Initial D Extra Stage

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Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D EXTRA STAGE


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 22, 2001
Producers: OB Planning, Fuji TV
Licensors: Funimation, Tokyopop
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.311 (scored by 2580125,801 users)
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Ranked: #24642
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Popularity: #2793
Members: 45,721
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Extra Stage - Act 1
The "Emperor"—a racing group consisting of several Mitsubishi Lancer EVO drivers—has defeated every racing team they have come across in Gunma Prefecture. Now, they set their eyes on conquering Mount Usui and the legendary Impact Blue racing duo, who hold the record for the Usui Pass. In her blue Nissan SilEighty, Mako Satou and her navigator Sayuki rise to the challenge to defend their title. However, Mako's recent woes begin to affect her concentration. Sensing that her rhythm is off, Sayuki helps her out, but will she be able to resolve it before the decisive race?

Extra Stage - Act 2
Sayuki thinks Mako's life could improve if she had a boyfriend and sets her up with her "perfect match"—Miyahara from the Myogi NightKids. Though the relationship starts smoothly, Mako's past relationship haunts her once more. Faced with the possibility of giving up street racing entirely, Mako will have to choose between love and her dream of being a professional racer.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Initial D Extra Stage was bundled with the DVD release of Initial D Second Stage and Initial D Third Stage, published by Funimation Entertainment on November 8, 2011.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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Kakazu, Yumi
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Opening Theme

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"Get It Alright" by Chilu

Ending Theme

"Next" by Michiko Neya & Yumi Kakazu

Jul 2, 2010
AuronSurmount (All reviews)
I came into this OVA with high hopes and expectations. I am going to be straight forward with this one, instead of the way I did my other reviews with Stages 1 & 2 of Initial D. This OVA was pretty terrible. I have seen mixed reviews on this OVA, but I will explain my reason for giving it such a bad rating.

First i noticed some differences between the first two stages and this one. The Dialogue, more specifically in the flashbacks, isn't the same. Also some events happened differently also. For example: When Zak faced Lan-Evo and crashed his car into the wall, his read more
Jun 27, 2009
naganje (All reviews)
I thought that Initial D without Fujiwara Takumi and his fearsome Hachi-Roku would simply not work out at all, but I was proven just the opposite.

I found the story very good, although it was quite different from Initial D has offered so far. What's more, it was a very pleseant feeling to see one of the minor characters play the lead guitar.

The first episode of the Extra Stage was especially pleasing since it was another race I have become used to throughout the series. It was also very interesting to see the members of the Night Kids in a better light.

The second episode was more read more
Jun 30, 2012
HybridMedia (All reviews)
It’s basically a spin-off that features Impact Blue, the female racers that Takumi encountered before in the 1st stage. The story deals with the dynamic of Mako & Sayuki, rather than the usual main cast (although they do appear in the OVA sans Takumi) facing a challenge with one of the racers of Team Emperor, who were the challengers from 2nd Stage and at the time was reigning over the Myogi Night Kids, while Mako is dealing with the breakup between her and Iketani.

This is a…….alright edition to the story. I don’t know how it will affect the later editions but it is good to read more
Feb 8, 2019
Rinar (All reviews)
I tried to be vague while writing my review but final paragraph is spoiler-ish.

This is not super bad but it's still pretty bad. I'm alright with a side story featuring a different main character, I'm also alright if it's more about the characters than the racing. The issue is that the OVA feel like it's fan fiction, it doesn't have much of a goal in mind, character interaction is pretty bad and the dialogues are flat. It adds nothing to the story aside from explaining a little bit what the "project" mentioned at the end of Second Stage is about.

For some reason, they added some read more

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