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van
10-10-06, 12:31 AM
Hey lads,

I came across the first few chapters of the Wangan Midnight manga tonight, after having searched high and low over the last couple of years. I really don't know why Initial D is so much more popular than Wangan, I think they're both as good as each other! At least Wangan has a significantly hotter car as the star ;)

http://www.wangan-midnight.com/download/index.html

Shiri
10-10-06, 01:09 AM
Wangan owns ID

ozstrider
10-10-06, 01:25 AM
Sigh...i found this afew months ago and they still havent got chapter 4 up, im starting to give up hope of ever reading more of the story.
Time to go learn japanese.

Man the 240 is sexy lol.

van
10-10-06, 01:30 AM
Haha yeah, I joined the IRC chan, and I'm waiting for a response to the question of when ch4 will be up! Hopefully if I idle all night, I'll see a response in the morning heh.

ShiRi: Correct :D

ruskie
10-10-06, 09:53 AM
Wangan Midnight pwnz!

Yeah it's been ages since that have updated though :(

You guys play the game too?

van
10-10-06, 10:51 AM
Nah I've never played Wangan or Initial D, I'm always too embarassed that I'll suck hahah. That's as far as the arcade game goes, at least. Haven't played the console version.

Mike.V?!
10-10-06, 12:45 PM
Nah I've never played Wangan or Initial D, I'm always too embarassed that I'll suck hahah. That's as far as the arcade game goes, at least. Haven't played the console version.

Just like how you SUCK AT DAYTONA.

van
10-10-06, 01:05 PM
Ahahaha I kicked your arse at Daytona!! You want some Round 2 up in here biaaaaatch?! I even beat your arse on Suzuka, and I'd never even played it before! Sheeee-it.

Omawari_San
10-10-06, 10:48 PM
Nice Manga. I found it some time ago and I am still waiting for the 4th part!

van
10-10-06, 11:15 PM
Mate, I've been idling in their IRC chan for the past 48 hours, and I'm still waiting for an answer to my query re. chapter 4. ;)

bathurst-91
14-10-06, 08:23 AM
lol im guessing ID is more popular cause it has a shit load of anime eps? :p

A'PEXi
14-10-06, 02:39 PM
dling :D

KazeKid
17-10-06, 05:20 PM
Oh nice didn't know series 3 was out.

van
06-11-06, 09:29 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=beyK5A9XhXM

Pretty awesome Anime Music Video using the anime intro from the video game, and the audio from a DJ Tiesto track layed over the top. Very cool.

VTECMACHINE
06-11-06, 10:57 AM
If you want a real JDM race car game. Auto Modelista baby!!!! It's an old game... but ohhhh what a game!!!

van
06-11-06, 10:58 AM
Hahah, I love Auto Modellista. Cel shading FTW!

Babalouie
06-11-06, 12:20 PM
If you want a real JDM race car game. Auto Modelista baby!!!! It's an old game... but ohhhh what a game!!!

Looks great, but the dynamics are horrible :)

van
08-04-07, 06:05 PM
Some news on the Wangan Midnight anime...


OB Planning, the company that worked on the animation for the sports anime Initial D, announced that they are creating a TV anime based on the Michiharu Kusunoki driving/sports manga Wangan Midnight (Gulf Coast Midnight).

The series will be shown this June on the Pay-Per-View channel for the cable animation network Animax. After the premiere on Animax PPV, the series will be released to DVD. Some video game projects on the series are also being planned.

Keiichi Tsuchiya (土屋圭市) will be help with editorial supervision on this series as well.

wi11iam
08-04-07, 06:13 PM
cant wait for the anime :)

Buddy
08-04-07, 06:20 PM
At least Wangan has a significantly hotter car as the star ;)


o how could u

xero
08-04-07, 06:20 PM
ooooohhhh gooooooooddd yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!

i bet its gonna be a barstid to get hold of the DVD though...

van
08-04-07, 06:22 PM
ooooohhhh gooooooooddd yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!

i bet its gonna be a barstid to get hold of the DVD though...

Yeah it probably will, but there's always the fansubbed versions for download! :)

wi11iam
08-04-07, 06:23 PM
hahaha fansubbed FTW

xero
08-04-07, 06:26 PM
dwonlaooooddddd ooooooooooohhhhh.... stoopid intahwebs...

that requires effort... and im lazy...

van
08-04-07, 06:28 PM
Too lazy for Wangan? Daaaayamn.

xero
08-04-07, 06:31 PM
no... too lazy for downloading...

van
08-04-07, 06:31 PM
Too lazy for downloading Wangan? Daaayaaam...


;)

xero
08-04-07, 06:33 PM
lol...
no it means i have to get like a torrent thingy or some other crap just watch it... then a dvd burner to copy it dvd...

van
08-04-07, 06:37 PM
All worth it if you ask me!

