Excited about the new Yowamushi Pedal SPAREBIKE movie? In case you need a little reminder, it’s about Makishima’s struggle against all those who condemn his unique cycling style.
We have all new screenshots for you, some character design early sketches, and a mini interview with the voice actor Shotaru Morikubo who plays Makishima. We also managed to get a photo during the dubbing process!
Mini Interview with Shotaro Morikuro (as Yusuke Makishima)
– How did it feel to voice-act Yusuke Makishima for the first time in a while.
“At first, I actually thought it’d be quite tough for me to put myself into his place once again as we have already handed over the baton to the first and second grade cyclists including Sakamichi. However, it didn’t turn out that difficult to reboot my mind since the movie explores Makishima’s past and has a more comical atmosphere. And also, I was super excited to see and work with the cast members from Sohoku High School once again, that I couldn’t wait to visit the studio!”
– Please tell us about differences between the first and third grade Makishima as well as the things you paid attention to in your voice-acting.
“This movie shows Makishima’s essential episode that constructs his momentous base. Compared to the third grade Makishima, whose philosophy and belief are well-established, the first grade Makishima didn’t have such strong sense of self, so I tried my best to voice-act as straightforwardly as I could. Also, he was much worse at communication when he was a first grader. He was the type of guy who could only communicate through bicycles haha.”
– What kind of person is Yusuke Makishima for you?
“He is a man I can deeply sympathize with both as a voice actor and a third person. I’ve been highly inspired by every single word he says as well as his success. If that’s possible, I’d like to have a deep conversation with him in person.”
– Please say something to all the fans anxiously waiting for the movie.
“If you see the movie, you will understand how Yusuke Makishima’s personality was formed and established. Everyone, including the Hakone Academy Bicycle Club cyclists, is doing very well! Please enjoy the movie!!”
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