avex pictures announced that Shuichi Shigeno’s MF Ghost is getting an anime adaptation in 2023. The anime’s teaser visual and special PV are also revealed. The manga is known to be a sequel to the street racing manga series, Initial D.
The key visual depicts a race battle between the main character Kanata Livington’s TOYOTA 86 and two rival cars, an Alpine A110S and GT-R right behind him. You can also see that a public road was drawn in the background.
In the trailer, realistic sounds that were recording with real vehicles was used. Meaning that audience can enjoy the realistic engine sounds of each model in the anime, such as the TOYOTA 86, Lamborghini Huracan, and the Ferrari 488 GTB. The anime staff commented that they will be adding as many realistic driving sounds as possible, to truly immerse audience into its fast-paced action.
▍MF Ghost Anime Official PV
▍About MF Ghost
MF Ghost has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine since September 2017, with its chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes as of September 2021. As of January 2019, the manga had over 1 million copies in circulation. As of the time of this writing, 12 volumes have been published, with volume 13 to be released on January 6.
The series takes place in the 2020s, where self-driving electric cars have replaced internal combustion ones. However, in Japan, there is a large organisation called MFG, founded by Ryosuke Takahashi, who does street racing with internal combustion cars.
A new rookie, Kanata Livington, who is competing with the pseudonym Kanata Katagiri, a 19 year old Japanese-British young man, has showed up on the scene driving a Toyota 86, and beating European top-tier cars,. Kanata has been trained by legendary downhill and rally racer Takumi Fujiwara at the Royal Donington Racing School in the UK and is a Formula 4 world champion. He has only one motive: to find his long-lost father.