[This review applies to both YowaPeda recap movies]
Since the third season of Yowamushi Pedal is airing right now, I had decided to refresh my memory about the two last seasons and hence I watched both recap movies, Re:RIDE and Re:ROAD.
Unfortunately, many recap movies fail at summing up the story without excluding key scenes, making them feel incomplete. But unlike these movies Re:RIDE/Re:ROAD managed to keep the original feeling of the Inter Highs in only three hours, even if the source material is much, much longer. From the iconic Onoda and Tadokoro singing scene to Izumida's glorious "Andy! Frank!", it literally has everything. Even some bits
of the (many) background stories are shown.
Besides, the writers also included movie exclusive scenes involving Makishima, Onoda and Toudou in Re:RIDE and the Senpai Line of Hakone in Re:ROAD. These extra scenes reveal a little more about their relationships too. If you're a fan you will love them!
Overall, both, Re:RIDE and Re:ROAD, are decent recap movies involving the highlights of the story, as well as something new to spice it up. I think it's worth watching these recaps if you (like me) watched the anime two years ago. If your memory is still good I'd suggest to skip the recap part and just watch the movie original scenes.
Nothing gets the blood pumping like a high-intensity race, be it in a car, bike, or even mecha suit. Youthful passion and energy fuel these shows about drivers, pilots and athletes all striving for that #1 spot. As Ricky Bobby once famously said, "If you ain't first, you're last".