Different sports yet both series have high spirits when it comes to teamplay. The main male characters are part of a team in the perspective sport they are involved in. But with that also comes adversaries and obstacles they must overcome. Considering to be an underdog, both series highlights their growth. At the same time, other characters on their team also get insight on their roles in the story. I recommend both series for sports fan interested in teamwork and a competitive atmosphere.
Both main characters, Onoda and Hinata strive to become better at their respective sport. Also, Imaizumi and Kageyama are both simiilar since they are already considered high tier players when the show starts.
Both shows have intense cliffhangers, and an urge to keep watching the show, hoping that the main characters will find success and be victorious in their battles.
Hinata - Onoda
Both of them joins the club as amateurs. Both of them have the potential in the sport but they do not realise it, and has other people around him to teach him how to play it
Kageyama - Imaizumi
Both of them are good in the sports they do when they were in middle school. However, both of them faced problems in their area because of that. Kageyama - No one wanted his toss. Imaizumi - Midousuji cheated him. Also, both of them help the protagonist of the story improve their skills
Overall, other than similar traits and background of the main characters (Both 1st years also), there are other similarities like how the senpais help the kouhais through their experience in which they gained from working hard when they first started out. Both animes also have alumni helping them improve in their sports. If you like Haikyuu, you will probably like yowamushi pedal as well! :)
Both have characters that are Beginners to sports. Through sheer will and hard work the character improves quickly one is in racing bikes and the other in tennis. Both characters have something unique about them one is an otaku and one is an expert note taker. I really enjoy both and if you have seen one, you definitely want to see the other.
They may be related to different sports, but both series' main male protagonist are part of a club. And in that club, they find a new passion in sports.
In similarity, there is the desire to win and achieve through hard work. Both series' main male protagonist struggle through obstacles. They face powerful rivals while learning more about the sport that they are enduring. It is a journey that they put their shoes into as the first step to achieve a name in the sports world. I recommend both series for anyone looking for an anime with energy, integrity, and what it means to achieve a dream. read more
These two anime can't really be much more similar than this. The only real difference is the fact, that one is about biking and one is about tennis. Both have main characters, who hold a really big potential to the sport in them, without really knowing it. And both are such hard working people, you wouldn't imagine.
Both series tell a story about a rather unpopular guy getting good in a sport and striving his way through the competition there is.
Both MC's have huge amount of talent and potential for the sport they later on gravitate to
Both MC's want to be the best and go through tons of training and hard work to achieve it
The two series show more than one main character trying to become the best which slowly shows a grow of friendship but also rivalry's as well
Both series have Comedy, Sport, school life, Shounen, elements
Both are focused on a small group of people, the MC is new to their respective sport.
Character development is very well done.
They story for both keeps viewers wanting to watch more after every episode yet there is enough variation to keep them from being a copy paste with a new skin on it.
Both currently have two seasons, YowaPedal has ended. (sadly)
While Yowamushi Pedal is more akin to a shonen-style of writing when it comes to its logic in sports, the two protagonists are similar in that they are both unexpected golden players in their field. Both show the huge amount of progress both characters make throughout the series, but while Baby Steps is more focused on Eiichiro's growth and battles while occasionally showing glimpses of rivals and friends playing their games, Yowamushi Pedal is far more all-encompassing, deciding to instead show many characters and their interactions. If you want a Baby Steps that's a little more flashy but instead has many wonderful interactions with tons of colorful characters, here's where to go. read more
Both have wimpy main characters that have hidden talents. Both have characters that start out weak compared to the other characters, but eventually grow in terms of strength and skill as the story goes on. Both main characters have some sort of side kick who is physically brawny and skilled in their respective sport. The deurotagonist is hot blooded, and determined to become the best in the sport.
Even though one anime is about bicycling and the other one about basketball it does have some similarities.
• In both series:
- Main character seems weak at first.
- Some of the first years are strong and there are some admirable senpai's.
- There are other teams which stories are also shown in the anime. The teams already know each other and have competed before, they also come to research each other before the game/race.
Why chose between battle shounen and sport when you can have both?
