Forum SettingsEpisode Information
Forums
Poll: Initial D Final Stage Episode 1 Discussion


#1
May 20, 2014 1:33 PM
News Team
Offline
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 97618
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
----------------------------------------
And right away, the episode blasts off in full throttle. Great OST imo this episode. Anyways, I'm looking forward to how this race will progress. Takumi mind of just found his biggest challenge yet.
 
#2
May 21, 2014 4:28 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 572
I am glad that they got an anime also for the final story arc.
 
#3
May 23, 2014 10:27 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 37
hey would anyone be able to tell me when a subbed version will be available? thanks
 
#4
May 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Offline
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 5
Just hit on Initial D World, waiting on Act 2 right now.
 
#5
May 26, 2014 1:49 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 58
interesting. i have a feeling that shinji and takumi are related somehow. shinji's mother looks exactly like takumi. i think shinji's late father was bunta..
Modified by isaychris, May 26, 2014 1:52 AM
 
#6
May 26, 2014 8:29 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 952
What a nice surprise since I was expecting this to be a movie. Well I'm glad I can finally see this last match now. I'm curious on how long it will run for though.

Sent with Mal Updater
 
#7
May 26, 2014 10:37 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 122
Well
I also thought that final stage was a movie
checked on wiki, it says final stage has 4 episodes, 2 per month
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Initial_D_episodes#Initial_D:_Final_Stage_.282014.29
 
#8
May 26, 2014 12:39 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 2095
weird I also thought the Final Stage is suppose to be a movie.... Uh Fans waited years for this lol they could've just gave us a season
 
#9
May 26, 2014 5:46 PM
La Completionist

Offline
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4259
Naw, there's a TV series and another movie.

Is Takumi going to lose? So many ominous signs.

blazerx46 said:
Well
I also thought that final stage was a movie
checked on wiki, it says final stage has 4 episodes, 2 per month
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Initial_D_episodes#Initial_D:_Final_Stage_.282014.29


Why'd I click that. Complete spoilers about who wins (and even HOW). =.="
 
May 26, 2014 6:45 PM
Offline
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 49
Wait what?! I never heard of Initial D getting a Final Stage on the Spring line-up?
[url=http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Eucliwood_kun&sclick=1]
 
May 27, 2014 6:42 AM
Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 14
Soooo boring it was like 15 min of shinji's life, they just could've said that he estarted driven young and thats it.
 
May 27, 2014 7:41 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 782
Wait what?! It started airing already? I wasn't informed! Seriously, I didn't know that the Final Stage will air this month. I thought it will air after the trilogy movies.
[center]
 
May 29, 2014 11:15 AM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 3
Been waiting a long time for this!

First was so so, roll on the end of next month to see the end!
I wonder what would happen if tentacles were involved...
 
Jun 7, 2014 5:03 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2537
Great. Last soundtrack from m.o.v.e to add for my pleasure.
Modified by Benphyre, Jun 7, 2014 5:31 PM
Stay in yesterday 時を止めて
 
Jun 28, 2014 5:54 PM
Online
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 32170
Shiniji is using a none braking technique or little braking as possible and just depends on the steering skills more
 
Sep 1, 2014 1:54 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3000
Awesome first episode! That OST with m.o.v.e <33333333!
 
Dec 18, 2014 11:49 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 646
Sure, Shinji might be Takumi's strongest opponent..
But I just can't get into this guy. He seems so run of the mill.
Only thing he has going for him is that he grew up on that course.
 
Mar 12, 2015 5:40 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 299
Hmm so Shinji is basically Takumi 2.0. Being a home course specialist with a lot of raw talent who picked up at driving at a very young age.
 
Apr 16, 2015 6:54 PM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 4755
She let the kid drive while he was still in elementary? What the hell is wrong with this lady >_>
 
May 29, 2015 5:43 PM

Online
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1171
This was a very non-convincing explanation for Shinji's level... It didn't hit the mark at all, as to why he's supposed to be that talented. Not realistacally at least. Sad debut for a final.
 
Nov 5, 2015 5:30 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1491
The animation and OST is already way better than the last season. Really glad to see the quality picked up for these last few episodes!!

I agree with others commenting on Shinji's skills being a bit unbelievable. His mom seems irresponsible and not aware of the danger she put her son in, way more so than Takumi's father.

Gmancam said:
Hmm so Shinji is basically Takumi 2.0. Being a home course specialist with a lot of raw talent who picked up at driving at a very young age.


Yeah I guess it's supposed to be Takumi v Takumi 2.0....
♥♥ American in Tokyo with a love of anime & food ♥♥
5000+ followers ◼︎ Follow me on Instagram for Japanese food culture & language facts ◼︎
550+ anime watched ◼︎ Follow my love for anime here on MAL ◼︎
1500+ restaurant reviews in Tokyo ◼︎ Follow my food adventures in Tokyo on SynchroLife ◼︎
 
May 23, 2016 11:51 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 22909
Oh boy this is going to be the most intense episode ever! Really interesting development, and I'm definitly looking forward to see how this race will finish!
 
Nov 10, 2016 1:44 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2579
Ha, Shinji is like a mini Takumi but wimpier.
 
Nov 12, 2016 9:05 AM
Offline
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1393
Idk why I just dislike every character named Shinji. Why do they all have to be wimpy and shit? Also he seems to be autistic with the high IQ but bad grades so that probably explains why he acts that way.

I feel kida sad that this season only has 4 episodes. I was expecting a Takumi vs Keisuke rematch at the end of this franchise with epic eurobeats playing.
 
Oct 11, 12:28 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2550
i thought i was trippin but in that flashback Shinjis mom looks exactly like takumi with a ponytail :D