Yowamushi Pedal: Special Ride

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Synonyms: Yowamushi Pedal OVA
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル SPECIAL RIDE


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 8, 2013
Producers: TOHO animation
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.381 (scored by 84138,413 users)
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Ranked: #20512
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Popularity: #4209
Members: 17,302
Favorites: 10

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Sakamichi Onoda is an otaku who just wants to find more people to join the recently disbanded anime club with him. However, when a couple cyclists spy his skill in riding the bulky mamachari bike he's had since youth, they attempt to convince him to join the bicycle racing club instead.

An OVA bundled with the 29th volume of the comic book.


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Suwa, Ayaka
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"Top of Tops!" by Miki Kanzaki (Ayaka Suwa)

May 6, 2014
lrdalucard (All reviews)
In this "Episode" you will be watching a small portion of the schools training, (mainly focused on Sohoku) a little while before Inter High at Hakone occur. Should you waste time to watch this? Well why not, you get to know a bit more about Onoda's anime merchandise and relationship with his "Climber Senpai"!
Also if you still did not watch the anime, this episode might be a bit spoiler so check the first 20 episodes, before you come watch this!

Good points of this special episode is that you get to see a little morel development between a Senpai and Kohai's Friendship, I'm referring to Makishima read more
Mar 15, 2021
zztl9 (All reviews)
tldr; A wholesome episode mainly revolving around how Onoda and Makishima got to be closer through Onoda's weeb activities during a training session that takes place prior to the Hakone race

This episode made me simp for Makishima tbh - he's so sweeet aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

In the main anime, we only got maybe a single episode of the team preparing for the race as a whole, so it was nice of them to make a special episode of nothing major happening, just some extras for fans of the series.

Since Onoda is the main character of the anime, obviously he's still gonna get hung up on something stupid (which read more

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