Takumi Fujiwara's impromptu battle in Itsuki Takeuchi's AE85 is the sixth battle of Initial D.
Prior to the Battle[edit | edit source]
After Takumi's victory against Takeshi Nakazato (after the battle with Shingo Shoji in the Legends trilogy), an excited Itsuki buys an Eight-Six Levin to surprise his friends only for Yuichi to discover it is not an Eight-Six Levin but a mere Eight-Five Levin SR which resulted in everyone (except Takumi) bursting into laughter. An upset Itsuki embarrassingly leaves work in frustration but Takumi goes after him to not be ashamed and cherish the fact he now has his own car and can go anywhere he wants whereas Takumi has shared ownership of the Eight-Six with his father.
During the Battle[edit | edit source]
To cheer Itsuki up from the misunderstanding, he and Takumi drive up Mt. Akina. Myogi NightKids members (Thunder Fire members in the anime) arrive and mocking Itsuki calling him a racer wannabe and the fact he has an Eight-Five. Takumi sticks up for Itsuki and chases down the racers in Itsuki's car. Takumi at the same time criticises the faulty tires, faulty suspensions and weak acceleration. Despite that, he was able to keep up with the two cars and overtakes them with the gutter run. Both cars go to a halt being shocked of Takumi's skill calling him a "ghost".
After the Battle[edit | edit source]
The following day, Itsuki now becomes attached to his car and attaching a SpeedStars sticker after Takumi drove skillfully in his car. He learns from Takumi that it's not the car that matters but its one's skill that counts. Yuichi now senses Takumi's ability to adapt to driving different cars.
Songs[edit | edit source]
- Lonely Love - Sophie
- Night Fever - Dave Rodgers & Mega NRG Man