Yuichi Tachibana (立花 祐一 Tachibana Yūichi, "Boss") is the owner of the gas station that Takumi Fujiwara and his friends worked in. An old friend of Bunta Fujiwara's and a racer in his youth, Yuichi acts like a father figure to the Akina SpeedStars.

His 1994 Toyota Camry (V40) appears in the first episode of Initial D First Stage while Takumi (assumed to be Bunta by Yuichi) passes Yuichi on a downhill run in Akina.

Yuichi is absent from Fifth Stage, though he later appears in Final Stage.

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  • His secret : He was not a good driver, and he was never fast.
  • Like : The young generation of racers
  • Dislike : The SUV fad, being called "Grease Monkey"

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He is the first person to have a dialogue in the anime. He was driving uphill at night when Takumi (not known to Yuichi that it was him, thinking it was Bunta driving) passes Yuichi and he remarks that "he hasn't changed".

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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
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