Last year, the Initial D manga series came to an conclusion, marking the end of what’s surely Japan’s best-known racing comic. And while the main story might be wrapped up, it appears the series has plenty of life left in it. This summer, an Initial D animated film called Legend 1: Awaken will be released in Japan – and as you’ll see in the trailer, it appears to go back to the beginning of the ID story.
While the trailers aren’t super clear as to what we’ll be seeing, the idea of Takumi’s origins retold with modern technology sounds pretty cool – especially considering how dated some of the early episodes look today.
Knowing how important this cartoon and comic series has been in our lives, we’ll be awaiting this with great anticipation.