Post eurobeat. To make this anime related also discuss initial D.
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just finished the first couple seasons; p good
I watched the first four seasons, and the cg got better in the third/fourth stage.
Final Stage sucks so bad, I have never been so angry watching anime in my life.
So did the character designs. They actually have lips in 4th stage.
How does Wangan Midnight compare to Initial D?
Character designs where pants at first but i always enjoyed how everyone kept underestimating Takumi and then went all
IT CAN NOT BE!! IT'S NOT POSSIBLE, IT'S A FUCKING 86!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
It's like everyone assumes he has a stock engine until they actually see him race. You would think by the time he's in Project D, they would be like "no way is that thing stock, I should be ready for anything"
I've been marathoning initial d for the first time the past few days, this shit is literally the fuckinf best, i've never had so much fun watching anime
im haflway through fourth stage, i enver want it to end, please let this continue forever
Driving straight and no eurobeat
So complete shit
Or at the very least they would have heard a rumor about it or something. I mean, that's how communities around specific interest work.
If some old car beat 3 or 4 state of the art cars the community would start to talk about it and most racers would at least have some information or whatever.
WILDER FASTER LOUDER
What is wrong with the author and human relationships? Does he hate pairings that much?
Who needs girls when you have a cat?
B-but muh darling ;_;
implying Shingo and Takeshi aren't gay for each other
Is the AE86 as good as it's made out to be ? It's still pretty expensive.
Yes anyone who gets behind the wheel of one instantly turns into drift Jesus
DE JA VU I'VE JUST BEEN IN THIS PLACE BEFORE
HIGHER ON THE STREET
AND I KNOW IT'S MY TIME TO GO
What was your reaction to this?
I haven't watched anything past third stage, should I?
Third Stage is my favourite christmas film.
Fourth stage is best stage imo
KILLING YOUR LOVE KILLING YOUR LOVE
the audio is drifting around my head
Not wanting to be a lonely racer
I am addicted to the
I literally can't live without it
Stop, people will think they are friends or something like that.
I literally can't live without it
you will never have a eurobeat pacemaker
quad quads of pain and truth.
I laughed. Fuck that whore.
Man, this race was awesome. The moment when Takumi finally attacks and this track kicks in was fantastic.
who left the notes?
Which episode was that?
Why is eurobeat so good ?
4th Stage episode 6
It is the genre of music written during the few years that were the apex of human civilization. It is mankind's crowning achievement and nothing will ever come close to it. It's all downhill from here.
But downhills are a good thing. That's where Takumi races best.
Someone please post the bkub about the god of eurobeat.
Did he deserve it?
Racing in a 4chan league with /ovg/
In the last lap, I finally overtook the camaro
It has the upper hand in the straights, but I have him in the corners
I know he is gonna make a move in the straight before the final corner.
Initial D prepared me for this
Let him take the inside
Brake just a tad earlier
Cross the line
Just enough distance to beat him to the finish line
Thank you initial D for teaching me tactics. There was also another moment I employed a counter attack pass, Sudo Kyouichi style, in a 12 hour endurance race where we fielded 4 teams of /o/tists for a 3rd place finish. I never expected Initial D could've helped me that much.
I felt honestly bad for him, like really bad. He didn't not deserve it.
The daughter of the Mercedes guy.
What's the order to watch this series?
Over hyped as fuck and over priced due to the tofu fax (Initial D fans wanting to buy an old corola to be like dagumi)
In reality, its a decent 80s shitbox, has no assists what so ever, the engine its decent for its size and its rev happy, though no VVT instead it has something similar to a second stage carburettor even though its fuel injected
It is a good car to learn how to drift and can be pretty fun though its still an 80s Toyota Corola and no matter how many times you wish it was like he show, its not
Also, Murican corolas are AE88 or AE82 and a bit weaker on power, don't fall for craig's list fuckheads trying to sell you a HACHIROKU with an American steering position, AE86 were JDM only, USDM Corola GTS were not AE86
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and then 5.
I want to check this series out but I'm torn between the manga or anime.
