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Jul 21, 2013 8:52 PM
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It was announced that manga "Initial D" will have a final TV anime season and an anime movie adaptation. The TV series will be named "Final Stage" and it will cover the Kanagawa match. This final battle in the Kanto Region pits Fujiwara Takumi against Inui Shinji, who will also drive an Toyota AE86 like Fujiwara. The broadcast schedule is not yet known; however, the new movie is due for theater release in Summer 2014.

Initial D has been running for 18 years in Shuukan Young Magazine and was previously announced to end this month. Since 1995, 46 volumes of the manga have been published. Including the first TV anime adaptation in 1998, 5 seasons, 5 OVAs, 1 anime movie, and 1 live-action movie have also been made. The fifth season completed broadcasting this May.

Official TV anime website: http://mv.avex.jp/initial/initial.html
Official anime movie website: http://initiald-movie.com/

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Initial D Final Stage & Initial D Final Stage Movie on MAL
NaruleachFeb 4, 2014 8:05 PM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
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Jul 21, 2013 9:03 PM
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Man! I wish all long running manga and light novel series could get complete anime coverage like Initial D! (I'm looking at you, Ah! My Goddess!, Full Metal Panic!, and Spice and Wolf...)
Jul 21, 2013 9:16 PM
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Ugh, another long and terrible wait to see the episodes though I bet. I really dislike the usual airing format for Initial D.
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Jul 21, 2013 9:24 PM
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zensunni said:
Man! I wish all long running manga and light novel series could get complete anime coverage like Initial D! (I'm looking at you, Ah! My Goddess!, Full Metal Panic!, and Spice and Wolf...)


I agree with this very fine person here.. If people read it and love the story why the hell would you want to make an anime adaptation of it and not follow the original story -.-
Jul 21, 2013 10:24 PM
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zensunni said:
Man! I wish all long running manga and light novel series could get complete anime coverage like Initial D! (I'm looking at you, Ah! My Goddess!, Full Metal Panic!, and Spice and Wolf...)


+1

And goddamn, 5 seasons, 5 OVA's, 1 anime movie, and 1 live-action movie... I never knew Initial D was nearly this popular.
Jul 21, 2013 10:46 PM
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I agree...If this one is ending and got new tv series, I hope other manga which have ended or are ending will have new tv series as well...
Jul 21, 2013 11:22 PM
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Damn, have to wait another year for the movie...
Jul 22, 2013 12:53 AM
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So the TV series might start later this year or early next year? YAY!

So the movie is original story? Or is the actual finale a movie?
Jul 22, 2013 2:42 AM
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Long wait but more Initial D is just awesome!

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Jul 22, 2013 3:01 AM

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Great news!
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Jul 22, 2013 3:34 AM

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Awesome news, hope they can end this on a good note.
Jul 22, 2013 4:46 AM

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Nice
Jul 22, 2013 5:06 AM
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Awesome
Jul 22, 2013 6:02 AM

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HELL YES!!!
Jul 22, 2013 6:03 AM
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Good thing I didn't watch Fifth Stage yet.
Jul 22, 2013 7:29 AM

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I hope they wrap up the series well, seems weirdvto have a tv series for one match.
Jul 22, 2013 8:53 AM

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Nice i'm a little sad tha that manga is ending but i'm also glad that we will gen to see Fujiwara Takumi and Inui Shinji's battle.
Jul 22, 2013 2:28 PM

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Should get down to reading the manga soon. Where does the 4th season stop?
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Jul 22, 2013 2:51 PM
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zensunni said:
Man! I wish all long running manga and light novel series could get complete anime coverage like Initial D! (I'm looking at you, Ah! My Goddess!, Full Metal Panic!, and Spice and Wolf...)


That would be awesome.

As for this news, good for the fans. However, after I TRIED to like it after 5 or 6 episodes, but it just wasn't for me. The races are nice, but the characters made it difficult for me to like it.
Jul 22, 2013 4:42 PM

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YES. I want to see that match!!

And I knew it. I saw that TV adaptation coming since it ended. I was right! :D

I wish it will be as good as 4th Stage though. I didn't like the new character designs and animation as much in 5th stage. But I doubt they'll change it back.
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zensunni said:
Man! I wish all long running manga and light novel series could get complete anime coverage like Initial D! (I'm looking at you, Ah! My Goddess!, Full Metal Panic!, and Spice and Wolf...)


its all about the sales, Initial D sold well enough to get a lot of seasons
Jul 22, 2013 7:18 PM

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I haven't read the manga, but I'm definitely interested to now.

But YES. MORE ANIMATION TO COME! \o/
Jul 22, 2013 10:04 PM

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Well thats good to hear since i was disappointed how Fifth Stage turned out to be.
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As for this news, good for the fans. However, after I TRIED to like it after 5 or 6 episodes, but it just wasn't for me. The races are nice, but the characters made it difficult for me to like it.

I highly recommend you to give it another chance someday. At first I dropped it after a few episodes, for the same reason as yours, but then a few years later I went back into it, and it's now one of my favorite.
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Sanguis said:
zensunni said:
Man! I wish all long running manga and light novel series could get complete anime coverage like Initial D! (I'm looking at you, Ah! My Goddess!, Full Metal Panic!, and Spice and Wolf...)


+1

And goddamn, 5 seasons, 5 OVA's, 1 anime movie, and 1 live-action movie... I never knew Initial D was nearly this popular.


You're kidding, right? It has one of the largest cult followings for any animanga series ever. Let's not even start with the craziness that is Arcade Stage.
Nov 6, 2013 8:14 AM

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PV for the movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
Nov 10, 2013 3:41 PM
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PV for the movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBUw9ZqZFMM

that looks awesome. the art looks different than how Initial D normally looks. i actually hope the last movie looks like that.
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