Did Initial D age well?

Ryder Gomez
Ryder Gomez

Did Initial D age well?

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Lincoln Foster
Lincoln Foster

Stage 1 to 3 is great, 4 to 6 is shitty DBZ with cars

Lucas Bell
Lucas Bell

it was never good

Brayden Jackson
Brayden Jackson

stage 5 and final stage ,
cars start to *teleport away from you*

Chase Cook
Chase Cook

Depends on your tolerance for certain quirks and features of 90s anime as well as shitty cg, I love it but I guess I'm biased because I actually like driving like a madman on mountain roads

Jason Kelly
Jason Kelly

Stage 1 and 2 will always be very good, it captured something special.

It is 'of its time' because street racing doesn't really exist anymore, car modding is now very uncool / cringey and drifting is a circuit meme with how powerful cars are these days.

Austin Myers
Austin Myers

I can still watch it today, and it'd be anime of the year. Anime today is so bad. It's all CGDCT trash.

Joseph Lopez
Joseph Lopez

No, but it's still good.

Lincoln Diaz
Lincoln Diaz

Your post made me want to rewatch Initial D.

Julian Bailey
Julian Bailey

Nope, tried to watch it for the first time and the romance put me off, shit was corny

Elijah Cook
Elijah Cook

1200HP Silvias and Mustangs
don't need any technique beyond full throttle
Modern drifting is fucking boring, there should be a Formula D class for cars with less than 250HP so you can't just mash the throttle

Samuel Ross
Samuel Ross

Exactly. Once Project D becomes a major part of the plot, the nice SoL aspects of the series in favor of car of the week bullshit.

Blake Thompson
Blake Thompson

abhorrent taste

Julian James
Julian James

don't need any technique beyond full throttle
t. busrider who has never driven a day in his life

Isaac Thomas
Isaac Thomas

In some parts it's great, in others so bad it's good.

Brayden Anderson
Brayden Anderson

stage 1 has some amazing choreography that makes it so good even with the milk-aged CG. I'd suggest watching that at least up to the movie (stage 3), then it's downhill from there.
but who am i kidding, you might as well watch stage 4 to 6 if you got that far already

Logan Martinez
Logan Martinez

Stages 4-6 are trash compared to stages 1-3 but has some of the best music and some of the best race
Keisuke vs Godfoot
Takumi vs God Hand (Minus the ending)
Ryosuke vs Shinigami
Keisuke vs Hojo Gou

Josiah Price
Josiah Price

I like the CGI in Stage 1, reminds me of PS1 games

Robert Gonzalez
Robert Gonzalez

Stage 1 with the EG6 race had the best moments. Watch it for that at least. Only time where Takumi was mad.

David Kelly
David Kelly

Only time where Takumi was mad.
Nigga what? What about the time he got so mad he blew his fucking engine?
He was also mad at Shinji when he bumped his car to overtake him, it wasn't an obvious seething rage but it was still there. Like he had been personally insulted by it

Levi Gomez
Levi Gomez

Nigga what? What about the time he got so mad he blew his fucking engine?
ok to be fair that didn't count

Adam Clark
Adam Clark

How didn't it count? He was still mad. If he hadn't seen Mogi with the Benz guy he would have driven home and the Engine would have probably blown on Bunta's Tofu run

Daniel Ward
Daniel Ward

To be fair it did eliminate one of the biggest difficulties to drifting- they don't have to worry about regaining grip because they can always break it by applying more throttle.

Asher Gonzalez
Asher Gonzalez

Drifting was never a thing in circuit racing anyways so that's irrelevant

Eli Nguyen
Eli Nguyen

What if Takumi was a cute girl?

Cameron Hill
Cameron Hill

It didn't count because he said so.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green

Sure the race didn't count but that doesn't make the fact that Takumi was mad
But Shinji's mom already exists user

Owen Perry
Owen Perry

then it's downhill from there.
I see what you did there.

Ian Nelson
Ian Nelson

Nobody could've been cute in its art style. I think you're on the right track, though.

Hudson Lee
Hudson Lee

I like the manga better than the anime.

Mason Clark
Mason Clark

Then, it would be called Initial V.

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Adrian Myers
Adrian Myers

Eurobeat intensifies

Yeah, I'd say it has.

