Fake Project D were a duo of unnamed racers that briefly impersonated the real Project D in the Saitama region, until they were exposed by both Wataru Akiyama and Project D, who became aware shortly afterwards.
As their name suggest, they are impostors of both Takumi Fujiwara and Keisuke Takahashi, including mimicking their appearance and having the same cars but with no parts. They have also caused trouble within the people they impersonate, one example was when Takumi was falsely accused of breaking with a girl even though he never did which led to the girl's friend Mika Uehara slapping Takumi hard on his face regarding this supposed event.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Despite never seen racing in the anime and manga, they can be raced in the Initial D Arcade Stage games.
- They are not raced separately, instead they race as one driver like Impact Blue and the Two Guys from Tokyo.
- In the Rival Side mode of Arcade Stage 8 Infinity, there is a level that doesn't appear in both the anime and the manga. The level is after when Itsuki berates them to come back here, he decides to pay them back by driving his Toyota AE85 chasing them.
- In the anime, Fake Keisuke has yellow hair, like the real Keisuke, however in the manga and even the Arcade Stage games depict Fake Keisuke with black hair.
- Imposter Takumi's Japanese voice actor Anri Katsu would later voice Kenji in the Legend trilogy.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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