What Happened To Takashi (aka Drift King) After Tokyo Drift
Takashi was the villain in Tokyo Drift earlier than dropping his standing because the “Drift King,” however what occurred to Brian Tee’s Fast & Furious character?
Takashi served as a major antagonist in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, however the franchise did not do a lot to elucidate the character’s destiny after the 2006 film. Played by Brian Tee, Takashi was the present “Drift King” and enemy of central character Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) within the third installment of The Fast Saga. After being dethroned from the standing, not a lot was revealed about what the longer term held for Takashi.
After being despatched to dwell together with his father in Tokyo, Japan, instead of juvenile detention, Sean met Twinkie (Bow Wow), who launched him to the world of road racing, extra particularly, drifting. He rapidly made a rival in Takashi after conversing with Takashi’s girlfriend, Neela (Nathalie Kelley). Takashi humiliated Sean of their first race, which solely gave his opponent extra motivation. Unlike the others, Takashi had connections to the Yakuza by his uncle Kamata (Sonny Chiba). Through Takashi’s involvement within the drifting scene, the stakes had been larger for Sean and his pals, particularly Han Lue (Sung Kang), who was stealing money from the Yakuza.
Following Han’s “death,” Sean reduce a take care of Kamata and the Yakuza to race Takashi with the loser being compelled to depart Tokyo. Sean used his dad’s modified 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback to face off with Takashi on the winding mountain roads, besting his enemy after Takashi’s pathetic makes an attempt of pushing Sean’s automotive off the highway. With Sean’s win, he turned the brand new Drift King, whereas Takashi was left crushed and ashamed. Based on the settlement made with Kamata earlier than the large race, Takashi would have been compelled to depart Tokyo, however the Fast & Furious franchise did not reveal every other particulars concerning Tee’s character. However, a deleted scene might have implied he had a grim future awaiting him.
In Tokyo Drift‘s deleted scene (by way of YouTube), Sean could possibly be seen celebrating his win as the brand new Drift King. Meanwhile, Takashi crawled out of his badly broken Nissan Fairlady Z33. Not solely was he visibly upset about dropping the race, however he additionally seemed damaged at the truth that Neela left him for Sean. To make issues worse, Yamata’s males pulled Takashi away as in the event that they had been law enforcement officials taking him into custody. Yamata honored the deal he made with Sea, however he was clearly angered that Takashi tarnished the household title. Even if Takashi was despatched out of Tokyo, it appeared doubtless he would at all times be underneath the management of his uncle and the Yakuza.
Considering Tokyo Drift was retconned within the timeline to happen after Fast & Furious 6, Takashi ought to nonetheless be on the market someplace until the Yakuza killed him. It’s attainable he might return to the franchise, seeing as different key figures like Han, Sean, Twinkie, and Earl Hu (Jason Tobin) are set to seem in F9. Maybe previous occasions would make Takashi betray his uncle to affix Han, Sean, and the others to help Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel). With the F9 plot set to include Tokyo, will probably be attention-grabbing to see if the Yakuza nonetheless have their fingers dipped into the drifting scene. In updating the standing of the town, possibly the saga can present perception into Takashi’s whereabouts following the occasions of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.