The Eikichi Machimiya Arc from Wataru Watanabe’s new series Yowamushi Pedal SPARE BIKE has begun in Akita Shoten’s February Issue of Bessatsu Shonen.
Yowamushi Pedal SPARE BIKE is a side story to the manga Yowamushi Pedal and is set 2 years before the arrival of Sakamichi Onoda at Sohoku. In the new arc, the protagonist is Eikichi Machimiya from Kureminami Kyougyou High School in Hiroshima. He is nicknamed ‘The Fighting Dog of Kure’ and the first chapter covers his meeting with Machimiya and Ryou Ibitani.
This issue of the magazine also comes with a Yowamushi Pedal desk calendar. 12 illustrations are used and some of the characters’ birthdays are marked on the calendar.
Weekly Shonen Champion Issue 7 (Akita Shoten), which went on sale on the same day as Bessatsu Shonen Champion’s February issue, is having a collaboration project. If you send 2 application slips from each magazine on a postcard, 100 people chosen by lottery will receive an illustrated QUO card of Wataru Watanabe’s Yowamushi Pedal and Yowamushi Pedal SPARE BIKE, and Masakazu Ishiguro’s Mokuyoubi no Furutto and Bessatsu Mokuyoubi no Furutto.
The digital copy version of Bessatsu Shonen Champion and Weekly Shonen Champion are released on the same day as the paper versions.