For my University club's anime lineup, we would have a show that had various first episodes and members would get to vote on what they wanted to see. One of my friends took an Initial D episode, but he decided to show episode 14 instead of episode 1. This was in 1999. I'll have to admit I didn't like it very much. It was about cars, he jumped in on the story and showed 14, which I thought was a bad decision. I mean, it is a very cool episode, but Initial D is a show which builds up from the first episode. I thought, a show about cars? with weird animation? no. Then a friend of my brother's had some episodes on cd. I watched episode 1.. and you could say I didn't stop until I watched 1-14 on those cds. But then, I went nuts trying to get the rest, which I did! ^____^ Then later I watched Second Stage when I could, movies, ova, etc.. now Fourth Stage, which just rocks. I've started watching First Stage again and I've found that there's so much to talk about! Anyways, hope you all share ^__^ and if you haven't seen Initial D, you are missing out on a great animation and music experience.