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Wangan Midnight  
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Description
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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.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
湾岸ミッドナイト
湾岸竞速

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.47 by Club Carisma (1546d ago)
v.5 c.46 by Club Carisma (1588d ago)
v.1 c.2 by HYDE Ltd. (2539d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
42 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (26 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 8th 2013, 5:16am PST


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Year
1993

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #801 increased(+445)
Monthly Pos #2370 increased(+415)
3 Month Pos #4723 increased(+510)
6 Month Pos #6480 increased(+752)

List Stats
On 128 reading lists
On 117 wish lists
On 8 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 26 custom 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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