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New Initial D the Movie Legend 2 Film's 1st Promo Video Streamed

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Cast, staff return for 2nd film in reboot film series opening on May 23

Avex Pictures began streaming two versions of the first promotional video on Friday for Shin Gekijōban Initial D Legend 2 -Tōsō- (New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer), the second film in the new Initial D film trilogy. The videos feature the song "Resurrection" by Back-On.

Takuma: Old man... Is GTR something amazing?
Takeshi: The race is one round.
Text: The theater
Text: Moves to the mountain pass
Man: So, the vehicle's a GTR...
Takuma: I wonder... Could I win?
Takuma: Because I'm not drifting too much, I can keep my foot completely on the pedal.
Shingo: Once I do this, the head of the Night Kids will be me, Shingo Shōji.
Takeshi: This thrill like all the blood in your body is getting blown away... This is what a battle should be!
Text: Feel the impact
Text: That makes all your blood
Text: Come to a boil
Takuma: I can do this... I can go faster than usual... I am NOT going to lose!!

Takuma: Old man... Is GTR something amazing?
Text: The theater
Text: Moves to the mountain pass
Text: Feel the impact
Text: That makes all your blood
Text: Come to a boil
Takeshi: This thrill like all the blood in your body is getting blown away... This is what a battle should be!
Takuma: I can do this... I can go faster than usual... I am NOT going to lose!!
Narrator: Shin Gekijōban Initial D Legend 2 -Tōsō-

The film will open in Japan on May 23. Those who purchase advanced tickets will receive a "Fujiwara Tofu Store" sticker.

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.

The cast from the first film returns for the second, with Mamoru Miyano as Takumi Fujiwara, Yūichi Nakamura as Keisuke Takahashi, Minoru Shiraishi as Itsuki Takeuchi, Maaya Uchida as Natsuki Mogi, Hiroaki Hirata as Bunta Fujiwara, Hiroshi Tsuchida as Kōichirō Iketani, and Junichi Suwabe as Takeshi Nakazato. Sanzigen Animation Studio and Liden Films are animating the films, and Shochiku is distributing them.

The first film in the new film trilogy, New Initial D the Movie Legend 1: Awakening (Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D Legend 1 -Kakusei-), opened in Japan in August, and also premiered in Singapore on December 4.

Shigeno's original manga follows Takumi Fujiwara, a high school boy with a talent for driving, in his racing pursuits on the public highways. The manga debuted in Kodansha's Young Magazine in 1995, and Shigeno ended the manga in 2013. The manga has more than 48 million copies in circulation.

The manga inspired several television anime series (including the Fifth Stage that ran in 2012), a live-action film, several original video anime projects, and a successful game line. The manga's final battles have also been adapted into an anime series called Final Stage.


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