At a stage greeting during the special screening of the Yowamushi Pedal anime film, the anime’s staff and cast announced a third season of the TV anime adaptation Wataru Watanabe’s manga is currently in production.
The first promotional video for season 3 of Yowamushi Pedal was also revealed:
The Yowamushi Pedal anime film is a new original film not being based on the original manga,where the first draft of the film’s scenario will be done by Watanabe himself. The movie opened in Japanese theatres on August 28th. The main cast of the anime includes:
- Daiki Yamashita (Touya in Log Horizon) returns to voice Sakamichi Onoda
- Kousuke Toriumi (Junpei Iori from Persona 3) voicing as Shunsuke Imaizumi
- Jun Fukushima (Yoshihisa Manabe Kotoura-san) voices Shoukichi Naruko
- Hiroki Yasumoto (Elfman Strauss in Fairy Tail) is voicing Shingo Kinjou
- Kentarou Itou (Renji Abarai from Bleach) will voice Jin Tadokoro
- Showtaro Morikubo (Shikamaru Nara from Naruto) as Yuusuke Makishima
Here is the film’s latest trailer:
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 39 volumes. An anime adaptation of the series began in October 2013 for a total of 38 episodes. The series was animated by TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, D.Gray-man) and directed by Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray-man, Hamtaro). A second season of the anime, titled Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road, was produced in the following October for a total of 24 episodes. An original film based on the series was produced in Summer 2015.
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?
A third season of the Yowamushi Pedal anime is currently in production. Further information about the upcoming season will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article – Natalie Comics
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