Don't worry Nadeshiko, you're not alone in your disdain and disgust of Tokyocrock's direction with Inital D. They honestly think this show is their Dragon Ball Z, and will bring them millions of dollars as it has done with Funimation. You should see their "letter" that the CEO made public, saying that every Manga would come with white out so you change the dialouge back to it's original form.
But you know what the sad thing is....They are shopping Initial D around for TV, and trying to appeal to the "Soccer Mom and Kid" base, and they still haven't found a taker to show it on Television, and a LOT of the people in Tokyopop didn't want to butcher it in the first place, but the execs did it anyway. One person even ditched them to work elsewhere after that.
I wonder what Tokyopop is going to do at AX 2003 if their series hasn't been on TV yet?
2004 has just begun. Are you ready to seize this new year, and grasp things never thought possible. Let go of the past, and the pain it may have bought. It is time to make the best of the present, to secure the future.
The 2004 Studmaster World Tour as of 11/25/03: Katuscon, Philly Gaming Classic (Satuday only), Anime Boston, Animazement Anime Next , Anime Expo, Otakon, Dragon*Con, Nekocon? Anime USA?, MagFest 3.0?