At the Le Tour de Yowapeda event last week, it was announced that the anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe’s manga Yowamushi Pedal will be receiving a second season. It will be airing this October during the Fall/Autumn anime season. In addition to the new season, it was announced that a new game based on the series will release on the Nintendo 3DS.
Combined with the announcement at the event, Toho Animation, the producers of the series, has released a new promotional video announcing Yowamushi Pedal Season 2. The anime will once again be animated by TMS Entertainment with the cast and crew returning.
Also at the event, a Yowamushi Pedal 3DS game was announced. The game will be developed by Namco Bandai Games. Further details on the game was not revealed, but the official website of the game launched. The site itself contains little information.
Yowamushi Pedal is a manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. The series launched in 2008 and is being published in Akita Shoten Weekly Shounen Champion magazine. To date, the manga has released a total of 34 volumes. An anime adaptation of the series began in October last year and is scheduled for 38 episodes, ending on June 30. The series was animated by TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, D.Gray-man) and directed by Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray-man, Hamtaro).
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it’s been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.
Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari—a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries—to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamchari up a steep road.
Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?
Yowamushi Pedal Season 2 will be airing this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. Not much is known about the 3DS game other than Bandai Namco will be developing it. More information will be released in the upcoming weeks.
You can also visit the anime’s official website: http://yowapeda.com/
Here is the anime’s official Twitter account: @yowapeda_anime
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Source Article – Siliconera
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