Any news on when we may get Initial D released in the US?

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  1. Tim_Speicher

    Tim_Speicher Stunt Coordinator

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    Being a fan of the import scene, I have been a big fan of the anime Initial D since the very first eposide I saw. I heard a while back that TokyoPop (GTO) had aquired the rights to Initial D and where planning on releasing it stateside. However, that has been some time ago and I have not heard anything else regarding a US release. Does anyone out there happen to have some information?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    They have a TV deal, and any DVD release would be after that. Given the butchery they've made of the manga, I'm going to say be afraid.
     
  3. Tim_Speicher

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    Jeff,
    I have heards some murmurs about them butchering the names of the characters and even having Takumi delivering pizza, instead of Tofu!
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    If they butcher the name, hopefully it won't affect the subbed version... However, if they changed Takumi's role, that would be very dissappointing, indeed. [​IMG]
     
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    The names are likely going to be Americanized in the dub for some reason, a real step backward when the rest of the industry keeps them intact.

    TP has said that the sub version will be intact, I'll believe it when I see it
     

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