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Yowamushi Pedal Gets 4th Anime Season In January 2018


Yowamushi Pedal New Generation

The ride never ends, folks, and that’s a good thing!

Earlier today, the Yowamushi Pedal staff revealed that a fourth season fo the show is in the works. The new show, which was unveiled at the “Le Tour de Yowapeda 2017” fan event, will hit Japanese TV in January 2018.

The news comes on the heels of a reveal by animator Hiroyuki Horiuchi who, last month, noted that he was “scheduled to work on the fourth season [of Yowapeda].”

The lates entry in the franchise, Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, hit Japanese TV on January 9. The show is a sequel to 2015’s Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road. Series director Osamu Nabeshima (Saint Tail, D.Gray-man) returned to 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) was in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired. He 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!

Source: Comic Natalie

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