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Initial D Fourth Stage

Takumi Fujiwara and brothers Keisuke and Ryousuke Takahashi have formed "Project D," a racing team aimed at bringing their driving skills to their full potential outside their prefecture. Using the internet, Project D issues challenges to other racing teams and posts results of their races. Managed by Ryousuke, the team has Takumi engaging in downhill battles with his AE86, while Keisuke challenges opponents uphill. Among their rivals are the Seven-Star Leaf (SSR) and Todo-juku.
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Start Date17th Apr 2004
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank1396
Rating Rank668
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older


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Initial D Fourth Stage, by Shuichi Shigeno, is the 4th installment of the Initial D series. It focuses on the battles of Project D, the new racing team that Takahashi Ryosuke founded. It is comprised of "Gunma's Best", Fujiwara Takumi (downhill specialist), Takashi Keisuke (uphill specialist, Ryosuke's brother), Ryosuke, and a staff which primarily consists of former members of the Akagi Red Suns. They travel to different places, challenging drivers and teams, and racking up win after win. The series outlines Takumi and Keisuke's growths into more matured and experienced drivers. The races are specifically picked by Ryosuke to improve a specific area of their skills. Initial D continues improves its already great racing animation. Its ultra-realistic animation is really appreciated by racing fans. The cel shaded 3D cars blends perfectly with the hand drawn animation. Eurobeat music is still utilized as the background music of the series. The storyline is basically race and race after race and every race, but the growth and development of the characters is another element that makes Fourth Stage an exceptional series. The tension during every race is also high, which makes fans really excited and wanting for the next race to come. Overall, Fourth Stage shows improvement and promise over the previous 3 stages. The tension is always high during every race, and the animation and music is superb. What else can you look for? Although some people argue that the series finishes with an incomplete feeling, this incomplete feeling makes you want for MORE Initial D!

Great series. Eurobeat and Initial D compliment each other very well. A fun watch.














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