VIDEO: "Yowamushi Pedal" Anime Preview

Cycling anime scheduled for October

On tap for later this year, Yowamushi Pedal series will be offering another guys' sports/racing anime that isn't quite as sexy as Free! Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray Man, Saint Seiya Lost Canvas) directs the story of an otaku turned competitive cyclist with Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer, K-On! ,Majestic Prince) writing and Takahiko Yoshida (Big Windup!, Welcome to the NHK) on character designs. 


ROOKIEZ is PUNK'D performs the opening with Under Graph on the ending.




The cycling manga by Wataru Watanabe (Densha Otoko) has been running in Akita Shoten's mag since 2008. It follows Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku who just wants to find more people to join the recently disbanded anime club with him. However, when a couple cyclists spy his skill in riding the bulky mamachari bike he's had since youth, they attempt to convince him to join the bicycle racing club instead. 


Cast principals include relative newcomer Daiki Yamashita, along with Kousuke Toriumi (Kotoura-san's Yoshihisa Manabe) and Jun Fukushima (Naruto's Kiba).

Support includes

  • Sakamichi Onoda - Daiki Yamashita 
  • Shunsuke Imaizumi - Kousuke Toriumi 
  • Shoukichi Naruko - Jun Fukushima
  • Shingo Kinjou - Hiroki Yasumoto (Bleach's Chad)
  • Yuusuke Makishiima - Showtaro Morikubo (Naruto's Shikamaru Nara)
  • Jin Tadokoro - Kentaro Itou (Naruto's Chouji Akimichi)


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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