
The conversations of Ryosuke and Fumihiro about acceleration work is seen with Takumi in the anime, where Takumi wasn’t present in this conversation in the manga.

Volume 23:
Kyoko’s expressions and personality are more spontaneous in the manga. Because of the more realism presented in the anime, Kyoko’s spontaneous expressions are removed and her personality is toned down much more completely.
All of the crowd conversations during this FD vs FD race in the manga has all been completely removed in the anime for pacing.
In the manga only, instead of Takumi being with Ryosuke and Fumihiro, he is talking to Matsumoto and recalls his battle with his first Saitama opponent Wataru. Wataru’s appearance in the FD vs FD race happens much earlier, where he isn’t mentioned in the anime until after the FD vs FD battle is finished. When both FDs pass by Wataru, he is in an uneasy feeling of how much Keisuke has improved since their previous meeting.
The conversation of Ryosuke to Fumihiro about the ten acceleration levels and turbo differences are combined in the conversation in the anime, and the part where Tomiguchi (the FD mechanic) mentioning he knew about the FD turbo difference while working on Kyoko’s car is only noted in the manga.
The part where Nobuhiko gets a phonecall of at what point the FDs are now located and Nobuhiko’s envious thought of Kyoko’s full driving potential in a motivated battle is removed in the anime.
The part where Ryosuke explains that Keisuke has to learn to tune his car’s set up on his own is not mentioned in the anime.
After passing by Wataru, there is a short downhill segment that sharps back to the uphill, where both FDs fly off the ground momentarily. The scene isn’t shown in the anime.
In the manga, when Keisuke says he has no girlfriend, Kyoko flaps her hands up and down wildly with an open mouth shouting “cool”, but in the anime this is heavily toned down removing the childish attitude.
In the anime only, just before Takumi hits the first hairpin, the flashback of Ryosuke’s explanation is seen again.
In the anime only, at Mt. Akagi when Keisuke and Kyoko are having a conversation, Fumihiro, Kenta, and Tomiguchi are seen peaking at the conversation behind Keisuke’s FD.

Volume 24:
In the manga, after Ryosuke tells Keisuke to drive using only foglights, Fumihiro tells Keisuke the exact time and pinpoint where the FD will pass the Eight-Six on the Mountain Pass as a warning precaution. After Keisuke leaves, Fumihiro tells Ryosuke that although Keisuke is told such info, Takumi needs none of that since he understands it more than Keisuke. Not mentioned in the anime.
When Kyoko sees Keisuke’s FD parked at the side of the M-Pass, she has a very spontaneous expression on her face. She goes up to the car and rubs it, going as far as kissing the car as if she is making love with it. When she is spotted, she runs right back to her FD. In the anime, this is heavily toned down, where she doesn’t rub Keisuke’s FD as much as she did in the manga, nor does she kiss it, and she doesn’t run back to her FD.
In the manga, the conversation between Wataru and Keisuke concerning what they know about Sakamoto and Takumi, the scene where Sakamoto tells Nobuhiko that he wants to be the runner I the first round, the part where Keisuke reminds Kenta of his rain race with Takumi and the advantage of lightweight cars, the part of Itsuki, Iketani, and Kenji are arriving at the spot they are watching happen before the race starts, and the segment where Ryosuke gives Takumi a tip to use the same strategy as Kyoiichi. In the anime, the race has begun before any of this happens. The Sakamoto and Nobuhiko conversation however instead is seen in a flashback during the race. The same flashback also happens to Ryosuke’s tip for Takumi to do Kyoiichi’s strategy.
In the anime, Nobuhiko sees Ryosuke and Matsumoto get inside a Project D van as the van is on it’s way down the mountain. Then a gush of wind tries to blow the umbrellas of Nobuhiko and Saitou. In the manga, the Project D van wasn’t seen and no wind was blowing the umbrellas, being only all talk.
The long straightaway finish with Takumi doing the blind attack on Sakamoto is cut really close to running Itsuki over in the manga book, showing Itsuki making a surprising run. In the anime, Itsuki, Iketani, and Kenji make a huge jump to get out of the way, and appears to have moved out of the way much sooner.

Volume 25:
When Itsuki is frozen after seeing Kasumi again for the first time, Iketani waves his hand in front of Itsuki’s face. This is only seen in the anime as Iketani never did this in the manga. Also Itsuki has a momentary flashback of the last time he saw Kasumi in 2nd Stage, but only seen in the anime.
At the starting line, Keisuke adjust his rearview mirror to focus on Takumi. This is Keisuke’s motivation since his goal is to surface Fujiwara. This hint is only seen in the anime as Keisuke never adjusted his rearview mirror in the manga.
Iketani’s jealousy of Itsuki being with Kasumi is a lot more expressive in the anime compared to the manga.
Takumi, Iketani, and Kenji were having a conversation during round three of the battle. In the anime, this conversation took place the same time both cars had launched, where in the manga, this conversation was taking place during the near beginning of the third round.
In the anime, when Wataru brakes, Keisuke’s reaction to the brake is much slower because he is getting tired. It is the same in the manga, however the brakelights of Wataru’s Eight-Six isn’t seen and Keisuke nearly slamming on the brakes isn’t seen either.
After the rain battles, Nobuhiko notes that Ryosuke’s strategies are different and his dreams are bigger. Itsuki hitches a ride with Takumi on their way back to Gunma. Itsuki starts saying to Takumi how happy he could see Kasumi again all because of that chance meeting. These sequence are never seen in the anime.

Volume 26:
Itsuki’s story is more in depth in the manga then the anime. Such scenes include Itsuki telling Takumi at the restaurant how much Kasumi means to him. As Itsuki talks more about Kasumi, Takumi begins to become more envious of his best friend. (This is what triggered Takumi’s thoughts of Natsuki as also seen in the anime).
Manga only, after Takumi drives the Impreza in the rain, he tells Bunta that he doesn’t want to drive the Impreza anymore as it’s too good of a car. Bunta tells him that if he runs away like a coward and not face his pressures, he will not succeed in future battles of Project D. But Bunta doesn’t force Takumi to drive the Impreza as it is by choice only. Later at the Gas Station, Takumi gets a call from Fumihiro saying that Project D’s battle is cancelled for the week because of rain. After hearing this, Itsuki ditches Takumi and Iketani to go on another date with Kasumi. This leads to the scene where Itsuki and Kasumi run into the REV Evo team in the anime, yet the angry Evo driver is a reminder of Kasumi as a waitress (her bad experience with customers) in a Gunma restaurant back in 2nd Stage, this connection wasn’t mentioned in the anime and only in the manga.
In the anime Kasumi asks if she can drive Itsuki’s car. They never show her driving Itsuki’s car, but the whole story is seen in the manga. In the middle of a mountain pass in Saitama, Itsuki let’s Kasumi drive his Eight-Five but it gets a flat tire. Itsuki changes his tires while Kasumi sleeps in his Eight-Five. Itsuki then assumes Kasumi isn’t sleeping but waiting for a kiss, so as he is about to kiss Kasumi, she wakes up and gets a kiss, but in reality she really was sleeping. The next day being another rainy day, Itsuki then brags all this at work to Iketani and Kenji as well as Takumi later on that day to brag about marriage. The next day, after Takumi delivers the Tofu with the Impreza, Itsuki goes on another date with Kasumi to a Zoo which shows a monkey that looks like Itsuki making love to a monkey that he called Kasumi to their embarassment. This story of Itsuki is so much more extreme and indepth in the manga, that most of it was cut out of the anime in favor of keeping the focal point of the story, which is Takumi and Project D.
During Itsuki’s date with Kasumi, Iketani and Kenji were on their way to watch another Project D race in Saitama against a minor team. Interesting note that Project D won that battle with the Saitama team easily, even though Takumi was at a slump over the Impreza experience. It was by chance that they see Itsuki’s Eight-Five parked at a variety store. However, in the anime, this Project D race never took place but was just a driving by accident that Iketani and Kenji decide to take a peak at Itsuki’s date.
After what happened to Itsuki with Kasumi and her ex-boyfriend, in the manga, Project D has just finished their battle with the other racing team. In the anime, Takumi was still struggling with his Eight-Six to overcome the barrier against the Impreza.
Originally Wataru went to the GS Gas Station to apologize to Itsuki formally but found out he wasn’t working that day. In the anime however he already went to the point that he went to go see Takumi to talk to him about the Eight-Six problem in limitations.
At a usual restaurant in Saitama, Kyoko talking with her best friend in thinking about going to see Keisuke at the next Project D match and dreaming about her prince is seen here but not in the anime.
Although both Matsumoto and Tomiguchi were passengers collecting data of their respectable cars in the anime, in the manga it appeared as if there were no passengers in the Eight-Six and the FD, where there should be as mentioned at the start of the trial runs.
The scene of Keisuke having his FD parked at the corner and sitting outside angrily, plus clips of both Takumi driving and Project D wiping and watering the oil is only clips in the anime and never the manga.