Neilus
08-04-07, 07:28 PM
The game absoluetly owns.

Ruskie, are you the guy I see every now and again playing at Market City with the Black FD3S?

van
08-04-07, 07:35 PM
I love this video.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=beyK5A9XhXM

Uses cut scenes from the arcade game, with a DJ Tiesto track laid over the top. Awesome feeling to it. Can't wait for the anime.

van
08-04-07, 07:51 PM
This is freakin' amazing - trailer for the new PS3 version of the Maximum Tune game.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KgEfgKggvPI

BLISTC
08-04-07, 07:59 PM
hey i found this also on youtube

real life version of the manga?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp9_-QrnPws

Jing
08-04-07, 08:34 PM
although i have read these before it is great to have the link again :)

Jing
08-04-07, 08:35 PM
omg got my hopes up but this is old thread now the link doenst work. OWNEDEDEDED

van
08-04-07, 08:38 PM
Which link doesn't work anymore?

Neilus
08-04-07, 08:46 PM
This is freakin' amazing - trailer for the new PS3 version of the Maximum Tune game.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KgEfgKggvPI

Oh my God, Van I just fucking got chills...

Babalouie
08-04-07, 08:59 PM
This is freakin' amazing - trailer for the new PS3 version of the Maximum Tune game.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KgEfgKggvPI

Okies...it's officially now PS3 > XBOX360 on my shopping list.

Question tho....is the PS3 "region specific" like the old ones were? So if you buy a Japanese PS3 you need to get it modded to work in AU?

Jing
08-04-07, 09:06 PM
ps3 is non region specific

ruskie
08-04-07, 09:28 PM
The game absoluetly owns.

Ruskie, are you the guy I see every now and again playing at Market City with the Black FD3S?

Yep, that would be me. Do you play too?

Mm, this game looks the shiznit.

van
08-04-07, 09:28 PM
Jesus, that's about the first public-relations move Sony hasn't screwed up in the past three years.

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
08-04-07, 10:25 PM
Okies...it's officially now PS3 > XBOX360 on my shopping list.

Question tho....is the PS3 "region specific" like the old ones were? So if you buy a Japanese PS3 you need to get it modded to work in AU?

PS3 games don't have regions, but blu-ray disc movies do (classified in region A and region B). But PS2 games are still region coded so no playing PAL games on NTSC Ps3s. Japanese PS3 has different power rating so need to get a transformer, Hong Kong PS3 is the way to go! God I sound like a nerd.

Babalouie
08-04-07, 10:54 PM
Cheers Daniel. Sounds like if you just wanna play PS3 games, then an overseas model will be just as good.

RaYmO
09-04-07, 09:40 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=beyK5A9XhXM

Pretty awesome Anime Music Video using the anime intro from the video game, and the audio from a DJ Tiesto track layed over the top. Very cool.

Delerium Silence FTW!

Omawari_San
09-04-07, 07:09 PM
Wasnt there a PSP game coming out too? I cant remember.

Neilus
09-04-07, 08:11 PM
Almost definately a stupid question, but do you read manga from right to left or from left to right...?

van
09-04-07, 08:43 PM
Manga is read from right to left. Occasionally it gets flipped by western publishers when they reprint it and translate into English, but most of them - like Tokyopop and DarkHorse - will print them in the intended right to left format, with the text translated. They usually leave the sound effects as they were, since those are always a major part of the artwork (especially in Initial D).

van
29-04-07, 10:18 PM
A couple of preview shots from the upcoming anime series, which will be starting with 2 episodes back to back in Japan, on June 9 & 10.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/Wangan-Anime_01.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/Wangan-Anime_02.jpg

chuingbeans
30-04-07, 12:14 AM
should be interesting. Finally something besides Initial D for my car anime fix.

van
30-04-07, 07:03 AM
Yeah. Unfortunately for me, it also means the price of S30s is going to skyrocket :(

van
25-05-07, 11:05 PM
Only 2 weeks till the anime screens in Japan! Should be up on torrent sites within a day or two of that :D

Neilus
26-05-07, 01:30 AM
But how long til it comes out with fansubs. I don't speak japanese :(

lilthug
26-05-07, 01:36 AM
hopefully a good fansubber will take it up and have fansubs in no time

van
26-05-07, 08:54 AM
Yeah when I said "within a day or two", I was referring to the fansubbed vids, sorry haha.

I'm pretty sure this will get picked up very fast by one fansubbing group or another, but we'll have to wait and see I guess!

chuingbeans
26-05-07, 10:31 AM
fansubs usually take a week or so, hence why you see RAW Bleach epis a week before that epi gets subbed. eg. when 126 subbed is available, 127 RAW is available...something like that.

