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VIDEO: Latest “Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D: Legend 1-Kakusei (Awakening)- ” Commercial

On August 23rd, Shin Gekijo-ban Initial D: Legend 1-Kakusei (Awakening)- kicks off a new trilogy of anime movies adapting the influential street racing series.

New cast includes

Takumi Fujiwara: Mamoru Miyano
Keisuke Takahashi: Yuichi Nakamura
Natsuki Mogi: Maaya Uchida
Itsuki Takeuchi: Minoru Shiraishi
Bunta Fujiwara: Hiroaki Hirata
Ryousuke Takahashi: Daisuke Ono

Ryuichi Kawamura provides the theme song “never fear.”


2nd trailer

TV CM “Character”

TV CM “Battle”

In March, an announcement confirmed that Initial D Final Stage, the final installment of the anime adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s bestselling street car racing manga, will feature m.o.v.e’s unpublished songs “Outsoar the Rainbow” and “Days” as the OP/ED theme songs. The unit consisted of yuri (singer) and motsu (rapper) broke up the previous year.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.