Volume 27:
After Fumihiro convinces the Lan Evo team to compete in the uphill, he tells Ryosuke how easily they accepted. In the anime however, Ryosuke is sitting down the back of a Project D van. In the manga, the conversation among the Lan Evo team is seen out of their anger, where this was cut out of the anime.
A flashback of the FD vs ER34 battle is seen in the straightaway segment of Tsuchizaka, as Keisuke defeats the Lan Evo V the same way he defeated Atsorou. The flashback doesn’t occur in the manga as it did in the anime, yet it was noted in the manga.
In the manga, after the FD vs Evo V battle, the driver of the Evo V has an argument with Keisuke of cheating, but Keisuke backs this up. This is the same in the anime, however, Kyoko, Nobuhiko and Saitou were present to witness this argument and how Keisuke deals with it. Afterwords it shows Keisuke giving back Kyoko’s keys saying that her car has brilliant balance and control overall.
Takumi recalls the flashback of what the Lan Evo guy told him during the race in the anime.
The Lan Evo in the manga is doing a driving line that blocks Takumi from overtaking him. This isn’t mentioned in the anime.
Early video of the gang car arrivals are seen during the battle of the Evo IV and Eight-Six in the anime as this is never seen in the manga.

Volume 28:
At the top of Mt. Akagi, Keisuke tells Kyoko about his past. In the manga book however he goes so far as telling her his own days as a motorcyclist gangster who hated cars. This was never mentioned in the anime.
Kyoko’s last request to see Keisuke drive the FC at his full 100% driving abilities is never mentioned in the manga, but an anime exclusive. In the manga however, Kyoko tells her best friend everything about what happened and how amazingly focused Keisuke is about one goal which is why she still admires her darling for his determinations.
Takumi’s conversation with Wataru was at Lake Akina in the manga. They had the conversation in a restaurant in the anime.
The race between Takumi and Godhand was the first race in the manga book. However, in the anime, Godfoot requests to be the first battle before the Godhand battle. Keisuke accepts. (This is done intentionally to make Takumi’s race the climax to the nearing end of 4th Stage anime season)
Because the S2000 battle is much later on in the anime, the scene where Iketani and Itsuki at the Gas Station talking about the type of car the S2000 is was removed in the anime.

Volume 29:
In the manga during the 7th Round, Godfoot told his cronies to turn on his GT-R for warming it up for the uphill battle as the S2000 has overtaken the Eight-Six and has won. But when Takumi overtakes the S2000 with his Gutter/Blindattack combination, it moves to a 8th run so Godfoot asks his cronies to shut off his car. In the anime however, Godfoot was the race before Godhand, so this car warming scenario never existed.

Volume 30:
Godhand Toshiro shows his weariness from the summer heat (humid?) with a bottle of water and a face towel concerning his old age. This was only seen in the anime since Godhand’s race is much later on.

In the anime Takumi, Matsumoto, Kenta and “move” (aka the official J-rock band of “Initial D” consisted of Yuri, Motsu and T-Kimura) are at the peak of the F-Line waiting a the cone. In the manga, only Kenta is at the peak.

Volume 31:
N/A Until release date

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Here are the chapter titles to Initial D: Volume 15, lifted from the Tokyopop version.

Chapter 159 Agreement at Dawn
Chapter 160 A Worthy Competitor
Chapter 161 Under Very Similar Circumstances Part One
Chapter 162 Under Very Similar Circumstances Part Two
Chapter 163 Kogashiwa's Career
Chapter 164 Strategies Intertwined
Chapter 165 Special Traits of the Midship
Chapter 166 More Strategies Intertwined
Chapter 167 Putting the "In" in Inverse Cornering
Chapter 168 The Tricky Line
Chapter 169 Bunta's Advice
Chapter 170 The Father and Son Counter-Attack!!
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Chapters of each volume: The translations are mixed

Volumes 01 - 07 = TFT
Volumes 08 - 15 = Tokyopop
Volumes 16 - 28 = Inane
Volumes 30 - 31 = Braja

MANGA VOLUMES/CHAPTERS & SUMMARY:

Volume 01:
Takumi Fujiwara had no aspiration to do anything in life. Being an 18 year old highschool student with a spaced out personality, working at a gas station with his best friends Itsuki and Iketani, and a girl named Natsuki whom has a certain interest in him. Every morning he would help his dad Bunta in delivering Tofu and driving his EightSix down Mt. Akina. But naïve of knowing that in the streetracing world, Takumi possesses godlike driving skills. As the legendary RedSuns of Akagi arrive to conquer all the mountain passes of Gunma, Takumi unintentionally beats their ace, Keisuke Takahashi, in an unofficial race. Suddenly the mystery of the Eight-Six driver nicknamed the “Ghost of Akina” spreads across Gunma,
Chapter 001 Let’s Buy an Eight-Six!
Chapter 002 The fastest!! The Rotary Brothers!
Chapter 003 Ultimate Tofu Drift!
Chapter 004 Iketani’s Touching Determination!
Chapter 005 Declaration of Revenge!! Roaring 13B Turbo!
Chapter 006 Natsuki’s Secret..?!
Chapter 007 Oh no! Iketani Crashes!!
Chapter 008 The Battle Begins!!
Chapter 009 Hear!! The roar of the 4A-G!
Chapter 010 Downhill secialist!

