Tofu Delivery Route
Starting at the age of 13, Takumi had to wake up at 3:45am every day to make the tofu delivery for his father's business. A forum user by the name of "...
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In the manga, it is said that Takumi lives in "City S," which is conveniently located near "Mt. Akina." In real life, that is Shibukawa in Gunma Prefecture. Assuming Takumi lives in point B and delivers the fresh tofu to the hotels near Lake Akina (point A) The round trip is about 40 kilometers (~25 miles) Let say Bunta and Takumi used the 86 to deliver tofu every day for 15 years, that's 219,000 km (~136,000 miles !!)
Why 15 years you ask? Because the 86 came out in year 1983 and the story time in First Stage is around 1998, hence 15 years. So what does these all mean? Remember Takumi said he always try to rush home to catch one more hour of sleep before waking up again for school? Well, he floors it all the way down when he drives down the mountain pass. It is a miracle that the 86 only needed one engine change after all these years. (And that's after Takumi went mad and lost his senses in Second Stage after seeing Natsuki with "Papa.") Bunta must take very good care of the 86 all these years. 'html/emoticons/smile.gif
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