Drifting is the art of getting cars around corners as quickly as possible through controlled skidding. Mount Akina's tortuous hairpin bends and perilous drops make it a formidable test for even the professional street racers, but the fastest driver of them all is Takumi (Taiwanese pop idol Jay Chou) who has been delivering tofu for his father down that route every night since he was 13. Street-racing gangs hear of a "RacingGod" and turn up to challenge him, but he only has eyes for his worthless (and underwritten) girlfriend - until his friends and his alcoholic father can trigger his competitive streak.
Cast & Credits
This movie is about 'Takumi' who is a normal high school student who started driving when he was just 13 because he delivers tofu every morning to hotels with his dad's AE86. But he just recently got his license a few days ago. He also works a part time job at a gas station. Takumi lives with his father who is a drunk and is known as the "god of Mt. Akina" as a racer. One day, Takumi was doing one of his regular delivery until he passed a street racer and the racer tries to race him but he lost. Since then, every one wants to race with Takumi. What makes it more interesting is that they are racing an AE86 comparing to the modern faster cars!
I'm a girl myself and enjoyed watching this movie. So it's surprising that it kept me watching this movie all to the end even though I know nothing about racing and about cars. This movie has it's own paced and you get in to it really easily. It really is a really original feeling and it is really enjoyable to watch it. & it seemed like jay chou didnt have any sense or feeling to it or that he didn't show much expression to it. But I'll get to that point later. Overall, I do recommend people to give this a shot.
After watching this movie, I decided to watch the anime. & boy, I was surprised. The anime is by far better than the movie. I was even shocked that it got me this much interested. Like I said, I am a girl watching a car racing movie/drama, so I didn't know anything. But you can learn alot of racing in the anime and movie. & like what I said above about jay chou's acting, the anime's character was expression less and a little less smart, his acting was exactly like the anime, and I was pleased that jay chou acted that way. & so, If you checked out the movie, I really recommend the anime after watching the movie because it goes more into the depth of the character and story. & if you haven't checked out the movie yet and not plan to, you should still check on the anime for the first or two episodes.
Yeah, I'm going a little far on the anime, but it is really good and so is the movie. & Initial D (LIVE ACTION) needs to have a part two. & I'm anticipating on it. Definitely worth watching.
There is the only one thread, so I'm disappointed a little.
Ekhm.. In my opinion, Jay Chou don't have a big chance to play own role. A stone face during all film. There something has changed only at the end...
Perhaps, there is OST the best...