It looks like this ride just got a lot longer, for better or worse.
Earlier today, the official Long Riders! anime website announced that the show’s final two episodes will be delayed. Episode 10 will be the final episode to air this year, when it hits Japanese TV on December 24.
The final two episodes will air on AT-X on February 5, during a marathon screening. The episode titles are as follows:
- Episode 11: Night Ride-hen (Night Ride Chapter)
- Episode 12: Shimanami Kaidō-hen (Shimanami Highway Chapter)
The episodes will also be shown on February 4, during a fan event at Shimanami Highway. It’s still unconfirmed as to whether Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, or BS11 will air the episodes.
Long Riders! is based on Taishi Miyake’s manga of the same name. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Yatterman Night, Monster Musume) is helming the project at Studio Actas (Girls und Panzer), with Jiemon Futsuzawa on character design duty. Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is in charge of series composition.
The series faced two delays during its run. The show’s third episode was pushed back a week in October, while the fifth episode was delayed in November. Compilation episode Watashi no Cycle Album (My Cycle Album) aired on November 12, in place of Episode 5.
Daisuki currently streams Long Riders! as part of their Fall 2016 lineup. They describe the show as:
A female college student named Ami falls in love with bicycles after a fateful encounter with one. After buying one of her own and naming it “Ponta-kun,” she realizes just how good it feels to ride a bike. However, she soon learns that cycling is not as easy of a sport as she initially thought…
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the domestic rights to the title.
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