The sequel to the live action seriesYowamushi Pedal, based on Wataru Watanabe’s manga, announced new cast members of Hakone Academy! Yuya Kido has been cast as Yasutomo Arakita and Yuki Tamaki as Jinpachi Toudou.
The news was announced through a special TV program called ‘Dorama ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ 1 Night 2 Days Trip ~This Happened When Souhoku & Hakogaku Went On a Trip~’. Tamaki already played Toudou during the first three musical adaptions of Yowamushi Pedal and Kido played Yatsumoto in Yowamushi Pedal ~Sohoku’s New Generation Begins. The rest of the cast is as listed below, including those coming back from the first season.
It was also made public that a special event called ‘Drama ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Farewell Party’ will be held in Tokyo on 14 May 2017. ‘Farewell’ here means to send off the cast who start to film the series, so the major cast will be present at the event, like characters from Souhoku High and Hakone Academy. Information on how to get tickets to the event will be announced via their official Twitter account soon.
The series will air in 2017 on BS Sky Perfect TV!. It will tell the story of Sakamichi Onoda and his struggles at the Inter-High.
Yuya Kido (as Yasumoto Arakita) Comment
‘The time I spent on stage as Yasumoto Arakita was short, but I came to see myself as Arakita and will give my all in every single scene.’
Yuki Tamaki as Jinpachi Toudou
‘I respect Jinpachi Toudou, my character, a lot and I will work hard during the recording.’
BS Sky Perfect TV! Original series ‘Yowamushi Pedal’
The series will start airing in 2017 on BS Sky Perfect TV!
Original Work: Wataru Watanabe (currently being serialized in Akitashoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion)
Director: Takayoshi Tanazawa
Screenplay: Kouta Fukihara and more
Sakamichi Onoda: Yuki Ogoe
Shunsuke Imaizumi : Tatsunari Kimura
Shoukichi Naruko: Taiga Fukuzawa
Shingo Kinjou: Naoya Gomoto
Jin Tadokoro: Yuki Tomotsune
Tusuke Makishima: Ryouma Baba
Junta Teshima: Kosuke Kuji
Hajime Aoyagi: Ryo Yashima
Terufumi Sugimoto: Hiroki Hirai
Tooji Kanzaki: Yuya Asato
Miki Kanzaki: Minami Sakurai
Juichi Fukutomi: Eiji Takigawa
Yasutomo Arakita: Yuya Kido
Jinpachi Toudou: Yuki Tamaki
Hatayo Shinkai: Shuto Miyazaki
Toichiro Izumida: Soramu Aoki
Yukinari Kuroda: Ryutarou Akimoto
Sangaku Minami: Keisuke Ueda