Lazer vision, speeding blur effects, OP power-ups, shouting out attack names, and a very generous dose of nakama power. Kuroko no Basket has slightly higher production value, but Yowamushi Pedal makes up for what it lacks with truly outrageous/outstanding attack sequences. There is drama, there is laughter, and there is plenty of intense sweaty stare-downs accentuated by zoom effects.
They may relate to different sports but these two series are no strangers to hardworking protagonists who works their way up the ladder to earn pride and respect.
Both series deals with a protagonist who starts out as an average competitor in their sports of interest but later becomes skilled through hard work and determination. This includes facing the obstacles, fighting the best, and being themselves while discovering their own talents. They also show good sportsmanship with their peers and always fights for what they believe in.
Both series has comedy and drama as well. Ippo has hints of romance while Yowamushi Pedal adapts a more humorous style of presenting itself. read more
So far, Yowamushi Pedal seemingly follows the same story as Hajime no Ippo. The main character is virtually identical; he's timid, weak, and scared of people and relationships. Both characters are looking to do something that they love and are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. Out of all the anime I've watched, this one has given me that feeling that I felt while watching Ippo fight.
In the beginning, both of the main characters are in a conflict of some sort that later someone comes up to them and provides assistance. Then, they are introduced to a sport which they will enjoy. Ippo and Onoda have similiar personalities of being scared easily, apologizing for no reason whatsoever, and when they step in to their positions for the sport they play, they ROCK it.
Over Drive is, of course the most similar anime to Yowamushi Pedal. To the point that one could argue that it's a copy. Don't be tricked though, Over Drive exists since 2005 as a manga, while Yowapeda began in 2008. It's very easy to see that some inspirations came from Over Drive.
Both are about cycling, both are about a young uncool boy self-realizing and becoming confident through road races. Many other second characters appear to share the same characterization.
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.
The protagonists have some similarities both not having a good goal in life.
Imaizumi have many similarities with Kurosuke.
The two club captains have some similarities too.
There is a girl that both protagonists like.
This two series are bicycle/emotional/sports anime that leave an impact on you.
Yup, Over Drive is also about riding a bicycle and having rivals. Races um well also similar, main characters comes out with potential, cycling clubs in highschool, there is also one main female character in both series (romanceeee yey) . Yep, quite similar except for the art style. (I love the art~) You should try this if you love either one <,< Like meh ;3
Both are about cycling and the will to win and improve. Yowamushi Pedal has a longer story with more characters and focuses more on teamwork but Over Drive is a little shorter and focuses mostly on one individual with a few supporting characters.
While the other characters aren't similar, both of the main characters are boys in high school who are talented in riding a particular vehicle (car in Initial D and bike in Yowamushi Pedal). Despite showing no interest in the sports of their respective vehicles, they have used them frequently and gained a natural talent for riding them, due to doing a certain activity constantly from a young age (delivering Tofu at night and riding to Akihabara). Eventually, they race against someone else, revealing their true potential despite their outdated/unprofessional models (AE86 and a mommy bike). Other racers are then attracted to their skill. However, Initial D has a more serious tone while Yowamushi Pedal has a lighthearted one. read more
The focus on competitions and getting into the technicality of driving or riding in both Initial D and Yowamushi Pedal both have nice balances. Both main characters initially never were involved in the sport and become interested early in the series. Seeing that sort of excitement was fun in both. The excitment developed during races are also very similar. I'd have to say in terms of differences, Yowamushi Pedal is bit more light-hearted and innocent due to the main character and settings but overall the feelings and shining parts of both series are very similar and will be enjoyed with both series.
Initial D and Yowamushi Pedal takes the idea of competitions and brings it to a level like never before. The competitive atmosphere of both series are astonishing as we witness the main characters compete against one another. They strive to do their best and improve through experiences while learning from mistakes.
Both series focuses on different sports but involves the usage of a vehicle. Among them are various brands that characters use/adjust to give them an edge in the competition. Additionally, each character has their own style in operating their vehicles that brings out the shows' uniqueness.