Volume 02:
Mt. Akina’s Eight-Six is about to become legendary among the streets, as Takumi shocks the RedSuns very own Keisuke Takahashi with his underpowered vehicle. Now streetracers are starting to take notice of this newcomer, especially Nakazato of the NightKids, as another challenge is issued. But it’s up to Takumi if he’s willing to accept.
Chapter 011 Takumi!! Lightning Speed!
Chapter 012 Dogfight!
Chapter 013 Conclusion!! Takumi’s special technique!
Chapter 014 The ocean is so big and wide
Chapter 015 Showdown at the peak!!
Chapter 016 Iketani’s valuable experience
Chapter 017 A new challenger!!
Chapter 018 Takumi’s pride
Chapter 019 I’m not afraid of no GT-R!!
Chapter 020 Give the Eight-Six back, you stupid old man!!
Chapter 021 The GT-R’s weak spot

Volume 03:
Nakazato is off to prove that grip racing is superior to the all flashy drifting scene as the battle between the Eight-Six and GT-R32 has begun. The next day, Itsuki buys his own car and another member of the NightKids arrive to take up the challenge.
Chapter 022 Takumi’s Full Throttle Drift
Chapter 023 Close in with the GT-R!!
Chapter 024 Battle of limits!!
Chapter 025 Exploding Five Serial Hairpins!!
Chapter 026 Precise Control!
Chapter 027 Itsuki’s Levin Appears!!
Chapter 028 Friendship-power Levin Race!!
Chapter 029 Another Downhill Specialist!
Chapter 030 Dangerous Shingo!
Chapter 031 Takumi vs Shingo!
Chapter 032 Deathmatch of madness!

Volume 04:
The gumtape match is a deadly trap Shingo has planned out against Takumi. With his EG6, Shingo intends to use dangerous tactics against the Eight-Six as Takumi is about to drive his most suicidal attacks. Ryosuke is also ready to take on the Eight-Six as a legendary battle between the White Comet and Akina’s Eight-Six is about to begin.
Chapter 033 Evolutionary Genius!
Chapter 034 Panicking Shingo!
Chapter 035 Counter Attack! Art of Downhill!
Chapter 036 The Real Downhill!
Chapter 037 Takumi is confused again!
Chapter 038 Nonchalant, Bunta’s Potential!
Chapter 039 White Comet! Ryousuke Takahashi’s start!
Chapter 040 Surprise Tuning!
Chapter 041 Nervous! Takumi is an idiot around girls!
Chapter 042 The night before the rival competition!
Chapter 043 Forward, Takumi! Time of Fate!

Volume 05:
Ryosuke has never been defeated, nor has anyone ever seen the FC pushed beyond it’s limits…that is until the Eight-Six. Now a new legend is about to be born, as Akagi’s White Comet and Akina’s Eight-Six fight it off with a final drift to remember.
Chapter 044 Drift vs Drift!
Chapter 045 Takumi’s Tough Battle, First Time Pressure!
Chapter 046 Last Resort!
Chapter 047 Painful Mistake!
Chapter 048 Ryosuke’s Miscalculation!
Chapter 049 Beautiful Pass!
Chapter 050 Going Towards a New Level!
Chapter 051 Maybe I’m in Love with the Wrong Person?
Chapter 052 Dark Clouded Love!
Chapter 053 Iketani’s Brave, Pure Love!
Chapter 054 Mako Gave Her Panties!

Volume 06:
Iketani is in love with Mako Satoh, but when he discovers that she is the fastest driver of Usui, it all falls apart. Mako then requests a challenge with the Eight-Six against her Sil-Eighty. Iketani at first is hesitant, but to his surprise…Takumi accepts the challenge.
Chapter 055 For You, I Will Do Anything!
Chapter 056 The Unknown Challenge!
Chapter 057 Bunta’s Predictions, Takumi Will Not Lose!
Chapter 058 Hot Wind! Intense! Usui Hills!
Chapter 059 Takumi, the Charm of Superior Drifting!
Chapter 060 Comeback! The Free Feeling of Control!
Chapter 061 The Final Battle!
Chapter 062 No Retreat!
Chapter 063 End of the Summer Love!
Chapter 064 End of the Summer Love! End Edition (?)
Chapter 065 The Big Plan!

Volume 07:
Keisuke Takahashi and Takeshi Nakazato are about to engage in an uphill dogfight at Mt. Myogi, and this time Takumi is going to watch as part of the audience. Later, another member of the RedSuns challenge Fujiwara in a rain race.
Chapter 066 Keisuke Takahashi Doesn’t Have a Blind Spot!
Chapter 067 Fierce Hill Climbing Battle!
Chapter 068 Conflicting Pride!
Chapter 069 Chasing Strange High Tech Fighters!
Chapter 070 How Far Can the FD-3S Go?!
Chapter 071 Keisuke Takahashi, a Sharp Man!
Chapter 072 Starting Information?!
Chapter 073 Downhill in the Rain!!
Chapter 074 Eerie Outside Power!
Chapter 075 The Terror of a Rain Battle!
Chapter 076 Unsurpassed Driver, Standout Genius!

Volume 08:
The arrival of team Emperor from Tochigi has come with one goal in mind, to crush all race teams in Gunma. As this new threat from another prefecture clean sweep the local racers, the time to challenge the Eight-Six of Akina is drawing near.
Chapter 077 Shocker at Myogi!
Chapter 078 Great Racers Cast Long Shadows
Chapter 079 Doomsday Weapon of the Mountain Road
Chapter 080 How to upgrade an Eight Six: First Phase
Chapter 081 Forever Rivals
Chapter 082 Chance of Victory: Zero Percent
Chapter 083 Evo IV Attacks
Chapter 084 The Threat Known as Emperor
Chapter 085 Next Target: The Eight Six
Chapter 086 High Tech vs Extreme Skills
Chapter 087 Premonition of Defeat

Volume 09:
Seiji’s Evo IV made Takumi realize a lot of things about his battles in Akina as he makes a decision. Afterwords, Takumi and Natsuki’s relationship is starting to get steady, but there are still a few surprises installed for them.
Chapter 088 Look Out! Seiji’s Getting Pissed Off!
Chapter 089 Lightning Bolt in the Steering Column
Chapter 090 The Trouble With Slow Turns
Chapter 091 Takumi’s Killer Move: The Gutter Hook!
Chapter 092 Time For a Miracle!
Chapter 093 Assault on Akagi
Chapter 094 Natsuki Likes to Watch
Chapter 095 Let Takumi Do the Driving!
Chapter 096 How to Make Tsukamoto Feint
Chapter 097 Sudoh’s Secret Weapons
Chapter 098 I’m in Love with the Boy

Volume 10:
Takumi is about to learn a shocking secret about Natsuki, at the same time he is lured to a tricky trapped layed together by Kyoiichi. A major turning point is about to take place as the Eight-Six is being chased down by team Emperor’s Evo III on Mt. Akagi.
Chapter 099 Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Chapter 100 The Last Thing Takumi Wanted to See
Chapter 101 Do or Die in Akagi
Chapter 102 The Crazy Look in His Eyes!!
Chapter 103 Sudoh Pro Racing Skills
Chapter 104 My Engine is Bigger than Your Engine!!
Chapter 105 The Evo III Refusal to Lose
Chapter 106 Countdown to Catastrophe
Chapter 107 Sayonara, My Sweet Eight Six
Chapter 108 Grieving for a Dead Engine
Chapter 109 The Solemn Vow of Takahashi Keisuke
Chapter 110 Mystery of the Second Eight Six

Volume 11:
Ryosuke isn’t about to let Kyoiichi take away the pride of the RedSuns, in this decisive battle by two different theories about the streets. Also, the arrival of a mysterious car from the Saitama prefecture is spotted by Takumi’s friends.
Chapter 111 Spitfire in Black and White
Chapter 112 Subtle Interaction at 350 HP!
Chapter 113 A Nightmare Comes True!
Chapter 114 Twilight of a Racing Idol
Chapter 115 A New Level of Terror!!
Chapter 116 He Shoots! He Scores!
Chapter 117 A New Legend Picks Up Speed
Chapter 118 That Car is Too Dangerous!
Chapter 119 First Contact
Chapter 120 Is It Spring…or Still Autumn?
Chapter 121 Dawn of the Eight Six Levin Turbo

Volume 12:
The Eight-Six has been reborn, but what new discoveries lie within this car? Takumi is about to find out, and sometimes one has to learn things the hard way. Although Takumi’s relationship with Natsuki is deteriorating, Itsuki is finding love with the presence of Kasumi.
Chapter 122 Day of the Eight Six Levin Turbo
Chapter 123 Keisuke Takes the Levin Challenge
Chapter 124 Close Shave for the FD!!
Chapter 125 There’s Always a First Love
Chapter 126 The Breakthrough!
Chapter 127 Opposites Attract
Chapter 128 The Seal Shall be Broken
Chapter 129 This Means War!
Chapter 130 Night of Wild Emotions
Chapter 131 The Private Pact
Chapter 132 Showdown at Dawn
Chapter 133 Turbo vs Non-Aspirated!

