Monthly Archives: November 2012

HEEL & TOE: Sweet Oblivion T-Shirt Pre-Order

Pretty freakin’ cool eh? Just like Initial D, just with 100% less Takumi!

The boys over at Sweet Oblivion are taking your pre-orders for their killer new shirt featuring a clutch kickin’ N2 madman, so jump over there now and snap one up!


’86 Essentials: Identifying AE86 Tail Lights

We’ve covered it before, but thought it was deserving of a improvment! Redlines, Whitelines, Fullfaces and Sprinters, we’ve all heard these terms before but do you really know the differences?

Hit the jump for THE definitive guide to identifying the different AE86 tail lights!

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Uchibori / Works KitoKito N2 Levin

You might recognise this red and silver glitter paintjob from the Uchibori / Work’s KitoKito Trueno sister car driven by Hideyuki Uchibori in the N2 series in Japan, but the N2-spec 1983 Levin GTV you see above is owned and driven by Akira Takahashi.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Import Bible x Maiham x TRA Kyoto FR-S

Import Bible teams up with talented media group Maiham Media and Japanese shop TRA Kyoto to create high-resolution wallpapers of the popular wide body Rocket Bunny kit for the Scion FR-S.

Seen early this month TRA Kyoto’s is the talk of the community as of lately. Wallpapers are available in different sizes and are free for personal use over at the Import Bible website.


Initial D Fifth Stage Episode 1 English Subs

Out now thanks to SAGE Fansubs:

“Hey hey hey it’s Initial D, finally. The early airing caught me off my guard.

Yes, we know the raw is shit. It’s the best one we could find.

The problem is, next week we might not even be able to find any raw. It starts airing on Animax PPV, and NOBODY gets that channel.

If you can hook us up with raws, let me know. Otherwise the rest won’t get subbed until the Blurays come out.”

Let’s hope not! I wonder if Japanese animation companies will ever release Japanese Blu Rays with english subs. I know I’d buy them!


Initial D Fifth Stage

Initial D Fifth Stage was officially confirmed on August 6th, 2012 by Perfect Choice TV. Animax just aired episode 1 of Fifth Stage on Sunday, 8:00pm November 4th, 2012 (UTC+09:00) as a preview.

The official air date for Fifth Stage Episode 1 – 2 is confirmed to be on Friday 4:00am November 9th, 2012 (UTC+09:00) (second Friday of the month). There will be two new episodes every month.

The theme song “Raise Up” will be by M.O.V.E as usual with the ending theme “Flyleaf” by J-Rock band CLUTCHO .

The episodes will be aired on Animax’s PPV program for 840 Yen each viewing (two episodes). The DVDs will be released some time after the broadcast ends.

Fifth Stage Airdate Schedule: (Subject to change with notifications)

Episode 1 – 2: Friday 4:00am November 9th, 2012 (UTC+09:00)
Episode 3 – 4: Friday 4:00am December 14th, 2012 (UTC+09:00)
Episode 5 – 6: Friday 4:00am January 11th, 2013 (UTC+09:00)

UPDATE: Opening Credits 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhnnpGa7atU

Closing Credits (“Flyleaf” – CLUTCHO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lR5FsoRkWQ

Official sources / affiliated websites:

– http://www.perfectchoice-pr.com/initial-d/
– http://www.animax.co.jp/special/initial-d/
– http://natalie.mu/comic/news/73769
– http://electropica.com
– http://ameblo.jp/blog-move/
– http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2012/08/06/079/index.html
– http://www.musicman-net.com/artist/19175.html


Hawaiian Style: Al Ramiscal’s Trueno Coupe

Perfect weather, beautiful women and amazing AE86s. What can’t Hawaii provide to the world?  Rolling on TE37V with those trademark gold bumpers, Al’s Trueno 2-Door is just oozing with style.

Read the full story and more images at The Corolla Brotherhood blog.