Initial D Film Trilogy Blu-ray Box-set Released Monday

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MVM releases box-set of film trilogy based on Shuuichi Shigeno racing manga

On Monday January 6, MVM is releasing a Blu-ray box-set of the three New Initial D the Movie films which retell the beginning of the story from Shuuichi Shigeno's original car-racing manga Initial D. The contains New Initial D Legend 1: Awakening, New Initial D Legend 2: Racer and New Initial D Legend 3: Dream. MVM describes the story:

"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 includes 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 animated the films, and Shochiku distributed them.

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