initial d's posts - Japanese uPOST

This Is What Happens When Doug DeMuro Gets Grafted Into Initial D This Is What Happens When Doug DeMuro Gets Grafted Into Initial D

Well, here’s my favorite car video today. It’s the internet’s Most Sensible Car Reviewer Extraordinaire Doug DeMuro in Initial D.

Drift Around Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With This Initial D Mod Drift Around Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With This Initial D Mod

You know what would make Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild even better? Japanese hatchbacks from an anime series. Someone modded the Toyota AE86 from the anime/manga Initial D into a Legend of Zelda game. Now you can combine your love of immersive monster hunting with your love of drifting.

The New Manga From Initial D's Creator Takes On Racing In Our Driverless Future The New Manga From Initial D's Creator Takes On Racing In Our Driverless Future

The renaissance of the Toyota AE86, Eurobeat, endless memes: there’s a weird amount of modern car culture we owe to Initial D, the hugely popular Japanese manga and anime about street racing. Now creator Shuichi Shigeno is back with a new comic project, and I’m excited about it because this time he tackles the future.

As With All Things, Baby Driver Is Better With Eurobeat As With All Things, Baby Driver Is Better With Eurobeat

There was so much to love about this summer’s latest Edgar Wright jam, Baby Driver. The stunts! The amazing soundtrack! Kevin Spacey being a weirdo! The charming Baby Driver and his nice girlfriend! But there’s one way to make it better, because it makes everything better: Eurobeat.

I Don't Care How Much You Love Manga, The AE86's Speed Chime Is Maddening I Don't Care How Much You Love Manga, The AE86's Speed Chime Is Maddening

It’s pretty remarkable how context and nostalgia can make almost anything tolerable. I’m sure if you grew up with a parent slapping you with a dead sturgeon every night before you went to sleep, you’d be pretty okay with an occasional fish-slap today. That’s the only way I can explain the appeal of the Japanese-market…

Initial D Cookies Exist And They Taste Absolutely Horrible Initial D Cookies Exist And They Taste Absolutely Horrible

Have you ever wished that you could enjoy some tasty cookies and pay homage to your favorite Japanese street racing anime, all at the same time? Someone in Japan must have decided that this market exists, because Initial D cookies are a thing and they’re everything we dreamed of and more—except for the cookie part.

Of Course You Release A Corolla iM Drift Car With A Tribute To Initial D Of Course You Release A Corolla iM Drift Car With A Tribute To Initial D

Who would have thought the Toyota Corolla iM would do anything more than haul high schoolers and old people who really loved their last Scion?

Toyota UK Designs Initial D Tribute GT86 And The Circle Is Now Complete Toyota UK Designs Initial D Tribute GT86 And The Circle Is Now Complete

The Toyobaru twins were always seen as throwbacks to the days of old AE86s and the drifting manga that made them famous. Now Toyota of the UK is completing the circle with an Initial D-tribute concept car.

Initial D Is a Great Introduction to Car Culture Initial D Is a Great Introduction to Car Culture

Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…

This Japanese junior high school student had the right idea for New Year’s Eve: slurping ramen and playing (and doodling!) the Initial D video game. [Image: Photo credit, Kat Callahan/Jalopnik.]

The Night I Had An Initial D Mountain All To Myself The Night I Had An Initial D Mountain All To Myself

This isn’t the first time I’ve been to Mount Haruna (known as Mount Akina in Initial D), but it is the first time I’ve gone at night. To my surprise, other than a Nissan R-34 GT-R and a Mitsubishi Evo who left as I showed up, I had the entire mountain all to myself until the following morning. This is what it was like.

Japan's Real Life Initial D Car Scene Isn't What You Think Japan's Real Life Initial D Car Scene Isn't What You Think

You might well think of yourself as a massive fan of Initial D. Perhaps your interest in all things petrol-soaked and grease stained is because of Initial D. Well, as big of a fan as you might be, you probably can’t hold a candle to Drift Hunter Albo Agunday’s fandom. And this past weekend, I went out driving with him.

This Lego Hachi-Roku makes me want to go drifting This Lego Hachi-Roku makes me want to go drifting

It was a fantastic surprise to be greeted with the above model today. Allen Hickmon, of the Just Brick League was commissioned to create this super sweet AE86 model as a birthday present for yours truly.

In Pursuit of Initial D: Driving The Real Mount "Akina" In Pursuit of Initial D: Driving The Real Mount "Akina"

Each of the mountains in Initial D are real locations in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. On beautiful weekends, the roads don't just have day trippers to the various tourist spots, you can also spot modified cars and motorcycles enjoying the drive. I recently took a group of friends out on a quick jaunt around Mount "Akina."…

Inside the Intense World of Japan's Underground Drifting Inside the Intense World of Japan's Underground Drifting

You are not watching an episode of anime Initial D. This isn't a video game! Here's a look at underground drifting in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

Hell Yes A New Initial D Movie Is On Its Way Hell Yes A New Initial D Movie Is On Its Way

Outstanding news for anyone who loves drifting, Japan, and unassuming Toyotas that decimate vastly more powerful cars: a new Initial D movie is coming this fall! And here's the first full-length trailer.

You Are Probably Not As Good At Driving Games As This Guy You Are Probably Not As Good At Driving Games As This Guy

I've always had a distant respect for players of the arcade racing series Initial D. This video catapults that respect to new heights.

Our pals at Japanese Nostalgic Car have the scoop on how the Initial D story will end after nearly 20 years in print. Spoilers, obviously.

This Is A Rap Song About Initial D This Is A Rap Song About Initial D

When it comes to cars in hip hop, there's not much other than sitting sideways in a Mercedes/Escalade/Rolls Royce, or hitting a high speed like you're in a Nascar. Nerdcore rapper Richie Branson stepped up for drifting, doing "Tofu Delivery" about Initial D.

Language