MF Ghost

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Japanese: MFゴースト


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2023 to Dec 18, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Felix Film
Source: Manga
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 2622026,220 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2813
Members: 61,559
Favorites: 586

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Synopsis

As electric vehicles dominate everyday life in the 2020s, interest in traditional combustion engine cars is maintained through a motorsports series known as the MFG. Hundreds of ambitious drivers, with a staggering 30 million viewers online, fiercely compete for a spot in the Godly Fifteen—the leading 15 racers—and a chance at the grand prize of 100 million yen. Among these individuals aiming for the top is 19-year-old Kanata Rivington.

Having attended a famous racing school in England, Kanata sets his sights on the upcoming MFG tournament and enrolls in the competition under the alias "Kanata Katagiri." In comparison to his opponents' flashy vehicles, Kanata's Toyota 86 GT, passed down from a former MFG contestant, puts him at a considerable disadvantage. Kanata receives guidance from a Godly Fifteen member, but he still treats the MFG as only a stepping stone for his true goal: locating his estranged father. Meanwhile, Kanata's appearance sends shockwaves through the scene as his driving style eerily resembles that of a once legendary racer.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

MF Ghost was released on Blu-ray in two volumes from January 26, 2024, to February 28, 2024. The series adapts the first 56 chapters of the manga.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Tomohito, Naka
Director, Planning
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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"JUNGLE FIRE feat. MOTSU" by Yuu Serizawa
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Ending Theme

"Stereo Sunset (Prod. AmPm)" by Himika Akaneya




Reviews

Dec 17, 2023
I know it’s insane to say as someone who grew up in the 90s and 2000s, but I’ve never seen Initial D. Therefore, I don’t have the emotional and nostalgic connection that many people have with MF Ghost and it didn’t resonate with me.

As someone who hadn’t seen Initial D, I found MF Ghost to be decent on the whole. There’s some really epic racing scenes, hot girls and comedy, but that’s about it. Or never really crossed into the really good territory for me. It was clear that this series plays heavily on nostalgia for a bygone era and a previous series, and ...
Dec 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Caution: MF Ghost is not an Initial D successor.

It's best to judge MF Ghost on its own rather than comparing it to Initial D because it falls far short in comparison. It's passable on its own, but it doesn't have the same essence and soul as the original, which made it such a success.

This show loves referencing the fact that it is even linked to Initial D.
It literally tries to reference it in every spot imaginable; it likes to reference Takumi, but he isn't even in Japan anymore; Ryosuke has only made an appearance on screen; and the only Initial D characters shown in MF ...
Dec 18, 2023
FunnyFunny
MF Ghost is the most garbage seasonal anime of Fall 2023 and a disservice to not only the anime that came before it, but racing in general. Here's why:

The worldbuilding is as shallow as it gets. If the narrator didn't tell you that the automotive industry went fully electric and self-driving at episode 1 you wouldn't have guessed it. The author makes no conscious effort to remind you of that fact, and it gets forgotten the moment that it is mentioned. You might as well consider the setting as basically mid-late 2010s Japan because that's basically all there is to it. I find it ...

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