This is one of the anime which every car-person knows about, because this is a really good anime.
This one has got small details about cars right, it also has an really good MC who is a really good driver. This anime was also which introduced many kids to the car culture. This anime did a really good job of portraying the drifting and racing scene in Japan at that time. It also includes real-life locations which are used for races in the anime. I also liked how the characters would give explanations for some techniques which they used or something about the car setup etc. This explanation really seems helpful.
I can’t confirm if Initial D was the reason why Eurobeat music got popular or not but i can say that it was the reason why i started listening to Eurobeat more. The soundtrack used are really fitting to the scenes when they are played. Some popular songs are “Deja vu” And ” Running in the 90’s”. Those soundtrack paired with racing and drifting really set the mood for the anime.
Takumi Fujiwara is an aloof, spacey high-schooler who does delivery runs in his dad’s Toyota AE86 in the dead of night. Despite working at a gas station and having friends who are car nuts, he doesn’t know a single thing about cars.
Takumi is introduced into the world of street racing and his natural talent draws attention from all across Gunma. Will Takumi face the challenges or back out from the call of the mountain passes? (Taken from Myanime list).
All in all this is a really good anime and everyone should give it a shot.