Elijah Sanders
Elijah Sanders

itsuki in drag on the right

Jack Allen
Jack Allen

You shut your mouth about best girl Sayuki

Camden Campbell
Camden Campbell

It's not like girls succeeding in motorsports is unheard of

Ayden Martin
Ayden Martin

On a strange crave for Initial D I rewatched a couple of battles out of order
The most impressive thing I realized was that races on stage 4-6 have way more brakes to some character explain the action, then show a quick clip of the cars sliding and back to explaining
While the races on stage 1-3 are all about showing you all the race with quick editing, at most breaking only once to ryosuke thinking about something and explaining something the audience had already figured it out by watching the cars sliding on the touge
You had a better usage of the eurobeat too, in the first 3 stages, races were devided like so, the start of a race would be the last scene of an episode that was about to hype up the race, that small segment would get a good song to play along, the song was usually allowed to reach its chorus or its first peak before the episode ended, then the next episode if it was all about the race it would take most of the episode with 2 songs playing on each part of the episode

In the later stages, you get a lot of pre race talk, the start of the race is played with a hype song, but never allowed to reach its peak since they cut very soon to some one explaining, then most of the race action is with a serious soundtrack, and only on the attack is played some eurobeat but its quickly killed off as the race ends or they need to explain the action

If you read the manga, yes there is a lot of explaining lines, but that was done because it was a manga, it is a collection of static images, you need some explaining at times to make readers understand what is happening, but in animation, that is needless, and that is what the first few stages realized, you dont need to explain shit if you have CGI cars ripping around the road

Gabriel Nguyen
Gabriel Nguyen

Why were all Evo drivers portrayed as assholes, unskilled drivers, or unskilled assholes?

Carson Morgan
Carson Morgan

daily reminder stage 4 has the best OP ever created in this world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8FuA_eDVhY

Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones

They weren't? Kyoichi was praised nonstop for his amazing skill and was a cool guy once he got over his complex of hating street racers

Lucas Sullivan
Lucas Sullivan

All the actually fast car drives were dicks

Almost every one on a humble silvia or shitbox car was a cool dude or just a scheming gimmick character

Meanwile every one on Evos, supras, GTRs and STi's were portrayed as dicks, probably because the author wanted to drive on that even if you have the money to buy something that will totally ass rape a lesser car, you still cant beat good driving skills, in fact that is literally the whole idea of the show, Dagumi, the perfect driver who uses an 80's toyota shitbox to beat people on much better and expensive cars than his AE-86
of course all that went to the shitter when he got a racing engine and project D became a thing

Tyler Barnes
Tyler Barnes

I'm pretty sure there was one exception in Formula that drifted. Forgot name but he died. Can't even google it since I get Formula drift instead.

Sebastian Gonzalez
Sebastian Gonzalez

God Foot was a cool dude who even slowed himself down to have a drift race with Keisuke
Kyoichi was a cool guy once he calmed down
Hojo Gou was cool after Rin showed him what it meant to enjoy a race
The guy with the Z was weird with his whole Zero theory but wasn't a dick

Eli Murphy
Eli Murphy

why were Evo drivers the god touge machine, I thought RX7 was supposed to be faster

Juan Wood
Juan Wood

biggest asshole with in the entire series drove the shittiest shitbox of them all

Lucas Powell
Lucas Powell

Shingo just wanted attention
once nakazato became his buttbuddy he chilled out

Isaiah Cox
Isaiah Cox

It came up from the bottom into the top.

Gabriel Cruz
Gabriel Cruz

It is 'of its time' because street racing doesn't really exist anymore, car modding is now very uncool / cringey and drifting is a circuit meme with how powerful cars are these days.
Really? Guess it's just where I'm from and the amount of Asians in my area, but car modding and muh JDM is well alive. I'd agree street racing is dead though.

Kayden Barnes
Kayden Barnes

I guess you're right.

Austin King
Austin King

The RX-7 FD was the faster than the GT-R/NSX/Evo/pretty much any Jap car around a circuit. But on a tight touge road I imagine the superior acceleration of an AWD car might help.

Jose Jackson
Jose Jackson

I guess he means street racing in japan
If you watched MCM, they tried to go to a underground street race circle in japan and all those kids do is making burnouts and figure 8 drift circuits on abandoned parking lots in the middle of nowhere because the tougues are full of speed traps and speed bumps

Cameron Myers
Cameron Myers

Shinji, get in the fucking car.

