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Initial D Second Stage


Alternative Titles

English: Initial D Second Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D SECOND STAGE

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 1999 to Jan 21, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: OB Planning, Fuji TV
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 29,840 users)
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Ranked: #3972
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Popularity: #1215
Members: 45,498
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Following his victory over RedSuns leader Ryosuke Takahashi, AE86 driver Takumi Fujiwara is challenged by the Lancer EVO-based "Emperor," a group known for taking decals of racing teams they defeat, cutting them up and placing them on their cars like a fighter plane kill board. Takumi's undefeated streak is on the line as his AE86 is virtually no match against the more powerful and more agile four-wheel-drive EVOs of the Emperor team.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujiwara, Takumi
Fujiwara, Takumi
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Fujiwara, Bunta
Fujiwara, Bunta
Supporting
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Supporting
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Takahashi, Keisuke
Takahashi, Keisuke
Supporting
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu

Staff

Masaki, Shinichi
Masaki, Shinichi
Director, Storyboard
Vale, Eric
Vale, Eric
Script
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Storyboard
m.o.v.e
m.o.v.e
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Blazin' Beat" by Move

Edit Ending Theme

"Kimi ga Iru" by Galla




More reviewsReviews

ParaParaJMo
Oct 11, 2008
Though this series is much shorter than the previous season, it does cover a lot of ground. What I really liked about 2nd Stage is that it focuses more on character development and the relationships of the characters. Specifically the main ones like Itsuki and Takumi. Iketani and Kenji are still around, but they play their uses, but they aren’t really that central or given the same screen time like in season 1. You get to see more of how emotional and passionate Takumi can really be at times, and I like how Itsuki is not just really a comic relief character and has his read more
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Groupanimenight
Jul 26, 2015
Tadgh: This series was always one I never thought I'd like. We draw our anime from a list out of a hat, so when the first Initial D came up I was skeptical. After the first series, I couldn't wait for more. Sad part is, we draw our anime out of a hat, so I had to wait. I was stoked when this series came up and it didn't disappoint. The characters were really fleshed out here and everyone seemed to grow. The races are still exciting. The others in my group might disagree, but I really like the CG cars. Everything about this anime read more
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RychesShadows
Sep 6, 2016
As a dive further and further into this series. I see how truly underrated this is in terms of people seeing this. It deserves more credit than its ever got. Sometimes we don't need superpowers, complicated plot or complex areas to make a good series. This series so far has proved to me you need a good character base and exciting moments.

Story : 8/10 -

The story once again follows Vin Dis- Takumi as he keeps diving further and further into street racing. Now to give more of a basis than the review I did on the First Stage (insert plug here) im gonna dive read more
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apatch3
Feb 14, 2012
I'll be honest with you guys, I really enjoyed the second stage, much more so than its predecessor. With only 13 eps to spare the series wastes no time, almost everything that is said or done adds to the story or develops the characters significantly, it was this that kept me glued to the screen as I watched it. The first stage was much more spaced out there was a lot more needless comic relief.

Itsuki from stage 1 annoyed me, he was brash, loud, irritating and a failure as a human being, it was frustrating that he didn't develop at all - but the during read more
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