The official YouTube channel for the TV anime adaptation of Shuuichi Shigeno’s MF Ghost manga has released its fifth promotional video. The video showcases the voice talent of Shinichiro Miki, who also voiced the lead character, Takumi Fujiwara, in the anime adaptation of Shigeno’s Initial D manga.
The highly anticipated anime is set to debut on October 1st and will be broadcasted on Tokyo MX, BS11, and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting. Fans can also catch it on Animax, TV Aichi, Shizuoka Broadcasting System, TV Setouchi, Tochigi TV, and YTV. Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime simultaneously with its Japanese broadcast.
Tomohito Naka, known for his work on Initial D Legend 2: Racer and Initial D Legend 3: Dream, will be directing the anime at his studio, Felix Film. Handling the series scripts are Kenichi Yamashita, along with Akihiko Inari. Character design and chief animation direction duties are undertaken by Naoyuki Onda, in collaboration with Chiyoko Sakamoto. Hiroki Uchida will be the 3D director, while Masafumi Mima oversees the sound direction.
Akio Dobashi, noted for his work on Initial D: Legend films, Sisters of Wellber, and Dance in the Vampire Bund, is composing the music. Yū Serizawa will be performing the opening theme, “JUNGLE FIRE feat. MOTSU,” and the ending theme, “Stereo Sunset (Prod. AmPm),” will be sung by Himika Akaneya.
Set in the 2020s, a time when self-driving cars dominate Japan’s roads, the story revolves around Kanata Livington, a Japanese racing prodigy returning to Japan after excelling at a racing school in England. The series explores the MFG, an attention-grabbing racing circuit situated on public roads.
Shuuichi Shigeno, renowned for his work on Initial D, introduced MF Ghost in Kodansha’s Young Magazine in September 2017. The 18th compiled volume is scheduled for release in Japan on October 5.
English readers can enjoy the manga through Kodansha Comics and Comixology. Although Shigeno’s health prompted a hiatus in November 2022, the manga resumed on February 20, experienced another brief hiatus in April, and recommenced its “final battle.”
Shigeno concluded his Initial D manga in Young Magazine in July 2013, with Tokyopop handling the North American release of its early chapters.
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The complete manga is available in English through Kodansha Comics and Comixology. Initial D inspired numerous TV anime adaptations, a live-action film, several OVA projects, and a successful game series. A trilogy of anime films based on the manga was also produced, with the third installment premiering in February 2016.