It’s a great year for fans of biking anime!
Earlier today, the official Yowamushi Pedal (Yowapeda) anime website announced manga spinoff Yowapeda Spare BIKE is receiving an anime adaptation. The series will receive a limited theatrical run in September.
Yowamushi Pedal season 3 will hit Japanese TV in January.
Yowapeda Spare BIKE began publication in the pages of Kodansha’s Champion magazine in August 2014. Yowamushi Pedal creator Wataru Watanabe was in charge of story and artwork on the project.
Yowamushi Pedal is based on Wataru Watanabe’s manga of the same name. The series, which began airing in 2013, was helmed by Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray-man, Saint Tail) at TMS Entertainment. Takahiko Yoshida (Welcome to the NHK, Big Windup!) provided character designs, while Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman, Girls und Panzer) took charge of series composition.
Crunchyroll currently streams Yowamushi Pedal in its entirety. The company describes the series as:
Onoda Sakamichi is a rather timid, anime-loving first-year student at Sohoku High School. Upon entering high school, he tried to join the anime research club, but 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.
Source: MoCa News