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MINI-Z drift movie & photo contest!

gMINI-Z Drift Contest the Movieh competition held in collaboration with New INITIAL D the Movie Legend 2: Racer! Share video or photos of your drift technique! Use your video camera, mobile phone, smartphone or tablet! Unbelievable! The winning video from the movie category (1 winner selected from either Cinematic or Drift Technique Sections) will be included in the bonus content on the INITIAL D Legend 2: Racer DVD, and the winner of the Photo Category will be presented with an enlarged copy of an original Shuichi Shigeno illustration. Power up and put your best entry in the gMINI-Z AWD Drift Contest, the Movieh competition!

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Win fame and great prizes by creating and entering your drift video or photos!

Movie Category
First Prize
Your awesome video is included with the Bonus Features on the New INITIAL D the Movie Legend 2: Racer DVD.

Grand Prix
1 Winner

Grand Prix
1 Winner

Photo Category
First Prize
Original illustration by Shuichi Shigeno!

Note: DVD cover and illustration shown on this web site are indicative representations only and may be different to actual prizes.

Movie Category
Second Prize
Visual Section Movie Category
Second Prize
Drift Technique Section Photo Category
Second Prize
Still-Shot Section

Special guest judge!
INITIAL D creator, Shuichi Shigeno. 

Special guest judges from the production committee including INITIAL D creator Mr. Shuichi Shigeno, director Mr. Tomohito Naka and producer Mr. Yasuo Nishi are joined by racing driver and MINI-Z lover Ms. Nanami Tsukamoto, representatives from the media, and Kyosho MINI-Zfs developer, to fairly judge the video and photo entries. 

INITIAL D creator, Mr. Shuichi Shigeno.

Special Judge

Producer of Kodansha Corporation 
 Yasuo  Nishi

Producer of Kodansha Corporation 
 Yasuo  Nishi 17 years ago at a rice cake-pounding event, I got drunk and picked a fight with someone who turned out to be Mr. Shigeno. Since then, I have been involved with Shin Gekijo-ban. I am a proud geek and collector of INITIAL D goods such as underwear, bath towel, hand towel and lighter. (I am sorry to say that I havenft added any Kyosho goods to my collection yet).



gINITIAL Dh has amazing depth with an intricate structure that you will discover as you read more and more. Already produced as a TV series, when recreated as the New Movie version, we were worried about capturing its true essence. I am sure the director especially had a hard time. But after we started working, we discovered the magic within. With your respect for the original, I look forward to seeing your creativity, frame by frame. Your work will also provide great reference material for Legend 3.

Director 
Tomohito Naka

Director 
Tomohito Naka Born in 1978. From Osaka.
Jin Corporation/Felix Film Corporation Director.Since managing drawing and filming at Radix Corporation and Digital Network Animation Corporation, I have worked on many productions.





To discover how to use the powerful angles of drifting for the New INITIAL D the Movie, I took a deep dive into the world of automotive form and style. I canft wait to see great work from you that can be incorporated into the next INITIAL D Legend 3!

[Credited Works]
*New INITIAL D Legend 1-Awakening- (14) Assistant Director
*Fantasista Doll (13) Assistant Director Production Continuity
*Nazo no Kanojo X (12) Production *Uchuu Kyodai (12) Production Continuity
*Bakugan (07-13) Continuity etc.

Racing Driver 
Promotion Ambassador 
Nanami Tsukamoto

Racing Driver 
Promotion Ambassador 
Nanami Tsukamoto
Racing Driver, Model
Movie "New INITIAL D" the Movie Legend 2 - Racer Promotion Ambassador
Joshi Kart Bu (club) Director




As a drifter in the GR86/BRZ racing, D1 Ladies League, and Porsche Carrera Cup, I will give marks for real drift driving feel in both Visual and Drift Technique sections!
I look forward to see some amazing videos and photos.

RC Magazine Writer  
Shinsuke Onobori

RC Magazine Writer  
Shinsuke Onobori From the outside I look like a hobo! But I am in charge of the RC Magazinefs Enjoy club in the MINI-Z section. The order of my skill level is like this: MINI-Z - large racing buggies - full-size cars. I like drifting but the last few years I have been fascinated by drag racing.



With the evolution of video and photo processing technology, I am expecting some really creative videos and photos. On the other hand, I think I will score high points in the still-shot section for unedited photos that capture excellent drift technique. If itfs an action shot, careful selection of background and a beautifully finished machine will impress. Now Ifm getting excited!

RC World The Chief Editor5th  
Masahiro Sasaki

RC World The Chief Editor5th  
Masahiro Sasaki The 5th chief editor of leading RC magazine gRC WORLDh has built a reputation for identifying gwhatfs hot nowh and what will become popular in the future.





RC WORLD always takes the position gif its fun, it is okh regardless of being fast or slow, winning or losing. If you think its cool, just send it in! You wonft impress anyone else unless you are satisfied with it yourself first.

Model Art Chief Editor  
Ichidai Iwamoto

Model Art Chief Editor  
Ichidai Iwamoto Chief editor of the monthly Model Art magazine writes his own original copy, takes his own photos and makes his own models. His hobby is creating miniature-racing machines. While still a relative novice in operating R/C, he is learning quickly by watching others drive.





The MINI-Z Racer is made with a plastic body so it can be painted beautifully like a display model. I expect various works of art in action video or still photography. Show me your creativity and driving technique and let the contest begin!

Kyosho Corporation Development department 
                    Kazumasa Hirotani

Kyosho Corporation Development department 
                    Kazumasa Hirotani

Born in 1976. From Kanagawa.
Kyosho Corporation
Responsible for MINI-Z Racer Series body development


I must be the person who most enjoys this collaborative planning with New INITIAL D the Movie. I donft know how many times I have watched gLegend 1 - Awakeningh on Blu-ray.
The MINI-Z AWD Sports gNew INITIAL D the Movieh series is filled with my gINITIAL D Loveh.
I would be very happy if everyone can apply some gINITIAL D Loveh to this drift competition while enjoying the experience of driving the MINI-Z.

Kyosho Corporation Leader of MINI-Z Development Department 
Yoshihiro Ishikawa

Kyosho Corporation Leader of MINI-Z Development Department 
Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Developer of the MINI-Z and known as the father of the MINI-Z AWD. I smile when I watch my drifting in videos. Am I a narcissist?






I designed the MINI-Z AWD to enjoy drifting in RC in confined spaces. Please enter your cool drifting videos and photos!

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