Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

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Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club
Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu volume 1
南鎌倉高校女子自転車部
(Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu)
Genre Sport (Road bicycle racing)
Manga
Written by Noriyuki Matsumoto
Published by Mag Garden
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Comic Blade
Original run August 2011 – present
Volumes 9
Anime television series
Directed by Susumu Kudo
Produced by Hideki Kunigiyama
Jo Kotaki
Takao Asaga
Haruki Ashitate
Keiji Hamada
Eiji Maesaka
Written by Kurasumi Sunayama
Music by Arte Refact
Studio J.C.Staff, A.C.G.T
Licensed by
Original network AT-X, TVO, tvk, TVA
English network
Original run January 6, 2017 May 15, 2017
Episodes 13
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Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (南鎌倉高校女子自転車部, Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu) is a Japanese manga series by Noriyuki Matsumoto, serialized in Mag Garden's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Comic Blade since August 2011. It has been collected in nine tankōbon volumes. A 13-episode anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff and A.C.G.T aired between January 6 and May 15, 2017.

Characters[edit]

Hiromi Maiharu (舞春 ひろみ, Maiharu Hiromi)
Voiced by: Haruka Kudō (drama CD), Reina Ueda (anime)[2]
A first year student from class B at Minami Kamakura Girls High School. Hiromi and her family were moved from Nagasaki to Kamakura. She is a cheerful but slightly clumsy girl. At first, she can't ride a bicycle because she have forgotten how to ride it long time ago. But gradually, she learn many things about bicycle and began to interested with it. She began to love bicycle activities and realizes that her bicycle journey made her met so many friends.
Tomoe Akitsuki (秋月 巴, Akizuki Tomoe)
Voiced by: Eriko Matsui (drama CD), Yuki Hirose (anime)[2]
A first year student from class B at Minami Kamakura Girls High School, the same class as Hiromi. Tomoe is a native from Kamakura and Hiromi's first friend when she first came to Kamakura. She gets along well with Hiromi at their first meet and help her to rides bicycle in the first day of school. She also the one who guide Hiromi and their teacher, Shiki-sensei, to cycling around the ways of Kamakura. After the Night Criterium event, She is appointed by all members as a Minami Kamakura High School cycling club's president, which she agrees. She is called Tomo-chan by Hiromi.
Natsumi Higa (比嘉 夏海, Higa Natsumi)
Voiced by: Saori Hayashi (drama CD), Natsumi Fujiwara (anime)[2]
A first year Student from class C at Minami Kamakura Girls High School. Natsumi is originally from Okinawa and moved to Kamakura. She is the first member of Minami Kamakura High School cycling club that seen riding a road bike, even though she is also a beginner like her fellow club members. She is good at sports, especially swimming, that makes seniors of school's swimming club convinces her to become their member. She is good at cooking.
Fuyune Kamikura (神倉 冬音, Kamikura Fuyune)
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (drama CD), Natsumi Takamori (anime)[2]
A first year student from class D at Minami Kamakura Girls High School. Fuyune is a granddaughter of Minami Kamakura High School's headmaster, and became inspired from her cycling adventures. She has an older sister which is still hospitalized and promised her to begin adventures with her own feet. She still struggling in a climbing road when cycling. She is good at memorizing.
Sandy McDougal (サンディ・マクドゥガル, Sandi Makudugaru)
Voiced by: Satsumi Matsuda (drama CD), Emiko Takeuchi (anime)[2]
A first year student from Class E at Minami Kamakuta Girls High School. Sandy is an American from Colorado who moved to Kamakura to attend high school. She made a cameo appearance in Episode 1, and appears again as Mr. Bear (クマ さん Kuma-san) in episode 6, participated at cycling event -Night Criterium- inside a bear costumes. Her actual appearance is in Episode 9, where she became friends with Hiromi and the other girls, also joining the cycling club afterwards. Her close winning at the cycling race event in a bear costume proves that she has a strongest physical capabilities among all cycling club members.
Shiki Mori (森 四季, Mori Shiki)
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (drama CD), Sayumi Watabe (anime)[2]
Shiki is a teacher at Minami Kamakura Girls High School and a long time cyclist rider. Later, she became the advisor of high school's cycling club. She is a new teacher in the school. Shiki also taught her students about many cycling aspects and techniques which is really helpful for the cycling club's developments.
Nagisa Mori (森 渚, Mori Nagisa)
Voiced by: Mariko Honda (drama CD), Akari Kitō (anime)
Nagisa is Shiki's younger sister and the owner of bread shop called Bakery Flat. She is also a cyclist and knows some cycling aspects, as shown when she helps Natsumi to repair her bike's tire. Her shop sometimes become a rest area for cyclists.
Tsuru Kotobuki (寿 鶴, Kotobuki Tsuru)
Voiced by: Azumi Asakura (drama CD), Ai Kakuma (anime)
Tsuru is a worker at Bakery Flat. She also often helps Korone in her shop.
Korone Hōōji (鳳凰寺 コロネ, Hōōji Korone)
Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (drama CD), Yurika Kubo (anime)[2]
Korone is the manager of bicycle shop called Cycle Flat, which is located next to Bakery Flat. People always mistaken her as a child due to her small and child-like appearance, but she is actually an adult and a cyclist that participated in an event at Taiwan.
Ryūko Kamikura (神倉 龍子, Kamikura Ryūko)
Voiced by: Miyuki Ichijou (anime)
Ryuko is the headmaster of Minami Kamakura Girls High School. Long time ago, when she is a high school student, she was a member of Minami Kamakura School's cycling club.
Yuika Akitsuki (秋月 結花, Akizuki Yuika)
Voiced by: Yui Fukuo (anime)[2]
Yuika is Tomoe's younger sister. She design a uniform for Minami Kamakura High School Girl's cycling club.

