Doesn't Mika's father from Final Stage Episode 1 look like one of the two guys from Tokyo in Fourth Stage? If that is really Mika's father, then that is some crazy plot twist,... Shigeno-san!! (laugh)
Special thanks for the idea, "kikyou灬止殇" from Initial D Baidu Tieba.
| Sources | »「原来美嘉的爸爸早就物色好Takumi了」头文字D 百度贴吧 | http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3064313533 » Screenshots from Initial D Fourth Stage ACT.7「嵐のハチゴーターボ」"Eight-Five's Thunderous Turbo" » Screenshots from Initial D Final Stage ACT.1「ナチュラル」"Natural"
With only 10 days left before the airing of Initial D Final Stage ACT. 1 & 2, avex releases the DVD cover art for the DVD Vol.1, which not only consists of Episode 1 & 2, it also comes with special DVD jacket and... stickers if you order it now. The First-Press Edition is currently available for pre-ordering for ￥4,635 ($45 USD) What are you waiting for? Use the links below to pre-order it today!
Join us on the forums and count down with us today! http://idforums.net/index.php?showforum=2 If you haven't already watched Fifth Stage, now it's a good time to do so as we have all 14 episodes available for streaming, simply click on the episode banner you would like to view and it will take you straight to that episode. Enjoy!
Here it is, guys and gals! 狂锋烈灵 (BurningRacer) has done it again! He has finally finished making this... 6-minute-long music video for Initial D Fourth Stage. This is the Part 2 of the Fourth Stage music video, so be sure to check out Part 1 if you haven't already! Scroll down for the link to Part 1 and the Fifth Stage music video.
Tracklist used in the video：
##. Title - Artist 01. I Was Born For Burning - Neo 02. I Want You - Powerful T. 03. Original Sin - Powerful T. 04. Night Clubbin' - Matt Land 05. Disconnected - Hotblade 06. Legendary Heart - Hotblade 07. Number One - Fastway & Christine 08. Invisible Touch - Fastway 09. Around The World (The Factory Team Boom Boom Mix) - Lolly 'O
Cherry blossoms, or 桜花 (known as Sakura) are ripe and are in full bloom in Japan right now as we speak. An enthusiastic Initial D fans brought his beloved AE86 to a park nearby and took this beautiful set of... photos. It was quite a sight to behold in person. The elegance of Sakura combined with a stunning Hachiroku, what more can you ask for?
However, cherry blossoms are known for its very brief blooming time. The transience of the blossoms, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality.
For those of you who have read the final chapters of the manga, doesn't this look like a good resting place for the 86?
Breaking News!! We've got our hands on an exclusive leaked video footage of Initial D Final Stage from a reliable source. The video is only 1 minute 30 seconds long. What shocks us is that it APPEARS that FUNimation... has secured the rights of Initial D Final Stage as the whole video is dubbed in English with English Subtitles (!!!) We've tried to contact FUNimation to verify but they are keeping their lips sealed at the moment.
From the video, Bunta is making an appearance. And it seems like he's hinting that Takumi and Shinji might be related... The plot has thickened!!!
Enjoy the leaked footage and don't forget to tell FUNimation Channel your appreciation of their involvement of Final Stage. (They will probably play dumb and pretends they don't know anything until May 16th though.)
Initial D Live Action Movie 2 News: 寰亞電影 Media Asia Distribution Ltd, a Hong Kong films production company and distributor, released a 20th anniversary promotional clip yesterday highlighting all of... the movies they released in the past two decades.
Media Asia Entertainment Group is the company that made Initial D Live Action movie back in 2005. The movie was directed by Andrew Lau (劉偉強) and starred many big stars such as Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue and Anthony Wong. There had always been rumors of a second Live Action movie in the making, but nothing solid ever came to light, until yesterday of course.
In this 4-minute promotional clip, Media Asia confirmed that Live Action movie 2 is currently in the making. Here is the tentative cast list:
周杰倫 Jay Chou as Takumi Fujiwara Edison Chen (陳冠希) as Ryousuke / Keisuke Takahashi Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健) as Wataru Akiyama Wakana Matsumoto (松本若菜) as Natsuki Mogi Anthony Wong (黃秋生) as Bunta Fujiwara Daoming Chen (陳道明) as Kozo Hoshino Simon Yam (任達華) as Toshiya Joushima
Jay Chou's assistant has already confirmed that he will be both acting in and directing Initial D 2. As you can see from the cast list, the storyline will be most likely taking place in Initial D Fourth Stage where Project.D challenges the Purple Shadow. Besides the confirmation that the film is being in production, there is no other further information, but it's believed that the movie will be released in 2015, on the 20th year since the debut of the first Initial D manga volume.
