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    Amazon Japan listings: Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3, Vol.4, Vol.5, Vol.6, Vol.7

    Vol.1 - 6090yen, 1/11

    via CD Japan
    - Vol.1
    New series release of "Initial D" anime since 6 years including episodes 1 and 2 on DVD.

    First Press Detail: refer to the External Bonus below
    External Bonus: original sticker
    (source)
    Last edited by WTK; 03-07-2013, 08:56 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Initial D: Fifth Stage

    I wonder if it's really going to be DVD-only. I was hoping to see some HD racing action for a change.

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    • #3
      Re: Initial D: Fifth Stage

      Originally posted by Zhou View Post
      I wonder if it's really going to be DVD-only. I was hoping to see some HD racing action for a change.
      It's the only listing on Amazon JP right now. There are also DVD re-releases for First Stage Vol.1, First Stage Vol.2, Second Stage, Third Stage & Extra Stage, Fourth Stage Vol.1, and Fourth Stage Vol.2.

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      • #4
        Re: Initial D: Fifth Stage

        Solicitation is up to Vol.7 now (see first post for Amazon Japan links).

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        • #5
          Initial D BD-Boxes

          Amazon Japan listings are up (Fifth Stage is not included):

          BD-Box, Vol.1 | February 28th | 6 BDs + 3 CDs
          • Initial D: First Stage (26 eps)
          • Initial D: Second Stage (13 eps)
            ---
          • CD: Radio Stage Part 1
          • CD: EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.1 & 2
            Originally posted by CD Japan
            First Premium Blu-ray Box release including complete first stage (26 episodes), second stage (13 episodes), special CD Vol1 "Initial D Radio Stage Part1", special CD 2 "EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.1&2"(2 discs), special original goods (2 kinds), and special manual book in a deluxe box.

          BD-Box, Vol.2 | March 28th | 7 BDs + 3 CDs
          • Initial D: Third Stage (Movie)
          • Initial D: Fourth Stage (24 eps)
          • Initial D: Extra Stage (4 eps)
          • Initial D: Battle Stage (2 eps)
          • Initial D to the Next Stage - Project D e Mukete (1 eps)
            ---
          • CD: Radio Stage Part 2
          • CD: EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.3 & 4
            Originally posted by CD Japan
            Second Premium Blu-ray Box release including third stage (movie), fourth stage (24 episodes), extra stage (3 episodes), battle stage (2 episodes), project episode, special CD Vol1 "Initial D Radio Stage Part2", special CD 2 "EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.3&4"(2 discs), special original goods (2 kinds), and special manual book in a deluxe box.


          EDIT: CD Japan links (v1 / v2)




          More preliminary info. Initial D looks to be coming to Blu-ray. It will be interesting to see how much of the franchise will be included.

          Recap of the franchise so far. Upcoming anime from franchise include a movie (slated for summer 2014) and Final Stage.
          • Initial D: First Stage (26 eps) [1998]
          • Initial D: Second Stage (13 eps) [1999–2000]
          • Initial D: Extra Stage (OVA; 2 eps) [2000]
          • Initial D: Third Stage (Movie) [2001]
          • Initial D: Battle Stage (OVA; 1 eps) [2002]
          • Initial D: Fourth Stage (24 eps) [2004–2006]
          • Initial D to the Next Stage - Project D e Mukete (Special; 1 eps)
          • Initial D: Battle Stage 2 (OVA; 1 eps) [2007]
          • Initial D: Extra Stage 2 (OVA; 1 eps) [2008]
          • Initial D: Fifth Stage (14 eps) [2012–2013]


          http://macgy.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-11-03
          頭文字D PREMIUM Blu-ray BOX PIT1
          税込価格:42,000円
          発売日:2014/02/21

          頭文字D PREMIUM Blu-ray BOX PIT2
          税込価格:42,000円
          発売日:2014/03/21
          Last edited by WTK; 11-08-2013, 04:33 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

            I'm definitely interested in these sets, even if they don't redo the early installments' terribly outdated CG shots. The non-CG scenes in First and Third Stage were cel-animated, so these are the ones that would benefit the most from getting the Blu-ray treatment.

            Second Stage was digitally animated at a ridiculously low resolution (you can see the huge pixels even on a CRT display), so I don't expect it to look much better on BD, but I'm very excited to see Fourth Stage finally get an anamorphic release. As for Fifth Stage, judging by the first two episodes' broadcast on Animax, I believe it's the only installment that was digitally animated in high definition, so a BD release is way overdue. I also hope that the upcoming Final Stage OVA comes out straight to Blu-ray.
            Last edited by Zhou; 12-24-2013, 06:43 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

              nice, haven't seen Initial D yet, so might consider getting this.

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              • #8
                Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                Amazon Japan listings are up (Fifth Stage is not included):

                BD-Box, Vol.1 | February 28th | 6 BDs + 3 CDs
                • Initial D: First Stage (26 eps)
                • Initial D: Second Stage (13 eps)
                  ---
                • CD: Radio Stage Part 1
                • CD: EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.1 & 2
                  Originally posted by CD Japan
                  First Premium Blu-ray Box release including complete first stage (26 episodes), second stage (13 episodes), special CD Vol1 "Initial D Radio Stage Part1", special CD 2 "EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.1&2"(2 discs), special original goods (2 kinds), and special manual book in a deluxe box.

                BD-Box, Vol.2 | March 28th | 7 BDs + 3 CDs
                • Initial D: Third Stage (Movie)
                • Initial D: Fourth Stage (24 eps)
                • Initial D: Extra Stage (4 eps)
                • Initial D: Battle Stage (2 eps)
                • Initial D to the Next Stage - Project D e Mukete (1 eps)
                  ---
                • CD: Radio Stage Part 2
                • CD: EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.3 & 4
                  Originally posted by CD Japan
                  Second Premium Blu-ray Box release including third stage (movie), fourth stage (24 episodes), extra stage (3 episodes), battle stage (2 episodes), project episode, special CD Vol1 "Initial D Radio Stage Part2", special CD 2 "EXTRA-DRAMA CD Vol.3&4"(2 discs), special original goods (2 kinds), and special manual book in a deluxe box.


                EDIT: CD Japan links (v1 / v2)
                Last edited by WTK; 11-08-2013, 04:33 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                  There is going to be a series called 'final stage' right? i assume the 3rd Blu-ray box will have firth stage and final stage in the future.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                    I guess Fifth Stage will get its own BD release eventually, separately from Final Stage or not, but I'm glad I'll be able to get all previous installments in just two sets.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                      yeah true, thats what will happen. Even though i would of liked it in one box xD

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                      • #12
                        Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                        Well Initial D is fun, especially the soundtrack, i would be glad to upgrade to Bluray if Funi releases them all. Though i don't think that they have/announced their license for the rest of the stages.
                        Formerly "Mazinkaizer" at AOD

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                        • #13
                          Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                          BD-Box 1 packaging shot

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                          • #14
                            Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                            It looks more... sizeable than I expected. I'll have to store this one next to my LE Gurren Lagann and Macross BD-boxes.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Initial D BD-Boxes

                              I'm afraid to see this one. The traditional animation is god awful and I doubt they went in and re-rendered the cgi races. An already bad looking series stretched to more than double the resolution. Who knows, maybe this was on cels and it got re-scanned and is actually decent though.

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