Cameron Robinson
Cameron Robinson

Doesnt the NSX perform better at tight turns than the EVO?

Matthew Nguyen
Matthew Nguyen

The original Mt Haruna is now fucked with cats eyes making it impossible to race

William Sanders
William Sanders

The mid engine design gives it better traction when accelerating but still needs to slide around a tight hairpin whereas a 4WD car can basically accelerate through the entire thing

David Reed
David Reed

Are there any Initial D drivers you could beat with your car, assuming you had 24 hours to practice?

Michael Adams
Michael Adams

I doubt I could even beat Itsuki

Connor Stewart
Connor Stewart

Wouldnt that make FF cars better since you can do the same with a good FF car?

Ethan Mitchell
Ethan Mitchell

I have a Twingo, which is the european equivalent to the Panda Trueno, so I think I could beat all those bitches back-to-back.

Samuel Perry
Samuel Perry

No because it loses out on corner exit to FR, MR and 4WD as well as straight line acceleration and overall maneuverability

Jackson Martin
Jackson Martin

I've been meaning to watch initial D for years but I never can decide on which series to start. There's so many I just give up before downloading one.

Any recs or should I just start from the very beginning?

Lincoln Butler
Lincoln Butler

My car is a FF with 240hp from stock, and also came with a lsd from factory
So I guess I could beat some one of the weak power scrubs on a straight line or something and struggle on the hairpins since its an FF that really does not like to be hand break flipped

Luis Allen
Luis Allen

Watch series 1-3 and then read the manga with eurobeat compilations from youtube on the background.

Asher Torres
Asher Torres

1 hour of time at the track
100+ hours of playing realistic racing sims with a G27
FF car with sticky tires and 240HP
What are my chances?

Jace Martinez
Jace Martinez

Realistic racing games aren't transferable to the real world outside of learning about picking lines and shit like that. I had 50 hours in Assetto Corsa when I started learning to drive but that didn't translate to 50 hours of driving experience

Jacob Powell
Jacob Powell

It would be Over-Rev! and it would never be finished translating.

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson

I'm a professionally trained driver but I own a crap car 2016 1400cc honda civic . So I just like to drive fast and play about on the road a bit, helps me pretend that I'm some sort of intial D type dude.
Sad really.

Hunter Cruz
Hunter Cruz

You really like romance with a girl who is literally a prostitute?

Josiah Robinson
Josiah Robinson

just skip over the dumb romance parts, he dumps her to drive cars anyway

Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis

Other than the animation.

Brody Perez
Brody Perez

Does he get to smash first?

Matthew Edwards
Matthew Edwards

He kisses her. Then another girl asks him to smash but his cuck friends cockblock him,
then he gets back together with the prostitute but she moves to Tokyo.
And then he meets a rule 63 version of himself and goes out with her

Nolan Diaz
Nolan Diaz

But it makes sense that a casual driver wouldn't get the clutch in their auto serviced. When you drive a manual you press the clutch possibly hundreds of times a day so you'll notice any tiny difference in the feeling as it wears.
Someone who drives an automatic would never consider that there clutch could wear or that it even exists

Hunter Campbell
Hunter Campbell

*BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP*

Charles Morris
Charles Morris

I finished it a couple of weeks ago and the first stages are awesome. Then the stupid project d bullshit starts and gets so repetitive and boring it makes me wanna puke.

Austin Moore
Austin Moore

Not really. Keisuke is the only saving grace of the latter half. Honestly just watch wangan midnight if you like cars

Levi Cruz
Levi Cruz

Takumi learns how to teleport in stage 5.

Anthony Cook
Anthony Cook

Wangan Midnight sucks too. Which it shouldn't because the actual cars are better, and velocity > drifting.

Elijah Reyes
Elijah Reyes

wangan midnight
I like how every character uses indicators even when they're going really fast.

John Lee
John Lee

I have an E55 AMG and i'm not an asshole.

Henry Russell
Henry Russell

No, you are the fat banker driving on a family saloon fucking young girls

I said fast cars, not grandpa mobiles

Adrian Torres
Adrian Torres

Bread on hood
My dad has an E550 with a twin-turbo V8, it was pretty amazing

Charles Garcia
Charles Garcia

biggest asshole
not the evo guys who called in thugs when they lost

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