24 Nov – Good news for fans of the "Initial D" franchise, a new café bearing the franchise's iconic car-themed concept is gearing up to open in Malaysia.
The café is located in Subang Jaya and bears the name Fujiwara Tofu Shop, a nod to the eponymous tofu store featured in the popular franchise.
Even though back in July, there have been talks of it officially launching soon, the pandemic has caused the opening plans to be delayed. As of now, there is no update yet on when the café will open, since Selangor is currently still under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
Ever since Fujiwara Tofu Shop Malaysia started posting updates on its Facebook regarding the café's opening, fans of the "Initial D" franchise have been excitedly waiting for its launch.
For the uninitiated, "Initial D" is a mange, anime and film franchise that's popular among fans of auto racing, featuring cars like the Toyota AE86 that's driven by the main character, as well as other sports car like the Mazda RX7 FC & FD, Honda Civic EK9 Type R, Subaru Impreza, Honda S2000 and more.
The franchise's popularity was further boosted by the 2005 live-action adaption that starred Jay Chou. The Hong Kong production, directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, combined elements from the first to the third stages of the Japanese manga series.
(Photo source: Fujiwara Tofu Shop's Facebook)