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Yowamushi Pedal New Generation Anime's New Video Highlights Inter High Arc

posted on 2017-04-20 01:00 EDT
Yūma Uchida plays new character Yūto Shinkai from Hakone Academy

TOHO began streaming a new promotional video for the Yowamushi Pedal New Generation anime on Thursday. The video previews the arc centering around the next Inter High competition, as well as its participant schools of Sohoku High School, Hakone Academy, and Kyoto Fushimi High School. In particular, it features the new character Yūto Shinkai (Yūma Uchida), Hayato Shinkai's younger brother and a first-year at Hakone Academy.

The series premiered in Japan on January 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The series is listed with 25 episodes.

The story of the original Yowamushi Pedal manga centers around Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku at Sōhoku High School. He loves anime and games so much, that he would ride his commuter bicycle to and from Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district in a 90-kilometer (about 60-mile) round trip over steep slopes after school. Onoda's life changes when he encounters his school's cycling team, and he ends up joining the competitive sport of bicycle racing.

The story of the third season is set after the previous two seasons and the August 2015 film, and after the previous third-year students have graduated.

Osamu Nabeshima is returning to direct the series and Kurasumi Sunayama (Bakuon!!), who worked on scripts for the first two seasons, is taking over series composition. Yukiko Ban (Yowamushi Pedal movie) is designing the characters and Hiroyuki Horiuchi is designing the bikes. Kan Sawada is returning to compose the music. TMS Entertainment is again producing the animation. Takaaki Natsushiro is performing the opening theme song "Cadence," and singer-songwriter Saeki YouthK (Yūsuke Saeki) is performing the ending theme song "Now or Never."

Source: Animate Times


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