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Yowamushi Pedal/Yowapeda Film Listed by Toho Cinemas

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film scheduled for September 19

Japanese theater chain Toho Cinemas is listing a film titled "Yowamushi Pedal," which will open on Friday, September 19. The listing includes no further details.


Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal (Yowapeda) 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 anime adaptation premiered last October, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan as it aired. A second season will premiere in October.

Wataru Watanabe launched the original manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in 2008, and the story also inspired stage plays.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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