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YOWAMUSHI PEDAL: UP THE ROAD

Original Title
Yowamushi Pedal 弱虫ペダル
Production Year
2020
Release Date
August 14, 2020
Running Time
112min.
Genre
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Color
Color
Sound
5.1ch
Director
Cast
Ren NAGASE 永瀬廉 (King&Prince) (According to my Butler)
Kentaro ITO 伊藤健太郎 (Café Funicli Funicla, Ride your wave)
Kanna HASHIMOTO 橋本環奈 (Kingdom,Kaguya-sama: Love is War)

The mega-hit sports manga, made into a live-action movie for the first time ever!

Introdcution
The story revolves around Sakamichi Onoda, a high school boy who loves loves loves anime. He’s not much of an athlete and doesn’t have any friends. One day, he joins the cycle racing club at school, where he unexpectedly displays talent as a bicycle racer. He finds happiness in working to exceed his limits for the friends he made for the first time and compete in the races with them. He also learns what it means to work for somebody and support somebody. This is a story of young inspiring athletes. It’s the perfect movie to watch in the year 2020, an Olympic year.
Synopsis
Sakamichi Onoda (Ryo Nagase) is a high school freshman nerd with no friends and spends his free time pedaling his granny bicycle some 40 kilometers from Chiba to the anime shops of Akihabara in Tokyo. Having anticipated to at last make friends in high school by joining the school’s anime club, Onoda finds to his shock that the club has been disbanded. But then Onoda is spotted effortlessly pedaling up a steep hill on his granny bike by fellow freshman, Shunsuke Imaizumi (Kentaro Ito), who, immediately challenges him to a race. For the first time in his life, Onoda experiences the joy and camaraderie of cycling. He then meets another freshman, Shokichi Naruko (Ryota Bando), in Akihabara who gets him to join the cycle racing club. Suddenly, Onoda has a social life, surrounded by club manager, Miki Kanzaki (Kanna Hashimoto), and respected upperclassmen, team captain Shingo Kinjo (Ryo Ryusei), Yusuke Makishima (Shuntaro Yanagi) and Jin Tadokoro (Ken Sugawara). With a big prefectural race just around the corner, Onoda digs deep to uncover a hidden athletic talent and gets selected as a regular team member. Now he must not disappoint his first friends ever and help them qualify for the national championships.