Was reading the first pages of this thread, whats with the Chapter 4 questions? Or do you guys mean Series 4? Of which Series 4 Chapter 1 is now available.

Jing
26-05-07, 12:19 PM
the new wangan tax yo!

Mic
27-05-07, 06:35 PM
i thought those fansubber guys were doing them in a day these days

MaxZmus
03-06-07, 10:12 PM
Yeah. Unfortunately for me, it also means the price of S30s is going to skyrocket :(

it'll be interesting to see if the prices do go up anymore than what they already have.

I doubt it because you can get a nice S13 for some of the asking prices these days.

van
05-06-07, 04:38 PM
omgaaaaaawd 4 days to go!

van
08-06-07, 11:55 PM
Tomorrow OMFG!

wi11iam
09-06-07, 11:27 AM
Good Evening fellow WME members,

As many of you know, the Wangan Midnight animation is going to be aired on June 15th. As we get ever closer to that date, more information is being released. Along with some new pictures added to the gallery, news has been added onto the Wangan Midnight anime thread.

june 15th wasnt it

van
09-06-07, 11:32 AM
June 15 what the fuck! It said June 9 on the Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangan_Midnight#Anime

Motherfuckers ;_;

MiGoreng
09-06-07, 11:48 AM
Yeah it's June 15th

http://wmexpressway.net/

MaxZmus
09-06-07, 12:13 PM
keem me posted guys..........im interested in this as well.

lilthug
11-06-07, 11:41 AM
a torrent of the raw for the first episode is out
id post a link, but im not sure if thats allowed here

[Q-R] Wangan Midnight ep 01 (ANIMAX XviD 640x360 120fps PRE) avi

van
11-06-07, 11:47 AM
Eh, that's a risk I'll take ;)

Anyone who wants the raw (unsubtitled) version that lilthug mentioned:

http://btjunkie.org/torrent/Q-R-Wangan-Midnight-ep-01-ANIMAX-XviD-640x360-120fps-PRE-avi/40244d99f3bbf04378890d3ae6ab18af91c595e2e5de

van
11-06-07, 12:14 PM
Just finished downloading it :D

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/wangan-anime_001.jpg

Time to go watch it!

lilthug
11-06-07, 12:16 PM
if only i could understand japanese
if anyone finds a fansub. post it up

chuingbeans
11-06-07, 12:19 PM
I'm guessing Anime-One or some big anime fansub will end up subbing this...hopefully, at least that way I know where to look...

van
11-06-07, 12:49 PM
Does anyone know if OB Planning are a Korean studio? All the romanised names at the end of the episode were Korean names...

chuingbeans
11-06-07, 01:04 PM
This OP Planning?? (http://www.obkikaku.com/index2.html)

Looks pretty Jap to me.

van
11-06-07, 01:09 PM
Well I thought it might be made up of Koreans living in Japan, since there's quite a few... *shrug* Bit of a long shot I guess, haha. Still, seems weird to see all those Korean names!

MaxZmus
11-06-07, 01:12 PM
Just finished downloading it :D

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/wangan-anime_001.jpg

Time to go watch it!

is it on youtube yet?

if not put it up..............hahaha.

van
11-06-07, 01:16 PM
Hahah, you can't just download it? Poor guy ;_;

If you really need, I can burn it for you, but you're better off waiting until the subtitled one is available!

chuingbeans
11-06-07, 01:50 PM
where's the korean names? All I see is Jap Jap and more Jap. Im curious ^^"

van
11-06-07, 02:26 PM
In the credits at the end! Jo Wan Ik, Kwak Soo Hyang, Kim Il Bae, Kim Song Woo, Park Hyeon, etc. Aren't those Korean names? *shrug* I'm no pro on the subject, haha.

MaxZmus
11-06-07, 02:41 PM
Hahah, you can't just download it? Poor guy ;_;

If you really need, I can burn it for you, but you're better off waiting until the subtitled one is available!

not uptodate with all this downloading tv series and have no idea where to go.............hahahah.

how big is the file?

man looking at that pic you posted up...........god........goose bumps.

van
11-06-07, 02:45 PM
What's funny for me, is that there's a Mitsubishi Legnum (I'm a big Galant/Legnum VR4 fan) on the pile behind the Z hahah. Easier to make it out in the actual episode though.

Anyway, the file is 189mb. If you like, when the subtitled version is available, I'll grab that and burn you a copy and mail it to you. Probably won't cost more than 3 or 4 bucks to send!

I'd recommend downloading it though!

Google "utorrent", and download & Install that. Then just click on the link I posted for the vid (on page 3 of this thread), and hit the download link on that page. The rest will take care of itself!

