Initial D Fifth Stage

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Japanese: 頭文字 D Fifth Stage


Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 4, 2012 to May 10, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.101 (scored by 7996379,963 users)
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Ranked: #4982
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Popularity: #1535
Members: 151,795
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After earning a series of difficult victories in the prefectures of Tochigi, Saitama, and Ibaraki, the drivers of Project D—an amateur street driving group led by ex-street driver and expert tactician Ryousuke Takahashi—Takumi Fujiwara and Keisuke Takahashi now have to take Project D to the next level: the Kanagawa prefecture, commonly known as the holy land of street racing. Their opponents, members of the three best street racing teams of Kanagawa, design an elaborate strategy called the "Four Lines of Defense" to put a definitive end to the ambitions of Project D.

Meanwhile, Takumi feels he needs to refine his driving skills to overcome the last victory against Toshiya Joushima that he only just managed to snatch. The moment of truth has now come for Project D, which carries with it the hopes of the Gunma Prefecture; will they manage to thwart the surprising tactics of the skilled street racers of Kanagawa?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hashimoto, Mitsuo
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Matsumoto, Masayuki
Episode Director
Mano, Akira


Opening Theme

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"Raise Up" by m.o.v.e

Ending Theme

1: "Flyleaf" by CLUTCHO (eps 1-6)
2: "Yuushuusouka (夕愁想花)" by m.o.v.e (eps 7-14)


Jul 24, 2014
Taking place where 4th stage leaves off, Takumi on his deliveries is practicing at the one-handed steering technique of his final opponent from the last season. Though he is progressing, he still is trying to figure things out. At the same time, his father is giving him props for trying such a technique and acknowledges his progress. So where does this leave Project D after beating the Purple Mountain? Their next conquest leads them to Kanagawa, a prefecture south of Tokyo which is known for having the best street racers in the nation to the point that some of the drivers are trained and active ...
Jan 21, 2017
Mixed Feelings
5/10 - How the Mighty have fallen.

Since the reviews here are all extremely positive, and since I watched the last two seasons back to back, I'm gonna review them both.

First of all, for anyone who has not yet watched the series:
The first 2 seasons are amazing, and the third one (movie) is very good!
After that the quality drops quickly though.

Where in earlier seasons the anime revels in showing drifts, and mixing up closeups on the steering wheel and pedals with shots of drifting tires and the rear of the car coming very close to the guardrails, all while awesome eurobeat music is playing,
in the last ...
Aug 2, 2022
Let me preface this by saying I am a very big Initial D fan as well as a very big JDM car fan. So the following is tough to say for me...

Unfortunately, I found Initial D Fifth Stage to be the worst stage so far, and by a fairly large margin, as I very much enjoyed stages 1-3 (Fourth Stage, not so much but still enjoyed too). Most of the battles in Fifth Stage except for maybe one (most of you will probably know which one I'm referring to if you've seen the season) were pretty uninteresting and predictable, though there were some little moments ...

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