Ami Kurata, a first-year university student who has no athletic ability, suddenly falls in love with a folding bicycle after seeing it in front of a train station. Inspired by her newfound love, she starts saving up to buy a bicycle and to learn cycling.
You are asking yourself why road bikes are so expensive?
You are asking yourself why cyclist are wearing glasses?
You are asking yourself why cycling is so much fun?
You are asking yourself why cyclist are wearing pants with padding?
Then go ahead and go on a journey with Kurata Ami and her friends.
Kurata Ami is a total newbie in the cycling area who enrolled new into a college and wanted to try something new (which she encountered in the first 75 seconds). On this point her passion for cycling has been triggered and you're going to dive with her in this kind of water [...].
In Long Riders! you're going to see a lot of product placements, girls in thighs who are riding road bikes for fun and if you're a beginner as a cyclist you're encounter many situations, where you got the vibe "Oh, yeah. I know that feeling."
As a "Pro" Cyclist you're going to roll your eyes sometimes, but I think the anime isn't directed to these guys.
Art is poor. The first three episodes were okay so far, but in my opinion the art goes more and more down per episode.
The rides are mostly made with badly CGI and the character design looks like from K-ON ... just poorer.
The characters are in my eyes all medicore (so far). Nothing outstanding.
You got a total newbie (MC), loli tsundere, an athletic best friend, a carefree huge boobs girl and an even more athelic unknown new friend.
But Kurata Ami (MC) is in my eyes totally annoying. She fulfills the part with "newbie" perfectly, which I don't mind, but she describe almost everything as cute ... What the hell?
Sound? Well just some background music, which isn't disturbing. But nothing outstandig, where you're going to hit the searchbar and searching like a maniac for a decent download.
So maybe you're asking yourself now, why is he rating the anime mostly not very high, but enjoyed it so far?
Well because I'm a cyclist too and if you watch the anime after a hard workout or in the evening where you don't want to think hard and have a slight interest in cycling, then the anime might be something for you.
But if you're expecting an anime with thrilling sprints like in Overdrive or a lot of tongue fanservice like in Yowamushi Pedal, then you can go miss this anime.