January 10, 2022 – New York, NY – ComiXology Originals and Kodansha announce volumes 1-10 of MF Ghost, the follow up to Initial D—the all-time classic manga about Japanese street racing, written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno – will be available to read starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from comiXology Originals, the exclusive digital content line of comiXology, an Amazon company. This manga series will be available to read at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on the Amazon Kindle Store and comiXology. This marks the first time the popular MF Ghost has been translated to and available in English.
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.
This debut comes hot on the heels of an MF Ghost anime series announcement, with the television adaptation set to premiere in 2023.
ComiXology Originals titles are available at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and for purchase on the Amazon Kindle Store and comiXology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles, including thousands of audio books, and current magazines for just $9.99 a month with a free trial period at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. ComiXology Unlimited offers over 40,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at http://amazon.com/comixologyunlimited.
About the Creator:
Shuichi Shigeno is best-known for his long-running Japanese street racing masterwork, Initial D, which originally ran in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine, in Japan from 1995 until 2013. Since 2017, Shigeno has serialized MF Ghost in Weekly Young Magazine. As of 2021, MF Ghost has seen over 2.7 million volume copies in circulation.
About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
A subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher, Kodansha USA Publishing is the English-language publisher of some of the world’s most recognizable manga properties, including Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA and Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, along with a robust catalog of English-language Japanese novels, cookbooks, craft guides, historical and cultural literature, and more. Today, thanks to recent fan-favorite and critically acclaimed hits like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Witch Hat Atelier, and the popular MONOGATARI novels, Kodansha USA Publishing is one of the best-selling manga publishers in the United States. Kodansha USA Publishing’s print offerings are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services, and their digital manga and select digital books are available across a number of digital comics, manga, and book vendors. For more information visit Kodansha.us.