Why do people like this series? It's boring and the CG sucks.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=atuFSv2bLa8Because the music was killer
>it's boringthe latest OVA was pretty entertaining though
>>185861086Ok, that's pretty awesome.Great OST
>>185861086Please this is obviously betterhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DkyGTMYZELE
>>185860901It's memorable for its OST. Don't know if it's a good thing or not.
>>185860901You didn't watch at least First Stage, did you? Watch more, then discuss.
>>185863363I watched First Stage and loved it a lot and decided not to watch anymore because I thought the sequels wouldn't hold up and didn't want the series to be tarnished for me. Was I wrong to do so?
It somehow made me even more autistic about 80s and 90s Japanese shitboxes, plus the soundtrack is really good.
>>185863885it's not an immediate decline and maybe some of the art in the 3rd stage movie is worth seeing too, but yeah 1st stage is by far the peak
>>185861086The comments are amazing right now
>>185860901you really can't hate on the shitty CG when the rest of the show looks gorgeous pretty consistently. The CG will grow on you too, I hated it at first but changed my mind before the end of First Stage. It's definitely a product of its time and the visuals are part of that.
>>185867531The rest of the show being gorgeous is exactly why the CG makes me upset, just imagine how much better 2D would be
>>185867579There are a few frames with drawn cars. That said, I'd much rather settle for CG cars rather than not have an Initial D anime at all.
>>185867579I think the CG adds to the charm, seeing them progressively go from ps1 models to high quality cars that still hold up in Final Stage gives it a feeling of how time has passed. Plus if the new ovas are anything to go by the animated cars would need a budget the anime just didn't have
>>185867579look i love traditional animation too but this is a tv production and the races are filled with shots that would be prohibitively time consuming to do with 2d. an initial d without cg wouldn't be the same show but better, it would be the same show but stripped of the dynamic camera movements and whipping curves that in large part allowed them to make the races so gripping.the cg shot at 5 seconds here is a good example
>>185861086>Normies overshadowed Initial D's popularity by putting eurobeat on their meme compilations>Now it's gonna be associated with racewar shitI just wanted Dagomi to get some love mang
>>185867984>>185867871>>185867579>>185867709Initial D Legend series. Reminds you more of the manga art style.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtM6W6USdv0
Because it's one of the most believable slice of life shows ever and a nice period piece. Shame about everything post Third Stage.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZ3PM3hUXc
>>185867984Funny how you picked the race that was the only time they used 2D for a good chunk.
>>185868179What's wrong with 5th+Final?
>>185868213The strong supporting cast from First - Third Stage were thrown in the trash, besides the Fujobait Bros.
>>185868204it was just the only somewhat applicable webm i had on hand, though even then it illustrates the point well. those flat shots of the cars going across the frame work well enough for how they're used in that race, but the lynchpin of the action is the dynamic cg shots
>>185868179>believable slice of life>tfw you could've spent your youth racing with the rich foreign students but you were too poor
>>185868265>fun dynamic in the ova>fun dynamic in the drama cdfull night kids & initial blue spinoff when reeeeee
A shame that the movies look really good, but no eurobeat is such a killer.
>>185868316People have made edits of the movies with eurobeat in them. Not the best but better than no eurobeat at all.
>>185868297>tfw still looking for a part time job to start on my license Being a Paddy is suffering.
Because of the music and the drift racing. Jesus Christ. You don't watch porn for the acting or cinematography. You watch it to get off from people fucking.>inb4 only degenerates watch porn
>>185861086/pol/ and /o/ version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Uzv4Gh6sk
It's sad that actual Initial D fans are outweighed by bandwagon retards.
>>185869250What about Eurobeatniks?
>>185869511If they listen to more than Gas Gas Gas, Night of Fire and Deja Vu, they're alright in my book.
>>185869250Eurobeatfags have always outnumbered Initial D fans. Shit like Running in the 90's already had millions of views almost a decade ago.
>>185869820The memelords don't know what they're missing. Hell, actually watching the series would give them more to work with, like everything to do with Shingo.
