Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play Reveals 4 More Cast, Visuals
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The official website for Yowamushi Pedal Shin Interhigh-hen Heat Up, the 11th stage play adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal (Yowapeda) cycling manga, revealed four new cast members and the visuals for the of the play last Friday. The site also revealed the main visual for the play.
The new cast members are:
Yūya Tominaga as Takuto Ashikiba
Yū Ichinose as Noriyuki Yamaguchi
Taizou Shiina as Issa Kaburaki
The rest of the cast includes:
Masanari Wada as Shunsuke Imaizumi
Saku Momose as Shōkichi Naruko
Kousuke Kujirai as Junta Teshima
Ryō Yashima as Hajime Aoyagi
Takuya Kawarahada as Tōichirō Izumida
Jin Aoki as Yukinari Kuroda
Riki Tanimizu as Sangaku Manami
Kentarō Kanesaki as Masakiyo Tōbashi
Yūta Iiyama as Hayato Shinkai
Takeshi Hayashino as Akira Midōsuji
Kento Masui as Nobuyuki Mizuta
Shōgo Amō as Komari Kishigami
The play will run in Tokyo at The Galaxy Theatre from October 19-23, and in Osaka at the Mielparque Hall from October 26-29. Shatner Nishida is directing and writing the script, and manzo is composing the music.
The previous stage play ran at Osaka's Orix Theater on February 25-26, and at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on March 4-12.
The manga centers on 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.
Wataru Watanabe launched the manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in 2008, and the story inspired three television anime adaptations. The third season premiered this past January and ended in June. The Spare Bike spinoff manga also received an anime adaptation with a two-week run in theaters last September. The manga has inspired two anime compilation films, as well as an anime film with an original story, the latter of which opened in August 2015. The manga will get a fourth season that will premiere in January, after the Yowamushi Pedal Re:Generation compilation film in October.
Source: Comic Natalie