Yowamushi Pedal started out as a manga series that’s turned into a major franchise, and fans have a reason to be excited. That’s because Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, the fifth season of the anime adaptation, will be released October 9. Sometimes these details are revealed with a trailer, but this time around no trailer is involved.
It was also noted that the cast will reprise their voice acting roles. Looking toward the crew, Osamu Nabeshima is back in the director’s seat. Kurasumi Sunayama, who has also previously worked on Bakuon!!, is going to write the scripts for the series again. Yukiko Ban and Hiroyuki Horiuchi are designing the people and the bikes, respectively. Kan Sawada continues to work as the anime’s composer, and all of this is being produced by TMS Entertainment.
The very first season of the anime came out in 2013, almost ten years ago. This was followed by the second season starting in 2014, the third in 2017, and the fourth in 2018. All seasons were streamed by Crunchyroll.
In addition to this anime, the manga has been the basis for movies and a live-action TV series.
The manga made its debut in 2008, being published in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion.
Yen Press publishes the original manga by Wataru Watanabe in English, and gave this description for the first volume:
“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?!”
Are you interested in checking out the fifth season?
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