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Initial D: Second Stage 

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Picking up right after the events of 'First Stage', 'Second Stage' continues to follow the underground Road Racing career of high-school student/delivery boy Takumi Fujiwara and friends as ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Chris Ayres ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Greg Ayres ...  Kenta Nakamura 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Christopher Bevins ...  Kenji 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Steve Blum ...  Keisuke 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Anthony Bowling Anthony Bowling ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Richard Cansino ...  Kyouichi Sudoh 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Corey Cleary-Stoner Corey Cleary-Stoner ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Kat Cressida ...  Natsuki 'Natalie' Mogi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Quinton Flynn ...  Shingo Shouji 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Crispin Freeman ...  Iketani 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Grant George ...  Seiji Iwaki 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Josh Grelle ...  Itsuki Takeuchi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Todd Haberkorn ...  Keisuke Takahashi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Chuck Huber ...  Yuichi Tachibana 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Lex Lang ...  Ryosuke 'Ry' Takehashi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Cherami Leigh ...  Kazumi Akiyama 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Michael Lindsay Michael Lindsay ...  Wataru Akiyama 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Kerrigan Mahan ...  Bunta Fujiwara 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Michael McConnohie ...  Yuichi 'Boss' Tachibana 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Joel McDonald ...  Takumi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Mike McFarland ...  Matsumoto 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Vic Mignogna ...  Shingo Shoji 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Colleen O'Shaughnessey ...  Kazumi Akiyama 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Brina Palencia ...  Natsuki Mogi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Phil Parsons ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Ben Phillips Ben Phillips ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Orion Pitts Orion Pitts ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
David Rasner David Rasner ...  Kenta Nakamura 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Robbie Rist ...  Itsuki 'Iggy' Takeuchi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Christopher Sabat ...  Kyouichi Sudou 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Micah Solusod ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Jason Spisak ...  Kenji 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Sonny Strait ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1999-2000
J. Michael Tatum ...  Ryosuke Takahashi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Kirk Thornton ...  Masashi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Eric Vale ...  Koichiro Iketani 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Dave Wittenberg ...  Takumi 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Barry Yandell Barry Yandell ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 1999-2000
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Picking up right after the events of 'First Stage', 'Second Stage' continues to follow the underground Road Racing career of high-school student/delivery boy Takumi Fujiwara and friends as they face new challenges in the Gunma area. After evolving into a full-fledged downhill racer, Takumi and his AE86 Trueno are faced with new challengers in the form of the Emperors, a Lancer-Evo team that plans to conquer the mountain passes of the Gunma area as well as a mysterious AE86 Levin driver who seeks to de-throne Takumi as the fastest Eight-Six driver on the mountain pass. With tougher challengers and more dangerous mountains, it may take more than Takumi and his Eight-Six Trueno to defend the honor of the Gunma drivers, fortunately Takumi has the Akina Speedstars team, his legendary father Bunta Fujiwara (who has a few tricks up his sleeve) and the superstar racer Ryosuke Takahashi on his side. He'll need all the help he can get. Written by Nathan J Rossberg

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Did You Know?


Shoumaru Pass is located in Chichibu National Park in Saitama prefecture. Kazumi is dropped off at Seibu Chichibu Station, the main train station for accessing Chichibu National Park. Its accessible from the Seibu Line at Ikebukuro Station, in Tokyo. See more »


In opening scenes, when engine is shown, "Toyoto" is written on engine block instead of "Toyota". See more »


[As he passes the leader of the Emperors]
Ryosuke Takahashi: In short, you suck at right-handers.
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Followed by Initial D: Extra Stage (2001) See more »


Blazin' Beat
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Greatest car racing ever seen
14 February 2003 | by yautjarekcahSee all my reviews

After watching so many other car racing scene, either animated or even the 'real' movie, I would say that this is by far the best that I would recommend to anyone who are looking for adrenaline rush of a car racing. This is not something like you see in "Fast and the furious", where those punks only know how to upgrade their machines and run faster than the others in a rather straight street, no technique required there, dude.

Here in this series, though animated (but in CGI format), but it really shows to the car racing fans what a car racing scene should be. Not just over hype car crashing, car chasing where the car can fly, turn but landed still 4 wheels on ground stuff; amaze the audience with those nice looking or high tech car (like those in James Bond series). In Initial D, it is not necessarily the mean machines will win, but the one who can master the driving skills and techniques could even outrun the modern and better car. In this series, you could learn a bit of those cars characters, and also briefly how they could drift and swept those corners in a believable but stylish way. It doesn't have nonsense talking scene in the series. Most of the time, yeah, car racing. Since I love the series so much, I had bought the DVD collection and watch them again and again. Hey, it didn't bore me at all. Just really wonder if there's anyone in the movie industry could produce such an immense and almost impossible car racing/drifting scene using real machine and operated by stunt mans. If there's one, I would be the first to watch it. If you are interested in car chasing and racing, it is a must for you to go and watch it. Those japanese really know how to make an animated series so real and fascinating. I would give them 9 stars.

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