Color Images for Mamoru Miyano's Yowamushi Pedal Film Character Unveiled

posted on by Karen Ressler

The official website for the Gekijōban Yowamushi Pedal (Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie) film posted color images of Shin Yoshimoto, the film-original character played by Mamoru Miyano, on Thursday.

The official website describes the new character:

A third-year student of Kumamoto Daiichi High School, who possesses a cheerful yet aggressive personality. He was not able to participate in the Inter High due to an injury, but he still has first-class legs honed on Mount Aso and he takes the name "The Land of Fire's Climber of Flame." He is Kumamoto Daiichi's ace.

Wataru Watanabe, the original manga's creator, will write a new story for the film. It will open in Japanese theaters on August 28.

The staff previously announced that a second compilation film titled Yowamushi Pedal Re:ROAD (key visual above) has been green-lit. The film will compile the episodes from the second season of the anime, and will also have new cuts of animation. The film will be screened in select Japanese theaters beginning on June 12 for two weeks only. The film's theme song will be "Believer" by rock band LASTGASP.

The original manga follows 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 television anime premiered in October 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan as it aired. The first compilation film, Yowamushi Pedal: Re:RIDE, played in a limited two-week engagement from September 19 to October 2 in 10 Japanese theaters last year. It compiled the first half of the Inter High arc from the first television anime season with some cuts of new footage added. The second season of the anime picked up where the first left off in the Inter High arc in October.

[Via Comic Natalie]

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