Yowamushi Pedal Pachislot Game Trailer Adds New Animation
posted on by Karen Ressler
Pachinko machine manufacturer Heiwa began streaming a preview for its Yowamushi Pedal pachislot (pachinko-parlor slot machine) game on Monday. The video features footage from the television anime, including some original animation featuring a race between Kinjō and Fukutomi.
Wataru Watanabe launched the original manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in 2008, and the story already inspired stage plays and two television anime adaptations so far. The first season of the anime premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan as it aired. The second season premiered in Japan in 2014, and ended in March 2015. Crunchyroll also streamed the second season outside of Japan as it aired.
A third season, Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation, will premiere on January 9.
The first anime seasons inspired two compilation films that opened in Japan starting in September 2014. A feature film sequel opened last August, and the announcement of the third season followed last October. An anime film of the spinoff manga Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike opened in Japan in August.