>>185868265I would've honestly preferred a Night Kids spinoff rather than MF Ghost tbqh, having Nakazato do something other than job hard while Shingo pulled stereotypical Civic driver shit would've made for a great show.
>>185870020But anon, what about your favourite characters Ryosuke, Keisuke and Dagumi? The series should have moved on from Dagumi after Third Stage, his story was over. Give Itsuki, Iketani or Nakazato the spotlight.
>>185861086>eurobeat becomes a battleground for political bullshitFuck this guy
>>185861086>eurobeat comment sections will now be ridden with /pol/niggers and fags
>>185870074You have no idea how dissapointed I was when I found out the R32 in 5th Stage wasn't actually Nakazato.
>>185869820lol, internet YTMNDs and instagram meme compliations are two different beasts
>>185870074>The series should have moved on from Dagumi after Third Stage, his story was over. Give Itsuki, Iketani or Nakazato the spotlight.I wholeheartedly agree. I like Dagumi and the Spin Twins but it would've been nice to see the focus shift to some of the more interesting supporting characters, it's not as if none of them had ever interacted with each other before so you'd have an easy time expanding upon pre-existing character relationships. IMO the final battle should've been between Takumi and Itsuki
>>185871116This is why I felt like Extra Stage 2 was the best thing made after 3rd Stage. It focused solely on two supporting characters. It also helped that the S13 is my favorite car in the whole series.
>>185871318What were they trying to accomplish?
>>185860901the live action was good
I was actually thinking of watching it, should I?
>>185871268>Iketani slips away from Mako again in Extra Stage 2that shit hurt, why won't they let my boy be happy?
>>185871268what even happened in extra stage 2 beyond iketani having negative game again?
>>185871494The only characters in Initial D that end up in a stable relationship is Takumi and Golf Takumi. I don't know if Shigeno sees it as easy drama, or just wants to see his characters suffer romantically.
>>185869614Is it just me or do a lot of those sound higher pitched than usual?
>>185871906some tracks on YouTube Eurobeat mixes are sped up/altered to avoid copyright strikes, luckily a lot of the uploaders have the unaltered mixes available for downloading.
>>185872122Actually I was gonna say it sounds good and ask if there were any uploaded individually like that.
>>185861134NZ is the world's bonus track.
>>185861086>Because the music was killer
>>185861134>>185861086b a s e d
>>185860901anime girls will never understand?
>>185860901>tfw don't have a drivers licenseI can't self-insert. Would love to learn manual but I'm in burgerland. NSX type-r gen 1 would be my car-fu.
The CG is 10x better by the second half of first stage. Just watch keep watching brainlet
>>185872428>he doesn't like Eurobeatit must be hard to live with such shit taste
>>185860901CG always sucks though.
>>185861134that NZ special was amazing eventhough its only 16 minutes long
>>185860901>>185861086I actually laughed out loud.
>>185861086Mogra and r/a/dio will never be the same again.
>>185861086Did op samefag to setup this joke? If so, lame
>>185871347To get attention and validation.
>>185867367>"When you're speeding and cops hear the song through your windows and they speed with you." >1 year ago
>>185871906These are done to make the BPMs match up for a pleasant listening hype experience, hence the slight chipmunking
>>185869250What if I just like sports manga
>>185869250Initial D threads will never be good again.
>>185863885I'm in the same boot. Was previously told 2nd Stage is worth a shot but I've not taken the plunge yet. Probably see how many shows I pick up in the Spring.I'd written the series off as memebate trash for so long that I was really caught off guard by it. Rates as a very good sports anime.>>185864341Thanks.In retrospect I think the CG was a good artistic choice.
>>185861086>>185860901wrong only subaru fags enjoy it. ALL this series does is cock their wanker out muh subaru spray all that good will about subaru>muh bunta and le subaru>le dud gonna be tuff cause le subaru all wheel drive>le custom Subaru better than 86>le drive a subaru till the end
>>185861350>does not get it>>185868004MF ghost no anime ever comfirmed.
>>185876681There's a full translation? What?
>>185876681Hold the fucking phone. Is there an English TL for this?
>>185877115>>185877617translated from jap to finnish to english
It's a good mix of amazing OST, some fun car autism and manliness.
