Deparking in Initial D

March 23rd, 2013 by Author

One thing bothers me in Initial D slightly: when the characters unpark to get moving, they always take the car off the parking brake first.

But isn’t it backwards? One uses parking brake when there’s a possibility of a rollaway to begin with. But if so, why defeat the safety before the gear is engaged? Drop the brake when you engage the clutch was the common sense where I learned to drive. In an anime with this attention to detail, surely creators portrayed the deparking this way on purpose, but why?