I assume you have broadband!

chuingbeans
11-06-07, 02:46 PM
*pulls out Initial D 4th Stage, watches credits* :neutral: wtf?? Meh, Koreans are kool...>.> <.< >.> yeah ^^

But yeah, not sure why. Be good to see what role they actually hold.

van
11-06-07, 02:49 PM
Haha I have no problem with Koreans - Wonderful Days was amazing, and their films are always good - I just thought it was odd to see so many Korean names in a Japanese anime hehe.

Neilus
11-06-07, 05:16 PM
Bleh, i was going to wait for the subbed version, but I can't. Downloading now...

MaxZmus
12-06-07, 12:05 AM
is the previous version of this game on PS2?

spent the wkend going to stores and no one knows. even ended up buying the wrong game.

chuingbeans
12-06-07, 12:11 AM
Both versions on the game came to arcades, with only the first of the two coming out on the PS2. I wish you a many luck trying to find an original copy of this game on PS2, I think its almost as rare as trying to find the Live Action movie of it too. However, towards the end of the end, Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 is coming out on the PS3, so I'd probably wait for that, unless you really want to get stuck into the first Maximum Tune. But yeah, the game version of this manga/anime is called Maximum Tune...also, if you find it, it most likely will be Jap, don't recall reading anywhere about it coming out in english...

van, you saving up for a PS3?? Oh and a steering wheel? I am :P

MaxZmus
12-06-07, 08:21 PM
Both versions on the game came to arcades, with only the first of the two coming out on the PS2. I wish you a many luck trying to find an original copy of this game on PS2, I think its almost as rare as trying to find the Live Action movie of it too. However, towards the end of the end, Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 is coming out on the PS3, so I'd probably wait for that, unless you really want to get stuck into the first Maximum Tune. But yeah, the game version of this manga/anime is called Maximum Tune...also, if you find it, it most likely will be Jap, don't recall reading anywhere about it coming out in english...

van, you saving up for a PS3?? Oh and a steering wheel? I am :P

kool thanks.

just watched the cartoon........pretty kool. helped to read the comic as well........thanks heaps for the links Van was pretty easy to work it all out.

van
12-06-07, 08:29 PM
WMMT3 isn't coming out on the PS3, it's a different game. More story-oriented or something, not sure. There's not many solid details yet. But even the first PS2 WM game wasn't WMMT1, it was just a WM game from what I'm told. But I've never had the chance to play it, so I can't say for sure. I need to modify my PS2 and then download it, 'cause it's available on all the torrent sites.

Haha, I wish I could save up for a PS3, but I've got more important things to spend money on unfortunately! Mind you, maybe I'll talk myself into getting one from Harvey Norman on finance, hahah.

chuingbeans
12-06-07, 08:32 PM
FANSUB FANSUB RELEASE~!!!!!!

OMFG (One Man Fansub Group) has released the firs episode subbed~!!!
http://a.scarywater.net/omfg/

Apparently there's a few translation mistakes, so version two of epi one will be release...dont know when...

van
12-06-07, 08:36 PM
Alright guys, I went searching for any info on which fansubbing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fansub) group is doing the subbing for the Wangan Midnight anime, and this is what I've come up with so far.

According to the AnimeSuki post quoted here (http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=986926&postcount=18), a group called SD Project have picked it up. However, I wasn't able to find any actual WM subs by them, or any sort of official news saying they were doing it. Perhaps in the next day or two, we'll see something from them.

Further down that thread, there's this one (http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=990175&postcount=39). it looks like another group/person called One Man Fansub Group ([OMFG] (haha, gotta love that acronym)) have also declared that they'll be doing the series right through to its end. On top of that, they've already done the first episode - though they admit it was a bit rushed, and that they're quite new to the process. He mentions that something must have gone wrong, because their file ended up to be twice the size of the original raw video.

Whatever the case may be, I'm downloading it right now.

You can grab it here:

http://a.scarywater.net/omfg/

I'd suggest keeping tabs on that page, and if you know how to use RSS (and you bloody should be using it), you can subscribe to that page for up-to-the-minute updates as each subbed episode is made available.

This has been a Public Service Broadcast from Van Heavy Industries. Donations may be made in the form of stunning young nymphs.

van
12-06-07, 08:37 PM
Sado you motherfucker!

Well my post has more info, so up ya :P

chuingbeans
12-06-07, 08:40 PM
yeah~!! Beat you :P So what you got more info? sif people need to know...all they need is a link ^^

BTW, Wangan Midnight is going to be aired on a Two Epi a Month basis so I read. So its going to be like Initial D, with all waits in between each 30min episode.


