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

by tsubasalover
Feb 4, 2014 4:21 AM | 25 Comments
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 Movie: Legend 1 - Kakusei, will be released on August 23, 2014 and will focus on a battle against the Takahashi brothers.

The movie and a new TV series were announced last July. The TV series, titled Initial D Final Stage, focuses on the final battle in the manga, and the new movie was announced to be a retelling of the past series.

Director: Masamitsu Hidaka
Script: Mayuri Sekijima
Music: Hasho Dobashi

Source: Cinema Today, Natalie, Anime! Anime!

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Feb 5, 2014 11:46 AM by Jeav

Is that live action movie..??
If does, I hope they didn't use CGI for the movie...

Feb 5, 2014 11:45 AM by ernietheracefan

malvarez1 said:
So this might be a reboot? Eh.

It's not a reboot. It's probably just a recap featuring the most important events to prepare us for the Final Stage (and milk some more money).

Feb 4, 2014 11:05 PM by ZetaZaku

Initial D is a mainstream anime so it makes sense they want to make more movies, i mean who doesn't love cars & driff?

Feb 4, 2014 9:22 PM by AndroidJacket

So this might be a reboot? Eh.

Feb 4, 2014 9:05 PM by malvarez1

You can never have too much Initial D recaps

Feb 4, 2014 8:29 PM by zaronin

None of the anime will 'expand' on the manga. It's over.

Feb 4, 2014 7:06 PM by no-thanks

So a final tv series and 3 movies eh? But the movies are recaps? Screw that, I want more Initial D, not another retread. And hopefully Final Stage expands on the ending of the manga, cause it's kinda shit.

Feb 4, 2014 4:20 PM by Motherurck

Feb 4, 2014 11:25 AM by icantfeelmyarms

wtf lol I want a Final 26 ep season plz!!!

Feb 4, 2014 10:39 AM by rafi160

so basically its just a summary that's it. Lot of anime are doing that nowadays instead of doing an origanial movie.

Feb 4, 2014 10:37 AM by Mr_Gutts

More initial d is good ^_^ recap or not I'll still watch it

Feb 4, 2014 8:55 AM by Georgiet

While I usually shy away from recap movies, I believe this could work. The first season started in 98, the art could definitely do with an upgrade. Hopefully it will be like everyone else is saying, two movies for recap and the last for Final Stage.

Feb 4, 2014 8:25 AM by IntroverTurtle

As long as it's not too rushed, I don't mind. Otherwise, I'll be optimistic about this trilogy.

Feb 4, 2014 8:03 AM by Stark700

I usually don't care for remake/summary movies but for this I don't mind if its rushed as long as I get to see them races and Hachiroku in HD.

Feb 4, 2014 6:39 AM by Aozure

YAY! More Initial D is always welcome!

Feb 4, 2014 6:36 AM by MaceTheDon

I'm editing the first post. I hope it does not confuse people. Thank you for your help, ZetaZaku.

Feb 4, 2014 6:31 AM by tsubasalover

ZetaZaku said:
Are you sure that the movies are going to be Initial D Final Stage? Other sources mention that they are actually a retelling of the story. I haven't read the manga, but " The movie will be focusing on a battle against Takahashi brothers." sounds like a summary of Stage 1.

I'd be inclined to believe that the first two films will focus on some of the major battles and plot points, while the third film is Final Stage. There isn't enough content left for Final Stage to be its own series (maybe a set of OVAs would work, see the spoiler), so it would make sense if it's one of those films.

Feb 4, 2014 5:56 AM by no-thanks

Doaj said:
Hmm. If Final Stage is being separated into three movies, then fuck yes. Super excited. But if they're gonna sum up six stages in three movies, that's bullshit. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

I'd say the first two movies are a summary of the first five stages, and the third one is Final Stage. There's not really enough material left for a TV series, neither for a movie trilogy. It's either the third movie, or they'll announce another movie/OVA after the third movie.

Feb 4, 2014 5:43 AM by ZetaZaku

Doaj said:
But if they're gonna sum up six stages in three movies, that's bullshit.

Have to agree, man. What's the point of that? -.-

Feb 4, 2014 5:40 AM by ToG25thBaam

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