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Genre

Sports, Comedy-Drama

Synopsis

Sakamichi is a high school student and huge fan of anime and figures which has lead to him often biking over to Akihabara. He hopes to join the anime club and make friends with similar interests, but the club has been disbanded. His biking talent is then noticed by Shunsuke Imaizumi and Shoukichi Naruko, members of the Sohoku High Bicycle Club who ultimately convince him to join the club. The series follows the members of the club as they struggle and succeed in competitive races.

Background

The series was first released as a manga written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe, and it began its serialization in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion in February 2008. The manga itself is ongoing and has 54 volumes as of January 5, 2018. It’s been immensely well-received, earning the Best Shonen Manga award alongside the Seven Deadly Sins manga at the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards. More than 17 million copies of the manga have been printed, as well.

An OVA was then released on August 8, 2013, directed by Osamu Nabeshima who has gone on to direct all of the anime adaptations which began airing on October 7, 2013. In addition to the original first Yowamushi Pedal season, there have been two other seasons (Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road and Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation), as well as several films.

Anime Adaptation

Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line is the fourth anime season of Yowamushi Pedal, and it’s set after the summer as the third-year students retire from the club and the “new generation” team do their best to become Inter-High champions again against their rivals including Hakone Academy and Kyoto Fushimi High School!

The original staff has returned for another exciting season including director Osamu Nabeshima, writer Kurasumi Sunayama, and composer Kan Sawada. Yukiko Ban served as character designer, Shunichiro Yoshihara as art director, Takeshi Takadera as sound director, Toshihiro Sasaki as CGI director, Takeshi Katsurayama as photography director, Tomoyuki Aoki on art setting, and Fusako Nakao as color designer.

The opening theme is “Boku no Koe” (“My Voice”) by Rhythmic Toy World, and the ending theme is “Carry the Hope” by High Cadence Rock, a character band including Daiki Yamashita, Daisuke Kishio, Hiro Shimono, Jun Fukushima, Kousuke Toriumi, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka.

Characters

Sakamichi Onoda (CV: 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.

Shingo Kinjou (CV: 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 (CV: 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 (CV: 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.

Miki Kanzaki (CV: 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 (CV: 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 (CV: 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 (CV: 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.

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

Sadatoki Sugimoto (CV: 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 (CV: 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 (CV: 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 in it, and he used to be a part of “Team SS.” He’s a sprinter in the team.

Shunsuke Imaizumi (CV: 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.

Hajime Aoyagi (CV: 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.

Shoukichi Naruko (CV: 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.

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

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

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

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

Hayato Shinkai (CV: 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.

Takuto Ashikiba (CV: 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 at around 202 cm (6’ 7 ½”).

Yuuto Shinkai (CV: 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 (CV: Daisuke Ono)
A second-year student and sprinter at Hakone Academy. He’s extremely loud and intimidating.

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

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

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

Akira Midousuji (CV: 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 (CV: 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 biker.

