Initial D: Stage 3: The Movie is a Japanese-style animated film based within the Initial D universe. The story follows Initial D main protagonist Takumi as he is getting ready to graduate high school. He is now concerning himself with what he wants to do with his life. He never considered the possibility of making racing his passion in life, until that faithful day at his father's tofu store where he learned that he had the skills, nerve and desire to win. Now he's solidified his place as a force to be reckoned with in a downhill race. Now he has to prove his worth again by helping his local team win an important race. Leading up to this race, he challenges Kyouichi Sudou, Emperor leader, to a rematch for pride and honor. And in another instance, Takumi is confronted by a mysterious racer who used to compete against his dad.