History Manga / InitialD

6th Aug '16 8:57:50 PM HiddenWindshield
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Naturally, his secretly-instilled skills never went unnoticed by the Japanese street racing underground. When the local racing team, the Speed Stars, get a challenge from the infamous [=RedSuns=] led by Takahashi brothers Keisuke and Ryosuke -- the former whom Takumi met the night before -- the team had to take him in as replacement for their currently-injured main driver.

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Naturally, his secretly-instilled skills never went didn't go unnoticed by the Japanese street racing underground. When the local racing team, the Speed Stars, get a challenge from the infamous [=RedSuns=] led by Takahashi brothers Keisuke and Ryosuke -- the former whom Takumi met the night before -- the team had to take him in as replacement for their currently-injured main driver.
5th Aug '16 2:03:57 PM TheBigBopper
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Takumi Fujiwara is an average eighteen-year-old teenager in the Gunma Prefecture with an average part-time job as a gas station attendant and a not-so-average hand in his family's tofu business. Ever since he was thirteen -- five years before he was even qualified for a driver's license -- he has been helping out his father Bunta by delivering tofu on the latter's Toyota [=AE86=] ("Sprinter Trueno" in Japan, "Corolla GT-S" in America) to a hotel at the summit of Mt. Akina every morning at 4:00 AM, but with a challenge: he must negotiate the slopes and curves without spilling a drop of water from a cup placed on the dashboard.

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Takumi Fujiwara is an average eighteen-year-old teenager in the Gunma Prefecture with an average part-time job as a gas station attendant and a not-so-average hand in his family's tofu business. Ever since he was thirteen -- five years before he was even qualified for a driver's license -- he has been helping out his father Bunta by delivering tofu on the latter's Toyota [=AE86=] ("Sprinter Trueno" in Japan, "Corolla GT-S" in America) to a hotel at the summit of Mt. Akina every morning at 4:00 AM, but with a challenge: he must negotiate the slopes and curves without spilling a drop of water from a cup placed on the dashboard.
1st Jul '16 1:18:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* TrainingFromHell: Every day since he was thirteen, Bunta sends Takumi on a tofu delivery run up Mount Akina to a hotel near a lake during 4 in the morning (regardless of the weather) without spilling a single drop of water in the cup holder. In RealLife, this is physically impossible, [[RuleOfCool but Takumi makes it possible]].
** Not so, since Bunta fills it half-way/three-quarters of the way, making this plausible and potentially doable.

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* TrainingFromHell: TrainingFromHell:
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Every day since he was thirteen, Bunta sends Takumi on a tofu delivery run up Mount Akina to a hotel near a lake during 4 in the morning (regardless of the weather) without spilling a single drop of water in the cup holder. holder; the idea being that if the water spills, the box of tofu he's delivering in the trunk will get damaged. In RealLife, this is physically impossible, [[RuleOfCool but Takumi makes it possible]].
** Not so, since Bunta fills it half-way/three-quarters of the way, making this plausible and potentially doable.
possible]].
28th Jun '16 10:43:42 PM mysterykcad
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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The first minute or so of the anime does an excellent job of establishing what to expect. It starts with a group of establishing shots of a mountain pass in the middle of the night. The very first sound you hear is tires squealing in the distance. A background song begins with the standard guitar with drum accompaniment. Then the [=AE86=] makes its appearance in all its ConspicuousCG glory, with the speedometer reading almost 130 kph, and the background music abruptly changes to Eurobeat. From there, the 86 goes through several tight, high-speed drifts. Then we switch to the perspective of another driver coming in the other direction, who upon seeing the 86 comments on how the driver of the 86 hasn't changed a bit.
14th Jun '16 3:23:05 AM ProfessorWillis
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** Bunta at one point demonstrates that he's the real king of the touge by [[spoiler: easily passing Takumi (post Project D training) while test driving the Impreza.]]

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** Bunta [[http://i.imgur.com/QfgZ2yZ.png Bunta]] at one point demonstrates that he's the real king of the touge by [[spoiler: easily passing Takumi (post Project D training) while test driving the Impreza.]]
14th Jun '16 3:13:26 AM ProfessorWillis
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** Bunta at one point demonstrates that he's the real king of the touge by [[spoiler: easily passing Takumi (post Project D training) while test driving the Impreza.]]
14th Jun '16 3:08:24 AM ProfessorWillis
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* BadassDriver: While the series is full of these, Takumi and Keisuke deserve special mention.
**Takumi has such complete control over his car that he can get within a centimeter of the railing while drifting, and drift his car uphill while managing to not spill the water in a paper cup 3/4 full. The reason he developed these skills? His father made him drive up and down Mount Akina every day for five years, and the trip was so boring he tried to do it as quick as possible.
**Keisuke is implied to be as good as Takumi by the end of the series; at one point Keisuke responds to an opponent accusing him of trying to cause a crash by running side by side by rattling off the dimensions of their car and saying that he had judged they had about 5 centimeters to spare.
13th Jun '16 2:08:18 PM ProfessorWillis
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* BrickJoke: In the first episode, Takumi spends his entire ride up the mountain with Iketaki screaming in terror; it's implied that he's terrified of Iketaki's amateurish and dangerous driving style. When they're at the top, both Iketani and Itsuki make fun of him for it. Five episodes later, after it's revealed Takumi is one of the best drivers in the cast, Iketani asks him for a ride-along on the downhill. Not only does he react the same way Takumi did in episode 1, he actually passes out by the third turn.
4th May '16 12:21:20 PM YoshimitsuMaster
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Heavily used in ''First Stage'', where every racer has a recognizably different theme that plays when they're [[ThemeMusicPowerup racing seriously]], usually relevant to their personality. For example, AwesomenessByAnalysis driver Ryosuke has a theme featuring the sound of keyboard-buttons and dot-matrix printouts combined with an electronic voice, while ruthless {{Jerkass}} Shingo has a theme that opens with an EvilLaugh. In later Stage, this is mostly dropped in favor of a more generic Eurobeat soundtrack, but is still present here and there, notably with Hoshino of the Purple Shadow in ''Fourth Stage'', whose theme is a remix of Takeshi's from ''First Stage'', due to the same type of car he drives (a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 to Takeshi's Nissan Skyline GT-R R32).

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Heavily used in ''First Stage'', where every racer has a recognizably different theme that plays when they're [[ThemeMusicPowerup racing seriously]], usually relevant to their personality. For example, AwesomenessByAnalysis driver Ryosuke has a theme featuring the sound of keyboard-buttons and dot-matrix printouts combined with an electronic voice, while ruthless {{Jerkass}} Shingo has a theme that opens with an EvilLaugh. In later Stage, this is mostly dropped in favor of a more generic Eurobeat soundtrack, but is still present here and there, notably with Hoshino of the Purple Shadow in ''Fourth Stage'', whose theme is a remix of Takeshi's from ''First Stage'', due to the same type of car he drives (a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 to Takeshi's Nissan Skyline GT-R R32). This is also notable with Rin "Shinigami" Hojo, whose NightmareFuel-inducing driving style and DarkIsEvil aesthetics match well with a theme featuring an OminousPipeOrgan.
11th Apr '16 2:41:38 PM Willbyr
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Compare and contrast the ''WanganMidnight'' franchise. Not to be confused with [[Manga/OnePiece the Will of D]].

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Compare and contrast the ''WanganMidnight'' ''Manga/WanganMidnight'' franchise. Not to be confused with [[Manga/OnePiece the Will of D]].D]].
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