Shigeru (滋(しげる) Shigeru) is a member of the Akina SpeedStars that appeared in the Legends trilogy. Not much is known about him, and he has no known last name.


History[edit | edit source]

Shigeru can be seen hanging out at Esso Gas Station with other members of the Akina SpeedStars: Koichiro Iketani, Kenji, and Mamoru. At the gas station he and the other members discuss what they are going to do about Keisuke Takahashi driving on Mount Akina. When Iketani explains that Keisuke's target isn't the SpeedStars, Shigeru asks "it's that panda 86 isn't it?". After hearing the groups disbelief that an AE86 could be that fast, Yuichi Tachibana explains that it was true, and that the fastest driver on Mount Akina is the Tofu Shop AE86.

During a SpeedStars practice session, The Akagi RedSuns show up on Mount Akina. Here they challenge the SpeedStars to a street race the following Saturday. The SpeedStars accept the challenge, then Fumihiro asks if they could have a friendly practice for the rest of the night. Once they start, Shigeru and the other members of the SpeedStars quickly follow after them on the mountain. During his run down the mountain in his Toyota Starlet he is quickly outrun by the members of the RedSuns. When he returns to the mountain to talk to his team mates he explains to them that the RedSuns are "fundamentally different" than they are. During Iketani's second run he crashes his car and the team realizes that they are no match for the RedSuns by themselves.

Before the battle between Takumi Fujiwara and Keisuke Takahashi, Shigeru is seen driving up the mountain towards the Akina starting line behind Kenji in his Nissan 180SX with Iketani and Itsuki Takeuchi. When Takumi Fujiwara finally shows up, he and the SpeedStars are shocked that he is the one that had previously defeated Keisuke. After the race he is seen celebrating Takumi's victory with the other members of the SpeedStars.

After Itsuki accepts a challenge for Takumi from Takeshi Nakazato, Shigeru is among the members of the SpeedStars who come to ask Iketani about the challenge. He and the other members talk about how they will be in trouble if Takumi doesn't accept the challenge and if Takeshi might be to much for him to handle.

Before Takumi's Battle against Shingo Shoji, Shigeru and the other members of the SpeedStars are confronted by Shingo Shoji and other members of the Myogi NightKids who challenge Takumi to a Gumtape Deathmatch. Takumi accepts the challenge and the SpeedStars try to tell Takumi that he doesn't have to race, but he doesn't listen and races anyway. Shigeru is seen in is Toyota Starlet following the race with the other SpeedStars members, after they find Shingo's Civic crashed into the guardrail they offer to drive him to the hospital so that he can get his wrist healed.

During Takumi's battle with Ryosuke Takahashi Shigeru is seen at the staring line on Mount Akina to watch and cheer on Takumi during his race. After the race nobody celebrated Takumi's victory including Shigeru.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Shigeru has no known last name, just like Kenji and Mamoru
  • He is exclusive to the Legends Trilogy

Navigation[edit | edit source]

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
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