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Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Weak Pedals
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 7, 2008 to ?
Authors: Watanabe, Wataru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion

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Score: 8.241 (scored by 2721 users)
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Ranked: #4392
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Popularity: #889
Members: 8,019
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Synopsis

Every week since fourth grade, otaku Sakamichi Onoda has cycled 45 kilometers to and from his home in Akihabara on an old, rickety utility bike—his only form of transportation. As he begins high school, Onoda hopes to make new otaku friends—something that has been missing from his school life thus far—so he can finally have someone to talk to about his hobbies. However, much to his dismay, the anime club has been disbanded.

It is then that Onoda meets fellow first-year Shunsuke Imaizumi by chance. Tall, athletic, and a cycling prodigy, Imaizumi could not be any more different from Onoda; however, after seeing Onoda's cycling on the school's infamous rear slope, Imaizumi becomes interested in his unique climbing style and sets out to challenge him to a race. This unusual encounter marks Onoda's first steps onto the road of competitive cycling.

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Background

Yowamushi Pedal won the the 39th Kodansha Manga Award alongside Nanatsu no Taizai in shounen manga category. The series has been published in English by Yen Press in 2-in-1 omnibuses since December 15, 2015.

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Apr 8, 2014
bakaburg (All reviews)
Yowamushi Pedal should become essential reading. Wonderfully written, this sports manga features a truly wide variety of characters that leave you wondering which team to root for while always essentially backing the protagonist team.

You have the protagonist of Onoda, a fellow otaku whose previous biking experience included riding a "mommy bike" solely to buy anime merchandise. He's a nerd which is commented on frequently but also just as frequently forgotten. Although he is prone to being nauseatingly optimistic at times, the character carries the story without leaving you to forget about background characters.

To some, or maybe most; the manga artwork is much too read more
Apr 27, 2014
N201_ASYLUM (All reviews)
Just today, I told my sister she had to read this manga called Yowamushi Pedal and naturally, she asked, what is it about? When I said "Cycling", she gave me an unimpressed look.

Cycling? How exciting does that really sound? In all honesty, if someone told me I had to read this AMAZING manga, that was super adrenaline pumping and awesome and had a really exciting plot and great characters, but said it was about "Cycling" I think I would put it on the waiting shelf AKA mangas-that-i-plan-to-read-but-probably-never-will.

But I still gave this a try because I happened to see some cool fanart of it and read more
Apr 7, 2013
Neon_Shadow (All reviews)
(My first review so please be lenient)

To me, this is like a hidden gem.....If you've grabbed hold of it, dont let go of it...

The story is great, it gets you pumped up without fail. One part, you may be just relaxing in your bed reading at the next you're shouting at the top of your lungs "GO! GO!". It really is very gripping. Of course though, if you dont like the shounen type of setting, I would advise you to stay away from it.

The art is just plain amazing. You may think it is too simple at the start but once it has picked up read more
Dec 22, 2016
VelocityWaffles (All reviews)
I definitely underestimated this manga when I first started, it's a story about racing bicycles so I didn't think it'd be all that exciting (wrong!) The racing scenes are fast paced, all of the characters get backstories that help explain their motivation and who they are, and the story swings back and forth from light-hearted and goofy to serious and dramatic. It's fun learning about road bikes and everything about cycling along with Onoda in the beginning and watching him grow throughout the series along with all the other riders. The funniest thing about this manga is that all of the riders have their own read more

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