Rather than searching Tokyotosho for it, here's the link to my group's torrent site:

One Man Fansub Group

I'll be subbing all the episodes as they come out. Also, there were some mistakes made in the subs. Here are the ones I caught after release:

Episode Title: The Devil Z
Kanji after intro: Several Months Earlier
@21:00: "That Asakura guy was famous on the Wangan until two years ago."

v2 of the subs will be released next week with the release of new raws. The series is released on a two-episodes-per-month basis, starting next weekend with episodes 1 and 2. Woot.

lovesil
12-06-07, 08:58 PM
Is the burning into cd offer still valid, VAN? Would love a subtitled version :)

van
12-06-07, 08:59 PM
Yeah I read that news, very cool to hear!

van
12-06-07, 09:00 PM
Lovesil: Not for everyone mate, lol. Offered it to MaxZmus, but I didn't realise others might want it too, haha. Get one of the Sydney guys to burn it, save me the trip to the post office :)

van
12-06-07, 11:10 PM
Anime criticism: The BOV sound is conspicuously absent ;_;

chuingbeans
12-06-07, 11:26 PM
comments like that make baby Jesus cry....ptf BOV =o=

lovesil
12-06-07, 11:44 PM
Lovesil: Not for everyone mate, lol. Offered it to MaxZmus, but I didn't realise others might want it too, haha. Get one of the Sydney guys to burn it, save me the trip to the post office :)

no love from VAN :(........just joking ;) No worries.

lilthug
13-06-07, 01:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voIXZv9Fq1w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOqGeKuL1Zc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUr0ZwrjUkU

youtube links for the first episode (raw)

Shiri
13-06-07, 02:00 AM
I hope this doesn't create a massive influx for highway racing fandom...

chuingbeans
13-06-07, 03:17 PM
hmm...people say its going to make the S30 even more popular and pricey, but I already love it. However, WM has made me love the 964 RS that stars in it...but dam those things are pricey and rare. 964...S30 of Europe?? In terms of rarity and price...

I'll wait for version two of the sub to come out (next week) then I'll start watching it...take god it came out in time for the holis.

Mike.V?!
13-06-07, 04:14 PM
Does anyone know if OB Planning are a Korean studio? All the romanised names at the end of the episode were Korean names...

Dude almost everything is animated in Korea. Even the Simpsons and Family Guy are, as well as just about every anime currently on tv.

chuingbeans
13-06-07, 05:12 PM
Yeah, just watched the credits of another anime, and saw another list of Korean names.

lol, Mike.V so knowledgeable...

arron
15-06-07, 03:19 PM
korean's ownzor

nuff said

Neilus
15-06-07, 04:30 PM
Dude almost everything is animated in Korea. Even the Simpsons and Family Guy are, as well as just about every anime currently on tv.

except South Park

Brian_J
16-06-07, 07:27 PM
will the rest of the subbed episodes be released onto that OMFG site you posted sado/van?

van
16-06-07, 07:54 PM
OMFG said they'd be following it through to the end, so hopefully yeah. :)

Brian_J
16-06-07, 08:41 PM
sweeet! *adds to bookmark*

lovesil
16-06-07, 10:55 PM
The latest Eps 87 Hot Version has a real life Wangan Midnight match up yo!

http://www.bestmotoring.jp/HV/087/

van
16-06-07, 11:02 PM
Yah I saw that the other day, but I couldn't find a torrent for it :(

MaxZmus
17-06-07, 12:16 AM
Whens the next eps out Van? and how often are then meant to come out? weekly like a normal TV thing?

van
17-06-07, 12:28 AM
Not sure exactly what date, but we're supposed to get 2 episodes each month as far as I know. I've got OMFG's rss feed bookmarked, so I'll know as soon as each ep is available from them. I'll keep y'all updated :)

MaxZmus
17-06-07, 01:17 AM
Not sure exactly what date, but we're supposed to get 2 episodes each month as far as I know. I've got OMFG's rss feed bookmarked, so I'll know as soon as each ep is available from them. I'll keep y'all updated :)

WTF 2 eps per month...........dammmmmmmmmmm. hahahhaha.

thanks man.

lovesil
17-06-07, 10:28 AM
Yah I saw that the other day, but I couldn't find a torrent for it :(

Its the current edition, hence expect to wait for another month.

wi11iam
17-06-07, 10:36 AM
2 episodes a month is better then 2 episodes every 2 months like initial d like nearly 2 years to air a stage

i watched the first episode of midnight looks interesting :P

did anyone else notice the new initial d battle stage 2 torrent there on the site ?

doofus
17-06-07, 12:03 PM
game looks awesome, i cant find the bloody thing anywhere thou.. might try upstairs market city :D

van
17-06-07, 12:06 PM
Courtesy of Ruski, thanks for the list mate!

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Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
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Sunday: 10am - 10pm

NeoNode
17-06-07, 01:52 PM
Its the current edition, hence expect to wait for another month.
Torrent for Ep 87 is out for 9hrs now.

van
17-06-07, 02:15 PM
Oh shit, nice. Thanks NeoNode!

