Yowamushi Pedal NEW GENERATION, the anime originally written by Wataru Watanabe, will add two additional cast members: Daisuke Ono as Masakiyo Doubashi and Yuuma Uchida as Yuuto Shinkai!
The new characters both belong to the Hakone Academy Bicycle Club. Doubashi, the second-year student, rides his bicycle in the most dynamic way. Yuuto Shinkai is the younger brother of Hayato Shinkai, the prior ace sprinter of Hakone Academy. Although Yuuto is in his first year, he has such high skills and talent that he gets chosen as a regular member for the Inter-High School Championships.
Ono commented, ‘Before receiving this offer, I was just a reader of Yowamushi Pedal, so I am very honored to become a club member of Hakone Academy. I am looking forward to breathing life and soul into Doubashi.’ Uchida commented, ‘There are so many unique and talented characters in Hakone Academy, and Yuuto Shinkai is going to rise as a skilled rider in this team. I can’t wait to “race” with him!’
Ono, Uchida, and Jun Fukuyama, who was previously announced as the voice of Komari Kishigami, will be guests at ‘Tour De Yowapeda 2017’, an event which will be held on 9 July at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. Applications to enter the lottery for tickets will be included in both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Yowamushi Pedal NEW GENERATION Blu-ray/DVD (First-Press Limited Editions only). Volume 1 will be released on 12 April and Volume 2 on 17 May.
The second season of the anime, which will start from 3 April, will have new opening and ending themes. The opening song will be Transit, sung by Takaaki Natsushiro, and the ending theme will be Takai Tokoro (High Place), sung by Yuusuke Saeki. Both CDs will be released on 17 May.
Comment by Daisuke Ono
‘Before receiving this offer, I was just a reader of Yowamushi Pedal, so I am very honored to become a club member of Hakone Academy. Doubashi is “the young giant”. He is awfully arrogant, wildly masculine, and is one of the mightiest enemies of Souhoku Bicycle Club. However, he is also just a high school student who is putting all his young passions into riding his bicycle. I am looking forward to breathing life and soul into Doubashi by always remembering his love towards road race and passions to be the fastest rider.’
Comment by Yuuma Uchida
‘Hey everyone, I’m Yuuma Uchida and I will be voicing Yuuto Shinkai! There are so many unique and talented characters in Hakone Academy, and Yuuto Shinkai is going to make a rise as an amazing skilled rider in this team. I can’t wait to “race” with him!’
Yowamushi Pedal New Generation Special Event ‘Tour de Yowapeda 2017’
Date: Sunday 9 July 2017
Place: Maihama Amphitheater
Cast: Daiki Yamashita (Sakamichi Onoda), Kousuke Toriumi (Shunsuke Imaizumi), Jun Fukushima (Shoukichi Naruko),Daisuke Kishio (Junta Teshima), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Hajime Aoyagi), Hiro Shimono (Issa Kaburaki), Tsubasa Yonaga (Sangaku Manami), Atsushi Abe (Touichirou Izumida), Kenji Nojima (Yukinari Kuroda), Mamoru Miyano (Takuto Ashikiba), Daisuke Ono (Masakiyo Doubashi), Yuuma Uchida (Yuuto Shinkai), Kouji Yusa (Akira Midousuji), Jun Fukuyama (Komari Kishigami)