Initial D: New Theatrical Edition is a 2014—2016 Japanese anime film series based on the manga series Initial D by Shuichi Shigeno. This movie has the potential to become a blockbuster appealing to various kinds of audiences, including anime fans, movie fans, manga fans, and car fans. Fortunately, the wonky cinematography is the exception and not the rule, and I found myself enjoying many of the moving shots. The next morning, Takumi and Natsuki play around at a beach during their date, where Takumi realizes his experience regarding the previous night's race. But what i can tell is, that the Producers try with this new Movie to find more Fans maybe some who never Watched it before because the graphics where absolutly bad in past. If the bigwigs behind the anime wanted to go for the movie approach, they should have tightened up the pacing and covered a much larger amount of content.
Miyano Mamoru makes Takumi seem more alive and human, less lethargic, especially when you consider the same voice actor also played Okabe from Steins;Gate. I just wish it did. In a post-credit scene, a black , driven by the , storms up Akina looking for Takumi's Eight-Six. Meanwhile, this new movie will be something we could call a compilation of the series. Also the drawing Style is super, thats why i think that Initial D will have new Fans. The grand battle for justice between the Takahashi brothers and Takumi will start this summer.
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. Takumi later arrives at the race much to the bewilderment of the Speedstars. Initial D: New Theatrical Edition is a 2014—2016 Japanese film series based on the series by. It does lose the Eurobeat, though, with it replaced by some decent J-Rock track… but regardless of fans' preference of music genre, the Eurobeat themes felt an integral part of Initial D and it just feels wrong without them. However, Takumi manages to avoid crashing and regains control.
Shingo then admits that if Takumi loses, Shingo will overthrow Nakazato as the new leader of the NightKids. 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. It is the go-to street racing manga and anime series. Part 2 of the series, named Legend 2: Racer, was released on May 23, 2015 and part 3 of the series, named Legend 3: Dream, was released on February 6, 2016. What i didnt like is that there is no more Eurobeat, they changed it too. 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.
Most of it simply boils down to Takumi being a drifting god, anyway. Meanwhile, Yuichi Tachibana overhears the situation and tells the Akina Speedstars why Takumi refuses to race. The old just can't compare. So, he bumps Takumi's Eight-Six, making him spin out. I say his performance works for what it is but I think it is the voice direction as opposed to his abilities as a performer is what I have an issue with. The title of the movie has also been revealed: New Initial D: The Movie - Legend 1: The Awakening.
Meanwhile, in Akina, the Akina Speedstars attempt to apologize to the NightKids for their mistake. In the same year, the first of a trilogy of films was released, re-telling the start of the long-running story. I mean, most players can beat Akina in about 3 minutes. As for the character design, it is sharp and crisp and more in tune with that of 4th to Final Stage. Takumi arrives, and the race begins.
There's not much more to this first movie than the initial introduction; a few racing scenes and setting up a relationship between Takumi and a girl from his childhood who is taking part in enjo kosai, although that particular plot point is yet to come to fruition in this film and was previously edited out in the Tokyopop release. Despite Takumi's claim that he is not a racer, Keisuke claims that Takumi's racing skills are part of Takumi's own pride before eventually departing. The story is basically a recap of the first season highlighting the races taking place in Akina, following our underdog Tofu delivery boy Fujiwara Takumi. Iketani's desperately asks Bunta to be his replacement, though Bunta declines, claiming that he is too old to be Iketani's replacement. There are, of course, the odd occurrences of disasters like Berserk that manage to be even worse than the original.
As for the final race, if you play the arcade games, the pace of the race works in accurate conjunction to that so I can't really make an excuse it feels to rushed. Ultimately, it looks better than the original and the new Japanese cast is superb but, stuffing this entire introduction into just 50 minutes delivers something worse than the original. The full trailer was revealed on 16 May 2014, containing an entirely new Japanese cast. . Enraged, Takumi drives recklessly, even going as far as cutting corners and bumping guardrails.
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. Shingo gets impatient with Takumi's inability to crash. And in other sad news that I find criminal. Later that night, they find that the Akagi RedSuns and the Akina Speedstars were already there. The decision to use generic rock music rather than Eurobeat, the series' staple, is beyond disappointing-- it's actually baffling.