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Initial D Discussion

Has anyone watched the anime Initial D?
It's about a prodigy street racer taking on various other street racers across the mountains of Japan. I can say it's the only anime that has truly changed my life, it's what got me interested into Japanese Cars and Anime as a whole. I cried after the last episode because I knew it was over, and I didn't want it to end. Highly recommended if you're into cars.

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  1. poopfeast6969
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    It's very much a cult classic, with all the pros and cons a cult classic entails. It has huge flaws, but it absolutely defines a subculture. But for me it wasn't about drifting or Japan. Just the...

    It's very much a cult classic, with all the pros and cons a cult classic entails. It has huge flaws, but it absolutely defines a subculture.
    But for me it wasn't about drifting or Japan. Just the simple act of driving a car hard is exciting, and animation allows you to amp up all that a little more.
    If you watch the first five episodes and are unmoved I think you can give up, you are doomed to remain dead to the world of cars.

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  2. cfabbro
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    I'm pretty sure I watched the first few stages decades ago, back when I was first getting into anime, but TBH what memories I have of it are probably pretty muddled up with various other racing...

    I'm pretty sure I watched the first few stages decades ago, back when I was first getting into anime, but TBH what memories I have of it are probably pretty muddled up with various other racing anime that were out at the time... so perhaps I should give it a rewatch!

    And to that end, it turns out the subbed 1st and 4th stages are on Funimation's YouTube for free:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELLBPz0QR3ebI
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL285CE6BA316AB702

    And 1st-4th are on their site, if you have a subscription:
    https://www.funimation.com/shows/initial-d/#videos

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  3. ThyMrMan
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    I watched the first season, and honestly didn't really do anything for me. I loved the racing and music and everything to do with that part of the show. But the character interactions just didn't...

    I watched the first season, and honestly didn't really do anything for me. I loved the racing and music and everything to do with that part of the show. But the character interactions just didn't do anything for me and fell flat. Also feel it really was a show trying to do too much for its time, the cgi was just so terrible to watch that it took me out of things sometimes.

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