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The Battle Begins (交流戦突入!, Kōryū-sen totsunyū!, known as Into the Battle! in the Tokyopop version) is the fourth Act of Initial D: First Stage.

The episode is the first half of Takumi Fujiwara's battle with Keisuke Takahashi, as well as Takumi's first official race.

Synopsis Edit

The match between the SpeedStars and the RedSuns is set to begin. Just as Iketani makes the desperate decision to put Kenji up against Keisuke, the Eight-Six appears - with Takumi behind the wheel.

Plot Edit

Stats Edit

Airdates Edit

  • Fuji TV: May 9, 1998

Characters Edit

  1. Keisuke Takahashi
  2. Kenji
  3. Koichiro Iketani
  4. Ryosuke Takahashi
  5. Itsuki Takeuchi
  6. Hiroshi Fumihiro
  7. Takumi Fujiwara 
  8. Takeshi Nakazato

Cars Edit

  1. Mazda efini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
  2. Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)
  3. Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)
  4. Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)

Music Edit

Original Edit

  1. around the world - m.o.v.e
  2. Dance Around The World - Delta Queens 
  3. Get Me Power - Mega NRG Man 
  4. Running In The 90's - Max Coveri 
  5. Rage Your Dream - m.o.v.e

 Tokyopop Edit

  1. Initialize - Drop Logic
  2. Vertigo - Willknots
  3. Initialize (Instrumental) - Drop Logic
  4. Machine - Full Frequency
  5. The American Dream - The drp
  6. Initialize (DJ Milky D-Mix) - DJ Milky & b_nCHANt_d

Quotes Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

Site Navigation Edit

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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