Talk:Initial D (film)
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Many sections in this article suffer from poor sentence construction and grammar. For example, the first paragraph contains this nonsensical sentence fragment: "Trained from a young age and way before he could drive to deliver Tofu to the peak of Mt Akina and unknown to himself." The whole article could use a good bit of editing to increase clarity and readability. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Isochronous (talk • contribs) 16:11, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Relation to Anime
Towards the end of the credits of the movie, something it said stuck out to me. It says "This movie is not derived from the animation series entitled " Initial D " co-owned by OB Planning CO., Ltd." Does this mean that the movie is not authorized by the owners of the Initial D anime and that it is indeed a knock-off? I haven't been able to find anything else out about this. Quailane 05:01, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Fast and Furious 3?
I'm pretty much sure that the F&F3 movie has a low or close to zero relationship with the live action film. It's more likely that the movie is made in response to the increasing drifting interest due to Initial D or real-life drifting competitions. I'll remove it based on the reasoning above. Penpen35 14:45, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
While this Name and Places portion of the Initial D article is facinating, it is overly long and some might feel it is of little interest. Either remove it, shorten it, or make it a separate article.
Maximum RPM of the AE86
In the article, it says:
- In the movie, the Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86) that Takumi drives has the RPM going up to 11,000 RPM, while in the anime, the car can only go up to about 7,000 RPM.
That's not actually true. I consulted my Initial D video files and watched both the anime and the live-action film. In the whole First Stage and the first half of the Second Stage of the anime, the AE86 can originally rev up to only 8,000 RPM (the extreme range; the safe maximum range is around 7,000), but the engine itself got upgraded to 11,000 RPM (the safe range; the extreme range is 12,800 rpm) in Second Stage Act 8, while the tachometer was replaced in Act 11 to display the maximum RPM range. In the film, the original RPM range was not shown, but the engine was also upgraded later in the film to 11,000 RPM (the safe range; the extreme range is more than 12,000 RPM). The tachometer was upgraded a day later. I'm going to edit the article and put the corrections there. I will produce the necessary screenshots from the film and the anime upon request. -- Perryv 19:38, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
The original RPM did only go up to 7,000, but it was changed. When the engine of the AE86 was changed the engine could not go to its full potential because the RPM did not go up high enough. Takumi then asked for help to get the RPM changed. Right before the second battle with the Emperor team, Takumi asked his dad how high the engine could go. He then told Takumi that engine could go up to 11,000 saftly and that is when the engine will reach its fullest potential.
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