Sentai Filmworks Licenses Long Riders! Anime
Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the Long Riders! television anime. The company plans to release the series digitally as part of its fall 2016 lineup and later on home video.
Daisuki announced in September that it would exclusively simulcast the series and has released the first two episodes. Sentai Filmworks has select streaming rights outside of the exclusive simulcast window but has not yet confirmed whether the show will stream on other platforms.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
For first-year college student Ami Kurata, it was love at first sight when she laid her eyes on a folding bike. She saves up money to buy one of her own, then pedals right into the exciting world of long-distance bicycling. After forming a cycling team on campus, Ami and her four new bike mates prepare for the ride of their lives in an upcoming long-distance race.
Taishi Miyake‘s original manga follows Ami Kurata, a first year college student with no special qualities. One day she happens to notice someone riding a folding bike, immediately falls in love with it, and uses all her savings to buy one. She eventually gets introduced to the world of long-distance bicycling and road racer bikes, and she forms a cycling team called Fortuna with four other female college students from the same school. Their goal is to ride in a “brevet” or long-distance event called “Fresh.”
Actas (Girls und Panzer, Moetan) is handling the animation production for the anime adaptation. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Yatterman Night, Muromi-san) is directing the anime, while Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Yuyushiki, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is in charge of series composition. Jiemon Futsuzawa (Psycho-Pass 2 episode animation director) is designing the characters.