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Manga 'Initial D' to End This Month After Eighteen Years of Serialization

by symbv
Jul 18, 2013 11:57 AM | 88 Comments
According to an upcoming issue of Young Magazine, manga "Initial D" will end in issue 35 which will be released on July 29th. The manga started serialization in 1995 and has been running for 18 years. So far, 46 volumes of the manga have been published. The series was adapted into a TV anime in 1998. Since then, 5 seasons, 5 OVAs, 1 anime movie, and 1 live-action movie have been made. The fifth season completed broadcasting this May.

Source: Scan of Young Magazine via Amaebi Scan of Young Magazine via ANN

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Might be enough? I am curious about how it will end. :)

Aug 25, 2013 4:09 PM by Yaana

Yaana said:
IntroverTurtle said:
What the hell is he going to do with the ending. Will anything be cleared up.


I doubt the author would not make a proper ending after 18 years of work..
Well it's still in the last battle that the anime ended on and he's got like less than a month to wrap it up. So like 4 chapters to conclude everything.

Aug 20, 2013 1:04 PM by IntroverTurtle

IntroverTurtle said:
What the hell is he going to do with the ending. Will anything be cleared up.


I doubt the author would not make a proper ending after 18 years of work..

Aug 20, 2013 12:55 PM by Yaana

Thank god, another unneeded, overrated, simply bad manga ending!

Aug 19, 2013 10:18 AM by Dysoth

Personally, i just can't feel like it's really the ending it should have. I mean, yeah, it's been 18 years, it's had its glory days.. but as one of those who can't get access to the raw material and actually understand japanese, i feel it's sad there's only one group scanlating this series, and even more, that their translations are a bit crappy (no offense though, I appreciate Wek Manga's work, but some of the latest chapters felt odd when reading. Club Carisma translations were way better)

Also, am I the only one that noticed each chapter is only 9 pages long? Ever since I noticed this drop in the page ammount i feared it was close to being canceled for lack of sell/popularity. Also it was a pain to wait for each chapter and have only 9 pages of it.. Even the last race Keisuke was in was boring to read, maybe in a volume it would feel that way, but the chapter alone felt like a waste of the few precious pages it got.

I honestly can't feel satisfied with this kind of ending for such a great series, also i've heard this week's chapter was the last? Keisuke's race was a painful 20 chapters or so long, and Takumi only gets one? I really hope i'm mistaken and it's just Wek manga being behind with the releases.. EDIT: Yeah, it seems WekManga has just started volume 46, that's a relief for me.

Jul 31, 2013 6:50 AM by faku1810

symbv said:
The biggest find in the last chapter



ow! *_*

Jul 30, 2013 10:00 PM by Shibunari

The biggest find in the last chapter

Jul 29, 2013 7:24 AM by symbv

First gantz now initial d mangas have reached their time to end

Jul 21, 2013 8:00 PM by Nameless__Hero

So many mangas are ending this year alright :S

Jul 21, 2013 7:50 PM by Estherella

Initial D movie confirmed to premiere in the summer of 2014


Source: This post on twitter
https://twitter.com/initialD_PR/statuses/359116643730866176

Movie's official site:
http://initiald-movie.com/

Jul 21, 2013 7:22 PM by VanishingKira

Pessoa said:
Nidhoeggr said:
No more running in the 90s...

One Piece, since 1997

I think you completely missed the point.

Jul 20, 2013 7:13 AM by rederoin

Nidhoeggr said:
No more running in the 90s...

One Piece, since 1997

Jul 20, 2013 5:49 AM by Pessoa

Time to read more :c, only 7 volumes in :D

Jul 19, 2013 9:40 PM by rpn101

What the hell is he going to do with the ending. Will anything be cleared up.

Jul 19, 2013 8:06 PM by IntroverTurtle

icantfeelmyarms said:
Only 46 volumes in 18 years? Slow-ass publishing.

It has 719 chapters, you know.

Jul 19, 2013 6:41 PM by rederoin

icantfeelmyarms said:
Only 46 volumes in 18 years? Slow-ass publishing.


That's about 1 volume every 4.5 months. Far from slow.

Jul 19, 2013 1:48 PM by kuuderes_shadow

SazKosh said:
Will we finally be able to learn the meaning of "D" in project D?

I always thought it was Project Drive.

Jul 19, 2013 1:30 PM by NiN10d0h

Zhou said:
Another one bites the dust.

I've read that the story was heading towards the end but still, it's unbelievable how many long running manga are ending this year/have already ended.


But Berserk will still continue!

Jul 19, 2013 10:52 AM by JCDRANZER

Damn there is so much manga ending in this year O_o

While not a fan, 18 years is impressive I must say.

Jul 19, 2013 7:09 AM by arena149

manga ending year

Jul 19, 2013 5:56 AM by edwd2

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