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Posted by: skyliner34 Oct 11 2007, 10:31 AM
Me personaly i saw both series and I like them very much but,which one do you think has more action Initial D or Wangan Midnight?

My opinion I choose Wangan Midnight because I fill more action than Initial D series.But still I like them both.

Takumi and Akio rules!!!

Posted by: The J Oct 11 2007, 10:42 AM
Wangan midnight- There's legitemate explanations for why everyone has their cars. Most people are adults with real jobs, and Akio suffers greatly in normal life for his expensive choice of hobby.... Oh yeah realistic protagonist that loses and crashes... a lot! Even though he's become incredibly good at a difficult thing he's not perfect in the least. I find it easier to identify with the Wangan characters. The Initial D guys tend to be a little archetypal and overdrawn. Still a fun fun read/watch though.

Posted by: skyliner34 Oct 11 2007, 10:53 AM
thats true,wangan characters are more real than Initial D characters.thats one thing that I really like.the big question is when takumi is gonna crash and repear th AE86 with his own money!!!

Posted by: AsakuraZ Oct 11 2007, 02:24 PM
QUOTE (skyliner34 @ Today at 11:53 AM)
thats true,wangan characters are more real than Initial D characters.thats one thing that I really like.the big question is when takumi is gonna crash and repear th AE86 with his own money!!!

When he stops working with Project D? The last damage to his car was the suspension after the Godfoot race..And Project D foot the bill, since he is racing for them for free basically.

On the mangas and shows, I like both equally, but I tend to always shift to Initial D just cause I enjoy the style of the show more. That and I enjoy Initial D Arcade Stage 4 ten times over Maximum Tune 3.

Oh and I love the crap out of Eurobeat too.

EDIT: Oh and really this title should be, "Which one do you enjoy more?". No one can really tell you which one is better. Its all opinionated.

Posted by: Dark Magician Kamiya Oct 11 2007, 02:43 PM
I like both Initial D and Wangan Midnight, but I prefer Wangan Midnight over Initial D.

Reasons:

1) I like a LOT more characters in WM than in ID, especially Eiji, Maki, Akio, Reina, and Masaki.

2) The cars look great in WM (especially Eiji's Evo V, Maki's Evo VI, and Akio's S30.)

3) I hated the way the ID race between Takumi and Kyouichi at Irohazaka ended.

Posted by: Midnight Star Oct 11 2007, 05:56 PM
I tend to like initial D a bit more than wangan midnight anime. It's just got more action

Posted by: dk-2 Oct 11 2007, 06:16 PM
You shoud've made this a poll. But if it's comparing the anime Initial D gets my vote. happy.gif Cause the series is so bomb. But game wise? Currently I would vote wangan Midnight. Way better than ID now. laugh.gif

Posted by: Syren Oct 11 2007, 09:57 PM
I prefer Initial D for the ART, I don't like the WMMT art nearly as much in-game. Storyline so far, I like Wangan Midnight alot more. As previously mentioned it's alot more realistic and in-depth.

I prefer WMMT the game more because I find ID a little too technical to the point of being less fun, I enjoy the speed of WMMT more, better music and graphics and a *little* less stressful.

I'm pretty bad at driving/racing games (for now, I never really played them hardcore until WMMT3) and although I struggle alot with WMMT, I found ID much much harder and money-sucking because of all the losses I piled up..

Posted by: Midnight Star Oct 11 2007, 10:56 PM
Yeah, the Wmmt game is a lot better than ID since it ads different elements to the game like dress up and outrun. Also, the story mode is a lot better.

Posted by: Jon Michael Oct 11 2007, 11:15 PM
Idk...Wangan Midnight is really the one I enjoy more. I love Initial D...but, there are a lot of things about the show that get to me. And, I have just about had it with Takumi's dumb luck winning. Takumi seems to be god, and Akio is Devil, lol. I love expressway racing more, and I love the characters in WM more (except Keisuke). I REALLY think they are giving the Evo the shaft in Initial D. They keep throwing every single Evo (III-VII) at us, and they keep losing for stupid reasons.

