Fall series Yowamushi Pedal has certainly captured the attention of some fans and it looks like it’s a show that may be around for a bit as well. Toho has solicited the home video release schedule for the series where each volume has a runtime of just under 70 minutes, so essentially three episodes per volume, which is fairly standard. The kicker is that they’ve solicited thirteen volumes for the series, so it should pan out to be a thirty-nine episode show, which is a bit of a surprise based on the initial promotion and how little there was overall.
The Blu-ray releases are priced at 7140yen each while the DVD releases are set at 6090 yen, both of which kick off on December 20th. According to the initial information, there are some decent first press pieces to it and on-disc extras revealed for the first three volumes:
Vol.1: Special Features: talk event footage featuring Daiki Yamashita, Kosuke Toriumi, Jun Fukushima, ending short anime for epi 1-3
First Press Detail: box illustrated by Wataru Watanabe to house the Vol.1-3, booklet with manga “Yowamushi Pedal SPARE BIKE SPARE.7 Episode 1” by Wataru Watanabe, booklet with storyboard (1), outercase featuring anime illustration
Vol.2 – Special Features: promotional footage, textless intro & outro, ending short anime for epi 4-6
First Press Detail: booklet with manga “Yowamushi Pedal SPARE BIKE SPARE.7 Episode 2” by Wataru Watanabe, booklet with storyboard (2)
Vol.3 – Special Features: ending short anime for epi 7-9
First Press Detail: booklet with manga “Yowamushi Pedal SPARE BIKE SPARE.7 Episode 3” by Wataru Watanabe, booklet with storyboard (3), drama CD (1)
Plot concept: “Onoda Sakamichi is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, but after meeting Imaizumi Shunsuke, a renowned cyclist since middle school, and Naruko Shoukichi, who swept the Kansai cycling championship, he ended up joining the competitive cycling club. All kinds of incidents and rigorous training awaited Sakamichi, but with the support of his many friends and upperclassmen like Kinjou, Tadokoro, and Makishima, he went on to overcome many trials. And as the days went by, the talented road racer inside Sakamichi began to awaken…!
High school students pushing themselves to the limit as they bet everything on their bicycles are about to begin a race of passionate souls!
[Source: Yowamushi Pedal]