Hiroko Azuma (吾妻 博子?, Azuma Hiroko)

Voiced by: Ikumi Hayama (anime)
A second year student at Minami Kamakura Girls High School. Hiroko is a member of the school's swim team. Initially miffed at Natsumi, a promising swimmer, choosing to join the newly created bicycle club over the swim team, she nonetheless respects the girls, although is not above harassing them periodically.

Sabaya-san, Alpaca-san, Tootsie-san (サバヤーさん、アルパカーさん、トツぃーさん, Sabaya-san, Arupaka-san, Totsu-i-san)

Cyclists and customers of Bakery Flat.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff and A.C.G.T aired from January 6, 2017 to May 15, 2017.[3][4] The opening theme is "Jitensha ni Hana wa Mau" (自転車に花は舞う, lit. "Flower Dances With Bike"), performed by the idol unit AŌP.[5] Crunchyroll streamed the anime.[6] The anime ran for 12 episodes and will be released across four three episode BD/DVD volumes.[7] A 13th episode had been delayed and was broadcast at a later date.[8]

No. Official English title[a]
Original Japanese title
Original air date
1 "Entrance Ceremony!"
"Nyūgakushiki!" (入学式!) 
January 6, 2017
2 "Go Explore Kamakura!"
"Kamakura Tansaku ni Go!" (鎌倉探索にGo!) 
January 13, 2017
3 "Let's Start a Girls Cycling Club!"
"Joshi Jitensha-bu, Hajimetemasu!" (女子自転車部、はじめてます!) 
January 20, 2017
4 "I Won't Let You Take Natsumi-chan!"
"Natsumi-chan wa Watasanai yo!" (夏海ちゃんは渡さないよ!) 
January 27, 2017
5 "Choosing a Bicycle is Hard?"
"Jitensha o Erabu no wa Muzukashii?" (自転車を選ぶのは難しい?) 
February 3, 2017
6 "First Race!"
"Hajimete no Rēsu!" (はじめてのレース!) 
February 10, 2017
7 "What Can I Do?"
"Watashi ni wa Dekiru Koto wa?" (わたしにはできることは?) 
February 17, 2017
8 "All Together!"
"Minna to Issho ni!" (みんなと一緒に!) 
February 24, 2017
9 "A Challege From Mr. Bear?!"
"Kumasan kara no Chōsen-jō!?" (クマさんからの挑戦状!?) 
March 3, 2017
10 "Let's Go On a Trip!"
"Rinkō de Ikou!" (輪行で行こう!) 
March 10, 2017
11 "Bicycles Are Strange"
"Jitensha tte, Fushigi" (自転車って、ふしぎ) 
March 17, 2017
12 "The Road Keeps Going"
"Michi wa Madamada Tsuzuiteru" (道はまだまだつづいてる) 
March 24, 2017
13 "We're In Taiwan!!"
"Kita yo, Taiwan!!" (来たよ、台湾!!) 
May 15, 2017

Note[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2017 Anime Lineup". Crunchyroll. January 20, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Anime's Cast, Staff, Visual Unveiled". Anime News Network. October 18, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. August 10, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Anime Premieres in January". Anime News Network. October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "AŌP Performs Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Anime Opening Theme". Anime News Network. November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Anime". Anime News Network. December 29, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "BD/DVD". 
  8. ^ "Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Anime's Episode 13 Delayed". Anime News Network. March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 

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