I love Initial D, but I LOVE Wangan Midnight.

Posted by: drew12_5 Oct 11 2007, 11:28 PM
I'm going to say Initial D, only because I've only seen 2 episodes of Wangan midnight. But from the sound of it I might be changing my mind.

Posted by: Japantoine Oct 12 2007, 01:55 AM
tell me somethings guys.....is there any wangan midnight on dvds in english sub? i tried ebay but only the videogames appeared. i know there are 4 epi on this web but i really would like to watch the whole series. geez i cant wait hehe

Posted by: BDDEE@ Oct 12 2007, 03:26 AM
QUOTE (Syren @ Today at 3:57 PM)
I enjoy the speed of WMMT more, better music and graphics

music agree'd to a point, i still rather eurobeat over some of the songs on MT
however graphics wise? compared to ID4 maximum tune aint got shit
game modes wise, MT has more to offer but to me ID is more fun, since all i really do is TA anyway, im not saying im good at MT however i picked up MT rather fast and can match some of the people who have played for ages times so to be decent at the game isnt very hard unlike ID... but of course the pro aspect is just as hard in its own way
and for the cartoons, you have to remember the initial d cartoon is pretty old now, where as MT is fresh on the scene
my preference is ID>MT in all aspects... but to each his or her own

Posted by: roxas3 Oct 12 2007, 04:22 AM
I think both have their advantages and disadvantages...

Initial D
Advantages
- Much faster pace action
- Better art overall

Disadvantages
- Takumi/Keisuke has a lot of luck riding on them, making them impossible to lose
- Any other characters (apart from the main ones) are totally shallow in characteristics
- A much more shallow storyline
- Highly unrealistic situations of racing in it

Wangan Midnight
Advantages
- Great character development in both the main and supporting characters
- Much more realistic in the driving/racing department
- Storyline keeps changing with every new challenger

Disadvantages
- Artwork for one...
- Not a lot of relationships is explored here but then again, would you expect Reina and Akio hook any time soon?

Overall, I do prefer Wangan over Initial D as the characters are more richer in their development and all races don't suffer the 'Initial D Hero Syndrome' where the hero constantly wins through sheer luck....I truly wish Takumi lose a lot now...

Posted by: Midnight Star Oct 12 2007, 04:39 AM
Im hoping the anime will liven up soon, its quite bland at the moment. Initial D has more characters which makes the plot more diverse. And those characters are re-occurring which makes it interesting.

Posted by: skyliner34 Oct 12 2007, 08:04 AM
I think soon or later Akio and Reina will hook up,we just have to wait until the makers of the series make akio and reina to hook up,it will be a perfect match.it will be cool if you have a girlfriend has a model and you a car freak,living together.
I wish that happens to me seens im a car freak.

Another thing,I think wangan midnight it gonna replace Initial D for a quit bit time,Initial D needs a rest and give a opportunity to wangan midnight.

Posted by: AsakuraZ Oct 12 2007, 08:49 AM
QUOTE
Takumi/Keisuke has a lot of luck riding on them, making them impossible to lose


Keisuke's wins are all skill. He is a skilled driver, driving a well tuned FD. Most of his races in Fourth Stage he simply outclassed his opponents, the only real exception being Godfoot.

And dont expect too much from Reina and Akio. Akio is still much a loner, really focusing on his car more than anything. You could kind of but him and Takumi in the same class, personality wise. Even though in the Initial D manga Takumi is getting friendly with a girl who is a professional golf player.

Posted by: Jon Michael Oct 12 2007, 09:54 AM
Yeah, Keisuke's wins are never luck. He knows what he's doing and is amazing at it. Takumi has even said he is a better driver than him, and he couldn't keep up with Keisuke. Keisuke is also not driving a 22-27 year old, underpowered car. He has a perfect touge attack monster. One thing that not many people remember, Takumi is a good driver because his father trained him to be that way from the point when he was in 7th grade. Keisuke is a good driver out of his own raw and natural talent.

