Initial D Episodes

Alternative Titles:
Initial D First Stage
Initial D 1st Stage
ID
頭文字〈イニシャル〉D
Initial D Second Stage
Initial D 2nd Stage
頭文字〈イニシャル〉D SECOND STAGE
Initial D Third Stage
Initial D 3rd Stage
頭文字〈イニシャル〉D THIRD STAGE
Initial D Forth Stage
Initial D 4th Stage
Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D FOURTH STAGE
Initial D Forth Stage
Initial D 5th Stage
頭文字 D Fifth Stage
Initial D Final Stage
頭文字 Final Stage
Genres: Action, Drama, Seinen, Sports
Episodes: 89 Episodes

Status: Ongoing
Airing Date: Apr 18, 1998


Initial D First Stage
High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father's modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina's highway. 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.

Initial D Second Stage
Following his victory over RedSuns leader Ryosuke Takahashi, AE86 driver Takumi Fujiwara is challenged by the Lancer EVO-based "Emperor," a group known for taking decals of racing teams they defeat, cutting them up and placing them on their cars like a fighter plane kill board. Takumi's undefeated streak is on the line as his AE86 is virtually no match against the more powerful and more agile four-wheel-drive EVOs of the Emperor team.

Initial D Third Stage
Shortly after graduating from high school, Takumi is approached by RedSuns leader Ryosuke Takahashi and offered to join him in forming a professional racing team. Before coming up with an answer to the proposal, Takumi seeks retribution by issuing a rematch to Emperor leader Kyouichi Sudou, who previously defeated him due to an engine failure. He is also challenged by Kai Kogashiwa, a second-generation street racer whose father was once a fierce rival of Takumi's father Bunta.

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.

Initial D Fifth Stage
Taking place in the sacred land of street running Kanagawa, once more Takumi Fujiwara will show his driving skills on his now legendary Hachi-roku.

Initial D Final Stage
After defeating every racing team in the prefecture, everything comes down to one last race. Takumi Fujiwara has never lost a race, but when his opponent is also using an AE86, it turns into a battle of the AE86. Will Project D succeed in the final and most difficult race of Initial D?