Sports anime fans have continued their tradition of going a bit nuts for character birthdays, and October 16th was a big one as two well liked supporting characters celebrate their big day - specifically Jin Tadokoro from Yowapeda and Kenma Kozume from Haikyuu!! Join the fun after the jump.
It looks like in terms of quantity, Yowapeda: Grande Road isn't going to be quite as grand as its 38 episode predecessor. The series' site has the second installment of the cycling anime scheduled to be released on 8 DVDs/Blu-rays for a total of 24 episodes. More after the jump.
Cycling anime adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's manga Yowapeda returns on October 6th for "Grande Road." LASTGASP provides the new opening "Determination" while ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D is on the new ending "Realize." Get a look at the new full preview after the jump.
Leading into the October 6th premiere of Yowapeda: Grande Road, the cycling anime has previewed the designs for Hiroshima Kureminami Tech Bicycle club's ace sprinter Machimiya Eikichi. Tomokazu Seki (Fate's Gilgamesh) voices the "Fighting Dog of Kure," so nicknamed for his crouching style in which he bangs his chest off his bike's handlebars, leaving eye-like bruises. Get a look after the jump.
Union Creative's new mensHdge bishonen figure line will following Attack on Titan's Levi, Psycho-Pass' Shinya Kogami and Shogo Makishima and Yowapeda's Yasutomo Arakita and Jinpachi Toudou with Hozuki no Reitetsu's titular oni administrator and Yowapeda sprinter Hayato Shinkai. Get a look after the jump.
Leading into October's Yowapeda: Grande Road anime, convenience store chain Lawson is celebrating the cycling series' return with a special promotion. In addition to a visual featuring the cast in their trademark uniform, special merchandise featuring the cast wearing Lawson logo jerseys and an activity meter so that fans can tracks their own training, as well as a Twitter promotion in which fans can win a poster signed by the cast.
A second trailer with LASTGASP's end theme "Days" offers the latest look at Yowamushi Pedal: Re:RIDE, an Inter High compilation movie which opens September 19th. Following the recap, part two of the cycling TV anime, subtitled "The Grand Road," is now scheduled to start October 6th at TV Tokyo and a new visual anticipates the sports anime's return. Get a look after the jump.
Fans always want to know more details about their favorite characters and the products characters use are no exception! A Japanese twitter user has compiled a list of road bike models according to Yowapeda characters and fans have found it very useful as a guide to know what brand and model of bike is used by their favorite characters. See the list after the jump!
Green-haired cyclist Yusuke Makishima from Yowapeda left a very strong impression on anime viewers not only with his distinctive "spider" climbing style and his memorable speech style, he also left an impression with his very questionable fashion sense. Bandai has apparently decided to make an actual room wear ensemble for the fans to try out his fashion sense as well. Do you dare to wear it? You decide after the jump!
Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba is Tokyo's first and only onsen theme park, known for their take-off on an Edo period hot springs experience, and for their pop-culture theme event, with tie-ins from Blue Exorcist to Hatsune Miku's Senbonzakura. Last week, Gintama returned with its life-sized character, themed food items, and even crashed Shinsen Gumi police cruiser. Coming up, a Yowapeda promotion launches August 30th. More after the jump.
Japanese mobile tech company au by KDDI has been having a lot of fun with Yowapeda. Having previously produced a live-action recreation of the cycling anime's opening, they've prepared a number of collaboration plans for this weekend's Comiket. In addition to the conventional truck wrap and limited items (cards and cooling pads), there's a stationary bike that will recharge cell phones. Get a look after the jump.
The Yowapeda site has been updated to reflect part two of the cycling TV anime, subtitled "The Grand Road" and scheduled to start in October. There's also a visual for Yowamushi Pedal: Re:RIDE, a Inter High compilation movie which opens September 19th. Get a look after the jump.
This week, Good Smile Company presented a string of male figmas. Pre-orders launched for Yowapeda's otaku turned cyclist Sakamichi Onoda, set to be released in January, and a re-release of Sword Art Online's Kirito, scheduled for December. Meanwhile, a Ninja Slayer SatzBatz Knight is an exclusive to the weekend's Summer Wonderfestival event and their web store. Get a look after the jump.
In time for the summer, the Akita Shoten Online Store is offering Squid Girl t-shirts with mini Ika Musume's drawn by manga author Masahiro Anbe. Get a look after the jump.
July 7th is a big day for anime birthdays, with dozens of characters celebrating theirs on the lucky day, including major ones like Monogatari's stationary wielding fan-favorite Hitagi Senjōgahara, Kuroko's Basketball's Shintarō Midorima and recent sports anime charmer Yuusuke Makishima from Yowapeda. Join the the celebration after the jump.