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Straightaway of Struggles (葛藤のストレート, Kattō no sutorēto) is the twelfth Act of Initial D: Fourth Stage.

This episode features the second half of the battle between Takumi Fujiwara and Sakamoto.

It also features the first half of the battle between Keisuke Takahashi and Wataru Akiyama.


Takumi is locked in the toughest race of his career! With Ryosuke’s odd advice echoing in his mind, and the Cappuccino still leading, his decision in the last straightaway will be the difference in victory or defeat.




  • Animax: February 18, 2005

Characters (in order of appearance)[]

  1. Sakamoto
  2. Takumi Fujiwara
  3. Shuichi Matsumoto
  4. Ryosuke Takahashi
  5. Nobuhiko Akiyama
  6. Keisuke Takahashi
  7. Kenta Nakamura
  8. Hiroshi Fumihiro
  9. Itsuki Takeuchi
  10. Kenji
  11. Koichiro Iketani
  12. Wataru Akiyama
  13. Kazumi Akiyama


  1. Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R)
  2. Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)
  3. Toyota Altezza RS200 (SXE10)
  4. Mazda efini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
  5. Nissan Silvia Q's (S14) (Flashback)
  6. Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86)


  1. Noizy Tribe - M.o.v.e
  2. Movin' Up Moving Now - Jean Love
  3. On My Wings - Manuel
  4. I Believe In Lovin' You - Brian Ice
  5. What You Need - Manuel
  6. Nobody Reason ~ノアの方舟 (~Noah No Hakobune) - M.o.v.e


(Sakamoto notices that Takumi will overtake him.)

Sakamoto: I've had a bad feeling earlier. He's planning something that's coming to me in a second. In this narrow course, the rain.. what is he planning to do? Quit messing with me man! Just stay put behind like a good little loser!

(As Takumi is approaching the Cappuccino, it cuts to his wide eyes close up, knowing he'll attack)

Takumi: That's it!

(Takumi then takes the left to overtake Sakamoto; different shots of the overtake are shown. Sakamoto looks shocked.)

Sakamoto: What?!

(Takumi and Sakamoto's cars go side by side near the corner)

Sakamoto: I told you to quit fooling around!!

Takumi: No good!

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