Just finished watching a awesome anime series called Wangan Midnight.
Ok so its not drifting, but who can say no to a Datsun S30Z racing against a R32 GT-R?? Anyone?… Haha, didn’t think so!
Well the story begins where Akio Asakura, a high school student, is driving in his Z31 300ZX on the Wangan freeway, with a couple of friends. He sees Blackbird, a Porsche 911 Turbo, pass them at high speed. Akio decides to chase him, but the Porsche is just to fast, he was defeated.
Akio now wants to become faster, to beat the Porsche. His mechanic friend tells him about a S30 Z at a scrapyard, one just like he always wanted.
They go have a look at the S30, and Akio instantly falls in love with it. He has to have it.Akio remembered seeing this exact S30 pass him on a street a few years back, with a nice girl in the passenger seat.They do a check on the S30 to find that basically every part has been upgraded. Brakes, suspension, chassis and best of all the motor… This S30 was sporting a L28, but not any normal L28… this was a twin turbo’ed carburettor version, it was bored out to a 3.1L and still had all stock internals.
Akio convinces the junkyard owner to sell him the S30, but against the previous owners will…
The previous owner brought the S30 to the junkyard and told them to scrap the car because it was cursed.
He soon finds that the car is unnaturally fast due to a tuned L28 engine.
He also finds that the one of the car’s previous owners shares his first and last name, and had died in a horrible crash on the Wangan.
Every person who takes possession of the Z ends up spinning out of control and crashing, as if the car is rebelling against its driver. This gives the blue Z the nickname “The Devil Z”.
The story follows Akio’s various encounters with people on the Wangan, though the central plot revolves around his constant battle with the BlackBird for Wangan superiority.