New Acura Anime Series Showcases Type S Performance Lineup
Acura is taking viewers along on Chiaki’s Journey, the brand’s first-ever anime series, to showcase the all-new Type S lineup!
Chiaki’s Journey showcases 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.
The new Acura anime series will debut during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival as Acura returns for a 12th consecutive year as a Presenting Sponsor and Official Vehicle.
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.
New Type S Lineup
The series also stars the trio of all-new Acura Type S performance models:
- 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 enthusiasts, 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.
“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.”