Initial D Battle Stage 3

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English: Initial D Battle Stage 3
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2021
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: RacingRacing
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Initial D: Battle Stage 3 is the eleventh and final installment of the Initial D series. It features every race from Fifth Stage and Final Stage. Unlike the previous two battle stages, it does not feature any new battles, and doesn't feature any character dialogue.

(Source: Initial D Wiki)

Characters & Voice Actors


Rodgers, Dave
Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music

Ending Theme

"Take Me Higher 2020" by Dave Rodgers


Jun 9, 2022
The lack of dialogue is an interesting stylistic choice for Battle Stage 3, but also perhaps a practical one. After all, there is a lot of background story to some of the final races that would otherwise detract from the point of the battle stage OVAs - which is to focus on the races themselves. So I think it was a necessary decision to cut the dialogue entirely and approach this stage from a different angle.

In a way, it makes you feel more immersed in the race. You get to focus more on the spectacular animation of the cars and the soundtrack as the drivers ...
Mar 13, 2021
Mixed Feelings
What a disappointment, in previous battle stages characters had dialogue, but in this battle stage it reminds me of an AMV that would be uploaded on youtube, just cars driving and eurobeat playing.

On the topic of eurobeat the music is top notch, my eurobeat playlist is pleased. The sounds are also good from what I've experienced.

Back to the fact there is no voice acting, it really confuses alot of races and yes you are expected to have atleast watched fifth and final stage to watch battle stage 3 but it still leaves me confused on a few things that I have to now recap, luckily ...
Sep 24, 2023
Battle Stage 3 was really really bad actually...

I cannot believe such an atrocity ended the beloved Initial D series, though it is probably for the best.

Any Initial D outside of the main Stages are quite bad in my opinion.
Non-Canon events generally have no weightage to them.

People waited 7 years from Final Stage to Battle Stage... and for them to get this is frankly disappointing.

I am not even going to talk about the story, since some others talk about it. Why the story does not work? Well...

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