I really hope Akio does not ever "hook up" with Reina. Her character annoys me, personally. Besides Akio being a loner, Reina considers him her rival. That wouldn't fit well. And, you can't race well when you have feelings for the other driver. You will think about their safety and be pre-occupied. I'm glad the manga never puts Akio with anyone...I am really let down that they are doing more girl things with Takumi. What will Natsuki think when she visits?

Posted by: The J Oct 12 2007, 10:02 AM
Initial D the new soap opera.... yuck.

Last time on Initial D.. the soap: Takumi won the heart of a new girl by using his teeth to grip the steering wheel and drift down the mountain; but then Natsuki heard about his exploits only to find him in the arms of another girl. She returns to whoring herself out.. to Bunta; who was upset that Takumi figured out Bunta's secret teeth technique. Bunta then betrays Takumi by teaching Keisuke that the best counter to Takumi's driving is to use his feet!!!!...

seriously though it does seem like Shigeno has had a lot of trouble dealing with women as evinced by his other writings and work. It kinda sucks considering it also seems like it's projected onto all the characters since they all seem to be completely clueless as to what to do if there is a naked lady alone with you... You... um... heel toe downshift to drift around her right??? damn it... wrong again.

Posted by: AsakuraZ Oct 12 2007, 10:37 AM
I dont feel its Shigeno that has a problem with relationships, its just the way he writes his characters. I guess a thing you have to keep in my mind is it is a different culture you are reading about.

Iketani's relationship with Mako ended simply due to a misunderstanding and the fact that he has real low self-confidence with himself. If not for the whole "him finding Ryosuke's picture in her wallet" situation, I think things would of worked out well with them.

Takumi and Natsuki, is will a wierd situation to begin with. She was having a relationship with a older man, and Takumi was really coming out of the shell he was in. Eventually they reconcile there differences in Third Stage and even end up in a hotel. Your imagination is left up to that one.

Into Fourth Stage the focus becomes Project D goal of beating racing teams throughout the area. There is a minor focus on Itsuki's relationship, which doesnt end too well for him due to Wataru's sister getting back together with her original flame. Keisuke's relationship never worked out because he is too geared toward racing. He knows he cannot balance both things and still keep up with his rival. He his just too devoted to the sport.

I think that this relationship Takumi is having is something fresh for the series. He really hasnt had any focal point story on him since the end of Third Stage. Since Fourth Stage, its really just focused on all the characters of the series at the same time. Love it or hate it.

Posted by: The-chosen-knight Oct 12 2007, 11:37 AM
Wangan all the way.

Im sick of seeing Takumi winning ""ALLLLLLL THE TIME "!!!


im like.. WOHO! new episode.......and then I slow down.. like.. whats the point Takumi will somehow show off some GOD like technique and WIN! biggrin.gif no point.

AKio crashed.... lost..... and is getting better little by little.. *REALISTIC*! finally a racing anime in which the main guy actually loses and gets better by the moment.

Posted by: The J Oct 12 2007, 12:05 PM
I understand that it's a different culture. Trust me. I understand. (I speak 5 languages, lived in Asia half my life and have an Asian cultural studies minor). I understand in a relatively repressed culture it's hard for people to openly express themselves to each other. My problem with the way the series deals with it is- With the exception of Kenji they've all had experience dealing with women yet they learn almost nothing from it or at least it doesn't seem to manifest in later relationships. Itsugi has been robbed of girlfriends seemingly just to keep the running gag of itsugi not ever getting a girl... If it happens again I think it's gonna stop being funny. What would be MORE amusing is if a girl liked Itsugi but he couldn't stand her! Keisuke I can understand. He doesn't want to be torn between his attention for the girl and his love of racing. I think this is by far THE BEST way Shigeno illustrates the point that Keisuke realizes that he wants to commit his life to racing and is willing to let go of everything else to attain that goal. However it's kinda unfortunate that the meaning of the moment gets lost in a series where the male leads lose their girls constantly. Why even bother with the other relationships if you're not gonna address them later is my beef. It ends up being fluff we can do without.

