Initial D

Season 3 Episode 3

Initial D The Movie : Third Stage

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Aired Unknown Jan 13, 2001 on Animax Entertainment
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Initial D The Movie : Third Stage
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Takumi is invited to join Ryosuke Takahashi's new racing group, which plans to dominate racing outside of the Gunma prefecture. But before Takumi makes his decision, he wants to finish up some business to prove himself worthy. First comes a challenge to Kyouichi Sudou, to whom he had lost his previous battle and blew out his engine, and he wants to do it in Sudou's home course! Takumi also gets a challenge from Kai Kogashiwa, who owns a blue SW20, also known as the Midship. Kogashiwa's father Ken and Bunta were racing rivals long ago, and both dads have some advice for their sons. Will they heed it? Natsuki encounters her ex-boyfriend Miki who offers a ride home but he kidnaps her and races up to the snowy hills of Mt. Akina. Natsuki calls Takumi for help but Miki grabs her and plans on taking her back down the hill to take advantage of her. It'll be up to Takumi to save Natsuki, but Miki has an all-wheel drive Celica GT-Four, and they'll have to drive in the snow.. Takumi then talks with Ryosuke Takahashi about joining the team but he wants one more battle with him on Mt. Akagi. Graduation comes, and Takumi has one last talk with Natsuki about his dreams.moreless

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    Nobutoshi Canna

    Nobutoshi Canna

    Kai

    Guest Star

    Kinryu Arimoto

    Kinryu Arimoto

    Ken

    Guest Star

    Takumi Yamazaki

    Takumi Yamazaki

    Miki

    Guest Star

    Kazuya Kawahara

    Kazuya Kawahara

    Seiji Iwaki

    Recurring Role

    Nobuyuki Hiyama

    Nobuyuki Hiyama

    Takeshi Nakazato

    Recurring Role

    Keiji Fujiwara

    Keiji Fujiwara

    Shingo Shouji

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The time frame for this episode starts six months after Takumi started racing, and spans through to the end of high school and the start of their lives in the Spring.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • (Takumi's driving his car with Natsuki inside)
        Natsuki: This car seems different than before. It seems that both you and the car have changed.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Manga Corollary: Volumes 14-17

        Volume 14 covers Takumi's race with Kyouichi Sudou
        Volume 15 covers Takumi's race with Kai Kogashiwa
        Volume 16 covers the Christmas with Natsuki and her confrontation with Miki.
        Volume 17 has more stories.

        Anime only:
        Takumi's second battle with Ryosuke Takahashi
        Natsuki makes an Eight Six keychain
        Natsuki works at Fast Hamburger instead of the same gas station as the boys.
        Bunta shows up for the graduation.

        Manga only:
        After Natsuki's confession at Akina, Takumi shows his full driving abilities to Natsuki that would have shattered a course record if it were documented. They stay out all night.
        There's Valentine's Day and some closure with Natsuki's friend, Shiraishi.

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