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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 []

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.

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  • Fuji TV: May 23, 1998


  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. Fumihiro
  12. Eikichi Shimamura


  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 K's (S13) (flashback)
  5. Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32) (flashback)
  6. Honda NSX (NA1) (real life footage)
  7. Nissan Silvia Q's (S14) (real life footage)
  8. Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)
  9. Nissan Silvia K's (S13)
  10. Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7 Type R (FD3S) (flashback)
  11. Nissan Silvia K's (S13)

Music []

  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 []

Notes & Trivia []

  • The footage of an NSX and S14 drifting was supplied by Hot Version. Both cars are driven by Keiichi Tsuchiya.

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