A press release officially announced that an anime adaptation of the manga would be written and illustrated Shuuichi shigeno, Ghost Ghost. The press release confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for 2023, but did not disclose production details. Also included are some descriptions of promotional materials, which write:
«The visual teaser to the anime adaptation shows a race between the car of the main character Kanata Katagiri, the TOYOTA 86, and competitive cars, the Alpine A110S and the GT-R. The visual also shows a public highway in the background, as part of the public highway serves as a closed course for legal racing events in the animation.». As for the video, he writes: «Audio recording with real cars is featured in the promotional video. You will be able to enjoy the true driving sound of every car, such as the ‘TOYOTA 86‘, the'Lamborghini huracan‘and the'Ferrari 488GTB‘. It is planned to use the same driving sound and sound effect for all cars in the anime in the future.».
Hiragi started publishing the manga in the magazine Youth Weekly Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in September 2017, and the publisher published the eleventh volume compiled in May 2021, followed by the twelfth in September 2021 in Japan. Hiragi is the author of the popular multimedia franchise Start D., which ran in the same magazine between July 1995 and July 2013, with forty-eight compilation volumes and multiple seasons of soul adaptation each produced by different studios.
Summary of MF Ghost
The series takes place in the 2020s, in which self-propelled electric cars replaced internal combustion cars. In Japan, however, there is a large organization called MFG, founded by Ryosuke Takahashi (from the Front D series), which does street racing with internal combustion cars. A new rookie, Kanata Livington competing under the pseudonym Kanata Katagiri, a 19-year-old Japanese-British boy, has appeared on stage driving a Toyota 86, and hitting top-of-the-line European cars like the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the Ferrari 488 GTB, the Lotus Exige, the Alfa Romeo 4C, the Lexus LC500 and the Porsche 911 Carrera. Kanata was trained at the legendary rally and downhill racer Takumi Fujiwara (star of the Initial D series) at the UK Royal Donington Racing School and is a Formula 4 world champion. He has only one reason: to find his lost father.
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