Initial D

The BEST episodes of Initial D

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Takumi Fujiwara is the son of the owner of a local tofu shop. Every night Takumi delivers tofu on the seldom-used roads of Mt. Akina in his father's AE86 Sprinter Trueno (AE86 Corolla GT-APEX). One night, the Akagi RedSuns racing team challenges the local Akina SpeedStars team to a race. While on his way home from a practice run on Mt. Akina, Keisuke, one of the leaders of the RedSuns, encounters a mysterious Sprinter Trueno and is shocked as he is easily passed on Akina's downhill. Keisuke vows to take revenge against the mysterious AE86 of Mt. Akina...

Last Updated: 5/5/2022Network: Fuji TV
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Dream
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8.95
37 votes

#1 - Dream

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2014

The intense downhill battle between the two drivers are reaching an end, as Takumi and Shinji race to their absolute limits. As this battle comes to a close, and the reign of Project D finally ends, the true meaning behind the "D" will be revealed. As the characters go on different paths, Takumi's passion to be "the fastest one out there" will never end.

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Dangerous Scent
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8.64
28 votes

#2 - Dangerous Scent

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2014

Both drivers are equally strong, towards the middle of the race. They face a battle of gaining the lead.

The New Downhill Legend!
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8.62
169 votes

#3 - The New Downhill Legend!

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/5/1998

The thrill of street racing has finally caught up to Takumi. He still has a couple of tricks available to him, as the thrilling conclusion of Akina’s Eight-Six and White Comet of Akagi’s undefeated record is settled in one dynamic finish to remember.

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Zero Hearts
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8.57
28 votes

#4 - Zero Hearts

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/8/2013

Keisuke's next opponent in Kanagawa's Four Lines of Defense is the leader of Team Spiral, Ryuji "Zero" Ikeda. Ikeda believes in his "Zero Theory", where the driver thinks of nothing except being one with the car to create the ultimate racer. Quite similar to Ryosuke's Fastest Racer Theory, Ryosuke also notices a few flaws in Ikeda's theory. A flaw that would arise as the wet conditions create a fog battle.

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Eight-Six vs. Eight-Six
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8.46
174 votes

#5 - Eight-Six vs. Eight-Six

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/13/2000

Takumi is about to experience a completely different type of racer within Wataru’s own Eight-Six, in a treacherous mountain pass consisting of mixed elevations, rusting guardrails, unexpected traps and aging rough pavements. As Takumi presses down the accelerator, the true nature of the Eight-Six’s new hidden weapon emerges in its monstrous raw performance.

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The Last Battle
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8.45
160 votes

#6 - The Last Battle

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 11/28/1998

Nobody among the galleries has ever seen Ryosuke Takahashi drive his full potential, that is until the Eight-Six appeared. Instead of driving as the founder of the RedSuns, Ryosuke retains his title that made him famous. The White Comet has come at full force, as a new legend among the streets is about to be born between these two rivaling drivers. Will Takumi be able to defend against the analytical brother with more experience in driving than most pros?

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Dead Line
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8.42
33 votes

#7 - Dead Line

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/14/2012

As the first battle winds down, the downhill between Takumi’s Eight-Six and Omiya’s NB8C Roadster begins. As both cars reach their limits, the control of the drivers will determine the outcome. Against Omiya’s miraculous car control, will Takumi be able to win? Another factor will come into play.

Encounter of Destiny
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8.37
30 votes

#8 - Encounter of Destiny

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/4/2012

Following their narrow victory against Purple Shadow, Project D's reputation is at stake after a pair of imposters parade around Saitama. Initially Takumi seems oblivious to the incident, but takes notice after he is mistakenly blamed for taking advantage of a girl. Meanwhile, the final stage of Project D's expeditions is upon them, and is to be the hardest yet.

Directors: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Two Pieces of Advice
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8.35
116 votes

#9 - Two Pieces of Advice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/19/2004

Act 4 is completely the race between Takumi and Daiki once again it is in the leader/chaser style with Daiki choosing to be out in front for the first heat.Has the race progresses we learn just what the two pieces of advice Ryosuke gave Takumi in Act 3 were. First ""don't look back"" - Secondly rev limiting he told Takumi to shift gears at 9000 RPM and not the normal 11,000. The downhill battle seemed to be a bit of a surprise to both racers on Daiki's part it was just how fast both the 86 and Takumi were and on Takumi's side it seemed to be just how much Daiki was able to push him to the edge of his ability's. Has for the race itself the first heat failed to resolve anything with Daiki failing to pass Takumi and in Takumi failing to put any distance between the two of them has for the second heat with Daiki in lead now Takumi was able to end the race when he passed Daiki while using the 86 to it's full potential.

Directors: Tsuneo Tominaga
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Premonition of Defeat
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8.34
148 votes

#10 - Premonition of Defeat

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/28/1999

Kyoichi senses an uncanny fighting spirit within the Eight-Six’s driver, as he gives Seiji strict rules against the race. Seiji however decides to ignore these rules and launches his Evo IV into full power. Takumi is outclassed in almost every category as the Evo IV’s power is truly amazing. The battle risk escalates when the race reaches the second half of the course.

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The Eight-Six Turbo!
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8.32
147 votes

#11 - The Eight-Six Turbo!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/16/1999

After Wataru issues a short-lived battle against Keisuke, his sister Kazumi introduces him to Itsuki leading to a chance meeting with another Eight-Six driver. At first everything seems right with the meeting, but because of Takumi’s naïve reaction to his car’s new downhill weapon, Wataru rubs it the wrong way as his bad side emerges.