Volume 13:
Wataru brings Takumi to Syoumaru Pass in Saitama, as both Eight-Sixes battle each other in a new type of battle Takumi has never done before. This is when the true nature of Gunma’s Eight-Six is put to the test against Saitama’s turbocharged Eight-Six in a grueling battle that requires endurance.
Chapter 134 Saitama, Land of Many Colors
Chapter 135 Here Comes the Mighty Turbo!
Chapter 136 Prepare For a Rude Awakening!
Chapter 137 Breakout Time!
Chapter 138 War Amidst the Exhaust
Chapter 139 Racing Down!!
Chapter 140 The Virtues of Horsepower
Chapter 141 A Sudden Turnabout
Chapter 142 The Final Round
Chapter 143 As Suddenly As It Began
Chapter 144 Resolutions
Chapter 145 Time of the Season

Volume 14:
Ryosuke gives Takumi an offer of a lifetime. Undecisive of his decision, Takumi starts looking first for an answer. To him to find it, he wants to finish a settle with another racer from outside his prefecture.
Chapter 146 The White Comet Option
Chapter 147 An Intriguing Proposition
Chapter 148 Challenge at Iroha Hill
Chapter 149 A Battle Never Fought
Chapter 150 Power under Pressure!!
Chapter 151 He’s Got the Skills that Shock!
Chapter 152 Misfire vs Low Center of Gravity
Chapter 153 The Prodigy vs The Iron Man
Chapter 154 A Plan for Victory
Chapter 155 Three Bridges to Victory – Part One
Chapter 156 Three Bridges to Victory – Part Two
Chapter 157 The Provacation
Chapter 158 The Solution

Volume 15:
The mystery behind the mysterious caller has been revealed, and Takumi is about to learn more of the truth. And while he was away from work, the arrival of Kai Kogashiwa is caught to Yuiichi’s attention concerning an old rival of Bunta.
Chapter 159 Agreement at Dawn
Chapter 160 A Worthy Competition
Chapter 161 Under Very Similar Circumstances – Part One
Chapter 162 Under Very Similar Circumstances – Part Two
Chapter 163 Kogashiwa’s Career
Chapter 164 Stretegies Intertwined
Chapter 165 Special Traits of the Midship
Chapter 166 More Strategies Intertwined
Chapter 167 Putting the “In” in Inverse Cornering
Chapter 168 The Tricky Line
Chapter 169 Bunta’s Advice
Chapter 170 The Father and Son Counter-Attack!!

Volume 16:
Natsuki is determined to win back Takumi. But with the arrival of an old flame of hers getting in the way, her task becomes much more difficult. If Takumi and Natsuki are not honest about their true feelings to each other, then they may lose each other forever.
Chapter 171 Aerial Battle
Chapter 172 The Search
Chapter 173 First Snow
Chapter 174 Power of the Tears
Chapter 175 Newbie Part-timer – Part One
Chapter 176 Newbie Part-timer – Part Two
Chapter 177 White Christmas – Part One
Chapter 178 White Christmas – Part Two
Chapter 179 Time Limit
Chapter 180 Conquerer of the Winter
Chapter 181 Natsuki’s Crisis – Part One
Chapter 182 Natsuki’s Crisis – Part Two
Chapter 183 White Silver Battle – Part One
Chapter 184 White Silver Battle – Part Two

Volume 17:
Things are about to change for everyone, as the Initial D world is about to make it’s most important turning point. Project D has been formed with one goal…to challenge every streetracing team across the whole Kanto region. This is the story of how they became legends among the streets.
Chapter 185 Letting Your Significant Other Know
Chapter 186 It’s Hard to go Through a Valentine’s Day
Chapter 187 Footsteps of Spring
Chapter 188 Heading Towards the Big Dream
Chapter 189 Each Person Has His Own Path
Chapter 190 Separate Ways
Chapter 191 Journey Against All Odds
(END OF PART 1, START OF PART 2)
Chapter 192 Project D
Chapter 193 A Challenger From Town of Gunma
Chapter 194 Double Aces
Chapter 195 I’ll at Ease
Chapter 196 Downhill Berzerker!! Tooru Suetsuji
Chapter 197 Buried Talents
Chapter 198 Who’s More Reckless?

Volume 18:
Seven Star Leaf has underestimated Project D’s double aces. As the Takumi’s Eight-Six is putting a lot of pressure on Tohru’s Roadster, Keisuke is ready to take on Atsorou’s ER34 with his FD.
Chapter 199 Battle of Recklessness – Part Two
Chapter 200 Overcoming the Exposed Gutters – Part One
Chapter 201 Overcoming the Exposed Gutters – Part Two
Chapter 202 Touru Overturned
Chapter 203 Full Speed Uphill Battle – Part One
Chapter 204 Full Speed Uphill Battle – Part Two
Chapter 205 Proof of Maturity
Chapter 206 The Battle of the Most Powerful FD
Chapter 207 Skills Greater than Horsepower
Chapter 208 Akina Buddies
Chapter 209 Project D Encirclement – Part One
Chapter 210 Project D Encirclement – Part Two
Chapter 211 Daiki’s Strength – Part One
Chapter 212 Daiki’s Strength – Part Two

Volume 19:
Project D’s next battle is against the Todoh Racing School. There is a lot of pressure placed against Project D’s level of racing, especially if future battles are going to be this difficult. As Daiki has his EK9 prepped for the downhill, Ryosuke provides Takumi with advice to his success.
Chapter 213 Countdown Before Battle
Chapter 214 Daiki vs Takumi – Part One
Chapter 215 Daiki vs Takumi – Part Two
Chapter 216 Daiki’s Astonishing Prowess
Chapter 217 Don’t Look Behind
Chapter 218 First Class Braking Expert
Chapter 219 Another Piece of Advice – Part One
Chapter 220 Another Piece of Advice – Part Two
Chapter 221 Strategy
Chapter 222 Takumi Attacks!
Chapter 223 Miscalculation
Chapter 224 Daiki Accelerates
Chapter 225 Counterstrikes
Chapter 226 Eyeing For Victory
Chapter 227 Breakthrough

Volume 20:
Defeating Smiley Sakai requires a different approach compared to Daiki, as Keisuke is about to engage in an uphill against Sakai’s speedy DC2. After the battle was completed, Ryosuke gets another call from Todoh, this time…they brought in a former graduate.
Chapter 228 Racer that Operates FF
Chapter 229 Short Final Battle – Part One
Chapter 230 Short Final Battle – Part Two
Chapter 231 Keisuke Took the Bait
Chapter 232 Sudden Conflict
Chapter 233 When the Smile Fades
Chapter 234 The Final Outcome
Chapter 235 Geared up OB
Chapter 236 The Record that Was Rewritten – Part One
Chapter 237 The Record that Was Rewritten – Part Two
Chapter 238 A Call From Kyoichi
Chapter 239 Who Will Answer the Challenge?!
Chapter 240 Trial Run – Part One
Chapter 241 Trial Run – Part Two
Chapter 242 Marching Towards a Victorious Start – Part One