Both are about 2 highschoolers who are talented at using vehicles for speed one with a bike and with a car. In Yowamushi the main character isn't interested in sports and cycling but has cycled everyday to his favorite anime shop 45km away since the 4th grade. In Initial D the main charater isn't interested in street racing but had to deliever tofu for his father and drive up and down the mountain pass since the 7th grade. Also they both use very out dated vehicles, in Yowamushi the main character uses a Mommy Bike and in Initial D the main character uses a car from 1986.  read more
-Both characters wimpy at first
-Both characters gets strong by finding what they like, they've changed dramastically
-Both has a girl they like in the anime
-Both sports related, very similar
-Both sports anime
The main characters from both series are timid, small in size, and wimpy. Both did odd jobs throughout their lives which helped develop their skill. Then one day they find out what they truly love. In Eyeshield 21: Sena found American Football. He was the best Running Back player on their team. While in Yowamushi Pedal: Sakamichi wanted to revive the Anime club but found out he was good at cycling. Coincidental they have someone they like. Mamaru from Eyeshield 21 andMiki from Yowamushi Pedal which drives them to do better. Both series we see their team grow strong and the bonds they share.  read more
Eyeshield 21 and Yowamushi Pedal both consist of a main character, that are "weak" "nerdy" "uncool". They do so much repetitive courses that they don't even have a clue that they are amazing at it. For our Pedalist, Onoda, it is cycling. In Eyeshield, it is Sena, who runs a lot. They are both sports anime and have a lot of comedy and with different, interesting characters and their PAST.
They both have a skill that they trained since they were kids and have same personality. They both somehow forced to play sports (Sena was forced to play American football by hiruma and Sakamichi was challenged by Imaizumi to race), and later on they start to like that sport and aim to win a tournament together with their teammates.
Both are sports genre anime that don't rely on supernatural ability-like twists. They stress character development and aren't afraid to have the protagonist or protagonist's team lose in order to strengthen the plot.
Sports heavily dependent on strategy and trust in the ones on your team. Shows how your emotions can get the better of you if you don't keep yourself calm. A lot of simple mind games are played, meaning players try to read the other players actions before they do it. Because of this the games/races are very long analyzing every single play that makes a difference. Both anime are very technical
Both MCs are really good at something ( AxK survival game, YP cycling) without even realizing it. They meet good friends/teammates, which helps bring out the potential in them, which makes them strive to be the best they can be in order to thank their friends in return.
Although there are differences in the genres between these two anime, but there is a similar thing happened in the life of the main characters.
Hotaru Tachibana, the protagonist of Aoharu x Kikanjuu who never knew survival games before. However, after being introduced to the game and got invited to join a survival game team, she becomes obsessed about it. Then, Sakamichi Onoda, the protagonist of Yowamushi Pedal who at first wasn't interested in bicycle racing. But because a particular sequence of events, he was asked to join the high school cycling club. Later on, his team won the Inter High competition.
So in short, thanks to the unexpected invitations, they've found something to fight for. read more
A lot of the time the skills you gain doing one thing can be transferred and applied to do something quite different.
Agetarou finds the things he learns whilst helping to run the family tonkatsu restaurant can be directly applied to DJing; whilst, in a less drastic way, Sakamichi finds that the muscles and stamina he gained from riding a heavy bike for long distances in order to save money is invaluable in the world of competitive cross-country biking.
Both are fast-paced motivational stories with a lot of energy.
Both anime about sport, the main character wasn't interested in this their sports, but after trying it out they fell in love with it.
*Main characters wants to improve to help their team
*Both anime includes their motivation to improve
Capeta is not about cycling, but about F1 racing. But the feels and the atmosphere are the same, if not even better. Its about a boy who comes from a poor family whose dream is to become an F1 driver someday. The different stages of hardship he goes through will probably belittle what Onoda-kun went through in Yowamushi. Needless to say Capeta is much more of a serious and realistic anime. It even has its share of emotional scenes that will increase your attachment to the protagonist. If you liked Yowamushi then there is no doubt you will love Capeta. Enjoy.
ok hear me out with this: I know "Kiss him Not Me is reverse harem and yowamushi pedal has absolutely nothing to do with cutesy romance comedy stuff..... however watching this i couldn't help but think of yowamushi pedal.
