Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation Anime's Key Visual Shows Team Sōhoku, Hakone Gakuen

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Broadcast times announced for series premiering in January

The official website for the Yowamushi Pedal anime revealed a new key visual for Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation, the third anime season based on Wataru Watanabe's original manga, on Thursday. The visual shows the new and returning members of Team Sōhoku and Team Hakone Gakuen.

The website also announced the broadcast times. The series will premiere at night on Monday, January 9 at 1:35 a.m. (effectively Tuesday morning) on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Hokkaido. It will also air on TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, TVQ Kyushu, NBC Nagasaki, and AT-X.

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

The website revealed designs for the new characters Issa Kaburagi and Ryūhō Danchiku, two students who begin attending Sōhoku High School in the third season, but their cast members have not yet been announced.

The site also revealed the main cast members for Hakone:

Tsubasa Yonaga as Sangaku Manami
Atsushi Abe as Tōichirō Izumida

Kenji Nojima as Yukinari Kuroda

Mamoru Miyano as Takuto Ashikiba

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:

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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