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Wangan Midnight

Japanese: 湾岸ミッドナイト
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 15, 2007 to Sep 13, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: OB Planning
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Cars, Seinen, Sports
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 7.55 (scored by 4,122 users)
Ranked: #1427
Popularity: #2964
Members: 9,767
Favorites: 116

Description of Wangan Midnight

Based on a seinen manga by Kusunoki Michiharu serialised in Young Magazine.

The story gets its roots from the actual street racing that occurs on Tokyo's Shuto Expressway, one stretch of which is known as the "Wangan", literally meaning "bay side" (although it is generally used to refer to the freeway), the longest, straightest road in the entire country. Of course, there's also lots of traffic to contend with, including a fair number of heavy trucks. Because of this, the action is inherently hazardous, and wrecks are common. Blown engines are also a frequent hazard, especially with the extreme-high power engines.

One day, Akio Asakura, a third year high school student, is driving his Fairlady Z (Z31) and is challenged by Tatsuya Shima, a doctor, in his black Porsche 964 Turbo (nicknamed the "BlackBird"). With a friend in the passenger seat and two girls in the back, Akio pitifully tries to win, but is defeated. Determined to become faster, he goes to the junkyard to buy parts for his car, when he sees a pristine, unscratched midnight blue Fairlady Z (S30) in the junkyard. Intrigued as to why such a machine is about to be junked, he buys it. He soon finds that the car is unnaturally fast due to a tuned L28 engine, bored and stroked to 3.1 liters combined with twin turbos, which produces 620bhp. He also finds that all of the car's previous owners had unfortunate accidents in it, starting with the first owner's death. The manga follows Akio's various encounters, though the central plot revolves around his constant battle with the BlackBird for superiority.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Suhou, Reiko
Japanese  
 
Akikawa, Reina
Main  
 
Oguri, Shun
Japanese  
 
Asakura, Akio
Main  
 
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese  
 
Shima, Tatsuya
Main  
 
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese  
 
Aizawa, Keiichirou
Supporting  
 
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese  
 
Asakura, Eriko
Supporting  
 
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese  
 
Harada
Supporting  
 
Horikawa, Jin
Japanese  
 
Kijima, Kouichi
Supporting  
 
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese  
 
Kitami, Jun
Supporting  
 
Katsu, Anri
Japanese  
 
Ko-chan
Supporting  
 
Takase, Akimitsu
Japanese  
 
Kuroki, Takayuki
Supporting  
 
Higashiyama, Mami
Japanese  
 
Murakami, Mika
Supporting  
 
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese  
 
Ota, Rikako
Supporting  
 
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese  
 
Tominaga, Kou
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Tominaga, Tsuneo
Director
 
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
 
TRF
Theme Song Performance
 
REMI
Music
 
Tsuchiya, Keiichi
Animation Check