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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

Statistics

Score: 8.311 (scored by 2237 users)
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Ranked: #3152
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Popularity: #850
Members: 6,571
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Synopsis

Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it's been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.

Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari–a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries–to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamchari up a steep road.

Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?

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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Characters

Onoda, Sakamichi
Onoda, Sakamichi
Main
Naruko, Shoukichi
Naruko, Shoukichi
Main
Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Imaizumi, Shunsuke
Main
Midousuji, Akira
Midousuji, Akira
Supporting
Makishima, Yuusuke
Makishima, Yuusuke
Supporting
Arakita, Yasutomo
Arakita, Yasutomo
Supporting
Manami, Sangaku
Manami, Sangaku
Supporting

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bakaburg
Apr 8, 2014
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
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N201_ASYLUM
Apr 27, 2014
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
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Neon_Shadow
Apr 7, 2013
(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
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