The official Twitter account of Longriders and Taishi Miyaki’s Long Riders! has announced that the manga will be adapted into a TV anime. It will be airing this October during the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season.
— ろんぐらいだぁす！＠アニメ化決定!! (@longriderscomic) November 6, 2015
The anime’s official website has launched and revealed the first main visual of the anime, as well as the cast and staff.
The main cast of the Long Riders! anime includes:
- Nao Touyama (Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi) will voice Ami Kurata
- Hiromi Igarashi (Orion in Amnesia) as Aoi Niigaki
- Rumi Ookubo (Tsumiki Miniwa in Acchi Kocchi) voices Hinako Saijou
- Yurika Kurosawa (First Major Role) is voicing Yayoi Ichinose
- Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) will voice the role of Saki Takamiya
The production staff consists of:
- Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou, Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san)
- Series Composer: Natsuko Takahashi (Ore Monogatari!!, Yuyushiki)
- Anime Character Designer: Jiemon Futsuzawa (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou and Wake Up, Girls! Animation Director)
- Animation Studio: Actus (Girls und Panzer, Mazinkaiser SKL)
Long Riders! is a comedic, slice of life, sports manga written by Longriders and illustrated by Taishi Miyaki. The series began in 2012 being published by Ichijinsha’s Comic Rex magazine. To date, a total of 6 volumes have been published; a spin-off chapter is set to release on May 27th. The manga’s 7th volume will release in Japan on June 27.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Ami Kurata, a first-year university student who has no athletic ability, suddenly falls in love with a folding bicycle after seeing it in front of a train station. Inspired by her newfound love, she starts saving up to buy a bicycle and to learn cycling.
The Long Riders! TV anime adaptation will be airing this October during the Fall/Autumn 2016 anime season. Further information about the series will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article - Anime News Network
Source Image - @longriderscomic
"Long Riders!", images and all associated brands and titles © 2016 Longriders, Taishi Miyaki, Ichijinsha, Actus and the Long Riders! Production Committee