Speaking of mad mangas, Hollywood isn’t the only one endlessly retooling comic book movies. On Monday Kodansha’s Young Magazine announced that Initial D is getting the reboot treatment as well. Further details have yet to be announced but one thing for sure is that the new adaptation will be in anime form.
Shuichi Shigeno‘s seminal manga about touge, drift and the hachiroku debuted back in 1995 and was followed up with an anime series in 1998. The stories became wildly popular despite primitive CG that made cars resemble cheap plastic toys rather than actual AE86s and RX-7s. Graphics did improve as time went on but given the Moore’s Law leaps that computing power has made in the intervening years, the new series promises to be a feast for the eyes.