The anime quite frankly looks horrendous, visually, both the animated parts and the incredibly bad looking CGI cars. But Initial D without the signature eurobeat seems like it wouldn't be the true experience. I assume the manga art is at least decent, certainly has to be better than CGI cars, but no eurobeat (unless I download the OSTs and play it myself, but it won't be as good as episodes with music direction).
Did you get banned from /v/?
Just watch the anime, even the horrendous chara desing and bad CGI have their own charm.
First Stage looks like shit, yes, but the soundtrack is one of the best in the series
Manga art is also shit for humans, the only good thing in it is the cars
Thanks, I got confused by the amount of Initial D entries on
The art style and CGI cars grow on you. Trust me, just watch it.
There is stuff other than the 6 stages, look at the wikipedia article it has the production order of everything.
it is not a rumor..it is a legend..they know about the 86 but didnt know which 86 variants since Bunta didnt race for a long time..thats why when Takumi start racing the story spread wild, they tought he win by luck till he win against Ryousuke
well Initial D sets up in 90s..so at that time it consider a great racing car
[Phenomenon corresponding to the sensation of already experienced the currently unfolding events]
It was considered a great econobox that had good handling for its class
The AE86 is todays Fiat 500 Abbarth, or maybe the Fiesta ST, econoboxes that can be fun to drive (though both are FWD so no drifting)
go to wikipedia and start from first stage and work downward. Skip only battle stage since they're remakes of previous season but with upgraded CG
bout to finnish the 1 stage what should i be expecting?
It gets better with each season.
Prepare for character development from stage 1 takumi to final.
WHAT A DREAM
yeah..It is Japan car..so it is cheap
It's not cheap. Weab tax has jacked up the price because everyone wants to be dagumi
does takumi's dad ever race?
Nigga you will be paying 10k minimum for an AE86 to be imported from japan
You can get a USDM Miata NA for half the price and its faster on the straights and curves than the Toyota
DON'T STAND SO
DON'T STAND SO
DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME
I also just stated watching the series. The CG isn't as bad as you all said it was going to be.
That would be spoilers anon.
The models are rather flat but I honestly believe that the angles used and the direction of the races themselves are great.
The CG gets a lot better with each season. I didn't like it at first stage but looked so much better later.
he REKTS takumi's ass
It gets better with each season.
Huge lie, it starts to go downhill after 3rd stage.
4th stage is literally the best what are you talking about?
The race with the pro was def the best
goddamnit hrtf shit is great for games
It had some good races but everything else was shit. It went from a story about a dopey teenager and his whore girlfriend slowly learning to love racing as he defied the odds and defeated much better racers through crazy maneuvers and a little luck.
Then it became "Takumi is a racing god with a professional pit crew and literally can't lose no matter what." Which was fine but nothing compared to the first half of the series.
Takumi is a racing god with a professional pit crew and literally can't lose no matter what
It was always like that anon.
Worth a watch if you're into racing/cars, no eurobeat but the music is good nonetheless
Bunta was a pretty good mechanic i'm sure but he didn't have state of the art mobile facilities to check the car every single time along with a shit load of money to support his repairs and adjustments. he just did that shit in his driveway to help Takumi a little bit.
And I hope you didn't forget about how Takumi got his ass handed to him by that one fag from the Emperors.
Project D was the worst thing that ever happened to the series.
He unironically like the prostitute
She was an entertaining character that had a good dynamic with Takumi. Her being a whore has nothing to do with anything.
Would've gotten stale much faster if it was more of the first half.
He technically lost to god hand too if you'd count that. So it wasn't like he was unbeatable.
state of the art
You don't need state of the art if you have a good driver and know how to wrench and tune. This isn't GT racing or the WRC, this is some guys playing around in the toegay
Her being a whore has nothing to do with anything.
This is the current state of America
At least Japan still has standards holy shit.
am i the only one who actually really likes the 1st stage CG models? i thought they actually got worse (along with each season's iteration of the art style) when they became more detailed/realistic.
maybe it's because i played a lot of late 90s/early 00s video games where the 3D experiences offered on PC and consoles then were comparable to 1st stage's CG. at the very least, it didn't detract from my viewing experience.
