The speedrunners train-ed hard, let’s hope they don’t run out of steam and go off the rails.

Densha de D is a dojinshi parody of the popular racing manga Initial D. The parody retains all the thrills of illegal high-speed racing of the original, but Densha de D focuses on a vehicle that you don’t usually see races with: trains.

Adding to the hilarity, Densha de D takes itself as seriously as the source material, making every page a challenge not to burst out laughing at the absurdity of it all.

And of course there’s a Densha de D video game based on the dojinshi manga. And of course it’s been speedrun. And of course it was recently featured on the biggest speedrunning stream of them all, Awesome Games Done Quick. 

Densha de D was run at AGDQ, and I laughed out loud. 90,000 people from
all over the world are watching, and praising it as a, ‘f***ing Japanese game!’ lol”

The chat was absolutely in love with the game. And who can blame them? The high-speed train-racing thrills, the drama between the characters, and of course the snazzily-dressed and knowledgeable speedrunners who made train-drifting look easy.

▼ If you want to watch for yourself, the speedrun starts
at 13 hours 58 minutes. Every second is pure gold.

▼ This scan from the manga version of
Densha de D is a bit of an old meme…

▼ …but when you get to see it live, it’s like it’s 2004 again.
(Skip ahead to 2:00 if you’re in a hurry.)

If you want to see the rest of Awesome Games Done Quick, then be sure to tune in at the stream on Twitch.

Now that Densha de D has broken out to worldwide fame, let’s just hope that no train conductors get any weird ideas and start trying to pull drifting tricks in real life.

Source: Twitter/TYudai via My Game News Flash
Featured image: Twitter/HCLProductions