Season 3 of "Master of Torque" Released, An original anime series celebrating motorcycles set in Japan in the near future
April 27, 2016
IWATA, April 27, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announces the April 27, 2016 global release of the final episode of "Master of Torque," an original short entertainment anime series that began with its first episode released online in the spring of 2014.
Like the previous installments of the anime, Season 3 will be released on the internet via the anime's special website and the official Yamaha Motor YouTube channel. In addition to the original Japanese version, Season 3 can be viewed with subtitles in five additional languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Season 1 was released in the spring and through to summer of 2014, and was followed by Season 2 in the spring of 2015. Season 3 will again use Japanese animation to tell a fictional story and illustrate the unique characteristics of Yamaha's MT Series of motorcycles and the joy that comes from controlling a motorcycle at will. Until now, the stage was in Tokyo, the globally recognized source of modern Japanese culture, but this final installment moves the story to the foot of Mt. Fuji, the final destination of Route 246, to bring the dramatic story of three motorcyclists to a climax.
The anime's production combines the storytelling and animation techniques of Japanese animation and the talent of several accomplished anime voice actors. These aspects have won popularity among young people in countries throughout Europe and North America as well as the countries of the ASEAN region. Younger generations have become less interested in vehicles in general, but they are very familiar with anime, and Yamaha Motor hopes this entertainment series will help communicate the exhilarating fun a motorcycling lifestyle can bring.