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Kenji (健二, Kenji) is a member of the Akina SpeedStars and the Koichiro Iketani's childhood best friend.

He hangs out at the gas station where Iketani, Takumi Fujiwara and Itsuki Takeuchi work from time to time, usually discussing cars and driving techniques with Iketani and Yuichi Tachibana. He has respect and admiration for Iketani and Takumi; Iketani as he is the leader of the SpeedStars and Takumi for his driving skills.


Kenji is believed to be the second-best driver of the SpeedStars. He was set to race Keisuke Takahashi in the first battle because Iketani was injured and the mysterious "Tofu Shop Eight-Six" was thought to be a no-show.


To this day, his last name hasn't been revealed in any media form of Initial D. His age has also not been explicitly stated, though judging from Iketani and Itsuki's constant joking in regards to Kenji not having a girlfriend at his age, and that he and Iketani don't address each other as Senpai, it's probably safe to assume that he is about the same age as Iketani. His occupation is also unknown, although he often goes to the gas station where his friends work bringing car magazines and racing news.

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The White Ghost of Akina[]

Against Emperor[]

The New Eight-Six[]

Project D - Tochigi[]

Saitama and Ibaraki[]

The Kanagawa Expedition[]

MF Ghost[]

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Koichiro Iketani

Koichiro Iketani is his best friend. He works at the gas station, so Kenji often comes over there to discuss about cars and races. Iketani is also Akina SpeedStar's head and the fastest driver (apart from Takumi).

Itsuki Takeuchi

Itsuki is another worker at the gas station. He was Iketani's junior while they were at school. Itsuki became an official member of the SpeedStars after he got an AE85 (despite thinking it would be an AE86) and after Takumi shows its potential in an impromptu battle.

Takumi Fujiwara

Takumi Fujiwara works at the gas station along with Itsuki and Iketani. He is friends with Takumi same way he is with Itsuki.

Mako Sato

Sayuki

Yuichi Tachibana

Yuichi is the boss of the gas station where Iketani works. He acts as a fatherly figure to the Akina SpeedStars despite Kenji not working in the gas station (even though sometimes he has to work forced by Iketani).

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Legend 3: Dream[]

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  • Kenji appears in chapter 96 of MF GHOST, along with Iketani and Itsuki. He resumes the same role as Initial D (i.e. bringing car magazines and racing news of Project D). He is married and has kids.
  • Anri Katsu, his Japanese voice actor in the Legend trilogy, previously voiced Fake Takumi in Fifth Stage.

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Initial D Characters
Project D Takumi FujiwaraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Akina SpeedStars Koichiro IketaniKenjiItsuki Takeuchi
Akagi RedSuns Kenta NakamuraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Myogi NightKids MiyaharaTakeshi NakazatoShingo Shoji
Impact Blue Mako SatoSayuki
Emperor Seiji IwakiRen NogamiSatakeKyoichi Sudo
Seven Star Leaf Atsuro KawaiShinichiToru Suetsugu
The Todo School Daiki NinomiyaSmiley SakaiTomoyuki TachiTodo
Northern Saitama Alliance Nobuhiko AkiyamaWataru AkiyamaKyoko IwaseSakamoto
Tsuchisaka Lan Evo Team/
Men in Evos
Aikawa/Man of Lan Evo V/Kuro WaruIchijo/Man of Lan Evo VI/Kuro Waru
Purple Shadow Kozo HoshinoDr. Toshiya Joshima
Team 246 Satoshi OmiyaKobayakawa
R.T. Katagiri S.V. Kai KogashiwaHideo Minagawa
Team Spiral Ryuji IkedaJunichi SakamotoHiroya Okuyama
Sidewinder Go HojoRin HojoShinji Inui
Other Characters Kazumi AkiyamaKazumi's Ex-BoyfriendThe Altezza GuysAmadaFake Project DBunta FujiwaraFumihiroMrs. IketaniItsuki's ParentsMrs. InuiKaoriKen KogashiwaEiji KuboKyoko's FriendShuichi MatsumotoMikiNatsuki MogiNaoOld ManPapaShiraishiMasashi SuzukiYuichi TachibanaTomiguchiTomokoTsugumiTsukamotoTwo Guys From TokyoMika Uehara
Non-Manga MamoruKatsuragi MikaSaoriShigeruEikichi Shimamura