Kashiramoji [Initial] D: Fifth Stage

Japanese name: Kashiramoji [Initial] D: Fifth Stage
Japanese name: 頭文字[イニシャル]D Fifth Stage
English name: Initial D
Dates: November 9, 2012-December 7, 2012
Broadcast time: no definite time as episodes were available as pay for view
Number of episodes: 10
Animation Studio: Synergy SP
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Animax
Creator(s): Shuichi Shigeno (manga)
Series Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Episode Director(s): Masayuki Matsumoto
Storyboard(s): Mitsuo Hashimoto
Writer(s): Kishima Nobuaki
Art Director: Nobuto Sakamoto
Art Design: Osamu Mikasa (color)
Character Designer(s): Toshiyuki Komaru, Hideaki Yokoi (mecha)
Animator(s): Toshiyuki Komaru (chief director), Yasuda Kanemori (cgi director)
Music: Atsushi Umebori
Sound: Masafumi Mima (sound)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, romance, sports (automobile racing)
Home Video
Note(s): Episodes were broadcast two at a time with new pairs premiering every two months during the original broadcast period.

This series is a continuation of the Kashiramoji [Initial] D series. The previous series was Kashiramoji [Initial] D FOURTH STAGE

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Kashiramoji [Initial] D: Fifth Stage go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: May 15, 2013
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