For one thing the main characters are literally the same. Both of them are otakus and are trying to get their friends to watch anime. while yowamushi pedal is strongly about bicycles its actually about this lonely non athletic otaku that just wants to make friends so he can hang out and go buy anime stuff together. Well one day he meets a guy on the bicycle riding team who encourages him to join and the he finds that he enjoys riding with his friends. Kiss Him not Me to me is not only HILARIOUS but its kinda the same premise! Like yes shes an otaku but everyone but those 5 guys and her friend is mean to her because shes overweight and likes anime so definitely give Yowamushi Pedal a watch if you enjoyed Kiss Him Not Me :D  read more
I'd say that Yowamushi pedal is the Hunter x Hunter of sports anime, it has got the same attention to the details as HxH, and the battles (races, in this case) have great settings.
Each character is developed perfectly and there is no protection to the main character as we can see in many ordinary shows.
Both talks about a group of friends, that have the same passion, a sport, wanna be the best. Have that popular character good-looking that everyone wanna be, not very friendly, just wanna be better and better. And have that character with hair with a unusual color, and teeth with pointed, that everytime is challenging the other, one wanna be better then the other, looks that they are rivals, but they like each other.
The animes have more in common in the characters personalities and looking, Gray is like Imaizumi and Naruko like Natsu. Natsu and Naruko are persons a little dumb, and Imaizumi and Gray good looking, self confident, and arrogant. Both keeps fightings, are of "sides differents", but are really friends.
They share the same genre: Sports, and shounen. One series involves Tennis while the other involves Cyvling Prince of Tennis main character Ryouma was born to play Tennis and we see him challenge the best players around the world. He joins Seigaku tennis team and we see them arise to the occasion. Awesome tennis matches and characters too. In Yowamushi Pedal: Sakamichi excels at cycling and has found friends who share his dreams. We see him and his friends get better with each challenge. The only thing that similar is that in both series there is a character who thinks he knows the sport well. In Prince of Tennis: One of the first years claimed he had 2 year knowledge of tennis but later on he was all talk. I was surprised in Yowamushi Pedal that one of first year was knowledgeable and able to cycle too.  read more
If you're interested in a show about cycling, Yowamushi Pedal and the Nasu franchise are both good choices. Nasu: Summer in Andalusia is only around 45 minutes long, but it's a good watch and great for if you like competitive sports, whether or not they're the contact type. Yowamushi Pedal is also a good choice if you're looking for more material to watch, as it's a two-cour TV series.
Slam Dunk and Yowamushi Pedal aside from being sports tournament anime, both have main protagonist that doesn't know a thing about the sport they are in and needs training. Both characters develop into a formidable player as time goes by with the help of teamates. Despite the main protagonists' difference in personalities, both of these animes provide the basics of the sport (an idiot's guide), good plot and characters, music, arts and entertainment.
If you're interested in a show about cycling, Yowamushi Pedal and the Nasu franchise are both good choices. Nasu: A Migratory Bird's Suitcase is a little under an hour long, but it's a good watch and great for if you like competitive sports, whether or not they're the contact type. Yowamushi Pedal is also a good choice if you're looking for more material to watch, as it's a two-cour TV series.
Although both series' are very different in style & story, I've found myself realizing -more than a few times- that the emotional ride on which I'm taken feels very similar. The play, or balance, between gut-wrenchingly "corny" vs. heart-pounding, intense seriousness is done well in both.
-Both main characters, at first are really wimpy, not strong
-Both encounters somebody, and both the main character changes dramatically
-Both animes has a girl they like
-Difference, KHR is more of an action type, pedal is more of sports
-Both main character wimpy at first, loser.
-Both main character joins their sports, in pedal is biking, and kenichi is fighting
-Both main character has hidden talents
-Both main character encounters somebody who is strong, and gets inspired to join
-Both like girl in anime
-Kenichi is more fighting, action type, and pedal is sports