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Yowamushi Pedal Anime Season 3 Casts Mamoru Miyano

posted on 2016-11-14 05:55 EST
Voice actor plays Hakone's Takuto Ashikiba after playing Shin Yoshimoto in 1st film

The official website for the Yowamushi Pedal anime announced on Thursday that Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation, the third anime season based on Wataru Watanabe's original manga, has cast Mamoru Miyano. The voice actor will play Takuto Ashikiba, a second-year Hakone Gakuen (Hakone Academy or "HakoGaku") all-around player who is regarded as his team's next-generation ace.

Miyano comments on his casting in the video below, and notes that he already played a different character, the ace Shin Yoshimoto of Kumamoto Daiichi High School, in the first Yowamushi Pedal movie last year. He also talks about reacting to reading the manga, vows to give all his effort in the role, and asks fans to look forward to the new season.

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 other cast members for Hakone:

Tsubasa Yonaga as Sangaku Manami
Atsushi Abe as Tōichirō Izumida

Kenji Nojima as Yukinari Kuroda


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


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