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May 20, 2014 1:33 PM

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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.
May 21, 2014 4:28 AM

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I am glad that they got an anime also for the final story arc.
May 23, 2014 10:27 PM

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

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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
May 26, 2014 8:29 AM

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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.

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May 26, 2014 10:37 AM

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I also thought that final stage was a movie
checked on wiki, it says final stage has 4 episodes, 2 per month
May 26, 2014 12:39 PM

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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
May 26, 2014 5:46 PM

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Naw, there's a TV series and another movie.

Is Takumi going to lose? So many ominous signs.

blazerx46 said:
I also thought that final stage was a movie
checked on wiki, it says final stage has 4 episodes, 2 per month

Why'd I click that. Complete spoilers about who wins (and even HOW). =.="
May 26, 2014 6:45 PM
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Wait what?! I never heard of Initial D getting a Final Stage on the Spring line-up?
May 27, 2014 6:42 AM
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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

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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.
May 29, 2014 11:15 AM
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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

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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
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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

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Awesome first episode! That OST with m.o.v.e <33333333!
Dec 18, 2014 11:49 AM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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....
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May 23, 2016 11:51 PM

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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

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Ha, Shinji is like a mini Takumi but wimpier.
Nov 12, 2016 9:05 AM
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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, 2017 12:28 PM

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i thought i was trippin but in that flashback Shinjis mom looks exactly like takumi with a ponytail :D
Dec 8, 2017 7:45 PM

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A character that popped out of nowhere then the side giving out background for it is just poor writing, much worse with that personality. Never once i see someone able to compete with such, guess it only happens in anime.

Just look forward to his battle with his dad if there is, no one else is a real challenge beside him now.
Feb 18, 9:43 AM

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Picking up right where 5 left off. Obviously this race will last 4 episodes.

Shinji isn't even trying. While Takumi is slower in corners for the first time.

Should be exciting.
Sep 17, 9:11 AM

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I just love how Keisuke surpassed the physical limits of his car, made a miracle happen, and won with the power of love, just like you would expect from a "seinen" anime. :)

Oh, and Takumi is facing the "hardest race of his life" for the tenth time in a row, if only he were a genius that has been driving for a really long time like his opponent... Oh, wait, he is. I can't wait for all of the side commentaries that are still going to be made during the race, the amount we got just in this episode clearly wasn't enough. :)