Well being kind of sucked in to addiction in respect to the japanese Manga/Anime-Series Initial-D myself, I still wonder why actually...
...after all is said and complained, it's just a bunch of adolescent humor-driven, experience-deprived and utter-redundant uttering and thereby hyping of some japanese-based brands and products deliberately leaving out any sense of reason ore safety and delivering even the least fundamental movements in the story itself by stretching it to oblivion as in spreding it out over at least more than 3 consequutive chapters and/or episodes.
And better still, it is a laugh! Although of course the life-action movie was not even shot in japan, just looking at the setting tells me, by the kind of virgin-quality mountain-roads that are displayed there, that touge itself is much more a myth than a legend. I will stick to lfs for racing, whatever type that will be. And I will continue to drive like everybodies nicest grandad in real-life, since I have covered my first 100000 miles with exactly the car that my grandad originally bought and driven for its first 3,5 years. So what?
Yes, touge would be so much fun in lfs, as would be the one ore other traditional hill-climb. As of yet there were technical reasons explained, to why not to bother and start with the development of touge arenas, right away.
But let's be optimistic. Let's see what ingenious developments the devs will come up with