Crunchyroll Adds 2nd Yowamushi Pedal Compilation Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st film debuted yesterday on Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has added Yowamushi Pedal Re:ROAD, the second 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.

Crunchyroll added the first compilation film, Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE, on Tuesday.

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. Yowamushi Pedal Re:ROAD opened in select Japanese theaters last June for two weeks only. It compiled the episodes from the second season, with new cuts of animation.

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.

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