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New Yowapeda/Yowamushi Pedal Film's Date, New Compilation Film Announced

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
New trailer for August film with original story by creator teases tournament in Kumamoto

The staff and cast of the Yowamushi Pedal anime franchise unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming all-new Gekijōban Yowamushi Pedal (Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie) film at Sunday's "Yowamushi Pedal: Special Event ~Le Tour de Yowapeda 2015~" event. The trailer reveals that the film will premiere in Japanese theaters on August 28.

Text: Push the pedals
Text: The popular manga series with over 1.3 million copies in print is adapted to film
Narrator: There are things that are revealed when one pedals. There, there is hot, moving emotion.
Text on calendar: Kumamoto Tournament!
Narrator: There is also a story that no one knows about.
Text: The original creator Wataru Watanabe writes a new, original story
Narrator: Each of their feelings are accepted.
Text: "Become strong."
Narrator: Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie.

The staff also 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 new film with an original story by original creator Wataru Watanabe was announced in March.

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. A 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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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