Kodansha USA Publishing has announced that their digital release of MF Ghost by Shuichi Shigeno will be now be available on additional digital platforms including Bookwalker, Apple Books, Google Play, nook, Kobo and MyAnimeList. The series was previously exclusive to comiXology and Kindle through their comiXology Original line.

The full announcement from Kodansha USA can be found below.

Kodansha USA Publishing announced today that the first 10 volumes of MF Ghost – the spiritual successor to the classic high-octane racing manga Initial D, also created by Shuichi Shigeno – are now available to purchase and read digitally across all participating digital manga vendors. This debut comes hot on the heels of the latest trailer of the MF Ghost anime series set to premiere later in 2023. With this wider debut, manga fans can read the MF Ghost manga ahead of the anime premiere by choosing from Amazon Kindle, Bookwalker, Apple Books, Google Play, nook, Kobo or MyAnimeList. Kodansha USA Publishing also announced today that more English-language volumes of MF Ghost will be released digitally in the coming months.

The fan-favorite racing manga 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. Curious manga enthusiasts can read the 1st chapter of the high-octane car racing drama on kodansha.us.

Originally released digitally through the comiXology Original line of exclusive content, MF Ghost digital volumes first debuted on comiXology and Kindle in January 2022, making this the first time MF Ghost was translated and available to read in English. First revealed in an anime visual teaser video in January 2022, MF Ghost will see its anime debut later this year.

For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: kodansha.us.

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.

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is a BI Engineer that works in the entertainment industry. Throughout his entire life, Varun has had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!

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