Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: December 7, 2021 at 23:50 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account for Wataru Watanabe's cycling anime Yowamushi Pedal has announced a fifth season called Yowamushi Pedal: Limit Break and is scheduled to broadcast on NHK General TV starting October 2022.
In the fifth season of the TV anime, the Inter-High will finally reach its epic conclusion.
Daiki Yamashita (山下大輝) as Sakamichi Onoda
Tsubasa Yonaga (代永 翼) as Manami Sangaku
Original: Wataru Watanabe's "Yowamushi Pedal" (serialized in Akita Shoten’s "Weekly Shōnen Champion")
Animation production: TMS Entertainment
About Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal (Japanese: 弱虫ペダル, Romaji: Yowamushi Pedaru) is a manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. It began serialization in the 12th issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion in 2008. The TV anime adaptation has spanned four seasons: Yowamushi Pedal (2013-2014), Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road (2014-2015), Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation (2017), and Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line (2018).
Synopsis from Wikipedia:
Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who has just entered high school. In middle school, Onoda did not have any friends with whom he could talk about his interests and hopes to change that by joining his new school's anime club. However, he is crushed when he discovers the anime club has been disbanded due to lack of interest, and in order to reestablish the club, four new members must join.
Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his city bicycle (referred to as a "mamachari", meaning "Mommy Bike", in the anime)—a simple and bulky bicycle designed for short rides—for transportation and fun. A fellow freshman, and much more serious cyclist, named Shunsuke Imaizumi notices Onoda riding his mamachari and mocks him inwardly until he sees Onoda riding up a steep hill with little effort. Another student named Naruko visits Akihabara to get some plastic Gundam models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda, who catches his attention because of his cycling skill on the mamachari. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club at their high school, Sohoku.