Watching Initial D for the first time. What am I in for.
It's a fun ride if you can put up with Itsuki's antics. First stage is amazing, second stage is good, third stage is not bad, fourth stage is amazing, then just stop. I know it seems like there are other stages, but there aren't.
It's like lots of other anime (challenger shows up, massive buildup, hero beats challenger), but more gown up (probably designed for high schoolers) and with cars ofc. It even gets some details related to driving technique right and explains them.
Alone the fact that this is a tv show marketed at new and future driver that promotes illegal street racing and shows actual racing techniques still blows my mind. Only in japan is this possible.
First season is actually good. It's got massive buildups to the races and shows the hero's private life outside of racing too, which is actually less bad than it sounds. It's a coming-of-age-story in that regard. The first actual race comes in at episode four, but there are bits of fast touge driving thrown in in every episode.
The other seasons never gripped me as much, but I watched them anyway since I got addicted to Eurobeat along the way.
Never really thought about it, it is kind of funny that it's basically promoting street racing and reckless driving, drifting on public roads etc. It sure influenced me that's for sure.
More fujiwara tofu cars
Alright fgts, who has tried this. I know at least one of you has.
It does, but it shows the side of it that most fiction doesn't focus on. Stuff like Wangan Midnight and etc is all about going super fast on public highways and how the police cars are governed so they can't even catch up, etc. Initial D is about having fun with your friends on deserted mountain roads throwing your asthmatic shitboxes into the corners and skidding around because you can't afford new tires.
>What am I in for.
the ride of your life
you better not be watching the tokyopop dub
>It even gets some details related to driving technique right and explains them.
Keiichi Tsuchiya was the technical director for the entire original series, wasn't he?
Also First Stage is best stage because it's been an entryway for so many people into cars and there's all sorts of little things you'll only catch if you go back and re-watch it.
This. If you knew nothing about cars at all, this show would teach you how they can be fun, how driving a car properly goes much deeper than getting a license and probably make you a car guy or even a racing nut. The really crazy thing a bout it is that this 90s cartoon show originally aimed at high schoolers is way more realistic about car behavior, driving technique, car maintenance and everyday life than most movies aimed at a wide audience.
Keiichi done good.
>the Legend reboot totally deletes EVERYTHING in favor of generic animu cars
Why would they do this.
The famous INERTIAL DORIFUTUUUUU isn't even an inertial drift anymore, the tofubox just starts sliding in the proper direction right off.
Isn't that kind of important to the story, how Takumi's unknowingly imitating all these rally-style moves (Scandinavian flick, weight transfer induced loss of traction, 'gutter hook,' et cetera) with Bunta's past only hinted at as 'he used to be a racer'? Didn't that come back up in Final Stage that Shinji's dad used to be a rally car driver? Or did Shigeno fuck that up entirely and make him a circuit racer instead?
I dunno. Who cares.
No matter how good eurobeat is, It is a VERY VERY hard transition from my normal music. Going to take a LOT of time to transition to it from
I didn't even realize how small that man really is....LMAO I might end up meeting him in a few months(Looong story) and I feel like I'll dwarf the poor guy.
Would recommend if you got the interest in driving technicalities and patience.
From a plot point of view, First Stage is extremely slow-paced. I blame the fact that it was the first season and also had some generic 90s antics. You have to brave about five episodes before you get to the first important race.
You'll also have to forgive First Stage for trying to incorporate a love scenario. It just overall didn't fit into the series and served only one motivational purpose to the protagonist. After that one moment has gone, they just kinda tossed it out the window until Fourth Stage when things get REALLY DRAMATIC.
But if you're in it for JDM cars, drifting, banging music that you'd want to hear in your car but not other cars (second-hand embarrassment), and driving development, then this is the anime for you.
Just be ready for N64-tier CGI. Also you should try out their racing games if you really get into it.
I was doing this way before I ever knew of Initial D, but that's because my daily highschool drive was down some canyons and I'd always bring coffee with me - Fucking had to drive smooth as hell to keep from making a mess in my car.