It just gets boring to see the archetype again and again. The rivals also come from the same cookie cutter mold. Shingo/ Nakazato and Lan Evo guys... Project D and Saitama Alliance (With the Imperfect Ryosuke clone and the levin guy etc), feux Project D. While it's fun to see the good guys come out from overwhelming odds it adds far more to a story to see once in a while that which we never want to see but in all probability always happens:

The good guys are robbed of an opportunity because they are too courteous. The jerks win through dirty tactics. There's nothing Project D can do about it. Evil prevails.
That's how you keep things like Superman interesting. People read Superman because he's supposed to be an invincible winner and yet he's defeated by things one would not normally think a person like that is vulnerable to (and I'm not talking about Kryptonite either).
Takumi is worse than Superman in the invincibility department. What his story needs is a fall and a response to having to claw his way back to the top... and not that engine blow out crap where he's recovered in less than a season!!!! They've made more than enough guys to focus on characters OTHER than Takumi. (Mako maybe.. or the Night Kids getting better??)

That's what's great about Wangan- you have characters that aren't really concerned with winning the races as much as they are concerned with bettering themselves and learning to grow. There's no evil enemy out there to defeat (except flash in the pan R200 Crub). The DevilZ maybe... but really that's saying the enemy is you. You're fighting fear and inexperience. Something to think about.

Posted by: skyliner34 Oct 12 2007, 06:53 PM
Its true finally a REALISTIC anime series that the main character loses and the best part is he doenst sorrender,if he loses he will go up again and star all over again(the car)and give it a try again.The point is any thing is possible if you are positive,no matter what is on front of you. wink2.gif

Takumi needs so vacation for real!!!!


Posted by: roxas3 Oct 13 2007, 04:09 AM
Yeah, maybe I've been reading too deep within the lines about Reina and Akio. Apologies over that and as well as the misunderstanding over Keisuke's skill. But I do feel that both writers do have remarkable similarities...

Posted by: Dark Magician Kamiya Oct 13 2007, 10:13 PM
QUOTE (Jon Michael @ Oct 11 2007, 09:15 PM)
I REALLY think they are giving the Evo the shaft in Initial D.  They keep throwing every single Evo (III-VII) at us, and they keep losing for stupid reasons.


I can't believe that I didn't think of that earlier.

It seems that either Shigeno hates Evos (probably because he likes AE86s and STIs) or it is just by chance that the Evos suffered the same fate of all of the other Initial D cars that have lost.

Just another reason to dislike Initial D (ironically the great appearance and performances of the Evos in Initial D Arcade Stage also really got me into Initial D.)

Posted by: Silver_Z Oct 14 2007, 11:43 PM
I think it will help me evaluate better if the further episodes of Wangan Midnight are shown... as you see, only 6 episodes made it successful to YouTube... not to mention not all subs are satisfactory to everyone...

For now, I really stick with Initial D... thanks to that pioneering in Racing Anime CGi's and that nasty break-neck technique of taking corners... as some racers may find, there really is more excitement watching cars drift, than cars that grip...

A vote for Initial D... I'm not up to the story of the characters but the car-action itself. wink2.gif

Posted by: DreadAngel Oct 15 2007, 07:03 AM
QUOTE (Jon Michael @ Oct 11 2007, 11:15 PM)
Idk...Wangan Midnight is really the one I enjoy more.  I love Initial D...but, there are a lot of things about the show that get to me.  And, I have just about had it with Takumi's dumb luck winning.  Takumi seems to be god, and Akio is Devil, lol.  I love expressway racing more, and I love the characters in WM more (except Keisuke).  I REALLY think they are giving the Evo the shaft in Initial D.  They keep throwing every single Evo (III-VII) at us, and they keep losing for stupid reasons.

