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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/11/21 12:07 p.m.

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/11/21 12:07 p.m.

And since YouTube just served this up, figured I'd share:

 

Fitzauto
Fitzauto Dork
3/11/21 12:20 p.m.

I am 100% okay with admitting the largest factor in me buying my AE86 was this show.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/11/21 12:42 p.m.

I'm sure I'm not the first to try this, but I started writing an American adaptation not too long ago (and I've been meaning to get back to). Instead of an 86 belonging to a tofu shop, it's a Mustang SVO that belongs to a pizza delivery place.

I picture the series finale being a run against an imported 86 that's prepared the same way as Takumi's in Initial D.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/11/21 1:01 p.m.

Ha, that's awesome. Back in school, my friend and I came up with something similar: Pizza Dude. But maybe more Repo Man. 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
3/11/21 1:32 p.m.

It should be Uber Eats or Instacart and a 10 year old CRV.

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/11/21 1:54 p.m.

Super Eurobeat songs are always on my constant repeat playlists.

Having watched the original series from start to finish multiple times and having gone to see the Awakening movies in theaters a few years back.

very VERY big Initial D fanboy.. or as my buddy referred to a few of us.. Initial DORKS.

Tyler H (Forum Supporter)
Tyler H (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/11/21 2:17 p.m.

Was totally into Initial D ~2002.  Might be time to dust off those bootlegged Divx files.  

slowbird
slowbird UltraDork
3/11/21 3:16 p.m.

The blue Sileighty is my favorite.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/11/21 3:18 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

There is something cool about a Sileighty--one of my faves back in Gran Turismo. 

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/11/21 3:37 p.m.

For a lot of people my age it was Fast and the Furious that got them into messing with cars, but it was Initial D for me.

trucke
trucke SuperDork
3/11/21 3:50 p.m.

When I bought my FX16 back in 1987, they also had AE86's on the lot.  The 86's had live axles and just did not handle as well as the FX16.  Little did I know 8 years later an anime would come out drastically changing the direction of the value of these two cars.angry

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/11/21 3:52 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

I may have checked if I can get Watanabes to fit the BRZ, but apparently I need a Bunny Rocket to make them fit or something.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/11/21 3:57 p.m.

As far as centering around pizza delivery, it would be mighty ambitious to play in the same pool as Hiro Protagonist driving the Deliverator in Snow Crash.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
3/11/21 4:14 p.m.
j_tso said:

For a lot of people my age it was Fast and the Furious that got them into messing with cars, but it was Initial D for me.

I got into Initial D because there were watch threads on RX-7Forum.

This was back around Second Stage...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/12/21 8:51 a.m.
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) said:
David S. Wallens said:

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

I may have checked if I can get Watanabes to fit the BRZ, but apparently I need a Bunny Rocket to make them fit or something.

That'd look pretty rad. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/12/21 9:07 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) said:
David S. Wallens said:

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

I may have checked if I can get Watanabes to fit the BRZ, but apparently I need a Bunny Rocket to make them fit or something.

That'd look pretty rad. 

You could also try some SSR Speed Stars or their Formula Mesh wheels for some old-school charm like on this FR-S:

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/12/21 9:21 a.m.
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) said:
David S. Wallens said:

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

I may have checked if I can get Watanabes to fit the BRZ, but apparently I need a Bunny Rocket to make them fit or something.

It looks like you can get them to fit, but they are not cheap...

RS Watanabe R17 17" Wheels For 86, FR-S & BRZ (12-16) (86worx.com)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/12/21 9:29 a.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Don't get me started on SSRs. Total rabbit hole material there. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/12/21 9:29 a.m.
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) said:
David S. Wallens said:

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

I may have checked if I can get Watanabes to fit the BRZ, but apparently I need a Bunny Rocket to make them fit or something.

It looks like you can get them to fit, but they are not cheap...

RS Watanabe R17 17" Wheels For 86, FR-S & BRZ (12-16) (86worx.com)

But they're so perfect. 

Vajingo
Vajingo HalfDork
3/12/21 9:49 a.m.

The legend movies have the manga anime art style. Pretty cool. It's like moving manga now. And the story line has been concise, modernized, and uh.... "pc culture" inclusive. 

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
3/12/21 9:58 a.m.

Man, I love me some anime car series...

 

 

 

Well, F1 now has active aero (DRS) and boost buttons...  Time will tell...

 

 

Ex-Driver is getting more possibly relevant as time goes on!

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/12/21 12:02 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) said:
David S. Wallens said:

For the first time in forever, we watched some Initial D--the Legend 1: Awakening movie. 

Suddenly I have an even greater need to put some Watanabes on the Miata. 

I may have checked if I can get Watanabes to fit the BRZ, but apparently I need a Bunny Rocket to make them fit or something.

It looks like you can get them to fit, but they are not cheap...

RS Watanabe R17 17" Wheels For 86, FR-S & BRZ (12-16) (86worx.com)

But they're so perfect. 

Note that the car in the pictures is sporting a Rocket Bunny widebody kit. I don't think I've seen Wats with anything approaching the required offset to fit under the stock fenders on a Frisbie.

I have yet to find out if Speed Star RS-8s were available in 5x100.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/21 9:05 a.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) :

They need to put the RS-8 back into production. Please? 

Vracer111
Vracer111 HalfDork
3/14/21 4:31 a.m.

 

Reminds me I lent the Blu-rays of all 3 Legends movies to a co-worker a while back... forgot who though... LOL

But graphically the Legends movies are great... and nice nice summarization of relevant coverage from the series. Only thing missing was music from M.O.V.E. ... just not the same withou that group doing the music...

 

 

 

 

 

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