Initial D Fifth Stage
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Alternative Titles

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, CarsCars, SportsSports, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.101 (scored by 3938439,384 users)
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Ranked: #4102
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Popularity: #1562
Members: 77,502
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Synopsis

Taking place in the sacred land of street running Kanagawa, once more Takumi Fujiwara will show his driving skills in his now legendary Hachi-roku.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Hashimoto, Mitsuo
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
m.o.v.e
Theme Song Performance
CLUTCHO
Theme Song Performance


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

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



More reviewsReviews

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
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
Jun 22, 2016
TheFlowingStream (All reviews)
*Spoiler-Free for the entire Initial D seires* *Meant-to-be-short-but-fun review :P*
See, I am a fan of the Initial D series. So why have I given this one just a 7? It's not all bad depending on how you take it. You'll get what I mean:

(1) This stage is more dedicated to the development and growth of Keisuke. Since Takumi's unpredictable talent and dynamic races was what I loved, I felt a bit bored now and then. Not that Keisuke's races weren't interesting, they were all pretty good....but I guess you can't compare any other racers with Takumi. I did enjoy his character development. (Also Keisuke looked 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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