Episode 14: Initial D (2005)

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Initial D

This week, the women talk about 2005’s Initial D, a Hong Kong action film adapted from Japanese Initial D manga and anime series. We talk about the movie, the development of drift racing in Japan, similarities to the early The Fast & The Furious franchise, and get into some talk about appropriation vs appreciation.

Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong action film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga series, with elements combined from the first, second, and third stages. The main character, Takumi Fujiwara, is portrayed by Jay Chou in his film acting debut.

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