The upcoming MF Ghost racing anime has released a new trailer ahead of its premiere this October 1. Naka Tomohito, who worked on the latest Initial D movies in 2015 and 2016, is the director for the series. The story shares a universe with Initial D. Felix FIlms is animating it.
Besides the director Naka Tomohito, staff members include Ken`ichi Yamashita on the screenplay, and Naoyuki Onda and Chiyoko Sakamoto as chief animation directors. Onda is also credited as a character designer, while Seiko Akashi is the art director, Chiharu Tanaka is the color designer, and Kouji Hayashi is the photography director.
The main cast for the anime includes Yuma Uchida as Kanata Katagiri (Kanata Rivington) and Ayane Sakura as Ren Saionji. Other cast members include:
- Daisuke Ono as Shun Aiba
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Mikhail Beckenbauer
- Daisuke Namikawa as Daigo Oishi
- Junichiro Suwabe as Kaito Akaba
- Yasunori Matsumoto as Wataru Akiyama
- Tomokazu Seki as Keisuke Takahashi
- Mitsuo Iwata as Itsuki Takeuchi
- Kazuki Yao as Koichiro Iketani
- Wataru Takagi as Kenji
MF Ghost was first announced in January 2022 and received its first full trailer in May 2022. It is based on the MF Ghost manga, written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno (the author of Initial D), who started serializing in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine in September 2017 and currently has over 150 chapters. The story takes place after Initial D and focuses on the future in which electric cars have become an everyday sight. Kanata Rivington returns from England after graduating from a racing school. His goal is to fulfill a certain purpose through racing.
The manga can be purchased via Amazon as part of the comiXology original manga releases. Amazon describes the manga as follows:
The author of Initial D has roared back onto the track with another hit! In a near future where cars have mostly switched over to sustainable power, combustion engine racing is a rarity. The MFG is just a race, and Kanata Rivington has come to try his luck. But that’s not all he’s come to Japan to do…he’s searching for his father, too. Can even the ambitious Kanata accomplish all he’s set out to do?
Source: Official Website
©️Shuichi Shigeno, Kodansha / MF Ghost Production Committee