Cast

Daiki Yamashita: Sakamichi Onoda
・Notable Roles: Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia), Atsushi Toushirou (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
Hiroki Yasumoto: Shingo Kinjou
・Notable Roles: Nekomaru Nidai (Danganronpa 3), Subaru Mimasaka (Food Wars!)
Showtaro Morikubo: Yusuke Makishima
・Notable Roles: Shikamaru Nara (Naruto, Boruto), Souji Okita (Hakuouki)
Kentarou Itou: Jin Tadokoro
・Notable Roles: Abarai Renji (Bleach), Chouji Akimichi (Naruto)
Ayaka Suwa: Miki Kanzaki
・Notable Roles: Touka Yada (Assassination Classroom), Miki (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness)
Junichi Suwabe: Toji Kanzaki
・Notable Roles: Shinta Fukuda (Bakuman.), Undertaker (Black Butler)
Megumi Han: Aya Tachibana
・Notable Roles: Gon Freecss (Hunter x Hunter), Akko Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
Yuuichi Nakamura: Kimitaka Koga
・Notable Roles: Last Samurai (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)
Kouki Miyata: Terufumi Sugimoto
・Notable Roles: Kouta Tsuchiya (Baka and Test), Aiichirou Nitori (Free!)
Mitsuhiro Ichiki: Sadatoki Sugimoto
・Notable Roles: Takeyama (Angel Beats!), Yukio (Bleach)
Wataru Hatano: Ryuuhou Danchiku
・Notable Roles: Motojirou Kajii (Bungo Stray Dogs), Georgi Popovich (Yuri!!! on Ice)
Hiro Shimono: Issa Kaburagi
・Notable Roles: Conny Springer (Attack on Titan), Akihisa Yoshii (Baka and Test)
Kousuke Toriumi: Shunsuke Imaizumi
・Notable Roles: Hajime Saitou (Hakuoki), Junpei Iori (Persona 3)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka: Hajime Aoyagi
・Notable Roles: Souma Yukihira (Food Wars!), Kirito (Sword Art Online)
Jun Fukushima: Shoukichi Naruko
・Notable Roles: Shunsuke Futami (All Out!!), Urashima Kotetsu (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
Daisuke Kishio: Junta Teshima
・Notable Roles: Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu (Danganronpa 3), Kasuka Heiwajima (Durarara!!)
Tomoaki Maeno: Juichi Fukutomi
・Notable Roles: Makoto Teruhashi / Tooru Mugami (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.), Makoto Shimada (Haikyu!!)
Hiroyuki Yoshino: Yasumoto Arakita
・Notable Roles: Allelujah Haptism (Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Present Mic (My Hero Academia)
Tetsuya Kakihara: Jinpachi Toudou
・Notable Roles: Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail), Alex Tachibana (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
Satoshi Hino: Hayato Shinkai
・Notable Roles: Kamui (Gintama), Sai (Naruto Shippuden)
Mamoru Miyano: Takuto Ashikiba
・Notable Roles: Osamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs), Gilthunder (Seven Deadly Sins)
Yuuma Uchida: Yuuto Shinkai
・Notable Roles: Yuuma Kousaka (Gundam Build Fighters Try), Eigo Sawatari (Starmyu)
Daisuke Ono: Masakiyo Doubashi
・Notable Roles: Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan), Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler)
Tsubasa Yonaga: Sangaku Manami
・Notable Roles: Aichi Sendou (Cardfight!! Vanguard), Nagisa Hazuki (Free!)
Atsushi Abe: Touichirou Izumida
・Notable Roles: Takashi Kosuda (B Gata H Kei), Ren Suzugamori (Cardfight!! Vanguard)
Kenji Nojima: Yukinari Kuroda
・Notable Roles: Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon Crystal), Nobuchika Ginoza (Psycho-Pass)
Koji Yusa: Akira Midousuji
・Notable Roles: Renzou Shima (Blue Exorcist), Jintaro Tsuji (Eden of the East)
Jun Fukuyama: Komari Kishigami
・Notable Roles: Grell Sutcliff (Black Butler), Yukio Okumura (Blue Exorcist)

Staff

Director: Osamu Nabeshima
Original Work: Wataru Watanabe (serialized in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion)
Series Composition: Kurasumi Sunayama
Music: Kan Sawada
Character Designer: Yukiko Ban
Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
CGI Director: Toshihiro Sasaki
Photography Director: Takeshi Katsurayama
Art Setting: Tomoyuki Aoki
Color Designer: Fusako Nakao
Opening Theme: “Boku no Koe” by Rhythmic Toy World
Ending Theme: “Carry the Hope” by High Cadence Rock (Daiki Yamashita, Daisuke Kishio, Hiro Shimono, Jun Fukushima, Kousuke Toriumi, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)

Broadcast Information

Began airing on January 8, 2018, and there are 25 episodes planned.
TV Tokyo: Tuesdays at 2:05 am
TV Osaka: Tuesdays at 2:05 am
TV Aichi: Tuesdays at 3:05 am
TV Setouchi: Thursdays at 2:10 am
TV Hokkaido: Wednesdays at 2:35 am
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: Tuesdays at 3:00 am
NBC Nagasaki: Mondays at 1:20 am
AT-X: Fridays at 8:00–8:30 pm

Streaming Information

Available for online streaming either Thursday or Friday on most major anime streaming services. For specific services, see the official page here.

Official Links

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