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Yowamushi Pedal (Manga)

Yowamushi Pedal

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Weak Pedals
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 7, 2008 to ?
Authors: Watanabe, Wataru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion

Statistics

Score: 8.191 (scored by 591 users)
Ranked: #5492
Popularity: #2202
Members: 1,740
Favorites: 83
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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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 Manga

Spin-off: Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike, Shousetsuban Yowamushi Pedal
Adaptation: Yowamushi Pedal, Yowamushi Pedal: Special Ride

Characters

 Shunsuke
Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Main
 Shoukichi
Naruko, Shoukichi
Main
 Sakamichi
Onoda, Sakamichi
Main
 Hajime
Aoyagi, Hajime
Supporting
 Yasutomo
Arakita, Yasutomo
Supporting
 Juichi
Fukutomi, Juichi
Supporting
Ishigaki, Koutarou
Supporting



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Apr 8, 2014
bakaburg
Yowamushi Pedal should become essential reading. Wonderfully written, this sports manga features a truly wide variety of characters that leave you wondering which team to root for while always essentially backing the protagonist team.

You have the protagonist of Onoda, a fellow otaku whose previous biking experience included riding a "mommy bike" solely to buy anime merchandise. He's a nerd which is commented on frequently but also just as frequently forgotten. Although he is prone to being nauseatingly optimistic at times, the character carries the story without leaving you to forget about background characters.

To some, or maybe most; the manga artwork is much too read more
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Apr 7, 2013
Neon_Shadow
(My first review so please be lenient)

To me, this is like a hidden gem.....If you've grabbed hold of it, dont let go of it...

The story is great, it gets you pumped up without fail. One part, you may be just relaxing in your bed reading at the next you're shouting at the top of your lungs "GO! GO!". It really is very gripping. Of course though, if you dont like the shounen type of setting, I would advise you to stay away from it.

The art is just plain amazing. You may think it is too simple at the start but once it has picked up read more
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User Recommendations

Both are manga where the main character start out as loners but soon discover bicycle racing in some form and at the same time gain friends. Both have a strong theme of competition.

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