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.
It's amazing how quickly Yowpeda went from the story of an awkward otaku's entrance into the world of competitive cycling to a fangirl favorite. A fan's compilation of the sponsorship messages from the first 30 episodes offers a nice overview of how that evolution occurred. Get a look after the jump.
Actors are known to study their roles and take extreme measures for the sake of acting on occasion. In voice acting, it was only few months ago that veteran voice actor and singer Shotaro Morikubo who is the voice of Yusuke Makishima from Yowapeda purchased a road bike estimated to cost about $3000 at a bike shop that he visited for the official Yowapeda radio show. See what other voice actors are doing after the jump!
Weekly Shōnen Champion is celebrating 300 chapters and the 6th year of running the Yowapeda manga and recently held the 4th character popularity poll! Let's see who received the most votes and became the favorite cyclist of the popular bicycle show after the jump!
Talk about a perfect pairing. The Yowapeda anime's official site has announced that popular Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat Ion Water (note: actual product name) is collaborating with the sweaty cyclists from Yowapeda for a poster promotion in Japan for the month of April. See the poster after the jump!
Did you play with dress up sticker books as a child and think you've out-grown it? Well, you may want to think again because Premium Bandai is offering a new sticker book with half-naked cyclists from Yowapeda that you can play dress up with and is meant for fans over 15. The sticker book is called "Mousou note", that literally translates as a "delusion notebook". Watch the promotional video to find out more after the jump!