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* DubNameChange: The team name was changed to ''Seven Star Racers'' in the English versions of ''Arcade Stage'', likely to make it fit in better with the acronym SSR.


-> Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese) Creator/RichardCansino (English)

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-> Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese) (Japanese), Creator/RichardCansino (English)(Funimation)


%%* PluckyComicRelief

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%%* PluckyComicRelief* PluckyComicRelief: Most of the time, he tends to provide some silly reaction to deflate the tension of a situation.



%%* OnlyOneName

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%%* OnlyOneName* OnlyOneName: He doesn't have a last name.



* AdaptedOut: He's not seen on the live-action movie, but part of his role was transferred to Seiji.



* HeManWomanHater: An unnamed team driver in ''Extra Stage'' declares that he won't lose to Mako and Sayuki because they're women. He ends up losing when his tires go bad on the most difficult corner of the Usui course, and he's so ashamed that he tells his teammates not to tell Kyoichi.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Challenges a pair of women to a race, [[HeManWomanHater believing he'll win based on gender alone]]. Not only does he lose, but that loss is caused by him crashing.



! Seven Star Leaf

Similar to the [=SpeedStars=], this group of amateur, average-skilled racers are based in Tochigi, with their home course being the Nichien-Momiji Line.

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! Seven Star Leaf

Similar to the [=SpeedStars=], this group of amateur, average-skilled racers are based in Tochigi, with their home course being the Nichien-Momiji Line.
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-> Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (Japanese) Creator/RichardCansino (English)
-> Car: 1996 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution#Evolution_IV Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A)]] (''Extra Stage'') 1996 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution#Evolution_IV Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR (CN9A)]] (Manga)



* AdaptationDyeJob: His Evo IV was colored red in the manga, but in ''Extra Stage'', it's silver, likely due to it being a different version.
* AdaptedOut: Was shown only in ''Extra Stage''.
* HeManWomanHater: He declares that he won't lose to Mako and Sayuki because they're women. He ends up losing when his tires go bad on the most difficult corner of the Usui course, and he's so ashamed that he tells his teammates not to tell Kyoichi.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Challenges a pair of women to a race, [[HeManWomanHater believing he'll win based on gender alone]]. Not only does he lose, but that loss is caused by him crashing.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Was left unnamed in the manga.

! Seven Star Leaf

Similar to the [=SpeedStars=], this group of amateur, average-skilled racers are based in Tochigi, with their home course being the Nichien-Momiji Line.
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%%* TheRival / ArchEnemy: To Bunta.

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%%* TheRival / ArchEnemy: To Bunta.
* TheRival: Was this to Bunta back in their younger days.



%%* OnlyOneName

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%%* OnlyOneName* OnlyOneName: It's unknown what his last name is.



%%* {{Gonk}}
%%* {{Otaku}}

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%%* {{Gonk}}
%%* {{Otaku}}
* {{Gonk}}: They aren't exactly the most handsome in ''Initial D''.
* {{Otaku}}: Are explicitly named as such. Even the ''Arcade Stage'' games name them specifically as "Otaku 1" and "Otaku 2".



%%* OnlyOneName

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%%* OnlyOneName* OnlyOneName Her last name is unknown to the point where even her gravestone doesn't display it [[spoiler:as Ryosuke is visiting it]].

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite being long deceased at the start of the series, the flashbacks in the Fifth Stage and corresponging manga chapters showed that Kaori was the one to push Ryosuke to truly make something of his passion (street racing) rather than just concentrate on his career of becoming a doctor. This inspiration led to Ryosuke forming the Red Suns and later Project D.


* AdaptationDyeJob: For some reason, in the ''Arcade Stage'' games, imposter Keisuke's hair is colored black.
* CostumeCopycat: They have similar looking cars and hairstyles to Takumi and Keisuke, with T-shirts saying "Project D" written on them in marker. That's all it takes to impersonate Project D, apparently, despite the fact that "Takumi" is really chubby with major acne problems and "Keisuke" is much shorter than the real deal.