Hmm.. can't find it. Got a link?

vtec-NA.th
17-06-07, 02:43 PM
i watched episode 1... is there ep 87 arleady? ._____."""

the site i had only got 1 ep *Cries*

BUT OMG DEVIL Z.

van
17-06-07, 02:52 PM
Hahah, volume 87 of Best Motoring :)

Babalouie
17-06-07, 02:55 PM
Yah I saw that the other day, but I couldn't find a torrent for it :(

I bought a copy for you Van :) PM me with your addy :D

NeoNode
17-06-07, 03:00 PM
Search for Hot Version and you shall find lol.

van
17-06-07, 03:05 PM
I bought a copy for you Van :) PM me with your addy :D

:shock: :shock: :shock:

PM on its way!

van
17-06-07, 04:17 PM
Looks like the second episode aired today, and the raw version is floating around the torrent sites. I'll be regularly checking for a subtitled version, so I'll let y'all know :)

chuingbeans
17-06-07, 04:53 PM
so...you think a few days then subbed release?

First epi did look quite purposing, fingers crossed it stays good and doesn't get ruined.

van
17-06-07, 05:20 PM
I reckon late tomorrow at the latest :)

van
19-06-07, 05:42 PM
Fansubbed version of Episode 2 is out :)

http://a.scarywater.net/omfg/

MaxZmus
19-06-07, 09:30 PM
Fansubbed version of Episode 2 is out :)

http://a.scarywater.net/omfg/

thanks mate...........


wonder where this cartoon will lead to..........story line seems pretty narrow.

lilthug
19-06-07, 09:36 PM
cartoon will probably follow most of the manga like how initial d did

MaxZmus
20-06-07, 08:41 AM
dam.............that ep was boring........heheheh.

van
20-06-07, 09:01 AM
Haha, unless you thought every Initial D ep was intensely interesting, I'd say that's just the way car anime is!

I haven't watched ep 2 yet, will be watching it tonight. :)

MaxZmus
20-06-07, 11:41 AM
Haha, unless you thought every Initial D ep was intensely interesting, I'd say that's just the way car anime is!

I haven't watched ep 2 yet, will be watching it tonight. :)

I suppose your right..........I'm still newbie to all this dl'n cartoon stuff.........hehehe.

vtec-NA.th
20-06-07, 11:45 AM
woot episode 2. I will watch it tonight~ i wonder if it's boom! or maybe NOS and he's saved! xD

van
20-06-07, 12:08 PM
Haha, I take it you haven't read the manga! I've read what's available online from wangan-midnight.com (it's taken those fuckwits like 2 years to release 4 chapters), and the first bunch of episodes appear to be following that so far.

van
20-06-07, 04:36 PM
If anyone wants to grab Vol. 87 of Best Motoring Hot Version - the one with the Wangan Midnight cars battle - you can grab the torrent here.

http://www.mininova.org/tor/754247

s30
21-06-07, 12:11 AM
they could hvae chosen a more appropriately modified Z!
e.g. rb26 s30 z from rocky auto.
still it sounded the goods.

and a Z being a wangan car is a bit of a silly idea to begin with anyway.

deez
21-06-07, 12:51 AM
and a Z being a wangan car is a bit of a silly idea to begin with anyway.

Somehow I'm envisioning a Chrysler 300C with JDM engine swap and all associated goodies as the ULTIMATE wangan warrior.

Dont ask me why.

van
21-06-07, 07:35 AM
Haha really? Wouldn't it be a bit heavy?

S30: What engine did they use? I haven't watched it yet. The Z in Wangan Midnight has an L28 in it, I think... *shrug*

deez
21-06-07, 09:53 AM
Haha really? Wouldn't it be a bit heavy?



All the more better to stand up to the buffeting high winds on the expressway?

hahah i dunno :lol:

A tuned 350z will make a pretty good wangan car i reckon

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
21-06-07, 09:09 PM
I'm starting to like this anime! And I can't wait for the PS3 game to come out I will order a shit load and sell them on eBay lol

s30
21-06-07, 09:32 PM
The engine in the Hot version is a star road L30 which is apparently rated at 300ps.
has what appears to be a triple cab setup with no induction box, and sounds awesome.
It should accelerate pretty quickly, but to get real top speed action in a s30 you need to make a whole lot of ugly aero mods.

The z in wangan midnight if I remmeber correctly is a full tune L3X triple carb blow through twin turbo setup with the HKS plenum.
Can't remember if it had the twin cam head or not. Either way, something like that would have cost an absolute crapload to build and is basically an old school RB26.
I have a photo somewhere in the archives of the same setup with os giken head, twin turbos etc in real life and it is jizzworthy.

Brian_J
22-06-07, 08:30 PM
friggin why didnt soemone tell me the hto version wasnt subbed! argh!