Can you only appreciate a character if they're perfect or something? How stupid are you?
All the other girls thought Takumi was cool because he was good at driving, prostitute-chan's defining characteristic was that she was fucking her best friends father for money
missing the point
being this retarded
That ending single handily ruined that entire race for me and it was fantastic up until that point.
Like I understand that sometimes you need a little luck to win but that was such a god awful way of saying "hey guys look Takumi isn't invincible see, there can still be some drama."
She liked Takumi without even knowing about his racing, she just thought he was a nice normal guy. She was entertaining and added some solid romance and drama to the show without taking over everything. You need to stop immediately dismissing a character just because she sucked some old man dick for cash and clothes.
I thought it was refreshing that she stopped her whore ways, got a more respectable job and went to university on her own.
Favorite race? I really like the one against the 2 old men.
the pro in 4th stage
I'm starting 4th stage and atm it's the one against the sil80.
You're just playing devils advocate here, the series went from "High school hid races a shit car and wins due to his own abilities, racing mostly on his home course and because his dad makes some adjustments to the car" to "Semi-professional race team team with a finely tuned vehicle and dedicated mechanics wins races all over Japan."
It's a clear shift in tone and I thought it was for the worst.
How can I when she's barely a step above a night walker. All I remember about her is that she started liking Takumi after he slapped the shit out of her boyfriend for being a douch, and that she started sucking dick for change, oh and then going off to Tokyo so she could get away from her past.
She never solved any of her problems, just waited for someone to save her or she would just run away.
She may be a good plot device but she's got a shit personality.
The reason why the show is liked is because there's that change. The characters have development and aren't the same people throughout the series.
If you want to the same characters throughout an entire story just read one piece.
I dismiss people IRL for a lot less.
Well I never said she was a great person, she was a cheating whore after all.
I just thought her presence was beneficial to the series.
The story woild have ended if they hadn't challenged everyone. Takumi is a good driver, but the only way to beat other racers on their home track is to have a better car and to be a race team.
Otherwise the show would have been Takumi racing on Akina and schooling everybody in the exact same way, the only time the monotomy would have broken is when Bunta comes through.
The reason why the show is liked is because there's that change
This is one of the first times I've ever actually seen anyone say that they prefer the second half of the series, I thought it was nearly unanimously agreed to be worse. There was plenty of development and drama without changing things like they did.
There's other ways to advance the plot without making a racing team. I also disliked that it became more about Ryosukes goals and motivation than Takumis, he was just a tool for the most part.
Keep in mind I still liked the second half of the series, just that personally I thought it was weaker. If you liked Project D and thought it was the tightest shit, good for you.
I thought it was nearly unanimously agreed to be worse
no anon, just you.
In the manga it was one of Natsuki's friend, who also have a crush on Takumi
The only part I didn't like was the Shinji race. That was the most bullshit I've ever seen, and it wasn't the asspull at the end, it was the fact that he was apparently faster because he didn't use the brakes.
The shitty PS1 cutscene tier CGI is part of the charm.
Can we all agree that this is the best moment in the entire series?
Whats the technique called which uses the light out method? In the anime? I can't recall it and want to watch it again.
It was against the pro, stage 4 episode 6
She stopped sucking dick and worked towards getting a job proper. I'm not saying she's a great person but I'd say she learned her lesson.
This looks fun as fuck. What is it and where can I learn more about it?
Just finished First stage, should I bother with the rest or will it ruin the magic?
This. I've only watched First Stage because I'm not really a big fan of the "modern" artsyle. Is the rest worth it?
2nd and 3rd Stage are worthwhile. I wouldn't recommend 4th Stage and beyond unless you just want to see the entire series.
Fucking do it you pussies
you NEED to dismiss her because she sucked old man dick she's a fuckin whore
no, eurobeat is catchy as hell but even I think it's pretty shallow
post more eurobeat
COUNTER STEERING RISING
YEAH WE ARE READY FOR THE DRIFTING
THERE'S NO USE WITH ALL YOUR RUBBER
SO CHECK THIS OUT
Why are the BDs so bad?
