Yowamushi Pedal, created by Wataru Watanabe, is being adapted into its first live-action movie. The premiere date for the movie was previously announced to be 14th August.
Recently, three cast members of the movie were announced:
Ren Nagase will act as Sakamichi Onoda
Kentaro Ito will act as Shunsuke Imaizumi
Kanna Hashimoto will act as Miki Kanzaki
The film will be directed by Kōichirō Miki. Ren Nagase, known for his part in the idol group King & Prince, has been bicycle training since December for his role.
The manga has been previously adapted into 4 seasons, the first of which premiered in 2013. All four seasons are available on Crunchyroll for streaming.
About Yowamushi Pedal:
Wataru Watanabe’s Yowamushi Pedal manga started serializing in Akita Shonen’s Weekly Shonen Champion in 2008. It’s 65th compiled volume will be released on 7th February 2020. The story revolves around an Otaku, Sakamichi Onoda.
Sakamichi’s love for anime and games knows no bounds as he makes a 60 mile round trip to and from Tokyo’s Akihabara shopping district daily after school. His life changes for the better when he encounters his high school’s cycling team and joins them to take part in competitive cycling.
The wildly popular manga has around 65 million copies in circulation currently and has been adapted into several anime movies, a live-action TV program, and fourteen stage plays.
Sometimes we include links to online retail stores and/or online campaigns. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.