* CostumeCopycat: They have similar looking cars and hairstyles to Takumi and Keisuke, with T-shirts saying "Project D" written on them in marker. That's all it takes to impersonate Project D, apparently, despite the fact that "Takumi" is really chubby with major acne problems and "Keisuke" is much shorter than the real deal.
%%* LegendaryImpostor: For Takumi and Keisuke.
%%* ThoseTwoGuys

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* CostumeCopycat: They have similar looking cars and hairstyles to Takumi and Keisuke, with T-shirts saying "Project D" written on them in marker. That's all it takes to impersonate Project D, apparently, despite the fact that "Takumi" is really chubby with major acne problems and "Keisuke" is much shorter than the real deal.
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LegendaryImpostor: For Takumi and Keisuke, right down to copying their vehicles.
* ThoseTwoGuys: In spite of being Project D imposters, they didn't seem to learn about the rest of their crew, and thus only steal the identifies of Takumi and
Keisuke.
%%* ThoseTwoGuys

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* CompositeCharacter: He takes up Shingo Shoji's role of ramming cars behind them in the live-action movie.


* AdaptedOut: Sakai's race against Keisuke in ''Fourth Stage'' is not animated.

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* AdaptedOut: Sakai's Much like the previous race with Atsuro Kawai, Keisuke's race against Keisuke in ''Fourth Stage'' Smiley is not animated.relegated to Battle Stage 2.

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* ChickMagnet: In a series where AllLoveIsUnrequited, Takumi is the sole exception with a bunch of attractive women basically throwing themselves at him. Natsuki asks him out in the very first episode and eventually becomes his first girlfriend. Sayuki develops a crush on Takumi after winning the race against her and Mako. Later, he starts dating Mika.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Challenges a pair of women to a race, [[HeManWomanHater believing he'll win based on gender alone]]. Not only does he lose, but that loss is caused by him crashing.



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* WorthyOpponent: Sees Takumi as this after [[spoiler:Takumi beats him on Irohazaka. Or more specifically, ties with him, but Kyouichi considers anyone who can keep up with him on his home course the winner.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: They're shown defeating several teams with relatively little effort as an introduction, with the Myogi [=NightKids=] amongst their victims.
* TheDreaded: Their appearance in Gumna and their effortless victories over several teams there causes every team in the prefecture to crap their pants.


* BatmanGambit: Knowing that [[spoiler:the Trueno's original engine is about to go out]], Bunta intentionally hides this fact from Takumi so that Takumi can better appreciate [[spoiler:the new engine that Bunta has lined up for it]]. Bunta explains that if he just went ahead and [[spoiler:swapped in the new engine while the old was still intact]], Takumi would complain about it.

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* BatmanGambit: Knowing that [[spoiler:the Trueno's original engine is about to go out]], Bunta intentionally hides this fact from Takumi so that Takumi can better appreciate [[spoiler:the new engine that Bunta has lined up for it]].it and be glad his old Trueno is up and running again]]. Bunta explains that if he just went ahead and [[spoiler:swapped in the new engine while the old was still intact]], Takumi would complain about it.

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* BatmanGambit: Knowing that [[spoiler:the Trueno's original engine is about to go out]], Bunta intentionally hides this fact from Takumi so that Takumi can better appreciate [[spoiler:the new engine that Bunta has lined up for it]]. Bunta explains that if he just went ahead and [[spoiler:swapped in the new engine while the old was still intact]], Takumi would complain about it.

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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:He concedes defeat to Takumi during their rematch in Irohazaka; while they did tie, he calls it a win for Takumi since he's the visitor and was able to keep up on Emperor's home course.]]

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** The Second Stage seems to offer some justification with the introduction of Bunta's other old friend Masashi Suzuki, who is a mechanic with an incredible list of connections with other motor companies, racing teams, professional sponsorships, and the like. Not too much to believe that he be willing to hookup his old buddy with discount, or even ''free'', car parts and modifications.

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