Initial D
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Initial D

Alternative Titles

English: Initial D
Synonyms: Kashiramoji D
Japanese: 頭文字D


Type: Manga
Volumes: 48
Chapters: 724
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 1995 to Jul 29, 2013
Genres: ActionAction, CarsCars, DramaDrama, SportsSports, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Shigeno, Shuuichi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 52545,254 users)
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Ranked: #4672
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Popularity: #751
Members: 13,851
Favorites: 980
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Only the fearless survive in the white-hot world of street racing, as teams take on dangerous roads in the shadow of Mt. Akina. Behind the wheel of the mysterious "Ghost of Akina" is Takumi, on his way to becoming the greatest racer ever.

(Source: Tokyopop)


Initial D was partially published in English by Tokyopop, who published the first 33 volumes from May 21, 2002 to January 13, 2009.

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May 16, 2017
miyokR (All reviews)
Man Oh Man, this Manga, probably the best Iv'e read, if you're not a TRUE JDM, or Japanese car lover, turn away, because this anime is set in the 90s, when Touge racing was BIG.

Story; 10/10 It's generic, some teen who likes cars races to become the best in Japan, who started driving at a young age, and is a blood born racer.

Art; 10/10 Spot on! Cars have lots of detail and the characters look really nice and well drawn!

Character 6/10, it doesn't really progress throughout the anime, but I did give it the 6 points because the main character goes from a bloke who read more
Jun 16, 2020
sunk3rn (All reviews)
Initial D. Cars at their limits, drifting, dangerous mountain passes.
This manga starts off as a comedy/sports car manga, with jokes and being focused on characters and the story. My favorite parts are mostly in volumes 1-5. After that the manga focuses more on the sport in itself rather than the story, the cast becomes a stable roster with only oponents being exchanged every battle. That being said the art is like no other car manga and the battles are executed very well, but the story hops in the backseat and is along for the ride for the most part after the first fourth of the read more
Jun 23, 2020
stmwg01 (All reviews)
Quick take: If you like drifting or cars, this is a great Manga to read. Well drawn and easy to follow, the story tells of the infamous panda Trueno.

At the time I picked up this manga, the anime was only partially licensed in the states. I had finished watching the anime, but didn't know where the story would end. So I restarted the story with the manga.

If you always wondered why the panda Trueno was famous in pop culture, you'll find it here. There's a legend about the Trueno and InitialD tells that legend.

The story line is fantastic, you see the rise of a read more
Sep 1, 2012
Blueno-CP9 (All reviews)
Let me first start off by stating this. If you want to read a manga(or watch an anime) that has awesome real life racing elements, look no further than Initial D. This so far is a fantastic piece of work and gradually gets better the more you get into it. I remember reading 3 volumes a day because I could not get enough of the adrenaline pumpin' races. The suspense, racing strategies, and gorgeous artwork make this manga extremely hard to put down.

HOWEVER. This manga does have flaws that set it back from being a true racing masterpiece. Which I will divulge in this database read more

Recent News

'New Initial D Movie: Legend 2' Details Announced

'New Initial D Movie: Legend 2' Details Announced

Details for New Initial D Movie Legend 2 have been announced. The title will be Dokusou, and it will premiere on May 23, 2015. The BD of Legend I will be released more

'Initial D' Movie Announced to Be Part of a Trilogy

It was announced today with a new key visual on the relaunched official site that the new Initial D movie is the first of a trilogy. The first film, New Initial D more

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