1:24 Toyota AE86 Trueno 1983 (Initial D) Takumi Fujiwara Model Kit
1:24 Toyota AE86 Trueno 1983 (Initial D) Model Kit
Car: Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)
Takumi Fujiwara (藤原 拓海 Fujiwara Takumi?, "Tak") is the central character in the Initial D series. Although he appears to be just a high school senior with no remarkable traits, he had been subtly groomed by his father into becoming one of the best street racers in the area. This is due to his job of delivering tofu over the mountain roads to Lake Akina every morning for five years while driving a 1983 Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86. He works part-time at a gas station with his best friend Itsuki Takeuchi, and the leader of the Akina Speed Stars, Iketani.Ch. 1 Although he is totally disinterested in racing, when his friends were discussing drift techniques and Takumi's suggestion of a technique is dismissed as amateur, his boss Yuichi Tachibana realizes Takumi's technique is a much more advanced.[a]Ch. 3 After passing Keisuke Takahashi on the roads, he begins to find himself involved in challenges to race, which he initially agrees to do for petty rewards from his father such as getting to use the car for pleasure and having a full tank of gas.Ch. 7 He initially disregards comment about him being a street racer and loving to drive, but slowly he accepts the idea that he enjoys the thrill of street racing. Although he is not a member of the Akina Speed Stars, he soon races all sorts of challengers from teams over the region and nearby. In the Fourth Stage storylines, he joins Ryosuke Takahashi's Project D, which aims to conquer street racing teams in other prefectures.
Although Takumi appears docile and weak-minded in the series, he occasionally shows stubbornness and strong will, as he was once coaxed into a fight in junior high.Ch. 1, 19 He attracts the affections of classmate Natsuki Mogi, but their relationship sours when he discovers the latter has been doing enjo kosai (subsidized dating / teenage prostitution). In the Fifth Stage storylines, he begins a friendship with Mika Uehara, a high school senior who is a golfer.
Takumi is voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki in the Japanese anime series,[b] and by Mamoru Miyano in the 2014 film.[2014 film] He is nicknamed Tak in the Tokyopop version, and is voiced by Dave Wittenberg in its English dub in the 1990s.[b] In Funimation's English dub of the anime in the 2000s, he is voiced by Joel McDonald.[b] In the Hong Kong live-action film, Takumi is portrayed by actor Jay Chou.[LA]