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Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal Film Pedals Into Theaters August 14

Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal Film Pedals Into Theaters August 14Wataru Watanabe’s manga Yowamushi Pedal has been adapted into anime, stage plays and more. Now it’s headed to the big screen, and we’ve got the trailer to prove it.

The film, entitled simply Yowamushi Pedal, stars Ren Nagase as Sakamichi Onoda, Kentaro Ito as Shunsuke Imaizumi and Kanna Hashimoto as Miki Kanzaki. It’s directed by Koichiro Miki (Anonymous Noise).

Yen Press publishes the original manga in English. Here’s how they describe it:

For the love of all things otaku–anime, video games, figures, you name it!

Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a mommy bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?!

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.