Takaaki Natsushiro, Saeki YouthK Perform Themes for Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Takaaki Natsushiro is performing the opening theme song "Cadence." Singer-songwriter Saeki YouthK (Yūsuke Saeki) is performing the ending theme song "Now or Never." The two singles for the respective songs will each ship on February 15.
The cast for Team Sōhoku is returning from the first two seasons:
Daiki Yamashita as Sakamichi Onoda
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 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 main cast for Hakone Academy's team members includes:
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. The show will also air on TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, TVQ Kyushu, NBC Nagasaki, and AT-X.
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.
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.
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