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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 6197861,978 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1238
Members: 109,760
Favorites: 917
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Synopsis

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.

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Staff

Tominaga, Tsuneo
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Vale, Eric
Script
Kimura, Hiroshi
Storyboard


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Opening Theme

#1: "Dogfight" by move (eps 01-10)
#2: "Noizy Tribe" by move (eps 11-24)
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Ending Theme

#1: "Blast My Desire" by move (eps 01-10)
#2: "Nobody reason ~ Noah no Hakobune" by move (eps 11-24)



Dec 4, 2019
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
After loving the first three stages of Initial D, I found myself getting a little bored with the fourth. At first I thought that I somehow grew tired of terrible CGI cars and Eurobeat. Thankfully, a certain moment of a certain race snapped me out of that. I didn’t get tired of Initial D, Initial D just became mediocre.

While a lot of what made Initial D great is still there, something went horribly wrong. Compared to before, there’s virtually no build-up for these races and any tension has evaporated as the rules for Project D are basically “Takumi and Keisuke win: read more
Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 30, 2007
ThatRanMan (All reviews)
Initial D Fourth Stage is the newest series in the long-running franchise. Fast-paced street racing, modified cars, and determined drivers all combine to create a series that has become one that is unique in it's style. Fourth Stage breathes in new art and an outstanding face lift to the series and guarantees to please fans of it's predecessors.

The story of Fourth Stage has come from the budding of Fujiwara Takumi's driving skill to the nationwide domination of Project D, a new race team established by Takahashi Ryouske. The story proceeds well from the small victories in various regions, to the eventual domination of the prefecture read more
Jul 7, 2012
HybridMedia (All reviews)
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 read more

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