Wangan Middonaito is a Japanese manga series – graphic novels to you and me – written and illustrated by Michiharu Kusunoki. The stories are about the street racing – very fast and extremely furious – that takes place on Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway, called by the locals the Wangan.
So popular is the series that it has propagated TV shows, video games, and this awesome live action movie about a high school kid who discovers in a junk yard the mythical “Devil Z” and decides to restore it. There’s driving action up the wazoo, and magic as well as the blue S30 remarkably changes from a 2+2 to a 2-seater during its rehabilitation. Also pretty magical is the hair of the protagonist’s best friend.
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