One botched downshift could mean coffee all over the seats or even my lap. And there was loads of downshifting since it was downhill.
I watched it last night. It's shit. The tension leading up the the first race against Keisuke is ruined. Music sucks as well, it just abruptly starts when something is going to happen a la Final Stage and it's not Eurobeat. It does look amazing, though
is that even possible, i mean, i know my self that im the shittest driver.
but i have sworn that car sick people should be able to go with me.
i should get some cup holders.
It's very possible, but not while doing the shit that Takumi does in the show.
For regular, sane driving, absolutely. My dad gives me shit for driving like a grandpa whenever I drive him around, but that's entirely a product of me trying to keep my car's interior from being a coffee-stained nightmare.
Random, but this is also what got me drinking my coffee black. After cleaning up a few sticky spills from cream/sugar coffee, I quickly realized that black coffee was less of a hassle to clean up. Eventually I started to enjoy the taste too, but that wasn't for a while.
of course there´s an difference between cartoon and reality. However, if it possible to train your self to be an smooth driver with this. must start trying to do it
dad often complained being rough ( because of his bad back, so he was sensitive) makes me sad that i never got that smooth
black coffee master race
boiling, brewing, perculator?
also, thanks for the info!
My dad gives me shit if I don't wind out my car all the time. "You have a fucking Miata, use it." Shit like that.
This is a man who drives the everloving hell out of his CR-Z. He's always in the 4-5.5k RPM range unless he's on the freeway.
Also, drip brew always. I've found the best coffee happens if i boil water in advance, put my grounds/filter in a funnel with holes in it, and basically manually drip it. Can't explain how or why, but it tastes so much better that way.
>Alone the fact that this is a tv show marketed at new and future driver that promotes illegal street racing and shows actual racing techniques still blows my mind. Only in japan is this possible.
Meanwhile in the US movies and TV shows aimed at teenagers mostly consist of being a hitman or special forces killing hundreds of people
my dad could drive any machine wild. but 98% he was an soft,calm driver. sadly his vision got band in the end. and so did his heart.
i wanna be an safe driver before going all crazy driving
Ah, good taste my good sir, i use old kettle that i add water and coffee beans, letting it all boil.
Lol no but back when I had an FF I'd try to drive all the way through my usual touge loop without taking my left hand off the wheel. Seems really unsafe to actually tape your hand on even with FF
that opening is delicious.
>Dad gets me 90s fbody
>year later he is in the car with me
>doing 110 on canyon road
>Stop driving like a little bitch anon, I gave you a muscle car for a reason
>mfw climbing to 140 because dad had a death wish
Show's managed to spark my interest in cars, or at least revive it. It also makes me want to get better at driving. So it's good enough.
How did they even introduce the R32 if not via Back on the Rocks/Bach remixes?
Outsoar the Rainbow/Dogfight
Was Rage your Dream in an intro? Because if it was that too for the nice melody.
show made me do this and now i never have tires
he didn't like it.
Are you guys talking about this episode (gif)?
If so, that's a base LS2 (non-Z51) Corvette, the worst performing C6 made. The suspension & brakes are mediocre at best, but the tires are complete garbage (as you can tell in the video). He would have been much more impressed with the Z51.
that gave me a boner.
Is someone going to do the entire movie? because I haven't watched it yet in hopes of someone dubbing eurobeat over everything.
what the actual fuck. Is there at least the s2000 in it? because I'm pretty sure he's the closest anyone came to actually beating takumi.
Why do the cars spaz around, one second it's drifting to the left and then within a fraction of a second it's drifting to the right.
I like the style of the rendering and all but at least the cars moved somewhat believably in original first stage.
Itsuki actually gets the girl at some point though.
Iketani is more /o/.
>lives with his mom
>works a dead end job
>drives a wet noodle S13
>tries to show off on the DOWNHILL TOEGAY and just about kills himself into a guardrail
>self-made racing team vinyls
>can't get the girl
>even in the non-canon second meeting, he STILL can't get the girl
If Takumi only drove on Akina for Tofu deliveries and his dad gave him the cup of water so he does not ruin the tofu.