Volume 21:
Ryosuke gambles by choosing the Eight-Six as the challenger against the Pro Racer. Tomo is about to demonstrate the driving abilities he has learned in motorsports, and the only way to win this battle is if Takumi utilizes his own methods in streetracing.
Chapter 243 Marching Towards a Victorious Start – Part Two
Chapter 244 The First Corner – Part One
Chapter 245 The First Corner – Part Two
Chapter 246 Doubt – Part One
Chapter 247 Doubt – Part Two
Chapter 248 The Criteria For a Professional Racer
Chapter 249 The Disappearing Line
Chapter 250 Toudou Juku’s Miscalculation
Chapter 251 Point of Return
Chapter 252 Blind Pursuit
Chapter 253 The Strength of a Professional Racer
Chapter 254 Approaching the End
Chapter 255 The Final Stretch
Chapter 256 The Ending Point Climax – Part One
Chapter 257 The Ending Point Climax – Part Two

Volume 22:
There is a new opponent on Mt. Akina, and he has a tremendous aura in him. While Takumi ponders on who this nightmarish driver might be, Itsuki has a new turbo installed into his car and wants to test out it’s power at the mountain pass.
Chapter 258 Nightmarish Vehicle – Part One
Chapter 259 Nightmarish Vehicle – Part Two
Chapter 260 Eight-Five Turbo
Chapter 261 An Eventful Test Drive
Chapter 262 Proof of Maturity – Part One
Chapter 263 Proof of Maturity – Part Two
Chapter 264 Defeat the Fatso
Chapter 265 The Rotary Prince – Part One
Chapter 266 The Rotary Prince – Part Two
Chapter 267 The Feelings of First Love
Chapter 268 We Meet Again
Chapter 269 An Upheaved Heart Before the Race
Chapter 270 Knight in Shining Armor Indeed
Chapter 271 FD vs FD
Chapter 272 The Driving Force of Kyoko’s Love

Volume 23:
It’s FD against FD, and Kyoko is enjoying her battle with the prince. Later, she plans on winning the heart of her darling. And Nobuhiko is about to get a surprise, as he continues to chase Project D’s Eight-Six on the downhill.
Chapter 273 A Battle of the Spectators – Part One
Chapter 274 A Battle of the Spectators – Part Two
Chapter 275 Single Turbo vs Twin-Turbo
Chapter 276 High-Stress Emotions – Part One
Chapter 277 High-Stress Emotions – Part Two
Chapter 278 The Ability to “Awaken” – Part One
Chapter 279 The Ability to “Awaken” – Part Two
Chapter 280 The Sad Result
Chapter 281 Kyoko Proves her Sincerity – Part One
Chapter 282 Kyoko Proves her Sincerity – Part Two
Chapter 283 Nobuhiko’s Discovery – Part One
Chapter 284 Nobuhiko’s Discovery – Part Two
Chapter 285 Keisuke and Kyoko
Chapter 286 Trapping the Eight-Six – Part One
Chapter 287 Trapping the Eight-Six – Part Two
Chapter 288 The Biggest Obstacle – Part One

Volume 24:
Project D is about to hit another wall with the arrival of Nobuhiko’s secret weapon and it’s driver being a rally racer. With the addition of rain, chances of Project D losing is close to 100%.
Chapter 289 The Biggest Obstacle – Part Two
Chapter 290 The Unknown Factor – Part One
Chapter 291 The Unknown Factor – Part Two
Chapter 292 A Short Rest
Chapter 293 The Start of a Fierce Battle – Part One
Chapter 294 The Start of a Fierce Battle – Part Two
Chapter 295 Contemplation Comes to a Halt
Chapter 296 Ryosuke’s Miscalculation
Chapter 297 A Mistake
Chapter 298 Plus Alpha – Part One
Chapter 299 Plus Alpha – Part Two
Chapter 300 The Ultimate Technique Has no Effect – Part One
Chapter 301 The Ultimate Technique Has no Effect – Part Two
Chapter 302 The Straightaway of Conflicting Emotions – Part One
Chapter 303 The Straightaway of Conflicting Emotions – Part Two
Chapter 304 The Final Conclusion
Chapter 305 Supercharged Levin – Part One

Volume 25:
Keisuke and Wataru start off their long awaited rematch since their first meeting in Mt. Akagi. However the rain is pouring harder and harder, as their concentration is beginning to wear off.
Chapter 306 Supercharged Levin – Part Two
Chapter 307 Wataru’s Improvement – Part One
Chapter 308 Wataru’s Improvement – Part Two
Chapter 309 Motivation’s Secret
Chapter 310 The Sense of Rivalry – Part One
Chapter 311 The Sense of Rivalry – Part Two
Chapter 312 Burdensome Fatigue – Part One
Chapter 313 Burdensome Fatigue – Part Two
Chapter 314 A New Enemy
Chapter 315 Victory – Part One
Chapter 316 Victory – Part Two
Chapter 317 The Nightmare Car Appears Again
Chapter 318 Confusion – Part One
Chapter 319 Confusion – Part Two
Chapter 320 Itsuki Gets Lucky – Part One
Chapter 321 Itsuki Gets Lucky – Part Two

Volume 26:
Takumi is completely confused as he is struggling between an Eight-Six and Impreza complex. Itsuki also begins to develop an ego as his relationship with Kasumi is about to hit next base.
Chapter 322 Confusion of Loneliness – Part One
Chapter 323 Confusion of Loneliness – Part Two
Chapter 324 Itsuki Runs Wild – Part One
Chapter 325 Itsuki Runs Wild – Part Two
Chapter 326 Itsuki, You’re Blunt
Chapter 327 A Man’s Resolve – Part One
Chapter 328 A Man’s Resolve – Part Two
Chapter 329 To The Hotel – Part One
Chapter 330 To The Hotel – Part Two
Chapter 331 Into Open Arms
Chapter 332 The Two Eight-Six Masters – Part One
Chapter 333 The Two Eight-Six Masters – Part Two
Chapter 334 The Last Saitama Area Battle – Part One
Chapter 335 The Last Saitama Area Battle – Part Two
Chapter 336 Keisuke Falls Into The Trap – Part One
Chapter 337 Keisuke Falls Into The Trap – Part Two
Chapter 338 A Huge Cost
Chapter 339 Time Limit

Volume 27:
The Lan Evo drivers are determined to win no matter what, even if it means doing dirty tricks. With Project D in a major jam after Keisuke’s unexpected shortcomings, things may only get worse and sometimes only miracles can save them.
Chapter 340 The Roaring Rotary From the Depths of Despair – Part One
Chapter 341 The Roaring Rotary From the Depths of Despair – Part Two
Chapter 342 The Hillclimb of Anger – Part One
Chapter 343 The Hillclimb of Anger – Part Two
Chapter 344 LanEvo, King of the Streets
Chapter 345 An Explosive High-Speed Battle – Part One
Chapter 346 An Explosive High-Speed Battle – Part Two
Chapter 347 Passing
Chapter 348 The Difference in Class
Chapter 349 Pre-Battle Nuances
Chapter 350 The Bullet Downhill – Part One
Chapter 351 The Bullet Downhill – Part Two
Chapter 352 A Small Discovery
Chapter 353 The Approaching Danger – Part One
Chapter 354 The Approaching Danger – Part Two
Chapter 355 All Downhill From Here
Chapter 356 A Conclusion! And a Dilemma! – Part One

