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Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play Reveals 'Final' Stage Play's Title, August 31-September 8 Run

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Final stage play titled Butai Yowamushi Pedal Over the sweat and tears

The official website for the stage play adaptations of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga announced on Thursday that its new stage play titled Butai Yowamushi Pedal Over the sweat and tears will be the final stage play of the series, and it will run from August 31 to September 8 at the Theater-H in Tokyo.

Image via Yowamushi Pedal stage play's website

Shatner Nishida is in charge of script, race production method, and supervision. Kōsuke Kujirai, who played Junta Teshima, will direct the new play, and manzo is composing the music.

The manga's stage play adaptations started in 2012, and has so far produced 18 stage plays in 12 years, including the Butai Yowamushi Pedal THE DAY 2, which recently concluded its run in March.

Watanabe launched the original Yowamushi Pedal manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in 2008. The story of the original manga centers around 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. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English.

The manga has also inspired numerous anime and live-action adaptations.

The first season of the manga's television anime adaptation premiered in 2013. The second season, titled Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road, premiered in Japan in 2014 and ended in March 2015. Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, the series' third season, premiered in January 2017. Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line, the fourth season, premiered in January 2018. Crunchyroll streamed all four seasons as they aired. Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, the series' fifth and latest season, premiered in October 2022. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Sources: Yowamushi Pedal stage plays' website, Comic Natalie

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