“Master of Torque” Epilogue Released, An original anime series celebrating motorcycles set in Japan in the near future
December 26, 2016
IWATA,December 26, 2016—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announces the December 26, 2016 global release of an epilogue installment to "Master of Torque," an original short entertainment anime series that began with its first episode released online in the spring of 2014 and ended with the final episode released in April 2016.
Like the previous installments of the anime, the epilogue has been released on the internet via the anime's special website and the official Yamaha Motor YouTube channel. In addition to the original Japanese version, it can be viewed with subtitles in five additional languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Master of Torque uses Japanese animation to tell a fictional story and illustrate the unique characteristics of Yamaha's iconic MT Series of motorcycles as well as the joy that comes from being in complete control of a motorcycle. Season 1 and Season 2 were set in central Tokyo, a globally recognized source of modern Japanese culture. Then the climactic Season 3 moved the story to the foot of Mt. Fuji, near the final destination of Route 246, and brought the dramatic tale of the story's three motorcyclists to a close. The newly released epilogue shows what happens after the events of the final episode.
Like the main three episodes, the epilogue's production combines the storytelling and animation techniques of Japanese animation and the talent of several accomplished anime voice actors. Through anime, a media popular primarily among younger generations, Yamaha Motor hopes this entertainment series will help communicate the strength of bonds between people and the exhilarating fun a motorcycling lifestyle can bring.