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6th Apr '16 6:51:16 PM 4444jdm
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''Wangan Midnight'' is a manga series by Michiharu Kusunoki revolving around Tokyo's highway racing scene. The story primarily revolves around Akio Asakura, a high school student with a knack for [[ChickMagnet attracting many women]] and taking them for rides in his car. One day, he is passed by a black Porsche 964, dubbed the "Blackbird" and driven by ace driver Tatsuya Shima, and attempts to race it, but [[CurbStompBattle quickly eats its dust]]. One day, Akio heads for the junkyard and finds an old blue Nissan Fairlady Z (known as the Datsun 2''xx''Z series in North America), discovering that it has been tuned from an old and outdated piece of junk into a souped-up racing monster known as the Devil Z ([[NamesTheSame no]], not that BigBad from ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce''). Despite warnings about how the car is supposedly cursed, that all of its previous owners happen to share his full name, and that every one of those owners has ''died driving the car'', he takes the dealer up on the offer and gives the Devil Z a spin, and discovered that the Z not only has unparalleled power, but seems to have a mind of its own, as he soon wipes out spectacularly trying to control it.

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''Wangan Midnight'' is a manga series by Michiharu Kusunoki revolving around Tokyo's highway racing scene. The story primarily revolves around Akio Asakura, a high school student with a knack for [[ChickMagnet attracting many women]] and taking them for rides in his car. One day, he is passed by a black Porsche 964, dubbed the "Blackbird" and driven by ace driver CombatMedic Tatsuya Shima, and attempts to race it, but [[CurbStompBattle quickly eats its dust]]. One day, Akio heads for the junkyard and finds an old blue Nissan Fairlady Z (known as the Datsun 2''xx''Z series in North America), discovering that it has been tuned from an old and outdated piece of junk into a souped-up racing monster known as the Devil Z ([[NamesTheSame no]], not that BigBad from ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce''). Despite warnings about how the car is supposedly cursed, that all of its previous owners happen to share his full name, and that every one of those owners has ''died driving the car'', he takes the dealer up on the offer and gives the Devil Z a spin, and discovered that the Z not only has unparalleled power, but seems to have a mind of its own, as he soon wipes out spectacularly trying to control it.


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* CombatMedic: Tatsuya Shima is a variation of this. He is a heart surgeon in the day and a street racer at night. And he is this ''for many years''.
24th Mar '16 1:46:28 PM DirefulLeonine
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* AnachronismStew: The animé exhibits this somewhat. Early on we see alot of indications that the series is set in the mid to late '90s (certain cars used by the racers being treated as current or even brand new during the time, also [[spoiler: Takagi's flashbacks to "15 years ago" shows a 4 year old Keiichiro Aizawa with 1980's cars, notably his dad's Mk. II Supra]] ), however the random cars seen in the ''Wangan'' (e.g. Honda Fits, etc.) are from the mid 2000s when the animé was made.

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* AnachronismStew: The animé exhibits this somewhat. Early on we see alot a lot of indications that the series is set in the mid to late '90s (certain cars used by the racers being treated as current or even brand new during the time, also [[spoiler: Takagi's flashbacks to "15 years ago" shows a 4 year old Keiichiro Aizawa with 1980's cars, notably his dad's Mk. II Supra]] ), however the random cars seen in the ''Wangan'' (e.g. Honda Fits, etc.) are from the mid 2000s when the animé was made.
5th Feb '16 8:37:38 AM tropower
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Face it, hardcore tuners are usually too obsessed with their cars they tend to have little to no time for romance (though some get better afterwards):

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Face it, hardcore tuners are usually too obsessed with their cars cars. As a result, they tend to have little to no time for romance (though some get better afterwards):
5th Jan '16 8:43:06 AM 4444jdm
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** And now, ''Ginkai's Speed Star'' has nothing to do with either the main ''Wangan Midnight'' or the ''[=C1=] Runner'' storyline, though WordOfGod said it was set in the same universe.

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** And now, an OddlyNamedSequel titled ''Ginkai's Speed Star'' Star'', has nothing to do with either the main ''Wangan Midnight'' or the ''[=C1=] Runner'' storyline, though although WordOfGod said it was set in the same universe.
5th Jan '16 8:41:43 AM 4444jdm
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** And now, ''Ginkai's Speed Star'' has nothing to do with either the main ''Wangan Midnight'' or the ''[=C1=] Runner'' storyline, though WordOfGod said it was set in the same universe.
17th Dec '15 6:37:29 PM 4444jdm
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** The author, Michiharu, also owns a [[VideoGame/OutRun Ferrari Testarossa]] in real life, which became a basis for Yoshiaki Ishida's car.
10th Dec '15 7:38:12 PM Willbyr
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4th Nov '15 12:28:47 PM FF32
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** TheBigBad: Yasuo Motoki

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** TheBigBad: BigBad: Yasuo Motoki
19th Oct '15 3:45:45 AM 4444jdm
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* AscendedExtra: Shinji Ogishima, a primary side character in the last arc of the main story, becomes this in ''C1 Runner''.

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* AscendedExtra: Shinji Ogishima, a primary side character in the last arc of the main story, becomes this the main protagonist in ''C1 Runner''.Runner'' sequel.
19th Oct '15 3:39:41 AM 4444jdm
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* AscendedExtra: Shinji Ogishima, a primary side character in the last arc of the main story, becomes this in ''C1 Runner''.
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