I love Initial D, but I LOVE Wangan Midnight.

Its not just the Evo...

They're running out of ideas for legit reasons and causes for the AE86 to win. The MOST crap I've ever saw was the EK9 with Tomo at the helm. That victory to Takumi was the worst! Its because of luck that he lost? And somehow a Racing Crate 4A-GE 20V Detuned Engine wins against a B16B obviously tuned up to a fair degree in a straightline duel? I don't think so...

I'm sure there is more but I'll have to watch the rest when I get them...

Initial D at the beginning was a pioneer, it was one of the first car animes to gain recongition and with the ability to create an air of excitement. But after Stage 3, its getting OTT with the way the story is being played out. I know I've said Driver skill is everything BUT Takumi's skills compared to Project D's opponents should be about equal or slightly inferior/superior give or take. So it then comes down to car. As much as everyone loves to think the AE86 is immortal, its far from it. Like you mentioned, the FD3S is a Touge Monster same with the MR-S and S2000. Even with a Super setup, in the end its STILL an AE86, as far as I know, there hasn't been much development with the chassis or overhauling the car with better equipment. I'm sorry but its getting too far fetch the string of victories by Takumi, he should've been defeated as early as Stage 3 by Kyouichi Sudou on the bridge.

Posted by: Jon Michael Oct 15 2007, 11:24 AM
My thoughts exactly. Although, that Civic was the flagship/race car for the school. It was hardly a stock Civic Type R at all, stock 185hp it could have easily been tuned to compared to Takumi's 220hp 4age.

That is why I am REALLY looking forward to Takumi's race against the NSX. I want to see what RIDICULOUS thing is going to make Takumi win. A fallen tree ontop of the NSX, a heart attack or stroke, mis-shift and blow the tranny...what do they have up their sleeves? It's almost as if you watch Takumi race and then the "thing" happens at the end, causing him to win, and you feel cheated...you're like "oh, he wins like that."

Keisuke's races are so much more fulfilling to watch now. I don't get that same, cheap feeling after Takumi. They just need to make them longer, now.

Posted by: suv_drift Oct 15 2007, 11:35 AM
A hard decision to me...... highway or mountain.....
Oh well, I choose Initial D by the graphics of anime and games. The game is fun, too bad I didn't find the WMMT machine there, (1 more hour trip). But for the series, the only season I liked is the 2nd stage (by the story) 4th stage seems too race-drama-race-drama........ (you know)....

BUT that doesn't mean I'm not a WM fan, indeed I'm trying to find a great combo (price + shipping) to buy the game for the PS3.

Posted by: DEX Oct 15 2007, 03:34 PM
if takumi where to race an nsx my geuss will be he's going against the drift king since he's a fan and owns an nsx

Posted by: suv_drift Oct 15 2007, 03:41 PM
QUOTE (DEX @ Today at 3:34 PM)
if takumi where to race an nsx my geuss will be he's going against the drift king since he's a fan and owns an nsx

laugh.gif like kaido battle (Tokyo extreme racer drift)
Black NSX on the run in rain..... it is a great game

Posted by: skyliner34 Oct 15 2007, 08:38 PM
It will be cool to drift in the mountains of Puerto rico but there are a little bit dangerous since they are no rails because falling from the mountains in puerto rico are HELL even with a supra or skyline both powerfull cars on the streets.

Posted by: Gies Oct 20 2007, 04:18 AM
Initial D because its mountain racing (maybe to perfectly done, maybe takumi wins every single time so what, well he lost twice or one and a half time because the engine blow doesnt count for some people grin2.gif but he lost against bunta grin2.gif )

WM is good too, but i dont like it as much as initial D first of, because the action is not so exciting, its simply because driving fast on straights and long corners is easier and its more stressful than its fun, driving on a winding road is much more demanding and fun. and 2nd because the music is better and makes it even more exciting in my opinion.

