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Dr. Toshiya Joshima (城島 俊也 Jōshima Toshiya) is one of the best members of Tsukuba based team Purple Shadow, alongside Kozo Hoshino.

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Joshima is a middle aged man who works as a doctor/physician. In his spare time, he likes working with vehicles, most specifically cars. He is known as the "God Hand" for his ability to control a car with precisely with just one hand on the steering wheel. He is notably one of the very few people who beats Takumi Fujiwara in a race.

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He has an intellectual style similar to Ryosuke Takahashi . He derives personal satisfaction by pulling his punches. He is able to use wheel lifting like Takumi and can confuse his chaser by manipulating his vector. Some of his team consider his methods very cruel, especially given the irony that he is a doctor.

Race vs Project D's Downhill Ace, Takumi[]

During Takumi's battle with Joshima, Takumi felt as if he were being chased by Bunta in the Impreza. Initially Joshima toyed with Takumi, hiding his true ability, trying to instil confusion and self-doubt, confident he could dominate the battle. After Joshima finally sprang his tactical trap, Takumi recovered and retook the lead. The astonished Joshima eventually had to abandon his game, and used his ultimate time attack line to pull away. Takumi broke his suspension trying desperately to catch up, and was reduced to limping down the mountain. This gave Takumi a mechanical loss, however due to the heat and exhaustion from the multiple round of the battle, Joshima was forced to stop to vomit. Because of this, Takumi was able to pass and crossed the finish line first. Despite beating Joshima to the finish, Takumi does not believe that he had won, something that Joshima agrees with.

After the race, Joshima admits that Takumi's comeback put him under so much pressure that he was forced to put his left hand back on the steering wheel, something that hadn't ever happened to him. Takumi requests a favour from Joshima, asking him to ride in his S2000 as he drives down the mountain again so that Takumi could watch Joshima's technique firsthand and hopefully improve upon his own techniques in which Joshima agreed before giving his final advice to Takumi.

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Initial D Characters
Project D Takumi FujiwaraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Akina SpeedStars Koichiro IketaniKenjiItsuki Takeuchi
Akagi RedSuns Kenta NakamuraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Myogi NightKids MiyaharaTakeshi NakazatoShingo Shoji
Impact Blue Mako SatoSayuki
Emperor Seiji IwakiRen NogamiSatakeKyoichi Sudo
Seven Star Leaf Atsuro KawaiShinichiToru Suetsugu
The Todo School Daiki NinomiyaSmiley SakaiTomoyuki TachiTodo
Northern Saitama Alliance Nobuhiko AkiyamaWataru AkiyamaKyoko IwaseSakamoto
Tsuchisaka Lan Evo Team/
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Aikawa/Man in Lan Evo V/Kuro WaruIchijo/Man in Lan Evo VI/Shiro Waru
Purple Shadow Kozo HoshinoDr. Toshiya Joshima
Team 246 Satoshi OmiyaKobayakawa
R.T. Katagiri S.V. Kai KogashiwaHideo Minagawa
Team Spiral Ryuji IkedaJunichi SakamotoHiroya Okuyama
Sidewinder Go HojoRin HojoShinji Inui
Other Characters Kazumi AkiyamaKazumi's Ex-BoyfriendThe Altezza GuysAmadaFake Project DBunta FujiwaraFumihiroMrs. IketaniItsuki's ParentsMrs. InuiKaoriKen KogashiwaEiji KuboKyoko's FriendShuichi MatsumotoMikiNatsuki MogiNaoOld ManPapaShiraishiMasashi SuzukiYuichi TachibanaTomiguchiTomokoTsugumiTsukamotoTwo Guys From TokyoMika Uehara
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