The battle between Takumi Fujiwara and Takeshi Nakazato is the fifth battle of Initial D.

Prior to the Battle[edit | edit source]

After Takumi's first victory over Keisuke, Takeshi Nakazato challenges Takumi next. Itsuki accepts the challenge for Takumi putting him in panic. Keisuke later confronts him to race him but Takumi didn't have intentions which angers Keisuke unable to accept anyone else defeating him except either him or Ryosuke. Takumi initially accepts after Yuichi's dissuasion (he was actually using reverse psychology to get him to accept the challenge). Then his car goes missing but Bunta came back on time to make minor adjustments to improve Takumi's cornering speed which causes Takumi to arrive late. After the race starts, Ryosuke and Keisuke Takahashi chase after the AE86 and GT-R to observe up close.

During the Battle[edit | edit source]

Nakazato leads, with Takumi following close behind. The adjustments Bunta made enabled Takumi to drift at full speed which electrified him. Takumi attempts to pass from the outside several times, irritating Nakazato. As they approach the finish line, Takumi feints to the outside before a corner, tricking Nakazato into thinking that he will try to pass from the outside again. To his bewilderment, Nakazato realises that the AE86 is actually overtaking him from the inside. At this point, the race has taken a heavy toll on the GT-R's tires, and it understeers, causing the rear of the car to swing out and hit the guardrail while Ryosuke skids around him.

After the Battle[edit | edit source]

Despite the defeat, Nakazato felt satisfied for giving all he had and hope to rematch him someday. Meanwhile, Ryosuke explains to Keisuke how he was able to perform the feinting maneuver. Keisuke believed he had great ABS in the Eight-Six only for Ryosuke to laugh at his statement due to the fact Eight-Sixes have no ABS included. Only the driver's own skills and natural instinct acts as it's own ABS.

Songs[edit | edit source]

First Stage[edit | edit source]

  1. Running In The 90's - Max Coveri 
  2. Back On The Rocks - Mega NRG Man 
  3. Burning Up For You - Sara 
  4. Heartbeat - Nathalie 

Battle Stage[edit | edit source]

  1. Golden Age - Max Coveri

Ryosuke Takahashi's Fastest Typing-theory[edit | edit source]

  1. Burning Up For You - Sara

Special Stage[edit | edit source]

  1. Back On The Rocks - Mega NRG Man
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