Did you know that the acclaimed racing manga and anime Initial D had a sequel in the form of MF Ghost? Well, ComiXology and Kodansha knew. That’s why they’re releasing the manga in a digital format very, very soon.

MF Ghost: Digital-Only Release?

"MF Ghost" Vol. 1 cover art.
Prepare for more extreme-ultra-super-late-braking!

ComiXology and Kodansha have just announced that they will be releasing volumes 1-10 of the racing manga MF Ghost by Shuichi Shigeno very soon. To be exact: January 11, 2022. So you might not have to wait at all to read what happens after the plot of Initial D.

"MF Ghost" Vol. 2 cover art.
Hmm, interesting shojo-style art you have there, Shuichi Shigeno.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), this release of MF Ghost is currently a digital one only. In fact, it’s part of ComiXology Originals: the exclusively digital version of ComiXology. While this will represent the first time this manga is available in English, the digital-only nature of the release may make it a bit unattractive to buyers. If you still want to read it though, you can preorder/purchase it on Amazon. Note that the manga will become available at no extra charge to existing users of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited. If you already subscribe to one of those services, there’s no need to spend any more than you already are.

"MF Ghost" Vol. 3 cover art.
The only way you can tell this is sci-fi is from the drone cameras.

MF Ghost: Details

"MF Ghost" Vol. 4 cover art.
Nice to see car interiors haven’t changed all that much.

This release of MF Ghost didn’t come out of nowhere though. Apparently, there’s going to be an anime adaptation, despite the series still being ongoing. There’s even a Twitter post about it scheduling it for a 2023 release. So that’s something to look forward to next year.

"MF Ghost" anime promo art.
Ah, the high quality CGI cars we’ve all come to see.

As for what MF Ghost is all about? Well, aside from it being a sequel to Initial D, ComiXology also has an official synopsis for it. Check it out below:

“The best-selling MF Ghost takes place in the 2020s, where self-driving electric cars have replaced internal combustion ones. However, in Japan, there is a large organization called MFG, founded by Ryosuke Takahashi (from the Initial D series), that conducts street races with internal combustion cars. There’s a new rookie on the scene, Kanata Livington who competes under the pseudonym Kanata Katagiri. Kanata has been trained by legendary racer Takumi Fujiwara (protagonist from the Initial D series) at the Royal Donington Racing School in the UK and is a Formula 4 world champion. He has only one motive: to find his long-lost father. But first he must take on a 19-year-old Japanese-British racer, who has shown up on the scene driving a Toyota 86 and is beating top-tier European cars.”

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