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Initial D Staff Hit the Race Track to Record Authentic Sound Effects

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

A new video released by Kodansha on Tuesday reveals the crew for the new trilogy of Initial D films went the extra mile for the cars' sound effects. The crew headed out to the Tsukuba Circuit in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki to record engine revving, tires screeching, and other sounds for Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 1 -Kakusei-. Real versions of the cars seen in the film were brought out on to the track to get the authentic sound effects.

Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 1 -Kakusei- was released on home video in Japan in December. Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 2 -Tōsō- will open in theaters in Japan on May 23.

Two Initial D cars will compete in the 2015 All Japan Rally Championship Round 2 in Ehime prefecture as part of the promotional campaign for the Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 2 -Tōsō- film. A panda-colored "Fujiwara Tofu Shop 86" for Cusco and a red and black Morpho Initial D Sammy K186 will compete.

Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 2 -Tōsō- is the second film in the Initial D film trilogy. The film trilogy retells the beginning of the story from Shuuichi Shigeno's original car-racing manga. High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father's modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina's highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over Gunma Prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.


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