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Speculations of Fifth Stage and Facebook PageGreetings, Initial D fans. It's been three years since this page has gotten any updates. I thought I would bring this back again to hopefully get some of you interest in Initial D again. For starter, we will speculate about Fifth Stage here: Initial D Fourth Stage covered 15 volumes (vol.17~31) in manga and it ended airing back in 2006. Five years later, we are up to vol.43. In theory, the Fifth Stage anime production team now has 12 volumes of story to work with. This is close to the amount of storyline in Fourth Stage.
At the rate of six month per volume, we will have all 15 volumes (vol.32~46) by the end of 2012. That puts the announcement of Fifth Stage somewhere in the beginning of 2013 as a conservative estimate. Whether or not they will announce something new between now and then to keep the fans waiting is yet to be seen.
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Initial D Extra Stage 2 (2008.10.3)It's been quite awhile since there are any news for Initial D anime. Recently, AVEX has confirmed a new installment for the Initial D anime series that marks the 10th anniversary for the franchise. The new side story is called Initial D Extra Stage 2: Tabidachi no Green. It is set to air on SkyPerfectTV in October and the DVD set will come out on December 5th. Pre-order of the set is not available yet. A BOX set will also be released on the same day. The Extra Stage BOX set contains the first Initial D Extra Stage and the new Extra Stage 2. For more information, please refer to the Official Site. There is a short clip on the Official Site showing some of the new content from Initial D Extra Stage 2.
At the moment, it is uncertain whether or not Extra Stage 2 will continue from where Extra Stage left off previously or if it's going to be a completely different side story that has nothing to do with the main plot. Judging from the screenshots and the short clip from the Official Site, there is at least one battle and it will be between the Impact Blue Sil-80 and a dark Altezza RS200. Extra Stage 2 will have much better graphics than the first Extra Stage and we will see some familiar faces. (Hint: Iketani-senpai, Takumi.. etc.)
MP3 Section Minor UpdateMP3 Section has been updated. One new album and one m.o.v.e album have been added. As promised, Super Eurobeat presents Initial D Battle Stage 2 has been uploaded. Special thanks to Lebon14, one of our loyal forums member for uploading this album. The other album added is Worlds of the Mind by m.o.v.e, Enjoy the new songs !! Total number of MP3s: 248. Total number of albums: 24.
Super Eurobeat Presents Initial D Battle Stage 2A new Initial D music album is going to be released soon. The album is called Super Eurobeat Presents Initial D Battle Stage 2, on sale by September 5th, 2007. This new album consists of two CDs, with 12 tracks on each. The tracks are all from Initial D Battle Stage 2. If you liked the music from Battle Stage 2, make sure you don't miss out on this. We'll be providing some samples for download when it is out.
Due to popular demand, m.o.v.e's debut album electrock has been re-uploaded. I strongly urge you to purchase this album if you a m.o.v.e fan or just like the 90s' JPop culture. The album itself is 10 years old but it sure doesn't sound like it. Famous tracks like around the world, Rage your dream are also included in this album.
MP3 Section updated. Total number of downloadable MP3s is now 215.
Initial D Battle Stage 2 and Manga Vol.35I am really pleased to see how smooth the radio station is running. If you haven't already check out our radio broadcast, I strongly suggest you take a quick look at it.
Aside from that, Initial D Battle Stage 2 was finally released in DVD format on May 29th, 2007. Thanks to AE86Takumi, one of our members on the forums, for uploading a sample video of Battle Stage 2. Click here to download it. We strongly encourage you to purchase it using one of our affiliate links ( YesAsia | Play-Asia ) if you like what you see. Doing so will help out our server cost and support the original author of the work at the same time. But if you don't feel like downloading the whole video, we've also uploaded the 8-minute-long trailer video which can be found from the Initial D Fourth Stage Non-Stop Mega Mix with Battle Digest DVD for you to sample. Simply click here to download it.
Great news for the fans who are following the manga series. Volume 35 was just released last month on the 19th, the Chinese version was released three days ago in Hong Kong. BiBi, one of our forums members, was kindly enough to provide us with some of the high resolution scans of Vol.35 in Chinese (High Quality - 27MB | Medium Quality - 15MB). However, there are still no English scanlations available at this stage. If you want to keep yourself updated on the English subtitled version of Vol.35, I advise you to keep checking our forums as most of the Initial D news are being released there first hand.
And yes, there will be a new Initial D album coming and to be released on June 27th, 2007. It is the Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Original Soundtrack. You may pre-order it using one of our affiliate links. ( YesAsia | Play-Asia ) Song listing for this album will be provided in the next update. That's all the Initial D news for now. And I apologize for lack of update during the past few weeks, I am quite busy as of late. Hopefully I can devour more time on the site in the upcoming summer. Thanks for all of your support.