Posted by: The J Oct 21 2007, 09:37 PM
Well... freeway racing has its own challenges that mountain racing can't even begin to compare with and vice versa. Both are quite difficult. It's a spurious assumption to say one is easier than the other. To address your point though I do find it interesting that they even made a game based on Wangan Midnight considering much of the series isn't really based on winning the races. It's just how people drive their cars and how it affects the development of these otherwise normal characters.

Posted by: Silver_Z Oct 21 2007, 11:43 PM
@ DreadAngel and Jon Michael:
I agree with you guys getting tired with Takumi's Winning Luck and the Goddess of Victory Alongside Him. The words winning with luck... but i think, all full episodes of 4th Stage have gone too far... True! the essence of first, second, and somehow third... and they may indeed be really losing ideas for the AE86 to win... in a real world and technically attributed win... not by divine means...
Personally too, i'm starting to worry though, that if the 86 loses its being flagship to Initial D... i think that' ll be difficult to a story were, the older car makes a dramatic over newer ones. Its a good thing the FD makes a signature of its own against the AE86... and yes! The FD's winning streak are realistic.

@ The_J:
"It's just how people drive their cars and how it affects the development of these otherwise normal characters." ... This is a good statement and I do believe it... Unlike Tak in ID that always wins, and wins mostly by luck (esp. with 4th Stage)... Akio and his Devil-Z has a story of wins and losses even from the beginning... its a completely different story... its not just racing the Devil-Z, but the passion of chasing the Devil-Z... why is it so fast, why is it so attractive, why does it call attention... stories of drivers and how they ended up running the Wangan... The story is something to admire for... but i must admit voting for Initial D, because I am personally am a technical person and is a fan of racing. Wangan Midnight... it looks to me its got a wide array for the different car-loving-fans who may be into racing, car collecting, or just tuning and enjoying a drive...

Posted by: archangel21 May 6 2008, 08:52 PM
I do like both series but I like WM due to the fact of in freeway racing there is not much interest but lets see who can go faster not much to really work with right ..... but yet they still put a good story to it and the interest level rises, and with the rise in popularity of drifting needless 2 say 2F2F tokyo drift, people love 2 see cars preform under not so realistic circumstances..... but anywayz WM FTW!!!!!!

Posted by: twitchykun May 7 2008, 09:30 AM
Apples to oranges, in my opinion. Personally, I prefer Initial D. I'm more of a mountain person myself. When you drive up and down the freeways of California, you kinda get bored of them.

Posted by: The J May 7 2008, 09:57 AM
QUOTE (twitchykun @ Today at 9:30 AM)
Apples to oranges, in my opinion. Personally, I prefer Initial D. I'm more of a mountain person myself. When you drive up and down the freeways of California, you kinda get bored of them.

Not if you drive at infinity billion Kmh!!!

Posted by: Mr.K Z/28 May 7 2008, 07:36 PM
i like wangan midnight myself the devil z's story in itself is pretty cool , its history of wrecks and restoration.

Posted by: twitchykun May 8 2008, 05:30 AM
QUOTE (The J @ Yesterday at 9:57 AM)
Not if you drive at infinity billion Kmh!!!

It's called "driving to work so you don't wind up late".

Posted by: wangan_sti May 8 2008, 05:49 AM
Simply

In Anime:
ID<WM

In Arcade:
ID>WM

But are equally gud anyway : P

Posted by: $P€€DD€VIL May 11 2008, 05:31 PM
I can't really compare those 2 animes yet.
I've seen 63episodes Initial d + extra stage, battlestage 1&2, and 3rd stage the movie.
And I've seen 9 Episodes Wangan Midnight blink.gif

but if I compare the first 9 episodes of Initial D 1st Stage and the first 9 Episodes of Wangan Midnight, I definately like Initial D better.
The 1st Stage was a masterpiece, and will always be !

