A new PV trailer has been released for Yowamushi Pedal Limit Break, previewing the anime’s latest opening and ending theme songs. This marks the fifth season of the long-running biking series Yowamushi Pedal and will premiere on October 9, 2022.
Rock band 04 Limited Sazabys is singing the anime’s opening theme “Keep going” while Novelbright is performing the ending theme “PRIDE.”
【#弱虫ペダル LIMIT BREAK】— NHKアニメ (@nhk_animeworld) August 12, 2022
04 Limited Sazabysの「Keep going」、
The production team consists of Osamu Nabeshima, who directed the franchise’s previous seasons, as director of the fifth season. Hiroyuki Horiuchi, who worked as a main animator in previous seasons, is handling the anime’s ride designs. Yukiko Ban returns as character designer after working on it for the third and fourth seasons and Kurasumi Sunayama is credited as the screenwriter. Yoshio Mizumura and Hiyori Denforword Akishino are also handling the mechanic designs for the newest season. TMS Entertainment is in charge of the animation production.
The previous season, Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line, aired in 2018. The first season aired in 2013 and was followed by Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road in 2014 and Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation in 2017.
The anime series is based on the long-running manga series by Wataru Watanabe, which first began on February 21, 2008 and has 75 tankoubon volumes as of August 2022. The manga is serialized in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shounen Champion under the Shounen Champion Comics label. Watanabe also launched a spin-off series titled Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike on August 16, 2012. The manga has also inspired an anime film, live-action drama series, a video game, and a live-action film adaptation.
Yen Press releases the manga series in English as two-in-one omnibus volumes and describes the story as:
Power-pedaling Sakamichi Onoda has long been conquering the steepest slopes and regularly making the ninety-kilometer round-trip to Akihabara on a mommy bike!! But when his bike commute to his new high school lands him in a confrontation with the serious first-year road racer Imaizumi, Onoda has a major showdown on his hands! Can this meek geek really out-pedal the future ace of the school road-racing team?!
Source: NHK Official Website