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Initial D Fourth Stage

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
Genres: Cars, Sports, Seinen
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 15087 users)
Ranked: #2452
Popularity: #1125
Members: 23,991
Favorites: 287
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Popular Tags

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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Initial D
Prequel: Initial D Third Stage
Summary: Initial D Battle Stage 2
Side story: Initial D Extra Stage 2
Sequel: Initial D Fifth Stage

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujiwara, Takumi
Fujiwara, Takumi
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Mcdonald, Joel
English
Mcdonald, Joel
...
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
...
Takahashi, Keisuke
Takahashi, Keisuke
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
...
Fumihiro
Fumihiro
Supporting
Cason, Chris
English
Cason, Chris
Hosoi, Osamu
Japanese
Hosoi, Osamu
...

Staff

Tominaga, Tsuneo
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Vale, Eric
Script
m.o.v.e
Theme Song Performance



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Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo
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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Nov 30, 2007
RanKizama
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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Recommendations

From the same animation studio, Wangan Midnight and Initial D Fourth Stage share an excellent selection of music and fast-paced racing action
These two anime give off a similar vibe to me because the MC always wins and there isn't really a huge overarching story line.
The main difference is that Takumi wins through a mix of luck and skill while Duke Togo operates with pure skill alone.

Opening Theme

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

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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