Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer will be released on May 23, 2015. This is the second installment in the 4-part new movie series which started in 2014.

With about two months until the movie’s release, just recently made public are the movie’s trailer as well as images of various scenes. We’re on a roll with new information releases, as just a few days ago the main visuals, as well as the bonus extra-large Fujiwara Tofu Shop sticker that comes bundled with the advance sale tickets, were also announced.

Initial D is a popular manga series by Shuichi Shigeno that has sold a total of 48.6 million copies. The new movie series redraws the story of this popular work from the very beginning. The first movie, Legend 1: Awakening, released in August of 2014, and became an instant smash hit, telling the story until the point where the main character Takumi achieves his awakening to automobiles. It certainly would not be an exaggeration to say that the trailer for this second movie, Legend 2: Racer, has been eagerly looked forward to by expectant fans.

The characters appearing in the releases this time range from the main character of the previous movie, Takumi Fujiwara, to Keisuke, Ryosuke Takahashi, and the main character of the new movie, Takeshi Nakazato.

The trailer’s white-hot race scene unveils Hachi-Roku’s braking drift and the intense defense and offense against GT-R, skillfully reproducing the heated scene from the manga. The animation production for this new movie is in the trusty hands of Sanzigen and Liden Films.

Finally, the various images released include some of the most climactic scenes from the trailer. From Takumi Fujiwara gripping the handle to a confidently laughing Takeshi Nakazato, each scene is not only faithful to the original manga, but dense in frame-count. The race scene between Hachi-Roku and GT-R, too, is of extremely high quality, with CG so natural that it looks hand-drawn.

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer
May 23 (Sun.), Nationwide Roadshow

[Cast]
Takumi Fujiwara: Mamoru Miyano
Takeshi Nakazato: Junichi Suwabe
Keisuke Takahashi: Yuichi Nakamura
Ryosuke Takahashi: Daisuke Ono
Itsuki Takeuchi: Minoru Shiraishi
Natsuki Mogi: Maaya Uchida
Bunta Fujiwara: Hiroaki Hirata

[Staff]
Original Work: Shuichi Shigeno
Production: New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer Production Committee
Animation Production: Sanzigen x Liden Films
Distribution: Shochiku

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee

Source: animeanime

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer Teaser Trailer
*New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer* Teaser Trailer
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee
© Shuichi Shigeno / Kodansha Ltd., 2015 New Movie Initial D L2 Committee

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