Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal

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Sakamichi Onoda is a cheerful otaku looking to join his new school's anime club, eager to finally make some friends. Unfortunately, the club has been disbanded and he takes it upon himself to revive it by finding students who are willing to join. Without much luck, Onoda decides to make a round trip to Akihabara on his old, bulky city bicycle, a weekly 90-kilometer ride he has been completing since fourth grade. This is when he meets fellow first year student, Shunsuke Imaizumi, a determined cyclist who is using the school's steep incline for practice. Surprised by Onoda's ability to climb the hill with his specific type of bicycle, Imaizumi challenges him to a race, with the proposition of joining the anime club should Onoda win. And thus begins the young boy's first foray into the world of high school bicycle racing!

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English: Yowamushi Pedal
Japanese: 弱虫ペダル
Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to Jul 1, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TOHO animation, Akita Shoten
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Osamu Nabeshima – Director
Takeshi Takadera – Sound Director
Kurasumi Sunayama – Script
Ryou Tanaka – Storyboard, Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Reclimb (リクライム)” by ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D (eps 1-12)
OP2: “Yowamushi na Honoo (弱虫な炎)” by Dirty Old Men (eps 13-25)
OP3: “Be As One” by Team Souhoku (Sakamichi Onoda, Shunsuke Imaizumi, Shoukichi Naruko, Shingo Kinjou, Yuusuke Makishima, Jin Tadokoro) (eps 26-38)
ED1: “Kaze wo Yobe (風を呼べ)” by Under Graph (eps 1-12)
ED2: “I am ready” by AUTRIBE featuring Dirty Old Men (eps 13-25)
ED3: “Glory Road” by Team Hakone Gakuen (Juichi Fukutomi, Sangaku Manami, Jinpachi Toudou, Hayato Shinkai, Yasutomo Arakita, Touichirou Izumida) (eps 26-38)

Episode List

01: Because I Can Go to Akiba for Free
02: To Recruit More Members
03: I Don’t Have Any Friends
04: Naruko Shoukichi
05: The Sōhoku High School Bicycle Racing Team
06: Welcoming Race
07: I Want to Catch Up!
08: Sprint Climb!!
09: Full Power vs. Full Power
10: Peak Spider
11: Human Bullet Train!!
12: First Day of Camp!
13: Imaizumi and Naruko’s 1000km
14: Reunion at Dawn
15: Strategy
16: Breakthrough
17: Onoda in Last Place
18: All-Out Battle
19: A New Start
20: Manami Sangaku
21: Snake of the Stone Path
22: The Inter-High Begins
23: Top Sprinter!!
24: Trembling Izumida
25: Loss
26: I Can See The Sky
27: Toudou, God of the Mountains
28: 100 Man Barrier
29: The Summit
30: Arakita and Imaizumi
31: The Strong Three
32: Night of Hope
33: You Are the Princess
34: Shinkai Hayato
35: The Winner
36: Strongest and Fastest
37: Passing the Crown
38: The Soul of Sohoku
39: Road.1 Phase 49
40: Road.2 The Aces
41: Road.3 Akira
42: Road.4 Resolution
43: Road.5 The Three Kilometers to the Pharmacy
44: Road.6 Those Who Have
45: Road.7 The Pack Approaches
46: Road.8 Arakita
47: Road.9 The Fighting Dog of Kure
48: Road.10 The Domain That Lies Ahead
49: Road.11 Survival
50: Road.12 Izumida’s Pride
51: Road.13 Flat-Out Run at Lake Yamanaka
52: Road.14 The Final Strategy
53: Road.15 Naruko’s True Worth!
54: Road.16 Imaizumi the Ace!
55: Road.17 Hakone Academy #6
56: Road.18 Step by Step
57: Road.19 Sakamichi’s Role
58: Road.20 Imaizumi vs Midousuji
59: Road.21 #91
60: Road.22 Manami and Sakamichi
61: Road.23 The Promised Road
62: Road.24 Winner





A fun shounen sports series. It’s only slightly hampered by the same tropes like pacing as every other shounen sports series.


This got me to actually pick up cycling.


I love the idea of overcoming personal obstacles and competing with oneself at the highest level.


Might be repetitive, self-indulgent and poorly paced, but has enough genuine character moments and heart in its storytelling to be engaging.


Little slow at times but, has a great cast.


nice sport anime


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