Yowamushi Pedal Gets 12th Stage Play in March
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the stage play adaptations of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga announced on Thursday that a 12th stage play titled Butai Yowamushi Pedal Shin Interhigh-hen ~Hakone Gakuen Ōja Fukukaku (The Kingdom)~ (Stage Yowamushi Pedal New Interhigh Arc: Restoration of Hakone Gakuen's King) will premiere in March.
The previous stage play, Shin Interhigh-hen Heat Up, ran in Tokyo from October 19-23, and in Osaka from October 26-29.
Wataru Watanabe launched the manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in 2008. 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.
The manga has inspired three television anime series, two compilation films, an anime film with an original story. The Spare Bike spinoff manga also received an anime adaptation. The manga will get a fourth season that will premiere in January, after the Yowamushi Pedal Re:Generation compilation film in October.