Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation Anime Unveils New Sōhoku High Members
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The official website for the Yowamushi Pedal anime updated on Thursday with the character designs for Issa Kaburagi (top in pictures below) and Ryūhō Danchiku (bottom), two first-year high school members of the Sōhoku High Bicycle Club who will debut in Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation, the third anime season based on Wataru Watanabe's original manga. The site did not reveal the new characters' voice actors.
The cast for Team Sōhoku is returning from the first two seasons:
Daiki Yamashita as Sakamichi Onoda
Kousuke Toriumi as Shunsuke Imaizumi
Jun Fukushima as Shōkichi Naruko
Daisuke Kishio as Junta Teshima
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hajime Aoyagi
- Kouki Miyata as Terufumi Sugimoto
- Junichi Suwabe as Toji Kanzaki
- Megumi Han as Aya Tachibana
- Ayaka Suwa as Miki Kanzaki
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Shingo Kinjō
- Showtaro Morikubo as Yūsuke Makishima
- Kentarou Itou as Jin Tadokoro
The site previously revealed the cast members for Hakone Gakuen:
The anime will premiere on January 9 on TV Tokyo.
Osamu Nabeshima is returning to direct the series and Kurasumi Sunayama (Bakuon!!), who worked on scripts for the first two seasons, is taking over series composition. Yukiko Ban (Yowamushi Pedal movie) is designing the characters and Hiroyuki Horiuchi is designing the bikes. Kan Sawada is returning to compose the music. TMS Entertainment is again producing the animation.
Most of the other main staff members are returning from other Yowamushi Pedal anime:
- Art design: Tomoyuki Aoki
- Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
- Color design: Fusako Nakao
- Cgi Director: Toshihiro Sasaki (Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike)
- Director of Photography: Takeshi Katsurayama
- Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
- Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
The story of the original Yowamushi Pedal manga centers around 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 story of the third season is set after the previous two seasons and the August 2015 film, and after the previous third-year students have graduated.
Source: Comic Natalie