Initial D Fourth Stage

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Synonyms: Initial D 4th Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D FOURTH STAGE
Spanish: Initial D: Supera el Límite de Velocidad Temporada 4
French: Initial D 4ème-Etape
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2004 to Feb 18, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: OB Planning, Studio Jack
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.171 (scored by 107261107,261 users)
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Ranked: #4222
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Popularity: #1271
Members: 190,095
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Takumi Fujiwara finally joins Ryousuke and Keisuke Takahashi to create "Project D." Their goal is twofold: Ryousuke wants to develop his "High-Speed Street Racing Theory," while Keisuke and Takumi aim at improving their driving skills by facing powerful opponents on dangerous roads. The idea of Project D is to challenge street racing teams from other prefectures to improve both their uphill and downhill records. In order to attract the attention of the best racing teams, Ryousuke creates a dedicated website to announce the future battles of Project D and post the team's results.

The fourth season of Initial D details the hardships and successes of the members of Project D as they try to become the best street racing team outside of Gunma Prefecture.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Kimura, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)

Episode Videos


Oct 12, 2008
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 ...
Jul 7, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 29, 2022

(I'm about to spoil the formula for the entire season, avert your eyes. Or don't, you can also guess it for yourself after the first 10 mins of the first episode anyway.)

This is quite possibly one of the worst things I've ever seen in my ENTIRE life. This entire anime can be summed up to this:

People talking to themselves in cars,


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