The Akina SpeedStars (秋名スピードスターズ, Akina Supīdosutāzu) are a team made up from a bunch of friends who like to race in their leisure time. Based in Gunma, their home course is Akina. Named after a Japanese brand of wheel, they are one of the weakest teams in the series, not having proper training and using erroneous techniques. In the manga version, it is called "Spirit" as seen on the sticker on Iketani's car. In the first episode, there were many other racers of the Akina SpeedStars who may have left after their brief run against the Akagi RedSuns or sometime when Takumi Fujiwara became the team's best weapon against other crews (despite Takumi not being part of the SpeedStars).
|Koichiro Iketani||Nissan Silvia K's (S13)||Downhill||Akina No. 1|
|Kenji||Nissan 180SX Type X (RPS13)||Downhill||Akina No. 2|
|Itsuki Takeuchi||Toyota Corolla Levin SR (AE85)||unknown||Akina No. 3|
|Mika Katsuragi||Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA6CE)||unknown||former member|
|Mamoru||Mitsubishi A170 Lancer EX 1800 GSR turbo||unknown||unknown|
|Shigeru||Toyota KP61 Starlet 3 door||unknown||unknown|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The SpeedStars appeared in chapter 96 of MF Ghost (though no longer street racers, indicating that they quit at some point after the events of Initial D), in which they still live in Shibukawa.