MF Ghost, the followup to Shuichi Shigeno’s street racing manga Initial D, is officially getting a TV anime adaptation. The series has been confirmed to be in the works for a 2023 premiere, and the official website and Twitter account launched to show off the first teaser promo and visual.
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.
Check out the first teaser, featuring the real sounds of the featured cars, including the TOYOTA 86, Lamborghini Huracán, and Ferrari 488GTB.