The upcoming 29th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine, which is set to release on June 19th, will mark the long-awaited return of Shuuichi Shigeno’s MF Ghost manga, as revealed in the recently published 28th issue earlier this week.
The manga recently resumed its hiatus from the 21st issue of the magazine in April. In the latest chapter, published in April, it was mentioned that the story is now heading towards its “final battle.” In the author’s afterword, Shigeno expressed both excitement and anxiety, stating that approximately 80% of the manga’s story is complete, but he is uncertain about his ability to continue drawing until the very end.
The manga entered a hiatus in November 2022 due to Shigeno’s deteriorating health condition, but made a triumphant comeback on February 20. Shigeno, the creator of Initial D, unveiled his latest manga venture, MF Ghost, in September 2017 through the pages of Weekly Young Magazine. Recently, the 17th volume hit the shelves in Japan on June 6. Excitingly, Kodansha USA Publishing and Comixology have joined forces to bring this thrilling manga to English-speaking audiences. Kodansha USA Publishing eloquently encapsulates the essence of the story.
Revving back onto the racing circuit, the acclaimed author of Initial D returns with another exhilarating masterpiece! Set in a not-so-distant future, where sustainable power dominates the roads, combustion engine racing has become a vanishing spectacle. Amidst this fading tradition, the MFG emerges as the ultimate battleground for these petrol-powered warriors, and it’s here that Kanata Rivington, a vibrant blend of Japanese heritage, sets his sights on glory. Yet, his ambitions stretch far beyond the finish line, for Kanata embarks on a personal quest to uncover the enigma that is his father. Will this determined protagonist conquer the challenges that lie ahead and fulfill the myriad dreams he’s ventured to fulfill in the Land of the Rising Sun?
The manga is set to inspire a television anime adaptation scheduled to premiere in 2023, igniting excitement among fans. Shigeno concluded his renowned Initial D manga in July 2013, leaving a lasting impact. Its North American publication by Tokyopop introduced the manga’s inception, while Kodansha USA Publishing and Comixology now provide the complete English version. The manga’s captivating narrative has already spawned numerous television anime series, a live-action film, original video anime projects, and a highly successful game line. Moreover, the recent trilogy of anime films, with the third installment releasing in February 2016, further amplified the manga’s enduring influence.
Source | Weekly Young Magazine issue 28