Initial D Fourth Stage
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Alternative Titles

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

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Score: 8.181 (scored by 5498254,982 users)
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Ranked: #3322
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Popularity: #1236
Members: 96,535
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Synopsis

Takumi Fujiwara and brothers Keisuke and Ryousuke Takahashi have formed "Project D," a racing team aimed at bringing their driving skills to their full potential outside their prefecture. Using the internet, Project D issues challenges to other racing teams and posts results of their races. Managed by Ryousuke, the team has Takumi engaging in downhill battles with his AE86, while Keisuke challenges opponents uphill. Among their rivals are the Seven-Star Leaf (SSR) and Todo-juku.

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Staff

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


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

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



More reviewsReviews

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
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
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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