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The Best Anime Like Initial D  

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Even if you're not that big of an anime fan, Initial D is perfect for anyone who's simply in love with cars. Following the story of Takumi Fujiwara, who's lived his entire life surrounded by cars but never knowing a thing about them, we go on a story all about the power a fast car can hold. With such a great storyline, it's easy to speed through this series, so if you're looking for more fast cars and compelling characters, we've got you covered with these Initial D recommendations. 

What are the best anime like Initial D? Series like Wangan Midnight have everything to do with street racing while shows like Two Car and Capeta show us there's a lot of fast vehicles that aren't just cars; motorcycles and racing carts count too don't they? And if you need a break from the automobile lane, we've got great alternatives that still have plenty of the great story elements you loved from Initial D placed in a new setting. Kuroko's Basketball and Food Wars are both great Initial D recommendations about the spirit of competition and the importance of hobbies, filled with compelling characters that you'll definitely want to follow.

We've picked the perfect recommendations list for anime series like Initial D, so don't forget to vote up your favorites!

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Wangan Midnight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Wangan Midnight is a racing game developed by Genki for the PlayStation 3. It is based on the Award winning Japanese comic of the same name created by Michiharu Kusunoki back in 1992. The Wangan ...more
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Redline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Redline is a 2009 science fiction auto racing anime film produced by Madhouse and released in Japan on October 9, 2010. The directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike, it features the voices of ...more
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Two Car is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Two Car
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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Shueisha, 2015) is a Japanese anime based on the shōnen manga series. The series is set mainly at Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute, an elite culinary school ...more
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Capeta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Capeta is a Japanese sports manga and anime about kart racing by Masahito Soda. The manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen in 2005. The series consists of three separate arcs. The first ...more
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éX-Driver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
éX-Driver is an anime series, designed by Kōsuke Fujishima and produced by Bandai Visual and Actas. The anime series spanned 6 episodes, as well as a feature movie, entitled ...more
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Goddamn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Goddamn
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Air Gear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Air Gear is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Ito "Oh Great" Ōgure. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami "Ikki or Crow", also known as "Baby ...more
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Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Hikaru no Go is a 2001 anime series based on the Japanese manga series written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.
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One Outs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
One Outs is a Japanese baseball manga series by Shinobu Kaitani originally serialized in the seinen manga magazine Business Jump from 1998 to 2006. It was relaunched in Business Jump on October ...more
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Future GPX Cyber Formula is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Future GPX Cyber Formula
Future GPX Cyber Formula is a 37-episode anime television series by Sunrise. It originally aired in Japan between March 15, 1991 and December 20, 1991. Directed by Mitsuo Fukuda, Cyber Formula ...more
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One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
One Punch Man
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Yowamushi Pedal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Yowamushi Pedal is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. An anime television series adaptation began airing on October 7, 2013. Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who has ...more
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Kurokos Basketball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Kurokos Basketball
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Over Drive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Over Drive
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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. A 76-episode anime adaptation titled Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! was produced by Madhouse, Nippon ...more
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Chihayafuru is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha. It is about a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new ...more
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Bakuman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
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Dear Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Dear Boys (also known as Hoop Days) is a sports manga by Hiroki Yagami and 2003 shōnen anime series. The Mizuho High School basketball team, including Kazuhiko Aikawa and Takumi Fujiwara, ...more
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Kaiji is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, also known as Ultimate Survivor Kaiji, is a Japanese manga series about the art of gambling, written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. It is published by Kodansha in Young ...more
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The Prince of Tennis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
The Prince of Tennis is a 2001 anime series based on the manga series by Takeshi Konomi. A 12-year-old tennis prodigy named Ryoma Echizen moves back to his native Japan in order to attend his ...more
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Major S1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Major S1
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My Neighbor Seki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
My Neighbor Seki
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Major S1 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Initial D
Major S1