Asakura Akio is a young student and street racer who has a beloved car – a first generation S30 Nissan Fairlady 240 Z. Immediately upon discovering it in a scrap yard he's attracted to it, an attraction that later grows into an obsession. After restoring the car to its former glory with his friends he takes it down a stretch of highway known as Wangan to challenge its king, the "Black Bird." The more Asakura learns about the car and its dark history, the more he wants to master driving this dangerous "Akuma no Z" (The Devil's Z) and claim the title of Wangan's master for himself...
18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.
Both Wangan Midnight and Initial D are about a high school student who street races with a car (and he loves to race). If you liked one you'd like the other.
Both Initial D and Wangan Midnight are amazing in their own ways. You will be amazed at watching these two stories and seeing how both main characters surpass all limitations and become kings. The amazing cinematics make your heart race as the characters pull out near impossible feats to win. If you're an avid fan of the blacktop, you won't want to miss these.
If you like wangan midnight, then you would love Initial D. Both series have awesome cars, awesome music, and defenitely awesome action. If you love cars and music with action packed scenes, then Wangan Midnight and Initial D are your animes.
Both protagonist start from nothing and work their way to be racing kings. Wangan Midnight is clearly animated to look exactly like Initial D. Only difference between the shows are; Wangan takes place in highways whereas Initial D is about hillroads and Wangan is more about tuning than improving one's driving skills to reach max speed.
If there's one word that'd describe both anime that'd be intense. Not only they share the same genre and are about a teenager who likes racing but they have the same feeling, and you can't help but feel excited everytime you watch them. Of course there are some differences, like Wangan Midnight being more focused in tuning and racing in highways while Initial D is centered in improving their own skills and racing in mountain passes, but if you liked one you'd enjoy the other anyway.
In the relative near future, fossil fuel cars have gone the way of the dinosaur -- electric cars rule the landscape. And when these electric cars go bad, it’s up to the Ex-Drivers to stop them! Join Lisa and Lorna as they encounter situations revolving around them putting their souped up cars’ pedals to the metal in a showdown of slick cars and hot drivers. Speed is the name of the game and the stakes rise quicker than an RPM gauge in overdrive!
Like Wangan Midnight, eX-D revolves around fast cars. Neither of them have a terribly engaging story, but both of them have amazingly animated driving sequences. I strongly recommend seeing the other if you liked one. Wangan Midnight's CG animation may serve as a mild turn-off for some, but it's still quite good on the whole.
Takumi has an innate ability when it comes to driving cars. Though he is not interested in street races, circumstances force him to enter anyways and take on some of the best racers around. As Mt. Akina’s top downhill racer, he defends his home turf with all his pride and takes on numerous skilled challengers and with each battle he grows more fond of racing and develops more of his racing talent. Can Takumi continue winning against these adept drivers with his outmatched and underpowered AE86?
Mako and Sayuki make up the well known street racing team from Usui known as Impact Blue. Mako does the driving and Sayuki tells her what moves to make. After the Myougi Night Kids have been defeated by the powerful Emperors team, consisting of only Lan-EVOs, word spreads fast. Since Myougi and Usui are neighbouring cities, Shingo of the Night Kids, a childhood friend of Sayuki, comes to warn them about the power of these cars. But after just breaking up with her boyfriend, does Mako even want to continue street racing?
Takahashi Ryousuke has always dreamed of becoming a legend amongst street racers, and with the creation of Project D, a team of highly skilled drivers, this dream is finally starting to become a reality. Ryousuke manages the team, the talented Takumi dominates the downhill races with his AE86, and the skilled Keisuke overcomes foes in the uphill races with his FD. Together, the talented group of racers set out for expeditions outside the Gunma region and will face formidable foes; and for Ryousuke, the battle to finally live his dream has only just begun...