Fierce Uphill Battle! (激闘!ヒルクライム, Gekitō! Hirukuraimu) is the twenty-second Act of Initial D: First Stage.

This episode features the battle between Keisuke Takahashi and Takeshi Nakazato.

It also features the beginning of the battle between Takumi Fujiwara and Kenta Nakamura.

Synopsis [edit | edit source]

At Itsuki’s behest, Takumi heads out to watch an uphill race between two of his former foes - Takeshi of the NightKids and the RedSunsKeisuke.

Plot [edit | edit source]

Stats [edit | edit source]

Airdates[edit | edit source]

  • Fuji TV: October 24, 1998

Characters[edit | edit source]

  1. Takumi Fujiwara
  2. Kenji
  3. Itsuki Takeuchi
  4. Koichiro Iketani
  5. Bunta Fujiwara
  6. Keisuke Takahashi
  7. Takeshi Nakazato
  8. Shingo Shoji
  9. Kenta Nakamura
  10. Ryosuke Takahashi

Cars[edit | edit source]

  1. Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)
  2. Nissan Silvia K's (S13)
  3. Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
  4. Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)
  5. Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 ∞ III (FC3S)
  6. Nissan Silvia Q's (S14)

Music [edit | edit source]

  1. Break In2 The Nite - m.o.v.e
  2. Love & Money - Za-Za 
  3. One Night In Arabia (B4 Za Beat Remix) - Go Go Girls 
  4. 奇跡の薔薇 (Kiseki No Hana) - Galla

Quotes [edit | edit source]

  • " On Myogi's uphill, I didn't think anyone could keep up with my 'R' "
  • " His steering's started to get aggressive. Is he increasing his pace to pull away? "
  • " If he tried that on the downhill, his tires would undoubtably wear out "
  • " It started raining, And the goal's so close! "
  • " This is the first time that I was inspired by other racers "

Notes & Trivia [edit | edit source]

Initial D Acts
First Stage 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Second Stage 12345678910111213
Extra Stage 12
Third Stage Movie
Fourth Stage 123456789101112131415161718192021222324
Extra Stage 2 OVA
Fifth Stage 1234567891011121314
Final Stage 1234
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