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Initial D Third Stage

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D THIRD STAGE


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


Score: 7.981 (scored by 28,046 users)
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Ranked: #5502
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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
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Fujiwara, Bunta
Fujiwara, Bunta
Ishizuka, Unshou
Ishizuka, Unshou
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito
Takahashi, Keisuke
Takahashi, Keisuke
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu


Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Vale, Eric
Vale, Eric
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

Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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
Feb 8, 2017
Cinefil_original (All reviews)
Intro: I will keep this review short, since it was a movie.

Story: 7/10
The story continues from where Second Stage ended.
I did not like how much attention Mogi received nor the Celica race in the snow, it is just so cliched.
On the other hand, I am glad Mogi is leaving for Tokyo, there will be less drama. I do not mind if Takumi ends up forming a couple with Mogi in the next seasons since Mogi truly loves him.

Characters: 8/10
The characters are fine but I hoped for more. There is quiet a lot of development regarding Mogi and Takumi.

Animation: 8/10
The animation is fluid but read more
Jul 2, 2009
naganje (All reviews)
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
Feb 28, 2016
Groupanimenight (All reviews)
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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