Volume 28:
While Project D is currently on a break from their last exhibition, Keisuke goes out on a date with Kyoko. Also, as the reputation of Project D is spreading across Kanto, the arrival of Purple Shadow are about to bring a new level of streetracing.
Chapter 357 A Conclusion! And a Dilemma! – Part Two
Chapter 358 A Break From the Battles
Chapter 359 Keisuke and Kyoko – Part One
Chapter 360 Keisuke and Kyoko – Part Two
Chapter 361 Lonely Racer – Part One
Chapter 362 Lonely Racer – Part Two
Chapter 363 To A New Region – Part One
Chapter 364 To A New Region – Part Two
Chapter 365 FD Revived
Chapter 366 Middle-Aged Racers – “Purple Shadow”
Chapter 367 Toughest Battles Ahead
Chapter 368 Practice
Chapter 369 Pressure
Chapter 370 Showdown – Part One
Chapter 371 Showdown – Part Two
Chapter 372 Single-Handed Steering – Part One
Chapter 373 Single-Handed Steering – Part Two

Volume 29:
Takumi is under tremendous pressure, that challenging Godhand in his S2000 feels like a direct battle against the driver of the Impreza. Godhand is so manipulative, that Ryosuke realizes too late what has happened, as Takumi was being played.
Chapter 374
Chapter 375 Part One
Chapter 376 Part Two
Chapter 377 Part One
Chapter 378 Part Two
Chapter 379 Part One
Chapter 380 Part Two
Chapter 381
Chapter 382 Part One
Chapter 383 Part Two
Chapter 384 God Arm
Chapter 385 Part One
Chapter 386 Part Two
Chapter 387
Chapter 388 Part One
Chapter 389 Part Two

Volume 30:
The race between the Eight-Six and Godhand has just ended, Keisuke’s battle against Godfoot has been placed with a completely different type of rule compared to his previous battles. It seems that this race might be in Keisuke’s favor…perhaps.
Chapter 390 Deteriorating Balance
Chapter 391 Mastery
Chapter 392 Critical Point – Part One
Chapter 393 Critical Point – Part Two
Chapter 394 I Will Defeat God Foot
Chapter 395 Transcendent GT-R – Part One
Chapter 396 Transcendent GT-R – Part Two
Chapter 397 Cooling System
Chapter 398 Ryousuke’s True Intentions – Part One
Chapter 399 Ryousuke’s True Intentions – Part Two
Chapter 400 Ryousuke’s True Intentions – Part Three
Chapter 401 Turning Point – Part One
Chapter 402 Turning Point – Part Two
Chapter 403 Blind Dogfight – Part One
Chapter 404 Blind Dogfight – Part Two
Chapter 000 Takahashi Keisuke Gaiden ~Westgate~

Volume 31:
The real battle between the FD and the GT-R34 begins here, as Godfoot demonstrates his driving skills that earned him the name. It only gets reckless intensely between the drivers, as this is going to be settled in more than one battle.
Chapter 405 Accelerating Keisuke – Part One
Chapter 406 Accelerating Keisuke – Part Two
Chapter 407 Overlapping Coordinates – Part One
Chapter 408 Overlapping Coordinates – Part Two
Chapter 409 Overlapping Coordinates – Part Three
Chapter 410 Surging Wave Goal
Chapter 411 Position Change – Part One
Chapter 412 Position Change – Part Two
Chapter 413 Unexpected Breach – Part One
Chapter 414 Unexpected Breach – Part Two
Chapter 415 A Cornered Keisuke – Part One
Chapter 416 A Cornered Keisuke – Part Two
Chapter 417 Striking Pride – Part One
Chapter 418 Striking Pride – Part Two
Chapter 419 To The Last Phase – Part One
Chapter 420 To The Last Phase – Part Two
Chapter 421 Thin Ice Goal Line

Volume 32: (unofficial summary from rumors I’ve been hearing)
With Purple Shadow now out of the picture, Takumi acquires new driving skills as he puts it to the test of the Impreza. Also a new girl arrives and seems to have a liking to Project D’s downhill ace.
Chapter 422
Chapter 423
Chapter 424
Chapter 425
Chapter 426
Chapter 427
Chapter 428
Chapter 429
Chapter 430
Chapter 431
Chapter 432
Chapter 433
Chapter 434
Chapter 435
Chapter 436
Chapter 437

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Initial D First Stage

Intro Acts 1-19
Around the World (Initial D mix) - move // Initial D Sound Files Vol.1
Ending Acts 1-14
Rage Your Dream (Initial D mix) - move // Initial D Sound Files Vol.1
Intro Acts 20-26
BREAK IN2 THE NITE (Initial D mix) - move // Initial D Sound Files Vol.2
Ending Acts 15-26
Kiseki no Hana (Initial D mix) - Galla // Initial D Sound Files Vol.2

Act 01 : The Ultimate Tofu Store Drift
Space Boy - Dave Rodgers // Initial D D Selection 1
No One Sleeps in Tokyo - Edo Boys // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 02 : Revenge! The Rumbling Turbo!
Be My Baby - Jilly // Initial D D Selection 1
Remember Me - Leslie Parish // Initial D D Selection 1
Spark in the Dark - Man Power // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 03 : The Downhill Specialist Appears
Don't Stop the Music - Lou Grant // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 04 : Into The Battle
Dance Around the World/Delta Queens, Initial D D Selection 1
Get Me Power - Mega NRG Man // Initial D D Selection 1
Running in the '90s - Max Coveri // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 05 : Dogfight!
Heartbeat - Nathalie // Initial D D Selection 1
Break the Night - Tommy K // Initial D D Selection 1
Back on the Rocks - Mega NRG Man // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 06 : A New Challenger
Back on the Rocks - Mega NRG Man // Initial D D selection 1
Act 07 : Pride of a Racer
Back on the Rocks - Mega NRG Man // Initial D D Selection 1
Save Me - Leslie Parrish // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 08 : Time is Almost Up!
My Only Star - Susan Bell // Initial D D Selection 1
Act 09 : Eight-Six vs GT-R
Running in the '90s - Max Coveri // Initial D D Selection 1
Back on the Rocks - Mega NRG Man // Initial D D Selection 1
Burning up for You - Sara // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 10 : Five Point Hairpin
Heartbeat - Nathalie // Initial D D Selection 1
Lonely Love - Sophie // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 11 : Shingo Arrives!
Night Fever - Dave Rodgers & Mega NRG Man // Initial D D Section 2
Dancing/Vicky Vale, Initial D D Selection 2
Act 12 : The FR Killer
Dancing - Vicky Vale // Initial D D Selection 2
Love & Money - Za-Za // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 13 : Itsuki’s First Date
Dancing - Vicky Vale // Initial D D Selection 2
Rock It Down - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Act 14 : Evolving Drift
Don’t Stand So Close - Dr. Love // Initial D D Selection 2
Dancing Queen - King &Queen // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 15 : Takumi’s Fury
I Need Your Love - Dave Simon // Initial D D Selection 2
World of Move - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Rage Your Dream - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Overdrive - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
See you, My Best Love - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Act 16 : The Angel of Usui
NO SONGS
Act 17 : Sudden Death Deathmatch
Maybe Tonight - Norma Sheffield // Initial D D Selection 2
Love Is In Danger - Priscilla // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 18 : Hot Winds & Furious Driving!
Lost into the Night - Elisa // Initial D D Selection 2
Stay - Victoria // Initial D D Selection 2
Wings on Fire - Mako & Sayuki // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 19 : Super Drift!!
Everybody's Warming - Tension // Initial D D Selection 2
Wings on Fire - Mako & Sayuki // Initial D D Selection 2
Act 20 : The End of Summer
Wanna Fly to be Wild - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Rage Your Dream - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Act 21 : Challenge From a Super Star
Saturday Night Fever - Dave Rodgers // Intial D D Selection 3
Act 22 : Fierce Uphill Battle!
Love & Money - Za-Za // Initial D D selection 2
One Night in Arabia - Go Go Girls // Initial D D Selection 3
Act 23 : The Rainy Downhill
Rock it Down - move // Electrock
Night of Fire - Niko // Initial D D Selection 3
Past Days - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Act 24 : Akagi’s White Comet
Save Me - Leslie Parrish // Initial D D Selection 1
Bust the Future Wall - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Act 25
Bust the Future Wall - move // Electrock // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
World of Move - move // Electrock / BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Boom Boom Japan - Dave Rodgers // Initial D D Selection 3
Black Out - Overload // Initial D D Selection 3
Act 26
Night & Day - Mr. Groove // Initial D D Selection 3
Beat of the Rising Sun - Dave Rodgers // Initial D D Selection 3
Take Me Higher - move // Electrock // 3:12:02 // BEST SONG COLLECTION 1998-2004
Kiseki no Hana - Galla // Initial D Vocal Album

