Initial D Third Stage

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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
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, CarsCars, SportsSports, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.901 (scored by 6327963,279 users)
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Ranked: #6572
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Popularity: #1280
Members: 101,349
Favorites: 401
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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


Staff

Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Vale, Eric
Script
m.o.v.e
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Shigeno, Shuuichi
Original Creator


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Opening Theme

"Gamble Rumble" by Move
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Ending Theme

"Jirenma" by Every Little Thing



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
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
Aug 1, 2020
stmwg01 (All reviews)
Quick take: Third Stage is a turning point in the series. It ends the story of Takumi journey to discover his joy of racing and starts the journey of ProjectD. There is a lot of material to “tie-up” and the movie does a really nice job doing so. There are several smaller plot lines within the movie and they all feel coherent and well scripted. I would say the manga and anime are similar in quality. Rewatch value: medium, much like the other two stages, the bigger plot points are very memorable but the details are a bit fuzzy.

Third Stage involves a few read more
Apr 4, 2017
TheIceDragon (All reviews)
IMO This anime had great potential, but imo it needs a graphics / art overhaul. Comparing this anime to some of the old animes like DBZ or Naruto which continued to improve their art overtime, you can see it. Whereas Initial D's art becomes stale as I felt the artist got lazy and decided not to improve on the overall graphic quality of the manga / anime. The original is a good standard to set, but comparing it to today's anime / art, it's just not appealing and won't cut it.

Story Telling: 7/10

The story telling is amazing. The plot pace moves along well when it read more

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