12th Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play Reveals Main Cast
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The official website for the stage play adaptations of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga revealed a second round of cast announcements on Friday for the 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 [The Kingdom]). The site had revealed the first round of cast announcements on January 11.
The cast includes: (* denotes a new cast member different from the previous play)
Sohoku High School
- Kotarō Daigo as Sakamichi Onoda
- Hiroki Ino as Shunsuke Imaizumi*
- Saku Momose as Shōkichi Naruko
- Kōsuke Kujirai as Junta Teshima
- Ryō Hashima as Hajime Aoyagi
- Motohisa Harashima as Issa Kaburagi*
- Shōta Motokawa as Kimitaka Koga
- Takuya Kawaharada as Tōichirō Izumida
- Yuya Tominaga as Takuto Ashikiba
- Sumiya Ito as Yukinari Kuroda*
- Mahiro Sugiyama as Sangaku Manami*
- Kentarō Kanesaki as Masakiyo Tōbashi
- Yūta Iiyama as Yuto Shinkai
Kyoto Fushimi High School
- Takeshi Hayashino as Akira Midōsuji
- Kento Masui as Nobuyuki Mizuta
- Shōgo Amō as Komari Kishigami
- Yū Ichinose as Noriyuki Yamaguchi
Ichinose is also serving as the "puzzle rider director," and the puzzle riders include Tomohira Kawano, Genki Ito, and Manatsu Nagase.
The stage play will run from March 2-11 in Tokyo at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, and from March 16-18 in Kobe at the Shin Kobe Oriental Theater. Shatner Nishida is again directing and writing the play, with music by manzo.
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, three compilation films, and an anime film with an original story. Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line, the ongoing fourth television anime season, premiered on January 8. The Spare Bike spinoff manga also received an anime adaptation.
Source: Comic Natalie