Animator: Yowamushi Pedal Anime Gets 4th Season
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Animator Hiroyuki Horiuchi revealed on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he is "scheduled to work on the fourth season [of Yowamushi Pedal]." A fourth season has not been officially announced. Horiuchi has worked as an animator and prop designer for all three seasons of the anime.
Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, the series' third season, premiered in Japan on January 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The series is listed with 25 episodes. The show's 24th episode aired on Monday.
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.
Osamu Nabeshima is directing 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."