Keiichi Tsuchiya in a Toyota GR86 versus Takumi Fujiwara in an AE86

Keiichi Tsuchiya GT86 vs AE86
Left Toyota AE86 vs. GR86 driven by Keiichi Tsuchiya on the right.

Toyota has released a series of videos in collaboration with the franchise initial D, by ‘mangaka’ Shuichi Shigeno to promote the GR86. This new Japanese coupe is featured in this Toyota advertising campaign as the next evolution of the AE86, Takumi Fujiwara’s mythical car in Initial D.

Annis Naeem directed the promo shorts GR86 vs. AE86 for Toyota. In addition, the director has explained that these short films were made with Blender.

In the videos is Takumi Fujiwara – the protagonist of Initial D Face off against Keiichi Tsuchiya, better known as “Drift King” or “Dorikin” (ドリキン) in the Land of the Rising Sun. Additionally, “mangaka” Shuichi Shigeno was inspired by Keiichi Tsuchiya to create the character Takumi Fujiwara.

Who is Keiichi Tsuchiya, the “Drift King”?

Keiichi Tsuchiya GT86 vs AE86

Keiichi Tsuchiya (土屋圭市) is a professional racer who was inspired by Kunimitsu Takashi – the father of drifting – to later popularize the technique known in Spanish as skidding. Thanks to this, Keiichi Tsuchiya earned the nickname “Driff King” (King of Drift).

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Video of Keiichi Tsuchiya touge in the mountains of Japan aboard his favorite car, a Toyota AE86.

Keiichi Tsuchiya was not only the inspiration for the main character (Takumi Fujiwara) of the “manga”. Initial D by Shuichi Shigeno, was also the technical director of the work. He worked with Shuichi Shigeno to ensure that the data on the behavior of the vehicles and slingshot techniques used in the “manga” and “anime” were as realistic as possible.

Keiichi Tsuchiya entered Initial D.

Keiichi Tsuchiya was also the “Drift” coordinator for the film. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Challenge and also had a brief cameo in it.

Keiichi Tsuchiya cameo in the film Fast and Furious: Tokyo Challenge.

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