Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal's 2nd Season Airs in 6 Asian Countries
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff for the live-action series of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal (Yowapeda) manga revealed on Sunday at an event that Japanese entertainment channel WakuWaku Japan will air a simulcast of the live-action sequel series in Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia beginning on August 18. The channel will also air a "guide program" for the series in July.
The first seven episodes of the sequel series will premiere in Japan on BS SKY PerfecTV! starting on August 18. The second half of the series, comprised of six episodes, will premiere in November. Takayoshi Tanazawa is directing the new season, and Kōta Fukihara is returning to write the scripts.
The cast members include:
Yūki Ogoe as Sakamichi Onoda
Tatsunari Kimura as Shunsuke Imaizumi
Taiga Fukazawa as Shōkichi Naruko
Naoya Goumoto as Shingo Kinjō
Yūki Tomotsune as Jin Tadokoro
Ryōma Baba as Yūsuke Makishima
Eiji Takigawa as Juichi Fukutomi
Yūya Kido as Yasutomo Arakita
Yūki Tamaki as Shinpachi Tōdō
Shuuto Miyazaki as Hayato Shinkai
Soramu Aoki as Tōichirō Izumida
Keisuke Ueda as Sangaku Manami
Kōji Moriya as Akira Midōsuji
Other cast members include:
Shōta Matsushima as Kōtarō Ishigaki
Shōdai Fukuyama as Nobuyuki Mizuta
Yūhei Yamamoto as Eikichi Machimiya
Yūichi Matsumoto as Ryō Ibitani
- Kousuke Kujirai as Junta Teshima
- Ryō Yashima as Hajime Aoyagi
- Hiroki Hirai as Terufumi Sugimoto
- Yūya Asato as Tōji Kanzaki
- Minami Sakurai as Miki Kanzaki
- Ryūtarō Akimoto as Yukinari Kuroda
The sequel series will continue from the first season and will center on Sakamichi Onoda as a first-year student in the Inter High arc.
The first live-action series premiered last August on BS SKY PerfecTV! and ran for seven episodes. Kōta Fukihara (live-action Tensai Bakubon ~Kazoku no Kizuna, Hibi Rock film) wrote the scripts for the series, and many of the main cast members returned from the Yowamushi Pedal stage plays.
The story of the first 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.
Source: Comic Natalie