Sentai Filmworks Licenses NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND Movies
Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of all three NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND movies: NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND 1: AWAKENING (新劇場版「頭文字D」Legend1-觉醒-, Shin Gekijoo-ban Inisharu Dii Legend 1 -Kakusei-, 2014), NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND 2: RACER (新劇場版「頭文字D」Legend2-闘走-, Shin Gekijoo-ban Inisharu Dii Legend 2 -Toso-, 2015), and NEW THEATRICAL MOVIE INITIAL D LEGEND 3: DREAM (新劇場版「頭文字D」Legend3-夢現-, Shin Gekijoo-ban Inisharu Dii Legend 2 -Mugen-, 2016).
Based on the original Initial D (頭文字D, Inisharu Dii) manga by Shuichi Shigeno, the movie trilogy is a retelling centered around the adventures of a bleak, uninspired high school senior named Takumi Fujiwara. Despite having no interest in racing, he ends up caught in an exhilarating world which ends up being far more dangerous than he imagined. As Takumi gets drawn deeper into the underworld of drag racing, he meets Keisuke, a competent racer, and his brother Ryosuke, the leader of the Red Suns.
Masamitsu Hidaka (S-CRY-ed, POKÉMON) helmed the role of Chief Director for the films. Toshihito Naka served as director with composition by Aki Dobashi (MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED, YOZAKURO QUARTET). Anime production was helmed by Sanzigen & Liden Films, who are responsible for BLACK ROCK SHOOT and THE HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN.
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