MF Ghost Manga on Break After Author Goes Sick

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MF Ghost Manga Poster
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A piece of very sad news for the eager fans. On 21st November, the official MF Ghost Twitter account announced that Shuichi Shigeno’s MF Ghost Manga will be on an indefinite break, The manga is released in Kodansha’s Young Magazine. The author, Shuichi Shigeno, is sick, and we don’t know when the manga will return. 

MF Ghost will be adjourned from the Young Magazine Number 52. The magazine will come out on the 28th of November. It was announced that the return of the manga will be published in the magazine. 

MF Ghost Tweet
MF Ghost Tweet; Credits: Twitter

The post reads “I appreciate you reading ‘MF Ghost’ consistently. Starting with the 52nd edition of Young Magazine, the serialization will be put on hold for a while due to the author Shuichi Shigeno’s health. The publication will publish the date of the restart. Thank you so much for your patience.”

Since it began serializing in Weekly Young Magazine in September 2017, the follow-up to Shigeno’s hugely successful street racing-themed manga Initial D has been published in 15 tankobon volumes in Japan, with a total print run of much more than 3.7 million copies.

The story takes place fifteen years after Initial D when gasoline-powered internal combustion engines have been phased out and electrical and fuel cell cars have taken over as the standard form of transportation.

Initial-D1
Initial D1; Credits: Japanese Cars

The Plot of Shuichi Shigeno’s MF Ghost

Kanata Livington, a 19-year-old Japanese-British, is the main character. She was trained at the famous Royal Donington Park Racing School (RDRS) by Takumi Fujiwara, the lead character of Initial D. Kanata flies to Japan to compete in MFG, a closed-course auto race on public highways employing sports cars with internal combustion engines, to locate his missing father. Additionally, the characters from Initial D make appearances as they get older or the tale makes references to their names and backgrounds.

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