A new trailer has arrived for MF Ghost, the TV anime adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s sequel to the Initial D manga. In addition to showing off more of the upcoming series, the latest update includes info on the main staff behind it, so check out the preview and read on to see who’s working behind the scenes on this one.
Initial D movie director Tomohito Naka is back at the helm for MF Ghost, with Kenichi Yamashita (Hensuki) on series composition, also writing scripts along with Akihiko Inari. Character designs fall to Naoyuki Onda (Berserk: The Golden Age anime films), who also serves as animation director alongside Chiyoko Sakamoto (The World God Only Knows).
Other staff members include Hiroki Uchida as CG director, Masafumi Mima as sound director and Akio Dobashi as composer.
The MF Ghost manga has been running in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine since September 2017, and 12 collected volumes have been released so far. Set 15 years after Initial D, MF Ghost sees internal combustion engines discontinued in favor of electric and fuel cell vehicles. The series stars 19-year-old Japanese-British protagonist Kanata Livington, who was trained by Initial D protagonist Takumi Fujiwara in the art of racing. Kanata travels to Japan to find his father and participate in MFG, a closed-course car race on public roads that uses sports cars powered by internal combustion engines.
MF Ghost is currently set to premiere in 2023.