TOHO is beating the drum loudly when it comes to reminding people about getting their orders in for Yowamushi Pedal and they’re doing it again this week with a new spot. With Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road, as they’ve added a new spot for it now that definitely provide some of the simple but engaging energy of the series. We previously got our first DVD/BD promo spot for the series, which also highlighted some of the upcoming events that will take place next spring. TOHO will be hosing a TOUR DE YOWAPEDA beginning in May 2015 with a Grande Road event kicking it off at Pacifico Yokohama. Quite a few of the actors are going to be involved as the locations grow and this spot announces that voice actors Yusa Koji and Nojima Hirofumi are joining in as well.
The DVD/BD release is planned for a January 21st, 2015 debut where the twenty-four episode series is getting an eight volume release with the Blu-ray’s priced at 6,800 yen each and the DVDs at 5,800 yen each.
Based on the manga by Wataru Watanabe, it will be directed by Osamu Nabeshima based on scripts by Reiko Yoshida with character designs by Takahiko Yoshida and animated at TMS Entertainment.
The property stars Daiki Yamashita as Sakamichi Onoda, Kousuke Toriumi as Shunsuke Imaizumi, Jun Fukushima as Shōkichi Naruko, Hiroki Yasumoto as Shingo Kinjō, Showtaro Morikubo as Yūsuke Makishima, Kentarou Itou as Jin Tadokoro, Daisuke Kishio as Junta Teshima, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hajime Aoyagi, Junichi Suwabe as Toji Kanzaki, Ayaka Suwa as Miki Kanzaki, Megumi Han as Aya Tachibana, Tomoaki Maeno as Juichi Fukutomi, Tsubasa Yonaga as Sangaku Manami, Tetsuya Kakihara as Jinpachi Tōdō, Satoshi Hino as Hayato Shinkai, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yasutomo Arakita, Atsushi Abe as Tōichirō Izumida, Koji Yusa as Akira Midōsuji, Hirofumi Nojima as Kōtarō Ishigaki, Tomokazu Seki as Eikichi Machimiya and Yukari Tamura as Kotori Himeno.
Plot concept: Sakamichi Onoda is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Since the fourth grade, he had been riding his commuter bicycle 90-kilometers to and from Tokyo’s otaku hot spot, Akihabara after school. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, 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 trials and rigorous training awaited Onoda, but with the support of his many friends and upperclassmen, the talented road racer inside him began to awaken!
The second season will focus on Inter High bicycle race continuing from the first season of the series! High school students pushing themselves to the limit as they bet everything on their bicycles!