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Review: Initial D First Stage


Plot Summary: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. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father’s modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina’s highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over the Gunma prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.


I just finished Initial D First Stage and it was one hell of an adrenaline rush. This is a classic Anime from 1998, and it turned into a cult following. Some people say that this is one of the main causes of drifting spreading globally. Takumi is this calm person who doesn’t look like he has a worry in the world except to deliver his father’s tofu. He takes is routes and with time he learns lots of different skills to driving, this just to deliver tofu. He has some friends who make up a racing group in Akina, and when they see his skills he becomes legend. The anime is simple but great, it keeps you on your toes from episode to episode, you see how Takumi develops and with that he gains more enemies who want to compete with him, and this is just First Stage making the AE86 legend.

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