Initial D Second Stage

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D SECOND STAGE
English: Initial D Second Stage
Spanish: Initial D: Supera el Límite de Velocidad Temporada 2
French: Initial D Stage 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 1999 to Jan 21, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: OB Planning, Fuji TV
Licensors: Funimation, Tokyopop
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: CarsCars
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 102538102,538 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4032
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Popularity: #1096
Members: 167,582
Favorites: 783

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Synopsis

Accumulating an impressive series of victories with his AE86, Takumi Fujiwara has imposed himself as street racing's newest rising star. However, his newly found confidence of winning at his home turf of Mount Akina has been put in jeopardy by a new Emperor team exclusively using a car model favored by most professional racing pilots: the Mitsubishi four-wheel drive Lancer Evolutions—also known as Lan Evos. The Emperor team leader, Kyouichi Sudou, looks down on Takumi and regards him as an inferior pilot for driving an antique car that lacks the makings of a true modern race car. Kyouichi's elitist philosophy is also the reason why his team is only made of Lan Evo drivers.

Will Takumi be able to keep his perfect track record intact against the highly skilled and mechanically superior Emperor team, or does his hot streak end here?

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Staff

Masaki, Shinichi
Director, Storyboard
Vale, Eric
Script
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Storyboard
Kanbara, Toshiaki
Storyboard


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"Blazin' Beat" by Move
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Ending Theme

"Kimi ga Iru" by Galla



Feb 14, 2012
apatch3 (All reviews)
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
Oct 5, 2021
sleemo (All reviews)
Spoiling bits of the story, but not too important ones.



At first I thought Initial D was about racing, cars and kind of like a coming of age story featuring Takumi, but it's just so much more than that.

While Season 1 was a near perfect introduction to the whole story, Season 2 was a 100% perfect continuation to it.

And here are my reasons for that:

First of all, the antagonists:
They started off very weak with Iwakii Seiji who just was like any other antagonist.
Mean, kind off stubborn and overall a prejudging idiot.
Just the kind of antagonist you are supposed to hate.
Don't get me wrong here, I hate read more
Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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
Oct 4, 2011
Dae_Lhach (All reviews)
Second Stage was half as long as First Stage. Although it was shorter it still packed just as much a punch as the first stage did. The race scenes in this one were awesome! The artwork was much cleaner and flowed WAY SMOOTHER than the first. You can tell that the storytelling and character development was the main focus of Second Stage. Overall it is an excellent series and I would watch it again without a doubt. I kind of feel sorry for Itsuki though. Poor Guy can't catch a break with ANY WOMAN! haha 9 out of 10

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