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Yowamushi Pedal Voice Cast to Compete in Tour de France

Six members of the voice cast of Yowamushi Pedal, the popular anime about a high school cycling team, will enter several cycling competitions around the world, according to Natalie.mu.

That includes none other than the Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycling race.

Now that’s dedication.

The voice actor team includes Daiki Yamashita (Sakamichi Onoda), Showtaro Morikubo (Yuusuke Makishima), Kentaro Ito (Jin Tadakoro), Tsubasa Yonaga (Sangaku Manami), Hiroyuki Yoshino (Yasumoto Arakita) and Hirofumi Nojima (Koutarou Ishigaki).

The voice actors will compete in the Tour de France this June and the Vuelta a Espana in Spain this August.

The team reportedly plans to incorporate some of the tactics from the anime into their racing style.

Just don’t go overboard and pull any Lance Armstrong stuff, guys. Remember, your main job is acting…

Source: Natalie.mu via ANN

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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.