Open this link and read this article while listening to this song. Two Men Arrested for Attempting Drift After Reading Initial D! I wish I could say this story is fake, but it’s real, it actually happened… WOW.
If you’re not familiar with Initial D, it’s a popular racing manga and anime where the characters perform insane drifts with their cars. If you don’t know what a drift is, you can watch the video below that showcases a bit of it:
Two Men Arrested for Attempting Drift After Reading Initial D
Here’s the story, according to TBS News Dig, on July 3rd in Kanagawa, local police arrested two men for violating traffic laws by attempting to drift on a public street. According to the news report, their inspiration came from the Initial D manga.
The video above shows them attempting the drifts, each man in a different car, engaging in dangerous actions that could have resulted in accidents. The two men, aged 21 and 22 (they are cousins), reportedly said, after being arrested, that they “read Initial D and wanted to try real-life drifts.”
Initial D is a manga that was published between 1995 and 2013. The public’s reaction was to criticize the two men for doing this on a public road rather than in a proper location. Another criticism was using a famous manga as an excuse to commit the crime.
However, there were also those who made jokes, wondering what kind of music they were listening to while inside the cars.
Initial D Still Holds a LOT OF INFLUENCE
But the biggest surprise was learning that even after so many years since the manga and anime, Initial D still holds influence over people. Some were happy that the manga continues to attract people interested in racing.
Racing is something that happens in Japan, especially illegal street racing, although it has decreased, it is still something many people enjoy, and seeing the manga still going strong after so many years was a positive thing for some fans, despite the arrest situation.
Via: Livedoor News
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