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Changing Seasons
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8.31
178 votes

#12 - Changing Seasons

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/20/2000

The battle between the two Eight-Sixes have met Wataru’s satisfaction much higher than he expected, but he plans to decide the outcome of this battle with the judgement of the human body’s limitations. Takumi soon realizes he is losing grip of his pace. After the battle, a series of revelations take place among all the characters in preparation to what’s coming next.

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The Most Powerful Man of the Toudou School
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8.30
115 votes

#13 - The Most Powerful Man of the Toudou School

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/19/2004

Act 3 starts off with Takumi driving on Akina after finishing his tofu deliveries upon returning home Takumi informs his father that he will be doing the deliveries for the next few days due to the fact that the team will be having another away match this week their next targets are a team called The Toudou Racing School A special school for driving techniques run by a car shop owner and ex-rally driver.The opponents are Daiki with his Honda Civic EK-9 on the downhill and Sakai with his Honda Integra DC2 Type R on the uphill.This whole episode is just everyone preparing for the up coming battles and ends with Ryosuke giving Takumi a little bit of advice for his race.

Directors: Tsuneo Tominaga
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Hollow Victory
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8.25
117 votes

#14 - Hollow Victory

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/1999

In his heart, Takumi cannot accept his victory over the Evo IV and decides to make a vow. To add to his already uneasy thoughts, anonymous messages are being sent to Takumi concerning his relationship with Natsuki.

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Team Emperor on Akina
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8.22
116 votes

#15 - Team Emperor on Akina

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/1999

What would happen if the Eight-Six gets a new upgrade? That’s exactly what Iketani and Itsuki has been thinking about to increase the performance of Takumi’s vehicle. But would Bunta allow it? Elsewhere, team Emperor’s winning streak isn’t slowing down as they continue to sweep across Gunma, defeating every race team with ease. Their next target: Akina’s Eight-Six.

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The Strongest Enemy
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8.22
23 votes

#16 - The Strongest Enemy

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/16/2014

Takumi and Shinji continue with their match with Takumi, still bewildered by Shinji, starts to focus. But suddenly, Shinji allows Takumi to pass, which disturbs Takumi even more. Even Kubo is utterly disheartened by the turn of events, but both Go and Ryosuke believe this was inevitable, creating a suitable conclusion to Project D's expeditions.

Hot Winds and Furious Driving
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8.20
166 votes

#17 - Hot Winds and Furious Driving

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/19/1998

The race has begun on Mt. Usui. With Mako driving chase, the Impact Blue team hopes to see how Takumi and his Eight-Six handle the pressure. Takumi struggles to keep up with the SilEighty, wondering if he is in over his head.

Directors: Masami Hata
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Into the Battle!
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8.20
213 votes

#18 - Into the Battle!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/9/1998

Iketani patiently waits for Bunta to appear to drive for his team against Keisuke Takahashi, but to his surprise, Takumi shows up in his place, reluctantly. This puts everybody in a state of shock, as the unexpected is about to happen.

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Evolving Drift
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8.16
148 votes

#19 - Evolving Drift

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/15/1998

Takumi has no plans in running away from Shingo’s provoked challenge. When he discovers the suicidal consequences of having a gum-tape death match with the addition of Shingo’s dangerous driving, Takumi might just have added too much pressure on himself.

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Akagi's White Comet!
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8.16
165 votes

#20 - Akagi's White Comet!

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/14/1998

Everyone across Gunma has been waiting for this moment, when Akagi’s White Comet comes face to face with Akina’s Eight-Six. In preparation for this upcoming battle, Bunta tests out the stability of the Eight-Six.

Directors: Masami Hata
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Dogfight!
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8.16
210 votes

#21 - Dogfight!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/16/1998

Everyone in the crowd is speechless as they have just witnessed the impossible, an Eight-Six overtaking Keisuke’s FD. Ryosuke goes up to solve what’s the success behind this somewhat simple car to discover its unexpected secret. The next day Takumi goes out on a date with Natsuki to the beach, and the thrilling thoughts of racing have started to interest him.

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Endless Battle
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8.16
113 votes

#22 - Endless Battle

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/17/2006

The battle between Takumi’s Eight-Six and Toshiro’s S2000 has become a battle of the best endurance. Yet Ryosuke suspects that something isn’t right about the battle, rather he finds out late on what has just happened. Now that the battle has stretched for far too long, Godhand gets serious and shows off his true driving skills when he is at the peak of his full potential.

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The Never-Ending Challenge
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8.14
111 votes

#23 - The Never-Ending Challenge

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/17/2006

The dramatic conclusion between the Eight-Six and S2000 is at hand…or is it? Now that Godhand has gotten serious, how will Takumi compensate into winning, or worse…how will the Eight-Six hold itself together if risky maneuvers are the only way to success?!

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The Sorcerer of the Single-Handed Steer
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8.12
83 votes

#24 - The Sorcerer of the Single-Handed Steer

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/16/2005

As the battle between the super powered cars of the hillclimb has ended, Takumi’s battle is another story. Takumi realizes that his opponent has the same frightening aura that the Impreza driver had, making his battle with Godhand more difficult. This time, it’s streetracing skills against another form of streetracing skills.

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Full Speed! Downhill Battle
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8.11
149 votes

#25 - Full Speed! Downhill Battle

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/16/2004

Tohru's promised to quit racing forever if he loses his next match. The course is dangerous, and with Project D's downhill specialist on his tail, one wrong move could spell disaster.

Directors: Tsuneo Tominaga
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