Takumi is a cuck lol
>>185877742Better than nothing. Found it myself:https://arcadeotic.wixsite.com/euphemictl/single-post/2018/10/09/Bishoujo-Mangekyou-A-Girls-Cursed-Legend
>>185869250It's gotten even worse because of /pol/tards.>listen to eurobeat on my headphones>some lady calls the police because it's the white supremacist musicThanks /pol/!
>>185861086>I can't play this song in my car anymore because some sperg has now associated it with nazism.
>>185861086Literally the only good thing about this anime. Also the Gt 86 is cute
>>185878323I play it louder now.
>>185878778I will probably still play it. Just not for the next few weeks.
GAS GAS GASPull my devil trigger>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV5IheNfK54
>>185877032>ALL this series does is cock their wanker out
>>185860901the 1st season is kino, GOAT artstyle and story, the 2nd season has a shitty artstyle but the story is good and the 3rd season(or movie) is good too.After that it really goes downhill get it? unless you're into JDM cars are tagumi becomes a TRUE mary sue and shit just gets retarded
>>185878323>mfw someone inevitably gets the wrong idea from the Powered by Super Eurobeat sticker on my car
>>185861086I don’t get it.
>>185884172know what happened yesterday? autist-kun put it on during the police chase
>>185878323i fucking hate it when everything turns to a lefty/pol/ and /pol/ discussion. both sides are equally autistic at this point
>>185884172git gudand remove the kebab
>>185878323It's a precious one of thousands of nigh identical eurobeats, how will anon ever cope
>>185884095I stuffed as many albums from the SEB lossless collection on my phone to play while driving. Definitely makes getting stuck in traffic with Super Eurobeat playing in the background more entertaining.
>>185884776Eurobeat makes driving on the Interstate enjoyable. Eurobeat and jazz music.
>>185877032>cock their wanker out muh subaru spray all that good will about Subaru
>>185877982Just laugh and point at the lady for the sheer magnitude of her ignorance.
>>185884624What's that even mean? Not even the translation engine can understand it!
>>185869744Ironically enough, those didn't really impress me all that much.
>>185861086I chuckled, good one
>>185883177at least the eurobeat is still good
>>185885984meme from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games I guess, some russian slang meaning 'Put a fucking bullet in his forehead'
>>185886199its a slav nursery rhyme
>implying Bunta is beatable
>>185886199cheeki breeki iv damke = 1, 2, You're On Top It's referring to Checkers, and the bandits say it disparagingly as in they have the advantage and are going to kick your ass
>>185886626I thought the mark was on his inner forearm.
>>185860901It's a memento of better times.
>>185886831Then why's it on his outer forearm in >>185886626?
>>185886626I thought the Vintorez was the merc's trademark weapon.
>>185889378Because the artist is a retard or too lazy to draw it on his forearm
>>185867984Bullshit argument, literally just draw on top of the shitty CG models so they don't look so out of place.
>>185889669>what is a budget for $300, Alex?
>>185860901Should I keep watching past S1? pic unrelated
>>185892149You could just stop at 3rd Stage, but you'll probably end up watching the whole series anyway if you get that far.
4th, 5th and Final weren't even bad. I don't get the hate boner.
>>185863885>>185864341It stays good up through the 3rd Stage. The 4th Stage and beyond are where it gets bad. Fortunately, the 3rd Stage wraps things up like it was an end to the series anyway, so it's a great jumping off point.
>>1858921494th stage and beyond isn't as good, but it's still worth watching if you liked the first 3 stages
I miss Initial D fellas, nothing will ever compare to the utter joy I had watching First Stage for the first time this summer. Second and Third were pretty good too, but Fourth and Fifth lacked something.
>>185867531>>185867579The shows budget shows but can't go wrong with good old 90s backgrounds.The 3D honestly looks just as bad as modern anime CG cars so i guess it's very impressive for its time
>>185874843hahahahaand 49 seconds
>>185861086>86Dagumi stop shitposting.
>>185861086My favorite track on the road to a mosque.
>>185886626That's an odd-looking chimera.