I can't live without eurobeat anymore. Help.
All are good though
That's not a problem.
Just let it take over
good god i didn't even know there were BDs
this is worse than disney-tier, what the hell were they thinking
(though both are FWD so no drifting)
not giving it a Scandinavian Flick
DAVE FUCKING RODGERS
Modern eurobeat sucks. Post old stuff.
i mean if you buy first hand when the car not famous yet..you can get cheap
So, go back in time to 1995 and buy an eighties Corolla for $500? Sure.
While I'm there I may as well pick up a few shares of Microsoft, some beachfront property in Florida, and as many new-in-box copies of Earthbound as I can find.
The 2 that sold in my city are racing one with a cage and shit (the engine is normal 86 though) and ricing one with a 290 hp (lol) engine.
Posting best song. This thread is now better for it.
Those lyrics made me cringe so hard the first time I listened to it but now I love it.
What exactly is good about 4th stage? I don't remember anything happening to the characters, it was just races after races with all of them being resolved with bullshit and talking heads endlessly exlaining how they tightened one screw in the car to make it go 0.00001% faster.
Nah. He was kinda annoyimg but he doesnt deserved that.
The show was actually about goo-people all along
I'm not a big fan of anime in general, how's the Initial D manga?
Not bad, but it's an inferior experience as you miss out on eurobeat.
What exactly is good about 4th stage?
If you must read it, listen to eurobeat.
Just watch it.
race that gets decided by a cat running on the road
Find them kind of catchy
Download a few
Few hours pass
want to read Big Order mango
try to find smooth jazz like in the anime for in-mood listening
don't have any jazz, give up
just listen to Eurobeat instead
Every fucking time.
What is the best poorfag sport eurobeatmobile?
Integra: hard to find 1.8 one, otherwise I like it the most.
Celica: looks terrible, but there is a 4WD one for more money
Prelude: more expensive to own, but cheaper/easier to buy
Reminder that Battle Stage OVAs have fully exclusive Eurobeat and 2 extra races and therefore worth watching.
DANCING TO ANYTHING THE DJ FEEL IS RIGHT
what episode was this in?
being critical about a show about Eurobeat
I've just read Wangan Midnight. Cool stuff. I heard it was based on Mid Night Club and real life Wangan racing? No new scans though.
IT WAS WRITTEN BY A BRONY
2nd stage around the middle, don't remember exact episode.
Is that in it?
First two stages are legit good though.
stage 1 ep 14 race with shingo
Will Bunta ever race against someone other than his son?
tfw no prequel series where Bunta races an RX-3 and a Kenmeri Skyline with an older Sprinter Trueno.
anyone got the mega link for all the super eurobeat?
heard it got deleted or something
Yeah, I had it but it's not available anymore. Russian torrents to the rescue!
Nice try but posting actual best song now.
French Wheel Drive
How come Initial D fans never or rarely fight? Nobody argues, fights, spouts shit about other people. Everyone just posts webms, video links and dagumi memes.
GAS GAS GAS
Eurobeat is life. Where has Initial D been all my life?
Finished translating this a few days ago, might be a little more interesting for the Initial D crowd compared to our other stuff. It features some touge, some wangan, some rallying and a nice variety of cars. Main character drives a Group B Starion, main 'antagonists' drive an Evo 6 and a R32 (and a Legacy GT-B if you want to include the other guy), It's a bit more grounded in reality compared to dagumi's tofu adventures and the MC is quite a bit more believable too.
Look forward to it, or don't, honestly I'm not here to judge.
I had SPEEDY SPEED BOY in my head all day yesterday.
He got fucked over by a girl.
Bought a first-gen Miata because I thought they look super cool
Later realized there were two Miatas that race in Initial D
One crashes, the other just loses
Should have bought a Corolla instead
Can't listen to this without remembering that one webm.
a cute Miata will never wink at you
That's a 240SX you idiot.
Well shit it looked like one. Lay off m8.
Reminds me of this scene.