Crunchyroll Adds Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE Compilation Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st compilation film premiered in Japan in September 2014

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE, the first of two compilation films for the Yowamushi Pedal anime. The film is already available to premium users in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Central and South America including the Caribbean. It will be available to free users next week.

Wataru Watanabe's 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. Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE, played in a limited two-week engagement in September-October 2014. It compiled the first half of the Inter High arc from the first television anime season with some cuts of new footage added.

A second compilation film titled Yowamushi Pedal Re:ROAD compiles the episodes from the second season, with new cuts of animation. The film opened in select Japanese theaters last June for two weeks only.

A sequel film titled Gekijōban Yowamushi Pedal (Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie) opened in Japan last August. A third season of the anime has been green-lit.

Thanks to kenno20081 for the news tip

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