Initial D Second Stage

Intro Theme
Blazin' Beat(TV Edit) - move // Initial D Second Stage Sound Files
Ending Theme
Kimi Ga Iru(TV Edit) - Galla // Initial D Vocal Battle Second Stage

Act 01 : A New Enemy Arrives!!
Burning Desire - Mega NRG Man // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Act 02 : Team Emperor on Akina
100 - Dave Rodgers // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Act 03 : The Feeling of Defeat
Mikado - Dave McLoud // Initial D Second Stage Selection
100 - Dave Rodgers // Initial D Second Stage Selection
I Love You Like You Are - Valentina // Initial D Second Stage
Act 04 : Hollow Victory
Take My Soul - Mickey B // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Make My Day - Derreck Simons // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Ever and Ever - Queen of Times // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Act 05 : Countdown to Destruction
Speedy Speed Boy - Marko Polo // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Don't You(Forget about My Love) - Sophie // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Act 06 : Goodbye Eight-Six
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Wain L // Initial D Second Stage
Act 07 : Battle at Akagi
Make My Day - Derreck Simons // Initial D Second Stage
Act 08: Dangerous Car
Station to Station - Derreck Simons // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Act 09 : The New Eight-Six
Big in Japan - Robert Patton // Initial D Second Stage Selection
Act 10 : The Eight-Six Turbo
No Songs
Act 11 : The Seal is Broken
Kimi Ga Iru - Galla // Initial D Vocal Album
Act 12 : Eight-Six vs Eight-Six
Gimme the Night - Dave mc Loud // Initial D Super Euro-Best
Make Up Your Mind - Wain L // Initial D Super Euro-Best
Act 13 : Changing Seasons
Grand Prix - Mega NRG Man // Initial D Super Euro-Best
Deja vu - Dave Rodgers // Initial D Super Euro-Best
Kimi Ga Iru - Galla // Initial D Vocal Album

Initial D Extra Stage
Opening Credits
Chilu - Get It All Right
Closing Credits
Michiko Neya + Yumi Kakazu - Next

Act 01 : Beyond The Impact Blue
Chilu - Don't Need You
Michiko Neya - Aoi Kaze No Naka De
Michiko Neya + Yumi Kakazu - Impact Blue
Act 02 : Sentimental White
Chilu - Feel Like A Queen

Initial D Third Stage The Movie

Intro
Gamble Rumble (Movie Size) - move // Initial D The Movie OST
Flashback
Fly Me to the Moon and Back (Movie Size) - The Spiders From Mars // Initial D The Movie OST
AE86 VS EVOIII
Speed Lover (Movie Size) - Speedman // Initial D The Movie OST
AE86 VS SW20
Kiss Me Goodbye (Movie Size) - Michael Beat // Initial D The Movie OST
Crazy for Love (Movie Size) - Dusty // Initial D The Movie OST
If You Wanna Stay (Movie Size) - Norma Sheffield // Initial D The Movie OST
AE86 VS GT4
Strike On (Movie Size) - move // Initial D The Movie OST
Max Power (Movie Size) - Dr. Love feat. D. Essex // Initial D The Movie OST
AE86 VS FC3S
Street of Fire (Movie Size) - Dave Mc Loud // Initial D The Movie OST
Ending
Jirenma (Movie Size) - Every Little Thing // Initial D The Movie OST
Credits
The Race is Over (Movie Size) - Dave Rodgers // Initial D The Movie OST

Initial D Battle Stage

Intro
Supersonic Fire - Atrium // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS FD3S
This Time - Derreck Simons // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS R32
Golden Age - Max Coveri // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS EG6
You're Gonna Be - Starlet // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS Sileighty
Emotional Fire - Denise // Initial D Battle Stage
FD3S VS R32
Get Ready For Loving - Black Power // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS S14
24 Hours a Day With You - J. Storm // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS FC3S
Jumping Up the Nation - Toby Ash // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS EVO4
Love Killer - Nando // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS EVO3
Take Me to the Top - D. Essex // Initial D Battle Stage
FD3S VS EVO4
She Devil - Triumph // Initial D Battle Stage
FC3S VS EVO3
Destination Love - Black power // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS AE86 Turbo
Doctor Love - Dr. Love // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS EVO3
King of the Night - Thomas T. // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS SW20
Express Love - Mega NRG Man // Initial D Battle Stage
Crazy For Your Love - Morris // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS GT4
Dancin' in My Dreams - J. Storm-GTR // Initial D Battle Stage
AE86 VS FC3S
Generation - Dave Simon // Initial D Battle Stage
Credits
Don't You Wanna Be Free - Wain L // Initial D Battle Stage

Initial D Fourth Stage

Opening Theme, Acts 01 – 10
move - Dogfight (move: Dogfight)
Ending Theme, Acts 01 – 10
move - Blast My Desire (move: Deep Calm)
Second Opening Theme, Acts 11 – 20
move - Noizy Tribe (move: Boulder)
Second Ending Theme, Acts 11 – 20
move - Nobody Reason (move: Boulder)

