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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


Initial D: Fifth Stage!

That’s right, our favoure panda Trueno and it’s aloof driver return for the fifth installment of the series that truly made the AE86 infamous.

Japanese readers can get more information on when to watch live here.

For the rest of us, we will have to wait for fansubs after November 9 to get our Project D fix!


HR @ Fuji 86 Style 2012!

Excited to announce HR will be attending the “Fuji 86 Style” event on August 5th and private 8/6 drift event the following day!

We will be bringing you updates through the day as well as a full report Sunday night so stay tuned to the facebook feed and the blog!

Check it out! - http://www.fsw.tv/freepage/620/


Toyota 86 ZN6 on the Nurburgring

Germany’s AUTOZEITUNG take a stock ZN6 Toyota 86 to the ‘Ring to do a lap of ‘the green hell’.


Apple Isle Harvest

Nestled away down south on the island state of Tasmania here in Australia, there is a thriving community of RWD Toyota enthusiasts, one member of which is currently building this fine example. Keep your eyes out very soon for the unveiling of what will be one of Australia’s premier AE86 builds!


MAJORFORCE

Nuff Said!


Build Thread? Hibino’s 2012 D1 86

Droo-P + AVO Japan (and Australia) + Toyota = One crazy drift machine. With a custom EJ25 turbo motor going in to replace the 4U-GSE / FA20 standard boxer the 86 comes with, Hibino will be more than ready to go head to head with Taniguchi in the HKS offering next month in Odaiba!

Dino from SPEEDHUNTERS was lucky enough to be invited to snap some pics of the build of Hibino’s rig, so check out part one and part two now!


What’s Faster: Drift or Grip

The Run Free Levin 2-door piloted by Yamashita gives us a general idea, all while looking cool as hell!


Living The 86 Life, All Year Round

We spotted this hardcore display of 86 Life at Tsugaike Kogen Snow Resort in Nagano. After a intensely blizzardy full day in the carpark while it’s owner was on the slopes with the snowboard, the little hachiroku fired up first go and warmed it’s engine and cabin up while it’s owner packed up the gear and snowboard into the back.

Whilst only lightly modified (and with ice tyres equipped!) this little Kouki Levin 2-door was certainly exciting to see in such a extreme setting!

Dedication to the 86 Life! Let’s hope he’s checking for rust pretty regularly!