The live-action theatrical adaptation of Wataru Watanabe’s “Yowamushi Pedal” has announced that the highly-anticipated film will be released in Japanese cinemas 14th August. The film stars Kentarou Itou, Ryouta Bandou, Ryou Ryuusei, Shuntarou Yanagi, Ken Sugawara, Mizuki Inoue, and Sarutoki Minagawa.

“Yowamushi Pedal” follows the story of Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku who has just entered Sohoku High School. He wanted to join the school’s anime club to make friends, but it was unfortunately disbanded. He is then spotted by members of Sohoku’s cycling club, effortlessly going up a difficult hill despite using a heavy and inefficient city bike. They then recruit him to join the club and try competitive cycling instead.