SPONSORED POST: Acura's New Anime Series Chiaki's Journey Showcases Type S Lineup

Anime series celebrates Type-S lineup of Precision Crafted Performance vehicles


Acura is taking viewers along on Chiaki’s Journey with the brand’s first-ever anime series showcasing the all-new lineup of Acura Type S performance vehicles that is driven by a young hero’s quest to overcome multiple challenges on her path toward victory. To view the trailer for Chiaki’s Journey: acura.us/TrailerChiakisJourney


The new Acura anime series will debut during the 2022 Virtual Sundance Film Festival as Acura returns for a 12th consecutive year as the Presenting Sponsor and Official Vehicle. Fans can watch all four :60 episodes and learn more about Chiaki’s Journey and Acura’s Type S vehicle lineup at acura.com/type-s.




Chiaki’s Journey chronicles a fun and exhilarating adventure centered on Chiaki, a young driving protégé, and her wise uncle Noboru. These characters represent the heritage and challenger spirit of the Acura brand and its unrelenting passion for performance. When emotions heat up at the local racetrack between Chiaki and her nemesis Erich Kang, Noboru steps in and mentors Chiaki, as she prepares to put her family legacy on the line in the biggest race of her life.  The full Acura Chiaki’s Journey series is also on YouTube, featuring four episodes:


Episode 1 - Volume 1:


Episode 2 - Volume 2:


Episode 3 - Volume 3:


Episode 4 - Volume 4:


The anime series also stars the trio of all-new Acura Type S performance models: the 2022 MDX Type S 3-row premium SUV, 2022 TLX Type S sport sedan and 2022 NSX Type S supercar, the brand’s 600 hp, most powerful and best performing NSX ever.



“Acura is driven to create products that embody our Precision Crafted Performance DNA, and the fun, attention-grabbing nature of anime pop-culture will help build momentum for our new Type S lineup,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer. “Chiaki’s Journey combines anime with Acura’s ‘Less Talk, More Drive’ cinematic-style, expanding on our entertainment-like marketing, to draw a new generation of premium car buyers to the Acura brand.”



Chiaki’s Journey is set to music by Japanese all-female metal band, NEMOPHILA, featuring their track, “Raitei.” Based in Tokyo, NEMOPHILA’s star continues to rise offering fans a mixture of various musical styles ranging from rock to grunge: https://nemophila.tokyo/en/


Acura Type S Lineup: 

  • The recently launched 2022 MDX Type S is a high-performance version of the brand’s flagship 3-row SUV and the first Acura SUV to wear the Type S badge, making it the most powerful, best handling and most lavishly equipped Acura SUV ever. 
  • The 2022 TLX Type S sport sedan caters to spirited driving enthusiast, with significant enhancements to all elements of the driving experience, including 355 horsepower and torque vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™. 
  • NSX Type S is the ultimate expression of Acura’s commitment to Precision Crafted Performance, with Acura’s 2022 supercar outputting 600-horsepower as the most powerful and best performing NSX ever. 
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