Initial D was a Japanese street racing manga/anime series that has, in one way or another, influenced the way we see cars, due to how they were depicted in the iconic series. Furthermore, because it has reached a wide range of audiences on a global scale, it's safe to say that Initial D has played a major part as to why 90s JDM cars are increasing becoming collector's items, and mint conditioned examples fetch big money in auction sites around the world. Simply put, cars of today have become somewhat too complicated, and stuffed with lots of automotive gadgetry that puts an emphasis on safety, comfort, and automation. A lot of people look for examples of simple and very straightforward cars that are just meant to be driven hard, just like the examples from Initial D, that gives off the best sense of connection between car and driver. With that being said, here are some of the cars in the iconic manga series that we wish we had in our garages. Of course, we're starting off this list with the main protagonist of the series, the Toyota Corolla AE86 driven by Takumi Fujiwara. While it's fairly easy to acquire a Trueno in real life, the engine it had in the series is considered as one of Toyota's Holy Grail engines. Having a Formula Atlantic 4AGE motor that revs up to 11,000 rpm can only be considered the stuff of dreams in real life, and we're kinda envious that Takumi uses a car with a racing engine for tofu deliveries.
Takumi's dad, Bunta Fujiwara, must've really had deep connections to get himself one of the rarest Imprezas to add to the AE86 in doing tofu deliveries. The Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type R was used as the base for the Impreza WRC version due to the coupe layout, making the chassis stiffer than the four-door sedan versions. Only 635 of these were made in real life, and cost around $28,000 back during its model run in 1998. Today, if you're lucky to find one, prices start at around $46,000. It's another example of rare JDM metal that's appreciating in value nowadays. It's safe to say the Takahashis had great taste when it comes to styling their cars. In the first few seasons of Initial D, the yellow Mazda RX-7 FD3S driven by Keisuke Takahashi sported some of our favorite wheels, the phone dial-like Mazdaspeed MS-02. Then later on, the yellow RX-7 received an RE-Amemiya wraparound bodykit together with the bronze 18-inch SSR Type C wheels. Safe to say, if we were to flex one of the cars in Initial D on our Instagram, we'd definitely put this at the top of the list. Kyoichi Sudo's Lancer Evolution III has the distinction in Initial D for being the first car that beats Takumi's AE86, after the latter blew up his engine for trying to keep up with the all-wheel-drive sports sedan. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3s are hard to find nowadays, and it would really be bonkers to own one that has 350 hp and a WRC-style anti-lag system.
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It pops and bangs all the way, all day long. Only a cat prevented Tomoyuki Tachi to beat Takumi Fujiwara in the manga series, and that sort of stuff doesn't happen every day. But the fact is, the Todou School demo car would make the AE86 eat dust in real life because of four words - Tuned by Spoon Sports. The real-life Spoon EK9 has the Spoon B16B engine that revs to 11,000 rpm, and produces 260 hp. It's also fitted with the now-discontinued special Spoon Sports gauge cluster, which costs as much as a used 90s car nowadays. For Honda fanboys, this is the ultimate inspiration for their EK Civics. This is the car that brought back the GT-R nameplate for Skylines in the best way possible, by dominating all the racing competitions it participated in. Though in Initial D, it's more commonly known as the car used by the "Grim Reaper", Rin Hojo. Of course, it's not our advice to run your opponent off the road with the R32, but to be fair, the car has plenty of potential to leave an opponent in the dust, thanks to the RB26DETT motor and the awesome ATTESA E-TS all -wheel-drive system. The Honda S2000 depicted in Initial D was driven by Dr. Toshiya Joshima, or the guy called "God hand", because of his ability to do performance driving with only one hand on the steering wheel. In real life, we're happy to say that it is possible to drive an S2000 with only one hand, as it has an electric power steering and a quick steering ratio.
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And of course, you can smoke an AE86 even with a stock S2000, just make sure not to vomit before the end to seal the deal. We've mentioned earlier that we'd love to flex Keisuke Takahashi's RX-7 on Instagram due to the aggressive body kit it had. And now, here's another car featured in Initial D that we deem as Instagram worthy - Kobayakawa's Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. We find the C-West front bumper as one of the nicest kits in the market to enhance the overall look of Cedia-based Evos (Evo 7,8,9), and when completed with a Voltex GT Wing, the car really looks aggressive and ready to pound on its opponent. The Toyota MR2 was famous in Initial D for doing the Irohazaka jumps, where the car literally flies off the ground for a faster way around a tight downhill hairpin curve. While it looks awesome in the series, it's not exactly allowed to do in real life, unless you want to trade broken rims and shattered suspension bits for style points. However, we'd still want the MR2 as it teaches its driver to become smooth in his inputs, or otherwise fall victim to snap oversteer which the SW20 is notorious for. The Suzuki Cappuccino is the least powerful car in Initial D that battled against Takumi's AE86, and the latter needed to pull out all the stops, including the "blind attack", just to get ahead of the cute little roadster. How did that happen? It's fairly simple. Power-to-weight ratio.
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New World. It constitutes the main territory of one of the Four Emperors, Big Mom, and her crew, the Big Mom Pirates, which extends around Whole Cake Island. It is navigable with a New World Log Pose. According to Pekoms, it is considered one large, powerful nation, and Big Mom as its queen wants it to become a utopia that unifies all races of the world. Totto Land is the general setting for the Whole Cake Island Arc. Totto Land is a massive archipelago with Whole Cake Island, Big Mom's base of operation, in its center, and 34 subsidiary islands, arranged roughly in concentric circles. Each subsidiary island is ruled by a member of the Charlotte Family as its minister. Most islands are themed after food. The territory's border is lined by a weather phenomenon known as "Cotton Candy Snow" (（）, Wata ame Yuki?) (known as Cotton Candy Flurry in the English dub) in which small bits of cotton candy gently descends from the sky. Whole Cake Island: The central and main island, themed after cake. It is the base of operations of the Big Mom Pirates. 100% Island: It is governed by Minister of Juice Smoothie. Biscuits Island: An island themed after biscuits. It is located northwestern to Whole Cake Island. It is the fifth island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by Minister of Biscuits Cracker.
