See How The Main Cast Members Portray Their Characters in Yowamushi Pedal Live-Action Film Teaser Trailer
Sakamichi's anime voice cast Daiki Yamashita narrates the film's title
The official website for the forthcoming live-action film adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's road bicycle racing-themed sports manga Yowamushi Pedal has posted a teaser visual featuring 21-year-old Ren Nagase (Johnny & Associates' boys idol group King & Prince member) as the protagonist Sakamichi Onoda, as well as a 30-second teaser trailer introducing the film's three main cast members for the first time. As reported, Nagase started his cycling practice on the road to play the character last December during his super-busy schedule as a popular male idol.
Other main cast in the clip include 21-year-old Kanna Hashimoto (Kagura in Gintama, Kaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War) as the main heroine Miki Kanzaki and 22-year-old Kentaro Ito (Takao Kasuga in The Flowers of Evil live-action film) as Shunsuke Imaizumi.
Also, the protagonist Sakamichi Onoda's anime voice cast Daiki Yamashita narrates the film's title in the teaser. He says, "I saw the teaser trailer and was very happy to know that it tells the manga's story carefully from its first volume. Still, there are many things that I am curious about, such as, Will 'Koi no Hime Hime Pettanko' be sung? and How Naruko-kun's red hair and Kansai dialect will be treated? I can't wait to see more information revealed in the future. I was really happy to narrate the film's title. I would like to use this as an opportunity for a collaboration between the anime and the film to make 'Yowamushi Pedal' more exciting!!"
50-year-old Koichiro Miki (Anonymous Noise live-action film)-direct adaptation is set to be released in Japan on August 14, 2020.
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