A New Challenger (新たなる挑戦者, Aratanaru chōsen-sha) is the sixth Act of Initial D: First Stage.

The episode features the impromptu battle between Ryosuke Takahashi and Takeshi Nakazato.

It also features a flashback to Takeshi Nakazato's battle against Eikichi Shimamura, as well as an impromptu battle between Nakazato and two unidentified racers.

Synopsis [edit | edit source]

Driving his new Three-Two, Takeshi goes head-to-head against Ryosuke on Mt. Akina. Meanwhile, Takumi offers Iketani a first-hand look at the thrill of riding in the Eight-Six.

Plot [edit | edit source]

Stats [edit | edit source]

Airdates[edit | edit source]

  • Fuji TV: May 23, 1998

Characters[edit | edit source]

  1. Ryosuke Takahashi
  2. Takeshi Nakazato
  3. Takumi Fujiwara 
  4. Natsuki Mogi
  5. Koichiro Iketani
  6. Itsuki Takeuchi
  7. Yuichi Tachibana
  8. Bunta Fujiwara
  9. Kenji
  10. Keisuke Takahashi
  11. Hiroshi Fumihiro

Cars[edit | edit source]

  1. Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 ∞ III (FC3S)
  2. Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)
  3. Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)
  4. Nissan Silvia (S13) (flashback)
  5. Nissan 180SX Type X (RPS13)
  6. Mazda efini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)

Music [edit | edit source]

  1. around the world - m.o.v.e
  2. Back On The Rocks - Mega NRG Man 
  3. Rage Your Dream - m.o.v.e

Quotes [edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia [edit | edit source]

Site Navigation[edit | edit source]

Initial D Acts
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Extra Stage 12
Third Stage Movie
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Extra Stage 2 OVA
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