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
Special site (English): http://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom/mt
Special site (Japanese): http://global.yamaha-motor.com/jp/showroom/mt/
Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/YamahaMotorGlobal
For information regarding this release, please contact the Advertising Group at the Corporate Communication Division at +81-538-32-1150
Yamaha Motor (TOKYO: 7272) is a world-leading producer of motorcycles, marine products, power products and surface mounters. The company’s diverse business and wide variety of products are built around its proprietary technologies focused on small engines, fiberglass-reinforced plastics and electronic control. Yamaha Motor conducts global development, production and marketing operations through 140 subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates in 30 countries. About 90% of consolidated net sales are generated in more than 200 countries outside of Japan. The company is steadily restructuring its global engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities for sustainable long-term growth. Please visit http://global.yamaha-motor.com.