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Manga 'Initial D' to Have New TV Series and Movie Anime Adaptation

by symbv
Jul 21, 2013 8:52 PM | 28 Comments
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/

Source: AnimeAnime

Initial D Final Stage & Initial D Final Stage Movie on MAL

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symbv said:
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.

Nov 10, 2013 3:41 PM by Aerostar

Nov 6, 2013 8:14 AM by symbv

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.

Oct 22, 2013 6:23 AM by sauveterre

TerrorH3ctor said:

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.

Oct 6, 2013 3:56 AM by ToG25thBaam

Well thats good to hear since i was disappointed how Fifth Stage turned out to be.

Jul 22, 2013 10:04 PM by xDoN904

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

But YES. MORE ANIMATION TO COME! \o/

Jul 22, 2013 7:18 PM by tsukiko_prpr

Called it lol.

Jul 22, 2013 6:07 PM by nightfall_surge

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 5:30 PM by j0x

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.

Jul 22, 2013 4:42 PM by Mirorin

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 2:51 PM by TerrorH3ctor

Should get down to reading the manga soon. Where does the 4th season stop?

Jul 22, 2013 2:28 PM by sushiisawesome

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 8:53 AM by Mr_Gutts

I hope they wrap up the series well, seems weirdvto have a tv series for one match.

Jul 22, 2013 7:29 AM by IntroverTurtle

Good thing I didn't watch Fifth Stage yet.

Jul 22, 2013 6:03 AM by NiN10d0h

HELL YES!!!

Jul 22, 2013 6:02 AM by ainky

Awesome

Jul 22, 2013 5:06 AM by Aerostar

Nice

Jul 22, 2013 4:46 AM by Ooguro

Awesome news, hope they can end this on a good note.

Jul 22, 2013 3:34 AM by SensouNoKami

Cool beans

Jul 22, 2013 3:24 AM by Stark700

Great news!

Jul 22, 2013 3:01 AM by Kazeshini

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