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.
Great for motorsports
Keeps yourself in time
Stable solar power
Find your phone
Easy to see in darkness
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.
Capturing the world of MF GHOST with its star racer, the TOYOTA GT86
The watch design evokes the look of the TOYOTA GT86 driven by the protagonist in the manga with vibrant accents of metallic red on the bezel and dial, along with design features inspired by the car’s grille pattern and tachometer. The outer surface of the band, which is made with highly durable CORDURA® nylon fabric, displays the names of racing courses that appear in the work. The case back is engraved with the title logos of both manga series.
*CORDURA® is a registered trademark of INVISTA.
Special design features inspired by the classic AE86 in Initial D
The watch also features a motif inspired by the Toyota Sprinter Trueno, a.k.a. the AE86, driven by the protagonist. The underside of the band, which is finished in black leather material, displays the familiar lettering that appears on the side of the manga’s AE86: “藤原とうふ店 (自家用),” which means “Fujiwara Tofu Shop (Private Use).” Moreover, the black IP-finished case back includes the engraved Initial D title logo. Fans are sure to be delighted as they turn the watch over to find these and other iconic, ever-popular elements from the manga featured in the design.
Capturing the dynamic realism of street racing “drift battles” with manga elements
The base of the dial and underside of the band are emblazoned with the characters “ギャァア” (Gyaaa!, a sound effect imitating a racing car screeching across the roadway) that fans will have seen splashed across the pages of Initial D and MF GHOST. The street racing scenes’ dynamic realism is captured by adopting the very look and feel of their manga depictions. On the metal band loop is a laser-engraved design that represents the tyre track of a drifting car, burning rubber. The watch presents an homage to the innovative, full-throttle style of Shuichi Shigeno’s manga worlds.
Carbon case with suspension arm design
The watch is based on the ECB-2000, which features a unique suspension arm design. Inspired by the double wishbone suspension used in formula race cars with pairs of upper and lower forked arms, the lugs that connect the bands to the case are configured in a four-arm arrangement. Carbon fibre-reinforced resin is used as the case material, delivering both strength and lightness.
Smartphone Link for full
functionality at your fingertips
Smartphone pairing via Bluetooth® delivers accurate timekeeping and makes it easy to configure various functions from the app, including world time. In addition to the watch’s 200-lap memory for the stopwatch timer, it allows data transfer to the app, as well.
Tough Solar powered for
converting light to energy
Allows approximately seven months of operation from a full charge without solar charging.
*Graphic is included for illustrative purposes.
Super Illuminator for readability
in the dark
A high-luminosity double LED illuminates the dial and the LCD.
*Image shows the ECB-2000PB-1A.
transparent sapphire crystal
An anti-reflective coating is applied to the inner surface of the watch crystal to enhance dial viewability.
Multiple functions, all at your fingertips
- Automatic time adjustment (four times a day)
- Easy watch setting
- Stopwatch data transfer:
Displays lap times down to the millisecond. See lap time differences and fastest time at a glance.
- World time (about 300 cities)
- Time & place
Pressing a button on the watch records the date, time and position on a map within the app. Useful as an activity log.
- Phone finder
- 10-bar water resistance
- Tough Solar (solar powered)
- Smartphone Link
- Hand shift feature
- World time (38 cities)
- 1/100-second stopwatch
- Countdown timer
- 5 daily alarms
- Double LED light (Super Illuminator)