If I compare the first 9Episodes of ID 4th stage and Wangan Midnight, they're about equal

Posted by: Chaos May 12 2008, 02:10 AM
lol,like id better

Posted by: Rytakahashi001 May 19 2008, 03:17 PM
Well i love both.


ID: -RX7s are not looked down on in the anime XD lol
-its technical, almost everything in here has been researched pretty well from the cars and specs to actual racing.
-who doesn't like drifting grin2.gif

(episode 7 subbed of WM is on Veoh.com)

WM: -easy to relate to as most ppl live normal lives
-creepy back ground story of the devil z...i got chills for a sec when he said the original driver was dead
- racing on the highway is not as easy as it seems and its still an adrenaline rush

Posted by: tofuman May 20 2008, 11:55 PM
I like Initial D a little more. The races are more fun to watch and the characters and story interest me allot more.

Posted by: mike962 May 29 2008, 02:53 AM
Initial D

I like it more because you can easly introduce new characters and cars and plus unlike Wangan they race on multiple courses and not on the same one each time

Andi really like Bunta and Ryouske as characters

Posted by: Top Secret Jun 3 2008, 11:31 PM
I like WM better. It has a better story line, a more realistic one that is lol, plus I'm always up for some freeway racing

initial D was good, I really liked the series, I LOVE to drift and everything but I guess I'm more of a freeway person, besides tires last way longer this way hahaha.

Posted by: LegendaryFC Jun 4 2008, 09:30 AM
Wangan Midnight cool.gif

The action is easy to get into and definitely more fast paced
The characters seem more human and are not perfect and you can understand and enjoy
their stories and lifestyle better than in Initial D

Don't get me wrong i love initial d, got every issue, but i like it for different reasons.

Posted by: darkhei Jun 10 2008, 11:13 PM
I like the car in midnight .but the men in initial D. laugh.gif

Posted by: ParaParaJMo Aug 25 2008, 12:58 PM
Hopefully I can get into this more on my youtube show

I am still new to Wangan Midnight and I have yet to read the manga more in depth. The last time I read it was 10 years ago and have very vague memory of it. I do play the Maximum Tune games, I have the game on PS3, and have watched up to episode 12 of the anime. I feel if I read the manga more, I'll have a much better judgment of Wangan Midnight.

What I like about Wangan Midnight so far is that you see what the main characters are in like in real life and how their "night life" makes some consequences such as Akio having to repeat high school. I guess you need a 9-5 to support your car, your upgrades, gas, and of insurance =P

Also, I love how there is more of an emphasized danger or risk factor in the races that makes you scared. While in Initial D, you know it, but you really don't feel it. Plus, with Wangan's presentation, you can't lets say accuse races of ending anti-climatically which I have seen in Initial D in comparison to what I have seen in Wangan Midnight so far.

I was a huge fan of Para Para Paradise before getting into Initial D, so Initial D wins in the music department for me.

Like I said, I feel I need a better presentation of Wangan Midnight. I've been watching Initial D for almost 10 years now, and I feel that I am leaning torwards taht since I'm familiar with it more.


Posted by: busyyuu Sep 8 2008, 06:17 AM
QUOTE (twitchykun @ May 8 2008, 05:30 AM)
It's called "driving to work so you don't wind up late".

I was driving the Northern California 17 mountain road between SJ and SC...
... in my 86!

... Camry. wink2.gif

To my technically uninclined self, Initial D has always been "DBZ with cars," which I can't help but love. I watched WM up to episode 8 and it just didn't click with me. I think I expected more emphasis on the cars when there was instead much more focus on characters. ^^

Posted by: yad_92 Sep 10 2008, 02:46 AM
i must say that wm is better becoz it takes place in tokyo highway that requires high speed. i love speed very much so wm is the perfect choice for me.

