About

Drift Hunter is an investigative documentary project about the hidden side of Japanese automotive culture. It is the first in-depth insider look at the real underground touge scene from a western perspective.

This project is being brought to you by a small collaboration of creative individuals, enthusiasts and Japanese 走り屋 (street racers) who are passionate about car culture. It’s also a project by fans, for fans – without the support of backers from around the world through our crowd-funding campaign, none of this would have been possible.

Drift Hunter the documentary project has two components: the planned full feature-length documentary, and an on-going meta-documentary.

The full feature-length documentary is about the underground touge scene itself in direct comparison to Initial D, the anime series that it inspired. We will also examine how it relates to and has influenced car culture at large around the world. Our goal for the final full documentary is for it to be broadcast quality and to enter it into various documentary film festivals so that hopefully, as many people as possible can see it.

By contrast, the meta-documentary is something akin to a behind-the-scenes video, but its much more than that. It’s a chronicle of the experiences and challenges of producing the documentary, across various media formats and platforms, like Youtube, Instagram and this very site. Watch the video series, read the in-depth feature articles, and check out the incredible, unedited raw footage straight from the touge.

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Who is The Drift Hunter?

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Albo

Creator


Hey, I’m Albo. I’m a Youtuber and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. I’ve lived in Japan since 2010, and several years ago, I stumbled upon the underground touge scene in Gunma. After spending years cultivating relationships and building connections, I decided to produce a documentary to give the world a glimpse of the things that I’ve seen.



Our Core Values

We Foster Education

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We Pursue Excellence

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We Practice Honesty

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We Create Fun

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Our Features


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Feature One


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Feature Two


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