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Wangan Midnight  
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The story gets its roots from the actual street racing that occurs on Tokyo's Shuto Expressway, one stretch of which is known as the "Wangan", literally meaning "bay side" (although it is generally used to refer to the freeway), the longest, straightest road in the entire country. Of course, there's also lots of traffic to contend with, including a fair number of heavy trucks. Because of this, the action is inherently hazardous, and wrecks are common. Blown engines are also a frequent hazard, especially with the extreme-high power engines.

One day, Akio Asakura, a third year high school student, is driving his Fairlady Z (Z31) and is challenged by Tatsuya Shima, a doctor, in his black Porsche 964 Turbo (nicknamed the "BlackBird"). With a friend in the passenger seat and two girls in the back, Akio pitifully tries to win, but is defeated. Determined to become faster, he goes to the junkyard to buy parts for his car, when he sees a pristine, unscratched midnight blue Fairlady Z (S30) in the junkyard. Intrigued as to why such a machine is about to be junked, he buys it. He soon finds that the car is unnaturally fast due to a tuned L28 engine, bored and stroked to 3.1 liters combined with twin turbos, which produces 620bhp. He also finds that all of the car's previous owners had unfortunate accidents in it, starting with the first owner's death. The manga follows Akio's various encounters, though the central plot revolves around his constant battle with the BlackBird for superiority.


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v.5 c.47 by Club Carisma (1574d ago)
v.5 c.46 by Club Carisma (1616d ago)
v.1 c.2 by HYDE Ltd. (2566d ago)
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42 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (26 votes)
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Young Magazine (Kodansha)

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Weekly Pos #843 increased(+445)
Monthly Pos #2426 increased(+213)
3 Month Pos #4289 increased(+434)
6 Month Pos #6970 increased(+262)

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On 127 reading lists
On 118 wish lists
On 8 completed lists
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good but   
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by Wyllia
July 8th, 2012, 11:39am
the cars look kinda weird... they all look like a VW beetle or something which makes it kinda hard to distinguish them from each other, initial D is a great example of detail on the car so you can simply look at it and see what type it is but here you dont stand a chance in that. Other than that its a great manga with a lot of story just too bad it ain't scanned actively : /

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so far good, Im looking forward for upcoming chapters   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Domonkazu
June 12th, 2007, 6:44pm
it's realistic street car races with lots of accidents, and there's no superhuman stunt like Takumi did in initial D, perhaps that's why I like it.
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