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Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation Anime Casts Hiro Shimono, Wataru Hatano

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Actors play 2 new members of Sōhoku bicycle club

The official website for the Yowamushi Pedal anime announced the cast on Friday for the new characters Issa Kaburagi and Ryūhō Danchiku. The two students will begin attending Sōhoku High School in the anime's third season, titled Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation. The website had previously revealed the character designs for the two characters in November.

Hiro Shimono as Issa Kaburagi

Wataru Hatano as Ryūhō Danchiku

The other 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 main cast for Hakone Academy's team members includes:

Tsubasa Yonaga as Sangaku Manami
Atsushi Abe as Tōichirō Izumida

Kenji Nojima as Yukinari Kuroda

Mamoru Miyano as Takuto Ashikiba

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. Takaaki Natsushiro is performing the opening theme song "Cadence," and singer-songwriter Saeki YouthK (Yūsuke Saeki) is performing the ending theme song "Now or Never."

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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