Initial D Final Stage News Update: As we all know, Final Stage will be broadcast on Animax Plus (アニマックス's Video On Demand service) starting on 2014.5.16. There will be a total of... four episodes. These episodes will be focusing on the last Project.D battle in the Kanagawa area. It is also regrettably the last battle in Initial D. All of you have waited a whole year for this. Thank you to those of you who remain patient all these time.
エイベックス・グループ（avex group）has announced the release date for Initial D Final Stage DVDs. The four episodes will be divided into two DVDs. Vol.1 contains ACT.1—2 and scheduled to release on 2014/06/13. Vol.2 contains ACT.3—4 and scheduled to release on 2014/07/11. Both DVDs will come with some extras and behind-the-scene footage.
On the same day (July 11), Super Eurobeat presents Initial D Final D Selection will also be released. The album will consists of some unreleased tracks from Fifth Stage (!!) and most of the tracks used in Final Stage.
| Editor's Note | The Initial D Final D Selection will possibly include some of the most wanted tracks from Fifth Stage, such as "Igoda - Code:D" and other unreleased tracks. Let's wait and see. Use the links below to pre-order the DVDs and OST now!
Great news!! アニマックス (Animax) has finally released more information regarding the broadcasting schedule for Initial D Final Stage!! Contrary to our previous belief, Final... Stage is NOT going straight to DVD. Instead, it will be available on Animax's brand new「Animax PLUS」channel starting on 2014.05.16. Animax PLUS is a new subscription VOD (Video On Demand) service which allows subscribers to watch the latest anime series.
Initial D Final Stage will start right after where Fifth Stage left off. There are a total of FOUR episodes that makes up this mini stage. It will be focusing on the ultimate downhill battle in Kanagawa. (also the last battle for Project.D.) Takumi Fujiwara will be going up against Shinji Inui, the prodigy in unconventional racing technique. How will our protagonist defend the legend of the undefeated in this final chapter of Initial D? What kind of challenge will the young Fujiwara face in this last battle? Find out in May 16!!
Our prayer has been answered! M.o.v.e will be performing both the Opening Theme and the Ending Theme for Initial D Final Stage. The OP is「Outsoar the Rainbow」(which also happens to be the theme song of Initial D Arcade Stage 8 Infinity that is currently being location tested in Japan.) and the ED is「Days」. Both songs are unreleased. There is a sample clip of Outsoar the Rainbow that a Japanese fans recorded off the TV screen, the quality isn't that good. Check the link below if you want to watch it anyways.
Well guys and gals, mark your calendar. There is one more day on the horizon to look forward to. See you on Friday, May 16th, 2014, Initial D Final Stage (total of 4 episodes)!!
重野秀一 (Shuichi Shigeno), author of Initial D, is announcing the official start of his new manga series called「高嶺の花」"Takane no Hana" The new series... will be published on Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine just like Initial D did for the past 18 years.
Die-hard Initial D fans will definitely remember, Shigeno-san concluded the Initial D manga in July 2013, putting the 18-year long-running series to an end. He hasn't done anything since then. So this announcement is him telling us that he's not retiring just yet. After all, he owe it to himself to take a well-deserved break after drawing Initial D all these years.
Anyways, what do we know about the new manga series by the great Shigeno-sensei? Well, the story centers on a middle-aged, divorced manga creator whose works just can't sell well. And one day, he meets a stunningly beautiful girl and his life begins to change.
Yes, it is a love story. And to top it off, it's a romance story between a middle-aged man (mid 40s) and a young girl (early 20s) Can this be a semi-autobiography of Shigeno-san himself? Perhaps a projection or some sort? We will have to wait 'til March 10th to find out in the 15th issue of Young Magazine. There will most likely be many manga translation group that will pick this up, we'll keep you posted for the English translation of this issue once it's out.
| Editor's Note | The name of the new series「高嶺の花」literally translated as, "Flower on a high peak." It means, "something out of one's reach." Some things are beautiful to look at, but realistically, there is no way you can get them. It is something that you want very much but can't have it. It is a well-known proverb in Japan. It also symbolize "ambitious dream" or "unattainable goal."
Sorry, cereal guy. Weight transfer in automobiles (or as many people refer to as Load Transfer) is as real as it gets.
"Load transfer is the measurable change of load borne by different wheels during acceleration... (both longitudinal and lateral). This includes braking, and deceleration (which is an acceleration at a negative rate). No motion of the center of mass relative to the wheels is necessary, and so load transfer may be experienced by vehicles with no suspension at all."
In short, is it dangerous to do that load transfer gutter run in a pitch-dark mountain pass like Takumi shows us? Absolutely. You would have to be out of your mind to do something like in real life. But just because it's outrageously dangerous doesn't mean it's not possible in real life.
| Editor's Note | Special thanks to Initial D Baidu Tieba for the idea!