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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
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Sotsu, Pony Canyon
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Genres: Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 12,996 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1641
Members: 26,500
Favorites: 203
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Ranked #869Popularity #1641Members 26,500
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Episodes: /26

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shinozaki, Mikoto
Shinozaki, Mikoto
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Yamato, Takeshi
Yamato, Takeshi
Main
Taniyama, Kishou
Japanese
Taniyama, Kishou
Fukazawa, Yousuke
Fukazawa, Yousuke
Main
Yasumura, Makoto
Japanese
Yasumura, Makoto
Fukazawa, Yuki
Fukazawa, Yuki
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori

Staff

Kato, Takao
Kato, Takao
Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Nagahama, Norihiko
Nagahama, Norihiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Hideya
Takahashi, Hideya
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

nugget05
Apr 28, 2008
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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Haduki
Oct 15, 2014
Ah, the puberty. A time in which we obsess over teen idols, or get angry about nothing, but above all, a time where we want to be acknowledged. So how does one get acknowledged? The best way, of course, is to prove anyone to be the best in something. After all, victors write history.

But it’s losers like Shinozaki Mikoto who are history.

Over Drive follows the protagonist and his journey on the bike, alongside the other members of the Sakura Bicycle Club. Their big dream is to participate in the Tour de France. But of course, it’s a long way until then – first, there read more
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ethann
Jun 4, 2008
This anime is about a boy who finds out the joy and romance in riding a bicycle. From the time he first rides his bicycle to his first race.

The story is unique in that its not everyday you have an anime about bicycle racing. What makes it so interesting is how they make bicycle racing sound so epic and how some unknown little loser can come out as one of the best. Like how they have different types of bicycle riders, climbers,sprinters,down-hil specialists,all rounders and so on.Although i felt that for an anime with romance as one of its genres it was quite a letdown read more
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fr0z3nshad3
Jan 22, 2008
Story : Is a nice story, and tells a lot about real cycling. It mentions things from real cycling, and thats positive, well, is not exactly like real cycling, but its not soo far at all.
However, sometimes is a bit boring, but still nice!


art: nothing special, but not so bad to give less than a 7.


sound: Well, sometimes it is a bit irritating, however i consider it not bad, so 7.


Character: I considered then well develloped, the anime mentions a lot of things about the charathers and thats good. Well, i didnt like some characters (yeah it normal, there are the ones we like and read more
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