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Comixology, Kodansha Comics Release Complete Initial D Manga in English

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
April 17 digital release marks 1st time volumes 34-38 are available in English

Comixology and Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that they have released volume 1 to 38 of Shuuichi Shigeno's Initial D manga digitally in English. The release marks the first time that volumes 34 to 38 have been released in English. The volumes are available for purchase through Comixology and Kindle, and Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited subscribers can read the volumes at no additional cost. Volumes 39 to 48 will debut later this year.

Comixology describes the story:

Tak Fujiwara spends a lot of time behind the wheel. His tofu delivery job sends him racing down the treacherous roads of Mount Akina, and without even realizing it, Tak has mastered racing techniques that take most drivers a lifetime to learn. Of course, none of his friends realize this. They're all too busy watching the Akina Speed Stars, the local street racing team. When the legendary Red Suns show up to challenge the Speed Stars, it looks as if the Trueno Eight Six that has been seen racing through the mountain roads will take them on. The question remains … who's the driver of this phantom car?

Tokyopop previously released the manga's first 33 volumes in print in North America.

Shigeno launched his Initial D manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in 1995 and ended it in July 2013. The manga inspired several television anime series, a live-action film, several original video anime projects, and a successful game line. The manga recently inspired a trilogy of anime films, the third of which opened in 2016.

Source: Press release


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