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AutoWeek looks at Initial D

posted on 2002-02-05 10:44 EST
Autoweek Magazine, a monthly US Automotive magazine, takes a brief look at Initial D.

Autoweek Magazine, a weekly US Automotive magazine, take a brief look at the very car-centric Anime, Initial D.

The following blurb is from Autoweek's "..But Wait, There's More" column from the February 4th, 2002 issue of Autoweek.

Initial D is a Japanese animated cartoon about street racing -- sort of Speed Racer meets The Fast and the Furious. Instead of Speed and his powerful Mach 5, Initial D stars 17-year-old tofu delivery boy Takumi and an '86 Toyota Corolla. The story line: Takumi hones driving skills delivering the tasty food-like goo on a route that covers hairpin turns on Mount Akina. In a chance meeting Takumi faces street racing's notorious Keisuke... and beats him! Suddenly, challengers came looking for the famous "Eight-Six of Mount Akina." That's the story line in its entirety. We smell a TV series and maybe even a full-length feature as negotiations are underway to bring Initial D to American TV.

The entire "...But Wait, There's More" column can be read here.

Tokyopop has licenced Initial D for release in North America, and has already shown that they are interested in obtaining a TV contract for the series.

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