It is governed by Minister of Cutlery Mascarpone.
Black Island: It is located northwest to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Tea Dosmarche. Cacao Island: One of the outermost southwestern islands, themed after chocolate. It is the first island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It was originally governed by the former Minister of Chocolate Lola before she ran away. Candy Island: One of the innermost islands, themed after candy. It is located southwestern to Whole Cake Island. It is the sixth island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Candy Perospero. Cheese Island: An island themed after cheese. It is located west to Whole Cake Island. It is the fourth island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Cheese Mont-d'Or. Cutlery Island: An island themed after cutlery. It is governed by Minister of Cutlery Mascarpone. In the anime, it was shown located north to Cheese Island, making it northwestern to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Essence Saint-Marc. Fruits Island: It is located east to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Fruits Compote. Funwari Island: It is located southwestern to Whole Cake Island.
Komugi Island: It is governed by Minister of Flour Katakuri.
Totto Land with her husband, son, and crew. Futoru Island: It is located north to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by Minister of Tasting Mobile. Ice Island: It is located southeastern to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Gelato Moscato. Jam Island: An island themed after jam. It is located west to Whole Cake Island. According to Pedro, it has rivers of juice running through it that pours into the sea. It is the second island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Jam Dacquoise. Jelly Island: It is located south to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Agar Kanten. Kibo Island: It is governed by the Minister of Yeast Marnier. Kimi Island: It is governed by Minister of Eggs Citron. Kinko Island: It is governed by the Minister of Finance Noisette. Komugi Island: It is governed by Minister of Flour Katakuri. Liqueur Island: An island themed after liqueur. It is located in the southwestern to Whole Cake Island.
Margarine Island: It is governed by the Minister of Butter Galette.
In the anime, it was shown located north to Cheese Island, making it northwestern to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Alcohol Zuccotto. Loving Island: It is governed by the Minister of Love Cornstarch. Margarine Island: It is governed by the Minister of Butter Galette. Milenge Island: It is located south to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Meringue Broyé. Noko Island: It is governed by the Minister of Whipped Cream Opera. Nuts Island: An island themed after nuts. It is located west to Whole Cake Island. It is the third island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Nuts Amande. Package Island: It is located northwest to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Transport Nusstorte. Piepie Island: It is located northeast to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Pie Compo. Poripori Island: It is governed by Minister of Beans Daifuku. Potato Island: An island themed after potatoes. It is governed by Minister of Fries Snack. Rokumitsu Island: It is located south to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Honey Flampe. Sanshoku Island: It is governed by the Minister of Mix Chiboust. Tanega Island: It is governed by Minister of Seeds Kato.
Yakigashi Island: It is governed by the Minister of Browned Food Oven.
Topping Island: It is located northwest to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by the Minister of Toppings Tablet. Unique Island: It was governed by the Minister of Design Praline. Yakigashi Island: It is governed by the Minister of Browned Food Oven. These outposts called "Tartes" are located at or near the coasts of Totto Land's islands. They are battleships in the shape of confectionery tarts, hence their names, and they compose the majority of Big Mom's fleet. Any unauthorized ships sighted by them are immediately shot down. Territorial sea slugs are scattered across the immediate sea, and send out warning signals to Den Den Mushi to warn visitors and alert whatever Tarteship is within reach. When called upon, Tartes can leave their designated posts and join battles at the best of the Big Mom Pirates. Several of them were destroyed by Daifuku's genie when it attempted to kill Carrot. Totto Land is most notable for being home to members of almost every race and tribe in the world, as Big Mom claims to desire a utopia where all races and species can live in harmony.
The known races that inhabit Totto Land are humans, fish-men, merfolk, minks, snakenecks, longarms, longlegs, dwarves, three-eyes, along with several hybrids of different races. Strangely, living objects (such as furniture, ships, food, etc.) as well as talking animals that are not clearly minks or Zoan fruit users also live in Totto Land. These living objects and talking animals are referred to as "homies", and were essentially brought to life and given human-like traits by Big Mom's Soru Soru no Mi. Big Mom also has a liking for collecting rare and unique animals for her own amusement. By law, all the citizens of Totto Land must donate one month of their lifespan every six months as a fee for Big Mom's protection or else they must leave. However, Brûlée and Praline claimed that Linlin would never allow anyone to leave Totto Land alive, meaning a death penalty may be imposed to anyone who attempts to leave. Despite the diversity of the races within the archipelago, there are no giants living there; this is because every giant in the world despises Big Mom after she wreaked havoc on Elbaf due to her eating disorder, and after a failed attempt to reconcile with them, which only further deepened their animosity for her, she effectively gave up on trying to bring them over to her side, deciding instead to use scientists like Caesar Clown to create her own giants. Aside from giants, lesser known races such as Sky People, Kinokobito, and the Three-Eye Tribe are never seen living in Totto Land in abundance either, with the only known Kinokobito being a prisoner of Big Mom's and the only known Three-Eye ( Charlotte Pudding) being reviled and discriminated by the population until she was forced to hide her third eye.