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Yowamushi Pedal


Alternative Titles

English: Yowamushi Pedal
Synonyms: Yowapeda
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to Jul 1, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TOHO animation
Licensors: Discotek
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.191 (scored by 38,986 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #627
Members: 78,633
Favorites: 1,391
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Ranked #315Popularity #627Members 78,633
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Episodes: /38

Synopsis

Sakamichi Onoda is a cheerful otaku looking to join his new school's anime club, eager to finally make some friends. Unfortunately, the club has been disbanded and he takes it upon himself to revive it by finding students who are willing to join. Without much luck, Onoda decides to make a round trip to Akihabara on his old, bulky city bicycle, a weekly 90-kilometer ride he has been completing since fourth grade.

This is when he meets fellow first year student, Shunsuke Imaizumi, a determined cyclist who is using the school's steep incline for practice. Surprised by Onoda's ability to climb the hill with his specific type of bicycle, Imaizumi challenges him to a race, with the proposition of joining the anime club should Onoda win. And thus begins the young boy's first foray into the world of high school bicycle racing!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Tokyo on September 28, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on October 8, 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Onoda, Sakamichi
Onoda, Sakamichi
Main
Yamashita, Daiki
Japanese
Yamashita, Daiki
Naruko, Shoukichi
Naruko, Shoukichi
Main
Fukushima, Jun
Japanese
Fukushima, Jun
Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Main
Toriumi, Kousuke
Japanese
Toriumi, Kousuke
Midousuji, Akira
Midousuji, Akira
Supporting
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese
Yusa, Kouji

Staff

Nabeshima, Osamu
Nabeshima, Osamu
Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Sunayama, Kurasumi
Sunayama, Kurasumi
Script
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Reclimb (リクライム)" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D (eps 1-12)
#2: "Yowamushi na Honoo (弱虫な炎)" by Dirty Old Men (eps 13-25)
#3: "Be As One" by Team Souhoku (Sakamichi Onoda, Shunsuke Imaizumi, Shoukichi Naruko, Shingo Kinjou, Yuusuke Makishima, Jin Tadokoro) (eps 26-38)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Kaze wo Yobe (風を呼べ)" by Under Graph (eps 1-12)
#2: "I am ready" by AUTRIBE featuring Dirty Old Men (eps 13-25)
#3: "Glory Road" by Team Hakone Gakuen (Juichi Fukutomi, Sangaku Manami, Jinpachi Toudou, Hayato Shinkai, Yasutomo Arakita, Touichirou Izumida) (eps 26-38)



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Veronin
Aug 12, 2014
Peer pressure often prevents us from being the person we want to be. The teenage years entail a necessity for conformity and a fear of change. Physical appearance, grades, money and social status are used to determine someone's value in society. Or so it seems.

For Onoda Sakamichi, he finds his place by pedalling and pedalling forward.

Yowamushi Pedal is a story of a weak-willed, unattractive and friendless otaku finding joy in life through the sweat of sport. Nobody, including himself, thinks him capable of more than shopping for manga and singing embarrassing anime songs. He rides his cheap bicycle from school to Akihabara once a week read more
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alcombra
Jun 30, 2014
Well, this was one long ride, and what an enjoyable one it was.

Yowamushi Pedal is by far one of the most enjoyable anime I've seen. It was able to glorify bikes and so much more to such a high extent, changing the way I view biking and sports anime forever.

Story 9/10
Yowapeda is about freshman in Highschool named Onoda Sakamichi. His goals at the time was to join the anime club, make friends, and go to Akiba with the club. However, he is shocked when he discovers that the anime club was disbanded because no one joined. Onoda is saddened because he feared he was going read more
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Stark700
Sep 7, 2014
Hobbies. Everyone has them whether when you were just a kid, during high school, or as an adolescent. But everyone’s hobbies vary. Hobbies pique interest and interest can lead into an obsession. For Sakamichi Onoda, his hobby is watching anime to the point of obsession. You remember that one time when you forgot to record your favorite show that airs late at night? Well for Sakamichi, that could be a catastrophe. But little does Sakamichi know that his hobby will lead him to an encounter with destiny. That encounter leads him to ride the winds and steer the Yowamushi Pedal.

A tour with Yowamushi Pedal will read more
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Haduki
Oct 2, 2014
At one point or another, one faces a metaphorical wall, and no matter how much effort one puts into breaking it, it is futile. What does one do, then? Give up? Wait? Have the willpower to try again and again?

This, essentially, is what Yowamushi Pedal is about.

Yowamushi Pedal, Weak Pedals in English and Yowapeda for short, follows Onoda Sakamichi and his journey to have fun with friends he never had, as well as his struggles in the world of road racing he gets dragged into. It’s, of course, not a unique concept by any means – after all, many sports shows follow the scheme of read more
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