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09-26-09, 2:21 AM

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Funimation announced on the New York Anime Festival that they had acquired the anime series for Initial D. This would include the series Initial D - First stage, Initial D - Second stage, two hour movie Initial D - Third stage, Initial D - Fourth stage and the OVA Initial D - Extra stage.
They also acquired the series X, and the X OVA.

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09-26-09, 2:29 AM

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nice. initial d is a good series but i dont think ill be getting X.
 
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09-26-09, 2:38 AM

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Good news I've only seen First Stage so now I'll be able to get the DVDs of all the series.
 
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09-26-09, 2:41 AM

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have all the collections of initial D but never watch it.

 
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09-26-09, 2:55 AM

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Very good news. It's pretty much impossible to buy X these days.
 
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09-26-09, 2:57 AM

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Don't really care for either of those shows tbh.
 
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09-26-09, 4:20 AM

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I'm interested in X. Not so much Initial D. Also, quote pyramid combo breaker.
 
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09-26-09, 4:40 AM

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YAY for X now maybe I can actually buy since it was damn near impossible to find before.
 
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09-26-09, 6:21 AM

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Very nice, I'll be getting those Initial D dvds :) dont know about X/X Ova, going to have to check the MAL page for it lol
 
09-26-09, 6:22 AM

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DemonTetsuo said:
YAY for X now maybe I can actually buy since it was damn near impossible to find before.


I agree.
 
09-26-09, 7:00 AM

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great news, i was planning on getting Initial D..
good to see they will offer all of it..
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09-26-09, 7:41 AM

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DemonTetsuo said:
YAY for X now maybe I can actually buy since it was damn near impossible to find before.

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09-26-09, 8:00 AM

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I wonder what the article means when Funi says they're releasing Initial D uncut, since if I recall correctly the dub didn't exactly cut a lot. I'm glad they're keeping the original music, since that was part of what drew me to the series in the first place.


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09-26-09, 8:31 AM
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I thought they released X before. I have the English dubs of it somewhere. I want to rewatch this now. I'm into old style CLAMP these days...
 
09-26-09, 9:49 AM

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You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.
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09-26-09, 10:36 AM

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Awesome. X is pretty hard to find now a days..
 
09-26-09, 11:39 AM

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Not interested in Initial D at all and I already own X TV/OVA from Geneon.
 
09-26-09, 11:59 AM

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TsukikageRan said:
I thought they released X before. I have the English dubs of it somewhere. I want to rewatch this now. I'm into old style CLAMP these days...

X was released before. This is a re-release.

Also i hope it's the remix edition.
 
09-26-09, 12:00 PM

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Funi's on a roll nowadays.
 
09-26-09, 12:22 PM

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Shiroth said:
Very good news. It's pretty much impossible to buy X these days.
i bought them a long time ago and then resold them. i don't really think i will ever buy any dvd's
 
09-26-09, 2:01 PM

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mitamaking said:
You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.


WHAT?! There's a re-dub of SM next year?! That'd be awesome. Some parts need to be fixed from the old dubs.
 
09-26-09, 2:50 PM

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mitamaking said:
You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.
About time they finished... i need to watch Inital D and X
 
09-26-09, 3:50 PM

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You can buy X on Amazon for cheap. They're not that hard to find >_>.

I really don't care though as I have Initial D(minus 4th Statge) on DVD already and the Original 8 X DVDs with the slipcovers that were a bitch to get and the Limited Edition Book Remix versions. Haven't seen the remix versions though ;_;.
 
09-26-09, 4:23 PM

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Uminokun said:
You can buy X on Amazon for cheap. They're not that hard to find >_>.

The 1996 film is pretty easy to buy still, though not the TV series. & i mean both regular and remix editions.

Example: http://www.amazon.com/X-TV-Re-Mix-Collectors-Set/dp/B000FFJ8S0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1254007428&sr=8-1

Do you call that cheap?

Regular edition: http://www.amazon.com/X-Part-Artist-Not-Provided/dp/B0006SSPTY/ref=pd_cp_d_2 & http://www.amazon.com/X-Part-Artist-Not-Provided/dp/B0006SSPU8/ref=pd_cp_d_3

Not a bad price for the two sets, though still the new release will be the same price as one of them.

