Wangan Midnight - Recommendations

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Initial D

Initial D

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.

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BladeNL BladeNL says...

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.

Fuma Fuma says...

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.

Aretelk Aretelk says...

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.

LancerFIN LancerFIN says...

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.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

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.

Fatestayjedi Fatestayjedi says...

Both are very similar. The big difference is that Initial D is about driver's skill and technique but in Wangan it's about the car itself and how good it's tuned.

Needless to say Initial D is more exciting and better. If you liked one you will enjoy the other, ideally it would be better if you watched Wangan first instead of Inital D though.

staffordshire staffordshire says...

if you like cars, then those are for you, there is some difference in shows, one plot is in highway and another doing races up/down hill,but still it is about car racing and tuning so you will enjoy both shows.

darksiderek darksiderek says...

Both Wangan Midnight and Initial D are about a high school student who street races with a car, they both fall in love with their cars more and more without noticing it. 

Oblithian Oblithian says...

It's like Wangan Midnight but far better, more intense, catchy music, and a hint of story and character development.

Greekie Greekie says...

While both have completely different premises and stories,they both represent car culture in their own respective way very well (Wangan Midnight focusing on highway battles,and Initial D on mountain pass fights aka Touge) and are entertaining for the people who enjoy car culture and would like to watch racing where other sources of media failed to entertain.

ZurakoDesu ZurakoDesu says...

Both series deal with car racing and how it affects the Mc's life. A considerable amount of time is spent on tuning their cars and refining their skills. If you liked one of them, you most probably will like the other one. 

Initial D Battle Stage

Initial D Battle Stage

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?

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Reasons you might like Initial D Battle Stage...

BladeNL BladeNL says...

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.

Initial D Extra Stage

Initial D Extra Stage

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?

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Reasons you might like Initial D Extra Stage...

BladeNL BladeNL says...

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.

Initial D Second Stage

Initial D Second Stage

The Gunma region is being invaded by the fearsome Emperors, a street racing team who drive nothing but powerful Lan-EVOs. With the ambition to conquer the entire region in one month and the most powerful 4-wheel-drive cars at their disposal, Kyoichi and the Emperors have set out to get their long awaited revenge on Takahashi Ryousuke, their archnemesis. Together with the undefeated downhill hero Takumi, Ryousuke is all that stands in the way of Kyoichi and his gang. But winning will be a difficult task -- do the Gunma region's drivers really stand a chance?

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Reasons you might like Initial D Second Stage...

BladeNL BladeNL says...

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.

Initial D Third Stage

Initial D Third Stage

After many trials and victories, Takumi has finally claimed the title of Akina’s downhill hero. Now, a genius called Takahashi Ryousuke is forming a team of Gunma’s top street racers. With his talented brother Keisuke already recruited, Ryousuke steps up to Takumi and offers him a spot in this professional racing team. Before giving answer to this proposal, however, Takumi wants to test his skills one more time and see if he is worthy -- and he has his sights set on Sudou Kyoichi, who defeated him once before. Can Takumi pass the final test he has laid out for himself?

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Reasons you might like Initial D Third Stage...

BladeNL BladeNL says...

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.

Initial D Fourth Stage

Initial D Fourth Stage

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...

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Reasons you might like Initial D Fourth Stage...

BladeNL BladeNL says...

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.

eX-Driver

eX-Driver

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!

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Reasons you might like eX-Driver...

bwing55543 bwing55543 says...

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.

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Akagi Gunma is a young, impetuous and rash teenager who decides to move to the big city to fulfill his dream of racing a Formula One car. 

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Initial D Battle Stage 3

Initial D Battle Stage 3

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Initial D Legend 1: Awakening

Initial D Legend 1: Awakening

High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father's modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina's highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over the Gunma prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.

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