A few nights later, Takumi is seen racing against an orange as he races up the mountain on his morning delivery. This release undoes almost everything Tokyopop does wrong and improves on the original Japanese first season, too, with some improved art. The decision to use generic rock music rather than Eurobeat, the series' staple, is beyond disappointing-- it's actually baffling. At the race starts, Keisuke takes the lead, but Takumi's experienced driving skills allow him to catch up as the race goes on. Initial D: New Theatrical Edition is a 2014—2016 Japanese anime film series based on the manga series Initial D by Shuichi Shigeno. Whereas tracks like 'Heartbeat' or 'Don't Stop The Music' blasting would often make the entire race, here the songs merely accompany it.
What for me was bad is that the time was a little bit short. There's a lot of cool moments to satisfy both action and racing fans, but there's nothing to really make you care about the characters. This movie marks the 35th anniversary of Young Magazine Kodansha in which the original manga was serialized, making it a series of epic length. Released: Sunday 24th of August, 2014 Runtime: 62 mins Origin: Japan Genres: Companies: Shochiku Co. Whether it be Hellsing, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Fullmetal Alchemist, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Fate or one of numerous others, mostly, the new releases breath fresh life into older series and occasionally give a chance to right past wrongs.
The manga in 's in 1995, and Shigeno the manga last July. It's a nice change, since in the original series it was like Takumi just didn't give a damn about much of anything. As they approach the final corner, Takumi tries to overtake on the outside. Iketani's desperately asks Bunta to be his replacement, though Bunta declines, claiming that he is too old to be Iketani's replacement. It's always great when classic series receive new anime adaptations. Nothing feels to rushed but the specifics of Natsuki's story is more hidden this time. Here, Mogi is just eye-candy and Takumi a quiet badass.
Initial D was the music. But the fact is, it doesn't. It doesn't really impede the enjoyment, though, since the spectacle is still more than enough. Maybe people new to the series won't care all that much, but it's a bummer to see the Eurobeat gone. The plot remains simple and consistent throughout, but I could never really follow it. I say viewers with no familiarity will be more open minded to the changes and may enjoy it. Enraged, Takumi drives recklessly, even going as far as cutting corners and bumping guardrails.
His father was the top racer in the area and opened a little tofu shop at the top of Akina's mountain. Since its launch in 1995, the original manga ran for a massive 18 years, being collected in 48 volumes. Nakazato attempts to block Takumi again, but his car spins out, and hits the guardrail, making him lose. The English dub keeps most of the original dub, but they are far superior here thanks to some extra experience, along with a better script, but the Japanese dub is where this movie really stands up. The movie is a retelling of the early stages of the manga and is split into three parts with the first part, Legend 1: Awakening released on August 23, 2014. Eventually, Takumi overtakes and defeats Keisuke by hooking his tires in the inside gutter at the five consecutive hairpins.
In the English dub, however, most of the cast from the original series reprised their roles for the trilogy. He then tells Takumi not to be content with a small stage like Akina, and that there is a much bigger world out there. The rock music has its place in anime, but Initial D is not where it belongs; it feels like something you'd find in a show like Kuroko no Basket instead. I suppose it exists as a way for anime fans who detest anything from before the 2000's you have my condolences to get into the series with its pretty new visuals. And in other sad news that I find criminal. Visually, the movie is drastically different to the original.
Worst of all, though, it removed the series' signature Eurobeat soundtrack, instead replacing it with some awful rap music. Both the English and Japanese dubs are here. The next day, Nakazato arrives at a gas station where he encounters Itsuki Takeuchi, who accidentally accepts Nakazato's challenge as he drives off. It's on one of these deliveries that Takumi speeds past Keisuke and unknowingly sets up a rivalry with the Takahashi brothers. In the English dub, however, most of the Funimation cast from the original series reprised their roles for the trilogy. Shingo then admits that if Takumi loses, Shingo will overthrow Nakazato as the new leader of the NightKids. The full trailer was revealed on 16 May 2014, containing an entirely new Japanese cast.
What i like at most is that they still go on with this Serie and i hope they dont stop with it! Takumi sounded like a 40-year-old man in the original series really, what the hell was up with that? Also what i can say for people who want to watch this Movie but didnt watch the first stage, watch the first stage you will really enjoy it. Later, Takumi changes his mind, but when he arrives home, he is shocked to discover that his father, Bunta, had already taken the Eight-Six with him. High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Besides the heat of competition, the adolescent drama aspect is another point worthy of note. Meanwhile, this new movie will be something we could call a compilation of the series. In the 1998 series, granted the quality is not that great, but the set up and execution made it exciting. Sure it was fixing something that wasn't really broken, but I knew the first stage had a few flaws.
In this movie however, the characters have slight difference from their anime counterpart probably due to the changes of voice actors. There are instances it works, and instances it doesn't. Overall 6 Story 5 Animation 9 Sound 3 Character 6 Enjoyment 7 When I heard Initial D was being remade, I was excited. However, Takumi later refuses to accept because he is not a racer despite being persuaded by Itsuki. Like the Star Wars prequels with better acting. What i didnt like is that there is no more Eurobeat, they changed it too. As one can guess from the title, this is going to be a film series, a trilogy to be exact, as it was recently revealed.
I can't say I recommend it. The next day, Takumi's upcoming battle against Ryosuke Takahashi is fast-approaching. It is the go-to street racing manga and anime series. The characters got modern touch as well which is subtle but noticeable. The next day, Iketani learns that his boss, Yuichi Tachibana, reveals that the Eight-Six is a tofu delivery vehicle owned by , Takumi's father. The first new throughout Japan on August 23. This new version is quite the opposite.