Yowamushi Pedal Cycling Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in October
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The staff of the anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal cycling manga announced at the Le Tour de Yowapeda event on Sunday that a second season of the anime has been green-lit. The 38th and final episode of the first season will air on June 30, and the second season will begin airing in October.
TOHO animation also began streaming the official announcement trailer on Sunday evening:
The story of the anime 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.
Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray-man, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Zetman) is directing the first season of the anime at TMS Entertainment. Reiko Yoshida (Tamako Market, K-ON!, Bakuman.) is in charge of the series scripts, while Takahiko Yoshida (Welcome to the NHK, Big Windup!) is designing the characters.
Wataru Watanabe launched the original manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in 2008, and the story already inspired stage plays. The first season of the anime premiered last October, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime outside of Japan as it airs.
Update: Announcement trailer added.
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