Mt. Haruna – Initial D

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EN: I have to admit that anime has been in recent years my favourite relaxing material, I am not overkilling it, but I do like several shows. One of them is called Initial D – the whole show is about drifting and cars. And since I do like cars a lot (my attendance on various car shows only confirms it), I watched all the episodes in one go, just in few days. The plot often takes place on the roads of imaginary mountain Akina, which in reality is Mount Haruna in Gunma prefecture. The anime is so famous, that there are lot of fans coming over, driving their cars up to the Haruna lake, there is a significant amount of sport cars everywhere and drifting marks on the roads on every curve, even though it is illegal. We looked around, had a lunch, then went to Haruna shrine, which is very interesting being in the mountains, later on we actually ended up in Yokohama for the dinner. BMW M5 was our ride, which made us rather happy, so all in all very rewarding day.

SK: Nebojím sa priznať, že anime je v posledných rokoch to, pri čom relaxujem. Tento formát má mnoho priestoru na kreativitu a opisovanie takmer hocičoho, medzi slávne, doslova legendárne seriály patrí aj Initial D. Anime, ktoré bolo produkované v niekoľkých sezónach, sa venuje driftingu často na cestách imaginárneho vrchu Akina, ktorého predlohou je v skutočnosti stratovulkán Mount Haruna. A práve ten sme cez víkend navštívili. Zaujímavé miesto v prefektúre Gunma je kúpeľným centrom, no zároveň láka aj fanúšikov anime a tí boli doslova všade. Zvýšený výskyt športových áut bol badateľný, zastavili sme sa v kaviarni s tematikou anime seriálu, potom sme si zajazdili (BMW M5, slušná kára) na trase, ktorá je často jazdená aj v seriáli, na cestách vidno známky driftovania úplne všade, hoci je to v Japonsku ilegálne. Presunuli sme sa do šintoistickej svätyne Haruna a napokon sme skončili aj v Yokohame na večeru. Veľmi príjemný deň.

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