Dec 10, 2009

Initial D Movie: Live Action

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Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga and anime series.

Taking place in the Gunma prefecture in Japan, the film concerns a young tofu-delivery driver named Takumi Fujiwara (Jay Chou). Trained from a young age and way before he could drive to deliver Tofu to the peak of Mt Akina and unknown to himself. He had been trained to an incredible level of skill in taking on the hairpin corners of Mt. Akina (Mt. Haruna in real-life).

The film chronicles his evolution from an uninterested delivery boy into a hardened touge racer, also showing how he learns techniques of racing without affecting his delivery load. Takumi drives his father, Bunta Fujiwara's (Anthony Wong) Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86) which is seemingly unmodified but is perfectly suited for the downhill corners of Mt. Akina, which gains the attention of local street racers all across the prefecture.

Some ultimately challenge Takumi to races on Akina's downhill. Ryousuke Takahashi (Edison Chen), a driver of the Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) helps out Takumi along the way by giving him advice and teaching him about car Mechanics. While in the show, his AE86 apparently breaks down mechanically after being bothered from a racer in the Emperor Team, which led to the car's modification to a stronger version.

While following the path of a street racer, Takumi must deal with his alcoholic father and his girlfriend (Anne Suzuki) who secretly engages in extrarelational dating as he takes on more difficult challenges.At last the showdown on the Emperor Team, Ryousuke and Takumi happen. Ryousuke and Takumi handle their common opponent from the Emperor Team. The Emperor Team car falls down the mountain over a cliff and Takumi succeeds to win the event by beating Ryousuke at the last moment.

Ryousuke offers Takumi a chance on a racing team comprising of expert racers, on which Takumi has been undecided until he realises his girlfriend was engaging in her secret activities. This upsets him and he joins Ryousuke's team eventually as the film ends.

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Busted Mind said...

one of my favorite anime

kankuro said...

thanks a lot for the comments i will post newest anime sooner

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