Yowamushi Pedal

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Synonyms: Yowapeda
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル
English: Yowamushi Pedal
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Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to Jul 1, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: RacingRacing
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.931 (scored by 117145117,145 users)
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Ranked: #7372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1043
Members: 234,333
Favorites: 2,286

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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]


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

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Opening Theme

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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)

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)

Episode Videos


Nov 13, 2021
Yowamushi Pedal, what an anime!

I am going to be clear, I have watched several animes but this is by a considerable amount, my favorite one.

Let's start with the story,

To be honest, it is quite simple. It is just Onoda and his team racing with bikes. But this is not negative, it is absolutely amazing! The simplicity of the story allows you to quickly understand the different scenarios and enjoy the intensity of the anime. The results for every race are very distinct and you never really know what is going to happen. I believe that the wins and losses are fairly split. Despite ...
Apr 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
(This review is for the first 2 seasons of Yowamushi Pedal)

This anime is what happens when you throw all the typical shonen characters into an anime about road racing. It’s pretty hilarious at times. It might be a weird comparison to some people, but my experience watching this was similar to the Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Some (most) of the characters are complete stereotypes. They’re also mostly stupid. They say things that are either blatantly obvious or completely wrong like 75% of the time, the rest of the time they’re usually being stupid over-the-top. There were times when it was a little bit touching ...
Mar 13, 2022
So I've noticed no one has talked about how Yowamushi Pedal utterly fails to portray cycling as a sport, so that's what I'll briefly cover here.

As an avid road cycling viewer I have found it impossible to ignore how any real world logic and strategy was completely thrown out the window for this series, how the teams are fully organized 100% of the time during races, how no one drafts off of anyone who isn't their teammates(I especially found this straight up insulting) and how there apparently is no such things as break-aways or random attacks to try and push an advantage. This anime makes ...

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