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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
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 18754 users)
Ranked: #2442
Popularity: #1227
Members: 30,337
Favorites: 309
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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.

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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

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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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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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008 7:46 AM
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 11:40 AM
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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easterkeke
Jul 3, 10:11 PM
I followed this back during its original run in the mid aughties and my opinion of the show remains: it's still highly enjoyable if you're into shonen junk food.

4th Stage represents a huge leap in production quality, first signaled by the jump in budget for the show's first proper movie in '3rd Stage'. Same great Eurobeat taste, now with more animation frames and enhanced tire squeal SFX. Glorious.

All the characters from the previous seasons coalesce around the vision of Ryosuke: his Project D and its mission of showcasing the best that street racing has to offer. Takumi realizes for the first time that there is read more
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HybridMedia
Jul 7, 2012 7:31 AM
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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