Posted by: DUO Sep 14 2008, 11:53 PM
it's really hard to decide on which one is the best..
but for me i love both of them.. ^^
initial d and wangan midnight has its own unique charisma that every viewer will love.. ^^

Posted by: Silver_Z Sep 24 2008, 07:41 PM
Difficult... and its sad that I haven't really seen the new WM anime... I think both are good, and good in the class of its own... one shows Touge Meisting, the other Highway Meisting... Darn! Yeah I love them both too... :-)

Posted by: Roflmao Sep 24 2008, 10:48 PM
really depends on wat ur basing it on...

but overall..i would say.......both? XD lol jkjk
nah i'll say initial d...purely because the races are more interesting and intense.

Posted by: fkn Sep 25 2008, 04:17 AM
IF ur talking about the anime itself...initial D

If ur talkin about gameplay and arcade versions...both have very good pros and cons, but ultimately MT takes it by a nose

Nothing could replays the GAR all the initial D drivers have...except tak..mad driver, no GAR...

Keisuke and Ryosuke FTW

Posted by: Midnight Star Sep 25 2008, 06:16 AM
QUOTE (fknazn @ Yesterday at 10:17 PM)
IF ur talking about the anime itself...initial D

If ur talkin about gameplay and arcade versions...both have very good pros and cons, but ultimately MT takes it by a nose

Nothing could replays the GAR all the initial D drivers have...except tak..mad driver, no GAR...

Keisuke and Ryosuke FTW

Nakazato has so much GAR man, shouting everything. THERE'S NO WAY YOU'LL TAKE ME FROM THE OUTSIDE!!!

Posted by: DOHC Sep 25 2008, 04:10 PM
i dont think liking a anime because how much shouting is involved

Posted by: Midnight Star Sep 25 2008, 09:17 PM
QUOTE (DOHC @ Today at 10:10 AM)
i dont think liking a anime because how much shouting is involved

You know nothing laugh.gif shouting and GAR is what awesome is made of. Wangan Midnight doesn't have enough shouting. I want someone to shout "SUPER LATE BREAKING TECHNIQUE," or something. Shouting everything makes it exciting

Posted by: cip-mimnunk Sep 26 2008, 05:20 AM
it wakes you up xD

Posted by: Roflmao Sep 27 2008, 06:33 PM
and u end up rofl-ing (is that even a word? o.o..it is now =D) for bout 3 hrs =P

Posted by: DOHC Sep 27 2008, 07:53 PM
i dont think shouting adds just much horsepower to a car with stickers

Posted by: aan_nissan_skyline Sep 27 2008, 08:28 PM
i'm like maxi tune 3. and i don't like initial d. becuz i don't like drift game like initial d. (sorry my english is wrong) cool.gif

Posted by: Roflmao Sep 27 2008, 09:13 PM
QUOTE (aan_nissan_skyline @ Today at 2:28 PM)
i'm like maxi tune 3. and i don't like initial d. becuz i don't like drift game like initial d. (sorry my english is wrong) cool.gif

errm..this is about the anime and the manga..not the game

Posted by: J-TunedGTR Oct 5 2008, 03:18 PM
I'd go for Wangan Midnight even though the some sketches are horrible and an unbelieveable perfect lane change at 320k + . But then the protagonist doesn't always win/ gets into accidents . majority of the cars in the races are GT-Rs !

Posted by: Midnight Star Oct 6 2008, 05:01 AM
QUOTE (DOHC @ Sep 28 2008, 01:53 PM)
i dont think shouting adds just much horsepower to a car with stickers

Shouting doesn't add horsepower, that's not how it works. It adds fighting spirit to the driver lol.

Posted by: Roflmao Oct 7 2008, 10:47 PM
QUOTE (DOHC @ Sep 28 2008, 02:53 PM)
i dont think shouting adds just much horsepower to a car with stickers

mm...it doesnt....but....it makes the racing/story more enjoyable to watch lol

Posted by: Hyde Oct 9 2008, 02:18 AM
i love both of them but i have to choose i will choose ID because this anime have more influence tha WM especially in drifting world

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