New Initial D Movie: Legend 1 - Kakusei

Initial D Legend 1 Awakening

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English: Initial D Legend 1 Awakening
Synonyms: Shin Gekijouban Initial D: Legend 1 - Kakusei
Japanese: 新劇場版 頭文字[イニシャル]D Legend1 -覚醒-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2014
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, CarsCars, SeinenSeinen, SportsSports
Duration: 1 hr. 2 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 1262712,627 users)
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Ranked: #8982
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Popularity: #3367
Members: 26,141
Favorites: 55
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The first movie in a trilogy, focusing on the battle against the Takahashi brothers.


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Kawamura, Ryuuichi
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Shigeno, Shuuichi
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"never fear" by Ryuuichi Kawamura

Apr 15, 2015
Veronin (All reviews)
The anime industry sure likes to reuse content, huh?

Initial D's movie retelling- itself an adaptation of an adaptation- is not one that aims to reinvent the series it is based on. It is yet another sort of compilation movie, an inferior version of the TV series that came before. Does that mean the movie itself sucks? Not necessarily, though it is beyond any doubt a disappointment.

I'm not entirely sure why Initial D is being remade since 1998 isn't exactly what I would consider to be 'old'. I suppose it exists as a way for anime fans who detest anything from before the 2000's read more
Aug 23, 2014
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
This movie is a retelling of the first fifth of the original series, specifically the base rivalry between Takumi and Keisuke.

The pacing of this movie works for the way it is. Nothing feels to rushed but the specifics of Natsuki's story is more hidden this time. Other than that, fans of Initial D who have prior exposure know what to expect. As for the final race, if you play the arcade games, the pace of the race works in accurate conjunction to that so I can't really make an excuse it feels to rushed. I mean, most players can beat Akina in about read more
Jan 15, 2016
Superchu (All reviews)
When I heard Initial D was being remade, I was excited. Sure it was fixing something that wasn't really broken, but I knew the first stage had a few flaws. This movie improved on some points but completely missed the mark on others. As this is a remake of Initial D, I thought I would do a bit of old vs. new.

STORY- 5/10 DRAW: Initial D always represented a bit of a paradox in story terms to me. The plot remains simple and consistent throughout, but I could never really follow it. I know what happens, but it usually ends up becoming a big blur read more
Mar 6, 2015
D1N0M1NAT0R (All reviews)
So i watched this Anime, i already liked Initial D years ago. But what i can tell is, that the Producers try with this new Movie to find more Fans maybe some who never Watched it before because the graphics where absolutly bad in past. What i liked is that some Details changed, changed maybe in the better way.

The Characters changed a bit, but they see like they are more Mature. Also the drawing Style is super, thats why i think that Initial D will have new Fans. The old ones most of them probably will stay.

What i didnt like is that there read more

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