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Over Drive

Over Drive

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: OverDrive
Japanese: オーバードライヴ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2007 to Sep 26, 2007
Producers: Xebec, Pony Canyon
Genres: Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.891 (scored by 9753 users)
Ranked: #6492
Popularity: #1354
Members: 18,304
Favorites: 178
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

biking comedy school sports

Synopsis

Tour de France, it is the biggest bicycle race in the world. Now, a new achievement is about to be recorded in the history of Tour de France. The top racer is a Japanese boy named Shinozaki Mikoto.

"Why don't you join our bicycle club?" said Fukazawa, Shinozaki Mikoto's secret love.

Unfortunately, despite being a high school student, he doesn't know how to ride a bike. With no real idea of what the bicycle club is, he earnestly practices. After he overcomes this challenge, while he pedals along, something that was smoldering in his mind for 15 years ignites.

"I want to devote myself to bike riding."

Experiencing failure with his friends and rivals, he pedals towards becoming the top racer.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Over Drive

Characters & Voice Actors

Fukazawa, Yuki
Fukazawa, Yuki
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Fukazawa, Yousuke
Fukazawa, Yousuke
Main
Yasumura, Makoto
Japanese
Yasumura, Makoto
Shinozaki, Mikoto
Shinozaki, Mikoto
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Terao, Kouichi
Terao, Kouichi
Main
Nojima, Kenji
Japanese
Nojima, Kenji

Staff

Kato, Takao
Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Nagahama, Norihiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nemoto, Toshizou
Script



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Apr 28, 2008
nugget05
First off, I must start by saying that I may be a little biased when reviewing this anime because I'm totally a sports anime fan. And having watched quite a number of sports animes, Over Drive came as a refreshing change for me.

_Story_
The protagonist of the story is your typical weak willed, unless, low self esteem guy in school. But what is different about his character to other similarly carved sports lead characters is that he has a sense of humor. Unlike other characters, he does not dwell on his uselessness much, which is definitely something i appreciate a lot, since these dwellings can drag read more
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May 29, 2014
Hi-Five_Ghost
Over Drive is the very definition of “underdog”. No one expects much from it, but it manages to defy expectations and come out victorious. It’s not as popular as other sports titles like Hajime no Ippo or Eyeshield 21, but it can easily go toe-to-toe with the best of the genre. It’s a sweet, exciting, sometimes funny and highly enjoyable title that manages to entertain from the get-go right up to the very end. This is my review.

Contains Minor Spoilers

Story
The story of Over Drive centres around Shinozaki, a high school student who joins a cycling club upon discovering a love for the sport read more
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Recommendations

Both are about a weak main character that has a special ability or a passion for a certain sport and his evolution.
Over Drive and Yowamushi Pedal both involve the sport of cycling as a competitive game among its characters. The main male protagonists from both series are involved with club members that also share their passion in cycling. However, they were initially introduced more as outcasts at school. There is plenty of comedy in both series ranging from its dialogues, character interactions, and even the competitions themselves. As for cycling, both series bring out its intensity as the main male protagonists face off against rivals and challenges.

Opening Theme

"WINDER ~Boku wa Koko ni Iru~" by Shonen Kamikaze

Ending Theme

#1: "Saihate no Parade" by Merry (eps 1-13)
#2: "Koi Suzumi" by DEL (eps 14-26)

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