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Sakamichi Onoda successfully led Sohoku High to a championship win in his first year at the Inter-High School Championships. He has entered his second year together with Shunsuke Imaizumi and Shoukichi Naruko and is aiming for a back-to-back championship win together with Captain Junta Teshima and the rest of the team!

Now comes the summer Inter-High School Championship. Champion team Hakone is burning for revenge over their defeat the previous year, and they’ve shown a steady advance, achieving results with new captain, Touichirou Izumida. Sohoku High is once again the challenger, facing off against Hakone, who has regained their champion demeanor, and they are in for a difficult fight.

Meanwhile, the final day of the race is about to begin! Kyoto Fushimi’s Akira Midousuji, who took the winning spot on Day 2, also moves into a new phase of the race… While each team burns with fighting spirit, will Sakamichi, who believes in the bonds that tie him to his teammates, be abing to achieve glory for his team?


Yowamushi Pedal: Limit Break is the fifth season of the anime adaptation of the cycling-themed series Yowamushi Pedal, which started as a manga written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe that has been serialized in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine since February 2008 and has since been adapted into a wide range of media including OVA, films, games, and more.

The anime is once again being produced by TMS Entertainment and sees returning staff including Osamu Nabeshima as director, Kurasumi Sunayama as scriptwriter, Yukiko Ban as character designer, Hiroyuki Horiuchi as ride designer, and Kan Sawada as music composer. The anime’s opening theme song is "Keep going" by 04 Limited Sazabys, and the ending theme song is "PRIDE" by Novelbright. The anime will premiere in Japan on Oct. 9, 2022 on NHK.


Sohoku High

Sakamichi Onoda (Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita)
The main protagonist of the series and a second-year student at Sohoku High School. He’s an otaku who loves anime (in particular Love Hime) and figures, and gained a lot of bike-riding experience through his regular trips to Akihabara. He’s the ace climber of the new generation.

Shunsuke Imaizumi (Voiced by: Kousuke Toriumi)
An all-rounder and second-year student at Sohoku High School. He learned during the Inter-High to race for his teammates, and he’s aiming to be an ace.

Shoukichi Naruko (Voiced by: Jun Fukushima)
The hot-headed all-rounder and sprinter for the Sohoku High Bicycle Club and a second-year student from Osaka. He’s extremely competitive and very fast.

Shingo Kinjou (Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto)
Shingo is a graduate of Sohoku High School who led the cycling club and brought out the talent of its members as both captain and ace. His nickname was “snake of the stone path” due to his determination.

Yusuke Makishima (Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo)
A graduate of Sohoku High School. Yusuke is known as “peak spider” due to his dancing technique in which he sways extremely far while biking, making him an excellent climber.

Jin Tadokoro (Voiced by: Kentarou Itou)
Jin is a graduate of Sohoku High School and the former sprinter of the cycling club. He was able to energize the entire team with his passion and endurance.

Junta Teshima (Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio)
A third-year student at Sohoku and the captain of the club. He’s a climber and very clever strategically.

Hajime Aoyagi (Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
An extremely quiet third-year student at Sohoku, and vice-captain for the club. He’s training to be a strong sprinter in Tadokoro’s footsteps.

Terufumi Sugimoto (Voiced by: Kouki Miyata)
Terufumi is a second-year student at Sohoku High School who’s well-known for calling himself an “experienced cyclist.”

Miki Kanzaki (Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa)
A second-year student of Sohoku High School and the younger sister of Toji. Her family owns a bicycle shop which led to her interest in road racing, and she now helps the school’s cycling club as a manager.

Toji Kanzaki (Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe)
A former captain and sprinter of the Sohoku High School bicycle club. He’s currently working at his family’s bicycle store where he repairs bikes, and he continues to cheer on the team.

Aya Tachibana (Voiced by: Megumi Han)
Aya is a second-year student at Sohoku High School and a close friend of Miki’s. She has absolutely no interest in road racing, but still watches and cheers the team on for Miki.

Kimitaka Koga (Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura)
A third-year student who’s also known as “Stamina Simpleton.” He has an incredible amount of stamina and is extremely stubborn and competitive when it comes to racing. He also helps the team by maintaining the equipment.

Hakone Academy

Sangaku Manami (Voiced by Tsubasa Yonaga)
Sangaku is a second-year student and generally relaxed, doing his own thing. He’s the new ace climber of Hakone.

Jinpachi Toudou (Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara)
A supremely confident graduate and former climber and vice-captain from Hakone Academy.

Juichi Fukutomi (Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno)
An all-rounder and graduate of Hakone Academy, where he was the captain. He was very competitive with Kinjou.

Hayato Shinkai (Voiced by: Satoshi Hino)
The former ace sprinter of Hakone Academy Bicycle Club who has since graduated. While he usually seems calm and focused, he sometimes transforms into a “demon” during races.

Sadatoki Sugimoto (Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki)
A new first-year student who joined the cycling club and Terufumi’s younger brother. He’s extremely sweet in addition to being tall and broad.

Ryuuhou Danchiku (Voiced by: Wataru Hatano)
Ryuuhou is a new first-year student and member of the cycling club who joined alongside his friend, Kaburagi. Together, they were members of “Team SS,” or “Team Speed Shot.”

Issa Kaburagi (Voiced by: Hiro Shimono)
A new first-year who joined the cycling club alongside his childhood friend, Danchiku. He’s a bit immature and stubborn, joining the team with the intention of becoming its best cyclist, and he used to be a part of “Team SS.” He’s a sprinter in the team.

Takuto Ashikiba (Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano)
An all-rounder and the ace of the Hakone Academy Bicycle Club where he’s a third-year student. He’s extremely tall.

Yuuto Shinkai (Voiced by: Yuuma Uchida)
A new first-year student and climber at Hakone Academy and the younger brother of Hayato. He’s still a bit mysterious.

Masakiyo Doubashi (Voiced by: Daisuke Ono)
A second-year student and sprinter at Hakone Academy. He’s extremely loud and intimidating.

Touichirou Izumida (Voiced by: Atsushi Abe)
The third-year captain of Hakone and an incredible sprinter.

Yukinari Kuroda (Voiced by: Kenji Nojima)
Yukinari is a second-year student at Hakone and the vice-captain of the team.

Yasutomo Arakita (Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino)
Another graduate and all-rounder of Hakone Academy, Yasumoto was often competitive and very aggressive.

Kyoto Fushimi High School

Akira Midousuji (Voiced by: Koji Yusa)
A terrifying all-rounder from Kyoto Fushimi High School (KyoFushi). He’ll do anything to win and often has a dangerous effect on his team.

Komari Kishigami (Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama)
A new first-year student at KyoFushi who’s obsessed with muscles. He’s the masseuse at their school, and he’s very casual and rhythmic as a cyclist.


Opening Theme Song: "Keep going" by 04 Limited Sazabys
Ending Theme Song: "PRIDE" by Novelbright

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  • Original Creator: Wataru Watanabe
  • Director: Osamu Nabeshima
  • Script: Kurasumi Sunayama
  • Character Design: Yukiko Ban
  • Mechanical Design: Hiyori Denforword Akishino, Yoshio Mizumura
  • Ride Design: Hiroyuki Horiuchi
  • Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
  • Art Setting: Hiroshi Izumi
  • Color Design: Fusako Nakao
  • 3D CG Supervision: Toshihiro Sasaki
  • CG Director: Hidenori Fujitani
  • Director of Photography: Kwang-Jun Kim, Takeshi Katsurayama
  • Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
  • Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
  • Music: Kan Sawada
  • Animation Production: TMS Entertainment