Its been like six years since I've seen this anime I've found a website that I can watch it in English because Funi-animation is going to rebub it. A lot people didn't like the tokyo pop version because they changed the music. I don't mind the rock or rap music and they few Eurobeat songs. I love the main theme song in English for Initial D but I also like the Jap version as well the only reason I don't watch it in Jap and subtitles because I don't wanna miss any of the action during the racing.
The Jap and subtitles do a bit better giving more information about what's going on(like when Ryosuke was talking about being the best in the English he never mentions that all these mountain passes are in Gunma)
The english dub is fine but each characters has one or 2 bad lines(expect for Iggy aka Itsuki) they did change a few names they don't bug that much because I've gotten use to it.
I've finally gotten past the 15 episode(I use to buy the anime back in 03) I wonder did Tooyo pop ever finish the dub for 2nd,3rd,4th and battle stage and project D. If so I think those dvds might be cheaper because no wants them if I had a job I could be able to buy them. Some times the car lingo can be a bit confusing so some times I have to look techniques,car models etc.. I wish they would mention the car model more often the only I heard them use a real life car model was when they were talking about Shingo's EG-6(Honda Civic)
Takumi is voice by Dave Wittenberg
Bunta(Takumi's father) is voice by Kerrigan Mahan
Ryosuke is voiced by Lex Lang
Keisuke(Ryo's little brother) voice by Steve Jay Blum
Iketani(Cole) is voiced by Crispin Freeman
Itsuki(Iggy) is voiced by Robbie Rist
Kenji is voiced by Jason Spisak
Takeshi(Zack) is voiced by Wally Wingert
Shinjo is voiced by Quinton Flynn
Mako Sato is voiced by Kate Higgins
So far overall I'm loving this anime all over again it makes wanna buy a car and drift at least one I would love to have a Eight-Six or a FD/FC or even a GTR32.
I would love to see if anyone else is a fan of this anime its not biggest anime out here and car racing is not for everyone. This anime can kinda boring if you don't like the subject matter.
I love the opening theme song to initial d in english
I'm the only dub and sub anime fan.