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Initial D Third Stage


Alternative Titles

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D THIRD STAGE

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2001
Producers: OB Planning
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 25,695 users)
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Ranked: #5492
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Popularity: #1365
Members: 39,301
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Synopsis

Shortly after graduating from high school, Takumi is approached by RedSuns leader Ryosuke Takahashi and offered to join him in forming a professional racing team. Before coming up with an answer to the proposal, Takumi seeks retribution by issuing a rematch to Emperor leader Kyouichi Sudou, who previously defeated him due to an engine failure. He is also challenged by Kai Kogashiwa, a second-generation street racer whose father was once a fierce rival of Takumi's father Bunta.

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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

Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Vale, Eric
Vale, Eric
Script
m.o.v.e
m.o.v.e
Theme Song Performance
McDonald, Joel
McDonald, Joel
ADR Director


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"Gamble Rumble" by Move

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"Jirenma" by Every Little Thing




More reviewsReviews

ParaParaJMo
Oct 11, 2008
The movie has a considerable amount of material to deal with and it does an excellent job of covering it. It transitions smoothly and takes one thing at a time and it’s well paced. Unfortunately, characters such as Itsuki, Iketani, and Keisuke are mostly in the back seat for all the right reasons, but still have presence. You finally get to see Takumi develop as a true well rounded racer and his other qualities also begin to develop in this movie as well. Not much else to say, but I say viewing the first 2 installments are a necessity since the movie is a continuation read more
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naganje
Jul 2, 2009
Not as good as the series, but it answers all the question left to be answered, which were carried on from seasons one and two.

The story told is about Takumi's effort to tie all the loose ends from the past two series. So, we've got races, development of his craving for becoming the best driver and an emotional part involving Mogi.

Most of the races are as good as always, but there is one which due to the nature of the rival becomes even more interesting. From this race we will also hear some more of Bunta's story which is a very good thing.

Although Christmas and read more
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Groupanimenight
Feb 28, 2016
Laohoam: This was a great add on to the series, the fact that they summarized then continued right were they left off was great. the story continued to develop tac as a racer and how he had to overcome all the challenges in his life to move on. Way to hit lvl 4 tac ... way to go.

Rasnaph: Fantastic, exciting, and this whole franchise has drifted its way into one of my favorites.

DrRDash: I jumped for joy when we drew this one out of the hat, so we all watched this and honestly we all didnt make a peep we just got read more
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RychesShadows
Sep 21, 2016
The 3rd stage of Initial D manages to wrap up some unanswered we had from Stage 1 and Stage 2 , while overall keeping a good interesting pace and spotlight on the characters.
Instead of my previous reviews for the series so far Im not going to split everything with headers for the specific elements im just going to mix parts in.

The story covers alot of plot points throughout and manages to actually cover everything throughout well. Cause this is a sequel I don't think I can say too much from this point on without spoiling anything in terms of story. The story manages to introduce read more
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