12th Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play Reveals Cast Visuals
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the stage play adaptations of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga revealed a key visual and character visuals 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]) on Tuesday.
The cast includes: (* denotes a new cast member different from the previous play)
Kotaro 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
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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: Animate Times