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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Stats [edit | edit source]

Airdates[edit | edit source]

  • Fuji TV: May 9, 1998

Characters[edit | edit source]

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

Cars[edit | edit source]

  1. Mazda ɛ̃fini 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 | edit source]

Original[edit | edit source]

  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 | edit source]

  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 | edit source]

Notes & Trivia [edit | edit source]

Site Navigation[edit | edit source]

Initial D Acts
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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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