Nothing compares to “Initial D” in the anime world. The adrenaline-pumping series about Japanese drag racers, and the ridiculously talented teenager who beats them all in a stock Toyota AE86, has become something of a cultural icon. In fact, even if you haven’t seen “Initial D,” there’s a good chance you’ve heard its soundtrack somewhere on the internet. “Running in the 90s,” “Gas Gas Gas,” and “Deja Vu” are all certified Eurobeat bangers that reflect the show’s fast-paced racing sequences and have transcended the scope of “Initial D,” becoming part of a much broader meme culture.
Takumi Fujiwara (the aforementioned talented teenager) and his Eight-Six have unfortunately passed their prime. Shuichi Shigeno’s original manga ended in 2013, and the last time “Initial D” was seen in anime form was with the conclusion of a film trilogy in 2016. However, just because the original “Initial D” crossed the finish line did not mean Shigeno’s high-octane racing career was over. The manga author started a sequel series called “MF Ghost” in 2017, and it is now getting its own adaptation. So, without further ado, here’s what we know so far about “MF Ghost’s” release date, cast, and plot.
MF Ghost’s plot ?
“MF Ghost” is set in a post-driver world in an undisclosed year in the future, presumably sometime in the 2020s. In Japan, the majority of commercial vehicles are now self-driving, and racers are the only ones who bother to get behind the wheel. Kanata Livington, a half-British racer who graduated first in his class from a racing academy, returns to Japan to conquer the MFG circuit. Kanata is a downhill specialist, just like his mentor, the legendary Takumi Fujiwara. Kanata hopes to become the circuit’s top racer in his trusty Red Toyota 86 GT.However, Kanata will also be looking for his long-lost father, which is not the character’s only reason for visiting Japan. He searches for clues to his whereabouts when he isn’t racing under his father’s surname, Katagiri. It’s unclear whether Kanata will be able to conquer the MFG and find his father, but it will be revealed when “MF Ghost” premieres in 2023.
Teaser Trailer, and Release Date for MF Ghost
The anime adaptation of the hit manga MF Ghost, the sequel to Initial D, is now in production. Avex Pictures released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of the MF Ghost manga on their official YouTube channel on January 3rd, 2022. The anime’s expected release date has been set for the year 2023. The cars, not the characters, have been the focus of the teaser. The 86, which is the next generation car inspired by the AE86 Corolla that was the main focus of Initial D, will be the central focus of this anime.
More details, such as the cast and staff, are still to be revealed, as the anime was only recently announced. However, based on the teaser trailer, this anime looks to be just as good as its predecessor in terms of visuals. Despite the fact that the new series will focus on a completely different set of characters, the excitement for the upcoming anime is real because it will feature some of our favorite characters from the Initial D series.