Whether you’re hankering for some modern sports drama or a slice of historical life, Crunchyroll has you covered this season.
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they’re adding two titles to their Winter simulcast lineup. Both Yowamushi Pedal New Generation (also known as Yowapeda New Generation) and Chiruran 1/2 (Chiruran Nibun no Ichi) launched earlier today for subscribers outside of Asia.
Yowamushi Pedal New Generation is a sequel to 2015’s Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road. Series director Osamu Nabeshima (Saint Tail, D.Gray-man) is back in the director’s chair at TMS Entertainment, with Yukiko Ban (.hack//SIGN, Yowamushi Pedal (movie)) providing character designs. Kurasumi Sunayama (Bakuon!!, Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club) is in charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll describes the show as:
With the team’s combined strength, the Sohoku High bicycle racing club beat reigning champions Hakone Academy at the Interhigh national race and achieved an impressive overall victory. Now that their hot summer has ended and third-years Kinjou, Makishima, and Tadokoro have retired from the team, first-year participants in the Interhigh Onoda Sakamichi, Imaizumi Shunsuke, and Naruko Shoukichi, along with their new captain second-year Teshima Junta and vice-captain Aoyagi Hajime begin preparing as a “new team” for their second consecutive championship at the next Interhigh. In order to retake their throne, their rivals Hakone Academy have also incorporated new members and begun training as a new team. Kyoto Fushimi High is lead by the monstrous racer Midousuji Akira. The nation’s top schools are all honing their skills to reach the top of the Interhigh.
New friends, new rivals, and new battles… The curtains are rising on this passionate men’s drama!
Chiruran 1/2 is a spinoff of Shinya Umemura and Hashimoto’s Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka (Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem) manga. Fumie Moroi is helming the project at LandQ Studios, with Mutsuaki Murata providing character designs.
Umemura and Hashimoto launched the Chiruran 1/2 manga in the pages of Comic Zenon magazine in May 2016. crunchyroll describes the show as:
Strong, intense, and cute! The most laid-back Shinsengumi in history arrives!! An official spinoff series by Hashimoto Eiji (manga) and Umemura Shinya (story) of “Chiruran Shinsengumi Requiem.” Here’s the laid-back everyday life of the Shinsengumi warriors.