Initial D Battle Stage

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Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D BATTLE STAGE


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 15, 2002
Producers: OB Planning, Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 52 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.581 (scored by 1878718,787 users)
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Ranked: #15172
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Popularity: #3541
Members: 38,749
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There are many street races in the Initial D Series. This OVA has no plot other than to collect all the street races into one stage. The dialog during the original races is left in.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Shigeno, Shuuichi
Original Creator
Tsuchiya, Keiichi
Animation Check
De Jorio, Maurizio
Inserted Song Performance
Koyama, Kenji
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Ending Theme

"Don't You Wanna Be Free" by Wain L


Jul 2, 2009
If you want to watch only the action packed part of Initial D and refresh your memory this is what you need to watch.

Basically there is no story. The whole 40 minutes is a simple copy and paste of all the races from the first three stages. Some of them seem to be out of order however which is kinda bothersome to say the least.

When it comes to art. The races have been remastered a bit to look better, but still the character animation, especially that of the first season looks pretty bad. I was acutally hoping that they would make the effort to remaster ...
Mar 30, 2009
Does exactly what is says on the tin, a compilation of all the races during the first 3 seasons of Initial D.

The earlier races in the season have benefitted from advances made in CGI and have been rerendered and look better then ever.

Theres also a nice (albeit short) race that was not featured in the anime but was in the manga, Keisuke vs Seiji.

Theres no story to speak off, basically it announces the 2 drivers and then shows the battle, then onto the next battle and so on.

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