Bodgy Racing Developments
25-06-07, 08:29 PM
hehe reminds me of a z i have in Tokyo xtreme racer zero. weighs 800kg, has like 900ps+

Cappuccino
03-07-07, 12:37 PM
saw the first to epsiodes dam its awesome any idea on when the third is due out?

van
03-07-07, 01:16 PM
I think they're doing two each month, so hopefully in the next week or so!

Cappuccino
03-07-07, 01:29 PM
fair enuff abit like they did with fourth stage of initial d. Cant wait for the next two.

Shiri
03-07-07, 02:39 PM
I just watched ep one cause i'm not uncapped anymore...

I gotta be honest

It's terriable...

I only like the end track... It's got the chick from Move (Initial D Themes) doing her own stuff!

van
03-07-07, 03:07 PM
Hahah. It's not brilliant, that's for sure. But I'm a massive S30Z and Wangan Midnight fanboy, so I love the anime as a matter of course hehe.

Shiri
03-07-07, 03:56 PM
I'm a huge fan too van... I spent thousands to have records on the russel st and box hill arcades with my S30... but I can't look past poor anime. Direction, Production and writing... it brings shame to the series =b

van
03-07-07, 04:00 PM
Oh leave it alone haha, it wasn't that bloody bad! Sometimes I think people are so overly critical of things, that they're oblivious to the possibility that the fault may be with them as much as with the thing they're criticising ;)

Shiri
03-07-07, 04:06 PM
No I admit I'm over critical. Everyone should only accept the highest quality in anything they do... you can't argue with that logic :P

I can compromise on things like bad movies if theres some saving grace... But I really can't find it in this...

okay... at least it stuck to the story :P

van
03-07-07, 04:16 PM
On the one hand, I agree with the philosophy of accepting only the best, but on the other hand it also can mean a life of constant disappointment if you can't learn to look for the silver lining or the few saving graces (even if they're not entirely *saving* it) in things.

A lot of people say that adopting that attitude means that studios and creators (in the case of the entertainment industry) will use this as an excuse to keep doling out shitty products, but, my friend, that's going to happen whether we accept it or whine about it - it's a universal constant.

So unless you find a way to just say "okay, it wasn't as good as it should have been, but it had its good moments" (or whatever the case may be), I'd rather be realistic and moderately easily pleased Van than frequently disappointed and bitter Shiri!

Shiri
03-07-07, 04:22 PM
Part of the solution not part of the problem. Haha. I'm the most bitter guy who'll ever meet... but I know where to draw the line between acceptance and denial and I also know that theirs a point where you become incapable of finding something interesting. I'll never get to that stage but I'm not going to compraise my beliefs just so I can dumb myself down to be entertained. I'm not saying that's the case with this anime, just in general. I can see what they're tyring to do and I know that ID was just as rough and poor in it's first stage. So don't take that as a sign I'm not going to follow the series.

If somethings bullshit theres no point not calling it bullshit :P

van
03-07-07, 04:33 PM
Haha okay okay :)

rupewrecht
03-07-07, 05:10 PM
Interesting. Going to 'get' a copy and see what the fanboy is going on about.

chuingbeans
03-07-07, 07:28 PM
could they have at least made it a little more interesting? Sure they followed what happened in the beginning of the manga with the Devil Z racing the Blackbird down a straight piece of highway then crashing when he needed to turn, but you think that would have thrown in some "cool" zoom in's and angles to make it more interesting then they did =o=

rupewrecht
09-07-07, 09:37 AM
I actually really enjoyed it! Very moody, cool CGI.

And yeah, reminded me of AutoModellista bigtime. The exhaust bursts! hahaha.

Now i want more. You suck, Van

Brian_J
24-07-07, 06:24 PM
Any news on any more anime releases?

chuingbeans
24-07-07, 07:43 PM
The RAWS of 3&4 have been released, the subbed versions should be out in no less then a week.

MaxZmus
28-10-07, 08:52 PM
hi guys, can anyone give me a youtube link to eps 5 and 6? can't seem to find them on youtube search for some reason.

vague
28-10-07, 09:45 PM
Try veoh. I only saw about 2 eps then it sort of stopped or something.

Serial Killa
28-10-07, 11:39 PM
Yeah i only got 2 translated eps. it seems to have died :(

van
04-11-07, 11:04 PM
I uploaded Wangan Midnight anime episodes 3, 4, 5, and 6 for y'all :)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/zkxzub

They're not very good quality video, but they do the job, y'know? Someone grabbed them off YouTube before they were taken down by the admins, so they're in .flv format which means you'll need to install a Flash player to watch them. No big challenge there.

