Classic racing manga series Initial D will be animated again. The first series that were based on Shuichi Shigeno’s original manga was released in 1998. The movie and new TV series’ air dates are not announced, but basic information is available.
After announcing that the manga by Shigeno-sensei will be ending later this month, the production committee of the many adaptations of the story have rolled up their sleeves and began working on the new animations. The movie will come out in the summer of 2014. The release date of the “Initial D: Final Stage” series is unknown, but it will centre on the final cash between Takumi Fujiwara and Shinji Inui.
The story is already adapted into five different anime series, 5 OVA and a movie. There is also a live-action movie with Jay Chou as lead character Takumi Fujiwara.
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