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Initial D  
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Only the fearless survive in the white-hot world of street racing, as teams take on dangerous roads in the shadow of Mt. Akina. Behind the wheel of the mysterious "Ghost of Akina" is Takumi, on his way to becoming the greatest racer ever.


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Club Carisma
Gaps Inc
Guren no Heya Kara

Latest Release(s)
v.48 c.Extra 2 by Guren no Heya Kara (167d ago)
v.48 c.Extra 1 by Guren no Heya Kara (174d ago)
v.48 c.717-719 (end) by Guren no Heya Kara (181d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
48 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 45, Chap 663

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (284 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2015, 11:46pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (33 Volumes - Defunct)

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Monthly Pos #2058 decreased(-121)
3 Month Pos #2725 increased(+68)
6 Month Pos #2842 decreased(-1156)

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by susumu99
March 15th, 2011, 3:26am
The chapters are WAY too short!!! And i wish there was a bit more development outside of the racing world. However, one of its best qualities is that it doesn't detract with a lot of drama or any of that fluff. Somehow it's just really captivating =)
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A definite MUST read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asaliah1116
February 14th, 2009, 12:53am
Admittedly, the art takes a bit of time getting used to and the repetitive touge scenes can be quite vexing (after a hill or two, all the mountain/hill roads looked the same) BUT for people who already have driving license and oft daydreamed of being a racer, be it amateur or pro, would definitely find this manga appealing in a sense that Shigeno-sensei under editorial supervision from Keiichi Tsuchiya had painstakingly explored and explained in detail the mechanics of a driver's potentials, the relationship between man and machine, and the sometimes awkward emotional scenes (especially with the opposite sex). Shigeno-sensei excells in narrating and subsequently breaking the 4th wall in a humorous lighthearted way. The technical terms may put most people off, especially if they had no idea what the heck they meant, but the excitement of the touge racing, despite the repetitiveness, is the one thing that will make you stuck reading from the 1st to the latest volume.
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Initial Awesome   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kaloo
July 6th, 2010, 10:44pm
The races tend to drag on, but the art(for the cars anyways the people are kinda...) is wonderful so it's not so bad.

The plot is simple but exciting and it's the kind of story that you can't wait for the next chapter in once you start reading it.
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nice starting story but then ...   
Rating: N/A
by vosh
March 11th, 2005, 1:44pm
It was an excellent setting, the first 6 volume was fun, then it started becoming repetitive. I guess the problem with racing story is, it is hard 2 make u feel the main character is improving & it is hard for readers 2 learn more about the topic. ( Compared 4 i.e: Prince of Tennis - New skill, Yakitate - New ingredient or new bread )
Lastly: the girls are not cute enough ( Not my art style )

Highly Recommended but you may lose interest later.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by trunks84
January 22nd, 2008, 12:01pm
Once I thought this series was absolutely fabulous, like when I first wrote this comment. Sadly over the years it has dragged on endlessly and it has become a very tiresome series to follow.

It still is a great racing series and I don't think it has any competition in its genre, and I would still easily recommend the anime to anyone, but I can't hide my frustration/disappointment that it's lost a lot of its shine over the last years.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2013, 9:46pm
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Read it   
Rating: N/A
by Chap
August 6th, 2006, 8:53pm
Strong story, Strong secondary characters. Tak's father is simply the real deal.
Very nice technical information throught the manga, really makes you want to learn these techniques :P

And i think another strong point of this manga is that it focuses a lot on Takemi's life, and the huge impact driving has on his personality and dreams. The beaten opponents and other characters manage to keep their rightful place in the 27 volumes i've read :)

Nice work. Read it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by keikii
March 8th, 2008, 4:06pm
I don't know what it is about this series but it is amazing.
I'm normally one to read shoujo stories, and i never thought i would get into car racing, but whenever i start to read this series, or watch it i become infactuated and i can't stop!
the best story ever!
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Initial D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lani_b2
December 28th, 2006, 7:07pm
The best! The characters and story keep me coming back for more.
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absolutely beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by DARCnarc
May 28th, 2005, 12:46am
One of the best series out there, 4th stage sees less character development than the rest but still beautiful to behold
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Moe Driving!!!!   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
March 16th, 2006, 11:22am
Very nice manga :D
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