Drift Tengoku

Drift Tengoku
Drift Tengoku
Chief Editor Ryusuke Kawasaki
Categories automobiles, do it yourself
Frequency monthly
Publisher San-Ei Shobo Publishing
Country  Japan
Language Japanese
Website jdm-option.com

Drift Tengoku (ドリフト天国 Dorifuto Tengoku?, Drift Paradise) is a monthly automobile magazine dedicated to drifting and was the first of its kind. Published by San-Ei Shobo Publishing in both print and video format, it is the sister publication to Option, Option2 and Video Option. Until 2007, when rival magazine D to D was published, it was the only magazine dedicated to the art of driving sideways.


Drift Tengoku was launched in April 1996 as part of Option2.[1] At that time, printed quarterly, it mainly published drifting related articles such as tuning as well as covering drifting contests, it also covered illegal gatherings that took place on public road, especially at the touge.[1] These features usually led to police visits to the magazine's office.

The magazine featured many of the now notable drifting drivers such as Ken Nomura and Nobuteru Taniguchi.[1] At the following year, the magazine went bimonthly and the year following that, it went monthly.[1]

In was not until February 1999 that the magazine was published as a standalone magazine.[1]

The magazine celebrated its 100th issue on September 2007.[1]

The video version is different to the print as it solely covers drifting event run by the magazine.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "[ COLUMN | Drift Tengoku Magazine Editor in Chief: Ryusuke Kawasaki ] J.D.M. OPTION INTERNATIONAL". Jdm-option.com. http://www.jdm-option.com/eng/column/06_01/kawasaki.html. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 

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