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Long Riders! Cycling Manga Resumes in Monthly Bushiroad on March 8 Under New Title

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga that inspired 2016 anime had been on hiatus since March 2018

Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on Friday that Taishi Miyake's Long Riders! cycling manga is switching to Monthly Bushiroad and will resume under the new title Long Rider Stories! in the magazine's April issue on March 8.

Miyake launched the manga in September 2012 in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine, and Ichijinsha published the manga's ninth compiled volume in July 2017. The manga went on hiatus in Monthly Comic Rex in March 2018.

Bushiroad will ship the manga's 10th volume this summer. The volume will feature chapters 46-50 plus 38 extra pages drawn just for the volume. A special version of the volume will include two CDs with a 60-minute sound drama on one, and a radio program on the other.

The manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in October 2016. Anime Network Online and Daisuki both streamed the series as it aired. HIDIVE and Crunchyroll are also also now streaming the series. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

College student Ami Kurata is so clumsy, she trips on flat surfaces. However, with one glance at a folding bike, Ami falls in love and charges into the world of cycling in an effort to feel more confident. Astride her cute new bike, Ami experiences the highs and lows of cycling: everything from exhilarating rides on open roads with beautiful vistas, to the sore muscles afterwards. Together with the girls of the Fortuna cycling team, she plans to one day complete a long-distance cycling event!

The manga has also inspired "Touring Guide" books, radio shows, and a television program. Yahoo! is currently hosting a map of the real-life course that the characters will take in the debut chapter in Monthly Bushiroad on March 8.

Sources: Bushiroad, Taishi Miyake's Twitter account, Monthly Bushiroad's Twitter account, MoCa News

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