The series takes place in the 2020s, when self-driving cars are ubiquitous in Japan. The series features a genius driver who goes back to Japan after graduating top of his or her class at a racing school in England.
Pretty boring overall
Very slow progression through each chapter
The interaction between each of the characters is repetitive. In one scene, two characters are doing something and in the next scene, another set of characters are doing the exact same thing. Things that should only take up couple pages end up taking multiple chapters
Each chapter's events are easy to guess just by reading couple of the beginning pages
The cars and the environment look great.
The characters look pretty bad, they do not look natural. It's the kind of style that may have passed in the 80s and the 90s, but would not pass today.
The disconnect between
the drawing levels of the cars and the characters make the art a bit weird
MC has the personality of wet cardboard. Typical underdog character who magically has godlike skills. Appears out of nowhere with the abilities to beat everyone in his way
Cars Engines ROOM ROOM ROOM ROOOOOOM, BURRRRR, SCREECH, ok this sums up what you are going to see most of the time. Lol
As a sequel to "Initial D", "MF Ghost" takes place when Takumi is a middle-aged uncle ;( Kanata, the apprentice of Takumi, decides to challenge the street racing culture in Japan. And of course, to spice things up, girls are included in this manga. I mean cars and girls are perfect combo... I think? ;)
Ok, lets think about this. Why do we love Initial D? Because we love the imagination of drift and speed
on the mountain roads. While seeing those cars driving through pages and pages, we get to imagine the sound of those cars and hope that Takumi can win the seemingly "impossible" to win races. MF Ghost is kinda like the same thing. Do you believe 86 can beat Lambo or Ferrari? like seriously... how is that even fair? This is a simple story, so that is why I give it a 7.
The Progress will definitely be SLOW, just like that of Initial D (pretty much expected).
This manga ISN'T BORING at all (because the intention for me to read is to enjoy the feeling of racing in the mountains). If you are seeking a manga that can enlighten you with deep thoughts, I don't think this is the right manga xD
Is it easy to guess? Reading up until chapter 32 so far, the result is actually NOT EASY TO PREDICT. If the author is actually going to let 86 beat Ferrari in the first race, I will seriously gonna burst out laughing for the story planning. But, it isn't going to happen now (for the first race at least... I think... :x )
The details for the cars and the environment are awesome. I am glad that the Mangaka is able to maintain his strength.Judging on the characters, I mean... this is manga (art pieces combine together)... and it is true that the characters do look "prehistoric"; however, I don't really mind about it at all. Every Mangaka has his/her own style and I don't think the characters look "unnatural" or "outdated". If you love Initial D, I wouldn't want to make the characters in the sequel look way too different from that of the art style of Initial D; otherwise, it will be strange...
So far, I am pretty satisfied with the art of MF Ghost using the standard of Initial D. I love the effort Shuuichi San puts the effort into drawing those cars <3 thank you.
Character: 7 (only humans) --> 10 (if include the cars) :DDDDD
Characters can be a tricky category. This manga like "Initial D" makes me feel that the cars are also the main characters too. Since this is the case, the rating can vary.
Since this is about a street racing manga, the human characters shouldn't be
too intricated to understand. It should be straightforward. For example, Kanata (the student of Takumi) should be really really good. Ren (a racing showgirl and a friend of Kanata) will "accidentally" have a crush on Kanata. Nothing to special. So a 7 is a good rating :)
To enjoy, you need to have patience... like seriously... why can't there be 10 Shuuichi San drawing at the same time... ;(
Ok, since I have the experience with Initial D, I always wait it out and enjoy MF Ghost when they have 5 new chapters. Then, of course, I binged read them and wonder when the **** will there be another 5 chapters again. The reason I wait for around 5 chapters each time is because the story is indeed slow (races are spanned acrosee more than 20-40 chapters for sure) and watching 5 chapters at a time is the best way for me to enjoy MF Ghost with the understanding of what is going on .
Overall: 9 or 10
Initial D is better? This question is really silly. There are 724 chapters in Initial D and it is "Completed". On the other hand, MF Ghost is still around chapter 40 so far and it is still "Ongoing". If you don't have the patience for waiting. Binged reading "Initial D" is of course better.
I sincerely believe that "MF Ghost" does have the ability to match up to the quality and content of "Initial D". So due to the unpredictability, 9 or 10 is the score, will give it a 10 for faith xD
Using the iPhone XS and the first ever iPhone comparison, you can treat iPhone XS as "MF Ghost" and the first iPhone as Initial D. iPhone XS have better graphics, camera, and technology. iPhone (revolutionary) is indeed outdated in terms of the processors and things like that. Yet, the fundamental focus of these two phones are the same, you can use them for telephone and take pictures. Just like that of "MF Ghost" and "Initial D", cars and the thrill for speed on the mountain speed is what audience are seeking for. :))))
Mf ghost was supposed to be the successor to Initial D, a manga and anime series that's really popular in Japan and around the world due to it's great races and ost (Obviously the ost part is just for the anime adaptation), however, it fails miserably in trying to take it's appeal further.
First, the characters are even weaker than the ones in Initial d. Great characters was never the strong point of the series but Mf ghost throws any bit of what Initial d had of good in the trash, most of the characters are flat and lack depth for the series to focus exclusively
on Kanata, who also is extremely weak.
Second of all, the races thenselves are nothing but wasted potential, mf ghost has a cast of characters that all could ve well invested on and make the races more exciting, similar to how first stage made it's characters change after racing takumi, and how that also changed a bit his view on racing, however, such thing is never used.
Lastly, i'll end up praising what it does right, the art is absolutely amazing, if there's somethibg shigechi always gets right it without a doubt is cars, everything looks amazing and helps the races feel more exciting.
To sum it all up, it's only worth it if you're a fan of Initial d because otherwise it's just a weak manga about cool looking cars and misused potential on it's characters and races.
This will be my first review so forgive me if its bad.
As a fan of Initial D this caught my eye for a while but i decided to give it a read as my 2nd ever manga im actually commited to.
The story could use alot more improvement but i see a lot of potential for each character. It is also nice to hear about an old friend from back in the days and what happened to him.
Art on the cars and environment is amazing but the characters sometimes look really off and derpy so to say.
The story also takes an interesting concept of something that
might happen one day with electric cars being produced and manufacturers like Tesla already making self driving cars the plot/story revolves around the fact that cars that run on fossil fuel might die out completly one day.
Honestly i enjoyed the story alot it brought back alot of the Initial D vibes and has gives me something interesting to do while im in school waiting for my next class to start. Mosty of the time theres always action going on so it keeps you interested.
Overall ill give this a 10 for now since im really hooked to the story so far and im looking forward to future chapters.