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Over Drive

Over Drive

Alternative Titles

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


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


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biking comedy school sports


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)

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Adaptation: Over Drive

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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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.

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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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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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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