How the hell did he practice the gutter run?
Supposedly he hated driving and wanted to get home as quickly as possible.
>I hate driving this long way downhill
>can't take corners fast without drifting
>I wish I was at home looking like a stoner
That's not the gutter run though. The gutter run involves dropping the front wheel into the gutter and t he bumping it back off at the end of the curve. It's impossible for the water to remain in the cup, even with anime physics.
The character designs and car animation get better as the series progresses. Some details are different from the manga. If you're looking to buy the series (a strange cocnept to some these days), the Funimation dub is not bad. Only reason to pickup the shit-tier Tokyopop release is because the Japanese audio is in 5.1 surround sound (the Funi release has it in conventional two channel stereo). Fifth Stage, Final stage, and the three movies have not been licensed yet, no word on if that will ever happen.
You drop in where the gutter starts and pop out at the end. The whole thing has a gentle slope. Not to mention the chapter that explained that takumi would empty it and fill it back with piss right when he got back.
Car animation yes, character designs no. First Stage is best stage because everyone is recognizable in that stylized 90's anime way and takes some liberties from Shigeno's original art for ease of animation and cartoony flair. As the series goes on everyone looks ANGRY ALL THE TIME and they all look like Takumi.
Eh, to each their own.
Have you seen the first of the moveis yet? I know thatt hey follow the basic plot of first stage but I'm assuming they changed a few things up a bit (which why I'd call it a re-hash instead of a reboot).
>non-canon second meeting
Did I miss something?
I think the Eurobeat gets less hype in Fifth Stage.
That wasn't me, I was just quoting the other Anon. I didn't know they had a second meeting, when did that happen?
This song needs to be posted more.
Extra Stage 2, the second Impact Blue OVA and the one that wasn't officially translated by Funimation. ES1 is a 'what if' scenario where the Evo team went to Usui instead of Akina, ES2 is a 'what if' scenario about Iketani and Mako trying to meet up again (but they don't tell you it's non-canon except that it never shows up in the manga anywhere and isn't related to the rest of the series at all, unlike ES1 which was bonus chapters in an old magazine).
Then buy one.
>cupholders below radio
>drinks get in the way of buttons
>order vent cupholder online
>no more problems
I don't get that second technique, he used it in the race with Ryosuke but it all looked the same to me, can someone explain it in more depth?
It has to do with when he drops his tires in the gutter.
It's not that hard to figure out.
At some point it shows him with only the front tire in the gutter and accelerating. But in other scenes it's both.
So it's probably what >>11890752 said where it's just different entry/exit points.
I've done it with a open can of beer between my things (because lolnocupholders)
As extra motivation it'll also teach you to move your legs smoothly otherwise you'd crush the can.
Unless you want to look like you've wet yourself,
I did this all the time in highschool and an energy drink can. Road was mostly straight, but had a few bends. Managed to get it down so well I could have the can sitting on my dash and be fine.
I still dont know why Tak couldn't just be undefeated at Akina but loose a few races in other places. It'd still be amazing without it becomming kinda boring.
I guess at least the Evo and S2000 kinda won.
JUST got to this. No surprise either. Bunta was talking about getting a 4WD, pulls off the gutter turn, and reks Takumi. No way it's not Bunta. Although I will say I thought Takumi would beat Bunta, considering how much Bunta was talking about how he is still the best throughout the show. Oh well.
Yeah. It was honestly an okay redub anyway.
The second one is the good one.
He's either into some weird shit since he drinks it, or he colored it to make it easier to see which is the more logical answer.
Although I would have dyed it a light blue since it really does look like a cup of piss.
>mfw that came on when I entered the thread
>Not to mention the chapter that explained that takumi would empty it and fill it back with piss right when he got back.
Holy shit I just lost it. It's like they didn't even try.
That car isn't even worth $300 with a leaking rear main seal, leaking valve cover and valvetrain seals, brake fluid leak, worn suspension, superficial rust, and over 250,000 miles on the odometer.