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Initial D Fourth Stage


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Initial D 4th Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D FOURTH STAGE

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2004 to Feb 18, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: OB Planning, Studio Jack
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.251 (scored by 23,103 users)
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Ranked: #2512
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Popularity: #1300
Members: 37,818
Favorites: 379
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Takumi Fujiwara and brothers Keisuke and Ryousuke Takahashi have formed "Project D," a racing team aimed at bringing their driving skills to their full potential outside their prefecture. Using the internet, Project D issues challenges to other racing teams and posts results of their races. Managed by Ryousuke, the team has Takumi engaging in downhill battles with his AE86, while Keisuke challenges opponents uphill. Among their rivals are the Seven-Star Leaf (SSR) and Todo-juku.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujiwara, Takumi
Fujiwara, Takumi
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Takahashi, Keisuke
Takahashi, Keisuke
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Fujiwara, Bunta
Fujiwara, Bunta
Supporting
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou

Staff

Tominaga, Tsuneo
Tominaga, Tsuneo
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Vale, Eric
Vale, Eric
Script
Kimura, Hiroshi
Kimura, Hiroshi
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Dogfight" by move (eps 01-10)
#2: "Noizy Tribe" by move (eps 11-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Blast My Desire" by move (eps 01-10)
#2: "Nobody reason ~ Noah no Hakobune" by move (eps 11-24)



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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008
Well the series has a certain pattern or formula which may seem repetitive, but the series is willing to somewhat break the 4th wall in an indirect sense to explain that and help you understand better. This will be explained between Takumi’s races with Tomoyuki and Sakamoto on the subject of “oh this opponent will be your toughest yet, etc.” For that formula, mostly one episode is that they introduce Project D’s opponents and the following episode they will race. At times the pace will change a bit, but I think it brings a more definitive balance to keep you hooked. It is very character read more
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RanKizama
Nov 30, 2007
Initial D Fourth Stage is the newest series in the long-running franchise. Fast-paced street racing, modified cars, and determined drivers all combine to create a series that has become one that is unique in it's style. Fourth Stage breathes in new art and an outstanding face lift to the series and guarantees to please fans of it's predecessors.

The story of Fourth Stage has come from the budding of Fujiwara Takumi's driving skill to the nationwide domination of Project D, a new race team established by Takahashi Ryouske. The story proceeds well from the small victories in various regions, to the eventual domination of the prefecture read more
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romansiii
Mar 26, 2013
Initial D Fourth Stage Review
There are no spoilers in this review
Well what can I say? I enjoyed it allot like I have with the previous instalments. It felt different though. They fixed the biggest flaw that I though there was but another one came up which just messed with atmosphere of the show. My enjoyment was somewhat less because of that but I'll explain in detail later.

Story
What can I say, it's typical Initial D fashion. Absolutely immersion for a car fanatic like me, with them layering on more and more technical talk about the mechanics and the techniques used I enjoyed read more
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HybridMedia
Jul 7, 2012
I’m starting to get why I don’t review series that last beyond 26 episodes (I watched them, mind you, but takes a lot of time to review) and as much as the first 2 editions of Initial D were pretty good and the third stage movie was…..okay to say the least but I starting to think like in any of the Dragon Ball series, the story and the races do tend to drag (no pun intended) as they go along.



This series focuses on the exploits of the new team founded by Ryosuke, Project.D, which is composed of Ryosuke (leader and strategist), downhill read more
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