Act 01 : Project D
Manuel - Let's Go, Come On (4th Stage D Selection, SEB 149, SEB 150, SEB 160, SEB Super GT 2005, Tokyo Auto Salon Presents Evolution #01)
Act 02 : Full Speed! Downhill Battle
Digital Planet - We'll See Heaven (SEB 145, JGTC 2004 Round 1, 4th Stage D Selection, SEB 150)
Fastway - Go Beat Crazy (JGTC 2004 Round 2, 4th Stage D Selection)
Act 03 : The Top Gun of the Toudou School
Spock - The Fire's On Me (4th Stage D Selection)
Act 04 : The Two Pieces of Advice
D-Team - Speed Car (4th Stage D Selection)
Fastway - Revolution (4th Stage D Selection)
Act 05 : The Starting Line to Victory
Dino Starr - Give Me Your Love (4th Stage D Selection)
SylverR - Night Trip (4th Stage D Selection)
Act 06 : Blind Attack
Maiko - Don't Go Baby (4th Stage D Selection)
Lia - All Around (4th Stage D Selection)
Nutty - Secret Love (4th Stage D Selection)
Symbol - Forever Young (SEB 145, JGTC 2004 Round 1, 4th Stage D Selection)
Lia - Sky High (4th Stage D Selection)
Act 07 : The 85's Thunderous Turbo
Mega NRG Man - Supersonic Lady (SEB 157, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Dusty - Midnight Lover (SEB 157, 4th Stage D Selection2)
Act 08 : Fate's FD Battle
Digital Planet - Fly Away (SEB 151, SEB Super GT 2005, Tokyo Auto Salon Presents Evolution #01, 4th Stage D Selection2)
Dark Angels - Right Now (SEB 147, 4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 09 : Kyoko's Confession
Ace - Power of Sound (SEB 158, 4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 10 : Saitama Area Ultimate Weapon
Jean Love - Steel Blade (SEB 147, JGTC 2004 Round 2, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Act 11 : Downhill Battle in the Rain
Ace - Tokyo Lights (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Ace - Drivin' Crazy (4th Stage D Selection 2)
Fastway - Raising Hell (4th Stage D Selection 2)
Act 12 : The Straightaway of Discontent
Jean Love - Movin' Up Moving Now (SEB 148, JGTC 2004 Round 2, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Manuel - On My Wings (Initial D Best Song Collection 1998-2004, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Brian Ice - I Believe In Lovin' You (SEB 159, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Manuel - What You Need (SEB 158, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Act 13 : Motivation
Dave Rodgers - Wild Reputation 2005 (SEB 156, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Chris T. - I Wanna be the Night (SEB 145, 4th Stage D Selection 2)
Act 14 : The Pitiful Lonely Driver
Maiko - Get the Future (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 15 : 4WD Complex
Manuel - No Control(4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 16 : The Hillclimb of Fury
Powerful T. - Blood And Fire (SEB 148, 4th Stage D Selection 3)
Fastway - Kingo King'O Beat (SEB 158, 4th Stage D Selection 3)
Norma Sheffield - I Just Wanna Call You Now (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 17 : Saitama Area Final Battle
Nick Mansell - Mission Impossible (SEB 162, 4th Stage D Selection 3)
Karen - Fly In The Sky (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 18 : Last Drive
SaGa - Madoka (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 19 : Godarm and Godfoot
Matt Land - City Lover City Rider (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 20 : The Ultimate GT-R
Neo - Go Go Money (Friday Night Ver.) (SEB 159 Original Ver., 4th Stage D Selection 3)
Mega NRG Man - Back On The Rocks (SEB 77, Initial D 1st Stage D Selection)
Pamsy - So Fragile (4th Stage D Selection 3)
Act 21
Act 22
Act 23
Act 24
Act 25
Act 26

ARCADE STAGE SONGS (ONLY in Arcade Stage)
Powerful T - Fall In The Web of Desire (SEB 138)
Ace Warrior - Fight For Love (SEB 136)
Powerful T - Over The Rainbow (SEB 125)
Matt Land - Pamela (SEB 136)
Marko Polo - Stop Your Self Control (SEB 139)

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This section will contain major spoilers of all the race battles in Volumes 01 - 17. I may type out the whole summary but much later on in time.

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This section will contain all the battle summaries of Project D from Volumes 17 - 32 until I can post them up as I plan to edit them first.

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WIKIPEDIA AND GALLERY STAGE LOCATION LINKS:
ID Forums Pinned Real-life Topic

Initial D Wikipedia
Gallery Stage

Bangai
Goods
Collage

KANTO REGION, JAPAN:
The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of Honshū, the largest island in Japan. The region encompasses seven prefectures around Tokyo: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. Its boundaries are roughly the same as those of the Kantō plain. The plain itself, however, makes up only slightly more than 40 percent of the region. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that border it except on the seaward side.

GUNMA PREFECTURE:
Gunma is the northwestern-most prefecture of the Kanto, and is mostly mountainous in the north, with more of the population concentrated in the southern half facing Saitama Prefecture.
Akina/Haruna Wikipedia
Mt. Akina/Haruna
Mt. Akina/Haruna Map
Akagi Wikipedia
Mt. Akagi
Mt. Akagi Map
Myogi Wikipedia
Mt. Myogi
Mt. Myogi Map
Mt. Usui
Usui Pass
Usui Map

TOCHIGI PREFECTURE:
Tochigi is quite mountainous just like it's neighbouring Prefecture of Gunma.
Irohazaka
Irohazaka Map
Momiji Lane
Momiji Map
Enna
Enna Map
Happougahara
Happougahara Map

SAITAMA PREFECTURE:
Saitama Prefecture is by most part very hilly rather than mountainous, though the landscape does contain mountains.
Syoumaru
Syoumaru Map
Sadamine/Siona
Sadamine/Siona Map
M-Pass
M-Pass Map
Fumei *
Tsuchisaka

* Fumei was the location of a Saitama battle after the M-Pass and before Tsuchizaka, during Itsuki's last date with Kasumi. This battle was never seen in the anime, nor was it either seen in the manga, except it was mentioned. *

IBARAKI PREFECTURE:
Ibaraki Prefecture is the northeastern part of the Kanto region, stretching between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean and bounded on the north and south by Fukushima Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture. The northernmost part of the prefecture is mountainous, but most of the prefecture is a flat plain with many lakes.
F-Line
F-Line Downhill

CHIBA PREFECTURE:
Most of Chiba lies on the hilly Boso Peninsula, a rice farming region: the east coast, known as the Ninety-Nine League Plain, is an especially productive area. The most populous zone, in the northwest of the prefecture, is part of the Kanto plain that extends into the urban agglomeration of Tokyo and Saitama.

TOKYO PREFECTURE:

KANEGAWA PREFECTURE:
Kanagawa is a relatively small prefecture wedged between Tokyo on the north, the foothills of Mount Fuji on the northwest, and the Pacific Ocean and Tokyo Bay on the south and east. The eastern side of the prefecture is relatively flat and heavily urbanized

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Very nice. A job well done. Thank you for your contribution to helping others understand the anime/manga better.
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yeah great synopsis' on each volume as well as the comparisons between the manga and anime smile.gif

keep up the great work
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Holy motherf*cking ninja Jesus... this is a masterpiece!!

I really loved the list of differences. You really went in-depth for this, and I commend you for it.

Congraturation! You are the one to be the victor!
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MISCELLANEOUS SECTION:
Note: Might find something interesting here, yet this section is still strictly Initial D links so no substitutes. For now i'm just placing websites here and then i'm going to decide which ones i'll put on Wikipedia, but i want to put all the sites here first to think it over. This would most likely change a lot later.

Fansites Selected (to be edited):
Akagi's White Comet
Europhic Blitz
hachi-roku.net
Act Zero Live-Action
Around the World
Gallery Stage

Arcade Sites:
Initial D Arcade Stage Ver. 3.0
Arcade Stage Videos(Japanese)

MIKAN'S Room Illustrations - Fanmade Site:
Takumi Fujiwara
Kasumi Akiyama
Bunta Fujiwara & Yuiichi Tachibana youths
Ken Kogashiwa youth
Keisuke Takahashi
Chibi SD Daiki Ninomiya
Mr. Todoh & Ken Kogashiwa youths
Smiley Sakai
Ryosuke Takahashi
Kyoiichi Sudoh youth
Kasumi Akiyama 2
Nobuhiko Akiyama
Smiley Sakai Spiderweb
Kasumi Akiyama 3
Kyoiichi Sudoh youth 2

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