The fact that some anime shows do take while to get things rolling in terms of their next edition, it might indicate that the fifth installment of the show might be on the cards.
In Japan, scores of millennials and young adults are hooked on sports anime series as they find it supremely interesting. Anime have different kinds of genres, out of which fans in Japan love binge-watching rom-com and sports influenced stories. 'Yowamushi Pedal' which is known as Yowamushi Pedaru in Japanese, is one of such anime that falls under sports anime television series. This series is based on a manga series of the same name, created and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. The manga series was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion on February 21, 2008. It was reported that in spite of having crossed 60 volumes, there are new chapters that continue to get published even today.
It was after more than a decade when the initial publication of the manga series was picked up by a Japanese animation studio called TMS Entertainment, which was immensely interested in making a television series, and soon fans were lucky to watch Season 1 of Yowamushi Pedal. The adapted television manga series was titled Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road that premiered on October 7, 2014. The moment the anime television series made its way to the screen, it became a super hit amongst fans and was a highly successful show in general. There was no doubt about the fact that TMS Entertainment would not waste any time before releasing a sequel to Season 1.
However, this time the sequel was in the form of an anime movie, which got premiered on August 28, 2015. The movie too was a big hit and TMS Entertainment got a green light to make the third season of the show. The third season of Yowamushi Pedal was titled Yowamushi Pedal: Next Generation that premiered on January 10, 2017. The third season did not touch success the same way as season 1 did, but it too was a huge success. The constant hits and success made TMS Entertainment even more positive about everything and hence, the fourth season that was titled 'Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line' aired on January 9, 2018. After being renewed for so many times, it is obvious and only justified for the fans to expect more and wait for the fifth installment. Therefore, here is everything we could gather about the happenings of the fifth installment.
The fourth installment of the 'Yowamushi Pedal' consisted of 25 episodes that came on screen on January 9, 2019 and continued till June 26 of the same year. Even though the fans are hyped about season 5 of the show, there hasn't been any news or information that tells us that TMS Entertainment has got a thumbs up for the renewal. But, there are several possibilities that show that it is not impossible for the 5th installment to happen. The fact that some anime shows do take a long time to release their new addition, it might indicate that the fifth installment of the show might be in on the cards. We also need to consider the fact that this show has never disappointed the creators and have brought glory and success by being the most successful sports anime television series ever made. Taking all these aspects into consideration, season 5 is more likely to happen real soon (or so we hope.)
If we look at how in the fourth season, Sakamichi's adventure ended in the 112th episode, which is the 25th episode of season 4, one thing we can be positive about is the fact that there will be Yowamushi Pedal season 5 for sure. Even though there is no official announcement or no official comments from the team that has surfaced as yet, we will have to be patient and wait for that time to arrive soon. However, we can use our guessing power and hope to see the fifth installment sometime in 2020 or early 2021.
This series is an extraordinary mixture of drama and comedy and the episodes are beautifully constructed because of which viewers never lose their interest. The competitions and races that take place in the series keeps the viewers at the edge of their seats and inspire them every time. Season 5 of the anime series will see new character development and will have some more intense races where the competition among the lead characters will become serious.