Introducing the ECB-2000MFG — a one-of-a-kind high-performance motorsports watch designed in a very special EDIFICE collaboration with Shuichi Shigeno, the artist behind two landmark motorsports-themed manga series, Initial D and MF GHOST. Initial D features races through steep mountain passes. It ran from 1995 to 2013 in Young Magazine published by Kodansha Ltd., and is a fan favorite that has sold more than 56 million copies. MF GHOST, Shigeno’s street-based car racing manga, has appeared in the same magazine since 2017, with a television anime series set to premiere in 2023. This dream collaboration captures the worlds of Initial D and MF GHOST, with references to both incorporated throughout the design of this winner of a timepiece. The red and black design is based on the Toyota GT86 driven by MF GHOST protagonist Kanata Rivington. The base of the dial and the underside of the leather band are stamped with the characters Gyaaa (the sound of tires screeching across the roadway) that cut across the pages of both Initial D and MF GHOST. The underside of the band also features “Fujiwara Tofu Shop (Private Use),” the familiar lettering on the side of the Toyota AE86 driven by Takumi Fujiwara, the protagonist in Initial D. With Smartphone Link for effortless watch operation via Bluetooth®, and Tough Solar charging for power, this high-performance chronograph frees you to focus on the road ahead.
Initial D & MF GHOST collaboration model —
Emblazon your wrist with the
manga-inspired look of full-throttle speed
Presenting a dream collaboration between EDIFICE and two landmark works of motorsport-themed manga penned by Shuichi Shigeno. This new watch is based on the original ECB-2000, which was designed to convey the motorsports worldview. The all-new collaborative design captures the dynamic realism of the street-racing world depicted in the two manga series. The watch even pays homage to the two Toyota models that feature in the manga — the AE86 and the TOYOTA GT86, which share the nickname “Hachi-Roku” (Japanese for “Eight-Six”). A special must-have edition for fans of cars, racing, and — of course — these manga masterworks.
Initial D & MF GHOST
Works of manga and anime originally penned by Shuichi Shigeno. Initial D first appeared in 1995 as a manga series printed in Young Magazine from Kodansha Ltd. Running for 18 years, the work was published in 48 volumes, selling more than 56 million copies. It is still beloved by many fans as a legendary work about the world of street racing. MF GHOST first appeared in Weekly Young Magazine in 2017, as a sequel to the previous work, getting off to a new start with stories about street-based car racing battles set in the not-so-distant future. An anime adaptation for TV is set to premiere in 2023.
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