Plus i'm from the UK, which makes it all the more difficult.
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09-26-09, 5:05 PM

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Very nice to see X re-released. I could never find the series. The movie was easy back when on VHS, but the series for me was like a needle in a haystack. Pretty much. ^^;;
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09-26-09, 5:17 PM

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Ooh I always wanted to watch Initial D. I'll keep my eye on this one.
X, I'll give a chance too. I watched the movie long ago but I never saw the TV adaptation.
 
09-26-09, 6:44 PM

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I hope they soon acquire the Rosario + Vampire series, Ikktousen: Dragon Destiny (not screwing up their voices!) and Hyakko. I'm sure they'll do great work with them.
 
09-26-09, 6:49 PM

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mitamaking said:
You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.


Sounds good. Maybe they can dub Sailor Moon Stars. That way I don't have to worry about watching it with subs.:D
 
09-26-09, 8:11 PM

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mitamaking said:
You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.





holy **** i hope so.
 
09-26-09, 8:45 PM

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mitamaking said:
You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.

They've been saying for a while that they definitely want Sailor Moon, but the license is hard to get.

Also, I'm happy X will be widely available again and I may probably pick up this release for convenience and probably better/smaller packaging, but, erm... it is cheap at Rightstuf.
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oh, these little earthquakes
 
09-26-09, 10:36 PM

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mitamaking said:
You all are missing the real news,

A few months back Funi held a survey to see what people wanted and one of them was a complete re-dub of Initial D, now if you look at the survey it had one other re-dub on it.

SAILOR MOON!!!!

We may see Sailor Moon re-dubbed and complete sometime next year.


That would be so cool! I hope they do that!
 
09-26-09, 10:37 PM

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Cool news, but redubbing it? It's a hit or miss on this one for me.
 
09-26-09, 10:53 PM

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my 2 word response to funimation getting X:

"hell yes!"
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09-26-09, 11:23 PM

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This is super good news but I'm not satisfied because I got called an idiot
 
09-26-09, 11:45 PM

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Animefan009 said:
This is super good news but I'm not satisfied because I got called an idiot

at least your idiocy made reading this thread much more fun

but good news is good.... erm... obviously
 
09-27-09, 1:49 AM

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I have no relation with the show and Funimation XD
 
09-27-09, 2:01 AM

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x is the only thing i cared.
 
09-27-09, 7:23 AM

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Good but... Can we have a 5th Stage plz? lol!
 
09-27-09, 8:05 AM

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Omg, X! :D
 
09-27-09, 9:52 AM

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vault2049 said:
Good but... Can we have a 5th Stage plz? lol!


This. Initial D is good all the way through and I'm glad to see it getting a U.S. (re)release in its entirety, but there's got to be enough new content out there for a new season soon!
 
09-27-09, 7:21 PM

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Don't know why people are saying X TV is "nearly impossible" to find when all five volumes of the X TV Remix set have been available in RightStuf's Bargain Bin for a long time. Heck, there are well over 400 copies of each volume in stock. I can understand being totally unable to buy online, but it's still not that impossible to get...

They're $10 each. I'd recommend getting these instead of waiting for FUNimation. They'll be pretty much the same releases, except FUNimation may do four discs instead of five.
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09-27-09, 11:22 PM

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Finally, I can get my hand on X/1999 and Initial D but I heard there was rumor that there was a 5th season for Initial D. Been waiting for maybe four year now but it seem false. T^T
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09-28-09, 6:14 AM

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OMG Initial D that's like old as dirt.
So, X/1999 is nice. I didn't realize it was so hard to buy.
Think I had heard something about it, though.

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09-28-09, 11:18 AM

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Inital D is EPIC! I'll finally get my hands on the 3rd Stage movie that I love so much! <333

And X of course is pretty great! My favorite CLAMP made series.

 
09-28-09, 4:24 PM

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Good for them then. X was good. Didn't really like Initital D but I like Wangan Midnight so go figure I guess. -.- At least FUNimation is still in a position where they can license new things to go alongside their old stuff.

 
09-30-09, 4:37 PM

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Yay i love when they license old series ^^
 
10-12-09, 5:28 PM

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I am so glad they got Initial D. It's one of my favorite series.
 
10-12-09, 11:25 PM

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Removed a bunch of trolls and the idiotic quote chains.

On topic; this is good news, I'd like to see them remastered if possible, and new dubs could be good if they decide to go that route as opposed to just redistributing the existing ones. It certainly needs it since the old dub totally changed the soundtrack and everything. :( If they can relaunch the entire franchise it could be quite excellent.
 
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Initial D is one of my favorite anime :D

Cant wait!
 
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