The Toyobaru twins were always seen as throwbacks to the days of old AE86s and the drifting manga that made them famous. Now Toyota of the UK is completing the circle with an Initial D-tribute concept car.
Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…
This isn’t the first time I’ve been to Mount Haruna (known as Mount Akina in Initial D), but it is the first time I’ve gone at night. To my surprise, other than a Nissan R-34 GT-R and a Mitsubishi Evo who left as I showed up, I had the entire mountain all to myself until the following morning. This is what it was like.
You might well think of yourself as a massive fan of Initial D. Perhaps your interest in all things petrol-soaked and grease stained is because of Initial D. Well, as big of a fan as you might be, you probably can’t hold a candle to Drift Hunter Albo Agunday’s fandom. And this past weekend, I went out driving with him.
To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of popular Japanese racing series Initial D, LEGO enthusiast Denil Oh created quite a unique set on LEGO Ideas. It's an awesome miniature replica of the iconic Toyota Trueno, the main character Takumi Fujiwara, and his family's tofu shop.
Each of the mountains in Initial D are real locations in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. On beautiful weekends, the roads don't just have day trippers to the various tourist spots, you can also spot modified cars and motorcycles enjoying the drive. I recently took a group of friends out on a quick jaunt around Mount "Akina."…
You are not watching an episode of anime Initial D. This isn't a video game! Here's a look at underground drifting in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
Outstanding news for anyone who loves drifting, Japan, and unassuming Toyotas that decimate vastly more powerful cars: a new Initial D movie is coming this fall! And here's the first full-length trailer.
I've always had a distant respect for players of the arcade racing series Initial D. This video catapults that respect to new heights.
Manga Initial D, which has been running for 18 years, is wrapping up with its final chapter later this month in Japan.
Anyone can drive fast. Only one driver can be the fastest. Enter to win the all new, full-length Initial D 3rd Stage feature film and the first half of the never-before-seen-in-the-US Initial D 4th Stage. The movie fans have been waiting for is here. Life's a blur. Live it fast.