Is Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu The New Yowamushi Pedal? Three Episode Impression Up!

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Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu

Genre:
Sports, School

Airing Date:
January 7 2017

Studios:
J.C. Staff

Honey’s Highlights

honey's anime character
Ahhhh Girls. Bikes. Girls on Bikes. High school girls riding bikes. High School girls riding bikes being cute and sporty. This is what these kind of anime are perfect for.
honey's anime character
I feel like you are forgetting something but I will let it slide. It's good to see another anime like Bakuon or Long Riders come along. Speaking of, Sports anime seem to be on the rise lately.
honey's anime character
Correct. This is also close to shows like Scorching Ping Pong Girls & Amanchu!, since the focus is not purely on the sport or activity, but rather the club and it's members.

honey's anime character
Both of you are right. Of course I will be here for those inevitable panty shots that we will get. Ehehehehehe

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Official Images / Key Visuals

Synopsis

Hiromi has moved from Nagasaki, a city with nothing but hills, to Kamakura. She heads to school on her bike, excited about her new life in Kamakura and her first day of high school. However, this is her first time going to school on a bike in quite a while, and she seems to be having some difficulties… That’s when she meets Tomoe and, through Tomoe’s instruction and joining the girls cycling club, Hiromi begins to change little by little.

Three Episode Impression

Another cycling anime, huh? Not really, since Minami Kamakura is more a Slice of a Life show featuring a group of high school girls than a sports anime. Don't watch it if you are an avid fan of cycling since the anime starts basically at point zero (with the main cast having to figure out what gears are and that you have to pedal in order to start moving - no joke). If, however, you are just looking for a cute show that allows you to follow anime girls around on their daily adventures, then you might find something in Minami Kamakura. On a more positive note, lots of energy was put into the artwork of the landscape and it makes you actually feel like you're in a rural area of Japan. To sum it up: cute Slice of Life show featuring high school girls? Yes. Actual cycling show with adrenaline-driven action? Not so much.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Hiromi Maiharu

Voice Actor: Reina Ueda


A bright and energetic girl from Nagasaki. Hasn’t ridden a bike since she was a child so has completely forgotten how to.

Tomoe Akitsuki

Voice Actor: Yuuki Hirose


A kind girl who’s good at looking after others. She meets Hiromi on her way to the school entrance ceremony, and ends up helping her practice cycling.

Natsume Higa

Voice Actor: Natsumi Fujihara


Part of a sports class and good at all types of exercise. Rides a road bike she inherited from her parents.

Fuyune Kamikura

Voice Actor: Natsumi Takamori


A daughter of a high-class family who is naive and unafraid of anything. She runs around here and there to take photographs of lots of different things.

Shiki Mori

Voice Actor: Sayumi Watanabe


A new teacher at Minami Kamakura High School who is in charge of Hiromi and Tomoe’s class. She has in-depth knowledge about bicycles and is a great advisor to Hiromi and the others.

Sandy McDougal

Voice Actor: Emiko Takeuchi


An exchange student from America. She’s friendly and able to get along well with anyone, but she also hates to lose. She’s in the same sports class as Natsumi and has the best physical abilities.

Episodes12
Other TitleMinami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Jitensha ni Hana wa Mau by AOP
  • Ending Song: Nijiyume Road by Ikasan
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Noriyuki Matsumoto
  • Director: Susumu Kudou
  • Series Composition: Kurasumi Sunayama
  • Character Design: Ryouichi Oogi
  • Animation Director: Ryouichi Oogi
  • Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
  • Music: Arte Refact

For more information: Manga Official Website

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