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Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yowapeda
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to ?
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 7352 users)
Ranked: #4422
Popularity: #1111
Members: 21,640
Favorites: 183
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Synopsis

Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it's been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.

Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari—a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries—to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamchari up a steep road.

Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?

Related Anime

Adaptation: Yowamushi Pedal
Side story: Yowamushi Pedal: Special Ride

Characters & Voice Actors

Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Main
Toriumi, Kousuke
Japanese
Toriumi, Kousuke
Naruko, Shoukichi
Naruko, Shoukichi
Main
Fukushima, Jun
Japanese
Fukushima, Jun
Onoda, Sakamichi
Onoda, Sakamichi
Main
Yamashita, Daiki
Japanese
Yamashita, Daiki
Aoyagi, Hajime
Aoyagi, Hajime
Supporting
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu

Staff

Nabeshima, Osamu
Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Theme Song Performance
Toriumi, Kousuke
Theme Song Performance



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Nov 24, 2013
ishruns
I am loathe to use this term but there is something about Yowamushi Pedal that makes it infinitely fun, tense, interesting and epic - an X-factor. As a serious fan of half a dozen sports from F1 to Tennis and a huge fan of a broad range of animes, I feel quite well-placed to explain why YP is as good as it is.

Story 10/10
The classic underdog story of natural talent rising to the top. YP is just that as Otaku Onoda Sakamichi enters the world of endurance race biking. But Onoda's goals are not to achieve a Tour de France without using read more
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Mar 8, 2014
x264titan
Story:
A young boy who happens to be an otaku realizes that he loves riding bicycles and hence joins the bicycling club in high school. Participating and winning in the Inter-High competition is what he and his friends work towards.
As you can see it's simple and easy to follow. It doesn't deviate from the core of the plot but having said that, the pace does tend to slow down a bit more than it should in certain episodes.

Art:
I would have liked smoother stuff here and there but otherwise the staff members have done a pretty good job. Backgrounds are done really well and I was read more
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Recommendations

While the other characters aren't similar, both of the main characters are boys in high school who are talented in riding a particular vehicle (car in Initial D and bike in Yowamushi Pedal). Despite showing no interest in the sports of their respective vehicles, they have used them frequently and gained a natural talent for riding them, due to doing a certain activity constantly from a young age (delivering Tofu at night and riding to Akihabara). Eventually, they race against someone else, revealing their true potential despite their outdated/unprofessional models (AE86 and a mommy bike). Other racers are then attracted to their skill. However, Initial D has a more serious tone while Yowamushi Pedal has a lighthearted one.
Both have wimpy main characters that have hidden talents. Both have characters that start out weak compared to the other characters, but eventually grow in terms of strength and skill as the story goes on. Both main characters have some sort of side kick who is physically brawny and skilled in their respective sport. The deurotagonist is hot blooded, and determined to become the best in the sport.

Opening Theme

#1: "Reclimb (リクライム)" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D
#2: "Yowamushi na Honoo (弱虫な炎)" by Dirty Old Men
#3: "Be As One" by Team Sōhoku(Sakamichi Onoda, Shunsuke Imaizumi, Shoukichi Naruko, Shingo Kinjou, Yuusuke Makishima, Jin Tadokoro)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kaze wo Yobe (風を呼べ)" by Under Graph
#2: "I am ready" by AUTRIBE featuring Dirty Old Men
#3: "Glory Road" by Team Hakone Gakuen(Juichi Fukutomi, Sangaku Manami, Jinpachi Toudou, Hayato Shinkai, Yasutomo Arakita, Touichirou Izumida)

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