>>185889220>ywn be a part of the '90s Japanese car scene
>>185861086Eurobeat aside, I loved the ED for Second Stage.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5wFcfugZ8o
>>185900319Honestly, both the second ED in First Stage and Kimi ga Iru are my absolute favourites. The former has a nice piano mix on the OST that I don't think played in the show itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csBTcoYT8HU
>>185884546>It's a precious one of thousands of nigh identical eurobeats, how will anon ever copefag with 0 taste
>>185860901There are people who are really into cars
The music was absolute shit
>>185900949Post music that intellectuals, such as yourself, can appreciate.
>>185886626Anyone got that LOL STAMINA illustration?
This series is so bursting with optimism that it's been the catalyst for me trying to break out of my slump. Thanks /a/.
intial D stands for DRIFT
>>185878323No, play it more and don't let it remain associated with him.
>>185904123its D for drive
>>185904181It's for dream.
>>185904181So which is it?
>>185904308thats such a shit gif
>>185869250The eurobeat meme on the /gif/s and imgur peaked over a year ago mate. It's mostly returned to normal.
>>185904350D for Downhill.It's a reference to the race.
>>185904350The anon that said Dream is right. The dream is a large part of what makes the back half of the manga so shit, since the dream is to go undefeated against all the kanto mountain pass teams. Spoiler: he never loses.
>>185905590They should have had them lose at least once, take the ego bruise and go forward anyway for the sake of it. Would have gotten some development for Ryosuke and even post Third Stage Dagumi.
>>185905590D for Dagumi
>>185905652the best time to do it would've been after the third stagebut his plot armor can only be destroyed by his own dad which is a shame since no one regards that as a "loss" so his plot armor stands strong
>>185905701At least in Second Stage, you had this absolute Chad show up to put him in his place somewhat. They still frame it as not counting, but that doesn't change that it happened.
>>185871116>IMO the final battle should've been between Takumi and Itsukihey now let's not be too ridiculous here. Takumi would have to pass away mid race just to make it an even fight
>>185894611a jumping off point means a starting point
>>185870346Now, now, Ichimatsu
>final episode >rage your dream is the EDI think it played at another major conclusion past first stage as well.Shit's so good.
>>185906125Yeah, but for the sake of character building it would have been worth it, even if Itsuki has no chance. They're best friends and it's something he's always wanted to do, he battled Iketani in the manga and came out victorious, so there's potential for growth there.
>>185906125>>185871116Itsuki is a faggot and probably the worst character in the series.Iketani is the real man
>>185907015*gets nervous and sabotages his own relationship*iketani is an absolute geek
>>185907195Drifters don't need Girlfriends!
>>185860901>talking shit about the peak of the medium
This is the most kino battleProof me wrong
>>185908569I loved their rivalry.
>>185861086I AM THE GOD OF HELLFIRE
>>185861086I experienced that shitty kind of music first-hand in the mid-90s. I don't need any throwbacks to it.
>>185906125assuming that the spotlight would've left Tak post-Third Stage, Bunta could've mentored the Speed Stars like Iketani wanted him to back in First Stage. The series started with Dagumi and Itsuki daydreaming about shitboxes on top of the school, it would be fitting if it had ended with the two driving shitboxes down from the top of Mt. Akina.>>185907015we all have that one friend like Itsuki, and that's why we love him.
>>185884095im thinking the same. Doesn't help that loners tanya is going on eventually too
>>185869866>>185869820I have watched the whole series (I wish somebody would've told me to stop after 3rd stage, OH MY GOD WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME ORA ORA ORA) because I liked the memes so much but felt like a poser for enjoying and posting the memes without having watched the anime.
>>185861134theyre still making shit? i thought they stopped after the 86 vs 86 thing
unironically liked the stupid japanese buttrock in the "New Initial D" moviesNot as much as the eurobeat though. Replacing the eurobeat was still a dumbass decision.
>>185915591Yeah but they outsourced the production to NZ of all places.
>>185904335No, the D in project D stands for Dream
>>185905701It's a shame that the series didn't have a race against Bunta with Takumi finally surpassing him
>>185860901Bait thread>>185861086For this kind of response.
>>185861086how this song is linked to that?
>>185861086my fucking sides