Original Initial D Cast Members Join the MF Ghost Sequel Anime

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As the anime’s release inches closer, the upcoming drift racing anime MF Ghost revealed new voice cast members featuring two returning VAs from Initial D.

This is significant as MF Ghost is the sequel to Shuichi Shigeno’s iconic manga and anime series, and it confirms the return of two characters.

It has been nine years now since the last Initial D anime aired, so this upcoming sequel is a show that many fans of the late 90s classic are excited for.

MF Ghost: Initial D’s Sequel Is Finally Getting an Anime

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Calling Initial D an influential series might be an understatement as the series was a huge part in making drifting and Japanese cars become popular all over the world.

Thanks to the series, the Toyota Sprinter Trueno (or the AE86) has become a global icon among gearheads.

Interestingly, while the series has become synonymous with the boom in drifting and interest in Japanese car culture from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the Initial D manga only ended in 2013.

Three years after the manga’s end, creator Shuichi Shigeno began MF Ghost, a sequel to his hit drifting anime which is still serialized now in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine.

This series is set years after Initial D, and it follows Kanata, a rookie street racer who participates in races organized by MFG, a company founded by Ryosuke Takahashi.

MF Ghost has been ongoing for nearly six years now, and finally, it is getting an anime adaptation from studio Felix Film.

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Initial D Voice Cast Members Return for MF Ghost

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New details and trailers for the anime have been shared over the last couple of months. Now, more info about the anime’s cast has been shared.

Specifically, four new voice cast members have been revealed, two of whom reprise their roles from Initial D.

These two are Tomokazu Seki (Gilgamesh from Fate/stay night) and Osamu Hosoi (Kurama in Elfen Lied). Seki and Hosoi return as Ryosuke Takahashi and Fumihiro Joyu, respectively.

Along with these two, MF Ghost also added Tasuku Hatanaka as Ogata, along with Taku Yashiro as Sena Moroboshi.

Hatanaka is best known for voicing Denki Kaminari in My Hero Academia. Meanwhile, Yashiro is the voice of Hirokazu Arai in Chainsaw Man.

MF Ghost will release in October 2023. While there’s no specific release date yet, the show is confirmed to stream on Crunchyroll in the US and other selected regions.

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