Long Riders! TV Anime's Last 2 Episodes Delayed Until February

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Episodes 11,12 premiere on Japanese TV on February 5; will screen at event on February 4

The official website for the Long Riders! television anime announced on Thursday that the anime's last two episodes will be delayed until February. The last episode that will air this year will be episode 10, which will air on December 24.

The last two episodes — titled "Night Ride-hen" for episode 11, and "Shimanami Kaidō-hen" for episode 12 — will screen in an AT-X marathon screening of all 12 episodes of the show on February 5. The episodes' premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 remain unconfirmed. The episodes will also screen at an event that will take place at the real-life Shimanami Highway on February 4.

The anime's third and fifth episodes were delayed by one week in October and November, respectively. A compilation episode titled "Watashi no Cycle Album" (My Cycle Album) aired in place of the fifth episode.

The anime premiered on October 8, and Daisuki is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime.

Taishi Miyake's original manga follows Ami Kurata, a first year college student with no special qualities. One day she happens to notice someone riding a folding bike, immediately falls in love with it, and uses all her savings to buy one. She eventually gets introduced to the world of long-distance bicycling and road racer bikes, and she forms a cycling team called Fortuna with four other female college students from the same school. Their goal is to ride in a "brevet" or long-distance event called "Fresh."

Actas (Girls und Panzer, Moetan) is handling the animation production for the anime adaptation. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Yatterman Night, Muromi-san) is directing the anime, while Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Yuyushiki, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is in charge of series composition. Jiemon Futsuzawa (Psycho-Pass 2 episode animation director) is designing the characters.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)

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