Initial D Fifth Stage

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Japanese: 頭文字 D Fifth Stage


Information

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

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Score: 8.081 (scored by 6371063,710 users)
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Ranked: #4712
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Popularity: #1492
Members: 120,526
Favorites: 614

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Synopsis

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


Staff

Hashimoto, Mitsuo
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Kodera, Katsuyuki
Storyboard
m.o.v.e
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Ending Theme

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



Jan 21, 2017
JCLogan (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 30, 2022
KruppPanzerIV-J (All reviews)
(Minor Spoilers, probably doesn't matter though if you watched the fourth stage)
With me re-watching Inital D Fifth Stage for the forth time I concluded how much worse this show has gotten between seasons, with much unneeded romance, and decrease in quality of development between high octane shots of movement from inside the cabin of Takumi's Toyota 86 Corolla Trueno and the RX7 FD Twin Turbo that Keisuke has. Many moments feel like repeats of previous races with no real changes, like none of Project D having any losses throughout EVERY race, which makes the characters feel like they do not learn everything they would need read more
Jul 24, 2014
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 24, 2020
cameronrb24 (All reviews)
Fifth stage is another low point of the series. The races and their outcomes were some of Initial D's the least interesting ever. There's hardly any racing anymore, it's this pull away style that generally concludes with someone making a mistake and/or spinning out. The drama was hard to take serious, particularly Ryosuke's arc. This tragic romantic aspect of him felt forced, out of place, and out of character. Takumi's friend's continue to undevelop as characters. Their hardly even his cheerleaders anymore; they're just dudes who work at a gas station and wallow in their singleness. Natsuki is non-existent at this point; they just introduce read more

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