Unlike his friends, Takumi Fujiwara is not particularly interested in cars, with little to no knowledge about the world of car enthusiasts and street racers. The son of a tofu shop owner, he is tasked to deliver tofu every morning without fail, driving along the mountain of Akina. Thus, conversations regarding cars or driving in general would only remind Takumi of the tiring daily routine forced upon him. One night, the Akagi Red Suns, an infamous team of street racers, visit the town of Akina to challenge the local mountain pass. Led by their two aces, Ryousuke and Keisuke Takahashi, the Red Suns plan to conquer every racing course in Kanto, establishing themselves as the fastest crew in the region. However, much to their disbelief, one of their aces is overtaken by an old Toyota AE86 during a drive back home from Akina.
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. He also works part-time at a gas station where his friend Itsuki, the owner's son and a high school dropout , aspires to be a street racer. Natsuki Mogi, an attractive classmate, smiles as she walks by Takumi, but she has been secretly going on dates with a sugar daddy who drives a Mercedes. When Takeshi visits the gas station to issue a challenge to the racing god of Mt. Akina, Itsuki with Takumi riding along arrives to defend that title, but in the ensuing race, Itsuki is embarrassed thoroughly and damages his Nissan Silvia.
A Youtube blogger has found the real Takumi Fujiwara. If you are unfamiliar to the Initial D series, the basic premise involves a highly skilled teenage driver in a sleeper car, a Toyota AE 86 , taking on other highly skilled drifters in their much more superior sports cars: RX-7s and GTRs. I grew up watching this series as a teenager and it introduced me to the underground drifting scene of Japan. Throughout the action and well developed plot lines, the anime never hinted that this story was based on a real person and his family. Thanks to Drift Hunter Albo , we can go about our days knowing the real Takumi Fujiwara exists in Japan, tearing up the roads into the sunset. Check out the video below. For the passionates I suggest the channel of Noriyaro too. It's an Australian guy who lived in Japan : www. ALBO drifthunter made it more clear about the Japanese underground illegal racing.
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