So I've uploaded them now in a ZIP file.

eve.R
04-11-07, 11:13 PM
hard gay fansubs (yes, thats right) has just released eps 3 and 4, stated as dvd version.

http://a.scarywater.net/hg-f/

van
04-11-07, 11:15 PM
Oh whoa, thanks! About time someone else picked it up; OMFG got real slack.

Taz_
05-11-07, 03:47 PM
I think ep 7 and 8 is up on youtube, but no sub's...sucks the admins removed the others...

I managed to watch from 1-6

two40
26-11-07, 08:56 PM
hard gay fansubs (yes, thats right) has just released eps 3 and 4, stated as dvd version.

http://a.scarywater.net/hg-f/

ep 5 & 6 are up as well now. thank god this group is more efficient than that OMFG dude.

GTL05T
27-11-07, 08:09 AM
Guys i have wangan midnight on psp iso format, u need a hacked psp to play it though .... if ur in sydney i'll hack ur psp to firmware 3.71 m33-3 so u can play any iso format game. I can do phat or slim psp, so if theres a cruise & u bring ur psp i'll do it for free :D

MiGoreng
30-03-08, 01:33 PM
Bump. Gah! anyone find subs for ep 7 & 8?

van
30-03-08, 01:50 PM
Hah! As if we'd be that lucky.

menty
31-03-08, 08:58 PM
I just started watching this series. Not bad

Chidori
02-04-08, 09:34 PM
.. .so has there been anything past ep 6 yet subb'd?

i stil haven't been able to find something for quite some time now
but read that omfg isnt doing it anymore?
..please confirm**

van
02-04-08, 09:51 PM
omfg is a serious fucking disappointment. You should see all the bullshit justifications he puts out there for the reasons he hasn't been subbing.

chuingbeans
03-04-08, 12:27 AM
care to give us an example van? :P

ntensity
03-04-08, 03:34 AM
Im finding the anime series really slow and hard to get into...does any1 else agree?

Btw does any1 know why Hondas were omitted from the series for some reason?

lingeringsoul
03-04-08, 08:14 AM
care to give us an example van? :P

i think this is from 6 months ago, I haven't been checking his excuses lately since frankly no one give a shit anymore

something about him having work catching up to him and the fact that he's somewhat of a perfectionist and he doesn't want it published if it's not perfect not up to his quality of standard.

Frankly 99% of people don't give a shit about standard, we just want a ROUGH translation of what they are saying and thats it.

I swear, it would be quicker and more painless if you were to book a ticket to japan, live there for a year and learn Japanese.

Chidori
03-04-08, 08:35 AM
I swear, it would be quicker and more painless if you were to book a ticket to japan, live there for a year and learn Japanese.


+1 on learning japanese lol

i think it would be alot faster than waiting for the eps to come out with english subs

lingeringsoul
03-04-08, 11:00 AM
$20 says ep7 won't come out until July and that ep8 won't come out until october next year.

But I would be plesantly surprised if he somehow decide to sub everything in one go.

ON888
03-04-08, 01:02 PM
you never know... they did that with Initial D stage 4 - the last 10 episodes were subbed in one hit!

renstar
29-05-08, 08:30 PM
How many seasons are there? I bought two dvd's from a guy on Ebay with episodes 1-6, 7-12 with english subtitles.

possum_1200
29-05-08, 08:44 PM
couldnt be bothered reading the whole thread, anyone else on here played tokyo extreme racer on ps2? very similar to this anime, you have to race 440 people on the wangan.......last racer is an s30 with rb26 with 1100ps and weighs 800kg

just watched the trailer..... the s30 looks nearly identical.......... tokyo extreme racer was also developed or whatever by genki in 2001

RE99IE
29-05-08, 08:56 PM
I got Wangan Midnight Episode 12 today...subbed...woohhooo.

van
29-05-08, 09:18 PM
Aww. I've only got up to like ep 7 subbed I think ;_;

HKS200
29-05-08, 09:39 PM
http://www.animesuki.com/series.php/1044.html :) for torrent users

OVTEC
29-05-08, 11:10 PM
oh snap :)

doofus
01-06-08, 05:13 PM
any direct downloads?

panda[cRx]
01-06-08, 06:11 PM
http://www.animesuki.com/series.php/1044.html :) for torrent users

are the superjakkotm ones subbed?

i've got the first 4-5 eps lying aroung somewhere but have been waiting for the subbed eps and forgot about it

HKS200
03-06-08, 12:14 PM
;253622']are the superjakkotm ones subbed?

i've got the first 4-5 eps lying aroung somewhere but have been waiting for the subbed eps and forgot about it

all are subbed. well i watched all of them and I have to say its not as exciting as Initial D. + i reckon the names they use are pretty gay "black bird" "Devils Z" etc

BeEasy
17-10-08, 02:03 PM
no one is subbing episodes 14-26, sucks. :(